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Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR List

June 18, 2013

Top  Ten Tuesday is hosted over at Broke and the Bookish. This week it’s all about narrowing down your TBR list to 10 reads for the summer.


Alright, so, my Goodreads To-Read shelf has about a million books. It was hard to narrow my TBR list down to 10, but I did it!

1. The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon: Mystery, murder, and “the dark side of adolescent friendship.” I’m writing a book with similar themes, and can’t wait to give this book a go.

2. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers: Medieval female assassin school? Sign me up.

3. Embassytown by China Miéville: My introduction to Miéville was Perdido Street Station. From the first paragraph, I was blown away by the intricacy and grimy beauty of his writing. Can’t wait to get my hands on this.

4. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn: I jumped on the Gone Girl bandwagon a while back, and am not sorry. A friend recommended Dark Places to me and told me I’d like it better than Gone Girl. We’ll see.

5. Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint: Gimme more urban fantasy please.

6. Red Horse by Alex Adams: Ok, I’ve gotta come clean that I’m unreasonably psyched for this book. It’s second in a trilogy, the first being White Horse, which made my list of all-time favorite books. It releases August 20.

7. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell: I first heard about this short story collection on NPR. Couldn’t get the hilarious image of vampires sucking on lemons out of my head.

8. The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett: I’m ashamed to admit that the only Pratchett I’ve read is Good Omens — and only then because I’m obsessed with Neil Gaiman. I’m seeking to remedy that this summer.

9. Fledgling by Octavia Butler: A non-traditional vampire book and a female protag who isn’t white.

10. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut: Another of those “I’m ashamed I haven’t already read this” books.

What’s on your TBR list this summer?


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One Comment
  1. China Miéville is the best, Embassytown isn’t my favourite of his books but it’s up there!

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