Top Ten Tuesday

Posted June 16, 2015 by Nicky in General / 14 Comments

This week’s theme from The Broke and the Bookish is all about the summer TBR! Because I type this up in advance, I might have had chance to read some of these already, but even so, here goes a list of books I’m highly anticipating reading sometime this summer, particularly with my long flight to Canada to encourage reading time.

  1. Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli. It sounds like a lot of fun, and I picked it up recently so… why not?
  2. Dorothy Must Die, Danielle Paige. My sister made me buy this because of Ollie the educated monkey, so I’m going to have to read this soon before she kills me and pries it from my cold dead hands.
  3. The Lions of Al-Rassan, Guy Gavriel Kay. This is a reread, and I really must get round to it, because I do love GGK’s work, and I’m determined to finish rereading all of it in publication order before I finally get to read River of Stars.
  4. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield. His videos and stuff on the ISS were really cool, and generally he seems like a pretty fun guy. And I’ve had this for ages.
  5. Landline, Rainbow Rowell. Whyyy haven’t I got round to this yet?
  6. Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Recommended by someone in the Cardiff SF/F book club, and I just bought it, so hopefully I’ll get to it soon.
  7. Dreams of Gods and Monsters, Laini Taylor. High time I finished reading this trilogy, I know!
  8. The Enchantment Emporium, Tanya Huff. Not only have I got this, it’s on a list of books recommended by friends. So high time I got round to it. Which is a theme on this list, it seems…
  9. Fair Game, Josh Lanyon. Both books in this series, really. They’re fun and I don’t know why I haven’t read them already, especially since I had the second one as an ARC.
  10. The Bards of Bone Plain, Patricia McKillip. I had to pick at least one of her books. <3

What about everybody else? Are you keeping your list full of current books, or are you trying to catch up?

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14 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. The Lions of Al-Rassan is fantastic – but, then again, I’ve only read 1 GGK book that was just OK. 🙂

    I’ll be interested to see what you think of The Enchantment Emporium. Huff is a great writer, and I’ve got her latest to read/review as an Aurora Award nominee.

    • Hmm, which one was that? I’m intrigued to know if we agree…

      I do love Huff’s work. I’ve had The Enchantment Emporium on my list faaar too long. Must get round to it.

  2. I’m still battling on with unread books I’ve had on my shelves for some time but confess to borrowing library books (eg ‘The Magician King’, ‘Clariel’) for more recent stuff.

  3. Literary Feline

    What a great list! Landline is one I would like to read at some point. I recently listened to Eleanor and Park and loved it. The Bards of Bone Plain, Patricia McKillip looks so good! It’s been ages since I last read anything by Tanya Huff. I really need to get back to her stuff.

    • Patricia McKillip’s work is always gorgeous, even if I don’t 100% love the plot, so I’m looking forward to that one! And there’s just something so fun about all Rainbow Rowell’s writing.

  4. I wanted more from Dorothy Must Die, but was mostly just disappointed it wasn’t middle grade appropriate. I have a huge TBR list in Goodreads, which is nice because they will e mail me when the book is published. Have fun with the 48 HBC!

  5. majoline

    An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth and The Enchantment Emporium are both on my to-read list, as in, I actually have copies I should sit down and read, oops.

    Currently, I’m actually reading Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Montalbano series, and I just finished my reread of Diane Duane’s Young Wizards series.

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