Top Ten Books On My Summer 2015 TBR | Top Ten Tuesday

by Aaron Hartzler, Deborah Harkness, Erika Johansen, George R.R. Martin, Jodi Meadows, Kirsten Miller, Matthew Quick, Melina Marchetta, Paula Stokes
Also by this author: Rapture Practice, What We Saw, A Discovery of Witches, The Queen of the Tearling, The Invasion of the Tearling, The Fate of the Tearling, Infinite, The Orphan Queen, The Mirror King, , Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, Love May Fail, Every Exquisite Thing, The Good Luck Of Right Now, Finnikin of the Rock, Jellicoe Road, The Art of Lainey, Liars, Inc.
Published by Bantam, Candlewick, Harper, HarperTeen, Katherine Tegen Books, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Razorbill, Viking Penguin

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These are the Top Ten Books on my Summer 2015 TBR and I am SO excited for all of them!

Top Ten Books On My Summer 2015 TBR | Top Ten TuesdayLove May Fail by Matthew Quick
Also by this author: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, Love May Fail, Every Exquisite Thing, The Good Luck Of Right Now
Published by Harper on June 16th 2015
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0062285564
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Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself back in South Jersey, a place that remains largely unchanged from the years of her unhappy youth. Lost and alone, looking for the goodness she believes still exists in the world, Portia sets off on a quest to save the one man who always believed in her—and in all of his students: her beloved high school English teacher, Mr. Vernon, who has retired broken and alone after a traumatic classroom incident.Will a sassy nun, an ex-heroin addict, a metalhead little boy, and her hoarder mother help or hurt Portia’s chances on this quest to resurrect a good man and find renewed hope in the human race? Love May Fail is a story of the great highs and lows of existence: the heartache and daring choices it takes to become the person you know (deep down) you are meant to be.

Top Ten Books On My Summer 2015 TBR | Top Ten TuesdayA Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin
Published by Bantam on March 4th 2003
Pages: 1177
ISBN: 055357342X
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Here is the third volume in George R.R. Martin's magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. Together, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, victim of the sorceress who holds him in her thrall. Young Robb still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. And as opposing forces manoeuver for the final showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost limits of civilization, accompanied by a horde of mythical Others—a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords...

Top Ten Books On My Summer 2015 TBR | Top Ten TuesdayA Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness
Also by this author: A Discovery of Witches
Published by Viking Penguin on January 1st 1970
Pages: 579
ISBN: 0670022411
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A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

Top Ten Books On My Summer 2015 TBR | Top Ten TuesdayThe Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2) by Erika Johansen
Also by this author: The Queen of the Tearling, The Invasion of the Tearling, The Fate of the Tearling
Published by Harper on June 9th 2015
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0062290398
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With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out.

Top Ten Books On My Summer 2015 TBR | Top Ten TuesdayThe Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen, #1) by Jodi Meadows
Also by this author: Infinite, The Orphan Queen, The Mirror King
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on March 10th 2015
Pages: 393
ISBN: 0062317385
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Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others.Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.

Top Ten Books On My Summer 2015 TBR | Top Ten TuesdayRapture Practice: A True Story About Growing Up Gay in an Evangelical Family by Aaron Hartzler
Also by this author: Rapture Practice, What We Saw
on May 27th 2014
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0316094641
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What happens when the person you’re becoming isn’t the one your family wants you to be? When Aaron Hartzler was little, he couldn’t wait for the The Rapture: that moment when Jesus would come down from the clouds to whisk him and his family up to heaven. But as he turns sixteen, Aaron grows more curious about all the things his family forsakes for the Lord. He begins to realize he doesn’t want Jesus to come back just yet—not before he has his first kiss, sees his first movie, or stars in the school play.Whether he’s sneaking out, making out, or playing hymns with a hangover, Aaron learns a few lessons that can’t be found in the Bible. He discovers that the girl of your dreams can just as easily be the boy of your dreams, and the tricky part about believing is that no one can do it for you.In this funny and heartfelt coming-of-age memoir, debut author Aaron Hartzler recalls his teenage journey from devoted to doubtful, and the search to find his own truth without losing the fundamentalist family who loves him.

Top Ten Books On My Summer 2015 TBR | Top Ten TuesdayLiars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
Also by this author: The Art of Lainey, Liars, Inc.
Published by HarperTeen on March 24th 2015
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0062323288
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For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV's How to Get Away with Murder.Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called "Captivating to the very end," Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

Top Ten Books On My Summer 2015 TBR | Top Ten TuesdayThe Eternal Ones (Eternal Ones, #1) by Kirsten Miller
Also by this author: , Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic
Published by Razorbill on August 24th 2010
Pages: 411
ISBN: 1595143084
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Haven Moore has always lived in the tiny town of Snope City, Tennessee. But for as long as she can remember, Haven has experienced visions of a past life as a girl named Constance, whose love for a boy called Ethan ended in a fiery tragedy. One day, the sight of notorious playboy Iain Morrow on television brings Haven to her knees. Haven flees to New York City to find Iain and there, she is swept up in an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Is Iain her beloved Ethan? Or is he her murderer in a past life? Haven asks the members of the powerful and dangerous Ouroboros Society to help her unlock the mysteries of reincarnation and discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and the cycle begins again. But what is the Ouroboros Society? And how can Haven know who to trust?

 

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  1. I don’t know why, but I love putting together seasonal TBRs even though I never follow them. I haven’t read anything by Matthew Quick, but I would really like to look into his books.
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  2. I read The Eternal Ones forever ago and I remember really liking it. Great list!
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  3. Rapture Practice immediately made its way to my TBR. Interesting to see a Game of Thrones book on a Summer TBR. I didn’t like the first book nor the series, but I’m thinking about picking the first book up and giving it another try. I am not a fan of fantasy, but I feel like I need to read it to know what anyone is talking about on Twitter these days. Great list! Happy Tuesday!
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  4. I cannot wait to read The Invasion of the Tearling and The Orphan Queen, I’ve heard so many good things about both of them. I hope you enjoy them and the others on your list, you’ve got a great selection!
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  5. Oooh, Discovery of Witches has been on my TBR pile FOREVER. I own the first two books, and just saw that the third book is out in paperback, so it’s TIME!
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  6. I’m always down to read a Matthew Quick book. Leonard Peacock ripped out a piece of my soul… and I didn’t LOVE Silver Linings Playbook (the movie though!!! Yes I did love that), but I still enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by my list. Oh and that nonfiction book Rapture Practice sounds amazing!!!
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  7. You’re the second person whose blog I’ve visited today whose mentioned the Tearling series and I’ve never heard of it before. I now have to look into.

  8. I really want to read A Discovery of Witches & The Orphan Queen as well! I’ve also got the audiobook of The Queen of the Tearling to start soon as well. 🙂 Great picks!
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  9. I really want to read A Discovery of Witches! It looks so great, but I keep forgetting about it! I’m going to make sure it goes on my Fall TBR though!
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  10. The Invasion of the Tearling was so, so good! It’s such a great sequel, particularly because we learn more about the world and the lore. And The Orphan Queen – I love that book so, so much! Same goes for Froi of the Exiles <3
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  11. Nice! The Orphan Queen and Liars Inc are both on my shelves to be read. I might get to them this summer but not sure. I hope you enjoy them. Happy Reading!

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