Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme for list-loving bloggers that is hosted by the team over at The Broke and the Bookish. Every week, readers compile a list of their favorite books, authors, or other literature-related things that fall under a certain category.

The weather is once again starting to shift, and it's time for me to plan out the books I'm going to read between now and the day when summer dawns. (I'm very much a seasonal reader. And a planner. It's a problem.) This recurring Top Ten Tuesday topic, top ten books on my TBR for any given season, is one of my favorites because it allows me to indulge two of my greatest joys: planning out long TBRs and basing them on seasons. Here are all the titles I hope to read before mid-May—fingers crossed I'll manage to fit them all in!
1. Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
I know I'm late on this one, but I plan to remedy that as soon as possible. The plot sounds equal parts fun and thought-provoking, the perfect book to keep me entertained and mentally stimulated over spring break.

2. We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
Springtime is seen as a time of rejuvenation and life, so a story about an incoming asteroid posing impending death seems like a strangely alluring and contrasting March read.

3. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
I'm not sure how I missed it the first time around, but as soon as I found out this book was based on Harry Potter, I added it to my TBR and have been anticipating it ever since.

4. 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
As a demography enthusiast, I knew I needed this book about gender selection in India from the moment I first heard about it. But it has been waiting on my to-read list for far too long now, and I plan to finally give it a shot this spring. Who knows—maybe it will even inspire me to study the chapter on human population patterns for AP Environmental Science.

5. The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer
Between its cover's bright colors and its fun and artsy plot, this book sounds perfect for springtime.
6. The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller
I have been waiting desperately for this book for almost two years now, ever since I finished A Mad, Wicked Folly, the author's debut about the women's suffrage movement in England. Now that this sophomore work of historical fiction has finally been released, I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy.

7. The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe
This is another book I have been waiting to read for quite a while; I was amazed by Conversion two years ago, but somehow I haven't gotten around to this one yet. Between the most interesting cover and blurb, it is sure to be equally brilliant.

8. The Winner's Curse trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
Binge-reading this trilogy may be the only thing that gets me through AP exams in May.

9. See How They Run by Ally Carter
I'm Ally Carter's number one fan, and I fell in love with All Fall Down last spring. I cannot wait to find out what happens in the next installment of Grace's story—especially after that cliffhanger.

10. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
This book has been out since September, but with its bright and flowery cover, I couldn't not read it in the spring. I can't wait to finally catch up and see what all the hype was about.

What books are you planning on reading this spring?


  1. I have Everything Everything on my tbr and I wasn't going to read it for Spring but then you convinced me... so I just might.. hahaha. I'm hoping to get my hands on The Winner's Curse books soon as I've read nothing but great things about it..

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

  2. I have not seen any of these books I might have to research them :)
    Nice list!
    My TTT.

  3. Awesome list! I really liked Everything, Everything and Firsts was pretty good too. I hope you enjoy these. :D

  4. The Forbidden orchid looks very good, I'm looking forward to reading it! :)

  5. OMG. SO MANY FABULOUS BOOKS! The Winner's Curse is one of my favorite books - it is so gorgeously written and the romance is amazing. I hope you end up liking it as much as I did! And I really enjoyed We All Looked Up and 5 to 1 as well. :) Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices Emily! ♥

  6. Carry On was SO great and really impressed me. I hope you love it, too! As for Everything, Everything, that one did NOT impress me. Rather, it disappointed me, but I don't regret reading it at all. Also, that COVER! Fabulous picks.

    ❤ Erin

  7. See How They Run looks like it will be a great book. Plus I love the cover. Great picks, Emily. :)

  8. I am binge reading the Winner's Curse Trilogy too, I finished book one a few days ago and book 2 just arrived in the post today!

    I love all of Ally Carter's books (the ending of All Fall Down!!! AH!) but be prepared for another cliff hanger for See How They Run it is such a great book but I am now impatiently waiting for book three.

    Deborah @ Hills of Books


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