Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today we’re talking about ten books on my spring TBR. Honestly, what’s not on my spring TBR… just look at my TBR page… but here are ten books that I’m really, really going to make an effort to read.

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a bunch of books I’ve owned forever…

★ Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
★ The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
★ My Soul to Keep by Kennedy Ryan

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★ Lost in Me by Lexi Ryan
★ Before I Knew by Jamie Beck

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some ARCs…

★ Rumor Has It by Jessica Lemmon
★ Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
★ Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

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and, provided my holds come in…

★ The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
★ What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

What’s on your list for the spring?

Book tag: TBR

Thanks to PeruseProject for sharing this book tag! I was hopping around on Twitter and saw her video pop up and just had to do it… but not on video because I’m awkward enough as it is.

So, this is a pretty quick book tag about the books that just hang out on your TBR forever. I’m only including books I actually own in this. (Except for the one about books you’ve yet to read because they just came out.)

1. Talk about a book you’ve been unable to finish.

As a rule, I really don’t DNF a lot of books. That said, I tried for months to read Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and I don’t think I ever made it past the 100-page mark. Maybe even the 50-park mark. I really wanted to love it but just couldn’t get into it. Someday I’ll try again.

2. What book are you yet to read because you haven’t had the time?

A Court of Thorns and Roses, for sure. I have nothing against the book or its length, but I’m worried that once I start, I won’t be able to stop, and I do not have time to fall into an entire series rabbit hole right now.

3. What book are you yet to read because it’s a sequel?

So many, honestly. The first one that comes to mind is Pierce Brown’s Morning Star. Now, don’t get me wrong. I loooved Red Rising and Golden Son. I marathoned both. But it was ages ago and I cannot remember anything more than the bare bones of the plot.

Next up would be Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray. Same reason. I read The Diviners back in 2013 and Lair of Dreams in 2015 and do you think I remember what happened? Aside from some general spookiness in 1920′s New York City, nope.

Then we have The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz. Lagercrantz picked up Steig Larsson’s Millennium series after his untimely death, but by the time this book came out, it had already been five years since I read the last book and I could probably jump back in, but I’m going to have to spend some time convincing myself.

4. What book are you yet to read because it’s brand new?

I guess Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson? I just haven’t gotten to a bookstore to buy it yet.

5. What book are you yet to read because you’ve read another book by that author and haven’t enjoyed it?

I have two for this one.

First, Legal Affairs by Sawyer Bennett. It has really great reviews, but I didn’t love Lucas and I’m a little nervous to read it. Second, Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills, which also has pretty good reviews. I just didn’t love Dirty English when I read it a while back and I’m hesitant to try another one of her books.

6. What book are you yet to read because it’s humongous?

Definitely The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. I have it, it’s taunting me from my TBR, I know everybody loves it, and it’s over a thousand pages so I just need to find some time that I can dedicate to reading it.

7. What book are you yet to read because you just haven’t been in the mood?

As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner. It was my choice for January’s Book of the Month and while it sounds good, I haven’t been feeling like historical fiction recently.

8. What book are you yet to read because it was a cover buy that turned out to have bad reviews?

The Mutual Admiration Society by Lesley Kagen. I didn’t actually buy it, but it was an impulse pick from Kindle First one month. It looked so cute but it’s barely holding a three-star average, so yikes.

9. What’s the most intimidating book on your TBR?

Probably the debuts! I always want to like the books that I read, but I feel extra pressure to enjoy it when it’s a debut author. I want to give these authors good reviews to start them off on the right foot, but I always worry that I’m not going to enjoy their books.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I didn’t get to in 2017 that are at the top of 2018’s TBR

Happy Top Ten Tuesday!  Today’s theme is ten books that I didn’t get to in 2017 that are at the top of 2018′s TBR.  Whew, that was a mouthful!  I’m sure the official topic is worded somewhat better than that, but that’s the general gist of today’s post.  I’m really bad about not reading what I actually own, so I narrowed my list of the ~90 books that I meant to get to last year down into the top ten.

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Sometimes, I’m the actual worst.  I got these three books for Christmas in 2016 and I still haven’t read them.  They are at the top of the top of the top of my 2018 TBR.

The Girl in the Spider’s WebSaint Anything ❌ Throne of Glass

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Other ways I’m the actual worst: I won these three books in online giveaways in 2016 and 2017 and still haven’t read them.  Currently asking myself why I would enter if I didn’t plan to read them.  They are also at the top of the top of my TBR.

Sleepless in Manhattan ❌ Before I Knew ❌ Saving Sara

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Finally, I snapped up these four books when they were free on Amazon.  They’re my first four choices for 2018′s #killingthetbr challenge.

Trophy Husband ❌ AxlLove So HotWhy Now?

What’s at the top of your 2018 TBR?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my fall TBR

Happy Top Ten Tuesday!  Today’s theme is ten books on my fall TBR, and I could not be happier to write about this.  I’ve made some lofty goals for the rest of the year, but I’m hoping to sneak in the following ten books:

  1. Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey
  2. The Duet by R.S. Grey
  3. The Design by R.S. Grey
  4. Meternity by Meghann Foye (which I’ve had an ARC of for years)
  5. Infamous by Jenny Holiday
  6. Lovers Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  7. Paper Boats by Dee Lestari
  8. The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
  9. Rock & Release by Riley Edgewood
  10. Man Candy by Melanie Harlow

What’s coming up on your fall TBR?  Do you have any goals, whether for specific titles or a certain number of books?