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!
I came so close to reading all of the books on my spring TBR: seven out of ten! And yet... I'm being ambitious this summer and listing twelve books that I hope to read. I know that I should have no problem reading this many books, and I think that I've picked ones that I will actually read. I certainly hope that I do!
Ten Twelve Books On My Summer TBR
It's Series-ously Time
1 - 3. Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo - I know, I know. If you love this series, you're probably shocked that I still haven't even started it. I kept meaning to read it, and then I finally just decided to wait until the final book was out so I could binge the whole series. The time has finally come!
Call Me, Contemporary
4. The One & Only by Emily Giffin - I've always enjoyed Giffin's books, even though I like some better than others. They are usually perfect summer reads, and this one seems to be no different. I pre-ordered this lovely, and I'm looking forward to seeing Giffin do something new.
5. Landline by Rainbow Rowell - Is this even a question? This is the one book I wish I'd managed to get at BEA, but I'm consoling myself with a reminder that it comes out soon. I don't have that much longer to wait!
6. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson - I was so happy when I managed to grab this book at a BEA drop. The cover is gorgeous, and I know the writing inside will be even lovelier. I've been dying for more from Nelson ever since I read The Sky is Everywhere, and I have a feeling this will be totally worth the wait.
We've Got History
7. The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith - This cover is stunning in person, and I am really excited about this story. I'm always on the lookout for books set during the Revolutionary War because it's one of my favorite time periods. I've read some high praise for this debut, and I'm hoping it surpasses all my expectations!
8. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott - One of my favorite books so far this year was about a woman who dressed as a man to follow her husband into war, so I was immediately drawn to this non-fiction account of four women who went undercover during the Civil War. It sounds amazing!
9. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - I can't even describe my excitement levels when I was able to get this book at BEA. It was one of their "Buzz" titles, but I'd already fallen in love with the cover and was so intrigued by the summary. I talked to a publicist who'd already read this debut, and she said so many wonderful things about it!
What the Fantasy?!
10. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas - Are you even a little bit surprised? This is at the VERY TOP of my TBR. I made myself read a few upcoming review books first, but I can finally dive back into this world. I have no idea what Maas is going to do to these characters, but I know my feelings will go through the ringer!
11. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen - Reactions to this book have been mixed, but I'm hoping it will be a hit with me. I realized recently that I've been really drawn to fantasy titles, which is a nice change. I was definitely intrigued by the summary!
12. Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers - I re-read Grave Mercy on the plane ride to BEA, and then I read Dark Triumph on the flight home. So, it's now time to fall in love with Annith and her story! I've already heard great things from people who've read this book, and I can't wait to see for myself.