Top Ten Tuesday #16: Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List

Posted June 18, 2013 by Debby in Uncategorized

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Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List

Looking back at my TTT for my Spring TBR list… I think I did rather okay. I ended up having 12 books on that list, and I read 8 of them! Let’s ignore how I still haven’t read Days of Blood and Starlight *cough*. I also made the conscious decision it was better for me to ditch the Delirium series, since it wouldn’t make me happy. SO. I’m proud of myself, considering what a mood reader I am. Now time for SUMMER.

1. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

I finally pre-ordered this last Sunday. You don’t even know guys. I can’t wait. I must have this. As soon as it gets in, I’ll probably put down whatever I’m reading at the time because this has priority. With the early reviews also glowingly positive, the wait is just killing me.

2. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

I can’t even guys. TIME TRAVEL. The first bloggers are reading this now and only have really awesome things to say. Since I’m participating in the blog tour, I get to read it early too. Sadly my review won’t post until September, but I’ll make sure to squeeze it in soon.

3. Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I can’t believe this is finally coming out in August. It feels like it’s been forever since Opal, though it hasn’t even been a year. Considering that asdfjkl; killer cliffhanger too… Ugh. I need it already. Maybe I’ll reread the first three to prepare myself for the undoubtedly awesome Origin.

4. Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

I can’t wait to read this, so it’s a good thing I have an e-galley of it. Parallel universes guys. Possibly my new favorite subgenre. And though I haven’t read anything by Cat Patrick or Suzanne Young before, both of them have such great reputations that I’m sufficiently pumped.

5. After Eden by Helen Douglas

I should be reading this in the coming week! I’m a bit skeptical about it because from the blurb it seems like it will be really romance centered, and hopefully it won’t resort to Ink-like stalker tendencies. But TIME TRAVEL. asdfjkl; I hope it manages to be awesome.

6. Altered by Jennifer Rush

This book comes with the highest recommendations from my bookish twin, Amber. She’s been raving about it. So I decided it would be my first read for the debut-a-thon next week! Apparently I should prepare myself for really hot boys? 🙂

7. Arclight by Josin L. McQuein

I’m planning on reading this for the debut-a-thon as well. If you’ve been around the blogosphere, you know this has gotten crazy positive reviews. The only reason for my hesitance has been that people said it’s kind of really creepy. So I’ll be reading it during the day. In the sunlight. Yep.

8. A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

After completely falling in love with The DUFF, I knew I had to check out Kody Keplinger’s other books as well. Quite a few people seem to think A Midsummer’s Nightmare is even better than The DUFF, which I didn’t think was possible. It sounds awesome though, so I can’t wait to read it.

9. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

This has gotten pretty mixed reviews, but I’m still extremely curious. It just sounds so awesome, and not only because of the pretty book trailer. I really hope it’s not going to be a case of cover fraud, because that cover totally made me buy this book. Anyway, yay middle grade fantasy!

10. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

If you know me at all, guys… you’ve probably heard me saying, “EW VAMPIRES NO.” But now… Amber and Judith have teamed up and are forcing me. Since Judith is lending me her copy, I will definitely be reading it. We’ll see how this goes. I’m kind of terrified guys, help.

Let’s Talk!

So… what do you think of my list? Which books are on yours?

Let me know in the comments!



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55 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #16: Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List

  1. I loved Vampire Academy! I'm actually just starting the series as well; I've only read the first two, though I went and bought every book, lol. I hope you like Arclight more than I did; personally, I found the world a bit flat. Nice list!
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  2. I feel the same way about vampires, or at least when they're romanticized. To be honest, I'm wary about all YA paranormal! I've recently started opening up to it, though, but I can't say I'm ready for Vampire Academy. Good luck reading it! Hopefully it will surprise you–in a good way. (:
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  3. Ooh!! So many good-looking books on your list 🙂
    I CAN'T WAIT to read The Distance Between Us. I just KNOW it'll be amazing. I have a feeling. xD
    I have an eGalley of Just Like Fate too and I plan on reading it this summer. I loved the Vampire Academy series, I hope you do too!
    Enjoy your summer! Happy reading (:
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  4. Caitlyn

    School for Good & Evil was one of the best books I've ever read. what's so cool is that I can't tell if it's MG, YA, or just a pure adult book but that's probably why it's getting mixed reviews. I'm not surprised it's done so well and that it's gonna be a movie. Ignore anyone who doesn't like it. :PPP I loved the cover of Distance between Us too.

  5. achoquet

    Haha love your list. I haven't read ANY of them and probably won't, just because I really need to get through the books I already own. But I'm definitely curious about some of them! I really want to see what you think of Vampire Academy because I am SO like you. Vampires? No thanks. I run at the site of that word in a title. But I do hear people raving about it all the time so I'm wondering if it's worth it. My fate is in your hands, be careful 😉
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  6. Vampire Academy is the best vampire book you will ever read! It is so amazing! Actually, I really need to re-read it because of the movie coming out…and also because it's just pure awesomeness. I also really want to read A Midsummer's Nightmare. I've been trying to get a copy but no luck. Anyway, I hope you enjoy all the books!! 🙂

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  7. Brittany S

    YAY Vampire Academy!!!! I should have put the last book on my list because I still need to finish the series! Bad Brittany!
    I just finished Just Like Fate and it was really enjoyable!! REALLY excited for The Distance Between Us!

