Meet My Summer TBR

June 13, 2017

(I know I'm one day late but you'll understand that when you read this post.)

Summer is here, and I'm sure you've seen these kinds of posts floating around quite a bit. I hope you aren't tired of them (of course you aren't - a true book dragon never tires of hearing about books) because you're about to meet my arch-nemesis: my TBR. (Why do I call it my arch-nemesis? Because it's trying to kill me. It tries to bury me, drown me, and so forth, but I am working very hard to conquer it. At the same time, I couldn't live without it, which is kind of odd...)

The Ones I'm Currently Reading:

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And you're wondering how I can read nine books at the same time. Believe me, I can. I am a book dragon after all.

The Death Cure // by James Dashner
I have this sitting on my desk (*coughcough* floor actually) and it's probably going to sit there another three weeks before I actually pick it up. Just like with the previous two books. But it's probably going to be awesome, and WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN? SO MANY PUZZLES STILL NEED TO BE SOLVED!

Carve the Mark // by Veronica Roth
I've heard mixed reviews, but I don't care, I'm still going in with hopes high because Veronica Roth's books are special to me (contrary to what some people think). Divergent basically introduced me to sci-fi, dystopia, and YA. In any case, I told Emily Mundell I'd tell her what I think after I read it for her. ;)

The Girl of Fire and Thorns // by Rae Carson
Thank you for this Nadine Brandes! And I just finished it (it's still on the list because it's summer, and I began writing this post before I finished the book). It was good, but let me point out, the title just doesn't fit. The book has a "girl" but I don't get "fire" or "thorns". It should be called The Girl of Sand and Stones, if you ask me.

Walk on Earth a Stranger // by Rae Carson
This is even better than Girl of Fire and Thorns so far. I'm like half-way through, and I mean, it's the gold rush, and girl-disguised-as-a-boy, and a confident heroine... 

The Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness // by Andrew Peterson
I told a friend who is a fan of this that it'd be one of the first to go and I'm like 1% through so I guess I'm doing okay? (Also this series was on Jonathan's and Savannah's "what you should read this summer" posts, so I should listen to good advice, right?)

The Lost Girl of Astor Street // by Stephanie Morrill
Finished this recently too and it was a great book :D Just a bit... slow?

Navigating Early // by Clare Vanderpool
Recommended by a few people, this is waiting for me and I love the cover, by the way. I hear it's amazing. I am looking forward to it.

The Healer's Apprentice // by Melanie Dickerson
I read her Cinderella retelling and it wasn't really my type? But Goodreads friends told me this is one of the best and so I'm going to give it a try!

Hangman's Curse // by Frank E. Peretti
I hear this is epic, and so far (I'm 10% through the audiobook) it's delightfully creepy and I love it. Also, I would never let a Frank E. Peretti book go. Because he's an awesome author.

The Ones That Were Recommended By Others:

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The Outsiders // by S. E. Hinton
This sounds interesting. I've seen different reviews but I know better than to reach conclusions without having tried it out myself.

Hope Was Here // by Joan Bauer
I've heard good stuff about this? Even though I know zero about what it's about? So?

Storming // by K. M. Weiland
Some of you might notice a lot of these recommendations are from Jonathan Trout's blog. You're correct there.

Treasure Island // by Robert Louis Stevenson
I haven't read any of his books other than his poetry. Though I did read an adaption of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Scariest book I ever read - because of the illustrations.

The Wrath and the Dawn // by Ahdieh Renee
A lot of these books were also recommended by Nadine Brandes to read in the summer. And I've had this one on my list for ages. But never got around to it. Even though it's been sitting on my library's shelf every time I go there. I really need to check it out - I know nothing about Arabian Nights except it sounds cool?

Dune // by Frank Herbert
A stranger in the grocery store once saw me carrying The Return of the King and commented how she had discovered it around my age. She also said she like Dune, and that she was an avid reader. I looked up Dune right away, but never had the chance to read it. Maybe this summer?

The Host // by Stephanie Meyer
I know some people hate Twilight, but it was okay for me. I read the whole book over numerous visits to the thrift store (there ate tons of Twilight Saga books in every thrift store I've been to, believe me). And I've read the end half of Breaking Dawn. And snippets of the two other books. Someday I have to sit down and read it all. But I didn't begin this in the store because IT'S SO THICK.

