Summer TBR Wipeout 2016! || Introductory Post

This is but a dent in a really large mountain but I think it would be fun to participate in the Summer TBR Wipeout 2016 hosted by Candid Cover! I have a large TBR pile and I hope that this would be some great motivation to keep me reading and working on a list.


You can find out more and sign up by visiting Candid Cover’s original post.  Here is my list for the Summer TBR Wipeout!

There are 20 books on this list, but I seem to be a compulsive reader so this is just the very top of my TBR pile. Some are print and some are in audiobook format. There are many more books that may get substituted in place of them.

1. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mendel

This is a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while. I recently posted a Book Traveling Thursdays that featured the international covers of this book and talked a bit about how I found out about it.

I have heard nothing but good things about this book so I can’t wait to give it a shot.

2. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

This is another book that I’ve been hearing a lot about. It’s been compared to The Lovely Bones.  I dipped into the first two pages earlier this month and it looks really good so I am looking forward to diving in.

3. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

I took a second look at this title after reading Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley. I have heard amazing things about this book and I love dogs so I am looking forward to reading this.

4. Cinder by Marisa Meyer

The Lunar Chronicles is a series I have heard a lot about and I bought Cinder a couple of months ago. I think that it is finally time for me to sit down and enjoy this fairytale retelling.

It’s been on my TBR pile for several months and I’ve gotten a lot of positive comments regarding it, telling me it’s good.

5. Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

I’ve heard some good things about this as well. I got this book from Book of the Month Club. I am really looking forward to reading this lighter read after reading several books.

6. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I have a weakness for World War II fiction and I have heard good things about this series. I have decided for this one in particular I am going to check out the audiobooks. I have heard that the accents are amazing.

7. Shrill by Lindy West

I read a really good review of this memoir on Bitch Magazine’s website and I was very happy when it came up as a Book of the Month in June. Now I need to get reading and enjoy it.

8. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Clare Danes narrates the audiobook of The Handmaid’s Tale. I have been wanting to read this for a while and I think this my kind of book. I am looking forward to enjoying this audiobook.

9. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

People can’t say enough about this book. I have heard it’s amazing. So I am going to give it a read. If only because

10. Euphoria by Lily King

This was a book club pick in June, but I didn’t get around to reading it. I still want to read it os I am hoping I can dive into it and still enjoy it.

11. Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

This is the book club pick for July. It looks like and breezy. Perfect for summer. So I am looking forward to diving into this as well.

12. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman

When I saw this on the book club list, I may have done a bit of a happy dance. Mostly because this has been recommended to me and on my list for years! Time to get this read.

13. In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero

I am covering Orange is the New Black for Tell-Tale TV and I am really loving the dimension they are giving Maritsa Ramos this season.

I saw this book in a bookstore and I didn’t immediately connect Guerrero with her character on Orange is the New Black. Her memoir sounds like a really important topic that should be covered.

14. Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti’s Sex Object was another book I found through Twitter. I am very excited to read this memoir.

15. All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

My friend and I have decided to start reading some feminist books together. This is at the top of our list. I recently read a review of this in the Money Issue of Bitch Magazine and it is receiving very high praise.

16. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

My mom read this and loved it. Then she gave it to me. I have heard some great things so I am sure I will enjoy this.

17. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

This is a book I discovered years ago. It sounded interesting and I got an audiobook years ago but I haven’t listened to it. I think I have to remedy that now.

18. Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam

I’ve been interested in this since before its release. It looks like a really good book and I can’t wait to give it a try.

19. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

I got this from the Editor’s Choice Sale at Audible earlier this month. I have only read a little bit of Woolf’s work. I am looking forward to taking the plunge into this.

20. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

This is a book I’ve purchased several months ago and I am eager to read it. It keeps getting pushed to the bottom of my list. Time to change that.

Well, that’s my readathon list. We’ll see how many items I can cross off! What are you planning to read this summer? Are you doing any fun readathons?

Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

12 thoughts on “Summer TBR Wipeout 2016! || Introductory Post

  1. Oh my goodness! You really do have a large TBR! I really want to read All the Light We Cannot See as well. It sounds incredible and I have heard so many wonderful things. Thank you so much for participating! 🙂


  2. A lot of the books on your TBR are actually on mine, too! I’ve already read Cinder, but it was a while ago and I’m going to re-read it so I can finally finish the series. Code Name Verity is supposedly very, very good – also a tear jerker, but I think I’ve got my hands full in the feels category with Lily and the Octopus, if reviews are anything to go by. I haven’t read much Margaret Atwood, so I do plan on picking up the Handmaid’s Tale sometime. All The Light We Cannot See – I’m very behind the hype, but I’m definitely going to get that one soon. Good Omens also looks quite good (although, to be honest, I worship Neil Gaiman even after only reading a very select few of his books). (●´ω`●)


  3. Ooh this is a really interesting list of books! I love how varied they all are. I really want to read Station Eleven, Cinder and Code Name Verity. I haven’t heard of some of these, but they look interesting so I’ll definitely check them out on Goodreads!

    Good luck!!!


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