As usual, I shall be partially ignoring the prompt because IT IS NOT SUMMER HERE. Winter has come. (Although it’s not actually that cold, which is pleasant for slightly bizarre humans like me who wish to go for 6:30am runs and doesn’t like to lose appendages to frostbite.) But I have just resurfaced from an intense week of writing. In that week, I read zero books.
I am the person who reads a book a day. I feel…odd. While I wrote, I cancelled a few library reserves, but all the review-copies decided to come and have piled up dauntingly during my bookish-fast. There was also an Amazon ebook sale. I have no regrets.
So this is the list of
BOOKS I WILL GNAW IN THE NEAR FUTURE OR FACE THE WRATH OF MY HUMONGOUS TO-BE-READ PILE
Which is a much catchier title than books on my TBR for summer. Bah. You’re welcome for my marvellously long post titles, by the way.
This Week’s Prompt: Top Ten Books On My TBR
For Summer 2015
1. UPROOTED BY NAOMI NOVIK
Isn’t it pretty!?? I requested this one purely on PRETTINESS. Okay, and also fairy tales. And DRAGONS. I think it was made for me, to be honest.
2. COPIOUS COMICS BY MARVEL
Because comics are awesome. I only read what my library has so, basically, no first volumes, and if I find an incredible comic with a cliffhanger? NO SEQUEL. It’s frustrating. But Marvel. I love them and I’m really into Daredevil at the moment. (Thanks to the show.) I haven’t ventured into DC yet, because I’m loyal. I am.
I do love Batman.
3. STONE RIDER BY DAVID HOFMEYR
Another surprise review-copy. Seriously, my whole bookshelf is full of surprises. CHRISTMAS IN JULY! I assume this is an action-y book where people harness stones to use transport.
4. THE SOUND OF WHALES BY KERR THOMSON
There’s a whale in this boy’s stomach and I’m a little worried for him. This was a surprise review-copy and, well, doesn’t look like my kind of book. But who knows? Maybe this kid-who-eats-a-whale will be incredible.
5. MOLLY AND PIM AND THE MILLIONS OF STARS BY MARTINE MURRAY
This was a surprise review-copy from Text Publishing and it looks pretty much adorable. Apparently Molly’s mother turns herself into a tree. It seems awkward, but I’m up for this. Never underestimate a plant.
6. GRUNGE GODS AND GRAVEYARDS BY KIMBERLY G. GIARRANTANO
I’m a one-Netgalley-book-at-a-time kind of humanoid because I so often argue with my iPod about how annoying it is to turn pages every five-seconds. So I was inspecting Netgalley’s glorious selections and — this one really looked epic. Then I saw a rave review for it. SOLD. SIGN ME UP FOR GRAVEYARDS AND GRUNGE.
7. A STORM OF SWORDS (3) BY GEORGE RR MARTIN
So technically I haven’t finished A Clash of Kings yet. I’ve got, like, 80-pages to go or something. IT IS SLOW GOING, OKAY?! Regardless, I’m already gearing up to listen to A Storm of Swords on audio because I am, basically, addicted.
But everyone’s crying about the Season 5 show finale and I’m kinda freaking out. PLEASE NO SPOILERS. Erk. Facebook is determined to ruin it for me. (What is it with fandom pages being like “Oh lol we all see this” and then splattering spoilery posts everywhere?? Not everyone is up-to-date on all the fandoms!!)
PLUS. When I whine about how much pain I’m in from character deaths in book 1 and 2, everyone just laughs at me.
8. MAGONIA BY MARIA DAHVANA HEADLEY
So HarperCollins AU had a sale on Amazon ebooks. A ton of titles were under $3. You can buy a coffee for $3!! And even though I a) never buy ebooks, b) never buy books, and c) never buy coffee…I thought I’d splurge and spend $2.22 on Magonia. I’ve heard it’s magical. It’s pitched as Neil Gaiman meets John Green. LIKE HOW DOES THAT WORK?? I need know all the things.
9. A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC BY V.E. SCHWAB
I won’t lie: this picture is my favourite. And you know I said above that I don’t buy ebooks??? I BOUGHT THIS ONE TOO. It was, again, $2 and I loved Vicious so much. Plus, $2 for an ebook, peoples. Come on.
10. EXTRAORDINARY MEANS BY ROBYN SCHNEIDER
I don’t even know what it’s about. When your lungs become trees? From the tag line, I’m guessing people die. It looks very feelsy and saddening. But I recognise that font. It’s Amatic Small Caps! I don’t like recognising book fonts because, seriously, that’s the most popular font in the blogging world. REGARDLESS OF THE FONT, I’M STILL EXCITED. It’s pretty.
so the real question is: what does your TBR look like?!! what are you really excited to start next?? also: WHICH OF THESE BOOKS SHOULD I EVEN TRY FIRST? gah. the picking is the hardest. (link me to your TTT posts, too!)