Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Reads !

Posted by Steph on March - 12 - 2013

I want to start off with a question I overheard a young boy ask his mom today at work, which made my totally rough day (migraine+work=not fun) so incredibly worth it! After about a half hour of searching for the “right” books altogether,  I led them to the self-check when I overheard THIS:

Mom, can I stay up a little late tonight and read my books?

It made my heart melt 🙂

Ok, now on with Top Ten Tuesday! So I saw a neat idea on Niki Hawke’s book blog and thought I would try it out too because it looked like so much fun!  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature on The Broke and the Bookish book blog where everyone gets to post a list of different “Top Tens”.  This week is Spring TBRs!  So here are mine:

New Releases:

The Ashford AffairThe Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig

I looooove Lauren Willig!! She writes the Pink Carnation series which are a-Mazing historical fiction/romance/spy/adventurey that are so much fun.  I recommend her to oodles of people.  This one is a standalone novel, but I’m still super excited.

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

The Ocean at the End of the LaneEeeee!! A new book by Khaled Hosseini! I really enjoyed A Thousand Splendid Suns and Kite Runner. No idea what it’s about, but I want to read it!!

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

So far I’ve only read Stardust by Gaiman, but I LOVED it so I’m definitely going to get my name on the library list right away for this one. Mystery, dark creatures, and Gaiman I don’t think it can be too bad.


 Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

I’ve been impatiently waiting for this one to come in at the library since I finished the amazing Cinder! A take on Red Riding Hood..Can.Not.Wait!

Reached by Ally Condie

The last one in the Matched series! I didn’t really care for the second one, but I really want to see how Reached (Matched, #3)everything ends.

The Kiss by James Patterson and Jill Dembowski

I’m ashamed to say I didn’t realize this had come out until I stumbled upon it in Barnes & Noble the other day. I’ve listened to all the others in Witch and Wizard series, but I don’t have frequent enough “car time” for audiobooks anymore so it will be interesting actually reading this one.

Series to Start:

Delirium (Delirium, #1)Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Another dystopian, but I guess it’s a trend I’m following. I’ve heard good things about this one and it’s going to be a movie, so it’s gotta be read if I ever want to watch it.

Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books  #1)I’m not quite sure what it’s about, but it keeps getting recommended to me so there must be a reason. There’s really no excuse for it not getting read already as it’s been sitting on my shelf for about a year now. But it’s made it to a public list so now it must be read soon right?


The Forgotten GardenThe Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

This is the April pick for my bookclub and it looks pretty awesome.  (And it must be, because there is a crazy amount of holds on it for being published in 2008) It’s not a fantasy novel, but it includes an old book of fairy tales in it’s blurb so I’m in!

The StorytellerThe Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

So after my not so great experience with Between the Lines hopefully this will be better.  The premise looks promising (again); dramatic with some WWII history mixed in.  We will see…

If there are any gaping holes in this list I need to address please let me know!!  What is everyone else reading this spring??

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8 Responses so far.

  1. I am really looking forward to reading Cinder and Scarlet pretty soon. You have a great list by the way 🙂

    • Steph says:

      Thanks! Make sure you get both Cinder and Scarlet at the SAME time, the ending to Cinder leaves ya hanging (hopefully Scarlet doesn’t too!).

  2. Carissa says:

    Fantastic list! Love your taste! Scarlet’s been one of my favorite reads this year so far!

    New follower!

    – Carissa

  3. nikihawkes says:

    Hey! Thanks for the link ^_^.
    I loved Delirium! Scarlet and Reached would’ve made my top 20 spring reading list, lol. One of my bookseller coworkers has been recommending Shadow of the Wind for years now, and she hasn’t let me down yet. My other coworker loves the Kate Morton books, and it sells like crazy! Great list! 🙂

    • Steph says:

      Glad to here you think Delirium is a good read too! I hadn’t heard of Kate Morton until last month and then once I started looking for her she was EVERYWHERE. And all of her books at the (multiple) libraries I have cards at, have holds on them, so she can’t be too bad I’m hoping.

  4. Joni says:

    Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden is fantastic. All of Morton’s books are great, so if you haven’t read them, definitely put them on your list.

    Also, if you’ve never read Jennifer Donnelly’s Tea Rose trilogy, check it out. I just read an ARC of Bee Ridgway’s debut The River of No Return and it was also wonderful.

    I have a spoiler-free review of The River of No Return on my blog:

    • Steph says:

      Thanks for the recommendations!! I will be looking into these and checking out your review 🙂
      I’m reading the Forgotten Garden for this month’s book club selection, so I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it!