Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #1



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.


This week it's time to highlight the top 10 books on my summer to be read list!




And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
I only read The Kite Runner for the first time a few years ago but it was one of the most moving, compelling and heart-breaking books I've ever read. I imagine this new novel by Hosseini will be equally poignant.

An Enormously English Monsoon Wedding by Christina Jones
This looks cute and very British - a perfect summer read!

Gone #6: Light by Michael Grant
This series has gradually become less interesting with each new instalment but I'm still mighty intrigued by the story behind the adults disappearing and this being the final novel it will hopefully shed some light on the mystery.

Killer Queens by Rebecca Chance
I don't read many bonk busters but when I do it has to be a Rebecca Chance novel. Her characters are fab, over the top and super fun.

Monument 14 #2 by Emmy Laybourne
The first novel in this series was SO GOOD! Can't wait to read what happens to the children now they've left the relative safety of the shopping mall.



Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
Admittedly it's the The Devil Wears Prada movie I adore more than I do the book, but I cannot wait to read what happens next to Andy and Miranda!

The Chocolate Lovers' Club by Carole Matthews
I discovered Carole Matthews' novels last year and she's quickly become a favourite of mine. I particularly loved With Love at Christmas (the PERFECT Christmas read) and I figure that a book about chocolate has got to be great as well, right?

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan
I'm a big fan of Colgan's novels but have been so swamped by review books in recent months I've not had a chance yet to read her latest. Can't wait to delve into the world of chocolate and read some of the new recipes that will undoubtedly grace the pages of the novel.

The Naughty Girls' Book Club by Sophie Hart
I've seen this one around on the blogs and it looks like a fun read. I really enjoy the "club" sub-genre (recent favourites include The Vintage Teacup Club by Vanessa Greene and The Meryl Street Movie Club by Mia March) and this sounds like a very fun take on the idea.

Two For Joy by Helen Chandler
A chick-lit with a beautiful cover, what more could I want?

It's quite an eclectic mix of YA, chick-lit and general fiction. Have you guys read any of the books on my list yet? If so, what did you think? And what books are on your list this summer?

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70 comments:


  1. Wonderful summer reading list you have got. Happy reading!!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

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  2. I've read the first Monument 14 but I haven't decided if I'm interesed enough to read the second. Hmmm...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.


    My TTT List

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    1. I hope you end up picking the second instalment up too! Having said that, I was already sold when I read the first novel so enjoyed it more than you :)

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  3. Ooh some gorgeous covers. I hope that you enjoy your books!

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  4. I just finished And The Mountains Echoed and I loved it. I hope you enjoy it too.
    My Top Ten

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    1. I am so glad to hear that! Hosseini is a wonderful storyteller, isn't he?

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  5. The Loveliest Chocolate Shop? Oh my! Sounds perfect. Off to add it to my wishlist.

    And welcome to Top Ten!

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    1. Doesn't it just? Jenny Colgan's novels are always wonderful anyway (and often include delicious recipes that compliment the story), but the addition of "chocolate" makes it sound even more irresistible!

      And thank you so much for the welcome :)

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  6. Great list. I see a couple I will be checking out.

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    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy the titles you'll be seeking out :)

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  7. I can't wait to get my hands on Revenge Wears Prada! I loved The Devil Wears Prada so I can't wait to read the sequel.
    I need to start the Monument 14 series and continue on with the Gone series.
    Great list :)
    Thanks for stopping by My TTT!

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    1. I cannot wait for Revenge Wears Prada either! Not only does the cover look fantastic, I also love the characters and am keen to to see what happens to them next :)

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  8. I cannot wait to start Grant's books and Monument 14!
    And no, haven't tried the latest Riordan's books, I am still with the Olympians, but I am loving the stories. :D
    Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks, Ula! I really hope you enjoy the other Percy Jackson titles. The Red Pyramid is basically the same concept but with Egyptian gods.

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  9. Great list! Several of those are on my TBR list, though I doubt I'll get to them before summer's end. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :D

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    1. So many books, so few summer months ;)

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  10. Awesome list! :)
    Thanks for stopping by at our blog earlier. Love you blog btw :)

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  11. Your list is amazing!!Thanks for stopping by and checking my list earlier!!

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  12. Looks like fun. I ting the club book particularly intriguing. I'll have to check it out. Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday's!

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    1. Thank you very much for the welcome!

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  13. I hope you enjoy And the Mountains Echoed! I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I thought The Kite Runner was a a great read! Enjoy all your books :)

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    1. Thanks so much. If And The Mountaisn Echoed is anything like The Kite Runner I'm sure I'll love it!

