Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a different topic is posted inviting the participants to come up with a list of ten things to do with the topic. This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Books on the Summer TBR List
It’s time for another of those Top Ten Seasonal Lists, this time we’re talking books you have on your Summer TBR lists! As always, it can be either books you’re dying to read now it’s starting to get warm or anticipated new releases.
I’m going to choose ten books that are on my TBR list as I really shouldn’t be thinking about any more new books (although it is tempting). I also signed up for a number of reading challenges this year and summer will give me the chance to catch up on some of them. So here are ten books that I really want to read this summer:
1. In The First Circle – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: I have started reading this a couple of times already, but this summer it is a priority to finally read it through to the end!
2. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien: obviously I have read this quite a few times before. It is one of my all-time favourites after all, but I’d like to read it again before Peter Jackson’s movies comes out and spoils it for me.
3. Gilead – Marilynne Robinson: I received this from SantaThing (LibraryThing’s secret Santa) in 2010 and should really get it read. I’ve heard so many good things about it that I really should have read it by now.
4. Silence – Shusaku Endo: this is another book that I’ve had for a number of years, but have not yet read. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by Endo so far, so I’m also expecting to enjoy this one.
5. From Eternity to Here – Frank Viola: I received this one a while ago as well. His Pagan Christianity?, which he co-wrote with George Barna, had a profound effect on the way I look at life and I need to read this one before picking up his latest one, which is called Beyond Evangelical.
6. No Great Mischief – Alistair MacLeod: another book that has been on my shelf unread for too long. Apparently Elliot Lake is one of the prominent places in this book as well, so I should be getting it read.
7. How The Scots Invented Canada – Ken McGoogan. I don’t have this one on my shelf yet, but it is in the mail as I write, as I ordered it from bookcloseouts.ca at the weekend. One of my favourite non-fiction books is McGoogan’s Fatal Passage, which is the true story of John Rae. I’m hoping that How The Scots Invented Canada is as good a read.
8. Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream – H.G. Bissinger: I never saw the TV series of the same name, but I saw the movie that was based on this book and it is one of my favourite football movies (probably Any Given Sunday is my favourite). This book is on one of my 2012 challenges.
9. Catching Fire and Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins: I know this is two books, but if I read one I will read the other. Having enjoyed The Hunger Games just before the movie came out, what better time than summer to read the rest of this series.
10. Unholy Night – Seth Grahame-Smith: I’m cheating with this one, because I don’t actually have a copy of it yet. Having enjoyed his Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, this book, which is an alternative, darker version of the story of the three wise men, is one that I know I will have to read!