Wednesday, June 4, 2014

My Summer Reading List!

Every summer, I get a huge stack of books from the library (and some from my own shelves) and challenge myself to read them all before the end of August. I decided to share my planned reading list with you all here, and I'm really hoping to get through them all before summer is over.

I've started a summer reading shelf on Goodreads and I have also started a board on Pintrest to track all my books. If you want to follow it, or if you made one yourself, let me know. We may be able to share recommendations!

First off, the Library Stack:

Dragon Slayer: The Story of Beowuf-- Rosemary Sutcliff
Madhouse (Cal Leandros #3)-- Rob Thurman
Deathwish (Cal Leandros #4)-- Rob Thurman
Don't be Afraid of the Dark: Blackwood's Guide to Dangerous Fairies-- Guillermo Del Toro & Christopher Golden (I didn't realise this was some sort of film tie in, but it has fairy lore, and I like Christopher Golden's writing, so I thought it sounded cool)
King of Ithaka-- Tracy Barrett
Game (Jasper Dent #2) Barry Lyga
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co.)-- Jonathan Stroud
The Pale Assassin-- Patricia Elliott
Nightmare City-- Andrew Klaven
Far Far Away-- Tom McNeal
This Dark Endeavor-- Kenneth Oppel (A Frankenstein tie in, one that I wanted to read for a while)
Crusher-- Niall Leonard
Simon-- Rosemary Sutcliff (This is one I have never even heard of before!)
The Friday Society-- Adreinne Kress
The Iron Hand of Mars (Falco Mysteries #4)-- Lindsey Davis
Poseidon's Gold (Falco Mysteries #5)-- Lindsey Davis

Most of the ones I got from the library apart from the series books are ones I've wanted to read for a while, but I'm not sure about them, so I hope they're good.

The second stack are books I own but haven't read yet, so I'm probably even more excited about those since I'm pretty sure I will enjoy them. A couple were faith buys on good recommendation from friends I trust (Thanks Mara ;-) and some are series books I haven't gotten to yet.

Moonshine (Cal Leandros #2)-- Rob Thurman
Knight of Shadows (Hunter of Sherwood)-- Toby Venables. (Had to get this one because Guy of Gisburne is the main character!!)
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1)-- Marissa Meyer (This was a faith buy since I found them at the booksale. I've wanted to read them for a while and since they are hard to find at the library I decided to buy them.)
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2)-- Marissa Meyer
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson #5)-- Rick Riordan (Finally need to get around to reading this!!)
Shadow and Bone-- Leigh Bardugo (Heard this was really good, so am excited to read it!)
Reckless-- Cornelia Funke (Haven't found a book by Cornelia Funke I didn't like)
The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw (League of Princes #3)--Christopher Healy (LOVE these, they are so funny!)

What is everyone else planning on reading this summer?


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    Sue Bursztynski said...
    A nice haul there! Rosemary Sutcliff is wonderful. The Beowulf one is a retelling, but never mind, it's Sutcliff.

    I have read the Lindsay Davis novels, love her Roman "private informer" Falco and his buddy the cop-er,

  3. ... Member of the Vigiles, the Roman police force. You'll enjoy the Toby Venables novel, it's great fun. Gisburne is actually more like James Bond than the villain of all those Robin Hood stories and he even has the horse hide coat of the ballads. As a James Bond figure, he has his own version of Q. Enjoy!

    1. I've heard good things about it, so I am looking forward to reading it. I love any Robin Hood retelling, but after watching the BBC tv series, Guy is kind of my favorite character so I like when people don't portray him as the villain ;) Falco is always fun too. If you liked that series, you should try the Ruso ones too, if you haven't by Ruth Downie

  4. Oh, you've got some super good reads in there! I hope you like THE LUNAR CHRONICLES, RECKLESS, and SHADOW AND BONE!!

    1. Me too! I bought Reckless a long time ago, but am just now getting the time to hopefully read it. I'm already planning a read-a-thon for the rest of the week in between editing, to start off summer ;)