Jun 16, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (136)

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This Top Ten Tuesday topic always stresses me out because I'm reminded of how many books I didn't read from the previous season's TBR--but I actually read ten of fifteen books on my Spring TBR, so woohoo! But for this TBR, I wasn't sure where to start or how I wanted to organize the whole thing. But then I realized what time it is--

IT'S SUMMERTIME! Screw organization and all that--I should just have fun and not stress about any of it. I'm hoping to get a LOT read this summer, so please:

I've been more of a mood reader lately, and that makes this list a little bit tentative--and not fully accurate, because I'll also be reading some series for the Summer of Series Challenge, but I won't list them here. ANYWAY, here are ten sixteen books I most definitely plan on getting read this summer, with a mix of review books, books I just want to read, and books that won't be in my hands until publication day boo hoo.

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett: You had me at "anatomical shape of a heart." Plus, a romance between a graffiti artist and one who likes anatomy? YOU HAVE ME.

The Distance from Me to You by Marina Gessner: I don't think the romance is the basis of this book, but most of the sentence is in the wild and it sounds summerish and gritty, so I'm excited.

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin: A race across the world, a MAP on the cover, and wolves--sold, sold, sold.

Da Vinci's Tiger by Laura Malone Elliott: The love interest is DA VINCI, WHAT ELSE MATTERS?

Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown: BRITISH SPIES SPIES SPIES.

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman: Just look at THAT COVER.

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson: Another Westernish book, and it's by Rae Carson so nothing else matters.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab: I've been waiting to read this until it's my turn to nominate for a book club, because I think they'll like it (they were fans of Vicious). Although I could just read it now and talk about it later. I just want to READ IT.

Never Never by Brianna R. Shrum: The oh-so-kind Andi is letting me borrow her copy and HELLO IT'S PETER PAN.

The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz: There are two kinds of ships in this novel, and I'm hoping one gets super romantical because I heart it.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: Unique format + outer space = Why am I not reading this right now?

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore: He's a tightrope walker, she's from a mermaid troupe, HOW IS THAT PREMISE NOT INTRIGUING?

Every Breath by Ellie Marney: I have this from the library right this second so I CAN FINALLY READ IT and see what ALL the fuss is about.

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski: This is the one book I said I'd get read this year, so.

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers: But if I don't read this I won't have to say goodbye to this amazing series, so...

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas: Bitch, please. If I were to read only one book this year it would be this. I NEED BAE SO BADLY.

What are you reading this summer?


  1. Walk on Earth a Stranger, Illuminae and Vengeance Road are a few I hope to make time for this summer. Davinci's Tiger and Velvet Undercover sound fantastic, too. I hope you enjoy them all! Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

  2. I want to read so many of these too! I loved the Winner's Crime so I hope you enjoy that, as well as the rest of these :)

  3. The Anatomical Shape of a Heart looks so awesome. The Weight of Feathers is another one that always catches my attention when it pops on lists - Hope you enjoy all your reading this summer!

  4. I have Illuminae on my general TBR but not my TTT. I also need to read Heir of Fire... I am so behind in the Throne of Glass series -.-

  5. I love your TBR list! And your amazing use of gifs :D The cover of Velvet Undercover is so pretty! I definitely need to add that onto my TBR.

    My TTT

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

  6. You have so many great books on your TBR! And I LOVE all your HSM gifs :) I am definitely a mood reader as well, so it's hard for me to make a list and stick to it, but I gave it a shot! Here's my Top Ten Tuesday post.

  7. Gah! So many awesome books! Recently read 'Every Breath' and it is SO GOOD, seriously awesome! Desperately want to read Walk on Earth a Stranger and Anatomical Shape of a Heart. Also Mortal Heart and The Winner's Curse are fantastic! I really hope you enjoy all of these! Such an awesome selection of books!
    My TTT

  8. I hope you like A Darker Shade of Magic! :)

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  9. 10/15 is pretty darn good!! I hope you do as good on this list... and it's a pretty big list too! I really want to read Illuminae and Never Never also. Oh and A Darker Shade of Magic, that too!!

  10. Great picks Rachel! A Darker Shade of Magic sounds awesome, I can't wait to read it :-) Lovely gifs too! Hope you get to read some of these :-) Here's my TTT if you would like to check it out :-) Have a great day! :-)

  11. Ohhhhhh I still haven't read A Darker Shade of Magic and The Winner's Curse and both have been on my TBR list for quite some time. And isn't Vengeance Road lovely? one of my favorite covers this year, for sure.

  12. Ohhh! Great list! I need to read so many of these! Winner's Curse is great! and I can hardly wait for Queen of Shadows. Velvet Undercover and Davinci's Tiger look great too!
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse

  13. SO many of these. I need so, so many. The Distance From Me to You HAS to happen. Illuminae of COURSE. And Vengeance Road and WOEAS, and QoS!!! Q.O.S. I WANT IT. Also, ADSOM and The Winner's Curse are quite good- I liked The Winner's Crime even better! I really hope you enjoy these, such a fabulous list!!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  14. Walk on Earth a Stranger grabbed my attention. I haven't heard of it but it looks awesome based on the cover alone. Illuminae is on my TBR list too. Hopefully I'll get around to it soon!

    Cayt @ Vicarious Caytastrophe


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