Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

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Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

These Spring/Summer/whatever TBR lists are the easiest lists to make — and I really like them, because it gives me a chance to show people what’s actually on my upcoming reading schedule, in the proper order! These aren’t just books I’m looking forward to reading this spring — these are the first 10 books I’m scheduled to start reading, starting on March 20 (the first day of spring)! They’re all books I will be reading, and I’m really excited about them all!





1. Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong ⇒ I’m honestly a little bit nervous about this one. I love the premise, but I’m trying not to over-hype it in my head, knowing how popular the author is for her other series… and I’ve heard mixed things about this one. I just want to love it!!

2. Exile by Kevin Emerson ⇒ This book sounds amazing. I had the opportunity to meet and talk to Kevin Emerson about it (he’s a local author!) and I cannot wait to start it. It just sounds cool. Give me a book where music plays a key role, and I’m in.

3. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman ⇒ I actually started this book a few weeks ago (shhhh…), but I had to put it aside because my schedule was catching up with me. Oops. It’s really really good; a little disturbing in the beginning so far, as the main character’s “uncle” is actually Hitler, and I’ve basically been all *uncomfortable shudders* the whole time. But I can see some real potential as it goes on, and I’m excited to jump back in.

4. Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike ⇒ This one has to do with Oracles (the people), seeing the future, and has been likened to Inception (the movie). Just… yes. Want.

5. After the End by Amy Plum ⇒ This book is just so PRETTY. Plus the whole idea of people living in a post-apocalyptic society, and then finding out that it’s not actually post-apocalypse… crazy. I really really hope it’s awesome.

6. The Falconer by Elizabeth May ⇒ Seriously seriously ridiculously excited for this book!!! Scotland, faeries, faery-assassins… and I’ve heard the love-interest, Kiaran, is to. die. for. (Shut up, I’m allowed to be shallow sometimes.) I just want to jump into this book NOWWWW.

7. House of Ivy and Sorrow by Natalie Whipple ⇒ Witchcraft! Murder! Mayhem! Pretty cover! I’ve heard amazing things about this book from people whose opinion I really really trust, so I’m super excited to read this. Plus, pretty cover. Oh wait, I said that already…

8. The Taking by Kimberly Derting ⇒ As much as I love sci-fi, I have never read a book that involves alien abductions. Actually, I can’t even think of any off the top of my head. =/ But that being said, I want to read a book that involves alien abduction, and it just so happens The Taking is that book. ;) I’m super excited to read it. Plus… the cover.

9. Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel ⇒ This book actually sounds really funny, sort of tongue-in-cheek, but also really exciting. An actress known for her action movies and killing bad guys on-screen, actually becomes the target of a madman and has to run for her life. I don’t really many “thrillers”, but I get the feeling that the tone of this one is going to be really unique, so I’m excited to start it.

10. The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings ⇒ If you haven’t heard of this book yet, what rock have you been living under no really, please tell me, I need to join you so I can get all my TBR list read without interruption. This takes place in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birth rate, and kids are trained to fight and kill in the interest of self-preservation. It sounds action packed and intense. SOOO excited to read it.


What books are at the top of YOUR spring TBR?

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21 thoughts on “Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

  1. Oh my gosh this post was full of gorgeous covers. There are so many of these that I also want to read – I can’t believe I forgot to put The Murder Complex on my list!

    I almost put Prisoner of Night and Fog on my list, but it’s more the kind of looking forward to something where you’re looking for it, but also have your hands over your eyes and are peeking through your fingers. I just know that book is going to WRECK me.

  2. I’m REEEEEALLY excited for Sea of Shadows, The Falconer, and The Taking. I’m hoping to delve into all of those books as soon as I can because they all sound great. (And, look great. I mean, helloooo beautiful covers all around.) I actually put in a request today for The Murder Complex because it sounds soooo good and really intrigued me. So, fingers crossed on that one!

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  3. Oooh, YES to just about all of these! I haven’t read all of Kelley Armstrong’s books (though I really enjoy her Darkest Powers trilogy), but I need to read SEA OF SHADOWS because she’ll be here for it next month! And I didn’t know all that about THE FALCONER! *adds to Goodreads*

  4. Vivian Divine is Dead, welcome to my TBR list. That book sounds like it’ll be hilarious and creepy and swoony and just ALL OF TH THINGS. It actually sounds like it’d make a pretty great tongue-in-cheek movie thriller

    • Right?! I could not agree more. It sounds like it might be darkly funny, which I NEED in a book right now. Also, YES about the movie thing — that’s one of the first things that popped into my head when I read the synopsis: This would probably make a great movie! XD

  5. Ooh I’m happy to hear Prisoner of Night & Fog has a good start! That is one that sounds like it would definitely interest me!
    And I’ve heard so much about The Taking…maybe I’ll have to check it out. The cover IS pretty awesome!

  6. I think that it’s so cool you schedule your reading ahead of time. I try to do that sometimes, but like I get a little cranky and moody and then start wanting to read books that aren’t on the schedule, although, other times it does work really well.


    PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG looks so good and yeah, kind of uncomfortable but good.

    OMG THE COVER FOR THE FALCONER, I will have to look that one up for sure.

    Good luck!

  7. I started reading Prisoner of Night and Fog too and felt just the way you did! It’s really weird to read from a pov like this one and also good somehow to get to read it from someone who was made to think like that.

    Sea of Shadows is AWESOME! :D I love all her books though, so I was already sure I would love it :D

  8. I loved Prisoner of Night & Fog! It’s my favorite 2014 debut so far!
    The House of Ivy & Sorrow has such a cool cover, I really don’t know why it’s not on my TBR yet! *adds it*. There’s a lot of books about witches coming out this year, and I am ALL FOR IT.

  9. While I don’t have any of those books on my Spring 2014 TBR list, they are on my TBR list. The Murder Complex especially. My coblogger has an ARC and she absolutely raved about it. Excited to get to reading it myself! :)

  10. We have some books in common. I haven’t included these on my list, but I will be reading Prisoner of night and fog, After the end, The taking & The murder complex soon too! I really want to get a copy from The falconer and I hope I’ll get it for my birthday :D Hosue of Ivy and Sorrow looks good. Happy reading!

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