Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR


As always, hosted at The Broke and the Bookish
So, the topic today is Top Ten Books on my Summer TBR list. I don't know how this is very different from two weeks ago: Top Ten Books in my Beach Bag. So this list will just be added to that one, and trust me, I have a TON of books I plan to read this summer!

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak


2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


3. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan


4. Johnathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke. So I just recently was glancing through my TBR and I saw this title. I don't remember putting it on there, and I don't remember who recommended it (it was probably Samantha, though... a good bunch of my TBR are her recs!). Hm.....


5. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Because I have just got to get onto the Maggie Steifvater train with everyone! I already am in love with her and I've only read some of her tumblr posts.... :-P


6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. See #5. :-)


7. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. Classics Club!


8. The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse.  Yes, I know I have Very Good, Jeeves! and that the Jeeves stories can be read in any order, but I read Wodehouse's prologue to VGJ, and he made such a convincing case for reading the first two.... and I'm such a stickler for doing things in proper order. Especially when the author requests. So VGJ will have to wait until I read The Inimitable Jeeves and Carry On, Jeeves!


9. 1984 by George Orwell. Another Classics Club book.


10. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. A reread from the Classics Club.


And those ten are added to my last ten (the beach bag ones). I've got myself a pile of summer reading to do!
What are you looking forward to reading this summer?

~Sophia

14 comments:

  1. Oooh! I have that Cather on my club list too. I don't know if I'll get to it this summer...

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    1. I have way too many books on my TBR to catch up on - I know I won't get to them all... I have less time than I thought I would. (Isn't that how it always happens?)

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  2. The Book Thief is amazing!! I read it over Christmas and now it's one of my favorites. And I want to The Raven Boys too, although I have no idea when I'll get to it.

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    1. I'm really looking forward to The Book Thief. And I'm starting to think that I possibly might not even get to all my Summer TBR. Sigh.

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  3. Jonathan Strange is definitely worth a read though it's very different from anything else I've read and takes a lot of effort to get through. My review's here if you're interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/438041777 And you can never really go wrong with a bit of Jeeves!

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    1. Thanks for that! Your review made me even more excited to read it - it sounds like something I would love!

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  4. The Book Thief is on my TBR list. It looks great! 1984 is one my favorite books, enjoy!

    My TTT:
    http://wendimlee.blogspot.com/2014/06/top-ten-books-on-my-summer-tbr-list.html

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to them!

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  5. Amazing list! The Book Thief is probably my favorite book EVER. I used to call people and read passages aloud to them. Raven Boys is fantastic as well - and the sequel is great, too! Good stuff! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. I'm so excited to read some Maggie Steifvater - I've heard so much great stuff about her!

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  6. Ooh. The Raven Boys is on my list, too. :)

    ~Robyn

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    1. Woo hoo! I can't wait to read it!

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  7. O Pioneers! is one of my favorites b/c Willa Cather is a beautiful writer; and on the flip side, 1984 is also one of my favorites. Two completely different environments, and I hope you enjoy them both and learn something from them, too.

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    1. I'm glad you like Willa Cather - I've barely heard anything about her, so I was a bit nervous when I put her on my list. 1984 has been on my TBR for years, and I somehow haven't gotten to it! Hopefully I'll finally read it this summer.

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