Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Summer Beach Reads
(Or Just Summer 16′ TBR)
I’m no good in stiflingly hot weather. I melt. So it’s not that I wouldn’t go to the beach at all…it’s that I wouldn’t go to the beach to read. Plus sand makes me all kinds of dry in all kinds of places. You’re welcome.
But with Canadian Summer beginning on June 20, these are probably the books I’ll be reading during that time; by which I also mean I’ll probably only get to reading at least one of them.
Ever The Hunted (Summerill)
Uh…fuck yeah I’m reading this soon.
It’s been a while since I read steampunk, so yeah, it will be fun.
Summer Days and Summer Nights (Various)
If I’m being completely honest, I might just read Leigh Bardugo’s, Tim Federle, and Lev Grossman’s story and call it a day.
Towers Falling (Rhodes)
I remember where I was during 9/11, do you? (But really, this story is one of those MG reads I’m drawn to because of the nature of the story.)
My Kind of Crazy (Reul)
I’ve come to the realization that I actually read contemporaries very quickly in comparison to genre stories. And upon reading the first chapter, it seemed ridiculous(ly fun?). Plus male POV in contemporary romance fiction is always interesting to me.
Vassa In The Night (Porter)
It Looks Like Here (Mittlefehldt)
I think this book could either go really well or really bad.
Outrun The Moon (Lee)
Reading this for me. Like, my culture me.
Julia Vanishes (Egan)
The protagonist (with ability to be unseen) sounds a lot of Anonymous from Zeroes, who is my favourite character in that series, SO OF COURSE I WOULD READ THIS.
Okay but let me attempt to give some recommendations following the real prompt this week for beach reads:
Half A King (Abercrombie)
This is such an easy fantasy read due to its effortless pacing that will keep you flipping through the pages and an uncomplicated world. (If you need more of a sales pitch, my somewhat glowing review here).
Tell Me Three Things (Buxbaum)
Okay, so I didn’t like this book as much as other people did (reason being it has plotting flaws) BUT it is a quick read because it’s driven by email/text narratives that are more-or-less witty. Plus, I hear if you like Simon Vs., you’ll enjoy this book. (If you want to know three thoughts I had about this book, click here.)
The Deal (Kennedy)
This one is a shout out to all you blogger friends who read New Adult. I only recommend this book if you’re one to typically enjoying reading sexy times in the contemporary romance genre because a lot of this story doesn’t logistically make sense. (Otherwise, you can read about my rant-y review here.)
I AM MELTING. GIVE ME MY DAMN WINTER BACK, CANADA. FUH.