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) they post a different topic and we create a list. This Tuesday’s is the: Top Ten Characters Who Remind Me Of Myself Or Someone I Know In Real Life.

This week, Meli and I decided to split the list 50/50 so she has five and I have five and this is what we got:

Lizzie Nichols from Queen of Babbles by Meg Cabot

She is one funny-romance seeking-messed-up girl but I couldn’t pick anybody else but her to represent me. Her overthinking-ness that creeps into her day to day life which further complicates anf sometimes helps her situation. She is honestly a character I love to this day…despite her little inability to keep a secret.

Sarah Moorehouse from Sleepless at Midnight by Jacquie D’Alessandro

The plain girl who’s a real jewel after all. Now while she seems mousy and sweet. She rather keep a low profile and not get people to notice her because she refuses to believe that she is THAT pretty, my good friend N is pretty much Sarah Moorehouse in a nut shell and like N, Sarah just wants to find somebody to love her and to accept her as who she is.

Blue Bailey from Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

So this character reminds me a lot of our HG of Dreaming with Ink: Samii, tough, hates dramatic situations, not easy to say those 3 magical words and a real stunner to anyone who meets her. I chose Blue also mainly because of the scene when she caught her boyfriend cheating on her and instead of crying about it, she put up her fist and gave a mean right hook hahahah good times.

Dexter Jones from This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

So he’s persistent and random and clumsy and just overall a good time. I remember when I read this book I couldn’t stop smiling at his attempts and nonsensicalness and I’m impressed at how Remy was able to resist this lovable lug. Through him I saw my friend Sasha (the same Sasha on this blog) if I need nonsense she’s who I go to and it always puts a smile on my face.

Chelsea Ross from Nothing But Trouble by Rachel Gibson

When she has a plan in mind she will not back down, despite the headings of her dear sister this girl only wants to listen to her feelings and options and let anything else follow afterwards. There is only person I can think of who fits this persona and her name is A, she likes change and likes to standout with her relentless helping hand, like our dear Chelsea…too bad for both ladies the sun doesn’t always shine down on them.

Meli

Katie Sandfordfrom Spin by Catherine McKenzie
I chose this character for myself because at the time that I was reading it my first thought of her was “That is so me!”. I wanted to be a journalist for a music magazine and I’m partial to red heads. She also took up running, and I LOVE to run.

Angel Face from Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Angel Face is that really loyal character (portrayed by the lovely Jared Leto in the film) in Fight Club that gets beat up by our narrator because he was jealous of the attention and praise he was getting from Tyler. Angel Face reminds me of my friend,K, because of her extreme loyalty, it bothers some people sometimes but heyyy what can you do?

Tristran Thorn from Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Tristran’s whole adventure starts when he tells the girl he likes he’ll get her a piece of that fallen star to prove his love. This need to show how far you’re willing to go for a crush or someone you love reminds me of my friend, J. It’s kind of cute sometimes watching him plan something for who ever he’s dating.

 Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter series by J K Rowling

Luna’s soft spoken voice and wild imagination reminds me of my friend, A. They’re both very kind people, good listeners, and both of them have a very open view of the world. It’s quite interesting listening to her talk.

Naomi “Nomi” Nickel from A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

I associate Nomi with Rebellion, and when my friend C had enough, she went down a very similar path of rebellion. I think a lot of teenagers go through that rebellion stage but as I read Nomi’s story, there was always something about her that reminded me of C that I havent been able to place my finger on.

Sam

Till next time~!
Happy Reading!