Hey everyone! I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all this week, courtesy of the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish. Now this week’s prompt was supposed to be Beach Reads, but since I’m not a big fan of the typical beach read and I don’t actually have plans to go to the beach this summer, so I can’t say what I’d plan to read on the beach, instead of that, I’m going to change the topic slightly to Top Ten Books I Plan To Read This Summer. I may not read all of these (my track record on finishing my TBR lists when I do them for TTT is not all that great, but hey, I try!) but I definitely hope to finish at least some of them!
- Desolation-Derek Landy-Okay, so this one is kind of cheating a little, since I’m already about halfway through it, but hey, it’s a book that I’m reading this summer, so I think it counts!
- Graceling-Kristin Cashore-This is my #RockMyTBR book for June, (or it’s the book that I want to read off my #RockMyTBR list next anyway, I don’t really have much of a plan when it comes to that challenge aside from finishing all of the books on my list by the end of the year) and I’m quite looking forward to it. I’ve been on a bit of a fantasy/paranormal/adventure/supernatural etc kick recently and I’m quite happy for it to continue!
- A Darker Shade of Magic-VE Schwab-I’ve heard such amazing things about this book for so long and I’m really excited to get started on it. I mean it’s magic and fantasy London, what is not to like?
- Look Who’s Back-Timur Vermes-This Hitler satire sounds like it’s going to be a right hoot and a half. I love the whole, what if Hitler had lived angle and the idea of no one believing it was really him and him becoming a YouTube celebrity sounds hilarious.
- Magnus Chase: The Sword of Summer-Rick Riordan-I didn’t plan to read this in the summer just because summer is in the title, I swear, that’s just a happy coincidence! I’m really excited to finally getting around to this book and just generally to have another Rick Riordan fix! My last one was far too long ago.
- The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle-Rick Riordan-I’m so excited for this one, I can’t even say! I can’t wait to dive right back into Percy’s world, with all of my favourite characters. I also love that this series focuses on Apollo because I always really liked the way Riordan portrayed him in PJO and HOO, so I’m excited to read this series focusing around him.
- Paper and Fire-Rachel Caine-I loved the first book in this series, Ink and Bone, when I read it back in January and this book releases in July, so hopefully I will get the chance to read it over the summer! I’m so excited to see where the characters from this world go next!
- The Crown’s Game-Evelyn Skye-I preordered this with a bunch of July releases, but of course, because I don’t have Amazon Prime, they’re all coming in July. Go figure. Still, this book is magic + imperial russia which equals I can’t wait to read it.
- The Game of Love and Death-Martha Brockenbrough-I just bought this recently, and it sounds really interesting, so I’m definitely looking forward to reading it! I love the sound of it, an interracial romance in the 1930’s? I’m not usually into romance, but this actually sounds like the sort of story that I could get into!
- And I Darken-Kiersten White-Another July release that I have pre-ordered. A novel about a female Vlad The Impaler, the daughter of Dracula? It sounds absolutely incredible, so I hope I find it as good as I think I’m going to!
I’m going to stick to ten this week, because I will probably only read about half of these this summer anyway, so it’s probably better to just stick to ten and not give myself even more books to feel bad about not reading! What books are you planning to read this summer? Do we share any? Let me know in the comments! Next’s week’s topic is a freebie of sorts, Ten Reasons Why I Love X (and X can be anything, not necessarily bookish), so you’re going to have to wait until next week to find out what I choose to replace X! That’s next week but in the meantime, I will have a new discussion post and my monthly #RockMyTBR update up for you guys very soon!