March 15: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR
This is an extra special week for me as it was a year ago that I began participating in Top Ten Tuesday, and this was the very first topic that I wrote about! On my list I’ve included some books I know I’m going to read for certain categories in the 2016 Reading Challenge, as well as some others I’m just excited to read – and all being well I’ll get around to reading before June 20th!
1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (#1 A book based on a fairy tale)
Released in May, it is my most anticipated book of 2016 and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I loved the first book, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and with the second installment we’ve been promised more fairytale references.
2. Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell (#14 A book you can finish in a day)
So far I’ve had mixed experiences with Rainbow’s writings, but since this is a short story released especially for World Book Day 2016, I’m hoping that it’s going to captivate me.
3. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (#9 A book that’s under 150 pages)
I loved Gone Girl, so I have high expectations from this short story. I’ve heard it’s really creepy which, if it is, is an excellent feat to pull off in a small number of pages.
4. Blue Is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh (#22 A graphic novel)
This has been circling BookTube for a while and it sounds incredible. I’ve only read a few graphic novels, and they’ve all been adaptations from novels so this will be my first experience of the pure graphic novel medium.
5. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
I really need to get into this series. I read City of Bones last year and was slightly disappointed, but I’m going to give it at least one more chance – 90% of YA fans can’t be wrong, can they?
6. The Visitor by Lee Child
I’m really loving crime novels at the moment – I finished reading I Am Pilgrim earlier this month – and I need something to satisfy my craving (Reacher is my go-to).
7. Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
I absolutely love everything Once Upon A Time-esque, so this Neverland retelling sounds enthralling.
8. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
This was one of my most anticipated releases for 2016: it sounds so incredibly intriguing, starring the grandchildren of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in a modern society.
9. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
I’ve been meaning to read this contemporary following a teenager who is allergic to the world for months. I’m interested to see how a plot can be created out of the situation.
10. Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
This book is released later this month and is Cecelia’s first YA novel – I love her adult contemporaries so I have high expectations.
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