Monday, June 16, 2014

Top 10 Books on My Summer TBR List

Hello and happy Tuesday! I'm super-excited about this week's prompt for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish:

Top 10 Books on My Summer TBR List

There are so many amazing-sounding books I'm looking forward to reading in the next few months! Most are already out, a few will be released soon. Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

This is my favorite trilogy ever and I can't wait for the conclusion! It involves vampires, time travel, England, France, academics, science, history, romance... Oh, it's the best! Here's my review of the first book.

From the Goodreads summary:
In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the "great green room" might have come to be. June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby’s estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children’s bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amidst the store’s papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown—and steps into the pages of American literature.

From the Goodreads summary:
'Elizabeth is missing' reads the note in Maud's pocket in her own handwriting, and the one on the wall. Maud's been getting forgetful. She keeps buying peach slices when she has a cupboard full, forgets to drink the cups of tea she's made and writes notes to remind herself of things. But Maud is determined to discover what has happened to her friend, Elizabeth, and what it has to do with the unsolved disappearance of her sister Sukey, years back, just after the war.

 I think the cover of this graphic novel by a popular blogger seems to sum it up: "Unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem and other things that happened."
From the Goodreads summary:
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the surface of Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first man to die there. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. But will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

From the Goodreads summary:
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Goodreads summary:
Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be here,” Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular?
*This isn't the kind of book I'd normally pick up, but I've heard lots of good things about it.

From the Goodreads summary:
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

From the Goodreads summary:
Allison Weiss has a great job...a handsome adorable daughter...and a secret.

I'm really looking forward to reading the second book in this series. Here's my review of "Cinder."

And a few more summer reads that I'm excited about:
*Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich
*One Plus One by JoJo Moyes
*Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
*Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
*That Summer by Lauren Willig
*Landline by Rainbow Rowell


  1. Great list!! We Were Liars made my TTT this week too. The Lunar Chronicles series is on my TBR list as well. As soon as I finish a few other series I am working on I can start another.

    I hope you enjoy all of your books this summer!!

    Here is my TTT:

  2. We Were Liars is on my list for this summer as well. I read Popular because someone loaned it to me, and it was cute and an easy read, but it did also make me think! I'd recommend it!


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