Summer TBR list

Summer reading programs officially kick-off at libraries across the country today, including mine. I’m eager to see the little ones’ excited faces as they turn in their reading logs for prizes and enjoy reading our adult participants’ book reviews. The program adds a bit more paperwork to the job, but it’s all worth it. 20180527_182411.jpgIn the spirit of Summer reading, I’m sharing my to-be-read stack for the upcoming months. This doesn’t include audio books. I’ll listen to one each month to increase my total and am anticipating Stephen King’s new release, The Outsider, but am currently #6 on the library hold list:/

A few of these fulfill Bookish Jay and Reading Mermaid Challenge prompts, a few are just for fun, and the rest I’m unsure of how they’ll fit, just yet:CirceCirce by Madeline Miller

354 pgs. for challenge #29- A story based on mythology: Greek, Roman, Norse, Egyptian… 

I’ve seen some mixed reviews on Circe but I’m intrigued, especially in the premise of a daughter being born to the gods, dismissed as a powerless outcast, only to discover witchcraft and the friendship of mortals as she learns her true powers. My next read.TypeUncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks

403 pgs. for prompt #8: A collection of short stories

17 short stories all linked by a typewriter. Hanks “dissects with great affection, humor, and insight, the human condition and all its foibles.”- book blurb. You don’t have to twist my arm to read a piece of work by Mr. Hanks. Winter SeaThe Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

Kearsley’s been on my to-read list for awhile. Winter Sea is a time-traveling historical fiction romance, recommended by a friend. At 500+ pgs, I’ve slated this beefy book for the month of August. 

Notes from the Upside Down: An Unofficial Guide to Stranger Things by Guy Adams | F in Exams: The Best Test Paper Blunders by Richard Benson

These next two are just for fun. F in Exams has the express purpose of distracting me with ridiculous real-life test and quiz answers during my Florida flight (not a great flier), while Notes from the Upside Down is meant to satiate my Stranger Things hunger while waiting for Season 3. LOTRLastly, but I have a feeling, not least-ly is The Fellowship of the Ring by the legendary J. R. R. Tolkien. 527 Epic pages. I have mixed emotions on finally committing to read this fateful tale, but am taken with this old weather beaten copy, circa 1976. 

Any Summer reading goals? (Or Winter goals for my southern hemisphere mates:)) Share what you’re excited to read, and perhaps join our challenge for fun reading prompts, it’s never too late.  I’ll be reviewing my latest reads soon and plan on a mid-summer update at the halfway mark. 

2 thoughts on “Summer TBR list

  1. Exciting picks! Funny I read this today as I JUST picked up The Outsider for my step-dad for his birthday this morning. He introduced me to Stephen King when I was a tween and I figured I could pay him back. Plus maybe borrow it form him when he’s done. Is that awful or what?! LOL! I can’t wait to read your thoughts on these books. I must sit down and think about what books I want to read this summer. Definitely the ones you gave me and perhaps some Michael Crichton and whatever else books are languishing on my bookshelf from previous used book sprees.

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    1. Lol, I believe it, there’s a ton of book buzz for SK’s new book, I haven’t read him in 15 years but I think because there are no co-authors and such an intriguing premise, the sense is that its the style of the SK of old. We’ll see and I’m guilty of doing the same thing, then subtly asking the giftee if she/he has read it yet so I may borrow it;)
      No doubt whatever you choose, you will surpass my reading in about a week, enjoy!

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