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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Top 10 Books on my Summer TBR

Big Hair and Books:  Top 10 Books on my Summer TBR

Summer is my favorite season for reading!  The sun, the breeze, and a fabulous book?  Count me in!  But I must confess, sometimes these lists really challenge me!  I love ALL THE BOOKS!  If I'm forced to narrow down what I'm dying to read first this summer though, this would be the list:

Miss Rapscott's Girls - a middle grade novel about girls with extremely busy parents
Miss Rapscott's Girls
by Elise Primavera
published by Dial Books

Headmistress Miss Rapscott is part Mary Poppins, part social satire.  The girls at her school all have exceptionally busy parents, but once they reach the school, their worlds are filled with adventure! 



Serafina and the Black Cloak


Serafina and the Black Cloak
by Robert Beatty
published by Disney Hyperion

Serafina secretly lives in the basement of the Biltmore.  She has promised not to leave, but when people start going missing, she may have no choice...






Believarexic by JJ Johnson - a YA novel about eating disorders


Believarexic
by J.J. Johnson
published by Peachtree Publishers

Jennifer was an anorexic, a bulimic, and she got help.  She promised herself that when she was grown, she would help others. 
Bad Girls by Jane Yolen & Heidi Stemple




Bad Girls 
by Jane Yolen
published by Charlesbridge

Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi E. Y. Stemple tell the tales of 26 notorious bad girls.  
Dumplin' a YA novel by Julie Murphy





Dumplin'
by Julie Murphy
published by Balzer and Bray

Willowdean Dickson is a big gal and she's totally good with that. But when she meets a hottie that (to her surprise!) likes her back, she begins doubting herself...and that's when she signs up for the pageant in true Texas form!

(I'm a big Julie Murphy fan.  Dumplin' doesn't come out until Fall, but I'm hoping to get a copy over the summer. Fingers crossed!)


Poet :  The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Poet:  The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton
by Don Tate
published by Peactree Publishers

The story of Horton, the first African American to be published in the South.
Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos & David Teague




Saving Lucas Biggs
by Marisa de los Santos
published by Harper Collins

Margaret is certain that her father is innocent, but Judge Biggs finds him guilty anyway.  Only she can help save him, but it will mean using her secret time travelling ability.

(Hoping to read this one with my Bluebonnet Book Club girls!)

Grimly Jane by Elle Alexander



Grimly Jane
by Elle Alexander
published by Oliver Press

Jane Worthington is treated cruelly at the Rudorf Home for Foundlings.  One day, while locked away, this little orphan finds a secret door.
Savor by Shauna Niequist






Savor
by Shauna Niequist
published by Zondervan

A daily devotional that's like sitting around the table with a friend swapping recipes and sharing your faith? That's what Savor promises!
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan




The Royal We
by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
published by Grand Central Publishing

Sisters, travel, a sweet romance, and a royal wedding make for a light, fun, romantic read for the summer.








Thanks to our fab friends at the Broke and the Bookish for inspiring this post!