Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new question or theme is presented. This week’s prompt is:
What Are The Top Ten Books On Your Summer TBR List?
Like all booklovers, my TBR list is huge—but there are a few books that have made it to the top of my TBR list that I want to be sure to get to this summer. As always, of course, this plan is subject to change with absolutely no notice! But as of today, these are the top ten books that I’m planning to read by September. Some are new releases, and some are backlisted titles. Ready? Here we go, in no particular order:
The Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
I’ve written many times about my love for Eleanor & Park and my near-love for Fangirl. I’m now looking forward to reading this backlist adult novel by Rowell.
The Hidden White House by Robert Klara
I love reading about American history–especially the lives of our Presidents and their families—so I was thrilled to discover this book about the remodeling of the White House during the late 1940s-50s. I am so excited to dig into this book—it looks perfect for nonfiction fans like myself!
Summer House With Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
I read Koch’s The Dinner last year and it was a disturbing and riveting read. Everything I’ve heard about this new novel makes me think that it will be another thought-provoking, unsettling book. Not your typical summer beach read, but I’m very anxious to get to this one!
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
I finally got around to reading Me Before You several months ago and I quite enjoyed it. I’m eagerly awaiting this latest title which is due to be released in the US in early July.
Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro
I’m reading this right now and should finish it in the next couple of days. It’s about a group of parents in New York City who go away with their toddlers for a long weekend at a beach house—and, of course, various dramas ensue. Parts of this novel are spot on regarding the relationships between moms, dads, and young children—but I’m having trouble liking or caring about any of the characters. I’m close to the end, though, so I’ll keep on until I finish it.
Mary by Janis Cooke Newman
I usually like to read one enormous book over the summer, and at 500+ pages, this novel definitely qualifies! This is backlist historical fiction told through the voice of Mary Todd Lincoln, and I really can’t wait to immerse myself in this one. I’ve read a lot about Abraham Lincoln, but I don’t know much about his wife. I’m hoping this book will change that!
Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer
I LOVE Nancy Thayer’s earlier novels, but her later books have been a bit hit and miss for me. However, she’s one of my “automatic authors”—I’ll read pretty much anything she publishes. This book is due to be released today, and the cover alone promises that it’ll be a great beach bag read!
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
There’s nothing like a good, juicy story about family drama and secrets—I love to read this type of novel at any time of the year, but especially during the summer months. This book was just released at the end of May and there are a ton of people ahead of me at the library—I’ll just have to be patient, I guess! Hopefully it’ll be worth the wait!
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
I’m in the middle of this 500+ page novel right now and am really enjoying it, but I’m having to take breaks every once in awhile to read some shorter books. I do plan on finishing this “baseball novel that isn’t really just about baseball” book by the end of the summer.
Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage by Molly Wizenberg
I love reading food memoirs and am looking forward to reading this new release. I just got to the top of the library hold list for this title and I’ll be picking it up at the end of the week!
How about you? Have you read any of these? What’s on your reading list this summer? Please share!