Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.
This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Summer 15′ Reads
Mood reading will say otherwise but cheers to another weekly reminder of things I should try to get to. Eventually.
As per usual: all images link back to their respective Goodreads.
A Trick in the Light – Lois Metzger
Even though summer officially starts next week, I started reading this over the weekend (and so it’ll probably carry over into the next month or so). It’s a YA-mental illness book narrated by the eating disorder itself. It’s pretty weird so far.
Mike Welles had everything under control. But that was before. Now things are rough at home, and they’re getting confusing at school. He’s losing his sense of direction, and he feels like he’s a mess. Then there’s a voice in his head. A friend, who’s trying to help him get control again.
The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson
Lalala, I have a snail’s pace in making my way through this beast. I have come to realize that it is both fun and not fun carrying this hardcover around on commute LOL.
It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors.
Hello, I Love You – Katie Stout
I saw it in store but decided “no, not yet. soon.” and soon it shall be. All of those negative reviews I’ve read only inspire me to want to check this out. Maybe the trick to reading this is to have kpop or the kdrama Heartstrings playing in the background (that CNBlue guy was who she imagined, right?)
A teen escapes to a boarding school abroad and falls for a Korean pop star in this fun and fresh romantic novel in the vein of Anna and the French Kiss.
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
After months of self-hyping to myself and to all of you…I think it is time. I’m half hoping that it’s a solid read so I don’t have to write a glowing rant but the other half of me wants that rant to happen. I’m a loser, I know.
The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.
Flick – Abigail Tarttelin
This is kind of an ARC. It’s a re-release (I think) but I’ll just classify it as such; meaning I should review it pronto.
My name is Flick and these are my images of my disconnected life, my forgettable weeks and unforgettable weekends. I am one of the disaffected youth.
We All Looked Up – Tommy Wallach
So I re-watched Coherence the other day (solid indie film, highly recommended) and the whole asteroid thing reminded me of this book again. Welcome back to the top of the pile, WALU.
Before the asteroid we let ourselves be defined by labels:
The athlete, the outcast, the slacker, the overachiever.
But then we all looked up and everything changed.
Less Than Hero – S.G. Browne
Was contacted to review this superhero novel that basically takes regular folk who undergo clinical tests for cash and gives them ridiculous superpowers (e.g. from the blurb: “Faster than a spreading rash! More powerful than dry heaves! Able to put villains to sleep with a single yawn!”) This sounds like wonderful satire already omg. Now I just wait for it to be mailed to me.
Under cover of night, Lloyd and his guinea pig friends band together to project their debilitating side effects onto petty criminals who prey upon the innocent. When a horrible menace with powers eerily similar to their own threatens the city, only one force can stop this evil: the handful of brave men who routinely undergo clinical trials.
Freakboy – Kristen Elizabeth Clark
With Pride taking place globally (and I think next week-ish in Toronto), I should think about expediting this read (albeit written in verse = I apparently read slower) in support. The story is about the transgender community.
From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He’s a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong—why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves. Is there even a name for guys like him? Guys who sometimes want to be girls? Or is Brendan just a freak?
Reality Boy – A.S. King
Big Brother US returns next week. This means more reality television and related things. I doubt I’d be reading this but I do get on a high during season premieres.
Gerald Faust knows exactly when he started feeling angry: the day his mother invited a reality television crew into his five-year-old life. Twelve years later, he’s still haunted by his rage-filled youth—which the entire world got to watch from every imaginable angle—and his anger issues have resulted in violent outbursts, zero friends, and clueless adults dumping him in the special education room at school.
Tangled – Emma Chase
#JoeyReadsNA could be a thing. I remember Miggy (@thequirkyreader) recommending this to me (or maybe it was that he told me that it has a male protagonist in NA, so, yeah). Aside from this choice, if you have any other recommendations for NA reads (that isn’t Colleen Hoover—not that I’m against her, it’s that I’ve heard the choirs sing praise of her enough that I know to read her eventually), I’d love to hear from you!
Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true.
If you know of a solid pre-ordering site (with minimal/no shipping fees—that isn’t Book Depository), I’d love to hear your thoughts for reasons of a very important book that releases late August in the UK and regrettably not within NA until months later. #why
Leave a link to your lists below and I’ll blog-hop on over!