Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR List

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This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday, a meme by The Broke and the Bookish, is Top Ten Books on My Spring “To Be Read” List! It was too hard for me to anticipate what I would actually be reading next, so I just made a list of books I’m most excited to read.

As always, this is not in any particular order of excitement (that just sounded so awkward, but I hope you know what I mean), let’s get started!


cvr9781451635621_9781451635621_hrGone With the Wind
by Margaret Mitchell

Genres: Classics, Historical Fiction, Romance

Being someone who grew up in the South, I’m interested to see how Mitchell uses the Civil War South elements in this classic. It’s pretty lengthy, and I’ve read reviews that state “I want to slap spoiled, selfish, and stupid Scarlett O’Hara silly,”  but I think I’ll enjoy it.


divergent_hqDivergent
by Veronica Roth

Genres: [Young Adult] Dystopia

The second movie is about to be released. I think it’s about time for me to read these.


812x2Z4vaSLInfinite Jest
by David Foster Wallace

Genres: Fiction, Literature, Contemporary, Humor

I’ve heard so many great things about Wallace’s beautiful writing and his clever use of neologisms. It’s also pretty lengthy and takes time to comprehend, but all of my guy friends always remind me that this is a 2015 must-read.


5d040e24061608258c6ea5f4ba89f46fDaughter of Smoke and Bone
by Laini Taylor

Genres: [YA] Paranormal, Angels

This one has had high reviews across the blogosphere since it’s been released. I have the second one to this trilogy, but hopefully when I get this first book I can begin reading them.


IMG_2365Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
by Lisa See

Genres: Historical Fiction

I got this one, along with The Glass Castle (review here), as a Christmas gift from one of my friends, and have been meaning to read this. It’s set in China, and I love good Asian historical fiction!


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Fangirl and Eleanor and Park
by Rainbow Rowell

Genres: [YA] Contemporary

I mean I haven’t read any Rainbow Rowell. Shouldn’t that explain enough?

SPACE


6.-Shadow-and-Bone-finalShadow and Bone
by Leigh Bardugo

Genres: [YA] High Fantasy

The Grisha trilogy, I’ve heard, is nothing like George R.R. Martin or Patrick Rothfuss’ novels, they’re more ya high fantasy quick-reads, but I have high expectations for this one. And, speaking of those two epic fantasy writers, I need to read some of their works as well.


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by Sara Gruen

Genres: Historical Fiction

This one just sounds awesome. Set during the Depression, involves a circus, and there’s even romance. I’m anticipating this one to be a good read.


IMG_2369Cinder
by Marissa Meyer

Genres: [YA] Fantasy, Dystopia

I actually tried reading this book when it was just released. At the time, I thought it ranged from meh to okay and didn’t finish it. But a lot of my friends have bugged me about how great this one is, so I may reread it. I also got the sequel on sale the other day, another incentive to give it another go.


IMG_2375Bloodlines
by Richelle Mead

Genres: [YA] Paranormal, Vampire

Something about Richelle Mead’s books makes me love them. She kind of reminds me of Cassandra Clare and Meg Cabot, they’re not exceptional writers but I keep coming back for more. Plus, this is a spin-off series from the Vampire Academy series, so I know I’ll enjoy it.


Yup, I know I’ve cheated for adding way more than 10 books with all the series, but don’t judge me, it was too hard to decide. What are on y’all’s lists this week? And, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂

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25 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR List

      • boredandblah says:

        I loved Fangirl! It’s wonderful. I hope you enjoy it too. 🙂
        I’ve had Eleanor and Park for ages but I never bothered to read after the first chapter, I don’t know why. I hope to finish it soon – it’s in my list too!! 🙂

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  1. michellejoycebond says:

    OMG–you are in for so much fun! Ditch whatever you are reading right now and pick up FANGIRL! (ELEANOR & PARK was also amazing, but FANGIRL was genious!) WATER FOR ELEPHANTS had one of the best hooks I’ve ever seen, and DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE seduced me with its setting (Also, it was magical and offbeat and just plain good.) Sorry for all the parentheses. They pop out when I’m excited. 🙂

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  2. what about that book ! says:

    OMG DIVERGENT…………….You definitely read it! I cant say its the best series ever but I love the world in which it was built upon. PS If you dont mind me asking, is Vampire Academy a good series? I have been hearing about Bloodlines series so much and was actually gonna buy it but I havent read Vampire Academy. How is it?

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    • sumlynnnguyen says:

      So far in Bloodlines (I’ve already started reading it), it doesn’t seem like you have to read Vampire Academy before starting it. BUT, I definitely recommend reading VA. There’s a badbutt female protagonist and great plot twists. I consider them one of the best if not the best vampire series I’ve ever read. Definitely give it a go, and then read Bloodlines! 🙂

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  3. vacationmode says:

    Great list! The Divergent series is awesome if you’re into the Hunger Games. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is beautiful and kind of heartbreaking – actually so is Water For Elephants! Happy reading! Excited to see your reviews.

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    • sumlynnnguyen says:

      I did like The Hunger Games, so I can’t wait to read Divergent! And most historical fiction novels always wind up making me sad, but hopefully they’ll be some cheerful moments as well!

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