This week’s topic is…top 10 books at the top of my summer TBR list.
For this one, I’m going to try and stick to the many, many unread books on my shelves.
1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I bought this last year, and then put it on my shelf and promptly forgot about it. I am determined to getting round to reading it though, since I’ve heard so many good things.
2. Fallen by Lauren Kate
I’m not sure how I feel about this book, but it’s another one I’ve seen floating around a lot, so I bought a copy. I hope to tackle it later this summer.
3. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, and want to see what Rowling’s adult work is like.
4. Burn Mark by Laura Powell
Okay, I don’t actually own Burn Mark, but I do own Witch Fire, its sequel, and I can’t read that without reading the first book.
5. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This collection of short stories has been sitting on my bookshelf for about 18 months.
6. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
I adored both The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns and am really looking forward to Hosseini’s latest novel, although I’ll need a box of tissues to capture all the tears I’m sure to shed while reading.
7. Inferno by Dan Brown
A birthday present from this year that I want to read before my next birthday rolls round.
8. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
A modern classic that’s been on my TBR list for years.
9. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
A fascinating, awe-inspiring man I’d like to learn more about.
10. Planet Google by Randall Stross
This book is probably wildly out of date now, considering how fast the internet moves, but it’s all about the power of Google and how the organisation works.