Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Summer 2015 TBR

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IT’S SUMMER!!! And you know what that means: it’s time for another TTT -TBR update, courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish! Here are some of the books I plan on reading this summer:

The Lost World by Michael Crichton cover1. The Lost World by Michael Crichton

I absolutely loved Jurassic Park, and I cannot wait to devour this sequel! I think it would be great for a rainy summer day when all I want to do is relax inside and get caught up in a captivating story. Plus, I really need to know how this dinosaur-infested world ends up!

Harry Potter y la camara secreta2. Harry Potter y la cámara secreta by J.K. Rowling

It feels like I’ve been reading this book forever, mostly because I’ve been in the middle of it for months and months now. Spanish translations always take me longer to read than the English novels I’m used to speeding through, so I’ve sort of been putting off finishing it. What I really need to do is sit down and commit to reading a huge chunk of it, preferably sooner rather than later.

William Shakespeare3. Something by Shakespeare?

The only works by Shakespeare that I’ve read are Romeo and Juliet and Othello, and I feel like I’m missing out on so many references because I haven’t read any of his other plays. I’m not really sure which one I’ll start with, but I definitely want to read at least one of them this summer. If you have any suggestions on which ones I should read or tips on how to better understand them, feel free to leave a comment!

let's get lost cover4. Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

This book has been sitting on my bookshelf ever since it first came out, and I just haven’t gotten around to reading it. I’ve heard some mixed reviews about it, which is probably why it hasn’t made its way to the top of my TBR in a while. It sounds like a great summery book, though, so now is the perfect time to finally read it.

vanishing girls cover5. Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book by Lauren Oliver, but I’ve wanted to for a while. A lot of people have told me that this has a really surprising twist at the end, which is always a plus for me! I know my library has a copy of this one, so I don’t have to worry about going out and buying it either.

the dream thieves cover6. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

I read The Raven Boys two summers ago, people. TWO SUMMERS. It’s been far too long and I really need to get back into this series. Fantastic things about it are all over social media, Booktube, and the book blogging community, so this one is definitely a must read for me! Plus, I think the fourth and final book in this series comes out soon, so there’s even more of a reason for me to read it ASAP!

little women cover7. Little Women by Louise May Alcott

A gorgeous copy of this classic (shown to the right) has been sitting on my bookshelf for years, and for some reason I haven’t picked it up. From the synopsis this book seems to be all about girl power, growing up, and learning lessons. Not to mention it’s set during the Civil War, a time period in American history that I think is just fascinating.

jane eyre cover8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

If you’re a long-time follower of my blog, there’s a good chance you’ll recognize this book from being featured in countless TBR and TTT posts. I’ve been meaning to read it since the beginning of the school year, and now that school is coming to a close I feel even more excited to read it. A lot of my friends in my AP English class love this classic, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what it’s all about!

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen9. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

I’ve read nearly all of Sarah Dessen’s novel, so it’s only natural that I would be eager to read this one as well. Her books are perfect for the summer: they’re cute and easy to read, but they always have a meaningful underlying message that makes the reading experience even more worthwhile.

sisterhood of the traveling pants10. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

It seems like everyone on Earth has read this book EXCEPT ME. (Okay, I’m definitely exaggerating- but really, I feel like I’m missing out!) I get a very summery vibe from this book, which hopefully means that it’s a great story to read at this time of year. I mean, it has a pair of pants on the cover- what more could you ask for?

I most likely won’t end up reading every single book on this list, especially given my track record for veering off my TBR paths. However, I’m hoping to get around to reading at least half of these, as well as many other books in the upcoming months.

If you have any suggestions of great books to read in the summer (or great books in general!) please let me know in the comments section below! Also, what are you planning on reading this summer? I’d love to hear your plans!



36 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Summer 2015 TBR”

  1. I loved The Raven Boys A LOT and thought the sequels weren’t be able to live up to it but they totally were! The Raven Cycle is one of those series that, for me, keeps getting better and better with each book. I read The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants a long time ago but I haven’t continued the series and I doubt I ever will. Saint Anything, Little Women and Vanishing Girls could have made it onto my list as well cuz I’m dying to read them.
    Lovely picks!
    Veronika @ My TTT

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    1. That’s great to hear about the Raven Boys series! More often than not I feel like series kind of peak with the first or last book and the middle ones tend to plateau. Leave it to Maggie Stiefvater to break the mold!


