1. INVASION OF THE TEARLING – ERIKA JOHANSEN
As I write this post Invasion has already hit the shelves of stores. Once I get my hands on this book I will be dropping my life to read it, no questions asked. Last year Queen of the Tearling was a surprise for me. I went into it knowing absolutely nothing but ended up loving it to bits. I’ve been waiting for this book since I finished the last one. Check out our review for Queen of the Tearling here.
2. WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE – JOSEPH FINK & JEFFERY CRANOR
I love Night Vale. You could say I’m almost addicted to the weird little podcast about this weird little town. When we were at BEA this year we were lucky enough to get an ARC of the book and to meet Joseph Fink and Jeffery Cranor. If you haven’t heard about Night Vale, go check them out. Seriously. Do it.
3. LAIR OF DREAMS – LIBBA BRAY
Libba Bray has this strange ability to take a time period and bring it to life. The Diviners was a supernatural thriller that took place in the roaring twenties and it was perfect. Which brings us to Lair of Dreams, the long awaited follow up to The Diviners. I’m so excited to find out what’s going to happen next to these characters.
4. DAUGHTER OF DEEP SILENCE – CARRIE RYAN
I first read about this book on io9. It follows Frances Mace, one of three survivors after the tragic sinking of the ship Persephone. With her family dead and the other two survivors withholding what actually happened on the ship she sets out for revenge. I’m a sucker for revenge thrillers, especially stories where the main character and their target have a complicated past. So sign me up!
5. THOR GODDESS OF THUNDER – JASON AARON, RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
LADY THOR? Do I really need to say more? LADY THOR! GODDESS OF THUNDER! YES I AM SHOUTING! The art looks gorgeous and I know next to nothing about the story BUT GIVE IT TO MEEEEE! I NEED ITTTT!
6. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES – SARAH J MAAS
I have never read a book by Sarah J Maas. I have read the summary for this book and it sounds like a lot of fun. A retelling of Beauty and the Beast mixed with faerie lore. That’s my jam. Also, I really love the cover for this one. So yeah. I’m excited.
7. THE GRACE OF KINGS – KEN LIU
Another book that I heard about through io9 (I spend a lot of time on io9). I love epic fantasy novels and this one has gotten nothing but rave reviews. Also, side note I really love this cover for some reason.
8. ME EARL AND THE DYING GIRL – JESSE ANDREWS
During BookCon, we went to a panel for the upcoming movie adaptation of Me, Earl and the Dying Girl. The panel had the director, the author and the two lead actors. Again, I knew next to nothing about this book or film. I decided to read it based on the personality and presence of the author alone. He was hilarious. So yes, I’m wandering back into the world of contemporary-setting teen fiction, a place I rarely go.
9. OUTLANDER – DIANA GABALDON
I’ve been eying Outlander since high school. There is something about thick trade paperbacks that just call to me. Now with the television adaptation doing so well… I guess it’s about time that I got around to reading the series.
10. TRIGGER WARNING – NEIL GAIMAN
Finally, last on this list but not last on my TBR is Trigger Warning, a collection of short stories by my favourite author of all time: Neil Gaiman. The story in here I am most excited for is a somewhat sequel to American Gods (check out my American Gods post here).
So there you have it, my first foray into the Top Ten Tuesday tag. It didn’t go so badly. I’ll have to do this again…. sometime… maybe… hopefully…. man I suck at this posting schedule thing.
What books are you planning on reading this summer?