Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR
Hey y'all!I'm here today to do Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they choose a different topic and bloggers pick ten reads related to the prompt. This week's prompt is "Top Ten Books on the Spring TBR". Very fun, although I've just recently been able to scour the catalogs to keep up with some excellent upcoming reads!1. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han | Goodreads
Jenny Han's writing is always poignant, authentic, and just funny enough to keep us laughing through the tears. From her awe-inspiring The Summer I Turned Pretty series to the sassy-yet-intense Burn for Burn coupled with Siobhan Vivian, any book by her is one to watch. The synopsis has me hooked and I'm dying for this one.
2. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige | Goodreads
Fairytales are my weakness; specifically, fractured fairytales. With an absolutely nefarious twist on the beloved Oz, I can't wait to dig into this one. A fresh twist on a tired dystopian trend filled with action and just enough darkness to keep things really interesting? This book is one that's flown under the radar a bit but that I'm absolutely craving.
3. Tease by Amanda Maciel | Goodreads
The sound of this one reminds me of Speechless by Hannah Harrington in the most flattering way possible. That book was tender and emotional, and this one sounds like one it'll leave me changed. The thought-provoking synopsis, engrossing perspective, and overall emotional impact are so promising.
4. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson | Goodreads
Morgan Matson's most praised for her first book, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, but I considered Second Chance Summer to be one of my favorites from last year. Her relatable writing style and sentimentality are absolutely beautiful to read in both books, just as I'm sure they'll be in this one.
5. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor | Goodreads
Evocative prose and thrilling plot twists kept me turning the pages of this series long past when I should have been sleeping. Part of me can't wait for the next installment but another part doesn't want it to end! The intricacy of the characters are an absolute blessing and the concept itself stands out against the rest of the YA grain, especially with all the travels thrown in that only add to the texture.
6. After the End by Amy Plum | Goodreads
Amy Plum's devastatingly romantic Revenants series was one of my absolute guilty pleasures last year and hearing that she's tackling a grittier plot immediately caught my interest. She's a wonderfully talented writer, and the twist in the synopsis lets me know that this one is going to be riveting.
7. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour | Goodreads
I love passionate people more than anything, and the main character is so absolutely in love with the film industry. As a girl dying to go into the publishing industry as soon as possible, that alone is enough to make me long to read the book. Throw in romance and some lovely story lines, and it sounds like one that'll make its way on my favorites list.
8. Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff | Goodreads
For those on the lookout for a book to fill the Eleanor and Park void, this one looks like it'll be a standout. A thoughtful love story with layered perspectives? It sounds utterly adorable but with that underlying heart-wrenching backstory that I love to agonize over.
9. The Taking by Kimberly Derting | Goodreads
While I'm usually wary of the amnesiac trope so common in recent YA, this one was pitched as "The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer meets The 5th Wave", a comparison that forces it on my to-read list immediately. Kimberly Derting's expertise with pacing and tension would be perfectly suited for this kind of read and so I'm definitely going to be on the watch for this one.
10. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman | Goodreads
This one's going to be an emotional read. Provocative, with roots in history and politics that have always fascinated me - I haven't heard much buzz about this one but it deserves it. It sounds eye-opening, risky, beautiful. All the things that make a book change you. This one is one I'll buy on the release date.