Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My Top Ten Books I am Dying to Read!

This week's Top 10 Tuesday prompt is a freebie, so I thought I'd list the books that I'm dying to read! Some of these are so far off in the distance they don't even have covers yet & the authors may still be writing them.  Regardless, I am dying to read them when all of that is finished up!!  Are any of these on your tbr list?!

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1. Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway [add to goodreads]
EMMY & OLIVER is the story of two childhood friends who grew up next door to one another until they were six years old, when Oliver was kidnapped by his dad during a custody dispute. Ten years later, Oliver comes home and he & Emmy are forced to deal not only with their losses, but also with their new romantic beginnings. [from goodreads via Robin's blog]
2. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick [add to goodreads]
17-year-old Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy.

Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past—or the island—Gwen's dad gives her a tip: her wealthy, elderly employer is redoing her will this summer, and that could be Gwen's ticket to the good life. But what will it mean for Gwen’s now life?

Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true—about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself—with what really is. [from goodreads]
3. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins [add to goodreads]
From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new. [from goodreads]
4. The Sound by Sarah Alderson [add to goodreads]
When aspiring music journalist Ren Kingston takes a job nannying for a wealthy family on the exclusive island of Nantucket, playground for Boston's elite, she's hoping for a low-key summer reading books and blogging about bands. Boys are firmly off the agenda.

What she doesn't count on is falling in with a bunch of party-loving private school kids who are hiding some dark secrets, falling (possibly) in love with the local bad boy, and falling out with a dangerous serial killer... [from goodreads]
5. The Geography of Us by Jennifer E. Smith [add to goodreads]
Two teens meet when they get stuck together in an elevator during a blackout. Afterward, they go their separate ways: one goes to the U.K. and one ends up moving to the West Coast.

Based loosely on the 2003 blackout in New York City, though it takes place now. [from goodreads]
6. Lady Midnight {The Dark Artifices, #1) by Cassandra Clare [add to goodreads]
Los Angeles, 2012. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to the eradication of demons and being the best, fastest and deadliest Shadowhunter since Jace Lightwood.

Raised in the Los Angeles Institute, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian. As Emma hunts those who caused the death of her parents, the trail they’re following leads back to those they’ve always been taught to trust. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with Julian — her closest friend and, because he is her parabatai, the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love.

Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. [from goodreads]
7. Arcadia Falls by Trish Doller [add to goodreads]
Arcadia “Cadie” Wells has one primary goal in life––to escape the sleepy Florida town where she was born and raised. Since her mother's death, she's sacrificed her boyfriend, her spot on the soccer team, and even her plans for the future to raise her little brother and help her still-grieving father.

On a rare night out at a party at the local state park, Cadie meets a couple of good-looking tourists and impulsively agrees to join them on their road trip from one end of Florida to the other. But when their adventure goes tragically wrong, Cadie’s new goal is simply to make it home alive. [from goodreads]
8. Be Here Now (w.t.) by Jessi Kirby [add to goodreads]
Jessi says, "It’s due out Summer 2015, and is a love story through and through, but a very complicated one. Taylor Swift’s “Treacherous” is THE theme song. I will leave it at that." [from an author interview on my blog]
9. To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han [add to goodreads]
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters… [from goodreads]
10. Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth [add to goodreads]
One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent. [from goodreads]


  1. I want to read The Geography of Us and Emmy & Oliver!!! I love Jennifer's and Robin's books! :) My TTT is Fictional Places I’d Love to Vacation: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/05/27/vacation/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  2. Looking forward to all of the above as well :-)

    Safari Poet

  3. OMG, I'm DYING to read Allegiant too! How will I survive almost half a year?! I've never heard of the rest of the books, but they sound great.

    Sapir @ Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl 

  4. Ooh, good choices! Haven't heard of many of these but they sound awesome!

  5. So many great books to look forward to! I'm especially excited about Allegiant (though I still need to read Insurgent), Isla, and Emmy & Oliver. Great list!

  6. Always enjoy your lists - they make mine even bigger!

  7. I love your list. I'm especially dying for Allegiant, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, and Lola!!!

    My TTT

  8. Isla is a definite on my must read right now list! I have heard so many good things about the Divergent books, but I haven't read them yet sadly. Great picks! My TTT.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  9. I was excited about 70% of these before and now I've added the other 30% to my TBR list. I wish we didn't have to wait so long for most of them. Great list and idea!

  10. This is one of the best TTT lists I have ever seen. I feel like you did so much homework for me. I added everything to my GR. xo

  11. Aaaah! Another book by Huntley Fitzpatrick! I loved My Life Next Door so much, I'll definitely get my hands on this one! And Jennifer E. Smith, and Isla, and Allegiant. Check check check XD

    Tirta @ I Prefer Reading

  12. I can't wait for a lot of these! Waiting for books to come out is the worst, isn't it?! :)

    Bella @ Ciao Bella!


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