Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List!

toptentuesssTop Ten Tuesday, asΒ  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

I’ve already let you know what books I plan on reading at the beach this year so I’ll leave those books off and focus on some other books I plan to read this summer!


City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: I know people either passionately love or hate this one but I’m just so curious about it! I tried to start it before BEA but I just wasn’t in the mood for it (or really anything else) so my plan is to read it this summer!
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green: As much of a HUGE John Green fan as I am I have put this one off because I haven’t felt like I’m ready to handle the FEELS.
Saving June by Hannah Harrington: I just finished Speechless and decided that Saving June, a book I’ve heard SUCH GOOD THINGS ABOUT, would go on my Summer TBR because reading Hannah Harrington was long overdue for sure!

Over You by Amy Reed: I’ve heard excellent things about Amy Reed’s books & I was so pleased to receive this for review. Sounds like a really great contemporary read.
The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna: This one sounds so DIFFERENT and interesting that of course I’ve had my eye on it for a while. And the cover is so darnΒ  cute. Hope to get to it soon!
Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke: I so want this one to be creepy — I mean after all it has to do with the devil disguised as the hot boy next door! I may have squealed a bit when this one came in the mail!
Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn: I am so down for some good horror books and I’ve heard awesome things about this one! I keep wanting to start it but it’s always at night and I get freaked out about it. I’m going to have to make this my pool read on a weekend so it’s light out and I’m near lots of people haha.


Β Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis: I love post apocalyptic stories and even more than that I love survival-esque type stories.Β  I’ve been itching to start reading this and I’m self restraint is slowly wearing off. IT SOUNDS SO AWESOME.
Across A Star Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund: I LOVED For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund so I’m excited for this book! It’s set in the same WORLD as FDSTS but it’s not a sequel — I’m SO ready to dive headfirst into a new story but in a familiar world.
Where The Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller: This is a no brainer! You know how much I’ve raved about Something Like Normal and I’ve been waiting for the perfect day to sit and devour this in one sitting!


So tell me…what is on your To Be Read list this summer? Have you read any of the books that I’m planning to read this summer??

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Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. I’ve got City of Bones on my list, too! And I’m reading Not A Drop To Drink now–it’s interesting, but good. And beware of The Fault in Our Stars–you will CRY! Great list!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  2. I really have to get to the fault in our stars too but I’m just nervous about the unavoidable tears.

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  3. This is once again an awesome list Jamie. I still have to read The Fault in Our Stars too, I’ve heard such great things, I think I’m just really scared to give it a try. Where the Stars Still Shine sounds like a gorgeous read too, I can’t believe I forgot to put it on my list!

  4. Although not on my Top 10 list, Not A Drop To Drink and Between The Devil & The Deep Sea are definitely in the top 20! Another Little Piece was really good! Enjoy!

  5. TFiOS! Get on it, girl!

  6. Idk how I forgot about Where the Stars Still Shine and The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea! Great list!

  7. I have yet to read The Fault in Our Stars as well. Need to emotionally prepare myself for that one; best not be doing anything major when I do get around to reading it, lol.

    Where the Stars Still Shine looks interesting, will have to check it out on GoodReads. Great list! πŸ™‚

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  8. Great selection of books. I’ve read Saving June and thought it was fabulous. I didn’t like The Fault In Our Stars as much as I hoped I would.

  9. Georgie says:

    I have the fault in our stars too. I bought it ages ago so I should start reading it :). Great TTT!

  10. I still need to read City of Bones too, but a part of me wants to wait until after the movie. Sometimes it’s better to do it that way. So the movie doesn’t let you down. Great lists. So many good books!
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  11. Great selection of books. I still need to read City of Bones and The Fault in Our Stars too. I can’t wait until I can get a copy of and read Another Little Piece! I have Not a Drop to drink to read (and on my list today) too!
    Happy reading!

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    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  12. Oh my gosh, I still haven’t read City of Bones or Fault in Our Stars either!!! Glad to know I’m not the last one lagging behind πŸ™‚ Have to read before the movies come out (CoB, this summer; while FioS is starting to shoot!)

  13. The Fault in Our Stars! I’m fairly certain that you’ll tear up while reading that one and then again after reading it – but it’s SO worth it. I cannot wait to hear your thoughts. And then City of Bones as well! It’s a series that I used to really enjoy, but when I went to reread before the movie comes out this fall – it just wasn’t working for me.

    Great list!

