Top Ten Tuesdays

Posted 28 June, 2016 by Lianne in Meme / 16 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week’s topic: Freebie Week

Yay, freebie week! Well, for this freebie TTT I’ve decided to focus on Ten Books On My Summer TBR List 🙂 I’ve gone back on a book buying ban so I’m hoping to make a considerale dent on my TBR pile in the next few months. I didn’t list any classics in the following list below, but I hope to get around to a few I’ve been meaning to read (I’m just not entirely sure which ones just yet 🙂 ). Anyway, in no particular order:

  1. The Storms of War by Kate Williams — This book comes highly recommended but I put off reading it until the summer because it just seems like a summer read. Must be the book cover’s doing 😉
  2. Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar — One of the more recently historical fiction titles, it focuses on Stephen siblings, namely Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. Should be an interesting read as it looks at the artist community from the Edwardian period.
  3. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah — I finally got my hands on this a short time ago. I heard so many good things about it, I’m glad to finally be getting around to reading it…soon-ish
  4. The Perfume Garden by Kate Lord Brown — Part of the story is set in Valencia, Spain, which instantly places itself in my summer TBR list 😀 On a semi-related note, this is shaping up to be a historical fiction summer, isn’t it? 😉
  5. The Frozen Heart by Almudena Grandes — Is this the year that I finally read this book? It’s one of the books that has been sitting on my TBR pile the longest…
  6. Dreams of Distant Shores by Patricia A. McKillip — For something magical and different in this mix of hefty (but very interesting) reads 😀
  7. The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni — On the classic literature spectrum, is this the year that I finally tackle this Italian classic? Bonus incentive: I got the I got the Pocket Penguins edition of this book 🙂
  8. The Lake House by Kate Morton — Speaking of putting books off, oops, again I didn’t get around to reading this book last season (I just haven’t been in the mood…and bloody hell is the hardback heavy to read in bed). Maybe this summer?
  9. The Silkworm and Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith — Now that I have both books in my possession, I’ll just book binge it sometime in the next few months.



And those are just some of the books I hope to tackle this summer! What books are on your summer TBR queue (or winter, depending where in the world you are)?

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16 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays”

  1. This is a great list, Lianne. I hope you are able to get to most, if not all of the books here. Now that I’ve read the first Cormoran Strike book, I am ready to read the next too. I’m not sure it will be this summer though. The Nightingale is another one I really want to read. I know for sure this summer I hope to tackle The Fireman by Joe Hill. Right now though I’m trying to concentrate on finishing my current read. 🙂

    This week I talked my husband into sharing his Top Ten Favorite Books.

  2. I’m reading The Lake House at the moment. I’m still undecided about Kate Morton – she creates a great sense of time and place but her stories feel unnecessarily long…

    I LOVED Vanessa and Her Sister, a book that I think didn’t get the attention it deserved. Hope you enjoy it.

    Will look forward to your thoughts on The Nightingale.

  3. Oh oh oh, Vanessa and Her Sister was a WONDERFUL book! I devoured it. I hope you’ll enjoy it. And write about it so I know what you think 😉

  4. I love summer reading, and it looks like you have a great list! The Galbraith books are great — I hope a new one comes out this year! My book group is reading The Nightingale in the fall, and I keep hearing such great things about it. Enjoy!

  5. I’m horrible at following TBRs, but I love making them. Even though I always change things up drastically. I should really look into the Robert Galbraith books. I love JK Rowling, but I’m nervous to try her adult books.

  6. I’ve really been hankering of late to pick up the Galbraith mysteries as well! They would be a fun summer binge. I salute you for tackling your TBR – I have the hardest time with this.

  7. Nice list! I *just* added The Nightingale to my TBR list today. I saw it at the library where I work and just had to read the description. The Storms of War looks really interesting as well!

  8. Kristin Hannah is one of my favourite authors. She mostly did contemporary drama until now, so I’m really curious how a historical novel of hers will be!

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