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Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, but was recently relocated to That Artsy Reader Girl

I haven’t been reading much recently – new job, little baby – but I’m hoping to start again over the next few weeks. Planning this summer TBR has been a lot of fun and has made me excited about reading again, but only time will tell whether I can actually get any of these ten books read before autumn begins.

10) Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein

Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein

My NetGalley request for Chemistry Lessons was accepted months and months ago, but I still haven’t had a chance to read it. It’s release day today, so I’m hoping to get to it as quickly as possible.

9) Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood

Floored should probably be at the top of my list, because it’s a collaboration of some of my favourite authors of all time… But I’m apprehensive about the fact that it contains seven viewpoints. I’ve only read one novel featuring seven viewpoints before – Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate – and although that one worked, it did get a little difficult to keep track of the different characters. Will the authors voices allow their characters to stand out? Who knows, but I’m excited to find out.

8) Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Open Road Summer was published in America four years ago, but it’s only being released in the UK this year. It would be rude to resist putting it on my summer TBR, especially because I’ve been hoping to read one of Lord’s novels for quite a while!

7) Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard

Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard

I don’t know why I keep putting off reading Goodbye, Perfect, but for some reason I just can’t bring myself to pick it up. Beautiful Broken Things and A Quiet Kind of Thunder are two of my favourite books, but every time I try to start Goodbye, Perfect my brain rebels and I find it impossible to concentrate. Hopefully that’ll change at some point during the summer months.

6) Giant Days by Non Pratt

Giant Days by Non Pratt

I haven’t been keeping up with the Giant Days graphic novel, but I’m not going to be able to resist reading the novelisation which Non Pratt is releasing. The characters are all super fun and lovable, and Pratt’s writing is bound to make them even easier to relate to.

5) From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi was probably the best YA debut that was released last year, and it quickly became one of my favourite books of all time. I’m sure From Twinkle, With Love is going to be just as good, filled with the heartwarming fun that Sandhya Menon is getting attention for.

4) My Box-Shaped Heart by Rachel Lucas

My Box-Shaped Heart by Rachael Lucas

Rachel Lucas’s debut YA novel, The State of Grace, was one of the best books I read last year. Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to get hold of a copy of My Box-Shaped Heart yet, but that’s one of my priorities for the summer months. I might not be able to get in a pool myself, but I can at least read a book with a pool on the cover!

3) A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

Paper Fury has always been one of my favourite book blogs, so I can’t wait to read a copy of her debut novel, A Thousand Perfect Notes. It’s only a short book, but I’ve been going through such a bad reading slump recently that I haven’t been able to squeeze it in. Hopefully things will become easier over the next few weeks, so I’ll finally be able to get this one done.

2) Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

I was surprised to hear conflicting things about Leah on the Offbeat, but it made me feel a little apprehensive about reading it. Instead of people raving about how great it is, it seems there are a few problematic aspects. Although I’m still excited to read it, I’m definitely procrastinating it.

1) The Island by M.A. Bennett

The Island by M.A. Bennett

I really enjoyed S.T.A.G.S, and I’m looking forward to reading M.A. Bennett’s second novel. You’ve got to admit, that’s a super intriguing tagline. Will you be able to resist picking up a copy?

 

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Are you hoping to read any of these books during the summer months?

Alyce

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