Ten Books I Want to Read this Summer


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Now that I’m back, I can do these again too! This week is officialy Beach Reads Week for Top Ten Tuesday, meaning books you want to read on the beach, or those you’ll put in your beach bag and all that. Seeing as I probably won’t go to any beach this summer, though, I decided to just turn it into my top ten books I want to read this summer, which I was planning on making anyway.

So, here goes, in no particular order!

TTT 31 mei 2016

  1. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee – I’ve been meaning to read this for a while now, ever since I bought a beautiful hardcover edition for only 10 euro. I’ll probably read it within the next two weeks!
  2. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas – This one’s been on my shelves ever since my birthday in October, but after reading Heir of Fire a few months ago I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Really excited to start it, though!
  3. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas – Same goes for this one, really, although it’s been on my shelves for a little less time.
  4. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins – I took Isla with me on my vacation a few weeks ago, but didn’t get around to it… Can’t wait to get back into that feel good vibe I get from Perkins’ books!
  5. Splintered by A.G. Howard – I got this as a gift from my Secret Santa (organised by The Broke and the Bookish) this winter, but haven’t read it yet. I’m excited to start a new series, though.
  6. NW by Zadie Smith – I bought this over a year ago when I was in London and still haven’t read it! A friend of mine read it recently, and she really liked it, so I finally want to give it a go this summer.
  7. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells – I’ve got a really pretty Penguin Classics edition of this (you know, the orange one), which I bought on a flee market. Confession: I kind of only bought it because of its role in Orphan Black… Want to know what all that’s about!
  8. In the Presence of the Enemy by Elizabeth George – This is book 8 in the Inspector Lynley series. I love these books, but they’re long and complicated, so I only read about one of them a year.
  9. My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry – This is the first physical ARC I received! It’ll come out in August, so I’ll have to read it before then. It looks really cool, so I’m looking forward to reading it.
  10. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll – A few friends of mine berated me last week for having never read Alice or seen any of the film adaptations. Nope, not even the Disney one… So that’s got to change! Technically these are two stories, but I got them in one book, which I bought on the same trip to London as I did NW.

the raven boysHonourable mention: When I was writing up this list after having already made the collage, I realised The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater isn’t on it! It should’ve definitely made the list, though, because I’m really looking forward to reading it after having heard so many good things about the series.

And that’s it for my list! Are you going to read any of these books this summer? Have you already read any of them? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!


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25 thoughts on “Ten Books I Want to Read this Summer

        1. Hmm… I definitely started reading those before starting university, so it must have been 17 or younger. 😉 Let’s continue this discussion somewhere else, though.

  1. Queen of Shadows and The Assassin’s Blade are so great! I want to read Isla this summer too, I’ve been meaning to for so long. The Raven Boys is such a great start to the series, I hope you like it!

    1. Yay, so glad to hear that you liked them! Queen of Shadows has me worried a little bit, since there seem to be quite a few people who were disappointed by it. Can’t wait to read Isla, though, I imagine it’s the perfect summer read! And The Raven Boys has me beyond curious!

  2. Hope you enjoy The Raven Boys, it’s a good book (and a great series!). I loved The Assassin’s Blade, I wasn’t so keen on Queen of Shadows. I would read Assassin’s Blade first, because some of the characters in that appear in QOS and it’s a lot easier to understand if you have the back story. So jealous that you have Splintered! I’ve been wanting to read that for ages, but can never find it in book shops! When I have shrunk my TBR pile a little, perhaps I’ll get it off Amazon. Happy reading!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/top-ten-tuesday-59/

    1. Thanks! I’m really looking forward to finally starting the series. Ah, and thanks for the tip, I’ll read it that way around then! I’m a little worried about QoS because so many people seem to be disappointed by it. I keep forgetting that I own Splintered! I’ve never seen it in any book shops here, either. The Book Depository and Amazon are amazing though! 😉 Thank you, you too!

      1. No problem! Someone recommended that I read them in that order and I found it helpful, so I thought I’d pass the tip along! I’m not going to say I loved QOS, but it is worth reading. Yes they are! I got my sister to order it for me from Amazon, so I’m very excited!

    1. Yes, I imagine it is perfect for summer! Can’t wait to read it 🙂 I currently only own The Raven Boys, but if I do really love it I might have to buy the rest of the series in one go so I can read it straight away!

  3. Everyone raves about the Raven Cycle series, I was never going to pick it up but now I feel like I have to. I want to know what on earth all the hype is about this story! Splintered is another one I feel like I should pick up, everyone loves that series too…

    I hope you like Assassins Blade! I found the eNovella’s rather tedious, boring and shallow :/ No where near as good as books 3+ of the ToG series!

    I hope you get to read all of these books this summer!

    Jordon @ Simply Adrift.com

    1. Same! I’m so curious as to what all the fuss is about, especially for the Raven Cycle, which has been absolutely everywhere lately.

      Thanks, Jordan, I hope you’ll get to read lots as well! I’m looking forward to reading The Assassin’s Blade and Queen of Shadows. I love the world of Throne of Glass 🙂

  4. On my list is Room by Emma Donoghue, and the rest of my list can be found on my page. So exciting, it looks like you have some great reads this summer.

    1. Ooh, I’ve been quite curious about that one as well, especially since the film came out. Everyone absolutely raved about it. Maybe I should put that one on my list, too, although I don’t own a copy of it (yet)…

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