Mogsy’s Summer 2014 Reading List

I know I haven’t been doing so well with my past seasonal reading lists, but hey, a tradition is a tradition! Summer is a great time for some catching up, after all. I have a huge review pile at the moment and no doubt review books are going to keep coming in, but I’m also going to make a bigger effort towards completing my reading challenges and also to read some of my purchased books, especially after my audiobook binge last week.

The good news is, while summers are busy, I should still get plenty of time to listen to audiobooks. They are, after all, perfect for chores like yard work!

So without further ado…

Books from my spring reading list that I didn’t get to which are coming back:

Shadowplay   London Falling

Shadowplay by Laura Lam ~ London Falling by Paul Cornell


The Boy with the Porcelain Blade   Malice   The Line   No Return

Crux   Necessary Evil   Whitefire Crossing   Koko Takes A Holiday

Aftermath   The Martian

The Boy with the Porcelain Blade by Den Patrick ~ Malice by John Gwynn ~ The Line by J.D. Horn ~ No Return by Zachary Jernigan ~ Crux by Ramez Naam ~ Necessary Evil by Ian Tregellis ~ The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer ~ Koko Takes A Holiday by Kieran Shea ~ The Remaining: Aftermath by D.J. Molles ~ The Martian by Andy Weir

YA Weekend:

The Ring and the Crown   Ruin and Rising   A World Without Princes

The Ring & The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz ~ Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo ~ A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani

General TBR:

Ophelia Prophecy   Gameboard of the Gods   The Masked Empire   Archetype

The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher ~ Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead ~ Dragon Age: The Masked Empire by Patrick Weekes ~ Archetype by M.D. Waters

19 Comments on “Mogsy’s Summer 2014 Reading List”

  1. I see a couple on your list that I want to get to as well: Koko, The Martian and gah! Archetype! I was supposed to review that months ago but just couldn’t. Good luck with your list, Mogsy!


    • Thanks 🙂 I usually load myself up with more than I can fit in. Summers are also usually when my reading slows down, but hopefully the audiobook listening will also pick up.


  2. Curious to hear how the Whitefire Crossing audiobook goes. I have Tainted City (the sequel) but keep not getting to it. Have thought about getting the audiobook. Also, curious about Malice. Another one I have had forever and just haven’t gotten to!


    • I hope it’ll be good – I’ve listened to a few Nightshade audiobooks before, and their narrators are usually less known and their productions (I feel) are less flashy, but they’ve never disappointed.


  3. London Falling has been on my TBR forever (or at least it seems that way) I need to get to it. The Martian was excellent I’m sure you’ll love it. And I still need to read Siege and Storm but then I will be all over Ruin & Rising.


    • Tell me about it! London Falling has been on mine for a long time too, but I finally knocked it off my TBR! First book to be finished in this summer list 🙂


  4. I’ve had a copy of Gameboard of the Gods kicking around forever, but for some reason it just keeps getting pushed to the side. Maybe this summer I’ll finally get around to it! I’m interested to see what you think of that one, and The Boy with the Porcelain Blade as well! I have major cover lust for that beauty.


    • Gameboard of the Gods was a relatively new addition to my TBR, didn’t hear about it until the sequel was about to come out! But when I heard the premise I knew I just had to read it. The Boy with the Porcelain Blade is also high on my TBR, I was pretty happy I snagged the audiobook, as the physical book isn’t due to be released in the States for a while.


  5. oh that’s nice. You have a lot of audiobook and I confess that I haven’t tried a lot and I’m doing my first one, it’s so long, too long!!!! I don’t think it’s for me.


    • I love audiobooks! Started listening to them a couple years back and never regretted it. Sometimes they can run long yeah, when the narrators read soooooo slow, but that’s why I love speeding it up at least 2x if the player allows it.


  6. There are of course so many on your list I want to read as well! I should make a priority list. So what is your “summer range” Like do you have a date by which you hope to have these read? Say end of August?

    We both totally need to read London Falling!


    • I finally read London Falling! Man, that was long overdue.

      My season range usually lasts a few months – I usually just use the equinoxes and solstices as markers 🙂


  7. I think reading this list has just made me realise how very far behind I am with books at the moment! I keep buying books and just putting them down. It has to stop!!! There, I recognise that I have a problem, that’s the first step, I can do this! I have both Leigh Bardugo unread and the third is now out. Plus the Martian, Whitefire Crossing and Malice! What is going on in my brain really – I just can’t resist.
    Lynn 😀


    • That’s exactly my motivation for making these lists! I find I buy so many books over the year and I have a piles of them that get bumped down in priority when I have all these review books to read. I need to make an effort to actually chisel down my personal TBR.


  8. Great list! It’s almost identical to my ‘must read any time soon’ list so looking forward to hearing what you think of them all! I started London Falling last October but put it down to read something else (probably review books) and never picked it up again. Must read it and the sequel soon!


  9. We have MANY books in common this summer, Mogsy: The Line, The Martian, Ring and Crown, The Ophelia Prophecy, and Archetype. And you already know that I loved Gameboard of the Gods 😉 Can’t wait to hear your thought on all of these and R&R. I’m still a bit undecided about R&R . . . Happy reading!


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