  8. Whoa, Origin still doesn't have a cover yet? -frowns-
    And yes, Altered! I enjoyed that book, it was a quick and awesome read. 😀
    Totally yes to Distance Between Us and All Our Yesterdays!
    As for Vampire Academy, warning: since you've already read Half-Blood, 90% of Half-Blood is pretty much Vampire Academy. I'm curious to see which one you'll like better though. o:
    Great list Debby! (:
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  9. Andi ABCs

    I'm crazy about parallel universe books. Just Like Fate was great. Right up their with the other two I have read Parallel and Pivot Point. And you must read Suzanne Young's boo The Program(my review of it will be up tomorrow) and Cat Patrick's Forgotten. Such amazing books.

    Great list!

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  10. Arclight! Interested to hear your thoughts on that one, Debby, and whether or not you will like it. I also think I will be reading All Our Yesterdays this summer. When I get there!

  11. Nicole

    YAY FOR PEER PRESSURE! I LOVED Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series. I promise you this is not your typical vampire fiction. Who knows, you may just love it like the rest of us! And I really enjoy Altered too. It's good. Hopefully you agree lol.

  12. YESSSSSS to The Distance Between Us! I haven't had the chance to pre-order it yet, but it's what I plan on doing when I get my first pay!

    I have an unsolicited copy of All Our Yesterdays, and I'm definitely going to have to fit it in soon because it sounds AMAAAAZING. ORIGIN OMG I CANNOT. I need more parallel universes/AU novels. NEED. ALTERED SLDHGILSDHGILDHGDLIHG FGYESSSSSDPHFSPFIGHDG Arclight is also fabulous. I need to know if you ship the ship!

    VAMPIRE ACADEMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY I am going to cry. I *am* crying. (You had better like it)
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  13. Aww, I loved Pandemonium more than Delirium and I'm sad to hear you're giving up onit.

    All Our Yesterdays is amazing! And I also have a copy of School for Good and Evil I can't wait to get into. The cover IS gorgeous.

  14. Teeeeeeheeeeeeeee I'm dying of laughter because of all the VA mentions in the comments XD This is AMAZING and I'm EXCITED and I'm also NERVOUS gah. Not that you need to love it but y'know, I HOPE you do. I don't know what's up with all the caps lock but THAT'S JUST ME I guess. VA <3 But because I'm so kind, I'll comment on your other choices as well.

    I'm really enjoying The School for Good and Evil so far. I'm having a bit of a hard time picturing the school since there's SO MUCH (caps lock again) that's being descibed, but w/e, the rest is cool. I love Agatha. I hate Sophie.

    I'm MUY EXCITED for you to read Altered, which was awesome and you'll love it. And I also need to get my hands on Arclight (which I forgot to do in time for the debutathon *headdesk* but OH WELL).

    And I can't wait to read All Our Yesterdays and The Distance Between Us (that cover *makes hearteyes at it*). *coughs* Okay. That's enough crazy for one post.

  15. tigerlilyrachel

    I LOVE YOUR LIST! I really want to read Altered, too. Kelly told me it was about "a basement full of boys" so obviously I have to read that. I don't even care what it's about haha. Anddd The Distance Between Us has a gorgeous cover so of course I want to read that one.
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  16. Vampires just kind of give me the creeps. I don't think the sucking blood thing is sexy. It takes a lot for me to suspend my disbelief. But.. yeah, hopefully this one will surprise me.

  17. Haha good to hear about Arclight! I did hear from others as well that it's particularly the beginning that was creepy. So I'll be sure to start it in the morning, in the bright sunlight, hahaha.

  18. HAHAHA oh god more pressure. But yeah, this'll be a review from someone who hates vampires, and I guess that should count a lot for people like us. I'm scared. (Usually also if I see the word vampire in the synopsis of a book I immediately put it down. Never gonna happen.)

  19. July 1st for the Origin cover, I just heard yesterday. I bet it'll be awesome.

    Yeah, I know about the parallels between Half-Blood and Vampire Academy, but I actually disliked Half-Blood because it was practically vampires (the evil creatures whatever, sucking ether out of the demi-gods, like seriously?) and I guess I'll probably like VA better just because it's more straightforward, not pretending to be something it's not.

  20. Oh god, here we go, more people praising VA. I'm still veryyyy dubious, but we'll see. I'm bound to love Altered, since my bookish twin is over the moon for it, haha. I'll be surprised if I don't like that one.

  21. YAY YAY TDBU asdfjkl; CAN'T WAIT.

    I just love the craziness of this comment. I want to frame it. I can't wait to talk about all of these with you 😀

  22. Hahaha, yeah, almost everyone I really trust LOVED Altered so I have pretty high expectations for that. 🙂 I can't wait to have TDBU on my shelf asdfjkl; omg.

  23. God, I feel bad that VA has overshadowed every other book on this list. It almost makes me want to put it off longer hahahaha because HATERS GONNA HATE and stuff like that. (But don't worry, I will read it soon. xD)

    I WANT MY COPY 🙁 Still hasn't come in. I just want to hug it. but yayyyy you're liking it!! 😀 Can't wait!

    Oh I will love Altered, I have no doubt in my mind. I can't wait for the debut-a-thon for that! ONE MORE WEEK. It's been hard to hold off on reading it the past couple weeks. Arclight- maybe go for ebook then? Instant delivery, yayyyy!


  24. THERE'S A MAP? Oh gosh I love maps in books. My hardcover copy should arrive any day now and asdfjkl; I just can't wait! 🙂