Top Ten Tuesday #25: Summer 2017 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a summer reads freebie, so I’ve decided to do my

Summer TBR!!

And since this was also the topic for last week’s Top 5 Wednesday, I’ve decided to list 15 instead of the usual 10 books (I’m just looking for a reason to list more stuff), though I hardly ever read what I place on my TBR, smh. Just once it would be nice to complete my TBR list.

Of the 10 books I listed for spring, I read five, one of which I’m currently reading. I guess I should count that as a success since reading 50% of my list is an improvement over the usual 0%. I still would like to read the other five books I didn’t get to so though I won’t list them all here, I’ll keep them in mind as I read through summer.

The plan for summer is to focus on reading my own damn books, so here’s what I plan to get stuck in:

Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb

The third book in Hobb’s Liveship Traders trilogy. I’m eager to read this one and learn more about the Elderlings. I also want to see how this will wrap up because I suspect a certain character isn’t who she seems to be. I suspect she’s an Elderling.

Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold

The second book in Bujold’s World of Five Gods series. I read The Curse of Chalion earlier this year and loved it and would really like to continue with the next book before my urge to reread The Curse of Chalion overcomes me.

The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Another sequel in a trilogy, The Fall is the second book in the Strain trilogy, which is a horror series about a vampire-zombie apocalypse that starts in New York. I love the TV show, which is how I learned of the books. I recently completed the first book and loved it.

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

I’m currently rereading the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and am now on book four. This is here to guarantee that I’ll read at least two of the books on this damn list. The other definite read is Ship of Destiny, which I’ll begin tomorrow.

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

I have my fingers crossed that I’ll actually read this because I really, really, REALLY want to! (I hope I don’t jinx myself.) Everyone says it’s great and I have a good feeling that I’ll love it too.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

I recently read The Strain and Who Thought This Was a Good Idea by Alyssa Mastromonaco, which is about her time working as deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, and they both put me in the mood for this book, so on my TBR it goes. I’ve wanted to read it since watching the movie, which I liked.

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

I’ve wanted to read this book since before it was published and it’s a shame that I haven’t already done so. Now, after reading S. Jae-Jones’s Wintersong, I feel like picking it up again.

The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares

I’d like to complete the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books (I’m on book four now) and then pick this up, though I know it’s not part of the series.

The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey

The third book in Yancey’s Monstrumologist series, which I’m slowly making my through. I loved the first book, but the second wasn’t as great (it was a good read though).

Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill, illus. by Gabriel Rodriguez

After reading about the weird haunted house in one of Mariana Enriquez’s book of short stories, Things We Lost in the Fire, I now want to return to a weird house I’m familiar with that’s not as scary.

The Iliad by Homer

This summer will not pass without me reading this, or at least starting it. I mean, sure, I already failed my Classics Club Challenge, but that’s no excuse to give up on the classics. I need to make an effort to read those suckers.

A Land Called Tarot by Gael Bertrand (illus.)

I bought this a month or so ago and would really like to get to the story and staring at the pretty pictures. 😀

Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection, Vol. 1 edited by Hope Nicholson

Moonshot was on the spring TBR and it’s here again. It shall be read this summer.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1: BFF by Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare, illus. by Natacha Bustos

I started this once and forgot to complete it so I will. This summer. Yes. I mean it.

Mystery Girl, Vol. 1 by Paul Tobin, illus. by Alberto Albuquerque and Marissa Louise

I’ve searched high and low for this… Not really, but I’m glad I got it to read.

That’s my TBR. 
I will be very proud of myself if I actually read all these.

27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #25: Summer 2017 TBR

  1. Yes, definitely read The Bear & The Nightingale soon! It’s still one of my favorite new books of this year. 😀 And while I haven’t read the Liveship Traders series yet, I did finally read Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice recently (finished it last weekend, actually). And I LOVED IT.

    I don’t have a post about my summer TBR, but if I remember what’s in the pipeline… A few books I’m really looking forward to are coming out over the next couple months, like Victoria Schwab’s Our Dark Duet, A.J. Hartley’s Firebrand, Elizabeth May’s The Fallen Kingdom, and N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky. I’m also planning to finish Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness Quartet… except I confess that I read the series out of order, so I’m down to Books 2 and 3. Oops. *lol*


    1. Ahh!! Such good news to hear that you liked Assassin’s Apprentice! That story kept getting better and more interesting. The Fool is one of my fav characters.
      Lol at reading Song of Lioness books out of order. And I hope the summer reading will be good to you.

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      1. It really did, especially once Fitz traveled to the Mountain Kingdom. Between going out to dinner by myself and then reading before bed, I think I read all of those chapters right to the end in one day. 🙂


  2. Ha ha — I never seem to read the books I put on my TBR lists either 🙂 Oh well, it’s fun to THINK about what we MIGHT read, isn’t it? I haven’t read any of these. You made me realize I never finished the Traveling Pants series either. I should re-read it. That would be a fun thing to do this summer.

    Happy TTT!



    1. Lol! Hell yea it’s fun to make these lists! 😀
      And the Traveling Pants books are perfect for summer. Thinking of them makes me think of summer.


  3. I plan on asking my local library Saturday if they will order the Moon Girl graphic novels for circulation as I really hate purchasing graphic novels myself. I’ve been wanting to read them for some time. I love your list and have read all the Locke & Key books except the last one – Vol. 6.


    1. I hope they’ll get you a copy. My library seems to take a while to get its books. And comics are expensive so I understand not wanting to purchase them.


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