The Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR


Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is “Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR”. Of course, it’s nearly summer here — as I write this it’s 9.30 in the evening and I still have the airconditioner running. Ick.

Whatever hemisphere you’re in, these are the books I want to read in the next three months, in no particular order.

EndsingerJayKristoffEndsinger by Jay Kristoff. (Feudal Japanese Steampunk) Book three in The Lotus Wars trilogy, this comes out TOMORROW, you guys! Aaaah. Although I’ve heard it’s very, very sad. I did buy a Costco-sized bulk box of tissues the other day, so I’m prepared!

Allegiant by Veronica Roth. (Dystopian) Controversial, I know; I loved the first two in the trilogy but heard the fuss about the third one and never bought it. A friend has now loaned it to me so I can read it and see for myself.

AutumnBonesAutumn Bones by Jacqueline Carey. (Urban fantasy) Book two in the Agent of Hel series. I was waiting for the paperback to come out and it has. Finally. Hardcovers should be banned, you guys!

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. (Urban fantasy) Another book where I loved the first one in the series and was waiting for the paperback. Although fortunately I didn’t discover the series until a while after it came out, or I’d have had even longer to wait.

TheColdestGirlInColdtownThe Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. (Dystopian/paranormal) I’ve never read anything by Ms Black but this one looks good. Vampires feature heavily, I gather.

The Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon. (Urban fantasy/PNR?) I think this was on my actual winter TBR but I never quite got there. I will read it in the next three months, you guys. Hold me to that.

TheAlchemystThe Alchemyst by Michael Scott. (Urban fantasy) Because there aren’t enough blokes on my TBR. And because I bought it second-hand on impulse and the cover is pretty.

Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris. (Urban fantasy) The last of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, which I haven’t quite gotten around to reading yet. I don’t have very strong feelings about where Sookie should end up romantically, so I expect to enjoy it.

TheWildGirlThe Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth. (Historical fantasy) This is the story of the girl who told the Grimm Brothers all the fairytales they became famous for. I gather it’s based on a true person. And Kate Forsyth rocks. Yay!

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kawaga. (Urban fantasy) I liked the first one in the series — see my last review — and since I “accidentally” bought the entire series as a boxed set, I might as well…

8 Comments on “The Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR”

  1. The Dream Thieves is incredible! I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. And I enjoyed The Alchemist as well. I’ve read quite a lot of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, except for the last two or three I think. I don’t know whether I’ll ever get around to reading them. I loved the first ones but by the 11th or something, I didn’t enjoy them as much anymore. I thought Allegiant was quite good actually -although it is hard to tell the difference between Four’s POV and Tris’ POV.

    The Coldest Girl on Coldtown in on my to-read list too! I’ve never heard of the Wild Girl but it sounds amazing. The girl who told the Grimm brothers the fairy tales? I want to read that too.

    Great list!

  2. Great list. I loved The Dream Thieves and am excited to start Blue Lily, Lily Blue. The Achemyst is also great and complicated, weaving together so many mythologies. Happy reading!

  3. Sure rub it in that you have to have air conditioning on. My sister does the same thing. I’m freezing!

    I did the same thing with Allegiant. What a great list! I have up Sookie Stackhouse books somewhere around four. I have to start the Iron Fey series! I got the Alchemyst the same way!

  4. Love your list 🙂 I’ve been meaning to read Holly Black for so long!
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

  5. hiraethin says:

    I don’t know most of these authors. I have taken a shine to Holly Black’s work, though – I read everything of hers I can get. That one is good, though not my favourite.

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