Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic: Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List. 
 The Top Ten Tuesday Summer TBR was my very first Top Ten post almost a year ago! Cannot believe it's time for the 2013 version!
This year I've divided into 'easy' beachy reads and then series books that you need a good amount of time to get in to. 
Summer Books!
Four Summers by Nyrae Dawn.
Charlotte Gates is tired of being Charlie Rae. She loves the lake she was raised on, their rental cabins, and spending her nights under the stars…but inside she yearns for more.
After his freshman year, Nathaniel Chase’s family spends their first summer at The Village. From the beginning Charlotte intrigues him. She’s the girl who always says what’s on her mind, wins at night games, and each time she looks through her telescope, gets lost in the sky.
Over the course of four summers together, Charlotte and Nathaniel become best friends, share firsts, mend broken hearts, protect each other’s secrets, overcome tragedies…fall in love. And say goodbye…
Charlie wants out of The Village. Nate wants her to have her stars. And they dream of being able to do it all together. But life isn’t as easy as their summers.
Each summer is told in alternating points of view between Charlie and Nate. Journey with the pair, and their friends, as they share their story about growing up, discovering who they are, making tough choices, and falling in love again and again.
Status: Waiting on my Tablet to be read!
This sounds like the perfect summer read so I've been holding out for sunny weather to read it!
The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Ivy.
This isn't a deep book about first loves or self-discovery. If you want a book like that, I'd be happy to recommend one, but I don't have that kind of story to tell. Instead my story is about rash decisions and finding out that your dream guy is bad in bed. It's the story of when I finally went skinny dipping, and how my life was never the same again. Oh, and it's also the story of my freshman year of college and realising Mr. Right might have been there all along.
Status: Another one waiting on my tablet!
Again I'm holding this one back for summer!
Façade by Nyrae Dawn.
 Can love save them?
After her father commits a crime that shatters her family, eighteen-year-old Delaney Cross is tired of pretending everything is all right. Packing up her car, she sets out to find the people her father hurt. Her search leads her to places she’s never been—and into the arms of Adrian Westfall.
To the outside world, Adrian is a sexy, charming ladies’ man. But his playboy persona is just an act. Secretly his soul is tortured by a memory too painful to share. Only Delaney seems to see through his façade to the real man underneath. And for the first time in his life, Adrian feels he can begin to open up about his past.
Together, Adrian and Delaney share a passionate love they never expected to find. Yet both still harbour their own secrets. When the dark truth is finally revealed, will it bring them closer together—or tear them apart forever?
Status: Released 2nd July!
I loved Charade so I cannot wait to read about Adrian!
Near and Far by Nicole Williams.
There’s optimistic. And there’s Jesse Walker.
If he wasn’t so charming, his sunny disposition and incessant grin would get annoying. Fast.
Falling in love with the girl who had at first seemed immune to it, was the best thing to happen to Jesse since the Walkers adopted him into their family when he was five. But loving the girl who has her fair share of secrets is about as easy as that same girl loving the boy who seems to have none.
As Jesse’s life continues at the ranch, and Rowen begins making her mark in the Seattle art community, they begin to wonder where the middle ground is. Or if there even is one.
As push comes to shove and choices aren’t only needing to be made, but forced to be made, Jesse and Rowen have to face what their lives might look like without the other.
Can two people with such tragic pasts and different presents, go on to expect a promising future? Whatever the answer, they’ll need a lot more than love to make it.
Status: Released 30th July.
I loved Lost and Found so this is another sequel I cannot wait for!
Right of Way by Lauren Barholdt.
Can a road trip repair a romance gone wrong? Find out in this standalone companion to Lauren Barnholdt’s Two-way Street.
Here are Peyton and Jace, meeting on vacation. Click! It’s awesome, it’s easy, it’s romantic. This is the real deal.
Unless it isn’t. Because when you’re in love, you don’t just stop calling one day. And you don’t keep secrets. Or lie. And when your life starts falling apart, you’re supposed to have the other person to lean on.
Here are Peyton and Jace again, broken up but thrown together on a road trip. One of them is lying about the destination. One of them is pretending not to be leaving something behind. And neither of them is prepared for what’s coming on the road ahead…
Status: Released 9th July.
Lauren Barnholdt has been one of my summer staple authors for years so I'm super excited for this one!
About a Girl by Lindsey Kelk.
I’d lost my job. I’d lost the love of my life. My mum wasn’t talking to me. My best friend was epically pissed off. And my flatmate probably had a hit out on me by now. I never meant for things to get so out of hand…
Tess Brookes has always been a Girl with a Plan. But when her carefully constructed Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider.
After accidentally answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that since being Tess isn’t going so well, why shouldn’t she try out being Vanessa? With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s photography assignment to Hawaii – she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be? Right?
But Tess is soon in big trouble – she isn’t a photographer, she isn’t Vanessa, and the gorgeous journalist on the shoot with her, who is making it very clear he’d like to get into her pants, is an egotistical monster.
Far from home and in someone else’s shoes, Tess must decide whether to fight on through, or ‘fess up and run…
Status: Released 16th July.
Lindsey Kelk is one of my favourite authors so I'm glad her new stand alone comes out in time for Summer!
Series Books.
Throne of Glass by Sarah L. Maas.
Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?
Status: Sitting on my bookshelf.
I've got the next one downloaded so I'm going to make a start on this series this summer!
Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family, but she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future.
Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever... because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.
Status: I just added this one to my bookshelf.
I loved Divergent so I tried to hold out until Allegiant comes out because I know Insurgent will be a cliff-hanger!
Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan.
 Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.
Status: Finally found this one in a bookshop!
This one was on my Spring TBR but I couldn't find it in any bookshop until this week!
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.
 Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger. She wakes from a coma in hospital with no memory of how she got there or of the bizarre accident that caused the deaths of her best friends and her boyfriend, yet left her mysteriously unharmed. The doctors suggest that starting over in a new city, a new school, would be good for her and just to let the memories gradually come back on their own.
But Mara’s new start is anything but comforting. She sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere, and when she suddenly begins to see other people’s deaths right before they happen, Mara wonders whether she’s going crazy! And if dealing with all this wasn’t enough, Noah Shaw, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen can’t seem to leave her alone… but as her life unravels around her, Mara can’t help but wonder if Noah has another agenda altogether…
Status: Sitting on my bookshelf.
I've been meaning to read this one for months but it seems pretty 'heavy' so I saved it for summer!
What do you hope to read this summer?
Is it actually sunny where you are?
Much Love!


  1. What I list - I hope you get to them all this summer. and love every single one :-) I loved Insurgent and Throne of Glass is on my reading list too.

    Tanya Patrice

    1. It's quite ambitious so fingers crossed I get to them all!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Great list. I have the Mara Dyer book on mine as well. I want to read About A Girl too. Great list.

    1. I hope you get to them too!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I love Lindsey Kelk's novels and cannot wait for About A Girl either!

    My (first!) TTT :)

    1. I love her books!
      Welcome to TTT- Summer TBR is a good one to start with :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Ahhh I want to read Right of Way so badly! I love Lauren's books! Great picks :)

    Here's my Top Ten!

    1. I'm really looking forward to seeing what Jordan and Courtney are up to and reading about Peyton and Jace!
      Hope you love it!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I still have to read Insurgent, too. It's been on my shelf for too long. I like the name of your blog, by the way. :) Happy reading.

    1. I love/hate middle books so I was trying to hold out for Allegiant to be released!
      Thank you so much took me forever to think up :)
      Thanks for stopping by!


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