TTT: Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015

June 16: Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015

I took this photo last summer while on vacation.
I took this photo last summer while on vacation.

Fun topic this week for Top Ten Tuesday. When the warm weather rolls around I really enjoy sitting outside and reading on lazy summer days. Here are the books in my TBR mountain that I have bumped up and I hope to read at least three of this summer, hopefully more.

1. sweet

Sweet Forgiveness by Lori Nelson Spielman. I read The Life List by this author last summer while on vacation and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I am looking forward to reading this one.

2. the stand
I’ve been dipping in and out of The Stand by Stephen King for several weeks now, and I hope to have it finished by the end of the summer.

3. sense
I’ve had Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen sitting on Mr. TBR collecting dust for some time. I would love to read this one soon.

4. bare
I only read Elin Hilderbrand books during the summer months and Barefoot might be one I will choose to dive into this summer.

5. re
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier has been calling my name for a while now. I need to read this one and I can totally envision myself immersed in this novel while lounging by the pool and sipping lemonade.

6. bea
I have four of the Christina Lauren sitting on my shelves. I think Beautiful Bastard would make for the perfect spicy read on a hot summer day. I love this title and cover.

7. 11
My son gifted me 11/22/63 by Stephen King this past Christmas and I and definitely bringing this one along on vacation this year. Each summer for the past few years we both bring along a King novel to the lake where we vacation, so this is without a doubt my vacation read this time around. I’m bringing Misery for him to read this summer.
I have to mention that it makes my heart sing that both my kids enjoy reading. I read to them from a young age and made library trips a regular thing in hopes to instill in them a love of reading, and it worked.
My son is mostly a vacation reader, with work and school he doesn’t have too much free time to read during the year, but on vacation he will sit and read with me.

8. luck
I’d love to dip into some Nicholas Sparks this summer and The Lucky One looks perfect. Every time I read Sparks, I tear up.

9. stay
My daughter read and loved If I Stay by Gayle Forman recently and I promised her I would read it as well, so this is another one I will be reading soon. She cracks me up because she listened to this one on YouTube, while following along with the actual physical copy of the book so she said she felt like she was being “read to”. She finished this in about a day and a half this way.

10. warm
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion is another one my youngest read and enjoyed, she wants me to read it so we can discuss. I’m a zombie fan so this one does look like fun. She told me there’s a cute twist on this zombie love story.

That covers my list of books I want to read this summer. What does your list look like?
Happy reading and happy summer!


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23 thoughts on “TTT: Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015

  1. Your description of summer sounds so pleasant. 🙂 If I Stay is a good one. I hope you like it, Naida. Someday I would like to read at least three others on your list: Rebecca, Sense and Sensibility and Warm Bodies–all have been in my TBR collection for awhile now.

    Here’s to a wonderful summer of great reading!

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    • Hi Zed. I watched the mini series a while ago. I am finding the book is definitely one to dip in and out of, there is so much going on. I have the uncut version too.

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  2. This looks to be great bunch of books.

    It has been a long time since I have read the stand but I remember it being a great one.

    I have not yet read sense and sensibility but I am in the middle of persuasion and I am loving it.

    I am looking forward to reading your commentary on these books Naida.


    • Hi Brian. I really enjoyed Persuasion and the romantic in me loves reunited love. Plus Wenthworth and a certain love letter made me swoon. Enjoy it!


  3. I love reading outside too when Sam will stay out for more than 10 minutes at a time. You’ve got a great list of books and this year I plan on reading both of your Stephen King selections. They’ve been on my ‘to read’ list for, it seems, forever. I’m listening to Mr. Mercedes right now, just finished Misery. I’m thinking it’ll be a Stephen King summer for me. lol.

    It’s great that your kids love to read. I think it’s so important for kids to have a love for reading. My mom did the same with me as a kid and it certainly instilled a love of reading in me.

    Enjoy your vacation and your reading!


    • Stephen King summer sounds great Dar! I feel like he keeps on writing and I cannot catch up with reading…lol. But that’s fine by me. Happy summer!


  4. Great list for summer reads! I haven’t read Stephen King’s books for a long time! I need to reread a few of his classic, such as It and Misery.

    Happy reading, Naida! 🙂

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  5. Wonderful selection, One of the few so-called classics I enjoyed, I did like Rebecca. As for Stephen King … I loved his books as a teenager but now find myself spooked by most of them. The last one I read and enjoyed was Needful Things.


    • Hi Terry. I hear that alot, people say they read him as a teen but not anymore. I enjoyed Needful Things too. Happy summer!


  6. Hi Naida,

    It is so good when children declare themselves avid readers, outside of the statutory reading they need do fulfil as part of their education. Even more so when they are prepared to share their choices with you and discuss thier thoughts about a book or author 🙂

    I read ‘The Stand’ many years ago, but haven’t touched a King book in many a long year. On recommendation, I have added one or two of his later books to my TBR list, but haven’t got around to trying any of them yet.

    ‘Rebecca’ was one of my favourite books as a child and I can also recall watching the television adaptation with the same enthusiasm, although the original Hitcock film version still has to be the absolute best 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and I hope that you have a great Summer reading.


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    • Hi Yvonne! It is really nice to chat books with my kids.
      I’ll have to look up that Hitchcock version then if you recommend it.
      Happy summer!


  7. Rebecca is on my summer reading list too, along with Wuthering Heights. Those are two books I read sooo long ago that their details are now fuzzy. Don’t know though — my summer reading list is out of control, so they may get pushed to the fall. Happy reading!

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  8. Great list – and I’m bookmarking it. The Stand is definitely one book by King I’d still like to read (and there are other good ones, but that one has been on my list for a while)

    I just read Gayle Forman’s “I Was Here” which explores the life and psychological state of a college-aged teenager coping after her best friend’s suicide. There are some things I liked about the book, like it’s exploration of grief and guilt, but there are other things that I thought were dealt with too superficially, like how the book deals with clinical depression. Plus I didn’t feel much about the book’s romance; it came across as an obligatory romance to me, rather than something that felt real.

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    • Hi Hila. I Was Here sounds thought provoking but I know what you mean about sticking romance in for no real reason.
      I hope you are enjoying your summer!


  9. What a great variety of books! I think it’s great that your children also love to read and no doubt they picked up your bookworm habits 🙂

    I read If I Stay a couple of years ago and loved it. Hope you enjoy all of your reads!

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  10. I read The Stand years ago, I need to re read. I really liked 11/22/63 as I have always like to read anything about JFK and Stephen King is one of my fav authors. Rebecca I gave 3/5 to be honest, it was ok but so many people loved it so I will be interested to hear your thoughts on it. Warm bodies I have on my tbr 🙂

    Lainy http:/

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  11. Hi Lainy, I have heard all good things about 11/22/63. I am so curious about Rebecca, as that author seems to be very popular.
    Thanks for stopping by 🙂


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