Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2017 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Summer Reads Freebie

Summer used to be this great time when I didn’t have to go to school and I could just relax and read ALL THE TIME. But then I grew up and got a full-time job and now I don’t actually have any extra time to read during the Summer. Summer is now just like any other time of the year *sigh*. Can anyone relate to this???

Despite all of that, I still have some books that I’m hoping (fingers crossed!) to get to this Summer just to have an arbitrary deadline. Here are my top ten picks (links to Goodreads):

1) Once and For All by Sarah Dessen – My husband pre-ordered this one for my birthday and I’m SO EXCITED.

2) Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – I picked this up a few weeks ago at B&N and I’ve only heard good things!

3) The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – I follow Mandy Moore on Insta and I guess this is being turned into a movie and she’s in it? So I’d like to read it sometime before the movie comes out.

4) Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine – I really love this series! I have the ARC on my Kindle right now and I can’t wait to dive into it!

5) Beastly Bones by William Ritter – I read the first one last year and have books two and three on my shelf, I just haven’t had time to continue the series even though I liked the first one.

6) The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley – Similar story as Beastly Bones–I have pretty much this whole series and LOVED the first book, I just need to keep going!

7) Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – I liked the second book less than the first book, so I’m hoping this third one really does it for me (and has about ten times the Kitty).

8) Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – This was one of my most anticipated books, but I honestly kind of forgot about it. Hopefully I can still get to it this summer though!

9) A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman – My mother-in-law really loved this book and my mom is also reading it right now. I think it’ll be a nice departure from my norm.

10) Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab – I was just scanning my Goodreads to find a #10 and I didn’t realize how soon this book comes out! So pumped!

Which of these should I read first? And what are some books on your Summer 2017 TBR?

34 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Summer 2017 TBR

  1. I have had Three Dark Crowns sitting on my bookshelf just begging to be read. I really need to get on it! Love your list. I’ve had a few of the others on my TBR for a while. The Darkest Minds has been on my Goodreads for what feels like forever. Hopefully I’ll get to it before it turns into a movie.

    Great list!

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      1. It makes for a great reading list when you get bored! My hubby and I have the same problem. We both buy and buy and buy and then don’t read them. I always have books at my fingertips! ❤

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  2. Ahhh I love Sarah Dessen’s books SO MUCH. I can’t wait for Once and For All!! So many of these books are on my TBR as well ahah, I also can’t wait to read for Our Dark Duet and Strange the Dreamer this summer. ❤😊

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      1. I’m trying to read backlist titles this year as part of the Novel Knight’s Beat the Backlist Challenge, so I’m trying not to read books that came out this year. So far, I’ve only read Carve the Mark, so I’m doing well. But I’m still behind. Trying to make it through the Throne of Glass books, and I thought I’d be done with them by now.

        By the way, how’s library school coming?

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      2. That’s so admirable! I don’t think I’d be able to do that though haha. Thanks for asking about school! I actually graduated in December, but before my last semester started I was offered a full-time position in HR where I’d been working…so I’m not currently working at a library unfortunately. Hopefully someday!


      3. I have so many books I’ve been meaning to read, it hasn’t been that hard actually. Congrats on graduating! Sometimes you have to take the jobs that come your way, but I’m sure you’ll find a position in a library when you least expect it.

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    1. That’s so funny because I honestly liked the first one better I think. I’m looking forward to it though, I just hope it pays off! It’s just a little strange because the series was only supposed to be a duology, right? So I just wonder if there’s really more story to tell or if Han just felt like she needed to keep a good thing going.

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  3. The Darkest Minds is becoming a movie? I didn’t know that. I need to read that series too now. It’s been sitting on my shelves for a long time. And I just received Always and Forever Lara Jean and I’m excited about reading that one. I know what you mean, I liked the first, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, much better than the second. So I am hoping for a turn around with this latest and final installment. Fantastic list!

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  4. I remember the first time I didn’t get a summer off or a Christmas vacation. So sad!! I recently got Strange the Dreamer from the library and read the prologue and didn’t get any further than that. I didn’t actually read the blurb, I just followed the hype and the pretty cover and requested it. Not sure if it will be for me. But I still think I want to try it some time.

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  5. Just started Ink and Bone. Really was moved by the idea of what life would be like if the Alexandria Library was still around. My friends think I have gone off the deep end but to think all those words lost forever unable to speak to our souls…. Ok I’ve might have gotten too involved.

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