This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme.
This summer is shaping up to be an action-packed adventure-of-a-lifetime type of summer, with trips to Cape Cod, Minnesota, Iceland (H*CKING ICELAND YOU GUYS) and the UK lined up. I’m super excited to go to new and familiar places, some of which are a ways away.
As you all know, with great travel time comes great reading time. Because I’m not paying for wifi on an airplane. Noooo way. Not when I’ve managed to get my grubby little mitts on one (or possibly all) of these fabulous books.
Ten books that I want to read this summer are:
- Everything, Everything (Nicola Yoon). Okay, okay…I want to read this because I saw the trailer. It looks super-cute and happy. It’s also going to reduce me to a puddle of tears, but it’s going to be sooo worth it.
- The Raven Cycle (Maggie Steifvater). I have a sneaking suspicion that this series is going to ruin my life, big-time. But how can I say no to anything to do with Wales?
- The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas). So…as far as I can tell, this book is literally everything. It’s like rainbow glitter and happy clouds and fish tacos and Little Mix’s harmonies all rolled into one big burrito of Everything That Is Good And Right.™ I HAVE TO READ IT.
- Blood Rose Rebellion (Rosalyn Eves). I mostly want to read this book because it’s set in Hungary. I’ve never read a book set in Hungary before. I know next to nothing about Hungary. Sign me up to go somewhere new.
- Geekerella (Ashley Poston). This came across my radar because Sara over at A Gingerly Review reviewed it. It sounds like a geektastic time.
- Carry On (Rainbow Rowell). I’ve never read anything by Rainbow Rowell before, but…vampires? Wizards? “Chosen One” satire? Yes, please.
- Dumplin’ (Julie Murphy). BODY POSITIVITY FTWWWWW SIGN ME THE H*CK UP FOR THIS ONE
- Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit (Jaye Robin Brown). I’m tentatively very hopeful about this one. I don’t know how the romance:advocacy ratio will play out, but I’m hoping that it’ll be both cute and savvy to the struggles of the LGTBQIA+ community.
- Six of Crows (Leigh Bardugo). I want to read this one because it has a cool cover. And because a lot of people seem to like it. They like it for a reason, right?
- To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (Jenny Han). This book looks so adorable, and since the third one just came out, I can binge the whole series if I want to. Because who likes loving the first two books and then having to wait for the third?
With all of my travel plans, I don’t know if I’ll actually get to read all of these books this summer…but when it comes right down to it, I’d rather go on the adventure than stay in with a book. The book will be there when I get back, but summer—and my visits to various places—won’t last for long.
Have you got any big plans for this summer?