Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday - Summer TBR

Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is: Top Ten Summer TBR.

Considering I’m somewhat of an erratic reader, there’s no telling if I’ll read these in the order that I’m placing them below, or if something else will catch my eye and one or more will be bumped off my immediate TBR list. We’ll just have to wait and see. I’m very much a read-whatever-I’m-in-the-mood-for-at-this-particular-moment kind of gal. I might have full intentions of reading a particular book at a particular time and for whatever reason I just don’t. I have to read what I’m in the mood for at that exact moment. Or occasionally, if there’s a book I know I want to force myself through, I’ll read a chapter at a time in that book while reading something else for fun. Anyway, I’ve rambled enough. The list…

1. Bitterblue – Kristin Cashore – Got to finish the series, and I guess that'll be next up since I'm midway through Fire now.

2. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontte – My 5th and 6th grade reading teacher, affectionately referred to as “the Dragon Lady,” read Jane Eyre to our class. But I remember she said she skipped some parts. I’m not 100% which parts. And after having recently watched the movie, I was reminded that I can’t really claim to have read this particular classic, and so it’s on my TBR list. I’ve actually already started it. I’m about 3 chapters in, so I have it listed in my “currently reading” section, but as I’m not actively reading it, I figured it also counted for TBR as well.

3. Destined – PC & Kristin Cast – Ugh, honestly, it’s going to be pulling teeth for me to finish this book. This is going to be one of those that I force myself to read chapter by chapter. I’ve increasingly been frustrated with this series with the release of each new book, and this one is no different. I read chapter one, and was so annoyed I put it down with honestly little desire to ever pick it up again. I do hope to read it this summer so I can mark it off my list and move on. You might be wondering why I keep reading it if I’m so annoyed. And that my friends is called OCD. I can’t stand to abandon mid-series if it can be helped.

4. The Selection – Kiera Cass - I’ve seen good reviews on this one. Sounds pretty interesting. I’m really looking forward to reading this one. Plus I happen to be fond of the cover.

5. Hourglass – Myra McEntire – I received book 2 (Timepiece) from NetGalley to review, but I need to read book 1 first, obviously.

6. Timepiece – Myra McEntire – Ok , obvious. See above.

7. Radiant Shadows – Melissa Marr – I actually receive this one for my birthday LAST year. And I just haven’t gotten around to it. This is another set of books that have been increasingly disappointing to me. But I will press on. And Burnbury in the Stacks loves this series and this author. So maybe they get better. I’m not sure.

8. Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater – It’s no secret that I’m a Maggie Stievfater fan. Love her writing. This one hasn’t been released yet. (Release date set for Sept 18, 2012.) But I’ll probably be picking this up on the release date. Hey, that’s still summer, right? Officially anyway.

9. Hollowmen – Amanda Hocking – Plan to borrow this via my friend Paula’s kindle pretty soon. Got the first book as a free Amazon deal of the day type thing, but I’m not sure I’m invested enough to buy the 2nd one, even though it’s only currently listed at $2.99.

10. Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein – Also received via NetGalley and need to review. I’ve seen a lot of good reviews on this one, but based off the description, it sounds like something I’m not sure I’d like. But I’m willing to give it a go and see where it takes me. Besides, having low expectations is one of the best things for me, I’ve found, when it comes to how much I’ll like a book.

So that's my summer TBR list. What's yours?

22 comments:

  1. Great list! I enjoyed Bitterblue, but I'll admit I still loved Graceling more! Hourglass and Timepiece are on my list as well. So many books so little time!

    Here's my list

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    1. Graceling was definitely good. I haven't heard much about Fire so I'm almost more excited about reading it.

      Amen about so many books and so little time. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Jane Eyre is one of my favourite books! Hope you get to finish it and enjoy it :)

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    1. I remember liking it in the 5th/6th Grade, so I'm sure I'll love it even more now that I'm older. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I haven't read any of these, but they sound great. A fun summer of reading awaits.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by! I LOVED Hourglass and Timepiece. If you enjoy them, I recommend Ruby Red by Kierten Geir. I have Code Name Verity at home, I need to get to it!

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation. If I like them I'll have to check that one out.

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  5. You've got some lovely stuff here. I'm following and I'll put your blog on my sidebar so that I can remember to keep up with you. Belle

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  6. Jane Eyre is fantastic. I need to read some more Maggie Stiefvater - all I've read is The Scorpio Races, which was fantastic. I'll have to keep Raven Boys on my radar. I totally agree about reading intentions vs. what you actually end up reading, by the way. It's hard to just go through my list in order, even if I really try to. But I think that deviations from our lists sometimes make us read faster and be more interested in what we read.

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    1. I completely agree. Any time I try to force myself to read something I'm not really interested in, it takes forever. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  7. Great choices! Most of these are in my TBR ^.^
    My top Ten Tuesday; http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/06/top-ten-tuesday-summer-to-be-read.html

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    1. Thanks. And thanks for stopping by. I'll check out your list add soon as I'm able.

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  8. Great list! I'm super psyched for Bitterblue and Raven Boys too!
    And I totally understand your feelings about Destined! I practically had to force myself to finish... please just let the series end soon!

    Here’s mmy TTT

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    1. Haha...amen. I'll check out your list as soon as I'm able. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  9. Thanks for checking out my list. I'm new to your blog, too!

    I agree about Code Name Verity... I keep hearing great things about it, but am unsure it's for me. I'll probably try it out based on positive reactions though...

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. Hopefully it will be a surprisingly good read. We shall see.

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  10. I read Jane Eyre a couple of summers ago. I loved it. I may have to re-read it. Thanks for the reminder :)

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  11. I loved Graceling and Fire and I'm excited to read Bitterblue - just got a copy from the library so I'll be reading it soon too. And I've seen so much on Code Name Verity that I want to check that one out as well. Shadow and Bone is one I plan on getting to soon also. Hope you get to all your summer reads and enjoy them all :-)

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