Well, hello all! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovely people over at the Broke and the Bookish. This week we are discussing our top books on our TBR lists this summer!
Unfortunately, I won't be at the beach this summer, nor am I a 'beach read' kind of girl, but I still have my books to read marked!
Stardust by Neil Gaiman - I've been a fan of Neil Gaiman's work ever since I got way into comic books in junior high and discovered Sandman (although I really was more of an X-titles girl). Gaiman came to Pittsburgh over a year ago, and I got this beautiful anniversary copy of Stardust, which he was lovely enough to sign, too!
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - I was pregnant when I was there,
and as any good bibliophile does, I picked up a copy for my soon-to-be-born son. When I told Mr. Gaiman who it was for, he looked at me funny and said, "You know, I normally put the person's name I'm inscribing it to in a headstone. Somehow that doesn't seem appropriate as he is not here, yet. " HAHAHAHA!!! Guess he was kind of right! He did wish my son pleasant slumber, though:
Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar - yeah, I know, right? I have no excuse. This pretty has been on my shelf FOREVER. In my defense, I stopped blogging shortly after getting this, then got pregnant and then was reading only about baby products, sleep training and how french kids eat everything and are better behaved than U.S. kids. Considering how much I LOVED Raw Blue and Saltwater Vampires, I have my fingers crossed for this one.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - another I've had on myshelf for too long and have heard good things about. I also think I have the sequel somewhere. . . . I'm not usually into book covers since they tend to get faddish in YA, but that one really is well-designed.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo - I borrowed and loved The Tale of Despereaux so much that I went out and bought my own hardback copy of it and this one, too. Never quite managed to get around to reading it, but I'm really looking forward to escaping to my kiddie dreamscape.
White Cat by Holly Black - people SWEAR by this book. I tried itonce a few years back, but didn't get far. I think I was just burned out, but I've always wanted to try again and have faithfully kept my copy (it's signed, too - I won it from Midnyte Reader several years back).
Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Willaims - I got this one from a lovely blogging acquaintance as a thank you for a book tour I organized. It was so unexpected, and I was very touched that she did that, especially since she knew how much I love Aussie YA. I started this recently on a family trip - loved what I read so far, but was utterly exhausted at the end of the trip and need to pick it back up.
Semi-Charmed Life by Nora Zelevansky - Nora came to Pittsburgh over a year ago for aprogram and signing. I went with my chapter of the FYA book club and had a wonderful time talking with her. If I remember correctly, this one is a bit satirical, about a very young woman who ghost writes a celebrity's blog - sounds like it's going to be a fun, tongue-in-cheek read to me!
Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski - yet another that's been on my unread shelf for far too long! Also heard fun things about it and look forward to the shenanigans!
That's it for me! What do you think? Can't wait to hear about yours!