Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Every week they post a different topic and we create a list.

June 18th: Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List

Michelle’s List:

1) A Clash of Kings
2) A Storm of Swords
3) A Feast of Crows
4) Clockwork Princess
5) John Dies at the End
6) This Dark Endeavor
7) The Friday Society
8) Divine Misfortune
9) The Ocean at the End of the Lane
10) The Hittite

Meli’s List:

Top Ten Books for the Summer

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman  I’ve been wanting to read a good fantasy book and I’ve come across this book in stores many many times, let me tell you, it has a bloody map in it and the whole look of it reminds of those old times stories mum&pa use to read to me before bed. So for those reasons I want to own it.

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes  So I’ve been watching a lot of Game of Thrones and I am so sad that it has come to an end, so somehow I found this little beaut and thought “yes! I can still live a life within the realm of kings” so I want it.

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter  Now the typical Alice story was good but add a twist of zombies now that just makes me a little more happy. Frail girl turn bad ass (I hope) I just want this book in soft cover first but yes!
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst  A young girl meant to be embodiment of a god to save her people but failed, now she must journey away to prove her worth! Me thinks magical times again.

Crewel by Gennifer Albin  A powerful weaver who can make anything appear, imagine if that could be applied to real life, I would have taken up knitting ages ago.

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor  The sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bones I am too thrilled to get my paws on this action-packed, star-crossed lovers and betrayal bent, secret seeping book.

The Demon’s Librarian by Lilith Saintcrow  Enough said the title alone gives me some kicks and giggles, Francesca Barnes is no mousy librarian, and the end of the world is upon us can she save the day?

In the Shadows of Blackbirds by Cat Winters  its 1918 and we’ve entered the apocalypse. If that wasn’t all to worry about, Mary Shelly Black has to deal with the dead spirit of her first love coming back…unfinished business much?

Blood Red Road by Moira Young  Now funny how I won’t read hunger games but something about this book makes me wanna go into a world of total chaos and flights to survive with a female lead which makes girls say “wow I wish I could be like her when I grow up”

The Carny by Brooke Moss  Forbidden romance between a high class girl wanting to break away from stereotypes and find her own path, and the carny boy who makes every one of her impossible dreams possible.

Sam’s List:
In no particular Order
1) Born Weird by Andrew Kaufman
2) A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
3) Dreams and Shadows by Robert C. Cargill
4) The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant
5) You by Austin Grossman
6) Saga (series) by Brian K. Vaughan
7) Fables (series) by Bill Willingham
8) Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
9) Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru
10) Amazonia by James Rollins

Let me explain my choices, a lot of them have been on my To Be Read list for a while and I thought this summer would be the best time to get around to it. I’ve also been going through a graphic novel craving. All in all, I can only hope all these books meet my expectations. Has anyone read any of these books? Any thoughts? I’d like to hear it :)

Until Next time~

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Every week (on Tuesday, obviously) they post a different topic and we create a list of our top ten for that topic. This Tuesday’s is the Top Ten All time Favorite Book characters.

1) Amanda Cynster in On a Wild Night by Stephanie Lauren

This feisty little blond is cunning and knows how use her womanly influence to snare in her prey. I really enjoyed her because she took the bull by the horns and went after the only guy who makes her heart beat and I think we tend to forget that if we want something badly enough, it’s okay to do just about anything to get it…as long as it doesn’t violate any laws

2) Blue Bailey in Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

This grape-lollypop-eyed missy is living for herself and does what she pleases without thinking about the consequences, maybe that’s selfishness I say independence but it doesn’t mean she’s an ice queen because even as strong as she is, she knows that sometimes you have to take a leap.

3) Arnie in What’s eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges

A boy who lives in a world nobody really grasps can prove to be tiring but you cannot deny that his antics put a smile on your face and make you think that the grass really is greener on the other side.

4) Maddie Dupree in Tangled Up in You by Rachel Gibson

A woman who stands her guard when push comes to shove, this sassy journalist will get her story even if it means breaking a few hearts on the way and we must not forget her trusty gadgets like a pen-Taser to scare off any suspicious characters.

5) Coraline in Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Who says adults have all the fun? A girl who meets every challenge no matter how frightening they may be to protect herself and the life she once had, this girl possesses the utmost chivalry knights wished they had.

6) Amy in Across the Universe by Beth Revis

This fiery redhead has a mouth going a thousand miles and minute and doesn’t let anyone belittle her ideas for anything. Along with her admirable detective skills she will fight to right wrongs.

7) Rory Deveaux in The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Spunky teen with a weird sense of humour that makes you all the more curious as to what else she is hiding.

8) Remy in This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

A tough girl trying to get by without any complications always make me smile because nothing will ever go their way, but are generally happy to have received a lesson. She wants to be in control and on top of things, but secretly wishes she can just let go and let it be. A know-it-all-in-relationships finds herself wondering if she truly knows it all.

9) Ben in My Name is Memory

This wise individual can be mysterious for he knows more than he lets on, but will go far enough to help a friend in need no matter how far that person is.

10) Sarah Moorehouse in Sleepless at Midnight by Jacquie D’Alessandro

Gives the pretty girls a run for their money because looks can only get you so far, but personality wins the race. This plain Jane has a unique quirkiness which makes you laugh and admire as you cheer her on to obtain her goal.

Meli :)

I couldn’t figure out which order I wanted to place these lovely characters in, so I decided to just put them in alphabetical order to save me any stress and heartache over it. I already stressed enough about who actually made my final cut haha. Mind you. This list will probably change in a few months, but for now, here are my favourites. Why are they my favourites? Partly love-at-first-sight, mostly because they’re BAMFs, and maybe a tiny dash of “I felt like I could relate to them”. (I couldn’t help it, I changed a character on my list when I realized I missed someone I adored!) :)

1. Cheshire CatAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
2. Tyler DurdenFight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
3. Sherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
4. Robin HoodOutlaw by Angus Donald
5. May KasaharaThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
6. Neville LongbottomHarry Potter by JK Rowling
7. Luna LovegoodHarry Potter by JK Rowling
8. Remus LupinHarry Potter by JK Rowling
9. Dr. John WatsonSherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
10. Fred & George WeasleyHarry Potter by JK Rowling

Sam