The Summer TBR pile


I have so, so many books to read – I think I may have exactly 200 books on my TBR pile now. Gulp. That’s a lot. I have a book buying problem. My TBR pile isn’t organised at all, it’s totally chaotic. But, a few days ago, I decided I’d pick a certain number of books out, that I would definitely read, over the summer!

After all, as of Twelve O’Clock on Wednesday (I’m counting down ;D), it’s officially my Summer Holidays. My holidays are going to be pretty busy, because as well as some book events lined up and booked already, I’m also going to be volunteering at my local library for quite a few afternoons, helping kids with the Summer Reading Challenge (Which I’m really excited about!).

Anyway – I wanted to organise what to read over the holidays, and make a post about it – like a check-list, maybe, so it’s my own Summer reading challenge! I’ve narrowed down my overall TBR pile (it was HARD) to fifteen books. That may be a little bit over-ambitious, and I will probably add books, or swap some books, because I won’t always be in the right mindset for certain genres, I don’t think.

So… here’s what I’ll be aiming to read this summer!


The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo // I have read the first book in the trilogy, but that was a pretty long time ago, and I really want to reread it and marathon the trilogy – I’m really bad at remembering events from previous books in series, especially when it’s fantasy. Leigh Bardugo is coming to the UK  over the Summer, and so to coincide with her visit I’m hoping to read all three of her books before the event that I’m planning to go to.

DSCF7303LIFE: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet // I received this at YALC and I’ve wanted to read it for ages!

If I Stay by Gayle Forman // I loved Just One Day when I read it a few weeks ago, and I really want to read this before I see the movie. I will start stocking up on tissues. The movie trailer made me cry.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins [ARC] // I received a copy of this from Usborne (thankyou!), and I have heard so much about Stephanie’s books. Everybody loves them. Lola looks like a perfect Summer read (:

Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan // Thank you to the people who organised the blogger’s YALC event, for putting this in my goody bag (: I’m really excited about reading more by David Levithan. I’ve just finished Every Day (which reduced me to a sobbing mess) and I’ll be seeing David in conversation with James Dawson very soon, eep!


The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson // Ruby’s review. That is all. 😀

Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStephano // The cover for this book is gorgeous! I read the synopsis on Goodreads a little while before the book came out, but never got the chance to buy it. I managed to get a copy at YALC.

SHIFT by Jeff Povey // I won this a few months ago, in a Twitter giveaway run by Wondrous Reads (thank you Jenny!), and it looks really awesome. For some reason, I still haven’t gotten around to it… I’d really love to in August, though!

Glimpse by Kendra Leighton // I bought a copy of this at Kendra’s launch a few weeks ago, but I’ve been scared to read it because I’m paranoid about taking signed books into school in case they get damaged… Now, as I’m almost finished with school, I can read it, hehe (:

Darkness Hidden by Zoe Marriott [ARC] // I recently finished The Night Itself and really loved it! I can’t wait for book two, and I’m hoping to do a joint-review for them. Thanks to Walker for the copies.

DSCF7311Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury // I received this really pretty Folio Society edition as a Christmas present. I’ve read a few stories from Ray Bradbury and really enjoyed them, though somehow I haven’t yet read this one, which is probably his most well known.

The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman & Eddie Campbell // I haven’t read a graphic novel in a while! (probably because I’m still recovering from Young Avengers feels). This book looks really stunning and interesting in terms of the art, which I saw when I flicked through it. And of course I love Neil Gaiman. I can’t wait to read this!

I hope I manage to get around to all of these books over my holidays – though I don’t want to try and race through them, of course! 😛

What will you be reading, over the next few weeks? (:




13 thoughts on “The Summer TBR pile

  1. Liza @ Reading with ABC

    I hope this works for you, God knows I’ve tried and I end up reading whatever! I don’t have Isla, so I will have to wait until it comes out to buy it. If I Stay is awesome and I liked its sequel even better. I read Shadow and Bone, but I need to finish the series. So much to read! Good luck 🙂

  2. Amy Bookworm (@Amy_Bookworm)

    Hey, have fun volunteering with the Summer Reading Challenge! I did that the past two years but this year, my hols are just too busy & I was so busy when they (probably) were advertising for volunteers that I must’ve missed it… it’s been a busy academic year & yup, it’s just gonna get worse & worse!
    Enjoy the Summer & happy reading! Squee over Fahrenheit 451. I need to read that. Maybe I’ll get hold of it this Summer 😛 At least the *cough* book buying problem *cough* isn’t that you buy bad books. Clearly not. Then I’d be worried. But as long as many are good its all good.

  3. Lucy @ Queen of Contemporary

    I also need to read The Final Empire because of Ruby, but it does intimidate me a little bit! Glimpse is amazing and I think it’ll be just your thing. Let me know when you’ve read it? It really is brilliant!

  4. autumnmiss

    Hi Georgia, smashing blog! I have a copy of the Neil Gaiman book too. I requested it on Bookbridgr and was amazed to receive a copy, it looks fab
    Gill x

  5. Inge @ Bookshelf Reflections

    This looks absolutely brilliant! I definitely, DEFINITELY recommend The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. I read it a couple months ago and I just got myself #2 and #3. I’ll also be reading Lola and the Boy Next Door, and I need to get my hands on 2 & 3 of the Grisha trilogy.

    Happy reading!


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