Top Ten Tuesdays: Top ten books on my ‘to be read’ for Summer 2015

Hello readers and welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday post from yours truly. This Tuesday’s Top Ten from, the Broke and the Bookish is a top ten books on my ‘TBR’ for summer 2015. My summer reads are often books I  would not normally read. So these are the books I would love to finally get read, and reviewed for you wonderful readers.

 WILD BY CHERYL STRAYED

I have seen the trailer for the film of this book and it looks utterly wonderful. The book follows Cheryl Strayed who aged twenty-six believes she has lost everything. In the wake of a number of life destroying events she makes the impulsive decision to walk eleven-hundred miles in the hope of piecing her life back together.

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THE ART OF ASKING BY AMANDA PALMER

This book teaches that learning that it’s okay to ask for help can be the most difficult but most important lesson to learn. I have seen so many brilliant comments about this book  I need to read a copy. Also, cover = stunning.

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THE MYTHS OF HAPPINESS BY SONJA LYUBOMIRSKY

A book that may open a door to understanding my struggle with anxiety

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EAST OF EDEN BY JOHN STEINBECK

After reading ‘Of Mice & Men’ I need to read more from this sublime author.

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IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME? (AND OTHER CONCERNS) BY MINDY KALING

I adored Mindy Kaling’s writing of the Mindy Project and wanted to read more of her wonderful style of writing, but in a bookish form

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NEVER LET ME GO, BY KAZUO ISHIGURO

Buzzfeed names this as ‘The ultimate dystopian love story. If it doesn’t make you cry, your heart may be made of stone.’ I tend to find out if my heart is made of stone.

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READY PLAYER ONE, BY ERNEST CLINE

Not only a stunning cover but also a  dystopian action/adventure which I am sure will lead me on a tale of brilliance.

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ANOTHER BULLSHIT NIGHT IN SUCK CITY, BY NICK FLYNN

One, this title is wonderful. Secondly, this book looks fantastic.

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“THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING,” BY MILAN KUNDERA

Kundera offers keen insight into the struggle to deal with independence and meaningful relationships

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“A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN,” BY VIRGINIA WOOLF

It’s Virginia Woolf, I mean. C’mon.

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So there you go, my top ten reads for Summer 2015. As always thank you for The Broke and the Bookish for such a brilliantly Bookish Tag.

 

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  1. June 16, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    This is such a cool list. Some great choices – although I have to say that Wild is on my film list rather than my reading list.

    • June 18, 2015 / 9:01 am

      I desperately want to see the film, but I’m a bit of a book snob so will probably read the book first!

  2. June 16, 2015 / 4:13 pm

    Ready Player One is a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it!

    • June 18, 2015 / 9:01 am

      I will 🙂 I stumbled across it in a buzzfeed article about books you must read in your twenties and now I’m intrigued! 🙂

  3. June 16, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    Mindy Kaling’s book is super cute. And one story in it holds the record for the hardest I have ever laughed while reading a memoir. Definitely worth a read.

    • June 18, 2015 / 9:00 am

      Oh really? Well now I’m going to have to go read it aren’t I 😉

  4. June 16, 2015 / 6:12 pm

    I read “Ready Player One” just last month. It was truly an enjoyable book with a lot of adventure going on and what not. You’re in for a thrill ride.

  5. June 16, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    I’ve read several of the books on your list. I’d like to read the one by Ishiguro. You might enjoy “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” too.

  6. June 16, 2015 / 11:43 pm

    I want to read East of Eden, too. I abandoned the Kahling book, but I hear others really liked it!

    • June 18, 2015 / 8:59 am

      I’ve heard mixed reviews so cannot wait to add my thoughts on it 🙂 xx

  7. June 17, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    Nice list – several of these are on my list, too. Looking forward to hearing what you think of these!

    • June 18, 2015 / 8:58 am

      I will let you know 🙂 as soon as I get round to reading all the other books I have to read *groans*

  8. June 22, 2015 / 4:12 pm

    I own “Wild” and can’t wait to read it. My uncle read it and loved it, then gave it to me, and I just haven’t gotten around to it yet! *face palm* One of these days I will!

    • June 22, 2015 / 4:37 pm

      You’ll have to let me know how it is 🙂 I really really want to read but then my to be read probably stretches to the moon and back now 😉

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