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:
The 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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??