Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish every week. Today, we’re all talking about the top books on our summer TBR piles. To save myself some hassle, I’m picking books that I already own rather than including anticipated releases (QUEEN OF SHADOWS) because otherwise this list would be enormous. Here’s my list:
1. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson – I am almost caught up with Brandon Sanderson’s books. Almost. I’ve put Words of Radiance down for now because I should have read Warbreaker first, so I’ll be reading this before continuing. I’m super excited because ALLLLLLLLLL THE COSMERE.
2. Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff – I read Stormdancer a few months ago and I loved it. There’s a relationship in there that totally stole my heart. I think this trilogy is going to break me, though, so I’ve been holding off. Soon, though. Soon.
3. The Rig by Joe Ducie – This has been on my shelf for the longest time and I feel really bad for not reading it because Debbie was lovely enough to send it to me. I will be reading it this summer though because I love stories set in prison and stories about people breaking out.
4. Timeline by Michael Crichton – I’ve only read Jurassic Park by Crichton so far, so I need to get on with it. I’ve chosen this one because time travel is my jam.
5. Geek Girl by Holly Smale – The list was a bit bare when it came to contemporary reads and this has been on my TBR every month since March.
6. The Oathbreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch – This might be a good fantasy? Who knows.
7. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult – I am aware that this sounds weird, but I really enjoy reading and watching stories about tragedies. School shootings fascinate me because I am really interested in the psychology of the killer(s) and what drove them to that point. It started with that episode of One Tree Hill, way back in the day. Best episode.
8. Ashfall by Mike Mullin – This will be a reread as I read Ashfall a few years ago. I love apocalypse stories, though, and I want to reread the first two books in this trilogy before I read the third. As far as I can remember, it’s a really good story about survival.
9. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner – Yes, I have been told that this trilogy gets worse the more you read, but I have to read this book before the movie comes out. Maybe if I imagine Dylan O’Brien as Thomas, everything will be ok? I read The Maze Runner in 2010, and it was actually one of the first books I ever reviewed, so I really should have continued with this trilogy earlier.
10. Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas – I bought this on a whim a little while ago because I really wanted a good thriller… and also it was £1.