Top Ten Tuesday – My Summer TBR List 2015

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR List 2015

This week’s list includes new titles and backlist titles that I’m looking forward to reading over the summer months. I’m working full-time, so I don’t get any extra time off as such, but I don’t have any studying or courses planned for the rest of the year, so hopefully that means I get a little more reading time? As long as I can stay away from Netflix that is. In the past (you can check out my TTT for summer 2014 here) I’ve based my summer TBR on new releases only, and I therefore suck at getting around to reading them all. The perils of being a mood reader.

TTT TBR Summer Reads 2015

1. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee: I only just read To Kill A Mockingbird recently, and in case you haven’t already heard me gush about it, I LOVED it. I’m so, so glad I finally got around to reading it, and I can’t wait for the sequel. I had such a soft spot for Scout, her inquisitive and tomboyish nature just spoke to me. I can’t imagine why…

2. A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin:

The Money Pit Gif

This gif is from The Money Pit, if you haven’t seen The Money Pit, what have you done with your life?!

Yea, I know. This one is ambitious. It was ambitious before I became a blogger, but more so now because it’s going to take a while to read. The Song of Ice and Fire series is huge, and I went on a sale-binge and bought 7 of them. And I’ve yet to read any of them. I’m so afraid of epic fantasy. All of my friends love the TV show, and I’ve held off watching it for so long wanting to read them first (and being afraid of the TV show too if I’m honest). Loads of spoilers last night on social media though, so yea, thanks for that.

3. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi: I’ve had this trilogy for the longest time already and I’ve never picked them up, even though I hear nothing but good things about it. This summer. It is time.

4. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson: I’ve just finished The Sky Is Everywhere (review to follow) after being recommended it LOADS, and I have some mixed feelings about it. I did enjoy how the story was told, and its nuances (it’s the only way I can think of describing it, it was… different). I’ve heard equally great things about I’ll Give You The Sun, if not better, so I’m looking forward to this one.

5. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell: I was going through my Goodreads TBR list when I was compiling my TTT post, and this one jumped out at me. It’ll be my first David Mitchell, but this book was so outstandingly beautiful that I paid full price for it in hardback. And I NEVER do that. Here’s hoping it’s worth it!

TTT TBR Summer 2015 Reads

6. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales: I picked this up in a sale The Book People were doing, and then heard the rave reviews. I didn’t have high expectations for it, and now I do, so I’m hoping the hype doesn’t kill it for me. I’ve also seen Sales’ new release, Tonight The Streets Are Ours, doing the rounds, and with titles like that she’ll suck me in every time.

7. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: I can whole-heartedly blame Brandie for this purchase. There’s not many historical fiction I’ve seen her love, but she LOVED this. And, yes, OK I’ve seen some other rave reviews too… But it’s all her fault, I’m telling you! I wouldn’t have ordinarily picked this one up, so I’m curious to see what it’s like.

8. Storm Glass by Maria V Snyder: I’ve seen a lot of bloggers rave about this series, and they usually say if you like Throne of Glass then you’ll love this. Well. I LOVE Throne of Glass, so this has become a series I have to get to, and soon.

9. Anything by Katie McGarry: I’ve only read two McGarry books so far, Pushing the Limits and Dare You To, and I really, really enjoyed them. Which means it makes no sense that I own three more books by her but I haven’t picked them up yet… I keep threatening to (I’m in the middle of one as we speak!), and this summer is when it’ll happen. I can feel it!

10. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger: Another thing I keep threatening to do is reread. This really is wishful thinking. But I’m ever hopeful.

Do you think the fact I already own these books (except #1), will mean I’m more likely to actually read my planned TBR? Probably not… Which books are you looking forward to this summer?

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34 Responses

  1. Some good books on here this week, and some that I need to read and just haven’t. I agree with you about Game of Thrones it’s a hard book to commit to because it does take a while to read, it is a fantastic book though, I’ve only gotten halfway through book 3 of the series and I stalled though. I may have to try again, but there is so much going on with all the storylines going on.

    I can say that Nowhere But Here, This Song Will Save Your Life and Spy Glass are all great books, though. If you’re reading Spy Glass have you read the Study Series, that’s sort of a prequel series to it but follows different characters. It’s one of my favourites.


  2. Netflix is a killer of reading time! I spent probably three hours last night on Netflix instead of reading and work. I have yet to read To Kill A Mockingbird, but I think I may pick it up in conjunction with Go Set a Watchman to read them one after another instantly.
    Under The Never Sky is one I need to get too soon also, because I was so desperate to read it during the time when the hype was buzzing around it!
    I need to get onto the Jandy Nelson bandwagon. I enjoyed Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry and I am planning on re-reading it!
    Great list. xoxo


      1. I see where you’re coming from. Her writing is a bit daunting sometimes, and it doesn’t work for some. I am a fan of pretty proses, but I can smell the trying hards from a mile away. Lol.


  3. Kathy

    I am so excited about Watchman that I’m terrified I’ll be disappointed; I’ve really built it up in my mind. I LOVE The Time Traveler’s Wife – one of my all time favorites.

    That scene from Money Pit cracks me up every time. That must be one of the longest laughs in history! lol


  4. Brandie

    Bahahahaha *evil laugh*. I don’t feel bad in the least bit because you’re going to LOVE The Nightingale. I can’t wait for you to read it!!

    I started Nowhere But Here but got distracted. I need to revisit it sometime.

    YES TO I’ll GIVE YOU THE SUN!!! Babes and Books feature!!!

    Good luck with Game of Thrones. I cringe at that page count. LOL. 😉



  5. Netflix is so addicting, isn’t it? I’ve pretty much stopped watching tv at all –it’s such a time suck. I’d rather read 🙂

    Like you, I’m super stoked for GO SET A WATCHMAN. I also love the Never Sky series and THE NIGHTINGALE. I’ve read THE TIME TRAVELLER’S WIFE, but it’s been a loooonnnnggg time. Probably due for a re-read.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!



  6. The only one on your TBR I’ve read is Under the Never Sky. Which, by the way, is one of the BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ IN ALL MY YEARS. Also, I’ve heard soo many good things about This Song Will Save Your Life…I hope you love them all to pieces 😀
    Jackie @ No Bent Spines


  7. I started the Song of Ice and Fire series last year, and am really enjoying it so far! I’m not a hugely confident fantasy reader (I get confused easily, especially when the premise is too far-fetched and complex). I have watched the TV show, and I found that having the visual image of the character and the storyline in my head really helped. George R.R. Martin’s world is very complex with a HUGE cast of characters. I found that I understood more about the intricacy of the plot after reading the books. It was almost like watching a movie, or reading a book, a second time through — you pick up on things that you missed the first time. When you do embark on this journey, I hope that you enjoy the ride!


  8. I did the exact same thing with A Song of Ice and Fire, I bought every single book and I have still only read one of them. They are just so big, and the writing is so tiny and they are just so DAUNTING!!!!!!!!! I loved This Song Will Save Your Life and the Under the Never Sky series. I REALLY NEED TO REREAD THE TIME TRAVELLER’S WIFE! I LOVE THAT BOOK!!!!


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