[Official Blurb] Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature / weekly meme created by The Broke & the Bookish. The meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke & the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your Top 10 Lists! In January, 2018 this meme is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
[Topic of 25th June, 2019: Books On my Summer TBR 2019]
Today’s entry was inspiring to me for the following reasons:
I’ve been attempting to re-enter the lovely meme world of #TopTenTuesday since [2018 when I posted my sixth entry!] – to say I was slightly distracted by health afflictions and the tides of life therein would be putting it mildly. This week whilst I was sorting out how to *announce!* my intentions of reading the YA stories winking at me from my bookshelves for the past several years, I decided that this would be a fitting post to tuck into a #TopTenTuesday!
Even though my list is actually *25!* books long – I’ve placed select titles in *bold* to highlight on this post – these are the stories which I felt would befit a Top Ten List feature and the ten most anticipated reads I have on this List as well. Don’t get me wrong – I have been chasing after these stories for the past few years ever since they arrived in for review consideration, however, of the *20!* these were the 10x stories I felt helped inspire me to re-attempt reading the fuller list.
This is also the first year where I felt I could re-focus and re-address a lot of my backlogue of reviews, which I’ll talk about in a moment. If you’re also planning to read a heap of YA this Summer, due leave me a comment – add your book recs and/or the links to your own #TopTenTuesday!
I actually started to return into the community the other week whilst everyone was chattering about the topic “Unpopular Bookish Opines”. I had a heap of lovely fun routing through the book blogosphere and engaging with those who were posting.
Many of the book bloggers I visited were bloggers I regularly either a) follow and b) read – this is also the first year I’ve felt I can become more actively conversational again and look forward to the new convos which have yet to arrive.
DUE NOTE: all the books featured on #MyYASummer Reading List were books sent to me for review consideration at some point or another over the past few years. With the exception of ‘New England Rocks’ which was a gift from the author Christina Courtenay.
Tags I found on Twitter:
#ChildrensLit Summer | #KidsBooks Summer | #KidsLit Summer
#SummerReads | #SummerReading | #iReadYA
+ my own: #MyYASummer | #JorieLovesYA
reading from 21st June-23rd September, 2019
Interestingly enough, for those of you curious how we order things without thinking specifically about how we want to sort the books we’re reading, here is the organic nature of how the books were stacked as I sorted out which books would make into this challenge list:
- Summer by Summer by Heather Burch |
#SRC2015 via #YASRC 2015
- Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser #ReviewPit
- Beautiful Girl by Fleur Phillips | #SRC2015 via #YASRC 2015
- American Ballerina by Nancy Lorenz
- Solomon’s Bell by Michelle Lowry Combs | leftover from #WyrdAndWonder
- Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost by Iain Reading
- I, James by Mike Hartner | Kate Tilton’s Book Bloggers
- Unclaimed Legacy by Deborah Heal | leftover from #RRSciFiMonth
- The Kingdom Within by Samantha Gillespie | Kate Tilton’s Book Bloggers
- Pig Park by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
- Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue by Iain Reading
- The Red Sun by Alane Adams | #SRC2015 via #YASRC 2015
- Flower from the Castile by Lilian Gafni | Kate Tilton’s Book Bloggers
- The Smell of Old Lady Perfume by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
- New England Rocks by Christina Courtenay
- Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the HMS Titanic by Iain Reading
- The Beauty Thief by Rachael Ritchey
- Every Hill and Mountain by Deborah Heal | leftover from #RRSciFiMonth
- Trinity Stones by L.G. O’ Connor | leftover from #RRSciFiMonth
- Sketcher by Roland Watson Grant
- Portals, Passages and Pathways by B.R. Maul | leftover from #WyrdAndWonder
- Captive Hope by Rachael Ritchey
- Beyond the Moon by R.J. Wood
- Impossible by C.A. Gray | leftover from #RRSciFiMonth
- The Lemorian Crest by Hannah L. Clark | leftover from #RRSciFiMonth
I decided I wanted to finish reading the Kitty Hawk series and as YA can shift between traditional YA stories for audiences of readers who are seeking a less adult world within their YA selections to the Upper YA category which is fused with adult themes and situations – I decided to also include at the end of Summer a few stories befitting the reader ready to leave YA and opt instead for New Adult Fiction. As a segue before entering into Adult Lit.
- + Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of Masterpieces by Iain Reading
- + The Secret Life of Jenny Liu by Jean Ramsden
- + Asher’s Mark by Amy Durham
- + Dare to Kiss by S.B. Alexander
| by the numbers |
3x of BookSparks Reading Challenge Books
3x of Kate Tilton’s Book Bloggers List Reviews
2x of reviews leftover from Wyrd And Wonder (Years 1 & 2)
5x of reviews leftover from #RRSciFiMonth | Sci Fi November
+ / – 1x Middle Grade (others might be considered cross-overs / dual interest between MG & YA however the one MG I know for sure is “The Secret Life of Lucy Liu”
→ 28! books erased from my Book Blogger’s Backlogue