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This week’s topic: Top Ten Books On My Summer 2013 TBR list!
Summer’s here and with it is the annual summer tbr list! My semester is shaping up to be a rather busy/hectic one (apologies in advance, I’m behind/taking forever at getting back to comments from these last few weeks; I have midterms & a final this week but even afterwards it’s still a little hectic. Getting there, though, ever so slowly =P) but I’m still managing to squeeze some titles amidst the craziness =P
Also, after talking to some fellow bloggers about stacks of to-read piles and stuff (and posting about it myself, I’ve started a self-embargo on book buying (since the 3rd–this embargo also includes logging on to NetGalley for any reason other than to post my feedback on books that were already approved before. Does not include ARCs won or otherwise…or books for friends because, you know, they’re not for me, lol). I decided to start sooner than later in order to focus on the books I have on hand and partly to reign in the spending a bit =P
In no particular order:
- Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey — I seem to associate Corey’s Expanse novels with the summer, probably because I read Leviathan Wakes (review) for the first time during the summer. I will have the third book in my hands shortly (pre-ordered it before the self-imposed embargo =P) so I guess it’s time to read this novel =)
- The Hand of Fatima by Idelfonso Falcones — This book has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while now. I might get around to it this summer though seeing as I’m not travelling anywhere and it looks like the perfect type of book to just get lost in =)
- The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani — I’ve also had this book on my shelf for some time now but it’s been sitting there more so because I’m waiting for the right time to read it. It seems like the type of book I really want to savour so yeah, gotta get those assignments and tests out of the way to really enjoy it ^_~
- The Book of Secrets by Elizabeth Arnold — I have the galley copy of this novel waiting for me. This book will be coming out in a few weeks so I hope to read it soon. It sounds like a magical, intriguing novel (a la Jo Walton’s Among Us, Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s The Shadow of the Wind and all those wonderful books about books =D)) so I’m really looking forward to it.
- Summer by Edith Wharton — The title seems fitting, doesn’t it?
- A Spear of Summer Grace by Deanna Raybourn — I’m participating in a book blog tour early next month for this book (keep your eyes peeled for it–there’s also a nice surprise to go with my review). The premise sounds interesting and it feels like a summer book =) I admit, I’m cheating a bit by adding this book to this list because I’ve actually started reading it–slowly, because I’ve got midterms and a final this week–but reading it nonetheless (I couldn’t help it! lol. It was calling to me) =P
- With All My Love by Patricia Scanlan — This novel will be available at the end of July but I recently won an ARC of this novel from GoodReads. It sounds like quite the drama (a person from Simon & Schuster included a note about how much they enjoyed it) and am quite looking forward to reading it!
- The Wishing Thread by Lisa Van Allen — This novel is going to be available in the autumn but I have the galley sitting in queue, waiting to be read. I could use a good dose of magical realism. The blurb says that fans of Sarah Addison Allen will enjoy this so I’m pretty psyched =)
- Angel Baby by Richard Lange — I received a copy of this novel through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers programme (actually received it in the post yesterday morning). The premise is intriguing–kind of reminds me of Orphan Black with the mum wanting to reunite with her child whom she left behind years earlier–and it promises to be a heck of a ride. Looking forward to it! =)
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas — Am hoping to make a dent in my classic French literature pile as part of the reading challenge I’m taking part in this year. I can always count on Dumas for an action-packed adventure (as an aside, I would’ve put Victor Hugo on this list since I technically started Notre Dame du Paris but oh man, the first book was just O_O Tangent after tangent…)
And that’s my list for this week! What books are on your TBR list this summer? 🙂
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