Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is brought to us by the lovely girls over at The Broke and the Bookish, and as always, click on the picture to be transported to their blog.  Oh boy oh boy oh boy this is gonna be a HARD one!  I have sooo many books I need to read, and that I wish I was reading right now, and that I wish I’d remember to finish so I can start a new book (I’m looking at you, Secret Life of Bees).  My TBR list on Goodreads has over 250 books on it currently, and honestly, I think this will have to be split up into two different lists, as well, as I keep my hard copy and kindle reads separate (meaning I read them concurrently, not switch between the two mediums).  Also, you can check out my Fall TBR list, of which I’ve managed to read 6 of the 10 books I listed.  Not too shabby, really.

Kindle Spring TBR

1.  Delirium/Requiem by Lauren Oliver–I keep hearing AWESOME things about these books, AND it’s going to be a TV show, so it’s become a top MUST READ so that I can compare the two.
2.  A friend’s manuscript–I’m not going to share any details, but I promised my friend I would read and critique, and while I have for some of it, I haven’t done it for all of it, and I’d like to start back at the beginning, and I feel like a really bad friend because I’ve had this forever…
3.  The Grimm Diaries prequel novels 1-6 by Cameron Jace–this is on the list because it was my Amazon Prime “free” book for the month, and it has to be read and returned by April so I can rent another book…but they sound pretty darn awesome and involve fairy tale retellings, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy them.
4.  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline–I don’t know much about this book (though it was featured in Entertainment Weekly), but I just LOVE the title.  Awesome reason to read a book, right?
5.  Life of Pi by Yann Martel–I really want to see the movie, but since I made a resolution to read the book BEFORE seeing the movie…I have to read this!
6.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky–see above
7.  Iced by Karen Marie Moaning–I just finished the last of the Fever series today (though this is listed as Fever #6/Dani O’Malley #1), which I LOVED, but I’m really hoping that this book isn’t written like the useless “Dani” chapters in the last two books of that series…they were annoying at best.
8.  Deep Fried and Pickled by Paisley Ray–this was a Kindle freebie (surprised, right?), but the description sounded neat and the title is just…awesomely funny.  Plus, the main character is from my home state!
9.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth–I read Divergent several months ago, and I can’t believe that I haven’t read Insurgent yet!
10.  Redwoodian by Alysia Gray Painter–I’m currently reading the first book (Mayfair), which I got for free from Forever Young Adult, and as I got it free, I feel I should read and review it.  I just hope that Redwoodian isn’t as smart and cutesy as Mayfair, because that book is dangerously close to going to my DNF list…

Hardcopy Spring TBR

1.  The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien–this was on my fall list, one of the four I didn’t get around to reading.  The movie is probably close to coming out on DVD, so I’d really like to get it read so I can actually, you know, WATCH the movie.  I want to see what extra stuff they had to add!
2.  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern–I got this from Amazon like…eight months ago, and it’s still unread.  BAD ME.
3.  The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak–I picked this up at the Reading Festival in February, and I’m really excited to read it.  Plus, I think I’m supposed to pass it on once I finish it, which makes it a priority.
4.  Black Magic Sanctum/Pale Demon/A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison–this was also on my fall TBR list, and I actually started Sanctum, but I think I just wasn’t in the mood for paranormal at the time and put it down in favor of something else.
5.  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larsson–I read the first book over Christmas, and it was fantastic, though overly long in the way I’ve noticed that only Swedish authors can be (Looking at you, John Ajvide Lindqvist).  Plus, my Amazon Prime has all three of the Swedish version movies available, and I’d like to be able to watch them back to back.
6.  Leviathan by Scott Westerfield–I’ve been dabbling in steampunk (thanks to friends of mine that are way into it), and I’m finding I really like it for the most part.  Must read more!!
7.  Peggy Sue got Murdered by Tess Gerritsen–by the author of the Rissoli and Isles books, which I’ve loved since my mom introduced me to them.  This isn’t part of that series, and might be one of her earlier books (it was published in 1994).
8.  The Poison Eaters and other stories by Holly Black–a collection of short stories that my husband got me for Christmas, and I think it was the only one he got me that was not in the middle of a series…
9.  Envy by Anna Godberson–WHY HAVE I NOT READ THIS BOOK YET?  Oh, because I’ve been reading too much on my Kindle…oops.
10.  A Wanted Man by Lee Child–though I bought this for my husband for Christmas, if I wait for him to read it, I may be waiting a year for that to happen…

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  1. Two lists? I was too lazy to even type up one, LOL. Sadly I still haven’t read most of my Spring 2012 Top Ten Reads yet. How embarrassing.

