Top Ten Summer Reads!

Posted by Steph on June - 18 - 2013

 Top Ten Summer Reads

 Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

Reading in the summer is wonderful as it can finally be done outside for those of living in places where winter is a force to reckoned with.  With that being said these are the Top Ten books I’m looking forward to reading this summer:

The Golem and the JinniThe Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

I love the title and the cover. Not quite sure what it’s about, but I’m excited to read it based on those two facts alone.

The Apprentices (Book 2) by Maile Meloy

Loved the first book in this series, so I can’t wait to dig into this one!

Awaken (Book 3) by Meg Cabot

The Passion of the Purple Plumeria (Pink Carnation, #10)The final book in this trilogy with a unique and modern twist on the Hades and Persephone story. I’m excited to see how everything will end…can..not..wait!

The Passion of the Purple Plumeria (Book 10) by Lauren Willig

Another Pink Carnation book….super excited!!

The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon

A redone fairy tale. Can’t wait to give it a try.

 Pure (Pure, #1)Pure by Julianna Baggot

I’ll be reading this in July as part of Your Pick for Nik’s Book Club.  I have wanted to read this for a long time so now I have a reason 🙂

 The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

I am still on the waiting list for this one at the library and haven’t decided if I’m going to the signing 4 hours away next month or not so I haven’t purchased it yet, but it sounds like it will be a great book. Of course Gaiman is amazing so I’m sure Fearlessit will be

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Another WWII by Code Name Verity’s author (which I still haven’t read so I will be reading that too…) Code Name Verity comes highly recommended so I’m sure this will be amazing too.

 Fearless (Book 2) by Cornelia Funke 

Still haven’t gotten around to reading this even though it’s been out for a while, but I will this summer…I promise. Love Cornelia Funke!!

And a classic…not sure which one though…I finished Jane Austen’s works and there are about a million others to choose from.  It’s so hard to pick one!

What will you be reading? Got any more suggestions for me?

 

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9 Responses so far.

  1. Jay says:

    I’ve heard really good things about TheGolem and the Jinni and almost put it on my top ten too, but it didn’t quite make the cut. I’ve always wanted to try Neil Gaiman – and even have an eBook copy of American Gods but still have yet to read it.

    I like re-worked fairy tales too and have an interesting book called “My father he killed me, my mama she ate me,” which is an anthology of reworked classic tales – some by famous authors if I recall correctly – you might want to check out. The quality wildly varies, though. 🙂

    -Jay

    • Steph says:

      I haven’t read American Gods yet, but also have the ebook (got it when it was on sale 🙂 But I absolutely love Stardust by him.
      I will have to get a hold of that anthology and check it out! It sounds interesting…thanks for the suggestion!

  2. The Golem and the Jinni is a book I’ve seen repeated on a few of these lists… I might have to actually take a look at this one!

  3. caitlinstern says:

    I’m waiting to get my hands on Golem and the Jinni, Awaken, and The Ocean… but you can really only have so many books from the library at one time.
    Code Name Verity made me cry, but I enjoyed it anyway, so I’ll have to look up Rose Under Fire.

    • Steph says:

      That’s true about library books and once you have so many checked out, there is no possible way to finish them before they are all due back and then you are stuck on a waiting list again…
      Sounds like you have great book taste 🙂

  4. Great list! I am hearing many good things about The Golem and The Jinni- hope you enjoy it!

  5. amyo3119 says:

    The Golem and the Jinni does have a gorgeous cover!

  6. nikihawkes says:

    Hey! Thanks for the mention. ^_^
    I keep missing your posts because I don’t check my reader very often anymore. No more, I say! I’m signing up for your email feeds.

  7. PSKarr says:

    I have heard a lot of the Pink Carnation series and want to read one of those books this summer. Haven’t read anything by Neil Gaiman either so looking forward to that.