I actually managed to pick this up in HMV last week for £1.99 and I know for a fact that it’s been £7 there for about a year. They do seem to be selling off a lot of their books lately – does anybody know if they’re getting rid of their book section or something?
Anyway, yes. I was incredibly pleased to find it so cheap and now I absolutely can’t wait to read it. Her books are so interesting!
2) Lost in Time (Blue Bloods series #6) by Melissa de la Cruz
Despite the vaguely horrific (and irrelevant) cover, I actually can’t wait to read this.
I seem to be on a bit of a rereading kick this year and I’ve loved the Blue Bloods series just as much as I did the first time. Don’t get me wrong, they have their faults, but I don’t care.
However, Lost in Time and the next book, The Gates of Paradise, were released after I’d read the series originally so they’re completely new to me. It’s probably quite shameful, but I genuinely can’t wait to find out how it ends.
3) The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
Gavin Extence? That cannot be a real name…
I have now learnt that it is impossible to spend a day with Charlotte without coming away with the vague feeling that you really should read The Universe Versus Alex Woods. She’s clever like that.
Luckily I already own it and didn’t have to add it to the huge pile of books that I did buy yesterday. Small mercies and all that.
4) Moby Duck: The True Story of 28,800 bath Toys Lost at Sea by Donovan Hohn
When Donovan Hohn first heard the remarkable story of how 28,904 bath toys spilled into the Pacific en route to the US from China and have been washing up along beaches throughout the world ever since, he decided to find out more…
Yup. I am more than a little excited about reading a book about some plastic ducks in the sea. So sue me.
It’s also a book about ocean currents, beachcombers, lost currents and hopefully, not a whole lot of fish.
5) One Day by David Nicholls
Another Charlotte recommendation, but I’ve had so many people tell me to read this now that it’s almost irrelevant.
Look, I know I should read this. I know it will probably be amazing. Go check out my other TBR lists and you’ll see that I know this – Spring, Summer, Autumn, December. Seriously, that’s how many times I’ve planned to read this.
Summer 2013 though! This time it will happen!
6) Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
It’s been a while since I read a Jodi Picoult book. I find that I tend to either adore or dislike her books; there’s not much of a middle ground here. My Sister’s Keeper broke me into several little pieces, but then it took me weeks to drag myself through Keeping Faith.
I was fascinated by the premise of Sing You Home as soon as I heard it though, and I do tend to prefer the legal-ish ones, so I’m sure we’ll get along just fine 🙂
7) The Art Forger by R.A. Shapiro
I want to read this an awful, awful lot but the problem is that it’s just too pretty. It’s hardback, lovely and in perfect condition and that means that I daren’t actually take it anywhere. No handbags, no suitcases, no rucksacks.
As I won’t read more than one book at once, I’m thus pretty much confined to reading it over a weekend when I don’t plan on actually leaving the house. Whilst I’d love that to be the case every weekend, in reality it rarely happens. The second it does there, I’m in there with The Art Forger!
8) A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
This book has been on pretty much every list of Books You Should Read that I’ve ever seen. While that’s not a good reason to read a book in itself, it’s also been recommended by friends (online and offline) that I trust.
Honestly, I can’t even remember what this is about, which is terrible when I’m including it on my Summer TBR. Ah well, I’ve been meaning to read it for a while now and this Summer is as good a time as any.
I do remember being quite scared of the weight and tiny font, but I shall persevere!
9) The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern
I’m not really sure what I was expecting, but it’s actually quite unique. Charlotte (I’ll stop name-dropping soon, I swear) assures me that The Book of Tomorrow is just as much quirky fun, so now I can’t wait to read it!
10) Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott
Can you believe I’ve never read this? I’ve read Little Women a whole bunch of times, but then I’ve never made it onto Good Wives because I Know What Happens and why would I do that to myself?
I’ve decided that this Summer will be the one that actually sees me read this book. I may be traumatised and never read another book again, but hey – at least I’ll have read Good Wives.
What are your reading plans this Summer?