Top Ten Tuesday: Ten…. Five.. errrr Many? Books On My Summer TBR list

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten…. Five.. errrr Many? Books On My Summer TBR list

Top Ten Tuesday My summer TBR is a bit ambiguous. For the most part, I’ll be reading books for the Sci-fi & Fantasy MOOC that I’m following. The list is very interesting and there are lots of books that I have been wanting to read anyway:

  1. Grimm — Children’s and Household Tales (read)
  2. Carroll — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (read)
  3. Stoker — Dracula (currently reading)
  4. Shelley — Frankenstein
  5. Hawthorne & Poe — Stories and Poems
  6. Wells — The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Invisible Man, “The Country of the Blind”, “The Star”
  7. Burroughs & Gilman — A Princess of Mars & Herland
  8. Bradbury — The Martian Chronicles
  9. LeGuin — The Left Hand of Darkness
  10. Doctorow — Little Brother

I will definitely be reading those books ^ I don’t think I will have a lot of time to read books outside of the MOOC reading list (it’s ambitious enough as it is!), so I’m making my summer TBR a top five, instead of ten… (also mostly thin books) I’m hoping to focus on Japanese literature and dystopia this summer 🙂

China Mountain Zhang The Stories of Ibis

Five Books On My Summer TBR list

  1. China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh
    This has been on my TBR-list foreverrrr! Perfect for the dystopia challenge 🙂
  2. The Stories of Ibis by Hiroshi Yamamoto
    Japanese sci-fi/dystopia (for two challenges!), just what I’m looking for.
  3. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
    Won this over at Blog of Erised for the dystopia challenge, really excited about it 😀 I hope it’ll arrive in time for summer reading!
  4. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
    Odd one out but I have to finally read this!
  5. Oh, Tama! by Mieko Kanai
    For the J-lit challenge 🙂

Station Eleven The Cuckoo's Calling Oh, Tama!

8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten…. Five.. errrr Many? Books On My Summer TBR list

  1. I live in China, so try to read quite a bit of Chinese fiction (and generally fail miserably, but oh well). The only Japanese author I know is Murakami though. But The Stories of Ibis sounds interesting… maybe I should check it out! Will be curious to see what you make of it anyway.

    Also, my wife recently bought The Cuckoo’s Calling. Totally snagging it after she’s done 😀
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    1. Ohh do you have any recommendations for Chinese fiction? I have a few books on my shelf but I must admit I haven’t read anything yet…

      I see you like sci-fi, so The Stories of Ibis would probably be interesting (I haven’t read it yet), but I can also recommend Harmony by Project Itoh 🙂

      Always nice when your loved ones are buying the books 😉

  2. You have some great lists. I’ve read Frankenstein more than once–it is such a complex book–I love the way it makes me think. The Left Hand of Darkness has been on my shelf for some time, but I still haven’t gotten to it. Writing down Station Eleven–that sounds interesting.
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  3. Awww, Oh, Tama! looks so cute! Hmmm, I looked it up on GR and while it doesn’t sound to cute (though kittens!) it sounds quite interesting. I’m planning to finish House of Leaves (it’s massive!), but other than that I don’t have a summer TBR (I’ll just read what I’m in the mood for that day) … I might steal one or two from yours though 🙂
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    1. I just looked up House of Leaves as I hadn’t heard of it before (or at least I can’t remember) and wow, I’m intrigued. *puts on TBR*

    1. Nope, haven’t got it yet either. But it’s only been two weeks or something? I’m sure it’ll be here soon (I can’t waaaaaait *excited*)!

      I’m currently reading the Cuckoo’s Calling. I’m enjoying it, but I’m curious about the second half of the book…

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