Summertime Madness

I’m sure if I were a different woman, a woman with a modest amount of lyrical / musical sense, or even a courageous woman I’d be able to twist Lana Del Ray’s song to suit my bloggy needs. But I’m not this AU!Yash and the thing is, Canon!Yash has a huge list to work on anyway, so you’re all just going to have to improvise as you plug your headphones in.

Admittedly, I had way to much fun making this ridiculously long list of books that I would like to read (and maybe even recommend) this summer. I blame Nafiza for coming up with the idea. Especially when I have this crazy backlog:

But I can’t even pretend that I won’t be buying more books to pile on top of these, so here’s my completely unreasonable list of books that I want to prioritize reading this summer. Bear with me- I’m listing some of the books that are already pictured on my shelf:

1. All of the Libba Bray, basically:

2. Ditto with Sarah Rees Brennan, since I loved everything else I’ve read by her:

3. I am very excited to get started on the Spiritwalker series by Kate Elliott:

4. Also, Nafiza has raised my expectations for The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson, so there’s that:


5. And I really need to finish reading Marie Lu’s Legend series:

6. Having read (and enjoyed) Ash by Malinda Lo, I now want to read something by her partner in crime, Cindy Pon … even though I completely despise the reviewer’s blurb on the cover of the first one- I mean, “exotic”? *shudder*:

7. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao  by Junot Diaz has been sitting on my shelf forever- ITS TIME HAS FINALLY COME!



8. I have finally ordered the first two issues of Lumberjanes ANDIJUSTCANNOTWAIT:

BONUS! I really want to get my hands on The WORN Archive, you guys, it looks so good:


I would like to end with a “That’s all folks!” but the sensible part of my brain is smirking at the excitable side and mouthing, “That’s all, huh?” So, instead I am going to end with a big, fat, ETC.

Am I the only one with a maddening reading list? Feel free to comment and tweet a list of your own. And stay tuned for the rest of our team’s (hopefully) equally extensive recs and / or lists!

16 responses to “Summertime Madness

  1. Those books are on my list too! ^__^ Esp. Libba Bray – Beauty Queens is hilarious! Alas, my actual reading commitments are keeping me away from it’s awesomesauciness (oh yeah, that’s a word).

    • Oh, I can’t wait to get started on Beauty Queens! I’m already partway through Demon’s Lexicon though. So after Brennan, I’ll start with Libba Bray!

  2. Ahhh, TBR piles. I refuse to post pics of mine. That would lead me to feel very shamefaced. I actually also have to read Beauty Queens, should we do a buddy read and then discuss? That will be my last Libba Bray novel to read until Diviners 2 which makes me sad. Kate Elliott’s YA novel comes out next year too and I know that Yash will love it because it is so amazingsauce (which is totally a word). And yes, The Worn Archive is AMAZING.

    I am stealing your copy – after you’ve read it, and before I acquire my own, naturally. :)

    • Haha! Oops! I don’t know what I was thinking as I wrote this blog post, but I said I had “subscribed” to Lumberjanes instead of “ordered” … all fixed now! Aaaanyway, yes, you are totally welcome to my copies once I’m done reading them!

  4. The Fault in Our Stars, The Alchemist, Life of Pi, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Water for Elephants, The Kite Runner, Never Let Me Go, and Guess Who is Teaching Grade Eleven English in The Fall. Okay, that last one isn’t a title, it’s a thing that is happening so I realllllly need to get going on this list. And Good Omens. Sorry, Yash, I will finish it.

    • Oooh! I love pretty much 90% the books on your list! Keep me posted on which ones you currently reading Mr. I Guess It’s You Who Has To Teach Grade Eleven English! Cheers. :)

    • I’ve read and loved The Diviners too … which only strengthens my resolution to read ALL OF THE Libba Bray! It isn’t realistic to expect to love all her works equally, of course, but I am pretty sure her writing will delight me anyway. :)

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