  2. Lets Get Lost is a book I will be picking up soon! I have Never Always Sometimes for a blog tour so after I finish that I will be picking up his older one 🙂

    Happy reading ❤


  3. I’m not big on classics, but I love Little Women. I read Jane Eyre a few years ago, I enjoyed pieces of it but then there were huge chunks that were just so boring for me. Like I said, I’m just not a classics gal. I still need to read Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants too! Forgot about that one…

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  4. Oooh I loved Jane Eyre!! Great picks here Holly, I really want to read The Raven Boys- so late in joining in with this series haha :’) Hope you get to read some of these 🙂 Here’s my TTT if you would like to check it out 🙂 Have a great day! 🙂


    1. The Raven Boys is wonderful! Don’t worry about being late to the party- I have yet to read anything past the first book in the series haha. From what people have told me the series gets better and better as it goes on, so I can’t wait to read the rest of it! Thanks for commenting! 🙂


  5. Great list!! I loved Jane Eyre! I’ve been wanting to read The Raven Boys, it looks so interesting! Is there a reason why you’re reading Chamber of Secrets in spanish? Have you read it in English? I loved the Harry Potter books. I thought it got better after the second book. I hope you enjoy Vanishing Girls. I haven’t read a Lauren Oliver book since Delirium but I loved her writing.

    Anjie @ Love thy Shelf

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    1. I’ve read HP many times in English, but I’ve been taking Spanish classes in school for the past few years so I thought I’d see if I could read it in Spanish. It’s slow going, but so enjoyable and definitely worth a bit of a struggle!

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    1. That’s sort of what I’m worried about, too. Hopefully I’ll be able to understand the larger meaning of Shakespeare’s works, especially with the help of some videos/sparknotes type stuff. I’m sure I’ll need some sort of help along the way, but I’m going to do my best to read it on my own. We’ll see how it goes haha 🙂 Thanks for commenting!


    1. I never thought about listening to them with an audiobook! I guess I thought it would make it more difficult to understand, but I bet if I listened to it and had a physical copy in front of me at the same time it would make it easier. That’s a great idea! Also, thanks for the recommendations! 🙂


  6. Ahh, Shakespeare! I suggest you read Macbeth, surprisingly, I really liked that one (there’s a lot of great symbolism and themes-the student within me remembers, haha). And Jane Eyre is a wonderful book, it was actually my first assigned book in high school. And I think Saint Anything is enjoyable read for returning Dessen fans; you’re right, it’s appropriate for the summer and I hope you like it! 🙂

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  7. The Raven Boys are my FAVOURITE so I hope you like TDT!! It’s more focused on Ronan, omg, the adorable mean little thing. :’) I love him. And Vanishing Girls is INCREDIBLE. I’ve read about 4 books from Lauren Oliver but that’s easily my favourite!
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed Vanishing Girls! That makes me feel so much better about putting it on my TBR haha. Sometimes you don’t really know if a book will be good or not, but praise about it is always reassuring. 🙂 Have a lovely day!


  8. Excellent list! I love The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and Little Women 🙂 Saint Anything is on my TTT too. In terms of Shakespeare, Hamlet and Macbeth are great plays and often referenced.


    1. I’ll definitely have to put Hamlet and Macbeth on the top of my Shakespeare list- so many people seem to love them! Thanks for the recommendations, and have a lovely day!

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  9. I never thought of reading a favorite book in another language. I’m definately going to look int that. Something like Harry Potter would be great because I pretty much know the story off by heart anyway! I’ve been meaning to read Let’s Get Lost for ages too, and I want to read it even more now that I know that Adi is bringing out another book this summer! You have a really great list, love the addition of some classics to your list. Happy Summer Reading! 🙂

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    1. That’s why I wanted to start off with Harry Potter, because I know the story so well! I can basically picture the scenes in my head anyways (the movie helps too haha) so if I get stuck with the language I can usually decipher what’s happening from memory. Thanks, and have a lovely day! 🙂


  10. I remember really liking the Lost World, though I don’t remember much more about it than that. (Oh, there are dinosaurs. I also remember that, but it kind of goes without saying. I think there’s a baby Tyrannosaur? And prions? I should reread it at some point.)

    My TTT.

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