Tuesday, June 19

Books We Will (Hopefully?) Read This Summer


Isn't it fun to make a list you know you're never going to complete? Cuz I sure as hell seem to think. See, any time I make one of these seasonal (or monthly) to-read lists I fail them. Spectacularly so. 

These ain't working for me. If anything, they seem to jinx my excitement for the novels I list, and more often than not, I end up not only not reading the featured titles, but also lose interest in them completely. 

YET, HERE I AM TRYING AGAIN. #killme But this time, I also have Clare listing her titles, which... nearly sounds like a competition to me? I'm a very competitive person so just comparing the amount she finished by the end summer with mine *might* spur me on. WE SHALL SEE. 


(We're completing this topic for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl)

VERONIKA

   
   

My plan for the summer is to tackle as many of my physical copies as possible, because they've piled up, as I've been mostly concentrating on ebooks this year. I included these eight titles in particular because they are some of my most awaited novels, and I'm fairly certain I'll enjoy them - either because I trust the authors, or because the hype has been MASSIVE. 

CLARE

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now A Map for Wrecked Girls Reign the Earth (The Elementae, #1) The Belles (The Belles #1)

I am a total seasonal reader so I've collected a lot of books that have summer in the title or have summery covers! (I know Wunderkids doesn't but I want to read it anyway). Other than Dhonielle Clayton (who I know writes amazing books because I've read them) these are all authors I haven't read before so it's definitely going to be a summer of experimenting!! I'm really excited for all of these and cant wait to dive in! 

LET'S CHAT!
Have you read any of these novels? It'd be much welcomed if you could make us more excited for these. But! You can also tell us if you disliked them, so we know what we're getting into. What books are you looking forward to reading this summer?
Leave a link to your TTTs, so we can go & visit you. :)

36 comments:

  1. I keep meaning to get around to The Belles, but it hasn't happened yet! My TTT

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    1. Its so beautifully tempting on my shelf and I still haven't picked it up yet!

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  2. Oh, this makes me want to read The Shining again! And also The Handmaid's Tale. Those are the only two I've read from your lists, but I loved them both. So good luck with your competition and I hope you enjoy all your books.

    Have a great week. - Katie

    Here's my TTT --> http://justanothergirlandherbooks.blogspot.com/2018/06/top-ten-tuesday-beach-reads.html

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    1. I ended up picking up The Shining yesterday, and I loved it A LOT. I can't wait for The Handmaid's Tale. :) Thank you & have a great week, too! :)

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  3. Oh The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet is so good- it's seriously one of my favorite books. And Love & Gelato was great. A Map for Wrecked Girls wasn't a great read for me, but it wasn't bad by any means, and I loved the island setting!

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    1. I remember seeing you talk about A Map for Wrecked Girls a while back and it probably made me put it off this long but I feel like it'll work as a summer read so long as I lower my expectations slightly!!

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  4. Quote: "These ain't working for me. If anything, they seem to jinx my excitement for the novels I list, and more often than not, I end up not only not reading the featured titles, but also lose interest in them completely."

    Haha, why is this? Anyway - I hope the competition helps this time!

    Can you believe I HAVE READ THE SHINING? I'm notorious when it comes to not be able to read King for the level of body horror and disturbing imagery. But for some reason, I managed to tolerate The Shining. It doesn't have the level of disturbing stuff other books of his have. Not that I want to read it twice, but still ūüėČ. I mean, it was good, but it's not my kind of book (I read it because it was in the house). Curious to hear your thoughts when you've read it, so ONE MORE REASON TO DO IT ūüėā. Also because, there's a...thing in it that I wonder if was included in the movie at all, because on the page it works, but for some reason, has got the potential of looking more ridiculous than scary on screen. To me, that is.

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    1. I DON'T KNOW WHY THAT HAPPENS lol. But whenever I go back to one of these lists I more often than not lost interest in various titles... and in just a few months time. I think it's partly how fast my taste can change!? IDEK.

      Haha, I understand that, I've just finished The Shining, the body horror and violence was a bit too much for me, tbh. Or rather, it was too much only when Jack was beating his wife. And then the man who came to help, because those scenes were so graphic and horrid. I might watch the movie today, I'm kind of in the mood for it.

