Tuesday, July 4, 2017

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books at the Top of My Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is taking a break for the summer so no new topics. However, I am not working for the summer so this is a good time for me to make bookish lists. Sigh. However I have decided to be a rebel and make my own lists from past topics that appeal to me. You may expect Top Ten lists from me over the summer. (Unless I fall asleep on the beach with my books and you don't hear from me until school starts in September.)
Happy Independence Day!

Here is a list of the Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR List.

An large epic book:
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Summer is the perfect time to read a big, epic book. Last summer, it was The Fireman by Joe Hill. This year I am tackling a meta-mystery.

A Children's Book:
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
Summer is a great time to read some easy books, and I've borrowed this one from our school library. Also, Nan recommends.

A Mystery (new series):
Before the Frost by Henning Mankell
Next month's book club read is a Swedish mystery that I have never read. They will be excited that we have a book I haven't read yet.

An Audiobook: 
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories by Terry Pratchett
YA Sync books are piling up on me and I'll listen to more than this, but I am looking forward to Terry Pratchett's foolishness.

a Graphic Novel:
Susanna Moodie: Roughing It In the Bush by Carol Shields
A Canadian history book by Carol Shields in graphic novel form? yes, please.

A Young Adult book: 
Hey Harry, Hey Matilda by Rachel Hulin
Epistolary book about twins looks likes fun.

A Science Fiction fun book:
Redshirts: A Novel With Three Codas by John Scalzi
I've been wanting to read this one for a while, and recently found it at the library book sale. It's based on the idea that the guy in the red shirt on Star Trek was always going to be the guy who died...

An Ongoing Series:
World of Trouble (The Last Policeman) by Ben H Winters
This has been a great little trilogy and I can't wait to see how it all ends. Could be literally as an asteroid is headed to Earth...

A Nonfiction Memoir:
Not Yet: A Memoir of Living and Almost Dying by Wayson Choy
I almost forgot to put a nonfiction book on my list. Also Canadian since it is Canada150 this year.

A Classic:
The Diviners by Margaret Laurence
I've been slowly making my way through Margaret Laurence books. The covers are terrible the books are wonderful.