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! 


  1. Funny, the first four of yours are on my list too. Well, not my TTT list, but on the much longer list of books I hope to get to very soon! I hope you enjoy all of these.

    My TTT.

  2. Yay. I also have Scarlet on my Summer TBR. And also I need to reread the Alanna series because I loved them so much as a middle schooler. Also heard Finnick of the Rock is really good. SO HAVE FUN READING THESE ALL THIS SUMMER! :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. I've heard good things about The Luminaries and I also want to read Stardust (although it isn't on my list). Great list, though. Here's mine.

  4. Oh man, you have SO MUCH good reading ahead of you!

    I loved Alanna, Finnikin, Grave Mercy, Flora & Ulysses, Stardust and Scarlet. They are all just SO good. I can't wait to see what you think of them!

    I have some personal trouble with Abercrombie - I know so many people love him and I've TRIED but I just haven't been able to do it in the past. *Sigh*

  5. Such a good list! I love Melina Marchetta's writing, and have heard wonderful things about Finnick. Hopefully I get to it this summer, too.

    Happy reading!

    Here is our TTT!

  6. Grave Mercy and Scarlet are SO GOOD. Ooh, Finnikin of the Rock is one that I really want to read as well. I hope you get to all of these books this summer! :)

    Holly @ Part of that World

  7. OOOOOOH Scarlet....it adds a lot more development to the Cinder world! Have fun with that one! And Flora & Ulysses...I NEED TO READ THAT!

    THanks for stoppin' by! Have a great week!

  8. Good choice picking Grave Mercy and Scarlet because those books were super awesome and compulsively readable. I haven't read any of the other books on your list, but I did almost put Finnikin of the Rock on my list for this week, as well!

  9. Kate Di Camillo! That book looks amazing. I haven't heard of it before, The squirrel with superpowers sounds so cool. Also, Grave Mercy looks pretty cool too. I'm a fan of assassins. I tried Finnikin of the Rock once, and I didn't get very far, but I've heard from a lot of other people that it's a really good book, so I hope you enjoy it.

  10. Ooh great list! Grave Mercy and Scarlet are personal favorites. Enjoy :)

    Check my list out here

    Rachel @A Perfection Called Books