Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the bloggers of The Broke and the Bookish. This week we're listing the books that have made it to the top of our Summer 2013 TBR piles.
Debuts, Standalones, and Anticipated Reads:Splintered by A.G. Howard — I won Splintered through the Debut Author Challenge back in January and haven't been able to read it yet. I love retellings/reimaginings of all forms and I've heard great things about this book, so I hope I'll be able to get to it soon!
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay — The "Beauty and the Beast" fairy tale and I are super tight. Of course I need to read this! This releases near the end of July, so pretty soon I'm going to start checking my library's catalog daily until I can get on this book's waitlist.
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler — I'm slowly but surely reading all of the big contemporary YA authors - Sara Zarr, Jessi Kirby, Courtney Summers, Sarah Dessen. I've enjoyed their books a lot more than I thought I would, so I'm eager to try out Ockler's newest work.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey — Those who are familiar with this first book in Yancey's new series and his Monstrumologist series seem agreed that his first series is better. And that's fine and all, but I was really excited for this book and I've already started it, so it's more of a priority to me.
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo — Ahh of course this book would be on my list! Actually, I'm a bit surprised that I haven't already devoured this, especially since I have my own personal copy lying there on my bookshelves. Soon, very soon, I'll make time to read this.
Classics Retold & Summer Series Challenges:
The Aeneid by Virgil — The classic that I decided to focus on for the Classics Retold challenge is The Aeneid, but of course I can't read any retellings until I read the original. I'm planning to take this slowly, read a little bit at a time over the course of the summer.
Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta — I read Finnikin of the Rock over a year ago, but I now own the entire trilogy, so I kind of would like to take a week and a half or so and just immerse myself in this series. It's how I prefer to read my high fantasies.
Dairy Queen series by Catherine Murdock — Wisconsin pride! I've heard wonderful things about this series and since I started this blog I've been trying to be much more open to YA contemporaries, so I can't wait to start reading DJ's story.
Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand — While Unearthly is not among my favorite paranormal books, it was entertaining and a fast read, and since the entire series is now released I figured I might as well try to finish it all.
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake — I was not the biggest fan of Anna Dressed in Blood, but with the major cliffhanger of book one, I am curious to see how Cas and Anna's story ends, and the fact that this is a duology is pretty tempting.
Please be sure to let me know what books you plan on reading this summer!