May 31, 2015

The Top 10 Books from my Summer Reading List

It's summer time! Time for fun reads and books that aren't too difficult. Time for new and addicting books that you just can't put down, and a few that you've been meaning to get to for ages. These are the ten upcoming summertime books that I'm most excited to read. 

My Name is Resolute by Nancy Turner.

Where: I have a request in at the library for this one.
Why: I want to write a History by Threes post about the Revolutionary War; I have great nonfiction and YA titles in mind already, and I have yet to read any of Nancy Turner's books, so this seemed like the perfect time to try one.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Where: Bought the Kindle edition (which was on sale yesterday). I was hold #350-something at the library, and I got impatient and gave up.
Why: I want to see what all the hype is about, and I've been wanting to declutter anyway... I think this might help.

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Where: You guessed it, library.
Why: I am newly obsessed with Moriarty's books. I've listened to Big Little Lies and The Husband's Secret on audio, and I bought Three Wishes in a Kindle sale. They're all so fun! I particularly love Moriarty's ability to discuss difficult themes like divorce, murder, abuse, and anxiety, with a humorous touch. Her characters are funny and likeable, and the books are seriously like catnip for me - I'm so addicted to them.

The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

Where: Again, library hold
Why: I have heard only glowing reviews of this one. And Urrea's sessions are almost impossible to get into every year at TFOB, because he's so popular. Trying to get a headstart on reading some of his books before next year.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Where: I'll only take second guesses, first ones don't count, ha.
Why: It's a super-hyped mystery, and I've heard it compared to Gone Girl, so I think I'll probably really enjoy it.

The Lure of the Moonflower by Lauren Willig

Where: Waiting for an ARC from the publisher.
Why: I love the Pink Carnation series, and this is the twelfth and final book. They're fun, frothy historical fiction, what I like to describe as Bridget Jones meets The Scarlet Pimpernel. I'm excited, and a little bit sad, to read this last one.

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

Where: Library, hard copy.
Why: I loved Life After Life a lot, so I'm eager to get this one. I'm inching slowly up the holds list! From what I've heard, it's not as original as Life After Life was, but it's still really good. (And it's a companion novel, so read LaL first if you haven't already!)

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Where: Library.
Why: I know, I know, I need another YA trilogy like I need another hole in my head. But Mandi Ehman recommended this one to me, and it gets really good reviews on Goodreads, so I'm going to give it a shot.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Where: free audiobook from Sync
Why: I've literally had this on my to-read list for years. Sync offered it as a free download a few weeks ago, and I snapped it up!

Golden Fool by Robin Hobb

Where: bought it with an Audible credit
Why: Robin Hobb is just a gorgeous writer (and a genuinely nice person, if you're lucky enough to meet her). I listened to Fool's Errand last month, and loved it, so as soon as I had another credit available I bought Golden Fool (book 2 in the Tawny Man trilogy). They're high fantasy at its finest - the world of the Six Duchies is so believable, and Fitz and the Fool are such great characters.

What are YOU looking forward to reading this summer?

This post contains affiliate images, thanks for supporting Quirky Bookworm. (And although they're not all literally on my stack yet, I'm still planning to link up with New on the Stack over at The Deliberate Reader -  because I'm hoping all these books will be in my hot little hands soon!)