Top Ten Tuesday|Top Ten Beach Reads for Non Contemporary Readers


This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten Beach Reads for Non Contemporary Readers. I figured everyone does post for the summer about the top summery reads and they always contain contemporaries. I know for some contemporaries are not for everyone, even I have a hard time with them. So I wanted to make a post about some good engaging reads to take with you this summer that are “easier”reads then epic fantasies. I recently also post some top summery reads for Top 5 Wednesday.

♦ Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (or really anything by Flynn)

♦ The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 

♦ The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

♦ The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 

♦ Cinder by Marissa Meyers (or really any of the Lunar Chronicles)

♦ A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J Maas

♦ Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas 

♦ The Martian by Andy Weir

What are some of your top summer reads?


Top 5 Wednesday | Favorite Summery Reads


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey (YouTube, Goodreads) and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Summery Reads

♣ Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 

♣ Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han 


♣ Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

♣ How We Fall by Kate Brauning 

What are some of your favorite summery reads ? 

Summer Lovin’ | Quotes

“I fell for her in summer, my lovely summer girl,
From summer she is made, my lovely summer girl,
I’d love to spend a winter with my lovely summer girl,
But I’m never warm enough for my lovely summer girl,
It’s summer when she smiles, I’m laughing like a child,
It’s the summer of our lives; we’ll contain it for a while
She holds the heat, the breeze of summer in the circle of her hand
I’d be happy with this summer if it’s all we ever had.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

“You were a summer gift, one I’ll always treasure. You were a dream I never wanted to wake up from. You opened my eyes to things I’ll never really see. You’re the best thing that will ever happen to me.”
― Ellen Hopkins, Crank

“It’s funny how one summer can change everything. It must be something about the heat and the smell of chlorine, fresh-cut grass and honeysuckle, asphalt sizzling after late-day thunderstorms, the steam rising while everything drips around it. Something about long, lazy days and whirring air conditioners and bright plastic flip-flops from the drugstore thwacking down the street. Something about fall being so close, another year, another Christmas, another beginning. So much in one summer, stirring up like the storms that crest at the end of each day, blowing out all the heat and dirt to leave everything gasping and cool. Everyone can reach back to one summer and lay a finger to it, finding the exact point when everything changed. That summer was mine.”
― Sarah Dessen, That Summer

“I love Conrad and I probably always would. I would spend my whole life loving him one way or another. Maybe I would get married, maybe I would have a family, but it wouldn’t matter, because a piece of my heart, the piece where summer lived, would always be Conrad’s”
― Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

“I could tell them about the different kinds of rain, pouring rain that’s perfect for when you want to stay inside and watch a movie or read, or piercing rain that feels like needles on your skin, or soft summer rain that makes your first kiss with your first love all the sweeter. ~ Amy”
― Beth Revis, Across the Universe

“I love New York on summer afternoons when everyone’s away. There’s something very sensuous about it – overripe, as if all sorts of funny fruits were going to fall into your hands.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“He doesn’t deserve it. he can have any girl in the world’s love and he took yours. someone who deserves so much more than a summer fling”
― Abbi Glines, Breathe

“We can’t possibly have a summer love. So many people have tried that the name’s become proverbial. Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It’s a sad season of life without growth…It has no day.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Top Ten Tuesday| Books On My Summer TBR

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR! This should probably also be called The Summer Of Big Books & Series! There are so many books I have been putting aside and waiting until summer to read because I was in the last year of college and had so much to do this past year. These are going to be the ten that I want to read the most, but I am probably going to read so many more than these this summer (and might not get to some of these either.)

1.  Harry Potter Series. This is at the top of my TBR list because I have never read them before and it needs to happen this summer.

2. Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. I have heard so much about the whole trilogy and Brandon Sanderson that I really want to get at least the first book in this series read.

3. The Diviners by Libba Bray. I have been wanting to start this multiple times and just keep getting intimidated by its size. I would also love to get to Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle trilogy, but those are some big books as well.

4. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. With the third book coming out later this year I figured I should get to this so that I am able to read the last book when it comes out!

5. Winger by Andrew Smith. This has been getting a lot of hype lately and I really want to get around to reading it soon. It sounds really intriguing and is a stand alone so it is always nice to throw one of those in with book bigs in series.

6. Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. I have read the first book in this series already and have really wanted to get around to finishing the series since a spin off series is being written and the first book in that just came out.

7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I have been working on this book for about two years now and I really want to finish it. It is just really intimidating and time consuming read.

8.  To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. I have read this book and it is one of my favorites. It has been awhile since I have read it and really want to reread it!

9. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors and I want to start the Lux series really bad. I have had a new found interest in aliens and whats better than hot aliens!

10. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I have been on a big fantasy kick and this is one that I have heard amazing things about. I have recently been reading the Gentleman Bastard Series by Scott Lynch and lots of people say if you like one you will like the other!

What are some books you plan/ want to read this summer? 


Since I am finally done with school and graduated!!!! I am going to have a lot more free time for reading. As made evident by my April TBR I have a lot of trouble making decisions and staying with those I pick. With that being said this is only a rough lay out of what I would like to read. This is just my general May TBR and I will be making a separate TBR for the read-a-thon, Bout of Books 10 that I am participating in starting May 12th!

Currently Reading: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

1. Obsessed by Jo Gibson

( This is a e-Arc that I received from netgalley for an honest review. Its publication date is set for May 27th 2014. )

2. Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii by Vicky Alvear Shecter

(This is a e-Arc that I received from netgalley for an honest review. Its publication date is set for May 27th 2014)

3. The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco

(I started reading this at the end of March. I am over 70% done with this and really want to complete it. It has been one of those reads that I have kept picking up and putting down and I just need to finish it.This is a e-Arc that I received from netgalley for an honest review. Its publication date is set for August 5th 2014. )

4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

(I own so many classic that I have never read. I have decided that I will start to read one a month. )

5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling

(I know it is absolutely horrible that I have yet to read this series. I decided what better time than this summer to start. I think I will pace it out and try to read at least one a month. So now I guess I need to go out and buy the box-set!)

6. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

(I am need of some fantasy in my life! I have been nervous to start any with how much I have had going on, but now that my life has become a little less chaotic I figure now is the perfect time!)

7.Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

(This is a series I have started awhile ago and need to work on reading the rest. I am excited for the new spin- off series that is coming out called Dangerous Creatures!)

I think I will stop my list there and see how it ends up. I tried to pick books from categories that I have kind of prioritized in my head. I want to start reading more classics and books that I should have already read, but I want to take it slow. I also need a variety and these books are for sure a broad variety of genres. Let me know if you have read any of these or have any opinions/thoughts! What are you planning on reading in May?