Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR Books

This list prompt from The Broke and the Bookish kinda cracks me up this time because pretty much every book here on my shelves is on my summer TBR list...wouldn't it be nice to take the whole summer and just read them all? Yes. But no, it can't happen. So, here are the ten that seem to have floated their way to the top of the pile, and the ones I especially hope to get to sometime this summer.

Top Ten Summer TBR Books

1.Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale.. my first egalley book and I can't wait to read and review it for Utah Book Month in August!
2. Witch Song by Amber Argyle.. another Utah author whose book I hope to read for August
3. Lady Susan by Jane Austen... I think there are plans afoot to have a sort of Jane Austen month in July for book club to catch up on any non-read Jane Austen books... I'm going to do this more obscure one.
4. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare... this is the first book of the other Cassandra Clare series, right? I've heard about some dude named Will and I'm curious to meet him.
5. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne... my newly acquired book that everyone seems to be raving about so let's read it!
6. Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens... I was pondering a read along for this book that I've been wanting to re-read forever... anyone interested?
7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor... I hear this one's good! :) So, what am I waiting for, right?
8. Still hoping to fit in that next Odd Thomas book by Dean Koontz... Forever Odd perhaps it is?
9.Also in August, I plan to re-read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, with the book club. It will be my at least third time, maybe more, through that book.
10.The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima... I just feel the need to add this one to the list. We'll see... we'll see.

How about you? What's on your list? Is there anything on my list you think I should go for first, without any further delay?


  1. I loved the daughter of smoke and Bone. I need to read Palace of stone too.

  2. What a wonderful list! Some which I have been inspired to read over this coming holiday.

    I have to say I have started stacking my books on top of my book shelf now; I have collected so many fantastic books...

    I feel that "Chocolat by Joanne Harris" should be on the summer book list. Such a nice light read. :)

    Thank you for the great post.
    And your super blog!

  3. Great list! I also want to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone...

  4. I just finished Monument 14 and really enjoyed it! Great list!


  5. Holy Canoli, your list looks so fun! I am especially loving the Shannon Hale that you got your hands on. Jealousy....

    I am laughing at the fact that everything on your shelf is your TBR list. So is mine, but my pile has morphed into 4 piles and is in danger of tipping over. Where, oh where will I ever find the time to read them all?? And still I keep adding to the pile. Houston, we do have a problem!

    Stay cool - I hear the heat has arrived!

  6. I've had Daughter of Smoke and Bone on my TBR shelf for months. I don't know why I haven't picked it up yet because I've heard so many good things. Great list!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  7. Great choices! I can't wait to read Castle of Stones myself! And I really hope you enjoy Clockwork Angel! I might like that series just a teensy bit more than TMI!

    Here’s mmy TTT

  8. Lady Susan? I haven't read that Austen book either. I look forward to hearing what you think of it, Suey!

  9. Oh dear, we were going to maybe read a Jane Austen book weren't we? Hmmm, now I need to squeeze that in.

    BTW, Forever Odd is the second Odd Thomas book. I hope you can get to it and that you like it. I'm worried. It's my favorite.

  10. Have a terrific summer of reading! I haven't read Lady Susan either. I'll have to look into that one. Would love for you to stop by and check out my Top Ten :)

  11. I would be tempted to re-read A Tale of Two Cities, my favorite Dickens, but just cannot manage it right now. It really is a wonderful story though.

    I have the 3rd and 4th book of the Ender series sitting on my shelves and I would like to get to at least one of them sometime soon, but I can say that about 100's of books on my shelves!!!



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