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Top Ten Tuesday: Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List

Tuesday, June 18, 2013




Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is: Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List


1. All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue - I like to read these kinds of 'friends heading off to their childhood beach towns to recoup' stories.

2. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins - I've been meaning to read this for ages but the Kindle price has been far too high for my liking. However, I see the paperback is due out on 7 July so I'll pick that up at Foyles. 

3. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer - The obligatory critically acclaimed novel. Plus Lainey recommended it and she's yet to steer me in the wrong direction. 

4. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West - Class divides and all that jazz but I'm hoping it's got something a little extra.

5. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain- I'm pretty sure this will be one of the best reads of the year. 

6. The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller- Sounds like a fun, easy read. 

7. The Engagements by J Courtney Sullivan- I loved Commencement but wasn't that keen on Maine, so I've got my fingers crossed for this one. 

8. Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller - I really liked Something Like Normal and I have a soft spot for Florida, so this sounds right up my street.

9. The Smart One by Jennifer Close - Loved Girls in White Dresses and I always wished I was called Louise so I could have the nickname Weezy, so I will most certainly be reading this book over the summer. 

10. Golden by Jessi Kirby- As you may or may not know, In Honor was one of my favourites from last year so obviously I'm excited to read something else by Jessi Kirby. Also, the cover just screams summer read.


So, there you go - a fraction of my summer booklist. However, I've just realised I don't have a proper wedding book on there. A wedding story is a must in the summer! Any recommendations? 


21 comments

  1. I'm so excited for the Distance Between Us and plan on reading All the Summer Girls, too. I enjoyed the Smart One (although not as much as Girls in White Dresses) and am reading The Engagements now. I absolutely adored Golden and it is a great summer read. Great list, Sophia!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

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    1. Oh I didn't even realise The Engagements was out already - right, I'm going to Foyles on my lunch break tomorrow to get it. Thank you for commenting!

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  2. I just finished THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US last night! It's a cute book. Not very original and actually a bit anti-climatic, but I still enjoyed it. It's a fast, clean read that's fun, if not all that unique.

    Happy TTT!

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    1. Oh good - it sounds like a perfect summer read. Thanks for commenting!

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  3. Some great choices. I hope you enjoy them. I just finished Golden last week and loved it.

    Hmmm a wedding book recommendation - I included Wedding Belles by Beth Albright and Wedding Night byb Sophie Kinsella on my TTT this week.

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    1. Oh yes, I forgot about the Sophie Kinsella book - thanks for the reminder! I will add that to my list. Thank you for commenting!

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  4. I don't know if you've already read them or not, but some of my favourite books with weddings in them are Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
    by Jennifer E. Smith

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    1. I've read The Statistical Probability...(great book) but not the Sophie Kinsella, which I am going to add to my list - especially as it has been recommended twice now. Thank you for commenting!

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  5. Ahhhh Lola and Golden are SO GOOD! I really hope you love those as much as I did. Great picks :)

    Here's my Top Ten!

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    1. I hope so too - especially Lola, as I've been waiting for soooo long. I must learn to be less stubborn when it comes to Amazon's prices. Thanks for commenting!

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  6. The Summer I became a Nerd looks really good!!! Nice list!!
    Here's my TTT

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    1. Thanks! I'll be sure to check out your list too!

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  7. LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR is one of my favourite YA books. It's one that I've actually reread, and that doesn't happen very often seeing as I can barely keep up with my TBR list as it is. I hope you enjoy it too! I have THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD on my ereader although I'm not sure if I'll get to it this summer or not. Too many books, too little time! Have fun working your way through this list!

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    1. I agree - far too many books! It doesn't help that I've taken to rereading some old favourites either. I'm so tempted to just buy the Kindle version of Lola but I need to stick to my principles (although I think it's just plain stubbornness now). Thank you for commenting!

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  8. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  9. Thank you Nessa! I'll look for your blog on Bloglovin.

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  10. Thank you sooo much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin and gfc,too.
    Do you also follow me on gfc?
    Lovely greets

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  11. The Summer I became I Nerd is on my top ten too! Have a great Summer of reading!
    Here is my post from Tuesday.

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    1. It looks like fun, doesn't it?! Thanks - enjoy your summer reading also!

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