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Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR List

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s question is the top ten books on my summer “To Be Read” list.  There are a ton of books I want to read, but I narrowed them down a bit.  Between summer school, the new Outlander novel, family visits, etc., I don’t really expect to read all these by the end of the summer.

New Releases: There are a lot of books coming out this year that I’m excited about.  Here’s what’s on my list from June through August:silkworm

  • The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith (June 19) (which I will be ordering hard copy from Powell’s Books)
  • Landline – Rainbow Rowell (July 8)
  • The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit – Graham Joyce (August 5) (I have an ARC for this one)
  • Lock In – John Scalzi (August 26)

Highly Recommended: I keep hearing about AJ Fikry, especially from Estella’s Revenge.  These other two have also gotten rave reviews:fikry

  • The Storied Life of AJ Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin
  • The Humans – Matt Haig
  • Astray – Emma Donoghue (not her latest book, Frog Music, but a book of short stories)

Classics and Challenges: I feel like I’ve gone way too long without reading something classic.  These two are on my Classics Club list and my TBR Challenge list.  I’m saving Portrait of a Lady for the fall. madding

  • Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  • The Awakening – Kate Chopin

Finqueenally, I decided summer demands at least one super-fluffy Fun Summer Read.  So I added:

  • Heaven’s Queen – Rachel Bach

So, that’s my Summer TBR list.  What’s on yours?

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR List

    • Thanks for visiting and commenting! Cuckoo’s Calling was great, although I think in some ways the detectives were more interesting than the mystery itself. Looking forward to the next one.

  1. I finished Storied Life a couple of weeks ago–it’s a great summer read! Landline could have made it onto my list, but I want to read Attachments first, so that’s the Rowell title that I added to my list this week.

  2. I just put The Silkworm on my wishlist yesterday, but I haven’t read The Cuckoo’s Calling yet so first things first. I am intrigued by Scalzi–I haven’t read anything yet but I have Redshirts here waiting for attention.

    • Priscilla, I’ve read Fuzzy Nation and Redshirts and enjoyed both. Scalzi has an awesome blog and does a lot to support other writers. Hope you like Redshirts!

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