Top Ten Books on My Summer Reading List

Top Ten Tuesday is a book blogging prompt hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I don’t participate every week, but I join in when I find the prompt interesting. This week’s prompt is books on your summer reading list.

Trying to be realistic about my goals, here. I haven’t had nearly enough time to read lately, and I’ve been having difficulty finishing books. I don’t want to read books that are so absorbing I can’t put them down because then I’ll not get enough sleep. But I also need something interesting enough to have me keep reading in little snippets of time on my lunch break. It’s a balancing act. I’m hoping I turn a corner this summer and get back in the groove of reading at least two books a week.

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien

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I haven’t read O’Brien’s previous series, but the concept for this one sounds great.

Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker

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Natalie’s a local author, and I’m doing a “YA for Grownups” panel with her and three other authors next week, so this is at the top of my list!

Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff

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I have loved all of Brenna’s previous books, and this one sounds deliciously creepy.

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

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So many great series are coming to an end this year! Looking forward to Annith’s story.

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

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I’ll be honest, the concept and plot for this one sounds sort of crazy, but it’s gotten great reviews (even Kirkus!) and has lots of diversity (without being *about* diversity).

Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne

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I used to read Livia’s blog, years ago, before she got a book deal! This one sounds like lots of fun and I really hope I enjoy it.

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

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Kate and Curran, why are you so addictive?

Midnight Crossroads by Charlaine Harris

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That’s right, I’m going to give you another try, Charlaine Harris. We’ll see if I like your books without Sookie.

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

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Yes, I read adult literary fiction.

I have some more reading I hope to finish (ha!) this summer. With moving into a new house, moving the library back into the renovated building, and ALA, I’m not sure if this will happen, but….

I want to finish three YA series I’ve started: The Lynburg Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan, The Curseworkers by Holly Black, and Blood of Eden by Julie Kawaga.

I’ve also got a list of graphic novels to read. It’s long.

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What’s on your summer reading list? Are you looking forward to reading any of these books? If you’ve already read any of them let me know what you think!

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