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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on the Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's list is ten books that are on my summer TBR list. Summer reading is a particular pleasure for me, since my job as a teacher involves so much "required reading." There are books that I will be reviewing that I'm really excited about, but the following books are the ones I will be reading soley because I want to--and I'm leaving two spaces blank for those books that I will read simply because I have the whim to do so. In no particular order:

1. The Outlander by Gil Adamson.
2. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry. This is a reread.
3. He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope.I finished The Way We Live Now earlier this month, and can't wait to begin the next Trollope novel on my list.
4. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot.
5. Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan. This one looks so good, and I've been waiting for summer to start it.
6. Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman.
7. Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron.
8. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. My husband is an amazing running machine. I used to run with him, and I'm hoping this book will inspire me to hit the road again.
9 & 10 are open for those unexpected finds I will stumble upon.....

What is on your summer TBR list?


As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

Some of those are on my TBR list, too. The only one you've listed that I"ve already read is Running the Rift, which I definitely recommend!

bermudaonion said...

The only title I'm familiar with is Running the Rift.

Angela said...

Great list. I haven't read any of these, but they sound like good reads. Would love for you to stop by to check out my Top Ten.

bibliophiliac said...

@As the Crowe Flies--Emily, I bought this book on your recommendation!
@bermudaonion-have you read it?
@Angela-thanks, I'll be sure to stop by ;)

Ryan said...

A few of these are on my summer reading list as well!

Lisa said...

Looks like a nice blend of books!

Marie Cloutier said...

nice list! a bunch of these are in my tbr pile too. i'll look forward to your thoughts on them!

Anonymous said...

It seems more and more book bloggers are reading Trollope. This makes me happy. :-)

bibliophiliac said...

@Ryan-good luck with your summer reading....
@Lisa-I love summer!
@Marie-Let's hope my reading & posting ambitions are fulfilled....@bibliophilia-Trollope fans make me happy too!