Top Ten Tuesday (67)

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

Top Ten Tuesday

Well… if I said it last list, I am DEFINITELY feeling it now… how is it summer already?! Seriously, the last few months have flown by. Between moving, and organizing and initially house-hunting the time has evaporated! I’m trying something different with my TBR this time, it’s comprised nearly all of books I actually own and need to read. I have a discussion post in the works about it, but I’m trying to take a step back from new releases this summer and enjoy what I have. That said, there are three that I NEED to read as soon as they come out…

The Book of Life  Ashes to Ashes  Endless
1. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
*I’m not sure how I can express the utter excitement I have for this book. I fell in love with series three years ago and have been waiting for TWO FREAKING YEARS for this third book to come out. I absolutely adore all things Diana and Matthew and I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW! I will be reading this the SECOND I get it. I almost can’t even think about this too much because I feel like my head will pop off just counting the days until it’s release…
2. Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
*This series took me by absolute surprise. I only liked the first book but the second book blew me away. It ended with all kinds of craziness and I can only imagine there will be a ton of fuckery in this last book. AHH!
3. Endless by Kate Brian
*Here After wasn’t as fantastic as Shadowlands, and it was more predictable than the first but I still need to see how this whole story plays out. Honestly, I’m still shocked by the ending of the first book and need to finish this one off.

And those are my new releases this summer that I will 100% be getting on release day. All endings of series but highly, highly anticipated reads. And now onto the most surprising section of the bunch… *hands a paper bag for the shock*…

A Game of Thrones  Siege and Storm  Ruin and Rising  Grave Mercy
4. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
*Yah, yah, yah… I am doing it! After many conversations of me saying that I would never, ever do this series… I’m doing it! I have recently started the tv show (PLEASE… no spoilers, I am only in the middle of season ONE!) and must admit, I am loving it already. I have already bought this one and will hopefully be starting it when I finish season one 🙂
5. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
*The next two are fairly obvious… I need to finish this series and I have put so much restraint into saving Siege and Storm for this very time. I cannot wait to sit down and bulk read this and Ruin and Rising <3
6. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
*DARKLING <3 haha
7. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
*I just really want to read this hefty beauty. It sounds amazing and I’ve heard nothing but phenomenal things so it has to happen <3

Yes friends… it seems that I am really into fantasy. That came completely out of nowhere, it has shocked me as well…

Nantucket Blue  Breakable  Alpha Goddess
8. Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
*This is a recommendation from Cass and she hasn’t let me down yet <3 This sounds like an amazing summer read!
9. Breakable by Tammara Webber
*I’m personally embarrassed I haven’t read this yet. I don’t need to lament again about how much I loved Easy and I have had this in my possession for several weeks now :S
10. Alpha Goddess by Amalie Howard
*This was one of my YASH books I received.  I hadn’t heard of it before then but it sounds SO good, mythology and fantasy and awesomeness!

And there we have it… my extraordinary list of summer reads. It shocks even me the choices I have but I am dying to read each and every one of these, I didn’t even have to think about this list and that gives me more hope that I can complete one of these FINALLY!

What are your picks?


16 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday (67)”

    • Lauren

      OH I’m so glad you loved it 🙂 YES! We can definitely motivate each other for Grave Mercy !!! It sounds SOOOOO good, and I agree… I think I will love the series too, I’ve just heard so many awesome things about it 🙂

  1. Sarah E

    You have a great list! Game of Thrones is really good 🙂 I watched the first 3 seasons before reading the books. And I read book 1, 2, 3, and half of 4 before starting season 4 (which is still book 3). I think watching the show prior to, helps get a better footing with all the characters.

  2. Katrina @ Bookish Things

    I’m so excited for Ruin and Rising. I’ve already told the family once it comes in, they’ll have to find a way to feed themselves. lol Grave Mercy is good. I hope you like Game of Thrones. It’s a hefty read, but so good. I read it before I watched the show. But I’ve only read through book 2.

  3. Kimberly

    What a great list! I’ve seen Game of Thrones on a number of lists today. I’m a huge fan of the show, but haven’t read the books at all. I’m starting to think it’s time to take the plunge!

    If it makes you feel any better, I also loved Easy and have also had Breakable on my Kindle for weeks without reading it. Sigh…

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  4. Danya

    Grave Mercy *is* hefty, but worth it! It totally sucked me in. Set aside a good chunk of time for it, though, because you probably won’t want to put it down 🙂

  5. Mel@thedailyprophecy

    I’m addicted to the GOT TV show and I’m also reading the books and enjoying it. Such a detailed world, it’s amazing how someone can come up with all of that! I just finished rereading Siege and Storm in anticipation for Ruin & Rising <3 GRAVE MERCY! Going to reread it now. Such a wonderful series.

    You have some great books waiting for you, happy reading!

  6. Tammy @ Bo's Book Nook

    I’m sorry I missed this meme yesterday, although, I would have had a hard time choosing just 10 books. As much as I loved Easy, I have yet to purchase Breakable. Don’t know what I’m waiting for. I also have books one and two of Leigh Bardugo’s series. Oh to find the time. I wasn’t keen on the Kate Brian series at first, but I downloaded a sample of book one and it did catch my interest. Then I got an ARC of book 2, so of course I’ll have to get book 3. I’ve seen mixed reviews on the series, but will reserve judgement.
    Tammy @ Bo’s Book Nook

  7. Alexa

    *hands the paper bag back to you* I haven’t even started Shadow and Bone yet even though I own it and Siege and Storm! I know but I recently pull it down from the top of my shelf and put it in my pile of books I want to get to soon.
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  8. Amanda

    Great list Lauren! I tried GoT and I just could not get into it at all. It seems like something I’d love, just not for me. I need to try the show I think.

    I really need to reread a Discovery of Witches and then finish the series! I need some time at the pool so I can do that.
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  9. Kaitlyn @ Bookish Comforts

    I just finished Grave Mercy and I LOVED it! Highly highly highly recommend!!! I’m also hoping to read A Game of Thrones this summer, but I have watched the TV show before and really enjoyed it. (I haven’t started Season 4 yet, but I also want to watch that this summer too!)
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