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Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List
Initially, I thought this week's list would be nearly impossible. Like many of you reading this, I have many, MANY books on my shelf and on my Kindle that I own but have not read yet. Trying to pick just 10 of them would be really hard.
Then, I decided to simplify things. Below is the list of books that I'm most looking forward to reading with release dates sometime this summer. Of the 10 on this list, I currently only own one (Crown of Midnight). So, without further ado...
1. Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street #1.6), by Samantha Young (releases June 18)
I've read On Dublin Street, and Ellie and Adam were not together. I've also read Down London Road (On Dublin Street #2), and Ellie and Adam ARE together. In Until Fountain Bridge, we finally get to see how it all went down for them.
2. Fifth Grave Past The Light (Charley Davidson #5), by Darynda Jones (releases July 9)
I'm working my way through the Charley Davidson series now, and am loving it! I should be just about ready for book #5 when it releases in early July.
3. Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires #8), by Chloe Neill (releases August 6)
How could I NOT include the next installment of one of my most favorite series of all time?! When we last saw Ethan and Merit, they and the rest of the Cadogan Vampires had decided to go it alone, which comes with its own host of problems. I can't wait to see how it turns out for them.
4. The Redemption of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #2), by Jessica Sorensen (releases August 6)
As much as I hate cliffhangers, they certainly do serve their purpose, don't they? Months after reading The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden, I'm still dying to know what happens next after that doozy of an ending. I'm already exercising my "one-click" finger.
5. Keeping Her (Losing It #1.5), by Cora Carmack (releases August 13)
Oh, Cora, thankyouthankyouthankyou for letting us take a peek inside Garrick's head! Keeping Her is a novella from Garrick's POV, and it follows the events at the end of Losing It. I've read both Losing It and Faking It, so I know how things turn out for Garrick and Bliss already. I'm SO looking forward to seeing how they got there through Garrick's eyes.
6. Afterburn, by Sylvia Day (releases August 15)
I'm a total Sylvia Day fangirl, and I'm seriously hot for her new series, which will include Afterburn and Aftershock (due out in November). This cover is to die for, and the story sounds like just what I've come to expect from Ms. Day - sexy, fun and exciting.
7. Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea, by April Genevieve Tucholke (releases August 15)
I have my favorite genres. Generally thriller/mystery books are not one of them. But, the description and the cover have me incredibly intrigued. This book has been on my TBR list since I found out about it several months ago.
8. Origin (Lux #4), by Jennifer L. Armentrout (releases August 27)
I do believe that this book is the one I am most looking forward to this summer. I love this series so much, I've read each of the first three books several times apiece. And, after the heartbreaking ending of Opal, I'm desperate to find out what happens next.
9. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2), by Sarah. J. Maas (releases August 27)
This is one book I picked up at BEA, and I'm so excited to read it. I fell in love with Celaena in Throne of Glass - she is such a bad ass chick. I bet she'll be a great assassin for the king. And, I'm dying to know if she decides which guy she wants to be with.
10. The Liberator (Dante Walker #2), by Victoria Scott (releases September 3)
The Collector (Dante Walker #1) was one of the big surprises of the spring for me. I loved this book! Dante was such a great reluctant hero, and things between he and Charlie are sure to get complicated moving forward. As if they aren't complicated already now that he's gone rogue.