This is but a dent in a really large mountain but I think it would be fun to participate in the Summer TBR Wipeout 2016 hosted by Candid Cover! I have a large TBR pile and I hope that this would be some great motivation to keep me reading and working on a list.
You can find out more and sign up by visiting Candid Cover’s original post. Here is my list for the Summer TBR Wipeout!
There are 20 books on this list, but I seem to be a compulsive reader so this is just the very top of my TBR pile. Some are print and some are in audiobook format. There are many more books that may get substituted in place of them.
1. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mendel
This is a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while. I recently posted a Book Traveling Thursdays that featured the international covers of this book and talked a bit about how I found out about it.
I have heard nothing but good things about this book so I can’t wait to give it a shot.
2. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
This is another book that I’ve been hearing a lot about. It’s been compared to The Lovely Bones. I dipped into the first two pages earlier this month and it looks really good so I am looking forward to diving in.
3. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
I took a second look at this title after reading Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley. I have heard amazing things about this book and I love dogs so I am looking forward to reading this.
4. Cinder by Marisa Meyer
The Lunar Chronicles is a series I have heard a lot about and I bought Cinder a couple of months ago. I think that it is finally time for me to sit down and enjoy this fairytale retelling.
It’s been on my TBR pile for several months and I’ve gotten a lot of positive comments regarding it, telling me it’s good.
5. Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
I’ve heard some good things about this as well. I got this book from Book of the Month Club. I am really looking forward to reading this lighter read after reading several books.
6. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
I have a weakness for World War II fiction and I have heard good things about this series. I have decided for this one in particular I am going to check out the audiobooks. I have heard that the accents are amazing.
7. Shrill by Lindy West
8. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Clare Danes narrates the audiobook of The Handmaid’s Tale. I have been wanting to read this for a while and I think this my kind of book. I am looking forward to enjoying this audiobook.
9. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
People can’t say enough about this book. I have heard it’s amazing. So I am going to give it a read. If only because
10. Euphoria by Lily King
This was a book club pick in June, but I didn’t get around to reading it. I still want to read it os I am hoping I can dive into it and still enjoy it.
11. Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
This is the book club pick for July. It looks like and breezy. Perfect for summer. So I am looking forward to diving into this as well.
12. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
When I saw this on the book club list, I may have done a bit of a happy dance. Mostly because this has been recommended to me and on my list for years! Time to get this read.
13. In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero
I am covering Orange is the New Black for Tell-Tale TV and I am really loving the dimension they are giving Maritsa Ramos this season.
I saw this book in a bookstore and I didn’t immediately connect Guerrero with her character on Orange is the New Black. Her memoir sounds like a really important topic that should be covered.
14. Sex Object by Jessica Valenti
Jessica Valenti’s Sex Object was another book I found through Twitter. I am very excited to read this memoir.
15. All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister
My friend and I have decided to start reading some feminist books together. This is at the top of our list. I recently read a review of this in the Money Issue of Bitch Magazine and it is receiving very high praise.
16. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
My mom read this and loved it. Then she gave it to me. I have heard some great things so I am sure I will enjoy this.
17. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
This is a book I discovered years ago. It sounded interesting and I got an audiobook years ago but I haven’t listened to it. I think I have to remedy that now.
18. Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam
I’ve been interested in this since before its release. It looks like a really good book and I can’t wait to give it a try.
19. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
I got this from the Editor’s Choice Sale at Audible earlier this month. I have only read a little bit of Woolf’s work. I am looking forward to taking the plunge into this.
20. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
This is a book I’ve purchased several months ago and I am eager to read it. It keeps getting pushed to the bottom of my list. Time to change that.
Well, that’s my readathon list. We’ll see how many items I can cross off! What are you planning to read this summer? Are you doing any fun readathons?