  14. Great top ten! City of Bones is just perfect:)

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  15. I’ve been putting off the Fault in Our Stars for the same reason… the feels!!! I don’t know that I can handle it right now! Besides, I’m in the mood for more light and funny books. But then again, who knows?! That could change in an instant!

    Thanks for sharing your great list! I hope you’re able to read and love them all! πŸ™‚

    Litza @ She Dreams in Fiction

  16. Oh! You’re going to love TFiOS and Saving June! The FEELS! Where the Stars Still Shine is on my list as well. So excited about that one.

  17. Aww, you’re going to have SO MANY FEELS. Don’t read TFiOS in a public place, trust me.

    Personally, I like The Infernal Devices series better thn The Mortal Instruments. TMI is a bit slow to get into.

  18. I loved the first 3 on your list (though just to caution you – I thought City of Bones was the most poorly written book of the series… it gets better quickly from there) Saving June ripped my heart out! I am also looking forward to Where The Stars Still Shine!

  19. I hope you enjoy all these books, especially The Fault in Our Stars! It definitely does give you feels, but best of all, I love the cynical, ironic, and witty way it looks at cancer, which makes it less sad than hilarious at times. πŸ™‚

  20. I’ve read Saving June and Where the Stars Still Shine and both are EXCELLENT!

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  21. Oh, I hope you enjoy The Fault in Our Stars!
    I have read City of Bones, but I am seriously thinking of going back to it, reading it again and then continuing with the rest of the series since it seems that pretty much everyone is in love with that series.

  22. I have Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea on my list too. And, I agree that Not A Drop To Drink looks amazing – I can’t wait to read it!

    TTT @ Krista’s Dust Jacket

  23. I loved The Fault in Our Stars and as you’re a John Green fan I’m sure you will too (when you decide to read it, that is ;))

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  24. Oh hope you enjoy City of Bones and The Fault in Our Stars! I was sort of indifferent towards City of Bones, enjoyed it enough. But I loved the TFiOS. You definitely have to be in the mood for it though. These other books all look really interesting, though I haven’t read any. Especially The Theory of Everything. Look at that cover! Awww…

  25. Ginger @ GReads! says:

    Saving June is ridiculously good. I think you’ll be blown away by it. As for Where the Stars Still Shine… well you know how I feel about that one πŸ˜‰ hehe

  26. I hear you on the long overdue reads! I also still need to start Mortal Instruments *dies under TBR pile* I even own the first four, no excuse!

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  27. Great List!! You definitely need to read City of Bones. I have only read the first 2 books in the series so far, but I have really enjoyed them. I should have added The Fault in Our Stars to my list. I keep saying that I need to read one of his books, but I still haven’t gotten around to it.

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  28. Many of these are on my TBR as well, especially Across A Star-Swept Sea, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and Where The Stars Still Shine. I’ve been thinking a lot about doing a re-read of The Mortal Instruments Series in anticipation of the movie release. I LOVE those books.

  29. I cannot wait to find out what you think of The Fault in Our Stars. I loved it, and I hope you do too. And I hadn’t heard of Not a Drop to Drink, but it sounds amazing.

    Ashling @ Reading, Writing, & Anything but Arithmetic

  30. Hooray for City of Bones! It’s my favorite of the series. I just started Another Little Piece last night… wow. It’s SUPER good! Like totally, completely wonderful!

  31. I too have been putting off The Fault in Our Stars for so long because I don’t know if I can handle it. Have to tackle it at some point, though! Maybe one weekend when there is lots of ice cream in the house πŸ™‚
    I’m also very excited for Not a Drop to Drink because not only is it post-apocalyptic, which I love too, but it’s a different basis from so many of the others. I’m curious about Over You and Where the Stars Still Shine, so I’ll be keeping my eye out for your reviews. I hope they’re good ones!

  32. Great list! I can’t wait to read Another Little Piece and Where the Stars Still Shine!

  33. I only just read TMI a couple months ago, I needed to because I’m planning on watching the movie soo… Now I’m pumped for it! I loved those books! TFioS is quite good as well, the only John Green book I’ve read actually… I didn’t cry reading it though, I’m super emotional and was expecting to bawl, but I didn’t. It was still really good though!

    All of your books sound great! Great list!

  34. I picked up City of Bones one time when I was visiting home and saw it sitting around on my teenage sister’s shelf. I was just looking for something to pass the time on the trip and found myself pleasantly surprised. The first part of that book is a little rough, but it tightens up and gets a little more compelling in the second half.

    At this point I’ve read all 5 of the books in the series mostly because I like the Simon character. They definitely aren’t the worst of their kind I’ve read.

