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Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR


The topic of this Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015. As usual, this list could be entirely populated by books on my last TBR lists that I haven’t gotten to. But at least I have some of these actually checked out of the library and others sitting on my nook. I am determined to get through all of these by September…okay, maybe seventy percent of them.

233988241. A Study in Death– Anna Lee Huber [I really enjoy this series and always look forward to a new addition.]

2. Phantom– Jo Nesbo [I am soooooo close to finishing the Harry Hole series. Or at least, all the current books. I don’t know if there will be more.]

3. Two Serpents Rise– Max Gladstone [Finally, an ebook sale. Thank you, Tor! Now please drop Full Fathom Five a few dollars.]

4. Gretel and the Dark– Eliza Granville [a book in my “library drawer” to read at lunchtime: I have very little idea what it’s actually about, but something about the cover caught me.]

5. The Tropic of Serpents- Marie Brennan [I just discovered the Memoirs of Lady Trent and I am in love.]

6. Dark Triumph– Robin LaFevers [One of those sequels that’s been sitting around on my nook for a while. I will get to it. I will!]

7. The Grace of Kings– Ken Liu [As soon as it’s available at the library!]

8. The Mirror Empire– Kameron Hurley [I just read a short story by Hurley and it inspired me to work on the book which has been sitting around for a while.]

9. Ancillary Sword– Ann Leckie [oh look at that another sequel I’ve let drop by the wayside.]

10. Thud!- Terry Pratchett [I haven’t read Sir Terry for about a decade. It’s unfortunate that his death is what made me turn back to Discworld, but sometimes that’s how the world works.]



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Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR


The topic of this Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List.

This topic is a curse. I choose TBR lists and then I almost never read anything on them. (Though I managed four from my winter list, a personal best!) But we’ll give it a go, if only to see what I won’t be reading this spring.

188738231. Kazuo Ishiguro- The Buried Giant I always love reading Ishiguro, even though I’m annoyed that he seems to have denied that this is a fantasy novel, when it very clearly is.

2. Max Gladstone- Two Serpents Rise I’ve loved the readalong of Three Parts Dead and I want to continue in the world.

3. Elizabeth Wein- Rose Under Fire Code Name Verity wrecked me. I need my heart torn into even more tiny pieces, please.

4. Robin LaFevers- Dark Triumph Finally following up on a series I’ve been putting on hold for a while.

5. Holly Black- The Darkest Part of the Forest I want to read more Black after The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

6. Jim C. Hines- Codex Born This is another series I’ve been procrastinating on.

7. Maggie Stiefvater- The Raven Boys I promise (maybe) that I’m really going to read it this time.

8. Ann Leckie- Ancillary Sword I think I’m finally ready to tackle this.

9. Dan Jones- The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England So far I’ve been sticking to my goal of reading at least one nonfiction book a month, and I want to add this to the tally.

10. Mary Robinette Kowal- Of Noble Family What do you mean, it isn’t April yet? Hmm….maybe I’ll have time to reread the whole series if I plan well enough.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Fall To Be Read List


The topic of this Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is the top ten books on my fall reading list.

I haven’t even read half of my most anticipated summer reads, but the great thing about book lists is that they can just keep getting longer, so here’s what I’m looking forward to this fall. It was unexpectedly hard, but I think it’s an exciting list.


The Last Winter of Dani Lancing by P. D. Viner

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet

Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson


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