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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Summer TBR List

Hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish, this weekly meme features the books on my summer “to be read” list. Let’s be honest, book bloggers and avid readers always seem to have an abundance of lists going on. Whether they are written in journals, on a spreadsheet, added to Goodreads or on scraps of paper all over the house, book lists are fun to have. But mine seems to grow instead of being conquered. One book has been carried over from my Spring TBR list as well as four from my beach bag list but I’ve added a few new ones that caught my eye. I’m trying to feature more books already released for those who don’t have access to future releases. But stay tuned to each new month where I will list new and upcoming books you don’t want to pass up.

Summer TBR List

Carried over from other Top Ten Tuesday Lists (which WILL be read this summer because I love these authors and I was fortunate to receive galleys at BEA):

One Plus One (July 1)  Jojo Moyes

Landline (July 8) by Rainbow Rowell

Bad Feminist (August 5) -by Roxane Gay

Belzhar (September 30) -by Meg Wolitzer


Books that caught my attention or recommended by friends and are available NOW for your reading pleasure:

The Farm by Tom Rob Smith  (During one of those times when a book synopsis jumped out at me while wasting time on Goodreads)

Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood (Recommended by the lovely Shannon at River City Reading)

The Possibilities  by Kaui Hart Hemmings (Once again browsing on GR and it was listed in the “Readers Also Enjoyed” section after reading Cutting Teeth. I also really enjoyed The Descendants, the movie version, which she originally wrote as a book)

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast (This is a phrase said more often than not when spending time with my lovely family. Don’t you just love the title? I am trying to read more Graphic Novels and the fact that this is also a memoir peaked my curiosity. It was also on Kirkus’ “9 Writers At The Top Of Their Game” list)

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (It was the Newbery Medal winner for 2013 and my daughter and I just started this one. It’s really great so far and one of those feel good animal stories with touches of fantasy. And a Gorilla narrates!)

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Marquez (I am excited to have been asked to facilitate a new book club at my library and this is the first book on the list for September. It was on my Spring TBR list and on my radar for way too long. I also hear that it’s not one of the easiest reads so I better get started soon!)

What’s on your summer reading list? Any carry over books that didn’t get tackled from previous lists? Any new ones?






20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Summer TBR List

  1. Great list! I’m looking forward to reading Landline, and I’m also interested in Mrs. Hemingway after reading a couple of positive reviews of it.

  2. I am intrigued by The Farm and Bad Feminist. The Possibilities is a good pick for summer. I mixed up my list so it has some new books, some old ones that have been hanging around forever, and even one I started long ago and never finished.

  3. Great list. I’m almost finished with “The Farm” and that book is flying by. I forgot about “Bad Feminist” but I didn’t pick up an ARC of that at BEA. I know I’ll buy it anyways… but maybe not this summer.

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