Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring TBR

I almost thought I wasn't going to get a chance to post this today. I've been a little absent the last couple of weeks. Work has been very busy and I have been grading every spare moment. That has severely cut into my personal time. I haven't picked up a book in awhile!

But! Spring Break is coming up (first week of April), and I am excited to dive into the pile of books on my nightstand. I'm devoting a lot of time to reading and of course, organizing the boxes we still haven't unpacked that have been sitting ignored in the basement, but what better time to create a big old book list? hooray!

In no particular order...

1. The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, and The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman: I read The Golden Compass a few weeks ago in hopes of rereading the trilogy before getting to the new release. And while I am a couple chapters into The Subtle Knife, I just haven't had time to finish it. If I don't get a chance to read before break next week, this will probably be the focus of my Spring break.

2. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco: This is one of two books left in my pile of books for our "Battle of the Books" competition we're running this year at the high schools. It's truthfully not a book I would pick up normally, but I figured I should read it for the event (I am definitely going because Andrew Smith (Winger, etc) is going to be skyping in to talk to the kids. I'm all about that).

3. Generation One by Pittacus Lore: This would be the other battle book. And again, not excited about it. I did read the first chapter a week or so ago during my juniors' silent reading time (when I read with them, they are more focused). I wasn't hooked, but I definitely want to give it another shot.

4. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle: Truth: L'Engle was one of my favorite writers as a teen. I own SO MANY of her books and most are well-loved, but I haven't read Wrinkle in a very long time. I had originally planned on rereading before the movie came out, but here we are. I'd like to read the whole series, but it might get pushed back.

5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy: I own 3 different editions of Anna, but I haven't read any of them. I did make an attempt a number of years ago and set it down 1/3 of the way through...but nope. There is a readalong happening in April, and I would really like to dive into this one! I loved the other Tolstoys I've read! (this will also be a title for my TBR challenge!)

6. Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll: Another book I've never read and one that seems to shock most classic lovers. :) I feel like the flamingos scream summer, but I do want to give this one a go! It's another title for my TBR challenge. :)

7. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas: I BINGED on Maas' work a couple years ago and have been trying to savor what's been published. This was published back in the fall and it has been taunting me on my bookshelf ever since. I love her worlds, so I'm excited to get to it!

8. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay: I loved Gay's Hunger, which I read last summer. This has been eyeing me for a few weeks and I'd love to settle in to read it. I actually might move it to my nightstand tonight!

9. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: While I kind of enjoyed Taylor's trilogy (Daughter of Smoke and Bone), I've heard really good things about this title. And like many other books, it's been sitting on my TBR for a few months. This needs a good long weekend to read, so maybe an April readathon book?

10. Winger by Andrew Smith (and the sequel, Stand Off): My recommendation for the Battle of the Books was this title, and I was super excited when it was picked. I loved the book (read it in one long night), and the kids I've recommended it to have loved it as well. It's been a couple years and while I own the sequel, I haven't had a chance to read it. Now I feel like I need a reread before moving on. :) And it's Smith, so I know I'm going to be obsessed.


  1. Strange the Dreamer is amazing!

  2. I want to read the Sarah Maas series-I have ACOTAR on Spring TBR! Nice books!

  3. Looks like a lot of fun reads! I haven't reread A Wrinkle in Time since I was a kid, either. I'm curious to know what grown-up me will think about it!

  4. I have Stalking Jack the Ripper on my shelves from BEA a few years ago. I just haven't picked it up for whatever reason. I can't wait to hear what you think of it.