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    2. I don't know how many (or which) King books you've read other than this one, but believe me, if I managed to read it, it's because it's tamer than some other stuff of his I came across. For "body horror" I mean things that actually disfigure the body (and graphic descriptions of stuff). There's a limit to the level of horror I can stomach...or the way an author approaches it. I mean...in time, I've become tougher than I used to be, but there are things (like bugs creeping on people...or bugs, period) that I can't stand at all...

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  5. Great list!! I have quite a few of these on my TBR as well :)

    My TTT

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  6. Radio Silence was on my list this week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/top-ten-tuesday-164/

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    1. I'm really looking forward to that one!

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  7. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo! Love, love, love!!! :) It will without a doubt be among my favorites of 2018.

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    1. I can't wait to read it, I've heard nothing but amazing things about it!

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  8. Yes to The Shining! I've read it twice and definitely think you should move it to the front of the line!

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    1. I've finished it today, and really loved it! Can't wait to read more by King.

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  9. I'm horrible at completing TBR lists! I usually just pick up what I'm in the mood for at the moment. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. I'm the exact same way, very much a mood-reader.

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  10. I hope you'll get to read all of these and that you enjoy them all!

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  11. I love Julie Murphy books, and I thought Dumplin was fabulous. I want to read Radio Silence before the end of the year. I want to rave with everyone else about it. Two Summers was a interesting. A YA Sliding Doors type book. I read it a while back, but remember it being pretty good. Tiffany Sly and Jordi Perez were both good reads for me too. Love & Gelato was fabulous. I adored both the books in the series. Very cute and sweet. They made me feel things.

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    1. I can't wait for Dumplin! I feel the same way about Radio Silence - everyone adores it, and I'm quite sure I will too. Also, the author's newest book, I Was Born For This, sounds marvelous, but I want to read RS first.

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  12. The Long Way to a Small Angry Plant is a lovely read, I hope you're able to get around to it this summer. (Great title too, no?)

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    1. I'm super-excited for that one, and yes, I love the title.

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  13. I can't plan my reading but you have some fabulous books on this list.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I'm much the same way usually, but these are some that I super-want to read this summer. :D

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  14. I have been wanting to read Angelfall for the longest time, yet I still haven't. I have a copy of it too. Great lists!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. I have the whole damn trilogy and still haven't managed to read it smh, I'm the worst. Thank you!

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  15. Ah Veronika! Angelfall's has been on my TBR for soooo long! I'm glad I'm not the only one who still needs to read it. Give me a nudge when you get to it, I may join you, and you can't go wrong with a Neil Gaiman book! Ever!!

    Clare - the cover for Love and Gelato is just so perfect. If that doesn't turn out to be the best Summer read then I think Fairy's will have died somewhere in the world.

    Have fun reading these girls.
    Rachel x

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    1. I love the Angelfall series so I hope you and Vera both get to it soon!
      And now Love and Gelato better be perfect - I don't want any Fairys to come to harm!!!

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  16. I loved Dumplin' and The Belles. I'm notorious for not reading all of the books on the lists I make too, but it is fun to make the lists. Happy reading!

    eli @ the (book) supplier
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    1. I have a notebook JUST for lists like this. And I still read whatever I want to at the time. I'm hopeless. But maybe I'll actually stick to this list??

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  17. I haven't read any of them.

    I love your line "Isn't it fun to make a list you know you're never going to complete?" LOL.

    When people have been asking me what books I want to read this summer, I shrug and say "I dunno." There are a few books that I absolutely have to read, but none of them are coming out until December. Until then, I'll be finding books through serendipity, whatever becomes available at the library, and whatever looks good from my stacks of unread books at home.

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  18. "Isn't it fun to make a list you know you're never going to complete?" Oh my god y'all, don't @ me. My yearly TBR is 12 books and 6 months into the year I've only read 2 of them... ūüėā

    I love The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, it's such sweet and happy sci-fi. Pretty unusual but awesome! The Belles and Evelyn Hugo are both on my TBR too, but we all know that I...probably won't get to them for ages because list failure.

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