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Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

This Top Ten Tuesday feature is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and I first came across it on Jaime´s blog. It´s a lot of fun and they post the topics way in advance!

Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

All summaries kindly provided by Goodreads…

The following books were written by authors I was lucky enough to hear at the Teen Author Carnival and I suddenly have an urge to read some of their works. This is just a sample, after this event my TBR might have to go a tad crazy and might officially explode with new books 😀

1. The Near Witch by Victoria SchwabThe Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.If the wind calls at night, you must not listen.The wind is lonely, and always looking for company. And there are no strangers in the town of Near. These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life. But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true. (…)

2. A Midsummer Nightmare´s by Kody Keplinger (I did love her first two books :D): Whitley Johnson’s dream summer with her divorcé dad has turned into a nightmare. She’s just met his new fiancée and her kids. The fiancée’s son? Whitley’s one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin’ great. Worse, she totally doesn’t fit in with her dad’s perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn’t even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she’s ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn’t “do” friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn’t her stepbrother…at least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.

3. Belles by Jen Canolita: Fifteen-year-old Isabelle Scott loves her life by the boardwalk on the supposed wrong side of the tracks in North Carolina. But when tragedy strikes, a social worker sends her to live with a long-lost uncle and his preppy privileged family. Isabelle is taken away from everything she’s ever known, and, unfortunately, inserting her into the glamorous lifestyle of Emerald Cove doesn’t go so well. Her cousin Mirabelle Monroe isn’t thrilled to share her life with an outsider, and, in addition to dealing with all the rumors and backstabbing that lurk beneath their classmates’ Southern charm, a secret is unfolding that will change both girls’ lives forever.

The following books have been recommended by friends from the Blogosphere…and they´re always spot on 😀


4. Audrey, wait! by Robin Benway: when two bloggers with whom you share similar taste rave about a book, you know you have to pick it sooner than later. This book was loved by both Tracey and Jaime. They both highlight the wonderful voice…

5. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard, Katy gushed about this book some time ago and she mentioned the following: A scant pinch of historical + a few shakes of steam punk + a generous dollop of horror (spirits and zombies — oh my!) = Something Strange and Splendid. (her entire review can be found here). It comes out end of July 😀

6. The one that I want by Jennifer Echols, Jessica shared the love about this book in May and since then I have had it on my radar. It´s time to pick it up 😀

The following two books are new releases and I cannot wait to get my hands on them!


 7. If I lie by Corrine Jackson: Quinn’s done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she got caught. Being branded a cheater would be bad enough, but Quinn is deemed a traitor, and shunned by all of her friends. Because Carey’s not just any guy—he’s serving in Afghanistan and revered by everyone in their small, military town. Quinn could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets that she’s vowed to keep—secrets that aren’t hers to share. And when Carey goes MIA, Quinn must decide how far she’ll go to protect her boyfriend…and her promise

8. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick: A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another. “One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The last two books on my list are older releases (published before 2009)

9. Cracked up to be by Courtney Summers: When “Perfect” Parker Fadley starts drinking at school and failing her classes, all of St. Peter’s High goes on alert. How has the cheerleading captain, girlfriend of the most popular guy in school, consummate teacher’s pet, and future valedictorian fallen so far from grace? Parker doesn’t want to talk about it. She’d just like to be left alone, to disappear, to be ignored. But her parents have placed her on suicide watch and her conselors are demanding the truth. Worse, there’s a nice guy falling in love with her and he’s making her feel things again when she’d really rather not be feeling anything at all. Nobody would have guessed she’d turn out like this. But nobody knows the truth. Something horrible has happened, and it just might be her fault.

10. Looking for Alaska by John Green: Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

So tell me which books do you want to get your hands on this summer?


41 thoughts on “Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List”

  1. I like your list!!!
    Cracked Up To be is awesome!! So Is Some Girls Are by the same author.
    I have A Midsummer’s Nightmare on my list also… it seems like a lot of people do!! I can’t wait to read it!
    Here’s Mine 🙂

    1. Thanks for passing by, Michelle! 😀 I am very much looking forward to start CRACKED UP TO BE, my next book will probably be LOOKING FOR ALASKA as a lot of people have told me to move it up…

    1. Thanks Katy! 😀 There are soo sooo many books out there that Id like to read, its hard to narrow it down so I especially appreciate great reviews which help me in just doing so 😀 And your reviews are so wonderful (a nice mix of info on the story, its strengths in such an interesting manner) that I pretty much always want to get my hands on the books you mention! Hope you and your WiP are getting along these days 😀

  2. Audrey Wait! is so hilarious – hope you enjoy it too. My Life Next Door and The Near Witch are lovely, and Belles looks wonderful.
    You are in for a great summer of reading!!

