Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ten Books On My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish  This week's Top Ten Tuesday is Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

So this is a mixture of books that I am on hold for at the library, one's that I've ordered and haven't arrived yet, and one's that I just can't wait to read.  

Middle Grade 


Set in Rome, chariot races.  One of my child's favorite books last year.  Can't wait for the library copy to become available.  

I've been excited to read this ever since I heard about its upcoming release.  I so enjoyed Snicker of Magic.  It's still listed as on order at my library for the audiobook.  Might have to purchase it instead,
                                        audiobooks are a hit or miss for me sometimes.  

3.  Waiting for Augusta by Jessica Lawson Publishing 5/10/16

author of Nooks & Crannies, The Actual Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher.  Realistic fiction, which I'm always trying to read more of.  

4.  Time Stoppers by Carrie Jones Publishing 5/3/16  I love that cover, plus magical world, and a dwarf on a hovercraft. 


 This is the continuation of the series, but also from the author of Night Gardener.  

This one is a picture book and I love Reynolds illustrations.

Young Adult

7.  Dreamers Often Lie by Jacqueline West  Publishing 4/5/16 I've had this one on pre-order forever.  One of my favorite authors to read.  I love Booklist's review "Utterly beguiling...Jaye is a fiercely headstrong force and West's writing is lyrical, lilting, spectral, and opulent."   

8.  A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab This published in February, but I'm still on hold.  Gives you an idea how popular this series is.   

 9.  The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine Also published in February, I'm still doing my catch-up.  This is a Snow White retelling that sounded intriguing.   

10.  The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge Publishing 4/19/16 Those two apples were not on purpose, but how cool.  I enjoyed Frances Hardinge's book Cuckoo Song, she seems to write creepy well.  The Lie Tree also seems like part mystery which I'm in the mood for.  

 What made it on to your Spring TBR, did we pick any of the same books?  Feel free to leave a comment and link to your TTT post.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I've seen Gathering of Shadows on lots of lists. Hope it and all of these turn out to be wonderful.

  2. I love seeing middle grade books on someone's list. I read at least one middle grade book each week in order to better serve our library's customers. I hope to get to the first two on your list soon. I have them both checked out now.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Rachel, love the name of your blog (R Squared: Reading + Rachel). Just found out my copy of Rise of the Wolf is in, so will be starting that soon.

  3. Oh, wonderful choices! I want to read A Gathering of Shadows as well. Rise of the Wolf sounds amazing too. Hope you have a lovely Spring and happy reading! :)

  4. That V.E. Schwab series has been on my TBR for ages, along with her novel Vicious. I haven't been reading terribly much of late, but I might have to crank out a quick TTT list and give myself a little Spring Cleaning TBR deadline.
    Hey, that's actually a pretty clever idea...

    1. :) I always enjoy putting together these TBR lists, it does seem to encourage me to read the books that are lingering around the house, at the library on hold or ones that are a part of a series that I've been meaning to get to/finish.

  5. The Lie Tree just jumped to the top of my wish list! Here is my list http://videoclimbersvariations.blogspot.com/2016/03/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-to-read-this.html

  6. I really want to read Mark of the Thief - it looks super good!

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    1. There's a giveaway going on at Goodreads, if you belong. I love those covers too.

  8. I"m looking forward to reading Sophie Quire too. I loved Peter Nimble so much!

  9. The Shadow Queen in on my TBR stack. Hopefully we both enjoy it. In fact, I hope your spring is filled with amazing reads!

  10. So many great books. Can't wait to read the new Reynolds book! I have been wanting to read The Key to Extraordinary since I first heard of it. I loved A Snicker of Magic. :)