Tuesday, 15 March 2016

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten books I need to read in spring!

(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)

There are a lot of books I want to read in spring. In fact, more like forty or fifty than just ten. But these are the ten books that I absolutely must, MUST read. 

10) 'The Queen of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen
I have to read 'The Queen of the Tearling' because it's due back to the library fairly soon, but I'm not sure how I'm going to feel about it. I struggle with high fantasy, but it looks so good... I just hope I don't rush it and ruin the experience. 

9) 'The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl' by Melissa Keil
'The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl' looks so cute - my friend read it and highly recommends it, so I'm hoping this one will meet my expectations. 

8) 'Lola and the Boy Next Door' and 'Isla and the Happily Ever After' by Stephenie Perkins
I was meant to read these two books for my series challenge last month, but I didn't have time to squeeze them in. I have to get around to them in spring, because otherwise I'm falling behind on my challenge, but I'm just not really in the mood for them - I don't know why, but I loved the first book! Hopefully my apathy will shift.

7) 'Mer-Charmer' by Amy Bearce

After participating in the cover reveal for 'Mer-Charmer' last week, I'm even more excited than I was to get around to this second installment in the World of Aluvia series. 

6) 'Radio Silence' by Alice Oseman
I received 'Radio Silence' through NetGalley, but I didn't get it until the day the book published so I didn't have time to read it beforehand! I've been so excited about this one, so I'm definitely reading it sooner rather than later. 

5) 'Beautiful Broken Things' by Sara Barnard
I'm excited about 'Beautiful Broken Things'. I'd intended to read it last month, but then 'Morning Star' came out and I got too distracted and couldn't physically read anything else - I can't wait to finally get around to this one. In fact, I'm probably going to start this one tonight. 

4) 'South of Sunshine' by Dana Elmendorf
'South of Sunshine' is a fairly small book, so I know I'm going to be able to read it super quickly, but I'm looking forward to it - it's all about a girl who falls in love with a girl, but she lives in a very conservative town. 

3) 'Half Wild' by Sally Green
I'm going to read the entire Half Life trilogy, but I'm particularly looking forward to 'Half Wild', because I've been waiting to read it for a year now. The third book in the series publishes in two weeks, so I need to get a wriggle on! 

2) 'Carol' by Patricia Highsmith
I was surprised when 'Carol' was snubbed at nearly all of the award shows this season, but I couldn't be too disappointed because I haven't actually seen the film yet. I'm planning on reading the book for the 2016 Classics Challenge this month, and then watching the movie soon afterwards. 

1) The Hunger Games trilogy
For my series challenge (which yeah, I know, I'm behind on, I'm dealing with that!) I decided I was going to read The Hunger Games trilogy in full in April. I'm definitely going to do it, even if it is a little bit daunting - I'm just not sure how I'm going to feel about them, because I think I've built them up too much in my head.
Hopefully I'll enjoy them as much as I'm expecting to.

Thank you for checking out this Top Ten Tuesday! What books do you want to read in spring?


  1. Oh I really do love the Hunger Games. Its one that I really felt got better and better! With a series, I always worry that the books will get less enjoyable (Divergent!) but that wasn't the case with the Hunger Games.

    1. Definitely agree with you on Divergent - I've had worries about all series since finishing that! It's always a shame, because the third book in the series is often quite disappointing.

  2. Good luck - I can't wait to read the final book in the Half Life Trilogy! :)

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    1. It's going to be amazing, the first book was perfect!

  3. Hope you enjoy The Hunger Games trilogy.
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