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 Responses to “Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR List”

  1. mrshbookworm

    I’m in the middle of reading The Cuckoo’s Calling and so far I am very much enjoying it so I will probably order The Silkworm too!

    • curlygeek04

      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.

  2. bookmammal

    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.

    • curlygeek04

      I’m hearing so many good things about Storied Life – now I just hope it lives up to expectations… thanks for visiting and commenting!

  3. priscilla

    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.

    • curlygeek04

      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!

    • curlygeek04

      Thanks for visiting! I put The Awakening on my Classics Club list but I don’t know too much about it. It seemed like a book I should read. Enjoy Landline!


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