Each week, The Broke and the Bookish hosts Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly book meme. I’ve already listed the books I’m most looking forward to reading when I finish comps and what books will be in my beach bag, so this week’s summer reading list is going to be books I wish I could be reading this summer.
1. The Serpent of Venice, Christopher Moore. The man is hilarious. Lamb is one of my favorite books, and I’ve loved almost every one of his books I’ve read. Absurd and so much fun.
2. So Long, Marianne, Kari Hesthamar. As a Leonard Cohen fan, I can’t pass up this story.
3. Car Sick: John Waters Hitchhikes across America, John Waters. Well, it’s John Waters. And he’s hitchhiking. Sign me up.
4. Divergent, Veronica Roth. I’ve been wanting to read this series for a while, but I just haven’t had the chance. Another YA dystopian series, hooray!
5. The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman. I have this on my bookshelf, just waiting for me. I haven’t yet been disappointment by any of Gaiman’s stories.
6. Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell. One of the books Ruth Graham critiqued in her YA piece, and a book that I’ve heard positive reviews of among the YA-studying-and-reading crowd. I’m interested.
7. I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined), Chuck Klosterman. I like most of what Klosterman does and comes up with. He’s entertaining, but his work is always thought-provoking. And I love villains, real and unreal, so this looks like a win.
8. Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke, Rob Sheffield. Oh, this just sounds like fun. I refuse to actually karaoke, but I love karaoke nights.
9. Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman. Again, this just sounds like fun.
10. Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey, Nick Bertozi. A graphic novelization of Shakleton’s 1914/15 expedition to explore the South Pole. Beautiful, frightening, and educational. Win.