Top Ten Tuesday - New


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Ten  Books On My Summer TBR. Well, last week I listed the books I’m looking forward to most coming out for the rest of the year so I’ll try to mix in a few that weren’t on there. Here are my top picks coming out this summer:

Love May Fail - Matthew Quick        Little Paris Bookshop - Nina George        Armada - Ernest Cline
Love May Fail – Matthew Quick (June 16)
The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George (June 23)
Armada – Ernest Cline (July 14)
Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee (July 14)
You’re Never Weird On the Internet (Almost) – Felicia Day (August 11)
Secondhand Souls – Christopher Moore (August 25) 

And here are other books I’m really looking forward to reading – or re-reading, as the case may be:

A Year In Provence - Peter Mayle           We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler
A Year In Provence – Peter Mayle
Ten Years In the Tub - Nick Hornby      
Ten Years In the Tub – Nick Hornby
How To Start A Fire – Lisa Lutz

A Year In Provence is more than two decades old now, but it’s one of my favourite expat memoirs, and I feel like it’s time for a re-read. It’s about a couple who gave up their jobs and lives in London to move to a small town in the south of France. Think Under the Tuscan Sun, but written from a male point of view and, you know, France instead of Italy. I think I actually like this a bit more, but it’s a tough call because I love them both. I’m reading a volume of Nick Hornby’s monthly “Stuff I’ve Been Reading” columns for Believer magazine right now, and I’m loving it. Ten Years in the Tub is the complete collection of all the articles he wrote over a ten-year period, and I’m torn between wanting to spread them out and save them and wanting to just drop everything and splash around in them until there aren’t any left. Brilliant, but fair warning, his discussion of books he’s been reading will add to your TBR exponentially!

Alright, that’s my most pressing summer reads, so now it’s your turn! Tell me what you can’t wait to read, what you thought of any of these you’ve read, and even try to change my mind by making recommendations in the comments!


  1. Tracy Terry

    Interesting selection.
    Having enjoyed Christopher Moore's books in the past – some more than others – I'll be sure to keep a look out for Secondhand Souls.
    I have read We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves with very mixed thoughts.

  2. Literary Feline

    The Felicia Day book caught my attention right away. I will have to keep an eye out for that one. The Little Paris Bookshop is one I hope to read soon. It sounds like it will be a charming read. Great list! Enjoy your summer reading.


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