|Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.|
Every once in a while I participate in this one when I either
1) Like the theme, and/or 2) Have the time!
This week's topic:
Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List
What books am I dying to read this summer?
...Yeah, right, like I can pick just ten? I'm going to double that. ^_^
In no particular order...
I've had an ARC of this since last fall. It's unacceptable (to me!) that I haven't read it yet. I did a good job holding off until Splash into Summer...which is soon now...so it's finally time! I need to re-read LOST VOICES and WAKING STORMS first, so those are two other titles.My Reviews Of: LOST VOICES, WAKING STORMS
2) THE KING'S GUARD by Rae Carson
My Reviews Of: THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS, THE SHADOW CATS, THE SHATTERED MOUNTAIN
3) CROWN OF MIDNIGHT by Sarah J. Maas
I'm ready to re-read THRONE OF GLASS and all four e-novellas then dive into CROWN OF MIDNIGHT, especially since I got to meet Sarah twice in the last few weeks. She's zany and great! I'm eager for this all over again!
(I was waiting to do a mini-event to review these, and it never happened...so this year! But how about an interview with Sarah J. Maas instead?)
met Kat both times I met Sarah, as well as a third time at BEA. I'm excited for this one all over again, too!
My Review Of: WHAT'S LEFT OF ME
5) SPIRIT by Brigid Kemmerer
(Again, I was waiting for an event to post reviews of these that never happened...so this year!)
I've only read two books by Holly Black, WHITE CAT and RED GLOVE (I still need to re-read them and read BLACK HEART!), but I've enjoyed what I read. The ARCs for THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLD TOWN were highly buzzed about and coveted at BEA. I don't even know what it's about, but I have an e-ARC courtesy of Edelweiss and I can't wait to read it!
Another one I've been coveting for a long time and even pre-ordered. I'm hoping to read it this weekend since I'm going to see Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM on Friday. I'll be in the mood for this then, right??
My Reviews Of: THE MOCKINGBIRDS, THE RIVALS
11) HERO by Alethea Kontis
I loved ENCHANTED and have been really eager for HERO! I didn't have time to make the signing line at BEA, but scored one of the last copies at the Bloomsbury booth later in the day. My only regret? Not getting to meet Alethea!My Review Of: ENCHANTED
12) THE STORYTELLER by Jodi Picoult
My Reviews Of: HOUSE RULES, BETWEEN THE LINES
13) SCORCHED by Mari Mancusi
I don't always like dragon books, but this one sounds amazing! I had it on my list before hitting up BEA, then wanted it even more after hearing Mari talk at the Teen Author Carnival. I was third in line to snag a copy and meet Mari at the Sourcebooks Booth! I'm really excited for this one!
A title I never heard about before BEA. The title caught my eye first. The synopsis sounds like a fun fantasy that will be easy to fall into. I'm really excited to read this. I was shocked at how small Cathryn Constable's signing line was because the title sounded so great and was a huge poster over at the Scholastic Booth. Then again, I'm also a little glad because I chose to wait at the Sourcebooks Booth for Mari Mancusi's SCORCHED first and if both lines had been long, I wouldn't have made it!
15) BOUNDLESS by Cynthia Hand
My Reviews Of: UNEARTHLY, HALLOWED, RADIANT
I've wanted this since the moment I saw the cover online and realized it was mythology-based. Kendare Blake is really lucky in the cover department. She always has the best covers that just make you stare. I've been lucky enough to have an e-ARC for a few months now, but haven't had time to dig in!
(Why did I never review DEFIANCE? Look for one after my re-read!)
18) CONJURED by Sarah Beth Durst
My Reviews Of: ICE, ENCHANTED IVY, DRINK, SLAY, LOVE
I have a confession: I have never read this series. I pre-orderd HOURGLASS back in 2011 because it sounded good and the cover was amazing. When I finally had time to read it, TIMEPIECE was out. I bought that, too, but decided to wait until all three books were out. I do that sometimes, especially when I hear--or know--there are bad cliffhangers, or that I won't have a lot of time to re-read prior books first. I have a couple of sequels sitting here that I haven't had time for yet (APOLLYON by Jennifer Armentrout, THE ESSENCE by Kimberly Derting) that I'm desperate to read, but not sure I'll have time to re-read when the next book comes out later this year...so I might as well wait, right?
My Review Of: WARPED
What books are YOU planning to read this summer?
What must-read did I forget?