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!
Gone 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.
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.
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.
Daughter 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.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
by Lisa See
Genres: Historical Fiction
Genres: [YA] Contemporary
I mean I haven’t read any Rainbow Rowell. Shouldn’t that explain enough?
Shadow 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.
Water for Elephants
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.
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.
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.