Books I Will Read if it's Possible to Get My Hands On Them:

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A Cast of Stones // by Patrick W. Carr
I know zero about this book. Just trusting Nadine here?

Breakwater // by Catherine Jones Payne
Same as above. But I've never read a mermaid book (other than Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid, which was very different from Disney's version, which I haven't watched).

The Word Changers // by Ashlee Willis
*shrugs* *points to above comments*

Unblemished // by Sara Ella
I've seen this around, and I'm going to try to get it... I don't think my library is going to have it though?

The Bloodheart // by Steve Rzasa

Chasing Jupiter // by Rachel Coker
I badly need to read this asap.

Les Miserables // by Victor Hugo
It's very, very, very long... but some people (Aimee Meester an Hannah Rodriguez) love it so much  I want to try it too...

Just Other Books I Want to Try:

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A Wrinkle in Time // by Madeleine L'engle
It's a classic.

This Savage Song // by V. E. Schwab
Blaming the Paper Fury here...

Passenger // Alexandra Bracken
Because why not?

Roseblood // by A. G. Howard
It's printed in red font.

Queen of Shadows // by Sarah J. Maas
No, I'm not looking forward to this, just want to get the series over with so I can review it and maybe complain? I mean I admire the complexity and the world building, but I understand the magic exactly 0%. Sorry.

By Darkness Hid // by Jill Williamson
I've been wanting to read a Jill Williamson book for a looooong time.

The Silmarillion // by J. R. R. Tolkien
So my cousin and me can discuss it for no end.

The Hobbit // by J. R. R. Tolkien.
It's Middle Earth. Enough said.

The Valley of Fear // by Arthur Conan Doyle
Some friends say this is awesome and I really need to get reacquainted with Sherlock.

Crooked Kingdom // by Leigh Bardugo
I hope this lives up to its predecessor but I don't know...

And that is 33 books (not to mention sequels and such). Do you think I can do it? Can I read 33 books this summer + school + NaNo + outdoors? We'll see. I have a 140 book challenge this year, so I'd better do this. You'll hear about my success (or failure but let's not think about that) at the end of summer!

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  1. It looks like you're going to have a great summer. Have fun!!! :)

    1. Thanks. Yes as long as I don't drown in my tbr haha Have a great summer yourself :D

  2. Awesome - you have your summer planned out! Well, all the important stuff, anyway... (books books books haha)

    My TBR was in a sad state before I started blogging - I mean it was /dying/. I just couldn't find new [suitable] books! My over-hopeful method was to stalk the library shelves, though; now, I stalk blogs ;P Which is probably why my TBR has some similar titles to yours! My problem now is simply getting my hands on them. *frowns at library*

    Jem Jones

    1. Yes, my tbr has more than doubled since I started stalking blogs! I think I have been to your blog? Once? Maybe? Anyway I think I've seen you around. Ya, getting the books into your hands is sometimes a problem. This is the first time I actually planned ahead what to read xD

  3. Oh wow, I love your summer TBR! I've only read one of these and that was Hope Was Here. But I have at least half of these marked as to-read on Goodreads. That's a lot of books, and I hope you manage to read all of them. :D

    Also, I've found someone else who can read like 10 books at the same time! :D :D I've had people ask me how I do it, and I don't really know? As far as I know, I've always been able to do that.

    1. WHAT, you've only read one?!? Well I here Hope Was Here is really good! Did you like it?

      Yes it's A LOT. I know I've been told I shouldn't read so many at once but I just do... without meaning to xD Yay I'm not alone!!!

    2. Yeah, only one. I haven't read many of the books on other bloggers TBRs either. :P Yes, Hope Was Here is really good! I loved it! So far, I think all my friends on GR have really liked it. I hope you do too! :D

  4. *FLAILS AT ALL THE BOOKS* I'm so tickled that you're taking my recommendations hehehe

    1. You're lucky yours was one of the first summer book recommendation posts I saw because I'm not taking anymore! xD

  5. Good luck reading all those books. ;) MY TBR PILE IS GOING TO CRUSH ME SOMEDAY, SEE IF IT DOESN'T.

    1. DON'T WORRY WHEN IT DOES I'LL DIG YOU OUY(...if I myself am still around) okay?