  3. Midsummer’s Nightmare is on my list too, I’m pretty much always going to read whatever Kody writes haha. And I just picked up Audrey Wait from my library a few days ago! It’s not on my list, but I’ve got it there to sub in when I’ve got a spare day 🙂 My Life Next Door is up this week for me to read, it seems to be perfect for summer based on all the reviews.

    Fantastic picks, you’ve got great upcoming reading weeks!
    My Top Ten

    1. I think I will also just buy whatever Kody writes, I really enjoyed her two first ones and the fact she says that this one is her favorite makes me even more curious 😀 My Life Next Door does sound like a great summer book. Let me know if you end up reviewing it, would love to know your thoughts on it!

  4. Move Looking for Alaska to the TOP!!! Love, love, love that book – one of my top five favorites. 🙂 Also, Kody’s new one is at the top of my summer TBR too and I’ve had Audrey Wait sitting on my nightstand since Christmas. (What is wrong with me?!) Next up is Prodigy though. And then my daughter’s been bullying me into finishing the Percy Jackson series. Great summer reads ahead!

    1. I am moving LOOKING FOR ALASKA to the top 😀 Thanks for the tip, Alison 😀 I really enjoyed Kodys two previous books and since she says this one is her favorite, I am even more curious. I have a bunch of books sitting around, wondering what they did wrong and why I keep on buying new ones before getting to them…:D so I understand the feeling! PRODIGY sounds very good, would love to know what you think of it! Yay for great summer reading!

  5. I’ve heard of some of these books, and they all have interesting premises. LOOKING FOR ALASKA is on my shelf waiting to be read, and I’m pretty certain that’ll happen this Summer. Good list! 🙂

    1. Thanks Colin! I am actually moving LOOKING FOR ALASKA up my TBR list as several people have told me how great it is 😀

  6. Great list, Elodie! I have some of these on my TBR list, and some of them are even sitting on my shelves. I really need to get around to reading my copy of THE ONE THAT I WANT. I’m reading THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY right now, and it’s pretty good. 😀

    1. Thanks Jaime 😀 I have had THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY on my TBR-list for awhile now and I probably should get around to it at some point 😀 Glad youre enjoying it!

    1. It does sound like a great book 😀 Plus after seeing Victoria talking about it at the event in NYC, I really wanted to dive into the story 😀

  7. Oh I got an ARC of Something Strange and Deadly and LOVED IT! I hope you post a review on here b/c I would love to see what you think of it. The Near Witch is on my long list of TBR Books. I find it so hard to pick just 10. Sigh. I am going to be looking up a few of these books. Belles and The One That I Want look really good.

    I have to say that Stormdancer is the one I am dying to get my hands on right now. ;o)

    Thanks for stopping by my page.

    1. 😀 Something Strange And Deadly does sound amazing, I am glad you loved it! I will most definitely post a review about it 😀 Picking 10 books is indeed quite hard, luckily we can always read more 😀

  8. So many awesome books on that list!! I can’t wait for Something Strange and Deadly either, although it didn’t make my top ten.

    1. Thanks 😀 It is so hard to narrow it down to ten. Every time I visited a blog yesterday, I thought at least once “I could have added that book to my top 10” 🙂

    1. Thanks 😀 I always find it hard to narrow my choices down though and after such a Top Ten Tuesday Topic I know my TBR will explode with great books 😀

    1. Thanks 😀 The cover for Belles is indeed quite beautiful! 😀 And I heard the author speak at the Teen Author Carnival about the story and she won me over!

  9. The One That I Want is one I want to read:) Move Looking For Alaska to top of list! I was surprised by p. 126 when I read it, not your mom’s YA books for sure, but it was a very moving book. John Green is perfection IMHO. Also, @ other Jaime, I just finished that whole series by Jenny Han. I found it enjoyable:)Good summer read.

    1. 😀 I have moved LOOKING FOR ALASKA on top of my list 😀 Both you and Alison convinced me…And now I am very much wondering what those pages entail…Oh and I need to read the entire series by Jenny Han, it does sound like a great summer read 😀

    1. Thanks so much 😀 Did you read SHUT OUT and THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger? I really enjoyed those two so I am super excited to get my hands on A Midsummer Nightmare 😀

    1. Thanks Ghenet 😀 How did you like LOOKING FOR ALASKA? I am moving up my list as many people told me I really should 😀

  10. I read a lot (5-8 new books a week) so it’s hard to make a reading list. But! Here’s a short list (not all YA! Very few “waiting to get my hands” on them since I already got Insurgent, Bitterblue, and Something Like Normal which I was waiting for ;))
    1. Just Send Me Word by Orlando Figes. It’s the true story of love letters sent back and forth over a period of 15 years from a gulag between a man and his girlfriend.
    2. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
    3. The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
    4. The Girl On Fire (collection of essays and thoughts on The Hunger Games)
    5. Gone by Michael Grant
    6. The Book Thief
    7. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
    8. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
    9. The Difference between Me & You by Madeleine George
    10. Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols

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