Monday, 16 June 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

So, at the risk of causing jealousy, most of these aren't out until after summer. However, if you've watched Debbie's BEA video, some of these books may look rather familiar. This is because she is the most wonderful and generous person I've ever met and she is hopefully lending me them. (I'm crossing my fingers frantically here!)

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson - This shouldn't actually be here because I should have read it by now. I desperately need to read it this week but the only way to do so was to find someone to borrow a copy from. The only person who has a copy (AFAIK) is Debbie, who has a signed hardback, which I don't think she's read yet. Being probably the most generous book blogger in the history of the universe, she's lent it me. This is a) UTTERLY AMAZING (thank you again!) and b) REALLY WORRYING (because I get nervous reading precious books, and 'signed Morgan Matson hardback' practically redefines precious. But tomorrow, I'm reading it!
I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson- I actually know nothing about this at all (intentionally) except that it's by Jandy Nelson. If it wasn't for the Morgan Matson, that would be enough to put it top of my list. The Sky Is Everywhere is still probably my favourite YA novel ever.

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer - Boarding school? Magical realism? SO IN.

Zac & Mia by AJ Betts - This sounds like it brings all the tears, in the same way that In Bloom, Before I Die, and TFIOS did!

Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan - I haven't read Farizan's If You Could Be Mine yet, but know it's gotten lots of amazing reviews. This looks even more to my tastes - I think it's meant to be a touch lighter, which I always appreciate.

Jackaby by William Ritter - Doctor Who meets Sherlock comparisons make this sound fabulous!

The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud - Currently midway through the first Lockwood and Co book after the wonderful Faye lent it to me, and massively enjoying it! This sequel looks brilliant.

Can't Look Away by Donna Cooper - I really like Jodi Picoult so seeing comparisons to her intrigues me. This sounds like a real tearjerker - fashion vlogger Torrey's sister is killed in an accident, possibly because of Torrey's videos, and Torrey's world implodes.

Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman - Fashion/action mix worked well in Sarah Sky's Code Red Lipstick, let's hope it does the same here!

Courting Magic by Stephanie Burgis - The new Kat Stephenson novella (check out the awesome cover on YA Book Nerd!) is out August 14th. Kat is maybe my favourite character of the last 10 years, so I REALLY can't wait for this!


  1. Since You've Been Gone is AMAZING! I really enjoyed it. Also, I know what you mean with borrowing precious books. Just remember: no food or drink in the vicinity of the signed book. Lol. :)
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  2. I just read Since You've Been Gone, and it is definitely worth having at the top of your list! Check out my TTT:

  3. Interesting list. I have also been waiting to read Since You've Been Gone, but unfortunately I have to rely on the library system to get it for me.
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