Summer is HERE, people! (I say this, but I woke to SNOW yesterday. Yes, snow! *shakes finger at Idaho*) And I don’t know about you, but summer always puts me in a reading mood. (Tweet this) I picture myself walking out to a bug-less green glen or knoll with a red-and-black checkered picnic blanket, lemonade, and a perfectly-temperatured day. All this with a book that happens to be a perfectly jaw-dropping 5-star read, of course.
What actually happens:
- It’s conference season so I’m crazy busy traveling and networking and having WAY TOO MUCH BOOKISH FUN (is that even possible?) until it’s suddenly Christmas and I die of exhaustion.
- I have a lovely stack of TBR books that I never touch. And then it’s Christmas and I GET MORE OF THEM. *come to me, my children* But we all know that, whether we read our summer TBR list or not, IT’S IMPORTANT TO MAKE A TBR LIST. Because it’s fun. Like re-organizing your bookshelves. And eating Oreos. And riding unicorn-dragon hybrids.
So here’s the list of books I hope to dominate this summer:
The Throne of Glass Series, by Sarah J. Maas
Everybody and their pet pencils seems to have read this series and drooled over it until they shriveled up from fangirling/fanboying. (Tweet this) The covers are epic, there’s no arguing with that. I own the first three books and they’re so thick that they’d outshine a life raft in an freak airplane water-landing. I started the first book once, got 6 pages in, and then got slammed with an epic story idea. So I set it aside and then plotted on my Barnes & Noble Cafe napkin. I’ve now prepped myself to be blown away by these books. So I’m only going to start them when I have plenty of time to read all of them and when we’re closer to book 5 releasing.
Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes
These covers, though, you guys. THESE. COVERS. 😍 I know what I’m having for dinner. Soupe a’la BOOK COVER.
The Falling Kingdoms series caught my eye by its covers alone. And then I got a bit giddy when I saw the Instagram bookdom totally gushing about it. Those peeps know good books. 😀 So . . . I have the first bookand we’ll see how it goes from there. Has anyone read this series?
Embers, by Ronie Kendig & Waking Beauty by Sara E. Morin
I am a bad author friend. I haven’t read either of these lovely books by my Enclave sisters yet. *weeps bitterly* Why, life? WHY?!? Sometimes, when I’m really busy but can’t handle the temptation, I’ll pull them off the shelves and stroke their covers. (Creepy? Okay, creepy.)
The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
Guess who owns the first book and the third book in this trilogy? -.- Thaaaaat’s right. Me. Not sure how book 2 missed the UPS train to my house. (Aka: I didn’t even realize there were three books.) Anyway, people tend to either love or “meh” this series. They have a Russian feel to them, so I think I’ll be a lover.
New World Series by Jennifer Wilson
I am a dystopian author. So you’d think I like dystopian books. Guess what? YOU’D BE RIGHT. *gimme Hunger Games NOW* Even though dystopian is getting a bit “uncool” (*gasp* Say it ain’t so!) I’ve been seeing these cool artsy covers for Jennifer Wilson’s New World series everywhere. And finally caved. (As I knew I would.) They’re just…so….pretttttty. And the main character’s name is Phoenix, which is just cool. And the author is awesome (you should follow her on Instagram!) And book two releases next month! Perfect timing!
The Winner’s Curse Trilogy by Marie Rutoski
This is a hyped series. I’m a little nervous going into it because what if I hate the whole series and all readers everywhere come hunting me with pitchforks?! *shrug* So be it. I have a feeling I won’t hate it. In fact, I already started book one and the main character plays the piano (guess what, so do I?) and isn’t that great at sword fighting (hey, neither am I!) and doesn’t think people should be sold as slaves (me neitherrrr!) so we’re already besties. Not to mention there are pretty dresses and daggers on the covers. *drool*
The Illyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight & Rooms by James L. Rubart
I have several rabid reader friends (*cough* Katie *cough*) who have shoved Resistance in my face more times than one (or one hundred.) Even hubby heeded the calling and got it for me for Christmas. Now that the third book is releasing I’m ready to pick up the monstrous first volume. (Are you seeing a pattern in my reading habits? Giant books. Waiting until the next one’s almost released. Yup.)
The other book is Rooms by James L. Rubart. I own several of his books, but haven’t jumped in yet. Oh, did I mention that he and I and Sara E. Morin are all finalists for the Christy Award in the visionary category? MY NAME IS NEXT TO THEIRS!! Therefore, I must finally crack down and read their books. I’ve been wanting to for a long time anyway. 😀
The Remnant Chronicles, by Mary E. Pearson
Surprise, surprise, the last book releases this year. 😉 I just can’t afford to start reading series before they’re almost finished. Otherwise I’ll forget important details by the time the last book releases. (Unless it’s Harry Potter or the Lunar Chronicles.)
I’ve had the first book of this series for far too long. FAR. TOO. LONG. And stared at the cover, and imagined actually reading it. You know how it goes. This summer, I will actually make this happen.
You’ve probably noticed by my list that I’m in a fantasy mood. That’s because the next book I’m writing is fantasy (see the updates on the sidebar to your right! 😀 ) I’m ready to delve into this world for a long, long time. How about you?
What is on your summer TBR list? (Tweet this)
Don’t have a Summer TBR list? MAKE ONE! HERE! IN THE COMMENTS! [end shouting]