Tuesday, June 19, 2018

TTT - Review Books I WILL Read This Summer

The top 10 weekly meme used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but starting this week, they are handing over the reins to ThatArtsyReaderGirl who can be found HERE.  Each week she will focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading. 

This week's topic is books to read by the pool or at the beach.  I do neither.  I prefer "Porchville."  I nice shady place where the dogs can relax and Mr. Barb and I can share a drink or two.  In addition, if there is too much heat, Porchville has an electrical socket so I can always BYOF - Bring Your Own Fan.  So I'm going to share some review books I must make time for this summer - perhaps will relaxing in Porchville - not to be confused with Margaritaville, though they might be neighboring countries.

I love this cover and you guys know I love Hunter Shea so "Rattus New Yorkus" is a definite must-read.

Gotta have at least one dog book - although I'm sure they'll be more.  "In the Dog House" is the start of a new cozy series.

Described as a Gothic read, "Girl at the Grave" is a historical mystery I'm super excited for this summer.

I think summer is perfect for some middle grade and "Rules of the Ruff" fits that bill.  Plus, I never tired of seeing that adorable cover.

Since thrillers seem to be popping up around every corner, I might as well as "Sister of Mine" to the summer TBR.  It's about two sisters bound together by murder.

I'm hoping "The Mermaid" sits better with me than "To Kill a Kingdom."  I'd hate to give up on mermaids altogether.

Hailed as a combination of Sharp Objects and Stand By Me, "Big Woods" has some mighty big shoes to fill.

"You Lucky Dog" is on standby for when I need a lighter read.  Plus, the cover just reminds me of summer.

So many people are already raving about "The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle."  I can't wait to get started.

I can't believe I haven't read "Trail of Lightning" yet so I must remedy that this summer.  

So there you have it.  Of course, there will also be more mystery, horror and dog books as well as library books abound - looks like it's shaping up to be a good summer.


46 comments:

  1. Girl at the Grave is one of my "Mights" this summer, to borrow your wording from your blog feature :D Trail of Lightning, however, is a definite "MUST!"

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Yea, I skipped my Musts & Mights this month but will definitely be hopping back in next month.

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  2. Porchville is totally a place I could read too heh. Rules of the Ruff *giggles* That pug!! So cute!!

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    1. I love the expressions on the faces of all the dogs.

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  3. I like to read on Deckville and Couchville but I should visit Margaritaville more. lol The Seven Deaths book sounds so good! I need to get my hands on it . Great list. Happy Summer!

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    1. Couchville is awesome too. That's probably where I do most of my reading to be truthful. Seven Death is getting a lot of hype - we'll see. I don't have great luck with hype!

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  4. Wow, great list. I'm reading The Mermaid right now and it's really good. I haven't read To Kill a Kingdom, but this one is more historical than fantasy. Trail of Lightning is also on my TBR and I have a copy of Girl at the Grave so I'll probably read that too😁

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    1. Glad to hear your enjoying it. Seems like the list of books we share keeps growing and growing. Probably because you enable me so much :)

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  5. Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle seems to be a book EVERYONE has been talking about!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/top-ten-tuesday-164/

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    1. I agree - everyone is talking about it!

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  6. yes beach or pool reading always makes me worry the book will be damaged. Plus lets be honest my pasty self doesn't like the sun too much so shady is the way to go. I hope you get to enjoy all the porch reading this summer!

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    1. I'm not a real pool or beach person anyways. I much prefer the mountains.

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  7. I love all of these, but the Rules of the Ruff! Oh my, how adorable! Looks like a great summer.

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  8. I certainly plan to get Rattus read as soon as it is released! I read all my books in Bedsville which is not an exciting destination!

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  9. I have The Mermaid, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet! It's been awhile since I've read a really great mermaid book. Sister of Mine looks really good, too! I'm going to add it and Girl at the Grave to my list. <3

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I have high hopes for all of these but I've not had the best luck lately!

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  10. I love the cover of In the Dog House I love black poodles.

    I was approved on Netgalley for Rules of the Rough. I am so happy I saw it here on your blog. I'm going to read it for Dog Days! πŸ•

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    1. Glad I could help you out. I hope to read it for that too but since I'm letting the pups pick out my reads, we'll have to see how it falls :)

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  11. I'm reading The Mermaid right now and loving it so far, so hopefully you enjoy it as well.

    Have a wonderful week. - Katie

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    1. Glad I'm hearing so many positive things about it.

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  12. Girl at the Grave sounds very creepy. I hope you enjoy all the books you pick up this summer.

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  13. I liked The Mermaid but it wasn't really what I had imagined it would be. Trail of Lightening looks like something I would like. I hope you enjoy all of these books this summer, Barb!

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    1. Thanks Carole. I'm looking forward to your review.

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  14. BYOF- love that. That's more my speed too. :)

    Rattus New Yorkus kills me. Seriously I need to try that guy's books at some point. and Trail of Lightning looks pretty awesome.

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    1. You should at least pick up one. He's really gathering a cult following it seems. I know Stormi and I have buddy read tons of his books.

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  15. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle sounds so good, I hope my library gets a copy at some point.

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    1. I think in the US they are calling it Seven and a Half Deaths....which I'll be honest, completely confuses me.

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  16. I'd love to read all of these. Some of those covers are too cute!

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  17. Porch reading is awesome, too. I love relaxing on my back patio before everyone else is awake. Just me and the pups and a good book...

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    1. I'm more of a night reader. I like to sleep in when I'm not working. After Mr. Barb gets up, Cass will crawl in bed with me for cuddle time.

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  18. I see two on your list I have. ;) And a few I am curious about so hope you get to read them! :)

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    1. I'm sure I can enable you to grab a few more :)

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  19. I'm sure that fan will come in handy this summer! I'm probably more likely to read on the porch too--until it's too hot. Then I'll just open the blinds and stay inside where it's air conditioned.

    As always, I find myself wanting to copy and paste your entire list onto my wish list. A couple of these are already on my TBR pile, but they all sound so good. I hope you are able to get to them--and love them!

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    1. Glad I can enable you so much :) It's already been super hot here this summer and we haven't even hit July or August. Seems we had no Spring.

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  20. That Rules of the Ruff cover is sooooo adorable! That absolutely stood out to me. I hope you enjoy these this summer!

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  21. Great list. I also want to read, The Mermaid! I hope you enjoy it and the rest of your list :)

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  22. Looks like you have some good review books lined up! I keep going back and forth about requesting Rattus. It look spectacular but I have too many books already that I must read. I don't want to fall into the Netgalley sinkhole again :) I also wish I had a Porchville. We have a pool but it's a PIA most of the time because it's either too cold outside, too buggy, or isn't working correctly. Boo hoo, I know but seriously I'd so much rather have a porch at this point in my life.

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  23. Reading with the pups is the best, in any season. Rules of the Ruff looks super cute :)

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  24. The Mermaid sounds interesting. I'm not too familiar with the other books yet.

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  25. I used to love the pool and beach, but at this point in life, I definitely prefer porchville. Insideville is even better. :-P Some interesting looking books here! Hopefully you'll find a mermaid book you like!

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  26. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is also on my TBR. So is Trail of Lightning! And uh-oh... To Kill a Kingdom wasn't good? I took a chance on a random YA and picked a copy of that up recently... I really just need to stay away from YA, I'm sure I'd be happier. lol Happy reading!

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