As I’m not really much of a seasonal reader, when you think of beach books you think of light, fluffy romances which is not really my scene at all, I thought for this week’s theme, I would just do ten books that I’m planning to read over the summer, since that makes more sense for me. So these are the ten books that I’m planning to read over the summer, I don’t know whether I’ll get through them all, but I’m hoping to make it through a decent portion of these.
1. Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys-I’ve had this one for a while actually, but just haven’t got around to reading it yet, but it’s next on my to read list and I’m very nearly done with Slated so I should be reading this very soon! I picked it up because my history course over the last two years has been on Russia, but I haven’t learned very much about other countries in the USSR such as Lithuania and it’s a part of WWWII that I haven’t done before, so I’m hoping this will be a good learning experience as well as a good read. I need a good book after two slightly meh books that I have read recently!
2. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver-I wasn’t too keen on Panic, the first book of Oliver’s that I read, but I’ve heard great things about this one and the premise of the mean teen who dies and then gets to live her last day of and over again really appealed to me. I hope it’s as good as I’ve heard it is.
3. Trust In Me (on Goodreads it comes up as You Can Trust Me, but this is the title of the copy I have)by Sophie McKenzie-I love Sophie McKenzie as a writer, and have devoured basically everything she’s ever written and I have a feeling this will be no different. Whilst I wasn’t so keen on her other adult mystery, Close My Eyes, I do like the premise for this book, it sounds like a good mystery, so I’m hoping this one will be an improvement on her last adult book. I love psychological thrillers, which is what this is described as, so I have high hopes.
4. Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes-This is the english translation of a German book, and it immediately appealed to me, because I’m interested in the WWII, Nazi era of history and the idea of bringing Hitler into modern Germany and having everyone think he was an impersonator sounded really appealing to me. I like humourous books, and this sounds like it will be an enjoyable satire on a well known part of history, plus the writer is German so it should be really good.
5. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness-As you all probably know by now, I love a good dystopia. This one sounds interesting, kind of strange, but I like that, and the idea of a talking dog character completely appeals to me! My sister read this a while back and enjoyed it, and we have a somewhat similar taste in books, so hopefully I’ll enjoy it to. It sounds right up my alley, so I have high hopes for this one!
6. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein-As I’ve said already, I love WWII era fiction, and I love to learn new things about the war that I never knew before. I don’t really know all that much about female pilots, so I’m definitely interested in that aspect of the book, plus it sounds like it has a good female friendship in it, which I always love in a book and has a lot of girl power, which I also love. I’ve heard some really positive things about it, so I’m looking forward to digging into this one!
7. Allegiant by Veronica Roth-Yes, I know, let me have the choruses of “how could you not have read this yet?” but it’s a big book and I have a lot of others to read! And yes, I do already know how it ends, but given that it’s been out for a couple of years now, I was kind of expecting the ending to be spoiled before I read it, after all I am a book blogger and I do spend a lot of time on the Internet! I’ve heard mixed reviews about this one, some who loved it, some who hated it, but I want to read it for myself before I make up my mind in how I feel about the ending. This is kind of a reading for completeness sake, because I want to finish the trilogy, it’s probably the book I’m least excited about reading on this list. Still I have to read it before the film comes out next year, so this summer is the perfect time.
8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas-I’m so excited about this one! I’ve been reading great reviews of it, it sounds fabulous, Beauty and The Beast is one of my favourite Disney movies, and this from what I’ve gathered is a retelling of Beauty and The Beast but with Fae, so basically, it’s going to be epic! (I hope).
9. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas-Yes, I want a double dose of Sarah J Maas this summer! I don’t usually read novellas (mainly because most authors publish them as e-books and I don’t have a kindle) but since this is a paperback and I’ve been told how great this collection of novellas is, I want to give it a try. Plus, I’m pretty sure, as far as I’m aware you get some background on Arobynn and Sam, which seems like it would be helpful for Queen of Shadows, so summer is the ideal time to read this, before Queen of Shadows is released in September.
10. Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman-I’ve been dying to read another Neal Shusterman book ever since I finished Undivided, and I’m really excited for this one. Since he has personal insight, given that his son suffers from Schizophrenia, it should be really good, plus I did Schizophrenia as part of my Psychology A-Level, so I’m really interested in that aspect of the book, and the reviews I’ve seen of it have been really positive, so I’m really looking forward to reading it.
What books are you planning to read over the summer? Any recommendations for me? Have you read any of the books on my list? Did you like them? Are you planning on reading any of the same books as me? Let me know! Also since books on your summer TBR is a topic coming up in a few weeks, I will just do something new that week, since my summer TBR probably won’t have changed much by then!
I will be back with another Top Ten Tuesday next week (top ten books you’d love to see as movies/TV shows) but tomorrow I will have another Wishlist Wednesday for you all, so make sure to check that out!