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Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, but was recently relocated to That Artsy Reader Girl

There are a lot of books I want to read this spring. Some of them are books I have to read, for blog tours and publishers, but the majority of them are just books that I want to read within the next few weeks.

10) Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

I’m putting Iron Gold at the bottom of this list because I’m still extremely intimidated by it. I got 100 pages in just after it was released, and I started panicking that all of my favourite characters were going to die so I put it down… And now it’s been nearly two months and I haven’t made any progress on it. I want to read Iron Gold, because the Red Rising trilogy is my favourite book series OF ALL TIME! I just don’t think I’m emotionally ready for book four yet.

9) Damage by Eve Ainsworth

Damage by Eve Ainsworth

I didn’t love 7 Days or Crush, but Eve Ainsworth is still the British Books Challenge Author of the Month and I own Damage, so I might as well get this one done before the end of March. It’s pretty short, so it should be a quick read, but it’s also focused on self-harm and that’s a topic which is extremely personal for me. Hopefully it will tackle things in a sensitive and respectful manner.

8) Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I was sent a copy of Children of Blood and Bone a few weeks before it came out, and although I started reading it I just couldn’t get into it. Since then it’s been released and the rave reviews have been piling up, and I feel as though I’m really missing out – hopefully I’ll find it easier to get into the story when I try again in a couple of weeks.

7) Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Because La Belle Sauvage has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize, I need to try to read the entire His Dark Materials trilogy AND the first book in the Book of Dust series before the end of May. I’m looking forward to starting it, but because I’m not the greatest at reading a) fantasy or b) entire trilogies, this is going to be a challenge.

6) The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

I received an ARC of The Smoke Thieves in this month’s Illumicrate, and I can’t wait to read it. I absolutely adored Half Bad, but I was too scared to read the rest of the trilogy (I shouldn’t get so emotionally invested in characters!) so this is the second Sally Green novel which I’m actually going to read. Hopefully it’ll convince me to pick up Half Wild and Half Lost, because I’ve read Half Bad more times than I can count!

5) After the Fire by Will Hill

After The Fire by Will Hill

Another YA Book Prize nominee, I’ve heard so many amazing things about After the Fire. I’m looking forward to reading it and finally discovering what all of the fuss is about!

4) The Goose Road by Rowena House

The Goose Road by Rowena House

I’m participating in The Goose Road blog tour at the end of April, so I need to get the book read before then. Rowena House’s debut novel is set during World War One, following a girl and her geese on a journey across France.

3) S.T.A.G.S by M.A. Bennett

S.T.A.G.S by M.A. Bennett

This book sounds delightfully murdery. It’s another YA Book Prize nominee, and I think it might be the shortest book on the shortlist so it’ll be quick and easy to get through. My expectations are particularly high for this one.

2) A Spoonful of Murder by Robin Stevens

A Spoonful of Murder by Robin Stevens

I started reading the Murder Most Unladylike series last month, and I’m already preparing to read the most recent installment, A Spoonful of Murder. I can fly through these books because they’re utterly enjoyable and the mysteries are always gripping – I’m going to feel sad when I finish this book and have to wait for the next one to come out!

1) Skylarks by Karen Gregory

Skylarks by Karen Gregory

Karen Gregory’s debut novel, Countless, was one of my favourite 2017 releases. I’m honoured to have been sent an early copy of Skylarks, which is released in May, and I can hardly wait to devour it. I’ll be trying to save my review until closer to publication date, but in all honesty I’ll probably be reading this book before March is over!

 

If you’re interested in purchasing any of these books, please consider using my Amazon Affiliate link (found in the book’s title). If you’d like to read more about each book, please click their cover: you’ll be redirected to their Goodreads page.

 

The likelihood that I’ll get all of these books read is pretty low, but that just means you’re all allowed to shame me when some of the titles appear on my “Books I should have read in 2018” list in December.

Which books are you hoping to read this spring?

Alyce

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