Monday, June 17, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Read This Summer

The theme for this week's Top Ten Tuesday link-up at The Broke and the Bookish is the top 10 books on your summer to-be-read list. There are several new releases I'm excited to delve into (though there are even more coming up this fall!) and I've also got a few older books to check out this summer too.
The fourth installment in the Robert Langdon series came out in May. I put it on hold at the library a while ago and I'm thrilled that it's ready to be picked up this week! I've read all of Dan Brown's books and I'm sure this one will be a page-turner just like the rest!

Janet Evanovich is one of my favorite authors and I'm looking forward to the first book in her new series, co-authored with "Monk" writer Lee Goldberg. Incidentally, this book comes out today.

I really loved Jeanette Walls' "Half Broke Horses" (read my review here -- it got a very rare 5 stars!) and I'm excited to read her new book, which was released last Tuesday.

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I'm a huge fan of Donna Andrews' cozy mystery series. Her latest book comes out in July. (Read my review of the most recent book in the Meg Langlsow series here.)
"Where'd You Go, Bernadette" caught my eye back when I worked at the library in Hawaii. I finally checked it out while I was at work (at my new library) over the weekend.

Judging from the past few weeks of Top Ten Tuesday link-ups, I'm the only person on the planet who hasn't read the YA romance "Anna and the French Kiss." (Hopefully its popularity means that it's a great read!) So I also grabbed this while I was at work Saturday. Working at a library has its perks!
"The Bone Season," which comes out in August, is getting some major hype and will supposedly be beloved by fans of Deborah Harkness. The first in a series, the book is set in 2059 and involves supernatural elements.

One of my good friends from Hawaii read this YA dystopian series and really enjoyed it. I finally decided to check it out, and I've got the first book, "Matched," on hold at the library.

This novel takes place in 1920s New York City.

The next book in Philippa Gregory's historical Cousins' War series comes out in July. 
I couldn't limit myself to 10!
#11: I just finished reading Jojo Moyes' "Me Before You" and absolutely loved it. It was the best book I've read this year for sure! So I was thrilled to see Moyes released a new book last summer, "The Girl You Left Behind." Hopefully it will be just as riveting, enthralling and fascinating as "Me Before You"!


  1. I keep seeing The Bone Season today. Maybe I need to add it to my list too!

  2. The Girl You Left Behind is one of my favourite novels, I hope you enjoy it too! :)

    My (first!) TTT

    1. Gah! This book came out LAST summer! Guess I need to read my dates more carefully. ;) I'm glad you loved it -- I'll look forward to reading it soon!

  3. Where'd You Go Bernadette is a great read! I hope you enjoy it.

  4. I have The Heist on my TBR Wishlist. Great list of books.

  5. From a major Anna and the French Kiss fan(I've read it 5 times in 3ish years), READ IT! It's such a feel good book.

    My TTT List

  6. Nice list! I've only read one of your picks -- MATCHED -- but I really enjoyed it. Haven't gotten to the sequels yet, though.

    Happy TTT!

  7. I was reduced to tears during Me Before You (you can see my review here:, so I'll definitely have to check out her other book. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  8. Anna and the French Kiss was a very sweet book; I ended up strongly disliking Matched because the characters and the slowness, but maybe you'll enjoy it more. :D

  9. Anna & the French Kiss is also on my TBR at some stage list- I keep coming across it in these Top Ten Tuesday lits so it got added to the pile. :)


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