  35. I’m shocked you haven’t read TFiOS! I’m not a big John Green fan (the only other book I’ve read of his is Looking For Alaska and I was iffy on it), but I LOVED TFiOS. Hopefully you do, too! I’m very jealous you have a copy of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea; it sounds amazing.

  36. I can’t believe you’ve never read City of Bones or The Fault in Our Stars before now! They’re absolutely lovely. I just got back into The Mortal Instruments series a couple of months ago actually and am glad I did. They’re so good!

  37. I really need to read The Fault in Our Stars too but, like you, I’m not prepared for all the emotions of it yet! And I also agree with you on Another Little Piece. I want to read it, but it’ll definitely have to be sometime in the day or I’ll have to sleep with my light on, lol. πŸ™‚

  38. Seeing Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea on a lot of lists today…I feel it creeping onto my TBR list just out of curiosity. πŸ™‚

  39. I love how you broke them up into categories. That was a great idea.
    Cannot wait to read Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea!

    Happy Reading!
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  40. I’m dying to read ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA this summer as well! I haven’t heard of some of these. Enjoy them all, Jamie.

    And…I can’t believe you of all people haven’t read John Green yet!!

  41. I need to read City of Bones this summer too (before the movie!) and I’m dying to read all of your Fall 2013 reads. Starting with Not a Drop to Drink!

  42. I have some long overdue reads ready for the summer too. Hope you find time to read all of your books.

  43. Oh, I need to (finally) read A FAULT IN OUR STARS, too. And I can’t wait for ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA… gah!!! Thanks for sharing your list!

  44. City of Bones is on my list, too. And you definitely have to read The Fault in Our Stars. It was so good. It had me cracking up and bawling my eyes out! Not to mention they’re making a movie out of it!

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  45. YES to TFiOS. SO interested to see your thoughts on this one πŸ™‚

    I’ve heard great things about Another Little Piece, but like you, it’s hard to start scary books because I can only read them during the day, haha!!

    Where the Stars Still Shine sounds great, although I haven’t read Something Like Normal. This one sounds more my style though.

    Also, I just finished Waiting for the Storm by Marie Landry, which I loved and it would make a great summer read. After I finished I actually thought of you because I think you’d really like it!

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  46. I really hope you enjoy Saving June! I have such a soft spot for road trip novels and this one was really something special. I read it last year but still find myself thinking about it from time to time. Although I didn’t include it on my TTT list this week, Speechless is on my own TBR list because of how much I adored Saving June πŸ™‚

    I’m still kicking myself that I forgot to include Where The Stars Still Shine on my own TTT list. Something Like Normal was one of the best books I read in 2012 and is easily one of my favourite YA contemporary novels of all time. There are no words to describe how excited I am for her sophomore novel!

  47. Just get The Fault in Our Stars over with so you can follow it up with one of the other books on your list! πŸ™‚

  48. Saving June is so so so good! I hope you love it! I can’t wait to see what you think of Another Little Piece, it’s supposed to be really good but I’ve also heard it’s a little messed up (which I like in books), so it might be best to save this one for daylight hours, haha!

  49. TFIOS is incredible!! Such a fantastic, emotional story.

    Nice choices πŸ™‚

  50. I’ve attempted to read City of Bones in the past but failed. Hopefully, I can finish it over the summer before the movie premieres! It looks really good (the movie, but also the book!). All the summer releases for this year look amazing! You bet I’ll be camping at my bookstore through July and August! And I can’t wait for you to get to The Fault In Our Stars! I just know you’ll love it! πŸ™‚

  51. I totally get what you mean about TFiOS. I have picked it up thousands of times but I can’t bring myself to read it. Like with If I Stay. My brain is like “It’s a good book! Everybody loved it! Read it!”, but my heart goes “Are you crazy? Isn’t all the bad in your life enough?!”
    The Mortal Instruments is a series with LOTS of descriptions, but the story is amazing and Cassie knows how to keep you reading. It does deal with controversial topics like incest, among others. And the villains are amazing, at least in TMI.

  52. Oh my gosh, City of Bones and Saving June–READ ASAP!!!!!!

  53. Your Overdue Reads are all so so good! It’s the perfect time to read CoB because the movie comes out in August I believe, and it’s always nice to read the book before watching its adaption! Saving June is also perfect for the summer because it’s a road trip book, and most road trip books are awesomesauce. As for TFiOS, I was like you and held off reading it, and boy was that a mistake. Trust me, you can take the feels. It’s sooooo worth it!

