Top Ten Tuesday- Summer TBR

This week The Broke and the Bookish ask us what we're reading this summer. I don't do a good job sticking to these lists usually, but I might actually this time since I'm being pretty selective about what I choose to read time wise. I read mostly when I feed Sawyer and then occasionally when he naps or is content hanging out on his play mat (who am I? Play mat?). Anyway, before the damn kid wakes up, here's my list:

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusack- Currently reading

2. 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley- To get me back in the mood for work

3. Interventions by Richard Russo- His short stories will be perfect for shorter incremments

4. Home by Toni Morrison

5. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood- I read Oryx and Crake recently and loved it. I'm also excited to hear that it's being turned into a show (or miniseries?) for HBO.

6. Pride and Prejudice Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith- This book looks incredibly stupid, but I've had it from way before the zombie thing was cool.

7. Lexicon by Max Berry- I have this to review right now.

8. Goldfinch by Donna Tartt- We reading this for book club and I know I'll need awhile.

9. The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

10. Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon- I love Zafon and his books are usually relatively easy (but well-written!) reads.

What's on your list?


  1. I adore Margaret Atwood, great choice! Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- I've been meaning to read this one for a while..

  2. I need to get round to reading more of Zafon's work. Oh, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is ridiculous, kinda fun in seeing how they shoehorned zombies in.

    My TTT.

  3. Okay, I've seen The Flamethrowers here and there on the internet and I'm really intrigued by it. I'll definitely be interested in your review!

  4. I'm thinking about tackling The Goldfinch as an audiobook, but my library has a waitlist over 50 people long, so it will be months before my name comes up. In the meantime, I'm super curious to hear how other people like it. Also really want to read The Book Thief one of these days!

  5. I will read anything Richard Russo writes. If he wrote an Ikea manual, I would read it.

  6. I'm also currently reading the Book Thief. About fifty pages from the end, and I've loved it so far. Can't wait to finish it!

    Erin @

  7. The Goldfinch is on my list as well. It will probably take up a lot of my summer.

  8. I am only 150 pages away from being done with The Goldfinch. It is taken me forever to read!