    Anyway, I look forward to your reviews. Especially of the Holly Black book which I just got in the mail and Ready Player One which my husband keeps pushing on me (he loved it).

    • I was surprised, when I went back and checked my Fall ’12 TBR list that I’d actually read some of them. 😀

      My two lists is a product of “too many books too little time” lol

  2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is so good! Great list 🙂

    Here’s my Top Ten!

    • So many books, I wish I could read like…15 at teh same time. 😀

  3. Okay: Night Circus – stop whatever you’re reading and read this one (It’s one of my Top 2 Books in 2012). Then, when you’re done, move onto The Book Thief (LOVE this book). And then read the Hobbit (I have no idea why I waited until this past December to read it, but I ADORED this book).

    • The Night Circus is high on the list for my next read, but I’d also like to see The Hobbit soon…so it’s a quandary, since I said I wanted to read the book before seeing the movie from now on. 😀

  4. I’m currently reading Delirium and feeling rather lukewarm about it. I haven’t gotten TOO far into it, though, so I think it’ll probably get better with time. I’m super interested in Ready Player One. I’ve heard great things about it.
    I loved, loved, loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I read it for the first time years ago and adored it. The movie is pretty good as well. The Hobbit is a wonderful book. I actually wasn’t expecting myself to like it, but I ended up enjoying it enough to give it four stars. (Haven’t seen the first movie though.)

    • I’ve wanted to read Perks for a long time now–even before they made it into a movie, but I just…haven’t gotten around to it. Now that the movie’s out on DVD, it’s def time to get around to reading it!

      I sometimes have an issue with books that are “too” popular–I’ll read them and be disappointed, because I guess I just expect them to be…better (see: The Raven Boys and Beauty Queens. I liked them both, but I didn’t think they were as good as the hype).

  5. My husband really loved READY PLAYER ONE so I hope you love it too!

    • I think either Delirium or the Grimm Diaries prequel is next up, but Ready Player one is definitely the one after that! So excited to read it.

  6. I just read Perks and while it was an okay story I kept getting irritated at the many similarities between it and The Catcher in the Rye (didn’t help that I was teaching the classic at that time). My husband read Ready Player One and really liked it!

    • LOL, it seems like everyone’s husband has read Ready Player One but they haven’t. 😀 I feel like I should make my husband read it, though it’s not something he’d normally be interested in.

  7. You’ve reminded me that I need to read Life of Pi IMMEDIATELY. I told the BF that I wouldn’t watch the movie with him until I’d read it. If you enjoyed the first Stieg Larsson book, I think you’ll find the second and the third even more spectacular. It’s a series that hands-down gets better with each installment. Be sure to have the third one on hand before you start the second!

    • Whoops, I just double-checked and saw that Hornet’s Nest is the third Millennium book–I can never keep them straight. >_<

      • I have all three books, it’s all good. 😀 I really enjoyed the first one, even though it took like…250 pages to actually get started lol.

  8. It’s nice of you to agree to critique a friend’s manuscript; I could stand an editor for my own stuff, lol. I haven’t read Insurgent yet, either! And I was so excited to get it, I don’t know what happened. I’m going to buy Iced as an e-book at some point; the Fever series is my favorite adult urban fantasy. Nice list. 🙂

    • I’m just hoping that Iced is not as freaking annoying as the Dani chapters were in Dream and Shadowfever–honestly both books could have done without them and been better books for it. Not that I didn’t enjoye every single minute of each book! They were SO GOOD!

  9. I can’t believe I didn’t include Isurgent on my list!! I didnt really like Delirium, but I hope you find it good 😀
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    • I started Divergent last night (I haven’t finished Mayfair yet, but I need a dose of something not too smart and cutesy lol), and I’m really enjoying it so far. Lena just ran away from Alex at the beach, and I’m kind of wondering what’s the point of telling the story from her point of view since she actually *likes* and *wants* the surgery. 😀

  10. OMG, you have two lists? I can’t even manage one. 😀 YEAH for the Life of Pi, Delirium, Book Thief, and The Hobbit, I too am planning to read those soon…

    • every list i visited I was like “oh, I should have put that one…and that one…and that one…”

      I could have filled up like 4 lists, easily. 😀

  11. I know this is last weeks TTT but I had to say thanks for pointing out Leviathan to me. I have been struggling through his Uglies series but I think I will like Leviathan much better so I will at least give his first book a try.


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