Top Ten Tuesday (June 19) – Summer TBR List

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the awesome people over at The Broke and the Bookish! I don’t know about you, but making these lists is one of the highlights of my blogging week.

Should I admit that? It makes me sound a little OCD/nerdy.

Then again, if you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you already know I’m nerdy. And you’ve probably guessed I’m a little OCD. So…I guess it doesn’t hurt anything to admit it.

So the topic for today is wonderful, because for once, I’m not going to struggle with my answers! If anything, I have too many answers this week. But summer is only so long, and my money is only so plentiful (or…not), so truthfully, it may be a stretch to even get to these.

I will do my best!

Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

(For the purposes of this list, I’m not including books I received for review. Which are plentiful, and will also get read. But these are the ones that are just for me.)

These are in no particular order. I will read them as they become available and the fancy strikes. Because sadly, I don’t own all of these.

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund.


Across the Universe by Beth Revis.

First, this book has been sitting on my shelf for what feels like ages. Second, it sounds like a freakishly awesome sci-fi story IN SPACE. Third…wait, I don’t need a third. “Freakishly awesome sci-fi story IN SPACE” was enough.

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.

Because it’s getting to be ridiculous that I haven’t read this yet.

The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore.

Okay, I’ll admit this series is not “great literature,” but I really want to know how it ends.

The Kill Order by James Dashner.

WHY WERE THEY IN THE MAZE? I also need to read the two Maze Runner sequels sometime between now and the release of this book. So maybe I’ll know by the time it comes out why they were in the maze. But I’ll want to read it anyway.

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab.

I’ve heard lots of great things about this book, plus it’s a new fairy tale, and fairy tales = GOOD.

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows.

 This is another one I’ve heard great things about. Plus, I have so much cover love for this book. I’d get it for the cover alone. I could keep it on my shelf and never read it and it would still make me happy.

But I will read it, because I have heard great things.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

Because eventually the world is going to realize I haven’t read this yet, and they’re going to revoke my blogger credentials.

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness.

I’ve got to admit, this book kind of terrifies me. I wanted to throw the first one across the room. But I need to know what happens. I need to know.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.

Another fantasy that I’ve heard is awesome that I haven’t read. Time to remedy that situation.

And obviously, I have oodles of potentially awesome review books to get through as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to fit everything in. But if I don’t, I just have to keep reminding myself that I am no longer in school. If I don’t finish my summer reading during summer, I will not get a bad grade. (I don’t even think my fifth grade teacher will notice.) So I’m going to try not to sweat it if summer reading turns into fall reading.

What books are you planning on reading this summer?

49 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (June 19) – Summer TBR List

  1. I rally may revoke your credentials for not reading TFiOS! hahah it truly is a phenomenal read and I hope you get to it soon. For Darkness Shows the Stars is one I’ve been dying to read, I hear it’s a great book! And you can’t go wrong with Jane Austen + Space. How has that not appeared earlier?! Also, please please read Across the Universe soon! Such a wonderful book! That’s actually what got me into book blogging, so it’s got a special place in my heart 🙂

    Happy reading 🙂
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  2. I love so many of the books on your list! I could go on and on about how great “The Fault in Our Stars is ” (I have, actually) or how amazing ” The Near Witch” is, the intrigue of “Across the Universe” or how much I loved “The Girl of Fire and Thorns!” Buuuut, I’ll just let you figure that out for yourself 😉

    I’m starting “For Darkness Shows the Stars Tonight” I can’t believe I’ve managed to wait this long!
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    • I’ve actually got them both checked out from the library right now, I just only included the next one I need to read on my list – otherwise the list would have been completely overrun with sequels and follow-ups 🙂

  3. You got a great list, I have read several of those books and they are really good. I just recently read The Fault in our Stars and it was easily one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read. Hope you enjoy them all. 🙂

  4. Great list! I can’t wait for The Rise of Nine and I still have to read Incarnate! Haha, Ten just isn’t enough for this list, indeed 🙂

    Happy Reading
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  5. You have an intense TBR list Lauren! I really loved diving into Game of Thrones and I love that I can discuss it with reader and non-reader friends alike. And try to convert them of course… Across the Universe is on my TBR list too, although this week I let my sister make one for me!
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  6. Absolutely love your description of the first two books. Space books = Awesome. Throw in Jane Austen and that equals win! Woo hoo! Also, hadn’t heard of The Near Witch but now must check it out because like you said fairy tales = win. Also, the Girl of Fire & Thorns was good!

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