Top Ten Tuesday (#8)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish, where the writers, like me, are particularly fond of lists. 


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This book is probably wildly out of date now, considering how fast the internet moves, but it’s all about the power of Google and how the organisation works.

23 Comments Add yours

  1. chrissireads says:

    I think Gone Girl is a great read. I hope that you enjoy it!

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  2. LitzaLou says:

    I have Fallen on my list, too! One of my friends at work loves it to bits and she keeps telling me I should read it, but I'm not really a fan of angel books. I said I'd give it a try, though… so here's to hoping we both like it!

    Litza at She Dreams in Fiction

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  3. Zarina says:

    I've read 1 and 2 and they are excellent. Number 6 is on my to-read list too as I loved The Kite Runner. Sounds like a greta mix of books, enjoy! 🙂

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  4. My brother has been telling me forever and a day to read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes but I keep pushing it off because of all the books I have to read on my desk. lol, one of these days.

    Great list! There's a lot of titles on it that I hope to get around to eventually (Gone Girls, The Casual Vacancy, Inferno (maybe_))

    My TTT

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  5. Olena P says:

    That's a great mixture of books. I'd love to check out And The Mountains Echoed. It's been getting a lot of great reviews. 🙂

    Here's my TTT: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/top-ten-books-at-the-top-of-my-summer-tbr-list/

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  6. vikk simmons says:

    I've been back and forth on whether I wanted to read Rowling's book, so I'll be looking for your review. Interesting list and blog.

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  7. Shawna says:

    Nice variety. One of my friends said she enjoyed Girl Gone I should really read that already. Here's my Top Ten

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  8. Oh, Hosseini's books is great! I'm sure you'll love it!

    I got The Casual Vacancy from the library when it came out, but I never got around to reading it. I DO want to read it though! I'm curious about her adult fiction.

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  9. Daisy says:

    I REALLY want to read both Inferno and And the Mountains Echoed! I've loved both of these author's works before 🙂
    Oh, and like you, I want to see for myself how The Casual Vacancy turned out!

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  10. Ahhh I completely forgot about The Casual Vacancy! I definitely have to read that one this summer as well. Great picks 🙂

    Here's my Top Ten!

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  11. Thanks. I like what I'm reading so far, and I'm really, really intrigued about what happened to Amy!

    Sarah

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  12. I don't know too much about it, but I keep catching glimpses of it on blogs and coming across it in my public library. I'll let you know what I think, and I hope you enjoy it too.

    Sarah

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  13. Thanks. Have you read A Thousand Splendid Suns? Because I thought you couldn't get more emotional than The Kite Runner, but Hosseini did it somehow.

    Sarah

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  14. I always feel like I need to read more “classics” so I figure short stories are a good place to start!

    Sarah

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  15. Hosseini is a brilliant writer, I'm not surprised the book has been doing well.

    Sarah

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  16. I'm the same. When it was released I didn't buy into the hype, but now that time has passed I've found myself curious enough to want to see what it's like.

    Sarah

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  17. I've heard so many good things about it, and read so many reviews praising it, so it's about time I finally read it!

    Sarah

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  18. It's the curiousity that's prompted me to purchase it, I'll let you know how I get on.

    Sarah

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  19. I like to say I'm not a huge Dan Brown fan, but then I realise his books are really easy to read and really engaging, so I must like him a bit!

    Sarah

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  20. I loved Gone Girl. It's so good. White Teeth has been on my TBR for years, too. I'm pretty sure I've owned a copy for roughly the past 13 years. Oh, well. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

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  21. I think White Teeth is one of those books on many, many people's lists. The other book I had on my to read list for years and years was Brick Lane by Monica Ali, but I finally read that last year.

    Sarah

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  22. Jay Riv says:

    The Casual Vacancy is one I just couldn't get through. Too dry for me. I might try again one day but I am in no hurry. Inferno is one I want to get my hands on. Have a great Summer of reading!
    Here is my Tuesday Post.

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  23. I am a bit worried that after the enjoyment of Harry Potter I won't like anything else Rowling writes, but I'm willing to give it a try!

    Thanks for dropping by.

    Sarah

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