I first saw this tag on Books for Thought, which lead me back to the original creator of the tag, The Broke and the Bookish.
I realise I have kind of missed the Tuesday boat, but oh well, these things happen.
The theme for this week is “Top Ten books we plan to put in our beach bag this summer”. I don’t actually think I’ll be going to the beach this summer, but in any case, I am (obviously) not the kind of person who only reads on the beach! So I’ve adapted this to “Top Ten books I plan to read this summer”! 🌸 🌞 🐳
I’m not someone who massively goes for rigid monthly TBR lists – I tend to pick each book as it comes. But nevertheless, here are 10 books I would really like to get to this summer!
- Scarlet – Marissa Meyer
I read Cinder, the first book, last summer. I quite enjoyed it, although I was on a long distance walking trail at the time, so was quite distracted at the time of reading. However, although the first book didn’t leave a massive impression on me, I’ve heard people I trust absolutely raving about this series, so I’m determined to give it another go!
2. Aristotle and Dante discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
This one’s been on my TBR list ever since I first started watching Booktube videos. It seems to be on SO many people’s top favourite books lists, but I’ve just never managed to get round to it!
3. The Enchanted – Rene Denfield
Another Booktube-originating recommendation (from Regan I believe), this is a magical realism novel set in a prison. I’ve always been slightly fascinated by prisons, in a weird kind of way.
4. The Colour Purple – Alice Walker
This one’s been on my bookshelf at home since at least last year. It’s about civil rights/ racism in America, and it’s on a lot of lists of “important” books.
5. Room – Emma Donoghue
EVERYBODY has been talking about Room. And if the book didn’t already sound amazing enough, the film is also supposed to be incredible.
6. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock – Matthew Quick
This is another book that I’ve been meaning to read for ages. I think it’s just the slow trickle of positive comments that have finally won over my curiosity. Also, apparently the formatting is really cool.
7. The Girls – Emma Cline
This is a really new release, coming out this month I think. It follows the girls involved in a cult in America in the 1960s. I’ve seen it on a few people’s blogs, but it was Candice’s review that really convinced me.
8. Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne
This one was recommended to me by an IRL friend. Sounds like a hilarious light summer read. Also nominated for the 2016 YA book award (ooh).
9. White Oleander – Janet Fitch
This is a book I picked up in a charity shop at some point last year, and have just never quite got round to reading. One of Stories for Sophie’s posts has pushed this one back to the front of my mind in the past week or so.
10. Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
It has taken me along time to admit that I want to read this book. I will basically admit that I found it quite embarrassing to want to read a book called “Fangirl”. I don’t really classify myself as a fangirl, which for me draws to mind images of screechy, hysterical, young teenagers. I pigeon-holed it in my mind along with “Girl Online” and other “internet-y” books. BUT this book has just had TOO MANY positive reviews from people I trust, and I am beginning to think I misclassified it. I simply must find out what all the fuss is about (plus, Eleanor and Park was fantastic).
So that’s it, the top 10 books I plan to get to this summer!
If you fancy giving this tag a go yourself, then I tag you! The original creators just ask that you make sure to link back to their blog in your post.