June 18, 2013

My 2013 Summer Reading List

Top Ten Tuesday  is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new topic/top ten list and invite everyone to share their own answers. I'm so obsessed with lists - so it makes perfect sense that I'd love this feature!

Looking back over my Spring 2013 TBR list, I'm actually quite proud of myself. I managed to get through seven of the ten books I listed! Since I don't often stick to a reading list, I'm proud that I actually managed to get through so many of my spring reads. Hope I make that much progress (or more) on my summer TBR!

Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List


Series Summer Challenge

1. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare - I read the first one quickly a few months ago, but I just never got around to finishing this series. I'm hoping to change that soon!

2. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare - Once I finish book two, I'm sure I'll be that much more motivated to finish this series!

3. Requiem by Lauren Oliver - Honestly, I'm not that excited about reading this book but I still want to finish the series so that I feel like I can mark it off my list.


Review Reads

4. Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance - Spies are awesome, as is Pride and Prejudice. I pretty much wanted to read this one from that moment on.

5. Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck - Royalty? Duh. I don't need to know anything else. This looks like a perfect pool read.

6. The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway - This book came out months ago (reviewer fail), but I still want to get around to it this summer. It seems like a bit of a deeper and/or slower read so I keep hesitating to pick it up.


Non-Fiction Factor

7. Reclaiming Your Heart by Denise Hildreth Jones - I love this author, so I basically want to read her non-fiction book just because it's her. I have no idea if I'll identify with it or not, but I just can't get enough of her voice.

8. Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen - I've had this on my TBR for ages, and I think it's finally time to take it off. Who knows? Maybe I'll do a Little Women re-read to coincide with this book.


Library Loot

9. gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson - As a lover of all things Southern, I still can't believe I haven't read a Joshilyn Jackson book. I'm remedying that this summer and picking up her first! Here's to hoping I fall in love.

10. Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge - I'd never heard of this book before spotting it on my library's New Releases shelves. Since the cover is just so dang awesome and eye-catching, I had to take it home. 

25 comments:

  1. Quite the list! I haven't heard of most of them, but they look interesting (and some of those covers would make me curious enough to pick them up on their own)! I have read The Infernal Devices series. Enjoyed it overall, but was disappointed with the last book. It seems to be one of those love it or hate it things. Hope you end up on the love side though, for your own sake! ;)

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  2. so much good stuff here! The River of No Return, I hear, is epic and swoony. I also love all things southern and need to get involved with Joshilyn Jackson's books. They sound perfect for summer.

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    1. I love the cover of The River of No Return & the summary - now I just need to read it!

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  3. I sill haven't read the clockwork angel!! That is on top of my To Read list.

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    1. I read it and planned to immediately read the next book but I let time pass and now... I need to get back into them!

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  4. Joshilyn is ammmazing. I loved A Grown Up Kind of Pretty. This one is on my list too.

    Spies and Prejudice! Yes yes yes! Me too.

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    1. I'll have to check out A Grown Up Kind of Pretty! I got a little ways into this one before quitting. I just wasn't loving it and decided I'll have to try something else by her.

      Yay for Spies and Prejudice!

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  5. GAH The Infernal Devices series!!!!!! I'd have a box of tissues handy when you are reading Clockwork Princess...just saying...

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  6. ooh, I just started Requiem. Can't wait to know how the cliffhanger was resolved. Here is my TTT

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    1. I still haven't gotten to it! I think I've heard such mixed reviews that I don't feel motivated to read it now haha!

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  7. Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess are on my list also. Actually my list is made up of mostly Cassandra Clare.

    My TTT: http://rachaelc94.blogspot.com/2013/06/top-ten-books-i-want-to-read-this-summer.html

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    1. Haha! Yeah, I definitely have times when my TBR is a lot of the same author!

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  8. CLOCKWORK PRINCE AND CLOCKWORK PRINCESS!!! EEEEP!!! READ READ READ NOW!!! AND Once Upon a Prince looks right up my alley...so glad I have you for fancy historical fiction and royalty recs :)

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    1. Yay for another historical fiction and royalty lover :)

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  9. Wow, there are so many great books on your list! I've only read one of them -- CLOCKWORK PRINCE. I liked it, although I like the CITY OF books better. Anyway, I hope you find time to read all of these this summer!

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    1. I have read a few so far - but nowhere near as many as I thought I might have! Kept getting distracted by other books!

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  10. Em LOVED Requiem! Hope you enjoy!

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  11. One of the reasons I adore your blog is because I always find new books to be excited about, particularly ones that are not necessarily YA. My favorites from this list are Once Upon A Prince (!) and Love Water Memory (!), so thanks for sharing them :)

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    1. Oh thanks for saying that, Alexa! That means a lot :) I'm so glad I get to introduce you to new books!

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  12. I keep debating about Once upon a prince. I will have to keep my eye out to see what you think. Have a great Summer of reading!
    Here is my post from Tuesday.

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    1. I ended up enjoying it - although it was definitely a cutesy read!

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  13. I haven't read Joshilyn Jackson either! EEK. Yes, read Requiem. Let's discuss. Lots in there.

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    1. I started the Joshilyn Jackson book and ended up setting it down. Gotta find another one of hers to try! And gahhhhh Requiem. I WILL read it one day.

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