March 15, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2016 TBR

As always, this is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
I had intended to simply share a Top Ten Tuesday video on my channel (which is finally done, and you can see it below!). But because of the type of video I did, I wasn’t able to explain the reasons behind the books I chose for my 2016 Spring TBR. I’ve still not successfully managed to complete a seasonal TBR (though I’m super close to finishing last year’s Spring TBR & Summer TBR), but it doesn’t stop me from picking ten new books for a TBR when this topic rolls around!

The Love That Split the World (Emily Henry) – I really find this cover mesmerizing! I was happy to receive this book in last month’s OwlCrate, as I’d been very curious about it. It certainly strikes me as something that may be right up my alley with the time travel/destiny vibe I’m getting. (I’m also admittedly curious because I’ve seen such mixed reviews for it.)

The Last Leaves Falling (Sarah Benwell) – I’ve been contemplating reading this for quite some time now, and finally picked it up from Book Outlet last month during the President’s Day sale. It sounds like a quiet YA contemporary that I can get behind for two very important reasons: Japanese culture (specifically samurais) and internet friendships. Sign me up!

Fingerprints of You (Kristen Paige-Madonia) – Rachel loved this book! Ever since she read it and told me to do the same, I’ve been meaning to. I finally have a paperback copy in my hands (thanks yet again to Book Outlet), and I can’t wait to dive in. This sounds like a contemporary in the vein that I love – complicated, messy and authentic. 

I Was Here (Gayle Forman) – It’s about time that I read another novel from Gayle Forman! I’ve been sitting on reading this one because of all the hype, and the polarizing mix of reviews it got last year. I wanted to go into it without anything affecting my personal opinion, and I feel like I’m finally ready to do so. I’m curious to see how Forman tells this story. 

The Comeback Season (Jennifer E. Smith) – I love Jennifer E. Smith’s novels! This is the only one of her YA releases I haven’t read. But I’m seeking to fix that this spring! The story of a girl and a boy meeting at Wrigley Field just sounds like the perfect set-up for a meet cute, and I wouldn’t mind being swept up in another story from Ms. Smith.

The Opposite of Love (Julie Buxbaum) – Hannah loved this book! It’s because of her that I even thought to pick it up in the first place. I actually read Buxbaum’s YA debut late last year, and really enjoyed it (and her writing). Can’t wait to pick up her adult novel, and I’m very curious to see how much I relate to or feel for Emily Haxby.

A Tangled Web (L.M. Montgomery) – Apart from Anne of Green Gables, up until last year, I hadn’t read anything else from L.M. Montgomery. After reading and liking The Blue Castle, I thought it would be nice to read more of her non-Anne work. And I’m going to be starting with this one, which was a Christmas gift from Rachel!

A Darker Shade of Magic (V.E. Schwab) – I have heard so much about this novel. Like seriously, I see it mentioned on my feed constantly! It honestly sounds like a fantastic story, filled with magic and hijinks (two of my favorite things) and set in London(s) (and yes, that’s plural). I can’t wait to finally dive into this story, and I hope it lives up to the hype!

The Courtship of Princess Leia (Dave Wolverton) – Macky got me this one as a present last year, as it’s one of his favorite EU (extended universe, now legendary universe) Star Wars stories. I’m a sucker for stories about Leia Organa and Han Solo, and I definitely want to read about all the shenanigans that occur as Han tries to win Leia’s hand in this story.

Of Metal and Wishes / Of Dreams and Rust (Sarah Fine) – I’ve actually read the first novel already, and found it incredibly unique. I meant to find out how Fine concluded Wen’s story, but it wasn’t until the Book Outlet sale (seriously, I know I mention this a lot, but such great deals!) that I was able to buy both for my library and that I’m finally going to be able to complete the series.

What’s on your spring TBR?


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