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.
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:
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!
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?