Hello! This is my first time ever doing a Top Ten Tuesday, which is a weekly meme which can be found at That Artsy Reader Girl. If you saw my previous post, you’d know that I’m trying to do these every week in order to keep myself motivated when it comes to updating my blog. This weeks Top Ten Tuesday prompt is books on my spring to be read list.
1) Wonder Woman: Warbringer – Leigh Bardugo
I absolutely love everything that Leigh Bardugo writes. I’ve had this book on my shelf since December, back when someone gave it to me as a Secret Santa present. I’ve been thinking about it non-stop, but I’ve been trying to make my way through the Lunar Chronicles, and I wanted to finish all of them before I got too invested in anything else. Now that I’m almost finished with them (I still have to read both volumes of Wires & Nerve), I’m ready to take on this book.
2) A Gathering of Shadows – V.E. Schwab
Another author that I absolutely love. I read A Darker Shade of Magic (the first book in the series) all the way back in September and loved it, but I got so distracted by college and other books that I haven’t returned to this series yet. Basically this book is sitting on my shelf taunting me, and I’m hoping to get around to it sometime soon. I was a huge fan of her book Vicious, and although the plots are vastly different, I really love the Shades of Magic series as well.
3) The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
Every semester, the English Honors Society where I go to college does an outdoor, 3 day long book hunt. They pick a theme for each semester and hide books outside all across campus and students have the opportunity to go find them. This semester the book hunt took place in February, and the two themes were books by women or books by women of color. I found The Hate U Give outside of the dining hall, and I was so happy that I did. I’ve been looking to read this for a while, and now I have the book for free.
4) Daughter of the Siren Queen – Tricia Levenseller
Originally I had the first book, Daughter of the Pirate King, here, but Sunday night I had nothing to do and it was nice outside so I decided I wanted to read at some of the picnic tables in front of my dorm. I picked Daughter of the Pirate King to read even though I was kind of iffy on whether or not I was going to like it. I’m not one who usually enjoys overwhelming amounts of romance in novels, but I think Levenseller does a good job of balancing romance and plot. Needless to say, I finished this book in three hours (it was a pretty easy read but also entertaining) and now I’m ready to move on to the next one!
5) Portrait of the Artist as a Bingo Worker – Lori Jakiela
So, if you don’t know who Lori Jakiela is, you’re missing out. She’s a wonderful writer, a great professor, and one of the best people I’ve ever met in my life. I read her previous memoir, Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe, last year and fell in love with it. Bingo Worker came out not to long ago, and I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. All my writer friends keep raving about how wonderful it is, which I assumed it would be since it’s Professor Jakiela’s book and she’s great. I absolutely love reading (and writing) memoir, so I’m excited to get to this book this spring.
6) Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas
Listen. I’ve been putting off reading this for so long solely because I know there are multiple books in the series and I can’t afford to go buy all of them at once, which will 100% be what I want to do once I finish the first one. I already spent a ton of money buying all the books in the Lunar Chronicles series back in the winter, but I think I’ve given my wallet enough resting time, and I’m ready to start this series now.
7) A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
See above. Although there aren’t as many books, there was still more than I could afford.
8) Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake
I bought this book at Target one weekend when my dad came to visit me at college. I usually think long and hard about what books I’m going to buy, but I saw this one on the shelf and was like “Wow, I want this,” so I bought it. I’ve heard mixed reviews about it, but I’m still interested enough to check it out.
9) Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk – Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
If you know me, you’d know that I love punk music. My dad got me this book for Christmas, and it’s pretty big so I haven’t had a chance to start it yet. I already know a lot of history behind punk, but I’m excited to learn even more. I like reading all sorts of genres of books, but I have the feeling this one will take me a long time – history books usually do.
10) Royal Bastards – Andrew Shvarts
I look at this book every time I go to Barnes and Noble and I have yet to buy it, but I want it. So bad. This will probably be my next purchase.
BONUS: The Traitors Kiss – Erin Beaty
I bought this book at Barnes and Noble a couple months back because someone I know said it was very good. I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, but it has such a pretty cover that calls to me. This seems like another novel that has a lot of romance in it, which isn’t something I usually go for, but the plot sounded interesting enough for me to want to give it a chance.
To be honest with you guys, I have about 10,000 (give or take) books on my shelf that I still need to read. This list could go on and on, but then it would be way more than 10. Hopefully I can read some of these (I don’t expect myself to read all of them – I don’t have that kind of time) during the spring.
Let me know what books you have on your spring TBR lists – I’m curious!