Okay, so having started my book blog and posted a couple reviews, things feel good. But I’m realizing that I should probably organize my reading list a little bit. I’m also looking to start participating in some memes every now and then. So when I saw that today’s Top Ten Tuesday was for “Top Ten Books At The TOP Of My Spring 2013 TBR list” I thought, PERFECT. Now I have a legitimate excuse to make a list of the upcoming releases (some of which I’ve got ARCs for) that I want to read and review!
So here goes. My first meme~
Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It features weekly top-ten lists, and this week it’s: Top Ten Books At The TOP Of My Spring 2013 TBR list! Here are mine:
And here’s why they’re on my list:
- Poison (released today!), by Bridget Zinn: This just sounds light and quirky and fun – I mean, there is an adorable enchanted pig. Come on!
- Mila 2.0 (released today!), by Debra Driza: Girl android dealing with memory-loss issues, has been described as the first in a “Bourne-style” trilogy, and great for fans of Divergent. You couldn’t pay me to stay away from this book.
- The Art of Wishing (March 21), by Lindsay Ribar: I am really looking forward to this. The guy is a GENIE. Like, an I’ll-grant-you-three-wishes genie. I’m not sure why that fascinates me, but it does, and I want this book. Also I think the cover is really whimsical and pretty.
- Rise (April 2), by Anna Carey: I wasn’t totally enthralled by the first two books, but I am super curious to see how things play out after the end of Book 2, so I’m excited for this one.
- Light (April 2), by Michael Grant: This series is just… I don’t know why I like it. It’s totally disturbing on so many levels and I don’t normally read books that genuinely gross me out or disturb me but….. I just can’t look away. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. *ahem*
- Taken (April 16), by Erin Bowman: REALLY excited for this one — fast-paced, action-packed, with lots of twists and awesome world-building. I mean, give me this book now please.
- The Selection & The Elite (April 23), by Kiera Cass: These are on my list because I have an ARC of The Elite, and I’ve wanted to read The Selection for a while anyway. I’m a little worried that I won’t like it based on reviews I’ve read, but I do still want to read it, so…
- Unraveling & Unbreakable (April 23), by Elizabeth Norris: I’m super excited to read these. I actually just started Unraveling today, on a whim, and it begins with the heroine getting hit by a truck and killed in the first chapter, and I guess (though I’m not that far yet) she ends up having to stop the end of the world. I love it already. And I have an ARC of Unbreakable, so I’ve really got to read/review these before that one comes out.
- Invisibility (May 7), by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan: Hello gorgeous cover. I usually don’t like it when words are split like that but LOOK at those colors. I love it. And the concept of a guy who’s been invisible his whole life, meeting the one girl who can see him, just sounds really good to me (if done right). Fingers crossed.
- The 5th Wave (May 7), by Rick Yancey: Snagged an ARC of this one, too, and I could not be more excited. ALIENS. I’ve also heard it compared to The Hunger Games / I Am Number Four / Across the Universe… and based on the reviews I’ve seen so far, I’m going to love it. Ugh. I am so excited.
BONUS! Books already out that I’ve got on my to-read list this spring:
- Dualed, by Elise Chapman: I’ve seen a lot of so-so reviews for Dualed, but I think the premise sounds AWESOME, so I’m really excited to read this one.
- Starling, by Lesley Livingston: Norse mythology <– that’s all it took for me to be interested in this one. I am a little wary, just because I’ve heard the cliffhanger is awful, but… I’m a glutton for punishment, so.
- Partials & Fragments, by Dan Wells: This is a series that I’ve been meaning to pick up forever. And Fragments just came out last month, so I feel like I should get on that while it’s still sort of “new”.
- Hysteria, by Megan Miranda: I loved Miranda’s Fracture, so I’m ignoring all the negative reviews about Hysteria and going into it with a totally open mind.
- The Darkest Minds, by Alexandra Bracken: I have heard SO many good things about this book, and from what I’ve read it sounds a little bit like Heroes (maybe? superpowers? yes?), so I do not know why I haven’t read it yet.
What’s at the top of YOUR Spring 2013 reading list??
Let me know in the comments, and leave a link to your Top Ten post! I’d love to stop by. :)