May 26: Top Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer
This weeks topic is highly appropriate, as today I had my last exam of my undergraduate degree – and so my summer starts now! There are many, many books I’ve neglected to read (primarily due to time constraints) but now that I am more or less responsibility free for the summer, I can delve into as many alternate universes as I so desire – I will write a Summer Books Beach Bag Wrap-Up (that was a tongue twister!) on August 30th, to see if I achieved all ten of these!
1. The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
I heard about this novel at the end of April, and immediately pre-ordered it. Apparently it’s about the children of Disney villains who are stuck on an island, and try to escape. That sounds absolutely epic!
2. Mosquitoland by David Arnold
This is a book that seems to have been hauled by every booktuber I follow, and those who have read it rave about it. Summer calls for a road trip story, so this sounds perfect. I believe there is also a coming of age element within this book, which sounds intriguing.
3. The Selection by Kiera Cass
Despite owning the four books in the series, I’ve yet to read the first, so something’s gotta give. I believe it’s a rags to riches story (Cinderella-esque), which sounds lighthearted enough for summer.
4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
My general pattern of reading the ‘Percy Jackson’ series has been one a year, so I’ve got to keep that up with the third book in the series. I don’t know why I’ve been unable to become absorbed by these novels, because I have enjoyed the previous installments. Third time lucky!
5. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This is JesseTheReader’s very favourite book, and I finally caved and purchased it in May, with the intention of reading it sometime over the summer. Now that it’s written in stone, I’d better get on with it! Besides the title and the creepy cover, I know nothing about this book, and I’m interested to go into it blind.
6. The 100 by Kass Morgan
It seems as though everyone has been raving about the TV show, but before I jump on the bandwagon (albeit late), I want to read the first book. I’ve heard people compare it to the TV series ‘Lost’, which sounds promising. Other than that, it’s another one I’m going into blind.
7. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
With the recent release of the sequel, I really need to read this book. It’s had so many good reviews, and seems like a perfect, quick, contemporary read that I can whizz through in a few short sittings.
8. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Another book with it’s recently released sequel that I’ve yet to read – I have a few preconceived ideas of what this book is about (contemporary meets fantasy) and I’m looking forward to seeing if it meets my expectations.
9. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
I believe this is more of a Chirstmassy read, but I’ve heard so many good things, and it looks so cute, that I have to read this now. Also, I’m not one to associate books with seasons to a large extent. A book’s a book, and it doesn’t matter when or where the story is set to me.
10. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I’ve heard this book is “The Fault In Our Stars” meets “Eleanor and Park”, and disliking TFIOS and not having yet read Eleanor, I’m not exactly sure what to expect with this book, but I’m excited to see the direction it takes.
Next month I’ll also be sharing with you my “Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015“, so look out for more books and series I plan on delving into soon!
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