Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR

Posted June 16, 2015 by Pixie in Kara, Pixie, Top Ten Tuesday / 18 Comments

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic: Our Summer TBR Lists


Summer is perfect for a lot of extra reading, if you ask me, and this week the topic is having us consider our TBR piles (the never-ending things they are!) and what we’ll be trying to pick up over the season. 😀

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Kara’s Picks:

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Lair of Dreams (Libba Bray): I’ve been wanting to read the next book in this series for so long! I finally have an e-ARC. Yeehawwww!

Uprooted (Naomi Novik): So much buzz surrounding this one and literally everyone that has read it liked it. Most even loved it. It is high time I pick this one up.

The Raven Boys (Maggie Stiefvater): Uhhhhh, it’s about time I find out what all the fuss over this series is about!

Eon (Alison Goodman): Gosh, this has been sitting on my shelves forever. I’ve wanted to read this for just about as long but I’ve never been able to find the time. That is about to change.

Sunrise (Mike Mullin): Playing ARC catch-up basically. I liked the first two books of this series and I really want to get caught up and get this off my list.

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Pixie’s Picks:

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The Raven Boys (Maggie Stiefvater): I read this as an e-arc waaay back, but it didn’t work out too well at the time and have been meaning to get around with a proper re-read. Definitely looking forward to it!

The Duff (Kody Keplinger): This has been sitting on my shelf for quite some time. I love the way it sounds, I just needed to be in the mood I think. I’m kind of picky with contemps. But with the recent movie & all the previews I have been side-eyeing it a lot more. I want to watch the movie so bad, except I want to read the book first. (wah wah, booknerd problems)

Seraphina (Rachel Hartman): I bought this book on a whim earlier this year even after hearing some mixed reviews. Some of my favorite reviewers hated it. Some loved it. I think the premise sounds interesting and I’ve been on a high fantasy kick lately so I wanted to give it a try. And that absolutely gorgeous cover just keeps calling my name.

A Darker Shade of Magic (Victoria Schwab): Seriously? This is one book I’ve heard about from everyone pretty much, and it’s been nothing but good things. I keep meaning to sit down and start it but I’ve fallen behind on other things needing to be caught up on first. I’m getting to it soon!

Revolution (Jennifer Donnelly): I love love love historical fiction. I just have a hard time finding good historical fiction. So I’m really curious about this one!


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Are there any particular genres you find yourself drawn to during summer? Do you read more in this season? What’s on your list to read/definite must-reads you want to get off that TBR shelf the next few months?

18 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR

  1. Ah… you’ve got a great list here. I can vouch for quite a few of these books, but especially adore The Raven Boys, Darker Shade of Magic and The DUFF. Liar of Dreams is on my TBR pile for now so that I can have it read for review. And how could I have missed Uprooted. I really want to read that one since it’s been rec’d to me so much! ~Beth @ Perpetual New Girl
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  2. 2. Uprooted: I’ve been DYING to read this book, too! For some reason I didn’t hear about it until recently, but all the reviews I’ve read about it have all been so positive and how am I supposed to resist an awesome-sounding fantasy that everyone seems to love?! Really hoping you enjoy this one, Kara!

    3. The Raven Boys: I have only one word — LOVE. I haven’t read Blue Lily, Lily Blue yet, but the first two books in this series were absolutely magical. Especially The Dream Thieves. The intricacy of the plot, the originality, the characters… everything is so perfectly done that it makes up for the many slow moments in the books.

    7. The DUFF: Downloaded a copy of this from NetGalley when it was up for a free read, but haven’t gotten to it yet, oops. xD Like you, I wasn’t really planning on reading it until the movie came out, and apparently the author wrote it when she was, like, eighteen? So I’m pretty curious!

    8. Seraphina: The cover is beautiful and yeah, kind of wary about the mixed reviews but on the whole it sounds epic. I mean, people who can turn into dragons! It’s like shapeshifting in the coolest way. *O*

    9. A Darker Shade of Magic: Argh, it’s embarrassing but I haven’t read anything by Victoria Schwab even though I have a copy of Vicious on my shelf right now. Can’t wait to get started on it, but it’ll have to wait until I get to my older books first, haha. Here’s hoping we both enjoy her books!
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  3. I’ve seriously got to get my hands on Uprooted. So much hype! Kind of thinking I’d like to let it die off first so I’m not gravely disappointed. 🙂
    A Darker Shade is high up on my TBR too.. I have yet to read anything by Schwab but have heard wonderful things about all her books. Thinking this might be the first one I read though!
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    • Same! I might read it secretly though. And if I start loving it then I will go public. LOL.

      Schwab is pretty amazing. I have read two of her books and they were fabulous! Her writing is epic.

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