Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Top Ten Books I'd Like To Read This Summer

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Books I'd Like To Read This Summer. I'm currently working at a summer camp, and probably won't be able to read most of these books until I'm home in mid-August. However, these are the books I want to read.

1. The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour. Colby and Bev have always vowed to take off with Bev's band, The Disenchantments, after graduation. When Bev decides to go to college instead, Colby is left confused but continues the tour with The Disenchantments, minus Bev. I've wanted to read this book for a while, although I was surprised to learn that the main character, Colby, is actually a boy. From the cover, I assumed that both Colby and Bev were girls. This looks like a good book, and an especially good read for summer.

2. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. Greg is an invisible high schooler with only one friend, Earl. When his mother pressures him to visit a childhood friend who has leukaemia. This book is a less obvious summer read, but I really want to read it all the same. It looks unique and I especially like the cover. 

3. The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina. This is literally the best cover ever. I like everything about it, including the title and even the author's name. Everyone in Sonia's village believes she has a special ability. She was born during a vicious storm that suddenly ended just as she entered the world. Sonia knows she has no special abilities, and when she is given a chance to leave her village, she finds solace in the freedom. 

4. Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur. Elise and Franklin have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Elise is an orphan, and has always lived with her aunt and uncle in a house with a barn behind it. The barn has eight locked doors, and Elise has never known what's behind them. Now that Elise is twelve, her friendship with Franklin doesn't feel right. When Elise receives a mysterious key, she might finally find out what's in the barn.

5. Dreams of Significant Girls by Christina Garcia. The comparisons to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants made me want to read this. Three girls from different parts of the world spend their summers at a Swiss boarding school. The girls form close friendships and spend summers together and school years apart as they grow together.

6. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. Samantha Reed enjoys watching the family next door, the seemingly perfect Garrett family. They're the opposite of the Reed family, and when Samantha starts a summer romance with Jase Garrett, everything changes. 

7. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. I read Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson earlier this year and loved it, so I'm looking forward to checking out her next book. When Taylor Edwards' father is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and the family decides to spend their last summer completely together at their old summerhouse. As they become closer as a family and discover that the past didn't go anywhere, they can't forget that their time is still limited.

8. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler. When Hudson's dreams were crushed by a betrayal, she decides to stay under the radar. Spending her time working at her mother's bakery, when she has the opportunity to chace her dreams again, she's terrified of being let down again. Sarah Ockler is also the writer of Twenty Boy Summer.

9. Alice on Board by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. I've been reading this series since I was 12, and I will definitely be checking out the 24th book in the series. Alice has just finished high school and before she starts college she's spending the summer working on a cruise ship with her best friends. As she spends the summer working at the best part time job imaginable, she knows that after this summer nothing is ever going to be the same.

10. Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony. I want to read this book because 1. It looks interesting and 2. I don't understand it. The book is told in words and pictures, and flipping through it in the store I couldn't really understand how the story was told. Anyways, Glory is a piano prodigy who retreats into her music after the death of her mother. 

What books do you want to read this summer? 


  1. Gosh, you chose a lot of appealing covers! I haven't read any of these, so thanks for the ideas. Great list!

  2. Ohh this is a great list! I didn't know that Sarah Ockler had another book out, I loved "Twenty Boy Summer" so I'll definitely have to check out "Bittersweet".

    Here's my list: Top Ten Summer TBRs!

    - Sarah @ Breaking the Binding

  3. What a great list! There are a bunch I want to read, starting with The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind.

  4. Great list, they look like some gorgeous summer reads!

  5. Wow, reading a series since you were 12...that is something else. It's always interesting to read how books intrigue and impact people. That is so great.

  6. Great list! I've been looking at Second Chance Summer because I really enjoyed Amy and Roger's Epic Detour, and Dreams of Significant Girls would be awesome if it can live up to The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, I loved those books.

  7. I have both My Life Next Door & Second Chance Summer. I can't wait to read them :D

  8. I absolutely adore your blog! I can't seem to find the subscribe button though?



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