Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Reads

the broke and the bookish

Good morning, booksters! Well, it’s already 11:30 so it’s ALMOST good afternoon, but I was busy this morning.


book pile



Anyhoo, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the lovely gals over at The Broke and The Bookish, and this week’s topic is Top Ten Books At the Top of My Summer TBR List. So here we are! The books that I’d be pretty happy if I read this summer, although the chances of me getting them all read aren’t great. But I shall try…

1. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson – IT’S TREASURE ISLAND. There’s beaches and pirates and treasure and ships. I’m preeeeeeetty sure there’s a law somewhere saying this book should only be read during the summer-time. Plus, after I read it I’m TOTALLY going to go watch Muppet Treasure Island, which is the best.


muppet treasure island


2. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough – This is a classic that I’m thinking of reading and adding to my Classics Club list. I’ve had it for a long while now and it takes place in the Australian Outback, so why not?

3. Summer by Edith Wharton – I should probably give Wharton another chance (at least, reading Katie’s review of The Age of Innocence makes me think I should), although I’ll never forgive Wharton for the awfulness of Ethan Frome. But look! Summer is the TITLE of this one. Win.

4. Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson – Because I’ve been itching to read this for a while now! It’s about space and black holes which may not sound very summery, but it’s right up my alley.

5. The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio – Jio’s books are usually pretty easy reading and easy to finish in a day, and I just got it from the library! So it must be read in the next 3 to 6 weeks.

6. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas – Another classic I’ve been yearning to start, and I hear it’s very swashbuckling. I enjoy some swashbuckling adventures, myself.

7. The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister – Just like Sarah Jio, Erica’s novels tend to be easy reads but always heartwarming. And this is the sequel to The School of Essential Ingredients, which was a pretty good book! Plus, they’re about foooooood.



8. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith – YA is always good summer readin’, and I’ve been eyeing this one for a while now because the cover is very pretty to me. SO I shall finally give in to my curiousity and see if it’s as good as the cover makes it look!

9. Alif the Unseen by G. Willow WilsonRiv’s review of this put it on my radar, and my library had it in! So now I must reads it. It’s about jinn! And fantastical adventures in the Middle East! Sounds wonderful.

10. East of Eden by John Steinbeck – I’m supposed to read this by the end of August for the Classics Club sync read. I’m hoping that the discussion over at the Classics Club site gives me some extra motivation in this one, but I’m looking forward to it!

BAM! And there we have it.

What’s on your Summer TBR?









  1. I hope you’re able to get all of these in this summer. That’s a classics heavy list you’ve got here, which I think is bitchin’ 🙂


    1. I have REALLY high hopes for Alif the Unseen. East of Eden… I’m just hoping that I stick with it and don’t get too bored or distracted. I read The Grapes of Wrath by him for a readalong and it was the best.


  2. Oooooh, East of Edeeeen! I always think that giant classics are really good to read in the summer, but that’s possibly only because I read Gone With The Wind one summer and died because it was so awesome (the whole experience of reading it, including the book itself). East of Eden is SO good though. For reals.


  3. Great list! I’ve been wanting to read Treasure Island, East of Eden, and The Three Muskateers for a while now, and have The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight on my summer to-read list.


  4. Maaan, it’s taken me ages to chew through my blogroll but the end is near (and thus comments to posts from a week ago :p) Anyway, this looks a pretty awesome summer book pile. Treasure Island and Three Musketeers both sound summery and adventury (I’ve read these in past but sooooo long ago that re-reads are definitely in order). And great to see Alif in the pile as well 🙂 (The boyfriend is reading it now, and enjoying.)


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