Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (7): Books on Our Summer TBR Lists


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is:
Top Ten Books on Our Summer TBR Lists

We're splitting the list this week and each choosing five books we really want to read over the summer:

Ally's List:
  1. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer: One of my school friends is always talking about it with the highest regard, demanding that I read it.
  2. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead: My love for Adrian obliges me to read it!
  3. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo: Lately I have become extremely interested in the musical and the storyline. I can't wait until I can read the book!
  4. Slammed by Colleen Hoover: Another friend keeps ordering me to read it. All I hear are good things about it.
  5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: I really, really want to read one of John Green's books. I love the Nerdfighters, so I feel that I owe it to Green to read one of his books. My friend kindly suggested this one.

Lee's List:
  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth: Must. Read. I bought this book last year and it's still sitting unread on my bookshelf. I'm hanging my head in shame right now.
  2. Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta: I loved Finnikin of the Rock and am dying to read this sequel.
  3. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund: This is supposed to be a dystopian take on Jane Austen's Persuasion, which is my favorite novel ever. Of course I have to read this.
  4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo: Thanks to George R. R. Martin's books, fantasy has become one of my favorite genres, and Shadow and Bone looks amazing.
  5. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers: This one is also sitting on my bookshelf. The main character sounds really intriguing. An assassin trained by nuns? I'm sold!

What do you plan to read this summer? Let us know by leaving your link in the comments!

48 comments:

  1. You MUST read Nightshade! It's so good! Shadow & Bone and Grave Mercy are also pretty epic. I've been wanting to read Finnikin of the Rock. Hopefully one of these days I'll get around to that.

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    1. I highly recommend Finnikin of the Rock. It's one of my favorite reads from this year.

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  2. So many awesome books. I have Shadow and Bone on mine as you know. Lol also I loved divergent and grave mercy. I am actually reading Froi of the exiles and loving it! Great choices guys.

    Thanks for stopping by my page!

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    1. Hooray for Froi of the Exiles! I'm sure that I'm going to love it, too, because Melina Marchetta is such an amazing writer.

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  3. OH MY GOODNESS! Ally, mad at you over The Fault in Our Stars. Lee, Divergent!? Come on guys! You both mustttt read those books! PHENOMENAL five star reads!

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    1. Yeah, we really need to get a move on reading those, lol. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I loved The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent. I really want to read Finnikin of the Rock. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Finnikin was an epic read for me. I hope that you have the chance to read it. Thanks for dropping by!

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  5. The Fault in Our Stars is my favourite John Green book (I have only read 3 though). Hope you enjoy it. You have to read Divergent! I'm betting you already know this but just throwing it out there. :)

    Happy reading!

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    1. I feel so bad about not reading Divergent much sooner, but I plan to change that as soon as I finish my library books. :) Thanks for dropping by!

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  6. Amazing books - Divergent was awesome & the rest are on my tbr list or wishlist, especially Slammed, The Fault in Our Stars, For Darkness Shows the Stars & Shadow and Bone :) Happy reading both!

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    1. I hope that you get to read all of those books soon, too. :) Thanks for dropping by!

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  7. I've not read Divergent either after having it on my shelf since it's release - my head is hanging in shame right along yours haha! Shadow and Bone is on my list too, I hear nothing but fabulous things about it so I'm really excited. I didn't put For Darkness Shows the Stars on my list since I don't own it yet, but I definitely want to read that soon - it look fabulous!

    Happy reading :)
    My Top Ten

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    1. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who hasn't read Divergent yet, lol. I'm really excited to read Shadow and Bone, too. Thanks for dropping by!

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  8. Ooh so many books on this list that I want to read also - like Shadow and Bone - also Divergent rocks! Hope you get to all these books and enjoy them all :-)

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    1. I'm really looking forward to reading them. I have to start with Divergent because it's been neglected for so long, lol. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. The Fault in our Stars is wonderful! Read that one first :D

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    1. Yeah, I heard that it was really good. I will definitely try to read it soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. So many good books <3. I have just finished The Golden Lily two days ago and loved it.
    OMG Les misérables is one of my favorite book ever <3.
    And I can only agree with all the comments here The Fault in our stars really is wonderful !
    I hope you'll both enjoy reading these books !

