Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR List

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

The Wicked and the Divine v1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie - Gillen, who's an awesome writer, brilliant illustrator McKelvie, and the concept of gods as pop stars makes this sound amazing. I picked it up a while ago - I love that Image do their first volumes at a great price - and need to read soon.

Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks - This was the first graphic novel Debbie ever read, and it sounds really good fun, so when she offered to lend it to me, I naturally said "YES!" (Spoiler: I ALWAYS say "YES!" as she has great taste. I just don't always read them that quickly. But at least it's not like I have TEN unread ones I've borrowed from her lying around.)

99 Days by Katie Cotugno - Another one recommended by, and borrowed from, Debbie. I don't really know much about it but was a huge fan of the author's How To Love, so definitely looking forward to this one!

The Last Summer Of Us by Maggie Harcourt - Road trip! Coming of age story! Author represented by Juliet Mushens! Recommended by Kim Curran as "heartbreakingly beautiful!" Lots of boxes ticked here.

Only We Know by Simon Packham - Simon has written some of my favourite contemporaries of the last 5 years or so - I particularly loved Firewallers and Silenced - so this is one I can't wait to read!

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin - Our July pick for my book club. After meeting Ryan a few months ago, I was really impressed by hearing about this one!

The Drop by Katie Everson - Katie's lovely and this is getting serious praise - the Bookseller described it as "The most compelling and honest account of a teenager's experience with drugs since Junk" - sounds fascinating!

Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas - This flew under my radar until it got a LOT of praise by Dahlia Adler, whose recommendations are always sensationally good! It features an LGBT lead (or maybe two LGBT leads? Not sure!), by the way, which has me roughly 300% more interested in it than I was before I knew this - I hadn't realised that until she mentioned it.

Birdy by Jess Valance - Jess's Twitter feed rocks hard, to the point where if I do another '20 authors to follow on Twitter' post she'll get top billing. (Because, awesomeness. And NEIGHBOURS.) Debut Birdy, described by Luna as 'a toxic friendship story at its best', sounds stunning.

Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan - Another Debbie book, which I've had a while. (Not as long as she's had Silhouette Of A Sparrow, though!) I've not read many books featuring leads of Middle Eastern descent, and this has been praised for its portrayal of Persian culture as well as for its heartwarming and funny portrayal of high school life and a lesbian romance. I'm aiming to read this next week for Faye's next LGBT Readathon. (Sign up here, by the way!)

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