Good morning guys and gals! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the fabulous The Broke and The Bookish! This topic should be easy… Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List. Actually, this topic is so easy because there are A THOUSAND books I want to read and it’s sad because I’m sure I won’t manage to get to even the 10 that are on this list… *sigh* Let’s jump to it, yes?
1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - I know for a fact that I’ll be reading this book this summer, because Jenn is hosting a readalong of it next month! I’m looking forward to trying out one of Gaiman’s books for children. And you know, if you haven’t read this yet you should sign up cause it’s gonna be fun
2. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith – I have to read this before I see the movie. I HAVE TO. So hopefully that means I’ll read it in the next few weeks, because it’d be nice to go see it at the movie theater.
3. The Quantum World by Kenneth W. Ford - I would love to take a couple weeks to tackle this. There’s even homework questions in the back! Unfortunately, you have to contact the author for the answer key booklet, which I may do sometime soon.
4. The Bungalow by Sarah Jio - I know I had listed this in last week’s TTT post too, so maybe I should read it really soon. It just looks so summery and fluffy! I may pick this up at Wegmans this week, because I saw that they had it and all paperbacks at Wegmans are 20% off. Best grocery store ever.
5. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde – The fourth Thursday Next book, I believe. It’s been a while and I want to go back to this world. It’s such a nice, bizarre escape.
6. The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin - It’s such a crime that I haven’t bought and read this book yet. I really like N.K. Jemisin, and I’m super psyched to read this.
7. Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino – This books takes scientific facts (at least, they used to be facts back in the 1960′s) and creates a story around them. How cool is that?
8. Mr. g by Alan Lightman - Alan Lightman is the author of a super popular (and awesome) book called Einstein’s Dreams, and he’s also a physicist, so when I heard that he wrote a book essentially in the POV of “god” and how he goes about creating time, space, and matter I knew I wanted to read it. I can’t wait to try it. It’s probably books like this and Cosmicomics that will give me a little bit of a science fix when I’m too busy to read non-fiction science books.
9. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard - Just because it’d be nice to finally cross a book off on that League of Extraordinary Gentleman Challenge.
10. A Witch Before Dying by Heather Blake - This is the second in Heather’s Blake Wishcraft mystery series, and I’m looking forward to it being released in August. It’ll be a nice short and sweet read.
SO there’s my ten! Hopefully I get to at least half of them. What’s on your to-read list this summer?