Top 10 Tuesday


This is a weekly meme hosted by the good folks at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is…

Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

Everybody Sees The Ants by A.S. King — I saw lots of talk about this title on Twitter in the fall. It’s almost always checked out from the public library, and my school didn’t have a copy. I’ve already put in my request on the waiting list at my public library; shouldn’t be too much longer!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor — There was some talk of this potentially winning the Printz award for 2011. I’ve only heard great things about it!

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen – This sparked a huge Twitter chat amongst people that I follow on Twitter, causing people to declare their allegiance with #TeamBear, #Team Rabbit, or other animals from the book. This summer is MY time to read it!

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch — I will be listening to this audio book this summer, thanks to the Sync giveaways this summer. Each week you can download a free current YA and classic YA audio book. The books for June 14-20 were The Eleventh Plague and The Grapes of Wrath.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness — Another book with rave reviews that has been on my TBR forever. This series gets a lot of love from fellow teachers and librarians.

Babymouse (all!) by Jennifer Holm – I read Babymouse: Monster Mash last week and fell in love. Now I need ALL THE BABYMOUSE!!

See You At Harry’s by Jo Knowles — This is Jo Knowles’ newest release. Thanks to other people’s reactions on Twitter, I know that I’ll need a box of tissues to get through this one!

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein — This book has a 4.40 star rating on Goodreads. That’s pretty incredible. I had to pass up this one in favor of From What I Remember at the bookstore, and it was really hard! I’ve even seen authors raving about this title, so it HAS to be great!

 Snitch by Allison Van Diepen — Every year I have one student check this out in August, and it barely touches the shelf until June. We have about 3 copies in our library now, and they’re always checked out. I hate to take a book that a student wants to read, so this summer is MY turn!

Boy21 by Matthew Quick — Another book with rave reviews from my trustworthy Twitter friends! I started this one today, and I hope to finish it tomorrow!

I know that I’ll be reading a LOT more than just these 10 this summer, but these the books that I absolutely MUST read. What about you? What are you reading this summer?


4 responses »

  1. Great list!

    What I loved the most about Daughter of Smoke and Bone was the setting. I’m not a huge fan of fantasy, but Taylor picked the perfect setting for this fantasy novel and that’s what made me fall in love with it.

    I need to put Code Name Verity on my summer reading list too. I’ve heard such wonderful things about it.

  2. This is a great list of books. The Knife of Never Letting Go and the rest of that trilogy were really disturbing but a really great trilogy with some depth to it. I also liked The Eleventh Plague. I have been really focused on dystopian books lately so my reading list has included a lot of these titles. As always when reading a blog about great books, I now have more to add to my reading shelf.

  3. Oh my! You are in for a fantastic summer! Everybody Sees The Ants is a book I’m still having a hard time processing even after a few weeks have passed since I read it. Initially I wasn’t sold, but as the book progresses you can’t help but feel tied to the main character. I hope you love it!

    Also, Patrick Ness…Jon Klassen…Jeff Hirsch…and Elizabeth Wein?! Wow! You are really in for a treat! I hope you have a fabulous summer of reading. 🙂

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