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  14. I really want to read And The Mountains Echoed as well!! And I'm kinda excited The Devil Wears Prada has a sequel! :)

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    1. I didn't know there was a sequel until a few weeks ago but now I am super excited to read it!

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  15. What a great list. I love Jenny Colgan too and can't wait to read that one! An Enormously English Monsoon Wedding sounds good too.

    Happy reading :)

    My TTT: http://mynovelopinion.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/top-ten-tuesday-books-at-the-top-of-my-summer-tbr-list/

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  16. I'm pretty pleased that Revenge Wears Prada has a sequel. I think that one will be a beach read for me this year.

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    1. You and me both, it sound perfect for it! :)

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  17. I need to read Michael Grant too, unfortunately here in Spain they have released just the 3 firsts books. New follower =)

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    1. That is such a shame, are you perhaps able to purchase the books from the UK or US Amazon websites?

      Thanks for the follow :)

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  18. Thanks to your list, I've now added even more books to my Goodreads to-reads: The Chocolate Lovers' Club, The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, and The Naughty Girls' Book Club. Nice list!

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    1. Thanks so much, I hope you enjoy the novels you've added :)

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  19. So many cute books on your list Zarina. I also can't wait for Revenge Wears Prada, I absolutely adored the first book too. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Yes, the theme for this summer's reads does indeed seem to be "cute" :)

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  20. I've heard such wonderful things about And The Mountains Echoed... I thought his other two books were amazing. If you haven't read A Thousand Splendid Suns yet, you should - but it is pretty brutal; be prepared!

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    1. I haven't had the courage yet to read A Thousand Splendid Suns - hopefully soon!

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  21. I just read the first book in the Gone series and really liked it! And I'm looking forward to Monument 14: Sky On Fire too!

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    1. You've got plenty more books in the Gone series left to read then - enjoy!

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  22. I love that you have two chocolate books on your list!

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    1. Haha yes, I only noticed this when I alphabetised the list!

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  23. I really want to read Revenge Wears Prada!! I need to know what happens to Andy, Emily.... ok and Miranda. Naughty Girls Book Club does look fun! I think I need to be in a book club with a name like that :)

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT earlier :)

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    1. I need to be in a book club again, period ;)

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  24. Welcome to TTT and great list! Thanks for stopping by Love.Life.Read today and Happy Reading!

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    1. Thanks for the welcome :)

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  25. I enjoy Carole Matthews writing. I've read four of her books but not this chocolate one. I shall have to hunt it down. Great list :)

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    1. I've been slowly catching up with her writing (I've read 4 of her novels now too) and this one is next on my list!

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  26. So many books on here that I want to read - especially Two For Joy and Jenny Colgan's book, I keep reading such great things about them both! I also still need to read the whole of the Gone series! Thanks for stopping by my list :)

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  27. Nice list! Congrats on your first TTT, it's a lot of fun and a great way to bring traffic to your blog. Thanks for the comment on my blog, I'll be looking out for more of your lists in future! :)

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    1. Thanks so much. I'm really enjoying getting to chat with fellow book bloggers this way and discover new reads to add to my to-read list!

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  28. Those all look like fun and interesting reads! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Denise @ Life With No Plot

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  29. Interesting books! I've heard mixed reviews on Monument 14, but the others look so much fun!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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    1. I REALLY enjoyed the first Monument 14 novel, I have yet to discover if the sequel lives up to that.

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  30. I haven't actually heard of a lot of these! Thanks for the books to add to my list!

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    1. You're welcome, I hope you enjoy them :)

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  31. I'd be attracted to these books by their covers alone :)

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    1. I admit that I often pick up a book just because I think the cover is pretty!

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  32. I've got the first Monument 14 book on my kindle and hope that I'll get to it this summer! Love the cover for The Naughty Girls Book Club :) Enjoy your reads, and thanks for stopping by earlier!

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    1. Thank you :) I'm currently reading the second Monument 14 novel and so far it's really good again.

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  33. The Naughty Girls Book Club sounds like a cute and fun read! Hope you can tackle yout TBR pile! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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    1. Doesn't it just? Hopefully I get to read it soon!

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  34. These are all new to me!
    Except for Revenge wears Prada- I love the movie so I might give the books a chance :)
    Hope you get a chance to read them all!

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    1. I love the movie too and I really enjoyed both novels so I hope you give them a chance :)

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  35. Great list! I hope you enjoy monument 14, I haven't read it, but heard good things about it.

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    1. Hope you get to read it soon! I am currently reading the second novel in the series and really enjoying it so far :)

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