Top Ten Tuesday: Stacked For The Summer

I have no business going to the library.  Or maybe I should work at one.

The self-imposed book-buying ban is still on.  Sometimes it slips off.  Such a tease.

I got three more books from the library yesterday, and this is how I’m stacked for summer reading:


The Family Fang

The Echo Chamber

Dandelion Wine

The Psychopath Test

Cat’s Cradle

The Magicians

A Discovery of Witches


The Best of Everything

Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda

I’d also like to finish American Gods, Cat’s Eye and Kafka on the Shore.

And maybe I should work on a summer writing list.

What will you be reading this summer?

(Post inspired by The Broke and the Bookish.)


26 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Stacked For The Summer

  1. A friend of mine just finished A Discovery of Witches and said it was really good! I am still torn as to whether or not I will read it soon or wait until I get through a few more on the TBR list first. Great list!

  2. I just bought Dandelion Wine because I was searching for flower quotes and came across a million from Ray Bradbury in that book and I thought that would be the perfect remembrance for me to Ray Bradbury. However, I shouldn’t have bought it because like you I have no business buying books at all. You should see my car, it’s almost a book mobile.

  3. I hated Discovery of Witches. It was baaaaaad Twilight. When the protagonist was nearly killed, her boyfriend whisked her off to yoga to deal with it. Um, yeah. I laughed a lot, and not in the intentionally funny way.

  4. In addition to the remaining two books of the Steig Larsson series & The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, I just picked up Game of Thrones…book #1 🙂 WooHoo!! Happy Reading!!

  5. I got a bunch of stuff out of storage, a random mix of smut & not smut. I’m working my way through Mr. G right now, which is making me want to finish my science degree, and Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon, which is an adorable mystery. I have Super Sad True Love Story waiting for me, so I will let you know what I think when I dig in!

  6. I liked your list! Although the stack of books you have from the library reminds me of the one I’m going to have once all the books I requested come in. I’m currently reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer, and I’m really enjoying it so far.

    1. I should point out that only two of those are library books. Our public library isn’t very good, but the one in our house is ace!

  7. That stack should last you all of five minutes! 😉 I’m totally the same re libraries – TON of unread books on my shelves and I still can’t resist the urge to pick up a random title, either from the library (I just popped in to renew my card, honest!) or the free kindle downloads. Argh!! 😉

  8. Thanks for stopping by and a: liking my post and b: following my blog! I just have to tell you that out of your list, Dandelion Wine is a personal favourite. It’s a brilliant slice of Bradbury and worth every minute you spend reading it. Enjoy!

  9. Yay, thanks for this! I’ve been looking for summer reading recommendations.
    p.s. Cat’s Eye is one of my favourite books (I love Margaret Atwood), hope you pick it up again!

  10. A wonderful stack of books you have there! I am nearing the end of ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’ by Audrey Niffennegger. It’s dark and beautiful! I love to delve into charity shops and find new books – I have found some very interesting reads in the past 🙂

  11. Sounds like a library job would be perfect for you. I’m not a fast reader but I prefer the library as well and end up pulling books from authors I want to read that I’ve never heard of. This list looks interesting, I haven’t heard of them besides Moneyball. Happy reading!

  12. Nice stack! I’ve had my sister’s Martian Chronicles for months but haven’t got to start it yet so no Dandelion Wine for me till then. I’m going through all my shelves I say to clean them up but that’s really a lie.

    I’m starting with some of my childhood faves, like Leo the Lop, Moss Gown, and Fern Gully.

    Visiting from SITS have a nice weekend

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