Monday, June 18, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature at The Broke and the Bookish, and this is my first time participating.  This week's list is Top Ten Books on the Summer TBR List, and my list includes both already released books I haven't gotten around to yet and a few books coming out later this summer.  So here it is:

1. TIGER LILY by Jodi Lynn Anderson    
Peter Pan is one of my top-five favorite books of all time, so I'm really excited but also a little nervous to read this retelling.  I've heard that it's told from the POV of Tinker Bell, who is such a fascinating character, so that intrigues me as much as the idea of Tiger Lily as heroine.

2. MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH by Bethany Griffin
I read Bethany Griffin's contemporary YA, Handcuffs, awhile ago and really liked it (I'm actually hoping to reread it soon too).  I think a modern retelling of Poe's story sounds fantastic, and I'm eager to see what she does with it!

3. GRAFFITI MOON by Cath Crowley
I've heard that the writing in this one is fantastic--poetic and evocative.

4. INSURGENT by Veronica Roth
I have to admit I'm a little nervous about getting through this one--while I think Divergent was very well-written, I had a hard time relating to Tris (I'm such a wimp compared to her, I think she would have just kicked me under one of those flying trains or something!) and I wasn't crazy about some of the violence.  But the sequel is getting so much buzz that I'm super curious and I just HAVE to read it.

5. SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo
Another one I'm curious about because of the buzz--everybody seems to love it!

6. INDELIBLE by Lani Woodland
I just finished Intrinsical last week, so I'm dying for the sequel and more ghostly creepiness!

7. LONG LANKIN by Lindsey Barraclough
This one's been out in the UK for awhile, but it's coming out in the US in July.  It sounds wonderfully dark and atmospheric--a thriller based on a murder ballad.

8. THE WAYFARER by RJ Anderson
I read the first book in this series, Faery Rebel, so long ago and it's one of my all-time favorites--definitely one of my favorite fairy novels, and a lesser-known one.  I don't know why it's taken me so long to get to the sequel.

9. DARK COMPANION by Marta Acosta
I love a good gothic mystery!

10. FROM BAD TO CURSED by Katie Alender
Another sequel I've put off way too long after enjoying Bad Girls Don't Die.


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

    Tanya Patrice

  2. Thanks! I have a bunch of them out from the library now, but I'm afraid I won't get to them all before I have to return them...stupid due dates!

  3. Since you love Pan, be sure to read these, too. Put your fears aside, they're both great. :)

    A story based on Barrie’s own idea for more:
    And a 'What if?' adventure (but it's not for the kids!): Click!

  4. Wow, great list! I hope you'll enjoy them all, Insurgent is on my Top 10, too :) And I absolutely loved Graffiti Moon, so I hope you will, too! Happy reading!