Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR List

June 18, 2013 Top Ten Tuesday 17


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the awesome people at The Broke and Bookish, who love lists as much as I do!

Top ten books I probably won’t read this summer because I put them on this list.

I feel like making these seasonal TBR lists are the kiss of death for me. Each time I get worse and worse with actually reading the books on the list. I finished three books from my Spring TBR list (finished the third one on Sunday!). Three of the books from my Spring TBR list are repeats for summer (TTEN, Boundless and Pivot Point).

Veronica Rossi Through the Ever NightCynthia Hand BoundlessHelter SkelterKasie West Pivot Point

1. Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

I was DYING to read this when it was released but I waited to buy it until I went to a signing and since then it’s been just chilling on my shelf.

2. Boundless by Cynthia Hand

I started Requiem and couldn’t get into so I’ve been putting off the end of the Unearthly series because I’m just a little bit scared.

3. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry

This one is a bit of a cheat because I’m selecting it for our August book club book, but that’s not going to stop me from putting it on this list.

4. Pivot Point by Kasie West

Love the cover. Love what it’s about. I must make time for this one.

Jennifer Doktorski Summer FlamesKhaled Hosseini Kite RunnerElizabeth Norris Unbreakable

5. How My Summer Went Up In Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Looks like the perfect summer read!

6. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

I’ve always wanted to read this one, but I’ve yet to make the time. I have it on reserve from the library and it looks like it should come in in July.

7. Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris

Preordered this one and it’s still sitting on my shelf.

Kiera Cass The EliteSophie Kinsella Wedding NightKate Brian Shadowlands

8. The Elite by Kiera Cass

See #7.

9. Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

I pretty much love all her books so I’m super excited about this one.

10. Shadowlands by Kate Brian

Honestly, I can’t remember what this one is about anymore, I just remember that I want to read it.

What books are on your Summer TBR list?


17 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR List”

  1. Petty Witter

    Great selection. I know just what you mean about the ‘kiss of death syndrome’ as the same condition happens to me when it comes down to award winning books, 9 out of 10 of which I’ll read wondering what all the fuss was about.
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  2. Jessie Marie

    I was just thinking how Pivot Point needed to be on my list, yet it didn’t make the cut. And yes, you should read Kite Runner. One of my favorite lines from a book (ever) is in that one. Shadowlands rocks and you should DEFINITELY read it without rereading the synopsis. Gah, so much good on your list. I feel so behind! : )
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  3. Jen

    Are we the same person? Under The Never Sky was hands-down the best book I read in 2012 and I looked forward to the release of Through The Ever Night for months. I pre-ordered it, received it on release day, and it’s been languishing with my other highly anticipated, unread books for ages now. I don’t know why but this seems to happen to me quite a lot when it comes to sequels. It’s partially because I would like to re-read the first novel of the series before reading the second and I have to make time for that, but I also think it’s partially because I’m afraid it can’t possibly live up to how much I loved the first novel in the series. *Sigh* Sounds like I need a little book therapy!

    Helter Skelter is one of the best non-fiction books I’ve ever read. I read it a number of years ago and much of its content still haunts me to this day. Bugliosi writes in a really exciting, accessible way, and his personal investment and experience with the crime and subsequent trial really make that book what it is. I really hope you enjoy it, too!
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  4. Rebecca

    I’m about a hundred pages into Unbreakable so far, and it’s really good! Through the Ever Night was just an amazing book, can’t wait for the third one. I also really enjoyed Pivot Point. Awesome list!
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  5. Courtney

    I actually loved the Kite Runner but it was a hard book to get through. I read it the first time about 5 years ago and reread it about a year ago. It has a lot of depth and heart to it. My book club read it a year ago and had some great conversations from it.
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