Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (55)

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1. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas- Technically August is considered a "summer" month in the US, especially in FL because we're still hot as h-e-double toothpicks around then. Therefore, I'm declaring exactly how much I am DYING (and willing to murder) in order to read this book. I haven't gotten my hands on an ARC (yet...) therefore I'm counting down the days until it's available on August 27th.

2. Frigid by J. Lynn- After the Frigid-palooza post from yesterday, it's no wonder I'm super excited to get this book on my Kindle in July. I adore J. Lynn's characters. Reading about Sydney and Kyler holed up in a skiing resort will be the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon.

3. Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller- I'm a huge fan of Doller's after reading her awesome debut, Something Like Normal. Doller's writing is amazing in the way that it's so effortless. Her characters feel like real people. The book description for Where the Stars Still Shine drew me in because I'm a closet criminal behavior analyst. I am freakishly obsessed with watching shows about "real-life crime" and learning the motivations behind people's actions. Investigation Discovery and I are besties for life.

4. Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols- I've wanted to read another Echols book ever since I finished Such a Rush. Dirty Little Secret sounds flirty and fun, with a serious emotional punch waiting in the wings for me. Still, I'm sure I'll be pulling it up on my kindle some time on summer break.

5. Tumble and Fall by Alexandra Coutts- Not going to fool around, 75% of why I chose to read this book was the pretty cover and awesome title. The other 25% was early buzz from bloggers I like and a secret love of "it's 5 minutes till midnight on the doomsday clock" stories. I love seeing what people choose to do on their last day. It's such a fascinating question to explore.


6. A Sarah Dessen book- Every summer, I read a new Dessen book. This has been going on for maybe three years now. Reading her books through out the year isn't a problem, but they always feel the most meaningful in the summer. This year I have six books to choose from; The Moon and More, Just Listen, Keeping the Moon, Dreamland, The Truth About Forever and That Summer. I'm leaning towards one or two of them at the moment, but still haven't decided.

7. Golden by Jessi Kirby- Even though I loved Kirby's In Honor last year because it was SO GOOD, I mainly bought Golden for the gold embellishments on the cover. What can I say? I'm a fan of shiny things and awesome prose.

8. Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally- Because so many bloggers and authors have gone on about how much they love Kenneally's books I figured I'd try her again. Catching Jordan was not one of my favorites last year. However, I did like the writing. I disagreed with a few of Jordan's actions, but Kenneally's writing kept me reading. Therefore, Things I Can't Forget or Stealing Parker will be making their way onto my TBR pile very soon.

9. If I Stay by Gayle Forman- Somehow I feel like it's some sort of contemporary book lover's sin to not have read this book yet. The buzz and praise for If I Stay has been infecting my brain for years. I figured now would be a good time to get it over with and finally cry my heart out onto the pages. Plus, the book is officially becoming a movie and I would not be able to show myself in the theater without having read the book.

10. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill- Spies! Time travel! An awesome cover and title! Honestly, what more could I ask for in an awesome summer read? I'll tell you, hot guys. But I'm pretty sure All Our Yesterdays has those too.

Happy Reading,

13 comments:

  1. I'm so excited about Where the Stars Still Shine! Trish Doller wrote an excellent debut novel with Something Like Normal. Nice list!

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    1. Me too! I loved Travis so much and his mother. My goodness, she was my absolute favorite for telling that man off.

      I love your TTT, I can't wait to read The Bone Season. You got me interested in Truly Madly Deeply and The Distance Between Us. I hadn't heard of them before.

      Thank you for the comment!

      -Dulcy

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  2. You have so many great ones on your list! I'm planning on reading Crown of Midnight soon (ish) and I can't wait to get started on Where the Stars Still Shine. Also, If I Stay <3 I wish I could read that one for the first time again!

    My Top Ten

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    1. Thank you! Agh! I'm so incredibly jealous of anyone who has their hands on Crown of Midnight right now. Still, that is awesome for you. I'm super excited for Doller's new one and pretty happy about my decision to read If I Stay.

      Your blog layout is so cute! I love minimal styles like yours. You and I are excited for a lot of the same reads, like Wildcards, The Bitter Kingdom, Infinityglass, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, etc.

      Thanks for the comment and sharing your TTT!

      -Dulcy

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  3. I cannot wait to start on Mass' books, people seem to really adore the series. Happy reading!

    My TTT

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    1. Yeeeeees. Please read Throne of Glass. It's a wonderful fantasy book filled with kick-butt ladies, magic, mystery and death. That is one I'd love to re-read if I ever get the time!

      We have something in common from your TTT. I'm making my way through the Percy Jackson series as well. I just finished Sea of Monsters a few weeks back. How are you liking them?

      Thanks for the comment and the TTT.

      -Dulcy

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  4. Great top ten! Crown of Midnight is on my TBR list too:)

    My TTT:
    http://evelinesbooks.blogspot.nl/2013/06/top-ten-tuesday-4.html

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to get my hands on Crown of Midnight. I really like your summer reading challenge TTT, I liked the way you spelled out The Hunger Games into books to read. That was really cool. We have a lot of books in common we'd like to read, like Siege and Storm.

      Thank you for the comment and the TTT.

      -Dulcy

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  5. Read The Truth About Forever. That is my favorite Dessen that I have read. Sigh...Wes. I ♥ him!

    Great list.

    My TTT List

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    1. Wes will be a new one for me. My favorite Dessen (so far) is probably Along for the Ride. But my favorite guy is a toss-up between Eli (Along for the Ride), Dex (This Lullaby) and David (What Happened to Goodbye).

      Your TTT is awesome. I suggest reading Anna and the French Kiss right this second. It is one of my favorite contemporaries ever. I wanted to read Thousand Words too! The book sounds so interesting.

      Thanks for the comment and the TTT.

      -Dulcy

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  6. Just Listen is my favourite Dessen book (probably because there was music involved, but hey, I can't resist my calling). I just read Golden last week and I really enjoyed it. Not quite as fulfilling as a Dessen or Caletti, novel, but an excellent read nonetheless.

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    1. Along for the Ride is mine (so far). It's awesome that you were drawn to it for the music. Kirby is good, I read In Honor last year and really enjoyed it. I haven't read Caletti yet. There hasn't been one of hers I've found that I'm super interested in yet.

      Thanks for the comment!

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  7. All Our Yesturdays almost made mine. TBR soon :) Have a great Summer of reading!
    Here is my Tuesday Post.

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