TTT: Top Ten Books on my TBR (OTHER than in my Beach Bag) for Summer 2015

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish.

I haven’t been doing TTT for long, but this list feels a bit reminiscent to my list a few weeks ago, Ten Books I Plan to Have in My Beach Bag this Summer. Those 10 books are ones I’m hoping to get to this summer. Or would be fun to read during the summer. So I guess I’ll do my…

Top Ten Books on my TBR (OTHER than in my Beach Bag) for Summer 2015


…okay, it’s really 14 books. And I may or may not get to all of them this summer, depending on how many other unexpected books come my way. But a girl can dream.

In Progress

This is one I’ve been wanting to get to for a while.

The Silkworm

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Playing Catch-Up

These books have been on my shelf for too long, and I need to crack them open! It’s not that I don’t want to read them. But I just keep picking up new books at the library instead.

Believing the Lie        Inferno        The Patriot Threat

Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George

Inferno by Dan Brown

The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry – Okay, I’ve only had this one since April but I thought I would have read it by now.

New Find

Just saw a review for this book a few weeks ago, and looks like one that both my boys and I will enjoy.

Elijah Dart

Elijah Dart: Angel of Death by Jonathan Ferrara

Wizard of Oz Twists

I love a good fairy tale twist, and I’ve seen great reviews for these two fresh takes on The Wizard of Oz.

spelled       DorothyMustDie

Spelled by Betsy Schow

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Finish the Series

…or at least make some progress. Especially Time’s Edge and Scarlet, since the conclusions to these series will be published later this year.

Time's Edge       Scarlet       The Source       The Void

Time’s Edge (The Chronos FIles) by Rysa Walker

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

The Source and The Void (Witching Savannah) by J.D. Horn

Other Books to help meet the 2015 Reading Challenge

I have some of the books mentioned above earmarked for the challenge as well. Here are three more that fit the challenge and I am looking forward to reading this summer.

Attachments       A Study in Scarlet        An Ideal Husband

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Author Conan Doyle

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde


Is this list too ambitious? (I say yes! Especially with random library finds and ARCs that I cannot seem to stop requesting.) We’ll have to check back in at summer’s end and see which of these books (and my beach reads) I actually got to, and what other books I picked up instead.

What books are on your list for summer reading? Or are you too busy playing outdoors to commit to any books this summer? Comment away, and link up to your own TTT if you’ve got one.

31 thoughts on “TTT: Top Ten Books on my TBR (OTHER than in my Beach Bag) for Summer 2015

  1. “Inferno” wasn’t my favorite Dan Brown book, but it had a really thought-provoking premise that has stuck with me. I’ve never read anything by Elizabeth George but she’s on my to-read list. One of these days!

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    • It’s tough to beat The Da Vinci Code, isn’t it? 🙂 Elizabeth George’s Lynley series used to be my favorite. Whenever a new book came out I read it immediately. She killed off a major character a few books ago and it hasn’t been the same must-read for me since. Now I’m two (soon to be three) books behind! I keep buying them though, so that says something.


  2. Haha I like that quote and I totally agree! I haven’t read a Dan Brown book but I’ve been recommended it. Have you read other books from him? I want to read Spelled as well. I hope you like Scarlet! I think Cress (book 3) was the best one so far. Here’s my TTT if you’d like to check it out!

    Anjie @ Love thy Shelf


    • The two topics were so similar, and I didn’t want to just retype the previous post. 😉 I love series – I love to find books with interesting characters that I get to love with for multiple outings.

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  3. Nice list! I’ve heard so many good things about Dorothy Must Die. I definitely need to read it eventually. Scarlet is good. Cress is really good too. I haven’t read much Dan Brown. I only read The DaVinci Code back in highschool when it came out.

    Hope you enjoy!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier!

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

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  4. Great post! I loved the Silkworm; I thought it was such a strong sequel to the first novel. Can’t wait for the third book to come out!

    Hope you enjoy Scarlet as much as I did. I’m one of the few people who thought it was better than Cinder. 🙂 Happy reading! x


  5. I’ve read Believing the Lie and recall it was quite good. But I think I’m a tad more forgiving than some Elizabeth George fans are, so take my recommendation there with a big grain of salt.

    I also read The Silkworm and loved it. It’s interesting to see Rowling playing in an entirely different kind of universe.

    And if you want to read the Sherlock Holmes stories without reading them, a couple of years ago Derek Jacobi read audioversion of them. I’ve got several of them and that’s how I intend to revisit The Sign of Four this summer!

    Good luck on your reading! It looks like a great list.


  6. A Study in Scarlet was my introduction to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson about 20 years ago. I still love it and I’Ve er-read it this year as part of my own 60 Books Challenge!

    Dorothy Must Die is a great book as well, and I really need to get the Dan Brown books again (left one set in free libraries and book exchanges while travelling and – because I knew them by heart at that point – left another set behind when I moved country and really had to limit what I’d be taking with me. Still rebuilding my library two years later.

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