I love Top Ten Tuesday. While I should really be putting more effort into coming up with blog posts on every other day of the week, I love the interactive nature of this meme (do we call this a meme?). I love clicking random links and seeing what other people are reading. I love commenting on the lists I see and adding new books to my “to-read” list on Goodreads.
This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday (courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish, as always) is Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR List. I scoured my “to-read” list to find the 10 books I’m most keen to read. You’ll notice it’s a lot of YA. I love YA, but the library I’ve been going to has the dinkiest little YA section, so I haven’t been reading much of it. I need to start requesting books from other libraries.
1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
This was on everybody’s list a few weeks ago when the Top Ten Tuesday topic was about film adaptations of books. Clearly it’s something I need to get my hands on. The Goodreads blurb is vague, so all I know about it so far is that it involves lady pilots during WWII. But that’s really all I need to know, to be quite honest.
2. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
I love memoirs, especially in the summer. I just finished You Deserve a Drink by Mamrie Hart this week (it’s every bit as weird and hilarious as I expected), so I’m in the mood for another book of essay stories. Plus, I’m honored that this book came out on my birthday.
3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I had no idea who Sarah J. Maas was about a month ago, but everybody’s been raving about her books. She resurfaces later in this list, but I want to start with her first series. Plus, I’m intrigued by the female assassin main character. Just give me all of the fierce YA heroines.
4. Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
I’m not big on horror movies, but I have heard good things about this book. I’m a fan of anything with an innovative concept or execution. I’m sure this will scare the pants off me, but I’m too curious to leave it alone.
5. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
This book has such good buzz and the concept is right up my alley. A retelling of One Thousand and One Nights sounds amazing and I’m fully prepared to love Shahrzad as a character.
6. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This book won’t even come out until September but I’m SO PUMPED. The synopsis calls it a medieval fantasy Ocean’s Eleven and it’s hard for me to think of something more beautiful than that description. I love stories about teams with complementing skills. I need this book immediately.
7 & 8. Looking for Alibrandi & Ferragost by Melina Marchetta
I’m so sorry. I promise I’ll stop writing about Melina Marchetta some day, but today is not that day. I know it’s hard to believe because I’m so obsessed, but I haven’t actually read all of her books. I’ve found Looking for Alibrandi and Ferragost to be elusive, so my goal for the summer is to track them down and read these last two works.
9. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
From what I can tell, fae/faerie stories are pretty popular, but I haven’t had any experience with them. Hopefully the illustrious Maas will be a good introduction for me.
10. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I chose both Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows when jotting down my list and I didn’t realize until this moment that they’re written by the same author. She must be good! This is another book found from a past Top Ten Tuesday. And that cover is just glorious.
I can’t wait to see what other bloggers are excited about, though my currently 232-book-long list doesn’t need any new additions.