The Broke and the Bookish is back with their “Top Ten Tuesday” meme, which means I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday. We’re just going to pretend it’s Tuesday and not Wednesday. Yesterday there was a huge snow storm near me which meant I got to stay home from work. I used that time to clean my room, sleep, watch tv, and read. It’s been so nice and has sort of felt like a vacation day. I failed at getting a post together because I was too busy enjoying the lazy day.
It’s hard to believe that spring is around the corner with this cold weather. Might as well craft a Spring TBR to remind myself that it really is coming soon. I’m dividing this list of ten books into three groups, as each set of books sort of fits into a category.
Cassandra Clare Novels
I am working on reading all of her books in preparation for her BookCon panel. These are the three main ones I have yet to read. I don’t want to accidentally get spoiled at the event. The fact that I have not been spoiled with The Mortal Instruments series so far is a miracle. Also Lord of Shadows comes out right before BookCon so we’re also going to say that this is in preparation for her newest release.
Sequels and Series
These are the series that I want to catch up on/start this spring.
4. The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro (Charlotte Holmes #2) – I read the first book in this series in the fall of 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked the idea that our main characters, Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson, are descendants of Sherlock and Watson. Seeing the dynamic between their families is interesting. I’m excited to learn more about each character and Charlotte’s past especially. Can’t wait to read this sequel.
5 Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter (Embassy Row #3) – This is the third and final book in the Embassy Row series by Ally Carter. She is one of my favorite authors as I fell in love with her Heist Society series. She writes (mostly) young adult novels that take place in our world but are not about “real life.” Heist Society is about teen thieves, she has a series about a girl’s spy school, and this series revolves around kids who are the sons and daughters of ambassadors. They are just fun reads and I can’t put them down. While this series has not been my favorite, I’m still excited to see how it all ends.
6. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #1) – There has been so much buzz surrounding this book in the book community. I have heard so many good things and want to see for myself what this series is about. I also like the concept of parallel universes and am interested to see how it is handled.
It wouldn’t be spring with out some contemporary reads. These are the four I’m hoping to read. Two of them actually come out this spring as well.
7. By Your Side by Kasie West – Kasie West writes such adorable, fun contemporary reads. I have read most of her books and this is one of the few that I have yet to read. It follows two kids who get locked in a library for a weekend. It sounds like a cute concept and I’m excited to see what happens.
8. Geekerella by Ashley Poston – This book sounds like it is a modern nerdy take on Cinderella. I’m excited because I’m a nerd and have gone to my fair share of cons. Also, it sounds like there is some celebrity romance which I’m all about. It comes out April 4th and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.
9. A Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – I loved this author’s previous book and ever since I finished it I have wanted to read her next one. I’ve heard this one is even better than Everything, Everything. I don’t know too much about the plot except that it features a Jamaican girl who is about to be deported from the U.S. and a Korean American boy who get thrown together. I also am intrigued by this idea about how one moment can change your life, which seems like it will be a theme here. Nicola is the new Queen of Contemporary, so I’m pumped.
10. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – This is also a new release that comes out April 11th. Not only does this book feature diverse characters, but I just find the concept so relatable. Everyone has experienced unrequited love. I personally have liked many guys and never did anything about it because I was afraid of rejection. Plus the author’s name is Becky, I mean how can I not read this book?
Those are the books I’m most looking forward to reading this spring. Would love to know what is on everyone else’s TBRs! Leave a comment down below sharing your Spring TBR.