Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top of your Summer To Be Read List

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Jeni's Picks

1. Siege and Storm  by Leigh Bardugo: I loved Shadow and Bone, and I'm usually not a fantasy lover.  I hate having to wait for the next book in a series. Lately I've been buying books that are part of trilogies but I'm waiting to read them until all the books are out. This is one book I will break my rule for.

2. Glimmer of Hope by Sarah M. Eden: I absolutely love every book by this author and this summer she is coming out with two books. This one and Longing for Home. I can't wait to read them. Her last book Drops of Gold was fantastic. 

3. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton: I've only read one other Kate Morton book which was The Forgotten Garden. I liked that book but everyone tells me this one is better. Hopefully it won't disappoint. 

4. The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale: I read this book when it first came out so I think it is time for a reread.  Also my girls are old enough now that I will get to read it to them. Plus I want to read the second book that just came out  Princess Academy: Palace of Stone. 

5. Janitors by Tyler Whitesides: I host a bookblub for girls ages 8-11 and they have all begged me to read this book.  I've added it to my summer TBR list so they'll be happy. I've actually met him in person twice and he seems like a really nice guy. 

Emily's Picks

6. Hourglass by Myra McEntire. This book has been on my to read list for a while, and thanks to Jeni, I can finally read it. It's waiting on my night stand right now.

7. The Selection by Kiera Cass.  I have been reluctant to read this one, but have decided to give it a try.  Mainly, I have been an aspiring writer since the age of 12 (aren't we all?) and actually wrote a story that sounds very similar to this years ago, like in my early 20s so...you know.  Not the same, no.  But similar idea. more fairy tale-ish.  But I am willing to give this a go. After my ego has healed a  little. HA!

8. Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth. I had a hard time with the first half of Divergent. And then ended up loving the book.  So, sometimes you can't judge a book by the first couple of chapters. I have the book, it's waiting for me.  I have a lot of reading to do this summer.

9. Darklight (Wondrous Strange #2) by Lesley Livingston. I really liked the first book in this series, so I'm willing to give the second book a chance.

10. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. I read a lot of nutrition books and this is by far the one I end up going back to time and time again.  I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in why we eat, what we should eat, and why it's important.  Plus, I find it informative and entertaining.  You should also try Eat to Live, which is also great.  But tends to be a little preachy. I read Mr. Pollan's book every couple of months to refresh my memory and because I like too. Enough said. :)


  1. Seige and Storm is also on my list. Great selection :)I haven't heard of a lot of these but will be checking them out.

    Here's my TTT: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/top-ten-books-at-the-top-of-my-summer-tbr-list/

  2. I enjoyed The Secret Keeper; I hope you do too! I've got Divergent on my list because I feel like I really need to give that series a go.