Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2014 TBR List
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the Brooke and the Bookish. This week's top ten is of books that will be a priority on my summer 2014 TBR list.
10. "Alanna: The First Adventure" by Tamora Pierce
The title is kind of lame, but this one's a classic, and I can't believe I haven't read it yet. This summer will be the perfect time to finally get around to reading it. And, if I like it, it's the first in a series of four books.
9. "Hild" by Nicola Griffith
I love a good tale of courtly intrigue and this one's set in pre-unification England, too, which is a period I don't know much about. I look forward to reading it.
Also, that cover is gorgeous, even though it hasn't anything to do with the quality of the novel.
8. "Finnick of the Rock" by Melina Marchetti
This novel is not very well known and it has received some glowing praise. I'm a little worried that it will just be a romance novel in the guise of an high fantasy, though. Here's to hoping that it will be as good as the reviews make it sound!
7. "Half a King" by Joe Abercrombie
This novel, the author's first YA, is being released in July, and I've talked about it several times before. I have been counting down the days until it's release, and I just hope I won't be disappointed.
6. "Grave Mercy" by Robin LaFevres
I have been wanting to read this novel for ages, and this summer will be the perfect time to do it. It promises to be a dark and engrossing assassin story, and it has received some great reviews.
5. "Blond Ops" by Charlotte Bernardo and Natalie Zaman
Charlotte Bernardo first novel, "Sirens", was engrossing.
The synopsis of this book sounded fun, if a little bit dumb, perfect for light summer reading.
4. "Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures" by Cate DiCamillo
This book looks freaking adorable. And the combo of a young cynic and a squirrel with superpowers has the potential to be hilarious.
This novel promises both to be heart-warming and funny, which is a great combo.
Also, I'm curious about the fact that it's a combo of a novel and a graphic novel. I want to see if the author is capable of pulling it off.
3. "Stardust" by Neil Gaiman
I have read this novel once already, when the film came out. I've been meaning to reread it for ages, but I have never gotten around to it. I definitely will this summer, though.
2. "Scarlet" by Marissa Meyer
This book is already on my kindle, just waiting to be read. I enjoyed the first book in the series, Cinder, and plan to keep reading "The Lunar Chronicles" (though I just found out that it's not completed yet, so if I get engrossed I'll still have to wait for the last installment to come out).
1. "The Luminaries" by Eleanor Catton
I've been putting off reading this book for far too long, but I definitely want to read it this summer (I keep getting side-tracked and always end up reading something else instead).
The plot sounds engrossing and the novel is long enough that reading it will fill at least couple of rainy days.
What about you? What books are on your summer TBR list? Let me know in the comments!