Tammy’s Top Ten: My 2014 Summer Must Reads

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It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish! This week we’re listing the top ten books on our summer TBR list. Everyone has a slightly different definition of what this means, but for me, these are my top ten most anticipated books that will be released this summer (in June, July and August—which are the summer months, at least here in America!) I don’t know if I’ll actually read them all during the summer, but here’s hoping! And I promise, I did not choose this group of books because most of them have blue covers, LOL! Here they are, in order of release date. (Click on the titles to go to Goodreads)

Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne. I know I’ve been talking about this a lot, but I’m seriously excited! Release date: July 8th.

Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone. The third book in Max’s Craft Sequence, he just gets better and better. Release date: July 15th.

Blightborn by Chuck Wendig. Ooh, pretty cover. Ooh, creepy corn that can kill you and do other weird stuff… Release date: July 29th.

Free Agent by J.C. Nelson.  This sounds like so much fun! Release date: July 29th.

Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee. A lovely cover, and a fantastic-sounding story. Release date: August 5th.

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco. “Dexter meets The Grudge.” Just, yes please! Release date: August 5th.

The Godless by Ben Peek. Girl on the cover with a flaming sword? Yes! Release date: August 19th.

We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas. This isn’t genre fiction, but I’ve heard amazing things, so yes, I am going to find time to read this. Release date: August 19th.

Feral by Holly Schindler. Love the cover, and I hear this has lots of cool twists. Release date: August 26th.

The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley. I haven’t read her other books, but this girl has writing chops. She’s been nominated for all the big awards, like the Hugo, the Nebula and the Arthur C. Clarke Award, to name a few. Release date: August 26th.

What are your top ten summer books? Link me up and I’ll stop by!

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Posted June 17, 2014 by Tammy in Top Ten Tuesday / 31 Comments


31 responses to “Tammy’s Top Ten: My 2014 Summer Must Reads

  1. Nice list, Tammy! I haven’t heard anything about The Godless but it looks very promising. I’m also really looking forward to The Mirror Empire and Midnight Thief.

  2. I think I will start the first Gladstone book today. Too many people say too many good things to put it off any longer.

  3. I am actually about 30% into Midnight Thief and liking it so far! I can NOT do Girl from the Well, because that is just toooooo scary for me (seriously, I did not recover well from The Ring.) And I’m on the Feral blog tour and can’t wait to read that one as well!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    Jess @ Such a Novel Idea

  4. YES! Midnight Thief sounds SO good! I can’t wait to check that one out ASAP. And, of course, Mirror Empire. And I’ll be reading We Are Not Ourselves sometime soon as well!

    Gates of Thread and Stone sounds so good – and that cover!! I must read that one.

  5. There’s a whole bunch of those on my own list…it’s summer and I’m feeling the crunch now, really getting overwhelmed by my review pile, LOL! I’ve cut myself off from NetGalley again but I think I’ll have to make the exception for Blightborn if I see it go up 🙂

    • I feel like Blightborn should have been up on NetGalley by now so maybe it’s not going up at all…boo! I know what you mean, my review pile is so out of control. But I’ve really cut back on requests so maybe I’ll be able to catch up:-)

  6. You are in for some epic summer reading! We are Not Ourselves caught my eye, and I love the cover of Blightborn.

  7. 5 of those are already on my list to read and now I must check out the Gates of Thread and Stone
    Going to read Full Fathom Five, The Godless, Girl from the Well, Blightborn and Midnight Thief

  8. Bonnie @ For the Love of Words

    Free Agent. YES. I am loving the sound of that one, completely. Tons of great books and a few I’m going to have to check out. Great list!