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    1. I read The Golden Lily recently, too, and also loved it. I was so happy to read about Adrian again. :)

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  11. I've also got For Darkness Shows the Stars and The Fault in Our Stars on my list! And I hope you like Divergent. I thought it was good, and then the sequel Insurgent is GREAT. I also really want to read Froi of the Exiles and Shadow and Bone!

    And good call on reading Les Mis. The book is definitely different from the musical, but not vastly so, and it makes you appreciate what they did with the musical so much more. And now you will be fully researched for the movie!

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    1. I have a feeling that once I read Divergent, I'll be running out to buy a copy of Insurgent. I can't wait to read Froi of the Exiles, either; I need to know what happens to all of the amazing characters from Finnikin of the Rock!

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  12. Ally and Lee your lists are amazing. Divergent is basically one of my favorite books EVER! I heard Les Miserabeles is going to become a movie soon. With Anne Hathaway, too. YES! And I heard Shadow and Bone was good, too.

    Great list,
    Kandee

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    1. Have you seen the movie trailer for Les Misérables? Anne Hathaway sings part of "I Dreamed a Dream" in it- she sounds amazing!

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  13. so many good ones on both lists! I loved divergent so much and a few others were great too. I just started golden lily last night :)


    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope that you enjoy reading The Golden Lily! I absolutely loved it!

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  14. I am gonna add a few from this list to my already LONG tbr pile!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

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  15. There are a few here that I really need to read too such as TFiOS and Shadow and Bone. Divergent is obviously a great, addictive read- hope you like it! x

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    1. Divergent looks like it's going to be an amazing read. I can't believe that it's taken me this long to read it, lol.

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  16. Grave Ercy is about an assassin trained by nuns?! I'm going to have to check it out.

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    1. As soon as I found out what the book was about, I knew I had to read it. I definitely haven't read anything like that before.

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  17. As someone who's read Grave Mercy and Shadow and Bone, I can vouch for their awesomeness. They were two of my favorites read this year. I've also heard fabulous things about The Fault in Our Stars, although I haven't read it yet. And Divergent is on my TT list this week, too! Here's my TT list! :)

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    1. As much as I want to read Shadow and Bone, I'm probably going to read Grave Mercy first since I already own it. Of course, that will be after I finally read Divergent. :)

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  18. Oh boy, please have tissues ready for The Fault In Our Stars! I really want to read For Darkness too since it looks excellent. Jane Austen in space? Yes!

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    1. I love Persuasion, so I'm really interested to read For Darkness Shows the Stars, too. I wonder what Jane Austen would think of it. ;)

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  19. Aw, the Fault in our Stars is so good and I will definitely be reading the Golden Lily this summer as well! Thanks for visiting Elegantly Bound Books :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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    1. The Golden Lily is fantastic! I hope that you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. oh WOW great choices! I LOVED Slammed and TFIOS!
    Happy reading!

    Here’s my TTT

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    1. I've heard a lot of great things about Slammed and really want to read it. I put it on my TBR list as soon as Ally told me about it.

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  21. Ally, I have both Nightshade and TFioS sitting on my bookshelf, so like you, I need to read them asap!

    And Lee, I really hope you enjoyed Divergent and Froi!!

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    1. I'm kind of embarrassed by how long Divergent has been sitting on my bookshelf. I suppose this is a definite case of better late than never, lol.

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  22. AMAZING list, you two! I've read and absolutely loved The Golden Lily. You won't be disappointed with Adrian haha! And I can't wait for you to read Divergent and Grave Mercy, Lee! They're two of my favorite books of all time :) I also really need to get my hands on copies of Shadow and Bone and TFIOS soon because gah, I've heard they're fantastic! Thanks for stopping by X)

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    1. Grave Mercy just sounds so epic, and exactly my kind of read. The same goes for Shadow and Bone. Thanks for dropping by!

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  23. Divergent is amazing! I definitely recommend it!

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    1. I'm super excited to read it, at last. Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Excited about Shadow and Bone! I keep hearing about it! Happy reading!

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  25. I really want to read Les Miserables, too. I'm having a moment of loving older, more classic novels :) I've tagged you in the Liebster Blog Award, so if you want to go and check it out, go here: http://projectreadandreview.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/liebster-blog-award.html :)

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