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!
I must get to Lady Audley's Secret soon. It's on a '100' list I'm reading and I keep knocking it back for something else.ReplyDelete
I LOVE Tenant of Wildfell Hall - hope you do too when you get to it :D
I ALMOST picked it up last night, but changed my mind for another book on my book project list for my sophomores. I will definitely get to it sooner rather than later. :)Delete
Lady Audley's Secret is great and so is Tenant. I'm going to try to read more current fiction mixed in with my classics this spring. I slack on new stuff.ReplyDelete
I've really strayed away from classics over the last year, but I'm ready to dive back in to a healthy diet of 50/50. :)Delete
Blood of Olympus was a great finale to a great series. Beloved is...I don't know. I haven't been able to get my thoughts down about it! I'm reading The Alex Crow right now, and really liking it. It's typical Andrew Smith, but more sophisticated somehow. It's almost got adult fiction crossover potential.ReplyDelete
I'll probably wait a bit on the Riordan (maybe the April Readathon?). Beloved is one I need to concentrate on, so I feel like I need to wait until school dies down a bit.Delete
I thumbed through my copy of The Alex Crow last night, but I'm holding off until the weekend. :) I want to enjoy it in one big go.
Landline was not my favorite Rowell novel, since I love her other books. This one is entertaining but the story didn't quite work for me. I'll still read everything she writes though! Enjoy your other reads. Beloved is a great choice.ReplyDelete
Good to know! I think people are generally mixed on Rowell, so I'm curious to see what it's all about. :)Delete
Looks like a good list. Lady Audley's Secret is one I've been wanting to read, too.ReplyDelete
Thanks! It's a title I keep circling back to, so I think it's time to crack her open!Delete
You have SO MANY of my favorite books on here! Landline, Lady Audley, the Laini Taylor books, and Tenant are all so amazing!ReplyDelete
I'm pretty sure I bought the Taylor books after you talked about them. :) Did you also recommend Shadow and Bone? That's another trilogy I bought and is still sitting on my shelves.Delete
Obviously Gone with the Wind simply slipped your mind. That can be the only reason it's not on your list. You should definitely come reread with me and o this May. We're reading through August 1. :)ReplyDelete
I wanted to let you know I made us a button for the Gone with the Wind group read -- as and if you need one. It's in the post from yesterday, near the bottom. I hadn't gotten around to that detail yet when I posted. :) I'm really excited you're joining, Allie!!Delete
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