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Since it's not exactly summer in the Southern Hemisphere, I had to amend this week's Top Ten Tuesday topic, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. But it's a timely topic anyway, as I just signed up for the Quarterly Reading Challenge with the YA Book Club on Goodreads (coz, y'know, I'm not doing enough challenges), which has put a few specific books at the top of my TBR pile. Before the end of August, I hope to read...
1. Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys. I've been wanting to read this for awhile, and as it satisfies the Cybil Awards and "war zone" criteria for the Quarterly Challenge, I figure now's a good time to finally get around to it!
2. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. This has rave reviews on Goodreads and I'm intrigued by the plot. I don't think I've ever read a dragon book before! Plus it comes out in July, so it meets the "new release" criteria for the Quarterly Challenge as well as helping me tick off a book for the YA Contemporary Challenge.
3. The Jellybean Crisis by Jolene Stockman. The title and cover are totally adorable and the plot sounds interesting. Plus Jolene herself is super lovely. It comes out at the beginning of August, so like Seraphina it fits in with the two challenges mentioned.
4. Touch by Jus Accardo. This one has been on my wishlist for awhile but I finally ordered it last week. Handily, it has a boy on the cover (unusual for YA), meeting another requirement for the Quarterly Challenge.
5. Saving June by Hannah Harrington. I haven't come across one single blogger who doesn't like this book. It's been in my TBR pile for aaaages so I want to get to it soon.
6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Another one everyone LOVES - I actually pre-orderd TFIOS, but have been too scared of the sad to read it yet. I think I just need to suck it up and dive in.
7. Flawless by Sara Shepard. Even though I hated Pretty Little Liars, I've been told the series gets better, so I want to give the sequel a go - and actually make progress in my own challenge.
8. Preloved by Shirley Marr. The cover is gorgeous, the concept is brilliant, and Shirley herself is awesomesauce. Plus, I have a cameo appearance! Can't wait to get stuck in to this one.
9. Cinnamon Rain by Emma Cameron. Ever since reading The Weight of Water, I've been meaning to get my hands on some more verse novels. This Aussie release seems like the perfect choice for my second foray into the genre. It also fits in with the Aussie Women Writers and Aussie Author Challenges.
10. Drink Slay Love by Sarah Beth Durst. Although I have major vampire fatigue, this one sounds like a unique take on the genre, and it's gotten great reviews from bloggers I trust. I've had it in my TBR pile for awhile so I want to knock it off.
What's at the top of your TBR list?