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Top 10 Tuesday 28th November

on November 28, 2017

Haven’t dipped into Top 10 Tuesday for a little while but I always love the seasonal topics so I’m pitching back in. As always, Top 10 Tuesday is created by The Broke & the Bookish featuring a different literary topic each week. This week it is……..

Top 10 Books On My Winter Summer Reading List

{being in Australia, I need to alter this topic slightly}

  1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I bought this recently because so many people everywhere have been saying the most fabulous things about it. I was going to read it right away but then I decided to put it on my shelf for the summer holidays when I have no school pick ups etc.
  2. What Happened by Hillary Rodham ClintonBought this one the same day as the one above actually. I feel as though I’m going to need a bit of time to really get into it and ponder over it so it’s gone onto the summer shelf as well.
  3. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail HoneymanI have heard a lot of really good things about this too – I almost picked it up on audio the other day but I decided I’d rather read it in print first. A lot of people whose opinions I trust a lot have really sung its praises and it sounds really interesting.
  4. Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend. This looks fun! It has a bit of a buzz around it and it might be something that I can read with one of my boys too, who is always looking for something new and now that he’s allowed to read more ‘mature’ books he’s eyeing off the older MG and younger YA stuff on my shelves.
  5. Tower Of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve had this a little while and I’ve been in two minds about it. Chaol isn’t my favourite character but I’m also keen to see where things go so it’s kind of been sitting on the shelf for a while. Going to finally get around to it during the summer holidays.
  6. Six Of Crows (& Crooked Kingdom) by Leigh Bardugo. Had these two for a while as well, been saving them. Also books that have had lots of good things said about them and they’ve been recommended to me a lot by different people.
  7. Cake At Midnight by Jessie L. Star. This is a January review book that looks like a perfect beach or pool read and I’m looking forward to picking it up when the time comes.
  8. Little Secrets by Anna Snoekstra. This one is for an online book club I’m a part of. It’s the December read and the discussion will take place in January.
  9. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I don’t even remember how long ago I bought this now. Ages. I’ve probably put it on various reading lists a dozen times and never gotten around to it, mostly because of the fact that it’s a brick. But hopefully this summer I get to finally tackle it. Apparently it’s very traumatising but also amazing.
  10. Anatomy Of A Scandal by Sarah Vaughan. Another January review book. This is a thriller/mystery about a husband and father charged with a terrible crime and the wife that wants to clear his name vs the prosecutor who wants to see him pay. Sounds good!

I can only imagine there’ll be plenty more titles added to this list over the coming weeks or so but this is what I have so far, for books that I want to get to over the summer break. Starting in about 3.5 weeks, my kids have 6-7 weeks off school and I’m hoping the weather is good for plenty of trips to the beach, pool or parks for picnics and stuff. All of those are prime reading locations!

Even though most will be digging out books to read in the depths of winter, I look forward to checking out the other lists and finding a few more to add to mine!


16 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 28th November

  1. Rissi says:

    I’ve never read any of Celeste’s books, but hear they’re really good! I’ve also been meaning to read Leigh’s duo, which everyone says is amazing. Plus since they sound like total “me” reads, I’m all the more curious! Happy summer TBR-ing! 🙂

  2. The audio edition of Eleanor is fabulous! Very well narrated.

  3. Literary Feline says:

    What a great list! I hope you do get lots of reading in during the summer holidays! Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is on my TBR pile too. I should have put it on my list. Little Secrets and Six Crows are also books I really want to read. I hope you enjoy your reading!

  4. ChrissiReads says:

    I have heard good things about Little Fires Everywhere. I hope you enjoy these books when you do get around to them. Have a great summer! 🙂

  5. I’m in line at the library fro Hillary’s book. I hope I get it soon. My TTT TBR Winter list

  6. judithcmoore says:

    SIX OF CROWS!! awesome list.

  7. Brona says:

    Hoping to get to the Clinton book myself…but might wait the paperback. I’ve also heard great things about Eleanor Oliphant (I think it was just shortlisted for something too…)

    A Little Life is a commitment, but I can promise you that you’ll race through it so quickly, almost obsessively, regardless of what you feel about it, that you’ll forget that it’s a brick.

    Oh it’s just started raining in Sydney – how nice – that should cool things down!

  8. Carmen says:

    Little Fires Everywhere has been on everyone`s radar and the reviews are amazing. I hope I can finish The Grisha Trilogy by the end of the year and then move on to Six of Crows in January.

    Carmen / Carmen`s Reading Corner

  9. Poinsettia says:

    I haven’t heard of any of these, so I’ll have to look them up. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  10. Looks like a great list! Hope you are able to read and enjoy them all 🙂

  11. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE is totally depressing, but also really compelling. I didn’t end up loving it, but it definitely kept me interest. I hope you enjoy it and all the other books on your list 🙂

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

  12. Cori says:

    Little Fires Everywhere is at the top of my list as well. I should be getting the reserve from the Library soon and with a deadline to return it, I will get it read (hopefully!). Great list!

  13. Even though both What Happened and A Little Life are long, they are both great books that I highly recommend. Take the plunge…..you won’t regret it!

  14. I’ve got Little Fires Everywhere in my TBR pile. But I just recently finished Ng’s 1st book, Everything I Never Told You, and was pretty disappointed. I asked my blog readers to vote for the books in my TBR pile. And the top vote-getter was Little Fires Everywhere. But I’m going to hold for a while.
    I tried A Little Life, based on somebody telling me it was their favorite book ever. But I only got through 43 pages before I said nope.

  15. What Happened is on my TBR list, too. I hope you get a chance to read all these. Enjoy your summer!

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