26 June 2013

Summer Reads - Wishlist

Summer is, without a doubt, the time when I get the most reading done. It's the combination of having loads of free time and simply loving summer books that make me want to read constantly, and I usually get through about 10 books over the course of my summer holiday. This summer I've decided to do a mini-series of summer-related book posts including wishlists, reviews and tags, and the first post in this series is my Summer Reads wishlist! ^_^

I've already decided on some of the books I'm going to be re-reading this summer (they'll be coming up in another post soon) but there are also a few books that I've been hearing about that I would love to buy for the upcoming months. Most of these come from online recommendations from booktubers Kat and Priscilla, as I really value their opinions and seem to have quite similar taste to them when it comes to books. If there are any books you think I should try this summer leave a comment. :)

I got my book covers off of Goodreads, synopsis's from Goodreads and Amazon and made the collage on PicMonkey.

From top left to bottom right: Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill, Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and Crank by Ellen Hopkins.

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.
Carrie Fletcher mentioned this book ages ago and for some reason I decided I had to read it. It's been popping up ever since and I still really want to get it. I think it's the gorgeous cover and...mean and cynical nature that I'm just really drawn to...It's different and not sappy like most romance-y books. 

Orphan Tessa Gray, sixteen, crosses the ocean from New York to find her brother Nate in Victorian London, her only possession a clockwork angel necklace from her mother. She is ignorant of her power to transform; the Dark sisters are not. They kidnap her for the Magister, who wants to marry Tessa and claim her power.  hadowhunters, warriors of angel blood, battle demons and keep the peace in the Downworld of vampires, warlocks and other supernaturals. Orphan teen Shadowhunters Jem, Will, and Jess rescue Tessa and agree to help save Nate. Vengeful vampire Lady Camille Belcourt and her current lover, warlock Magnus Bane provide entrĂ©e to the Magister's secret Pandemonium Club.
I can't believe that I haven't read this...My friend Rachel has been nagging me to read this book for a couple of years but I always had an excuse for not getting it. I'm really going to try to read this book this summer as it does seem like something I'd like, and I trust Rachel. :)

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be"). But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love. Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be...
This is quite literally my perfect summer book; it's sappy and light-hearted, with a little bit of history thrown in. I can't wait to try it! The cover is super gorgeous too. ^_^

Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong. 
In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.
Ohmygod I need this book! I only heard about this today but it went straight to the top of my to-read list. I've never heard of a book like this; it's such an original idea and I seriously can't wait to see how it's executed. :D

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread.
Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.
For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle.
Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.
This isn't the kind of book I usually go for but Priscilla from the Bookables talks about it non-stop and has finally sold it to me. It sounds nerdy and fast-paced, and I think I'll really enjoy it. :)

Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: a gifted student, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is a total opposite to Kristina - she's fearless. Through a boy she meets, Bree is introduced to the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul and, ultimately, her life.
This isn't the best synopsis for Crank as it doesn't explain a large aspect of it: Kristina's relationship with both  her mother and drugs. It has a lot of mixed reviews but I think it'll be a really powerful and thought-provoking book, that will be a nice change from the fluffy summer books I usually read. 

Have you read any of these books? Are there any that you would recommend? ^_^
Lots of love, Cat 



  1. I haven't read any of these which is really bad, but I am also planning on reading Why We Broke Up over the summer as it sounds really good :) Love this post xo

    1. I think Why We Broke up will be awesome; can't wait to read it! Glad you enjoyed this post. :) xx

  2. YAY!!!!!!!!! You're finally going to read Clockwork Angel! It is AMAZING! Glad I won't be needing to persuade you any more - my next persuasion technique was going to involve a large sword and a crocodile. ;)

    Remember what's going to happen if you like Jem more than Will though. *stares you down* Chances are you probably will though, haha! ^.^ xx

    1. Haha, I finally gave in to your nagging. ;D I'm pretty sure I'll like Jem more, we never agree! :P xx

  3. I think I've asdsquiffed on your blog about Why We Broke Up before, but now I think is the time to do so again: SALEKFJLAD;KJASLDKFJ. I love it so muchhhhh! KASFL;KJSDALKJSDA!

    1. Hehe, I can't wait to read it!! :D xx


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