Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share the books we hope to read this summer. I already shared a bit of my summer TBR in an earlier post, so today I’m going to update it with what I’ve read thus far and what I’m looking to read over the next few weeks.
Here are the books I’ve already checked off of my initial summer TBR list:
Becoming by Michelle Obama
I listened to the audiobook version narrated by Michelle Obama and LOVED it. It’s the most empowering, striking, well written memoir I’ve read in a while. Review will be posted soon, but for now I’ll just say that I would absolutely recommend this book no matter your political beliefs!
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
I read this book at a time when I needed a little cheering up and it 100 percent did the job! Angus is hilarious, ridiculous, dramatic, and even a little addicting–I didn’t want to put it down! Stay tuned for a review.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
I also listened to the audiobook version of this and really enjoyed it. I have fond memories of watching the movie adaptation with friends, which made this even more fun to read. It was really interesting to see differences and similarities between the two forms of this story. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series!
1. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
As I’ve said many times at this point, I’ve been meaning to read this book FOR AGES. And I’m finally doing it!! I’m currently about half way through, so I’m feeling confident that I can read the rest soon and finally check this one off my list.
2. My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
I started reading and listening to an audiobook version of this memoir towards the end of last semester, but then things got chaotic and crazy with finals and graduation so I never ended up finishing it. I would love to read this inspiring memoir before starting law school!
3. This Common Secret by Susan Wicklund
I borrowed this book from a friend at the end of last semester and still haven’t read it… definitely have to get around to finishing it soon! It sounds like such a powerful, relevant, important read (although a bit of a heavy subject, so we’ll see how my emotions fare!).
4. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
I’ve been meaning to read this book for so many summers now that it seems as though I’ve checked it out of the library a million times. Looking forward to finally getting around to it! (And then finally watching the movie adaptation!)
5. The Stand by Stephen King
My friend and I recently decided to read this together this summer and I’m so excited! My mom is a huge Stephen King fan and this is one of her favorites. Will probably take quite a bit of time though… my copy is over 1,000 pages long!!
6. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
My friends and I have an inside joke in which we were all assigned Sarah Dessen books, and this one is mine. I was gifted a copy at the end of the semester and I’m really looking forward to rereading it after so long. Seems like a perfect summer book to read on the beach!
7. Sweet Dreams by Nadette Rae Rodgers
I’ve been meaning to read this book for SO LONG and I’m finally going to do it! This is the third installment in Nadette Rae Rodgers’ Illusion Trilogy and I’m really excited to see how this series ends. She’s also a great blogger, so go check out her blog here!
8. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
The hype about this book and the recently released TV series is WILD. I’m about half way through the audiobook at the moment and really loving this charming, witty, bizarre, hilarious story. This book is also my first foray into Terry Pratchett and I already can’t wait to read more of his work!
9. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
It’s been a while since I read an old classic, and I’ve been missing them dearly. This one has been on my list for a while, especially after having seen the movie adaptation a few years ago. I finally managed to check this novel out of the library, which is a step in the right direction!
10. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot
I bought this little novella while I was in Oxford recently (more on that trip to come!) because I’ve been missing the Victorian horror that I read during my tutorials there. I’ve only ever read Middlemarch by George Eliot, so I’m excited to see how she treats the horror genre.
So far I’ve read 3 of the 7 books I initially put on my TBR list–not bad for a month into my summer break, I’d say! What books are you hoping to read this summer? What do you think of the ones on my list? Let me know in the comments section below!