This week's theme is: Books On My Summer TBR List. Now, this is very similar to last week's post, Books That Will Be In My Beach Bag, so I'm going to change it up a tiny bit. Instead of focusing on my Summer TBR pile, I'm going to expand it and lay out ten more books that I really want to get through in my TBR pile in addition to those I listed for the beach bag list :)
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
- I have had this on my bookshelf since the day it was published in 2010. I absolutely loved The Historian and I couldn't wait to read this. I'll finally get to it this year.
- When I moved back from Scotland in 2008, I was incredibly sad about having to leave. I picked this book up in an effort to help keep me tied to the country. I couldn't bring myself to read it at that time, so I never cracked the spine, and then it got pushed further and further down on my TBR pile. I'm going to remedy that this year!
- A fellow National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) participant, so I had to show her some love. I've been excited to read this book for a long time.
- Rushdie is one of those writers who sticks with you. After reading Midnight's Children, I sought out everything he had written. This is his most controversial work and I am excited to read it.
- Number 5 in the 44 Scotland Street Series, I need to pick this one back up. I plowed through the first four and loved every minute of them. Bertie is calling my name :)
- For being a book giver for World Book Night 2014 (my third year participating), all givers received three free audiobooks from Audiobooks.com. This is one I chose and I've heard good things about it.
- I'm being superficial on this one...I originally chose to buy this book because of its cover. For some reason I love the cover art. It sounds good, too.
- I haven't been able to bring myself to read this yet. I'm still, years later, obsessed with Harry Potter and I'm terrified that I will compare this book to those. I will get over it and read this book!
- I picked this up in a used bookstore for several reasons, but mainly because it sounded awesome. I love history and I'm excited to finally read this book.
- This book just sounds rad to me. Again, tying into the history aspect, I'm also kind of intrigued by macabre things. Put those together and I'm sold.
Also, look for next week's post: Book Cover Trends I Like/Dislike