Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books at the Top of My Summer TBR

I've decided to jump on board with Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is: books topping the summer TBR!

My TBR is massive - embarrassingly so in fact, but here are the top ten I'm dying to get to as we speak:

1. Red Moon by Benjamin Percy - I've been trying to squeeze this one in between review books and still have not yet managed. It's driving me bananas!

2. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon - this one looks super cool and I just received a copy for review!

3. Midwinter Blood and Summer Death by Mons Kallentoft - I do enjoy Scandinavian thrillers and these are the first two in this series (Summer Death was just released in hardcover). I need to catch up before I'm too far behind. 

4. Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead - I've been stoked about this one and just got a copy. Can't wait to dive in. 

5. Carniepunk - this is another one I've been dying to get my hands on and was lucky enough to get one for review. I love anthologies, I love the authors participating in this one, and I love the subject - it's gonna be a winner all around, I guarantee!

6. The Shuddering by Ania Ahlborn - since reading Ahlborn's The Neighbors last fall, I've been looking forward to anything and everything new she releases. I've got an eARC of this one on hand. 

7. Everything You Need by Michael Marshall Smith - Michael Marshall Smith is one of my favorite authors and this immediately went on my wish list. I was again lucky to get a review copy and am so very much looking forward to it. 

8. Songs of Earth and Trinity Rising by Elspeth Cooper - I do actually have A Dance of Dragons but once I'm done I'm going to need some epic fantasy to fill the gap. Elspeth Cooper's series is being touted as the perfect thing for those of us in GRRM withdrawal.

9. Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill - I've heard wonderful things about this book so far and seriously need to get to it as soon as I have a chance. 

10. A Cat, A Hat and a Piece of String by Joanne Harris - and yes, yet another collection! Harris's first, Jigs and Reels, is still one of my all time favorite short story collections. I had to order this one from the UK but I know it was worth it!


Anonymous said...

Carniepunk is on my TTT list, too! Gameboard of the Gods is another that I'm thinking of for this summer. A great list!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I haven't heard of most of these! I'll definitely have to check them out. Great list! :D

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie said...

I don't think I have ever read a Scandinavian thriller! I must do this! Maybe I will start with Summer Death.

Jamie E. said...

Gameboard of the Gods is on my top ten as well :) Have a great Summer of reading!
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