Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish that features a new topic each week where we have to put down our top ten of it.
Top Ten Books That Will Be In My Beach Bag This Summer
It started to warm up and I started to spend more time outside basking in the sun, bringing my books with me while I did so. Here are some books you'll find in my bag, either now or sometime in the future, this summer.
"A diabolical killer whose brutal slayings leave a trail of cryptic messages hidden at the scene of the crime is loose on the streets of Manhattan. As the city lies in fear, a gifted but disabled detective (Washington) teams with a rookie street cop (Jolie) to go inside the mind of thisterrifying madman and defeat him at his own game."
Since I'll be reading Deaver's, The Skin Collector, I figured I go back to where it all began with Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sach's very first case together.
Quote from The Bone Collector: " Sometimes you just can't be what you ought to be, you can't have what you ought to have. And life changes. Maybe just a little, maybe a lot. And at some point it just isn't worth the fight to try to fix what went wrong."
"Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same." (Read More)
I heard good and bad about this book, making me even more curious! Dark and mysterious, shocking and twisted. I always intrigued by the bizarre and this one seems fit. I eager to learn more about this book and this carni family it follows.
Quote from Geek Love:“They thought to use and shame me but I win out by nature, because a true freak cannot be made. A true freak must be born.”
" Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It's time for a little revenge. . . . It's time the devil had his due. . . "
I just discovered Joe Hill a couple weeks ago when I read his mesmerizing and thrilling novel, NOS4A2. I feel in love with how original and imaginative his writing is and how he made me feel so close and sympathetic towards the characters he wrote about. I can not wait to dive into this devilishly twisted tale.
"Judas Coyne (known simply as Jude to most) collects macabre objects, even snuff films (and yes, this is a sign that his soul is a bit awry and aching). But when he buys a dead man's suit he isn't prepared for what is coming to haunt him." (Read More)
I'm on a Joe Hill kick and I'm determined to read all of his books this summer, lol. This one is a ghost story dun... dun... dun......let's see if I get scared!!
"A beautiful and distinguished family • A private island • A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy • A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive • A revolution. An accident. A secret • Lies upon lies • True love • The truth."
E. Lockhart’s novel, We Were Liars, is clever, alluring, and wildly addictive. Each summer the wealthy, seemingly perfect Sinclair family meets on their private island and We Were Liars is the story of what happened there...(Read More)
"Born at the beginning of time, Destiny, Death, Dream, Desire, Despair, Delirium, and Destruction are seven brothers and sisters who each lord over their respective realms. In this highly imaginative book that boasts a diverse styles of breathtaking art, these seven peculiar and powerful siblings each reveal more about their true being as they star in their own tales of curiosity and wonder." (Read More)
What can I say, anything that involves Neil Gaiman, I have to own & read!
"A darkly erotic and paranormal world, torn apart by the struggle between humans and Fae.
I already own this series but I've only read book #1, Darkfever. Luckily I'll have the chance to finish the series this summer. There is a group of us, from Goodreads, doing a summer read/re-read of this series. I'm so excited to catch up with the quirky MacKayla Lane and mysterious bookstore owner, Jericho.
I tried to step outside the box this summer, going from reading nothing but Fantasy, to spreading it out, trying out some Suspense, Thrillers, Romances and even a Grapic Novel. I've come to realize also that I have entirely way too many "TBR" books, just sitting there in my bookcase, not being read. So until I read a good amount of those books, I WILL NOT be buying anymore new books.
YEA RIGHT!! Who am I kiddin'
Seriously though, I really need to read the books I have already. So I will limit the amount of books I buy and do the whole library thing instead.