Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List


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1. We Were Liars (E. Lockhart)

I already have this book in my possession and plan on getting to it soon. I’m not quite sure what I think about it yet, though – at first I just heard rave reviews about it, but then some mixed ratings started to pour in after it was released, so now I’m slightly scared. I loved E. Lockhart’s Ruby Oliver series (of course) but wasn’t a huge fan of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, so we’ll have to see which side of the scale this book falls on.

2. Since You’ve Been Gone (Morgan Matson)

This is another book that I already have – I actually bought it based on its cool cover (there’s a picture on the other side of the book jacket!) and all of the rave reviews for it. I’ve read both of Morgan Matson’s other books and liked both of them, so hopefully this book will work out even better! And hopefully Kelly Clarkson won’t be playing through my head the whole time I read it.

3. Prisoner of Night and Fog (Anne Blankman)

The summary of this book alone caught my attention (quasi-niece of Adolf Hitler during his rise to power?!), but all of the rave reviews since it came out made me really excited. I like history when it’s interesting stories about unusual bits of history. Plus it sounds like this book has a new and intriguing spin on Hitler that doesn’t portray him as a boring, faceless villain yet makes him sound even more terrifying.

4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Jenny Han)

I haven’t read any of Jenny Han’s books yet (another one of her books is on this list, actually) and some of the reviews have been slightly mixed (well, everyone seems to say that she sounds really young, but that could be a big issue for me even if it’s the only one), but the idea of a girl’s secret letters to all of her old crushes and boyfriends and a complex sister relationship sounds really interesting and adorable!

5. Nantucket Red (Leila Howland)

I had some problems with Nantucket Blue, but I’m hoping that this sequel takes everything I loved about the first book without including so much girl-, fat-, and slut-shaming like the first book did. This book seems like a cute, fun summer read, so I just really hope it ends up being cute and fun and not slightly frustrating!

6. Dairy Queen (Catherine Gilbert Murdock)

I don’t know why, but this book never looked appealing to me. Maybe it was the fact that it involved football, which I’m quite sick of hearing about and I’m not even part of a big football-loving family. I’ve heard some really good things about it, though, so I know I should at least give it a chance!

7. From What I Remember (Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas)

This book was on my TBR list for a little while but I could never find it anywhere, so I took it off during one of my to-read shelf cleanses. When I saw that my library actually had it as an ebook, I added it again because it sounds like a pretty fluffy and fun book with little substance (students stuck in Mexico on the day of their high school graduation!), so hopefully that ends up being the case.

8. The Summer I Turned Pretty (Jenny Han)

And here’s the second Jenny Han book! This is her most popular book (other than her newest release, which could take its place) and it seems like there are some mixed things about the series in general, but I want to at least check out the first book and see what I think about it. It seems like another perfect summer book – I mean, the word is in the title!

9. On the Fence (Kasie West)

The newest Kasie West book! And it’s another contemporary! And it looks adorable and fluffy and fun! And there’s been a lot of good buzz about it from bloggers who have read ARCs! And it looks at the whole “girl who’s mostly friends with boys” thing in a genuine way rather than a way that implies she’s better because she’s not like other girls! Can you tell I’m excited? I think this is one that I’m going to have to buy as soon as it comes out, even if I haven’t read it yet!

10. Ruin and Rising (Leigh Bardugo)

And then there’s the final book in the Grisha series! I’m not obsessed with the series or anything, but it is a pretty fun book and I’m quite interested to see how the series will end. I want more of Stormhund (can’t remember if I spelled his name right and I’m too lazy to check)!


30 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

  1. Amazing list! I have On The Fence on my list this week too. It looks like a perfect summer read. I’m also really excited to read Since You’ve Been Gone. It looks SO good. I hope you enjoy these books!

    1. I hope I enjoy them as well! Both of those books just seem like perfect summer reads for sure – there’s just something great about reading a cute and fluffy contemporary book while lounging around rather than in between homework and such!

  2. I haven’t read any Morgan Matson yet, and I keep seeing Since You’ve Been Gone everywhere – I may have to check it out myself! Prisoner of Night and Fog has a gorgeous cover. 🙂

    1. I’ve read both of her earlier books and really enjoyed both of them, even though they weren’t absolute favorites for me. I’m hoping that Since You’ve Been Gone blows them both out of the water! And the cover was definitely something that caught my attention with Prisoner of Night and Fog, so it’s great with the summary and reviews match the cover!

  3. Oh yes, Prisoner of night and fog is a stunning book 🙂 On the fence is cute. I can’t wait for Ruin and Rising. The moment it arrives, I will read nothing else until I’ve devoured it, haha. Happy reading!

    1. Your review of it is one of the reasons I’m so excited, as well as all the rave reviews of On the Fence! And I just know that there are going to be plenty of opinions about Ruin and Rising now that it’s out – I’m just crossing my fingers that there are no spoilers since I probably won’t be able to read it for at least a few weeks!

    1. That’s great to hear! I just finished To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and really enjoyed it, so I hope all the other books end up being as great or even better!

    1. Everyone should just start paying us to read, because there’s no way I could stop sleeping – I love my sleep! I have Prisoner of Night and Fog on hold right now, so hopefully I’ll be able to read it without losing too much sleep! 😀

    1. It just sounds like a perfect summer book, doesn’t it? But there are so many other amazing summer books as well that it’s hard to keep track of them all for lists like this!

    1. I just started We Were Liars, but I’m kind of worried about it since some of the reviews were a little mixed, but I’m going to try and go into it with an open mind!

    1. It does look quite fluffy and entertaining if done in the right way, which it hopefully is! I haven’t heard much about it at all, so I’m not quite sure what to expect!

    1. I normally avoid historical fiction for some strange reason, even though I often like the books I read in the genre, but I’m really excited to get a different look at a time period I know of but don’t know that many details about!

  4. PRISONER OF NIGHT & FOG is brilliant, absolutely brilliant. It both humanizes Hitler and makes him more terrifying. So good. You also get a peek into the mind of someone brainwashed into thinking Jews are scum, which is interesting.
    TO ALL THE BOYS is excellent, too. I’d never read Han’s other books, and this book made me want to read them! She’s a great writer.

    1. That’s what I’ve heard about it, so I’m really interested to see how that plays out!

      I just finished To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and really enjoyed it! I’ve never read any of Han’s other books either but I definitely want to check them out – including the forthcoming sequel to To All the Boys I’ve Love Before!

    1. Those are two of the really popular ones that people keep mentioning! I just finished and loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and plan on reading Prisoner of Night and Fog soon, so everyone else’s excitement just gets me even more excited!

    1. It’s definitely a decisive book – I’m reading it right now and am trying to keep an opinion mind after reading so many different strong opinions!

    1. There’s been so much excitement over it that I just couldn’t forget it! I’m definitely interested to see how it ends and if the author can make me like Mal again, because I was definitely in the camp that started disliking him during the second book. As long as I have plenty of Stormhund scenes, though, I should be fine! 😀

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