Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Top Ten Books On My Spring To-Be-Read list

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jamie at The Broke and Bookish.

This week's topic is "Top Ten books on our Spring TBR list" and so I thought I'd share a few. Most of this list is for books I'll be reading before going to Teen Book Con in Houston in April but all still great ones!

1. Black Heart by Holly Black - I'm currently reading this and loving it. It is easily one of my favorite YA series for two reasons. first, the writing is amazing. And second, the story line is just too awesome. Curseworkers rock.

2. Dead To You by Lisa McMann - This is one of Lisa's books I've been meaning to get to for a while but finally decided I just need to. It's her first contemporary sans supernatural stuff and it sounds really good. Plus, if it's Lisa, I can count on great writing.

3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews - This has to be one of my favorite covers of the year so far if not ever. I love it so much! And the story...oh I can't wait to read this! If you saw in this past week's IMM, I bought this at work because it was pretty and sounded great. I haven't heard much else about it but I can't wait to read.

4. The List by Siobhan Vivian - Oh, contemps. How I love thee. I heard about this book from my brother in January when he was saying he heard it was awesome and since then, I've been waiting for it! It doesn't come out until the beginning of April but you bet your bottom dollar I'll be getting it then!

5. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - I know. I know. "What?! You haven't read this yet?" No, I have not. I've actually never read anything by Maggie despite meeting her in person and seeing how awesome and cool she is and hearing her writing is just perfect. But I will fix that soon!

6. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys - This one is a major tearjerker, I hear. I guess we need those from time to time. I love that Ruta spent so much time with the people that this story is based on. She did so much research in the country and with the people which that alone would make me want to read it because of her dedication to the truth behind the story.

7. Purity by Jackson Pearce - Oh, Jackson. How I also adore thee. I've been waiting for this book since you first told me about it a few years ago in it's baby stages. I'm so happy you got this one published so I can finally read it. Also, the premise sounds like a lot of fun!

8. Partials by Dan Wells - Sci-fi/Dystopians, you get me every time. After meeting Dan last week at the Dark Days signing with Lauren Oliver and Claudia Gray, I just had to pick this one up. It looks fantastic and I kind of enjoy seeing when a male writer has a female MC to see how he pulls it off.

9. The Selection by Kiera Cass - And with all the buzz going around this book because of the CW tv show, I must read it. If you don't know what I'm referring to, check out the past few weeks of This Week in YA and you'll see the tremendous casting there has been.

10. Starters by Lissa Price - Jeffrey just finished reading this and it's also our debut of the month. He said it was amazing and fresh to the sci-fi/dystopian genre that seems to be lacking a bit in the YA section. I can't wait to read about old people possession, as I like to call it.

And those are my top ten Spring books to read! Have you made a list yet? What are some of the books on there?


  1. I've been dying to read Selections, Partials, and Starters. Thankfully I have a copy of Starters. Great list!

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  2. You will love Shiver! It's one of my favorites. :) Partials was also good. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. And yes to The Selection! So excited for that one! Have fun reading!

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  3. Hi there, just popping in... Oh some great books here for me
    to add to my TBR pile, thanks. Enjoy your reading.

    I’m also your newest follower!

    :) Here is my choice...

    Top Ten Tuesday

  4. BLACK HEART, ME & EARL & THE DYING GIRL, THE SELECTION, yes!!  I need to read these soon!  I haven't decided on PURITY yet, because it seems too contemporary for me, but I do love Jackson Pearce!

  5. I can't believe you haven't read Shiver yet! It's one of my favorites. I'm really excited for Black Heart, The List, and Starters. I also enjoyed The Selections and Partials.

  6. PARTIALS IS SOOOO good! :) and Shiver=achingly beautiful but I'd have to read all 3 if I were just reading Shiver I think! I love to read a whole series all at once. Great list! Here's our Top 10 this week! Happy Reading!

  7. Christina (BookTasty)March 20, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    Oh yes- Shiver is a must!  I hope you enjoy finally getting to read some Stiefvater! Also, I'd love to read The Selection.   :)

  8. Partials is one of those books I want to get to soon as well. A few others on your list look tempting too.

  9. I definitely agree with The Selection by Kiera Cass - made it onto my list too.  I think part of my fascination with it is that I'm currently loving pretty much anything with a gorgeous cover! 

    I haven't read Shiver yet either, but I'm currently reading The Scorpio Races, and the writing is really, really good, so maybe I'll pick up Shiver soon!

    Great list!

    Tara @ Hey, Tara

  10.  Okay! I've read a few of these and just have to talk about how great they are:

    FIRST STARTERS. OMG. If you love action and thrills, read that SOON.

    Second: Me And Earl And THe Dying Girl is hilarious. And like, don't expect life lessons or anything.

    Third: Partials - a lot of people either loved it or hated it. I loved it, but my boyfriend DNFed it. If you're into military maneuvers, medical things and ethics, I think you'll like it.

    Fourth: BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY omfg the sobbing. THE SOBBING. Plus the historical fiction aspect.

    You're definitely in for some great reading!

  11. I know this is Jeremy's list, but most of these are on my list too.
    I LOVED Starters. Such an action-packed book!

    So ME&tDG is no TFiOS? Didn't expect it to be. I've heard it's really funny though.

    I'm REALLY looking forward to Partials. I've heard the same about it being love/hate. I have a feeling I'm going to love it.

  12. Like you sci fi/dystopias hook me every time so I too need to read Partials. I need to get off my butt and go get it already. Hope you enjoy all your books when you read them!

    Alison at   The Cheap Reader

  13. You should put Shiver at the very top of the list.. I'm just saying..
    I won an ARC of The Selection so I can't wait for it to arrive :)

  14. I really want to read Between Shades of Gray, which I've heard is amazing! Great list!

  15. I love your list and I loved Shiver. I also put The Selection on my list and your the only person other then myself that has mention that it's being made into a tv series and thank you for the link to casting info. and I also really like the writers(Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain who wrote for the tv series Dollhouse and Vampire Diaries) who will be running the show.

  16. You certainly must read Shiver soon. Though Forever wasn't my favorite, I absolutely adored Shiver and Linger :D

  17. cant wait to meet Holly Black this weekend, @ teenbookcon!