This week we are sharing what’s on our summer reading list! My Summer 2012 TBR (to be read) list is a variety of old & new because I’m always trying to mix it up and have a nice balance of backlisted books as well as what is upcoming! There are books I feel like I’ve NEEDED to get to for forever and upcoming releases that I cannot wait to devour on a lounge chair with a fruity adult beverage.
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han (and the rest of the series): My sister read these years ago and told me I’d like them but I was too busy reading literary fiction then and turned my nose at teen fiction. College Jamie was such a super snob. Since I started blogging and also reading a ton more YA, I’ve seen everyone RAVE about this series. Plus I got to meet Jenny Han not but twice (the most recent at the S&S party where she was a fab moderator & had the cutest shoes on!) and I love her personality so I’m SO anxious to finally read her books!
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver: I can’t comprehend why I haven’t read this yet. I bought it SO long ago and I really am in the mood to read it this summer! I loved Delirium by Lauren Oliver (still need to read Pandy!) and I hear these are two TOTALLY different kinds of books which makes me excited!
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: This is going to be the summer that I FINALLY read Melina Marchetta. I have this feeling I’m going to love her based on the feelings bloggers I trust have towards her books! YAY AUSSIE FICTION!
Emma by Jane Austen: I’ve never read this one and when I was moving my books into my apartment this past weekend or so, I really got the urge to read this one so I pulled it out into my Summer TBR stack. It’s not summer without Jane Austen apparently for me. I always seem to reread or read an Austen book at some point during the summer months.
For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund: I’ve heard some PRETTY amazing things about this one and I am delighed that HarperTeen sent me my very own copy for review. I cannot wait to devour it as it is dystopian apparently AND I hear it is inspired by Persuasion by Jane Austen. Jane Austen fangirls holla if you are excited! Good news: it hit the bookstores on June 14th so you can add it to your Summer TBR if you are intrigued.
Once by Anna Carey: While Eve by Anna Carey and I had crazy love affair: my reading experience was one of compulsive reading & page turning followed by some reflective afterthoughts that brought up some issues for me…I am still so FRIGGIN excited to find out what happens. PLUS I think my dear friend Anna, of Anna Reads, may explode if I don’t get to it soon so we can have a conversation about it. Out in July.
The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna: This doesn’t come out until the very end of August but GAH I have been just staring at it on my bookshelf. I haven’t heard much about it but it was so intriguing to me. Basically the MC spends her life watching her “other” in the event that she dies. So naturally her “other” DOES die. I had SO many stinking questions just from reading the back of the book that I can’t bare to not read this summer!
Origin by Jessica Khoury: The book summary for Origin had me at the comparison to LOST. I friggin loved that tv show and I’m SO super stoked to read this soon thanks to Penguin! I can’t even tell you. And honestly, I’m pretty excited that it takes place in the Amazon because I can’t say I’ve read a book set there before in my life. Out
The Diviners by Libba Bray: AHH my wonderful friend, Anna of Anna Reads, is kindly letting me borrow this so it’s DEFINITELY on my TBR list for the summer! It seems promising — historical fiction, set in the 20’s, supernatural powers & some MYSTERY!
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian: Ooh looks like Jenny Han has invaded my list again! I’m ok with that..are you? Seeing the energy between besties Jenny & Siobhan at the S&S party made me DYING to read this collaboration. They are TOO CUTE together. Seriously. Plus, this book is about revenge and well sometimes revenge is fun! 😛
There are SO many other books on my potential Summer TBR but these are the ten that I’ve bumped up to the top! What are the top books on your list to read this summer?? I want to know! Because you know I’ll probably add more books to my summer list. lol