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.

Top Ten Tuesday #23: Short Stuff

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Books that can be read in one sitting, or in a day, or when you’re short on time

Since this meme kicked off my blogging spree last week, I’ve decided to continue with it for a time. The following consists of 10 books and comics I’ve read that I’ve either completed in a day or could have been completed in a day if life’s chores hadn’t interrupted me.

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Top Ten Tuesday #22: Spring 2017 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

I love making TBR lists though I hardly read the books I place on them. I say this every time I make one, as if it’s a mantra, but it’s true. However this time, since I’m indecisive on what to read next, I hope that making this list will help to push me to my next read.

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Top Ten Tuesday #21: Something to Laugh About

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Ten Books that Made Me Laugh (or at least chuckle)

I thought I would have difficulty with this one since I don’t read humor or many books that are funny, but as I made the list, I thought of more books to add until I had 10.

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Top Ten Tuesday #20: Great 5-Star Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Ten Books I Rated 5 Stars

I altered this week’s topic a little because I don’t want to discuss recent books I’ve read, since I’ve either recently reviewed them or will do so soon and I don’t want to recycle the same books over and over. I intend for this blog to be a sort of reading journal (an idea I got from one of James’s posts at Auxiliary Memory) so whatever books I read, I will discuss on this blog.

The following are books I’ve read over the years and rated 5 stars. A few are fairly recent reads.

In Search of Lost Dragons

In Search of Lost Dragons by Élian Black’mor and Carine-E

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Top Ten Tuesday #19: Spring 2016 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts. I really wanted to do last week’s topic, which was about Spring TBRs, but I didn’t feel like doing it then. Plus, I forgot to do it. But, on a positive note, I’m much more in the mood to do a TBR this week and participate in this week’s topic. I usually stay away from TBRs because I hardly ever adhere to them, but I really want to do one now so here it is.

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