  54. Yes The Fault in Our Stars. I just recently read City of Bones and it was great. Most of my list is made up of Cassandra Clare.

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  55. Jealous of this list, Jamie – super excited about the last two you shared and I’ve not even read anything else by those two authors! πŸ˜‰

  56. City of Bones is AWESOME. Just saying. I desperately want Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea as ever since I saw that cover I was hooked. Not a Drop to Drink looks really interesting too! Great list πŸ™‚

  57. The Fault In Our Stars & Another Little Piece are both on my TBR list for this summer.

  58. Nice list! I loved The Fault in Our Stars, so I hope it’s worth reading this summer. If you’re already a John Green fan, then that’s a nice start. It’s emotional, yes, but I also love the humor and just how REAL it all was.

    I too want to read Saving June, but I have yet to read Speechless, so I guess I need both. πŸ™‚


  59. Fabulous list and I hope you love The Fault in Our Stars. I didn’t love Saving June, but I have Speechless to try too. Another Little Piece looks great. Happy Reading!

  60. I am so glad I am not the only one who has not read City of Bones! It is on my TBR list as well. And Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea made my list also! I can’t wait for it to come out!

    Amber @Nala’s Book Corner Amber @Nala’s Book Corner

  61. I was one of the people that hated City of Bones but I’m thinking of giving it another try this summer if I’ve got the time! Saving June is an incredible book! I really hope you enjoy it! I had hesitations over TFiOS as well and ended up really enjoying it, but not LOVING it like the majority. But it was still a fantastic book! I cannot wait for The Theory of Everything!!! It sounds like such a cute and interesting book! Looks like a great summer of reading!
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  62. I just got City of Bones from the library! I seriously have so many books to read and not enough time! Great books coming up too!

  63. I hope you enjoy reading both The Fault in Our Stars and Saving June, those books made me cry. I have a feeling you’ll love both of them because they’re full of FEELS. You already have a copy of Where the Stars Still Shine? I’m looking forward to reading that.

  64. I too am excited for Across a Star-Swept Sea and Where the Stars Still Shine! Both of these books sound absolutely wonderful, and I can’t wait to indulge.

  65. You’re so lucky to have an ARC of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea! It sounds creepy, definitely. Hope you love TFIOS! It’s a lot of feels, but so worth it. πŸ™‚

  66. Danielle Nguyen says:

    I’ve had Saving June sitting on my shelf forever. I need to make time for that one. Not a Drop to Drink and Across a Star-Swept Sea are on my TBR too.

  67. I definitely want to read Another Little Piece and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. So excited for those. I hope you love City of Bones. I personally like The Infernal Devices a bit more, but they’re both wonderful.

  68. Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea , and Not a drop to drink are books on my TBR list. City of Bones is one I really enjoyed reading.
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  69. Woah, I’m not the last person to read The Fault in Our Stars!

    I finally gave in this summer and read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green because I’m trying to read more contemporary lately–a genre I generally stay away from. Also because one of my friends wanted to borrow it…so of course I had to read it before lending it out. I am just addicted to being he person one to break the spine and have crisp new pages. There’s also something about summer that just makes me want to read contemporary novels.

    But really, go read it so I can see what you think of it.

  70. the fault in our stars is sad, but it’s more beautiful than sad. I couldn’t put it down. My mom had cancer as well, so reading cancer books is hard for me too, but I continue to read them because I can connect to them.

  71. I would love to hear what you think about The Fault in our Stars! Read it because it’ll definitely make you feel ALL the feels! And Saving June is also on my to-read list as well. Can’t wait to see if it’s as good as everyone says.

  72. I am so so excited for Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea and Not A Drop To Drink! Great list!

  73. Mackenzie says:

    City of bones is amazing πŸ™‚ you’ll love it.

  74. Uhh, I’m late. Sunday already. Whatever, I still had to stop by and say that I love your list! Not only, because you haven’t read The Fault in Our Stars yet. Which had me relieved, because I have put it off until now, too and now I don’t have to feel as guilty anymore πŸ™‚ Also, I like that you stated fall releases already. As much as I love that it’s finally summer, fall always comes by so fast and it can’t hurt, after all, to be prepared for those awesome loads of new books πŸ˜€

  75. Sandy Lion says:

    I want to finish the Sinners On Tour books from Olivia Cunning since I have been patiently waiting for WICKED BEATS to be released so I can read the last 3 books in order. I also want to catch up and read Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protector as well as Karina Halle’s Experiment in Terror series. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  76. I can’t wait for Diana Peterfreund’s new book!


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