Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR List

(a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish)

This week’s top ten list is all about summer reading.  I recently published my summer TBR list, since then I have come across some tantalizing titles that I would love to delve into once my short summer list is done.  First you’ll see a recap of my Summer Reads (#1-5), followed by my “if-I-have-time-wanna-reads” (#6-10).

1.  Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

2. Wild Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

3.  The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

4.  The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

5.  Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (kinda regretting this choice…we’ll see how it goes!)

6.  Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda – because every time I pick it up I really want to read it, but there’s other things that keep me from it.  Hope to read it by the end of the year in any case…

7.  Graceling by Kristin Cashore – found this recommended by other sights and on Goodreads.  Love novels about girls that kick ass.

8.  Something by Phillipa Gregory – girls kicking ass Tudor-style.  Or at least I’d like to think so…She has published so many books, I’m having trouble narrowing it down to one.  I’ve read one historical fiction novel (The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane) and rather enjoyed it.  Several readers recommended historical fiction as a genre.  I might take them up on it.

9.  The Night Circus by Erin Morgentsern – like Secret Daughter, this is one I pick up and put back down again – at first I felt ambivalent…but after reading a few great reviews I think it is a must read for me.

10.  As much as I’d love for there to be a #10, this spot is reserved for work-related reading I’ll have…Alice Walker, Carol Ann Duffy, Kate Chopin, Oscar Wilde…plus figure out how to teach them. Fun times ahead.

So, what’s on your Summer TBR list?

26 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR List

  1. I love your list. The Forgotten Garden is a wonderful, mysterious summer book. You should definitely read The Thirteenth Tale as well, it’s a lot like The Forgotten Garden but with more suspense. I need to read Night Circus as well and EVERYONE is reading The Great Gatsby. I feel like I should re-read it just because.


    1. If you haven’t re-read The Great Gatsby – then it’s a definite re-read. I taught it for so long I feel like I know it inside out, and still doesn’t lose its effect. The tile The Thirteenth Tale alone sounds intriguing…perhaps it’ll be an autumn read. Thanks for stopping by!


  2. You have a lot of wonderful books on your list! We are actually reading Graceling for #TuesBookTalk in July, if you’d like to join us. We meet on Twitter every Tuesday night at 9:30pm ET and discuss a section of the book. Our group is open to anyone, and I can send you an email with a link to the Goodreads group if you’re interested. Let me know!


    1. I purchased Graceling today! I am definitely interested in joining you on Twitter – I think it’ll make the reading experience more enjoyable. Send me the link please. And, thanks re: list – I am excited about reading all of these.


  3. I enjoyed Deliverance Dane as well and have all of the books from the Cousins War series by Gergory on my TBR list.

    And I LOVED The Night Circus. I’m sure you’ve seen that! 🙂


  4. I have Graceling on my list too. It’s been languishing on a TBR pile for ages. It’s time to give it some attention and the bonus is that the series is complete-no waiting for the next installment!


    1. I had no idea it was part of a series until the cashier at Chapters told me! I’ve seen lots of comments about this book on various blogs and by various bloggers – simply have to read it. thanks for stopping by!


      1. Sounds hilarious! Isn’t it sad though that a book that so many readers find poorly written (that puts it mildly from what I’ve seen/heard) is a best-seller? Will look out for your review 🙂


    1. I’m really looking forward to Forgotten Garden – her other titles sound appealing too. Good luck on your search and have a fantastic time on your holidays!


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