Top Ten Tuesday #9: Ten Books on Your Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish.

Spring is in the air! And with a new season comes a new batch of releases to fall on my TBR list. While thinking about the compilation of my choices, I decided that I would not only include upcoming new releases; here you will find a mixture of the new and the old because there were a lot of books I was not able to reach in the Fall and Winter that I’d like to read now

 1. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton — There has been a lot of buzz surrounding this book, making me hope that I will be able to get to it soon. The setting of this one is what appeals to me the most thus far.

259826852. Cravings by Chrissy Teigen — Cookbooks count, right? Chrissy is one my my favorite people to follow on Twitter because I think she is hilarious. If you have ever seen the pictures she posts of her food on Instagram then you know it looks delicious. I am not a very skilled cooker, yet I am still willing to give some of her recipes a shot. Plus I want all the picture of her, John, and their dog, Pippa!

3. Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman — I have had this book on my shelf for so long! Why have I not read it?! Its predecessor, Prisoner of Night and Fog, is one of my favorite YA historical books I have read in the past few years, as it follows a girl named Gretchen and her relationship to her “uncle” Adolf Hitler. If you like WWII books then I can not recommend this one enough! Must get to Conspiracy, must get to Conspiracy

4. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi — I’m at the point where I will do anything to get my hands on this book as soon as possible. Everything about the premise appeals to my tastes: Indian folklore, Greek mythology, horoscopes.

5. The Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig — So, I have already read this book… It needs to be on my Spring TBR list because over a year ago I embarked on a series reread of The Pink Carnation series to prepare for the release of the final book, which was in August 2015. Things came up and my reread got pushed to the side. I hope to fall back within this world though.

104857516. The Winter King by C.L. Wilson — I can’t remember how this fell on my radar. Every time I look at my TBR list on Goodreads, then click on this book, and read the synopsis, I am immediately reminded of why I need to read this. Fantasy Romance!

7. Helen of Sparta by Amalia Carosella — When I was in the midst of a reading funk, Morgan  tweeted about currently reading this book, and my interest was immediately snagged. I love anything to do with the Classics, I am always on the lookout for a new perspective on the characters involved in the Trojan War.

8. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee — It has been nearly a year since this was released… I just need to push back my apprehensions and read this. It. Will. Not. Destroy. My. Love. For. Mockingbird. (I hope)

9. The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski — Just a few more weeks! Soon I will be able to walk into Barnes & Noble before work, buy this baby, spend my entire work-day itchin18304322g to start reading, and then, finally get home to learn what is to becomes of Kestrel and Arin. I have needed this book for so long and it is such a relief to know the wait will soon be over. All other books will be pushed aside once Kiss is released.

10. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy — Another ‘What have I been waiting for?’ book. Dumplin’ has been sitting on my shelf for way to long, I need to read it this Spring.


16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #9: Ten Books on Your Spring TBR

  1. I liked Rebel of the Sands, though apart from that, I didn’t really enjoy Dumplin’ — I thought it has lots of issues/implicit messages that could be taken wrong and it focused too much on romance than on the body issue. Hope you enjoy it more than I do!

    Just curious, do you actually read cookbooks front to back? I’ve some cookbooks but I almost never ever read them, they’re mostly there as decoration… oops. 😛

    • I really like books with desert settings, so I have high hopes for Rebel of the Sands. I’m going to come back and talk to you once I finally get around to reading Dumplin’ because I can see the points you mentioned being problematic for me as well.

      And no, I don’t. I usually just flip through them for the pictures of food to see if anything grabs my attention. I plan to readChrissy’s though, as I hope she will include her usual humor within every page.

  2. TKAM is my absolute favorite book, so I’m still scared to pick up Go Set a Watchman. I preordered it so I would have it the day it came out and just ugh… I’m so scared. I read spoilers about Atticus and it completely broke my heart.

    • Trust me: I COMPLETELY understand. It is one of my favorite books, and the things about Atticus have been told me me… I’ve been putting the book off so long because I can’t reconcile that version of him with how I know him in TKAM.

    • Thanks so much for the comment! I hear you about The Winner’s Kiss — that series has caused so much emotion that we really do need to have to worry about our hearts being broken.

    • Thank you so much for dropping by to comment!! I got Rebel of the Sands from the library and I couldn’t wait to read it, but now I think I will have to wait — I just finished The Winner’s Kiss, and the book hangover is so real.

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