Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on Kim's TBR for Summer 2015

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Top Ten Books on Kim's Summer 2015 TBR

1. Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson #8) by Darynda Jones

Okay. So I already read this one about two weeks ago. But it is so good that I have to put it on here. I want the world to read the Charley Davidson series. If you’ve never read any of these books, start with the first one in the series, First Grave on the Right. Charley is a Grim Reaper who solves mysteries while kicking ass and talking lots of sass.

2. Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy #2) by Stephen King

It wouldn’t be summer if I didn’t read a book by him. This was sounds very good, and probably how some of us feel when our favorite author is taking FOREVER to finish a book!

3. Some Like It Witchy (A Wishcraft Mystery #5) by Heather Blake

A cozy mystery to while away the day sounds perfect to me. Darcy Merriweather is a witch that can grant wishes for other people. The town is full of different crafters who have a magical power. This is the fifth one in the series, and the others have been enjoyable, so I’m hoping this one doesn’t disappoint.

4. Unbound (Magic Ex Libris #3) by Jim C. Hines

Taken from Amazon Description: “Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of the secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. Libriomancers are gifted with the ability to magically reach into books and draw forth objects.”

The book nerd and the library cataloger in me loved the first two books, and I am really looking forward to continuing Isaac’s adventures.

5. A Red-Rose Chain (October Daye #9) by Seanan McGuire

It doesn’t come out until September 1st, and technically summer ends for me when the kids go back to school, and Amazon has absolutely no description for it. But this is one series where all of the other books have been excellent, and book eight left off with me wanting more.

6. Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) by Ilona Andrews

This is Urban Fantasy at it’s finest. Magic comes and goes in post-shift Atlanta. Kate Daniels worked for the Guild to track down bad guys. Now she’s married to the pack leader, Curran (who’s a werelion). Although she’s married, Kate’s still her own woman. The characters in this series have grown a lot, and since it’s on book eight - and I haven’t stopped reading it yet - you know it’s a good series.

7. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Taken from Amazon: “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”

I really like fairy tales. If I had a daughter her name would have been Aurora Rose (or Elizabeth Ann). This novel sounds wonderfully magical.

8. How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz

You may recognize Lisa Lutz from her Spellman Files books, which is a fun series where the main character, Izzy, has been compared to a cross between Sam Spade and Bridget Jones. How to Start a Fire tells the story of three very different women, twenty years of friendship, and the one night that formed who they are. I’m a sucker for a best friends novel.

9. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

Really, all you should have to read is Judy Blume, and you should be ordering it! I grew up on Judy Blume, and she always brings back wonderful memories of spending a summer day on our porch swing. This is her second adult novel, the first being Summer Sisters, which I read and enjoyed. In the Unlikely Event tells the tale of three generations of families and the event that changed their lives.

10. If I Could Turn Back Time by Beth Harbison

Ramie Phillips, who is 37, finds herself back in time, on the eve of her 18th birthday, back in her high school body. Will she change things around this time? I know I’ve wondered from time to time what my life would be like if I took a different path. Who hasn’t?!?

Which books are on your TBR for the summer?


  1. Uprooted is fantastic. I loved it and I hope you do too! I need to read Magic Shifts too. I love that series and I can't wait to pick it up! :)

    Cayt @ Vicarious Caytastrophe

    1. Cayt, I am super excited about Uprooted, so am glad to hear that it was fantastic!


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