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Monday, June 18, 2018

TTT: Summer Reading list

Top Ten Tuesday: What books do I hope to read this summer?

Upcoming book club selections:
  • Educated: a Memoir by Tara Westover
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (a re-read)
  • Under the Wide, Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
YA books that are potential award winners (with lots of starred reviews)
  • Boots on the Ground by Elizabeth Partridge...nonfiction about the soldiers in Vietnam War. (5)
  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (5)...everyone seems to be talking about this one.
  • Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman...I want to finish it. I had to return it to the library unfinished. (5)
  • Picture Us In the Light by Kelley Loy Gilbert (5)...I just got a notice from the library that it is ready for pickup.
  • Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi...a timely memoir about immigration issues. (4)
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Wang...a graphic novel that defies categories we place on people. (4)
  • My Plain Jane by Hand/Ashton/Meadows...should be very fun and funny. (3)
Audiobooks (already cued, ready for listening)
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon...I've already completed 1/2 of this audiobook. It will be the first book I finish on this list.
  • Educated: a memoir (see above)
  • Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood...a retelling of The Tempest by Shakespeare.
  • My Plain Jane by Hand/Ashton/Meadows (see above)
Just because...
  • She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) by Ann Hood...because, um, I love the Beatles.

21 comments:

  1. Oh, I loved All the Light We Cannot See when I read it for my book club...And then my club got to do a video chat with the author which was really cool.

    Hope you enjoy all your summer reads and have a great week. - Katie

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    1. Oh. I am jealous. I love ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE. I heard the author in an event talk about his own creative ideas for writing and he was so interesting and engaging.

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  2. The Hazel Wood is one I'm kinda interested in, based on some nice reviews I've seen.

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  3. Great list! The only one I've read so far is The Hazel Wood which I liked but wanted a bit more from. Here's mine: https://myendlessshelf.weebly.com/home/toptentuesday-books-to-read-by-the-poolat-the-beach

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    1. Will the "bit more" be provided in a sequel?

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  4. oooh, I like this list! Some I do know, but others have me rubbing my hands in glee!

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  5. Great list! I still need to get to quite a few of these as well :)

    My TTT

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  6. I hope you manage to finish Thunderhead, having to return books to the library unfinished is the worst!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/top-ten-tuesday-164/

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    1. I know. It is a big bummer. But the book is long and I just couldn't read it fast enough to finish on time.

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  7. I haven't read an Ann Hood book in forever. She used to be on my list of have-to-reads as soon as she came out with another book, just like Anne Tyler. I need to take a look at this one.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2018/06/books-to-read-by-pool-or-at-beach.html

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    1. I read her piece in Parade Magazine about this Beatles book and she sounds like she has had a similar love affair with the Fab Four as i've had. must read it.

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  8. Educated, Thunderhead, and When Dimple Met Rishi are the only ones I've read. The others sound terrific too! Enjoy your reading.

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    1. I'm finding When Dimple Met Rishi to be a bit cheesy for my taste. Hope it finishes well.

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  9. I bought "Educated" although I'm not sure I'll be at Book Club due to the wedding. :)

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    1. I just got it on Audible, too, but haven't listened to it, yet. We have another long car trip in our future...this one to California so I hope to listen to it during that trip.

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  10. I love The Beatles too! I'll have to check out She Loves You. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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  11. I hope you get to read these! Enjoy! :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  12. I didn't list My Plain Jane, but I do want to pick that one up in the next few months. Hope you enjoy all these!

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  13. I have Educated on my shelf as well. It seems like a good one for audio.

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  14. I've not read My Lady Jane, but still, I'm really excited about My Plain Jane. This series sounds like WAY too much fun. Also, I really want to read 'Dimple' and Sandhya's newest release too. :)

    Happy summer TBR-ing - and thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland!

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  15. I loved When Dimple Met Rishi last summer so much that this summer I'm working on Twinkle. So fabulous. Happy reading!

    eli @ the (book) supplier
    My TTT

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