TTT – My Summer TBR

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means, linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for Top Ten Tuesday.


Today’s topic is about the 10 books on your summer TBR list. I’m not going to lie, 10 books over the summer sounds like a lot to me so don’t hold me to this list but these are books that I will read soon (hopefully). I also bought a whole bunch of books when I was in London last week so you know where this is going.

Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein
A whole bunch of people I know have read and raved about this book so when I finally found a copy at the King’s Cross station, I had to buy it and am currently reading this story.

About Face – Carole Howard
I got this as an ARC and am looking forward to starting it after Code Name Verity.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane  – Neil Gaiman
This will be my first book by Neil Gaiman and needless to say I am excited to read. Apparently it also recently won Book of the Year in the British National Book awards. London was plastered with posters for this book but I actually got this one before I left, so yay me for being up to date for once.

Every Day  – David Levithan
So far my only experience with David Levithan comes from Will Grayson, Will Grayson so this will be interesting since it’s not a collaboration. I like that he writes about queer characters so I’m optimistic.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chobsky
Yep, I’m finally getting to this one as well.

Under This Beautiful Dome – Terry Mutchler
I am stupidly excited about this ARC, it’s a memoir about a senator who was forced to her her lesbian relationship a secret. This brings two of my loves together, lesbians and politics. So cool.

The Casual Vacancy – J.K-. Rowling
Do I really have to explain why this book is on my TBR?! No, I thought so.

The Night Watch – Sarah Waters
I got this book at an Oxfam shop in Greenwich and am excited because it will be my first Waters. Also lesbians, like I said, this already sounds promising.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
I love Audrey Hepburn and the movie adaption so it’s about damn time I finally read the book.

Runaway – Alice Munroe
Nobel Prize Winner Alice Munroe has been on my TBR list forever and ever, long before I had this blog but I never managed to read one of her books. I’m trying to rectify this as soon as possible.

So, these are my ten books that I will hopefully read this summer. What’s on your summer reading list?

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  • Prepare to feel All the Feels with Code Name Verity OMG.

    • Wilhelmina Upton

      Oh I know. That’s basically all I knew about the book. FEEEEEEELS. So far, it just seems a bit odd from a story point of view but I will see.

  • Bookmammal

    I’ve been meaning to read some Neil Gaiman as well–I’ve read some wonderful quotes by him about books, libraries, and reading, and I need to give one of his books a try soon!

    • Wilhelmina Upton

      Yes, I have heard great things about him and am curious to see if he lives up to my expectations.

  • wlreed

    There are a couple in this list I also want to read. I haven’t read Code Name Verity or The a Perks of Being a Wallflower, both of which are on my list. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is my favorite book I read last year and probably one of my favorite books ever. I love Gaiman’s writing with every fiber of my being. I enjoyed The Casual Vacancy a lot, but I know a bunch of people didn’t. It’s just so different. I really want to finally get around to reading The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss this summer, and also finally finishing Sandman. Great list, there are a few on here I would like to check out as well.

    • Wilhelmina Upton

      Glad to hear tha Gaiman book is great, I can’t wait to read it.

      I haven’t heard of The Wise Man’s Fear :)