The basic idea is that the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish give a topic, and book bloggers count down their top ten for that topic.
This week's topic is a good one as I dive back into blogging and try and find my niche again. And I have a pile of new books sitting on my shelves waiting for me to read them (my spring break is the first week of April, so I'm sure I'll go on a reading binge).
In no particular order:
1. The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith: I am a huge fan of Smith, so I've been buying his books as they debut (I do have some of his older books to read as well). Given the controversy that surrounded Smith last week (all unnecessary in my eyes), I'm even more anxious to show some love to one of my favorite contemporary YA writers.
3. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan: I bought this when it came out, but like many other titles, it has been sitting on my shelf waiting for me to get to it. I really do love Riordan's work, but I have a tendency to put them off (the length-I still have the whole Egypt series to read).
4. Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver: While I have found some fault in some of her books, I can't deny that Oliver's work is always engaging. So, I always buy her new releases. I have high hopes for this one (especially as I was a bit disappointed by Panic).
5. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan: Yes, we can acknowledge how heinous this cover is. But I've been slacking on my fantasy reading, and the Wheel of Time series has been on my TBR for years. Honestly, I probably won't start this series until the summer, but I really want to dig in now.
6. Beloved by Toni Morrison: I actually started this one back in January, but set it aside and never got back around to it. It's a title for my 250 challenge (that I still need to finish), so I'll be excited to get back to it and read! Morrison hasn't let me down yet, so high hopes.
7. Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon: This is a title for my 2015 TBR Challenge, and one that I have been eyeing for a long time. To be honest, I don't know a ton about the book, just that I want to read it!
8 and 9. Days of Blood and Starlight and Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor: I read the first title, Daughter of Smoke and Bone last summer and LOVED IT, but for whatever reason, I didn't read on to finish the trilogy. These have been sitting on my nightstand since then, and I keep wanting to pick them up (I know if I do I won't get anything else done until I finish them).
10. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte: With the exception of Shirley, this is the last Bronte novel I have left. It's another title for my 2015 TBR Challenge, and a book I've been wanting to read since I bought it (a couple of years ago, don't judge). I also loved Agnes Grey, so I have high hopes for Anne's other novel.
What are you planning on reading this spring? Let me know!