Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly meme created by the lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish. They created it because they're "particularly fond of lists" and since I also enjoy lists, I've decided to participate in this fun feature.

Ah, summer. It's almost here! For a lot of people summer means a lot more reading time. It used to be that way for me, too. When you're in university it's hard to find time to read for pleasure so once summer hit, I tried to fit in as much reading as possible. Now summer means a ton of great books to read. There are some amazing books being released this summer, or have been released in the last month or so. Instead of picking all new books for this list, I've actually compiled my current TBR list - it's literally my summer reading list. Have you read any of these ones yet?

Don't forget to check out their blog for a full list of everyone participating this week!

The Moon and More - Sarah Dessen
As Dessen is one of my favourite authors, this was one of the two books I was most looking forward to this summer (the other was Hidden by Catherine McKenzie and I finished - and loved - that one last weekend). I've actually had this since pub day two weeks ago and I STILL HAVEN'T READ IT. Madness.

The Devil Wears Prada/Revenge Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger
Confession: I haven't actually read the first book. Loved the movie, own the book but haven't found time to read it. I bought the new sequel because: 1. I own book one. 2. I had a gift card. 3. It was on sale for only $15 online. 4. There was free shipping. How could I turn that down??

Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan
I've been hearing about this book since my internship at Random House Canada earlier this yaer and thought it sounded like a lot of fun. It didn't hurt that everyone who had read it was raving about it. I was actually able to see Kwan, briefly, in the hallway at RHC and get introduced. Fun! And that cover is just so sparkly! Who doesn't love sparkles?

Trains and Lovers - Alexander McCall Smith
This is another one that I was alerted to by my internship. I've never read any of Smith's books but this one intrigued me.

The Search Angel - Tish Cohen
I just got this one in the mail yesterday from HarperCollins Canada after being asked to review it. I think it's a really interesting premise - a search angel is someone who looks for the birth parent(s) of an adopted child - and I've only heard good things about Cohen's work.

The Painted Girls - Cathy Marie Buchanan
I can't believe I STILL haven't read this one. I won a copy in a huge giveaway months ago, received a personalized and signed copy, aaaaand it's still sitting on my shelf. Will have to rectify that soon.

The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
This is the one book on my list that I don't actually own but I do still have a little bit of gift card money left over from my birthday so I just might have to pick this one up. Once I finish the other nine books on this list!

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson
Another rare YA book for me but I've heard so many good things about this one and it was staring at me in the face when I was at the library a few weeks ago so I thought I'd give it a shot. That reminds me. I should check the due date...

Lost Without You - Heather Thurmeier
This is the third and final book in a series that I've been loving. It's an awesome romance trilogy with a really cool twist: each story takes place during a different reality TV show. The first was a Bachelor-esque type show, the second was similar to The Amazing Race, and this one...actually, I'm not sure what show it's supposed to be. But I'm really looking forward to reading Zoey's story as she was what you would call a massive bitch in the first two books!

Girls in White Dresses - Jennifer Close
I've had this one on my shelf since last May and that's why it's my next pick for my Taking It Off the Shelf series I started. I also have a copy of her latest that I want to read but I want to read this one first.


  1. Oh, I just got REVENGE WEARS PRADA. I was hoping to read it this week but I don't think I'm going to have a chance. The TBR grows exponentially!

  2. The Rosie Project and Girls In White Dresses looks so good! I'm going to definitely have to add those to my TBR list. Great picks :)

    Here's my Top Ten!

  3. I loved Girls in White Dresses. It's a super fast read. Crazy Rich Asians looks interesting. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

  4. The Rosie Project is on my to-read list too! Amy and Roger's Epic Detour is cute...and Crazy Rich Asians is definitely a great summer read! I'm still stunned that you haven't read the new Sarah Dessen book yet though!! :O


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