Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Books on My Spring TBR

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Here are 10 books that I hope to read in March, April, and May:

1.  Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen

I knew I was going to read something by Jane Austen to fulfill #17 on the 2016 Popsugar Reading Challenge (a book at least 100 years older than you).  The Reads With Friends Book Club on Goodreads is slated to cover Sense & Sensibility from March 21-27, so I figured getting through it might be a little easier with others who are reading it as well.

2.  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

I've had Station Eleven on my TBR list for a while, and it will fulfill Popsugar #20: a science-fiction novel.  The Reads With Friends Book Club will be reading this book April 18-24 (my birthday week!), so if it turns out that I like the group-read thing, I will join in for this selection as well.

3.  Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling

This is a super-short little book that is a written version of a speech delivered by J.K. Rowling at a Harvard commencement.  For me, it will count as Popsugar #14: a book you can finish in a day.

4.  The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian is a rare case of my having seen the movie before reading the book.  I quite enjoyed the movie and was surprised that the book was not longer in length.  It will knock out Popsugar #10: a New York Times bestseller.

5.  Cress by Marissa Meyer

I'm working my way through the Lunar Chronicles, and I've managed to find ways to fit all four books into Popsugar challenge categories.  I'm putting Cress into #29: a dystopian novel.  (The others I'm using are: a romance set in the future for Cinder, a book based on a fairy tale for Scarlet, and a book that's over 600 pages for Winter.)

6.  Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

I can't come up with any Popsugar category for Siege and Storm, but I don't want to wait until 2017 to continue reading the Grisha Trilogy.  I'm hoping to finish all 3 and then move on to Six of Crows by the end of the year.

7.  Eleanor by Jason Gurley

I just received Eleanor for review from Blogging for Books.  It was published in January.  I know it involves twins (one who died) and time travel.

8.  Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

I was just about to purchase Carry On when it popped up as a "read now" selection on Netgalley.  Score!  I'm just hoping I'm not lost because I've never read Fangirl, the book that it was spun off from.  I've actually never read any Rainbow Rowell, and I feel I'm highly overdue to give her writing a try.

9.  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

I received Before the Fall from Netgalley.  I'm glad I have this book to pick up when I'm sick of YA fantasy.  This is a grown-up book about a plane crash and the stories of the passengers onboard.  It attracted me because it looks suspenseful.

10.  The Progeny by Tosca Lee

The Progeny is another Netgalley eARC.  I'm surprised I haven't seen more buzz for this book, which will be released in May.  Adventure, creepiness, secret societies, and the descendant of a female serial killer...I'm in!


  1. This is such an awesome list! I love the Lunar Chronicles! Hope you enjoy Cress. And I need to read Sense and Sensibility by Austen. I think its my last one. Also The Martian made my list this week. Thanks for sharing!

    My TTT: http://greenishbookshelf.com/2016/03/15/top-10-tuesday-my-spring-tbr/

    1. You've got some great choices too! :)

  2. i still need to read alllllll of the Lunar Chronicles! My TTT

    1. The first two were really quick reads. It's nice when a series actually lives up to the hype!

  3. Carry On is on my list as well- looks like you've got some good reading ahead!

    My TTT: http://stylishbooknerd.com/2016/03/15/10-books-on-my-spring-tbr/

  4. Cress is fantastic. I still need to read something by Jane Austen. It is sad that I haven't yet. Carry On is on my TBR shelves. Love the author's other books. I hope your spring is filled with amazing reads!