If you’re anything like me, you probably have an embarrassingly large amount of books sitting around your room, waiting to be read. And if you’re like me, not only are you a compulsive book hoarder but you also tend to give priority to review books and find yourself neglecting your own copies. Well, since I finished my degree and have a lot more time on my hands now, I decided to put my review copies aside for a little while and read some of these neglected books for a change. And what better way to kick off June and showcase all these titles than by making a rather colourful list?
In no particular order, the 6 books I’m aiming to read from my own pile this summer are:
1. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer: I don’t even remember when I got this book, it’s been on my bookshelf for such a long time. Since I love dystopian and post-apocalyptic books and I’m in the mood for a bit of Young Adult fiction at the moment, this one sounds perfect for the occasion.
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: I know, I know. I must be the last remaining person on Earth who hasn’t read this book or seen the film yet. The thing is, I hate seeing film adaptations before reading the book itself so I decided to wait and then kept putting it off. But I’ll read it this summer. I will. I promise. *nods*
3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth: I absolutely LOVED Divergent so I haven’t the faintest idea why I haven’t read the sequel yet. I just hope I haven’t forgotten people’s names and what happened in the previous book. (It’s been about a year since I read Divergent)
4. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen: I actually read the first 50 pages of this one while I was in London in April and absolutely loved it. I’ll be buddy-reading this with my mum who’s just as much of a crime fiction fan like myself.
5. Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter: This is another crime series I’ve been meaning to start for a while now, along with Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli & Isles and Kathy Reichs’s Temperance Brennan series. Based on what I’ve heard of Karin Slaughter’s work so far, it should be brilliant. Gory, but brilliant.
6. Lost and Found by Tom Winter: This one is quite a new addition to my to-be-read pile since I only got it last month, but since it was my most anticipated book of 2013, I’m definitely going to pick it up soon.
Which books are on your summer reading list this year? Have you read any of these yet?