Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Top Ten Books for Summer 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's TOP TEN:
Books on my TBR summer list

In High School, my summer reading list included books like Moby Dick, A Farewell to Arms, Grapes of Wrath and 1984. All great books. Probably. I only read about half of them. Shh, don't tell my English teachers, but yes...I used sparknotes. Guilty. That's because summer isn't for heavy reading. It is for fun, lightweight, entertaining and romantic books. Books that make you laugh, cry, and fall in love. 
  1. Rapture by Lauren Kate: Will Daniel and Luce finally get to be together forever or will fate tear them apart, this time for good?
  2. Endlessly by Kiersten White: Will Ellie and Lend workout their immortality issues? And will she get to wear pink to the prom?
  3. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty: I've heard nothing but good things about this series. Why I haven't I read it? No clue. I'm going to change that this summer.
  4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: I just think this book is going to be amazing. 
  5. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick: From what I've heard about this book, it has an adorable premise that I am pretty sure I will devour in one sitting. 
  6. Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin: Love the show. Have the book. Perhaps I should read it. 
  7. Where She Went by Gayle Foreman: I read If I Stay last summer and spent an hour crying in the pool. I think I am due for another good torrential downpour. 
  8. Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson: Italy, flirting, romance. This just screams -- SUMMERTIME READ! 
  9. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: Confession, I've never read anything by John Green. Just started this one and am already hooked. I'm probably going to have to add all of the rest of his books to my summertime list. 
  10. Ten Things We Did by Sarah Mlynowski: Summer is the season for YA contemp. This is a book I've had waiting on my shelf and intend to finally read.  
My summer list could go on and on. And though I have great intentions of one day reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and Lolita by Tolstoy, they probably won't make the cut until about mid-october. What books made your top ten list? Even though my list is long, I could always add a few more...


  1. I LOVED "The Fault in Our Stars", but I would recommend spreading out John Green books. They have similar themes so it's nice to get some distance between them. Just finished "Sloppy Firsts" and enjoyed it. Great List!

  2. Game Of Thrones is freakin' fantastic. Like it's so dramatic and intense and full of blood and guts and death and betrayals and AWESOME. I hope if you end up reading just one of these books that is the one.

    ALSO! I totally have Endlessly and My Life Next Door and Throne Of Glass on my TTT as well!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  3. Oh for all things holy...so many good things on this list that I can't wait for you to read. Also: Sloppy Firsts is my favorite series EVER, so get on it! :)

  4. I'm with you on Game of Thrones. Love it and should read it. Great list.

  5. John Green books are a must. Looking for Alaska was my first. Paper Towns is in a tie with TFiOS as my favorite. WG, WG is funny as heck and I love Tiny Cooper. An Abundance of Katherine's is hilarious and a fun road trip book. My Life Next Door is a good summer read, but it's not all light and fluffy.

  6. New Follower! I loved Where She Went and Ten Things We Did! I hope you get the chance to read them this summer and enjoy them as much as I did!!


  7. Game of Thrones is one I want to read as well - and I loved The Millennium trilogy. Hope you get to all these books plus enjoy them all :-)


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