March 18, 2014

Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we're listing the books that have made it to the top of our Spring 2014 TBR piles. 

New & Upcoming Spring Releases:
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman — I've mentioned this book quite a few times already this year, but I can't help it. Nazi Germany. Adolf Hitler's niece. A Jewish reporter. Forbidden love. Yes, please.
Deception's Princess by Esther M. Friesner — I love that this cover is so reminiscent of "Brave." I love that this is about a princess who is willing to fight for her own rights in first-century Ireland.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart — I have yet to read any E. Lockhart yet, and at this point it kind of just makes sense to start with her upcoming release. Plus, I haven't read anything really classified as YA suspense, so I am intrigued.
The Truth about Alice by Jennifer Mathieu — I recently acquired an ARC of this. The author is part of the Fierce Reads tour traveling nearby this summer. And I like the fact this focuses on outside perspectives of a victimized girl. Well, at least I'm curious to see how that narrative decision works out.
Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii by Vicky Alvear Shecter — I just came across this one when looking at spring releases, but it looks awesome. I mean, what's not awesome about a story that takes place during 89 B.C.E. in Pompeii? (FYI: That's when Mount Vesuvius erupted.) Without knowing any more, I'm already sold.
Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor — This is definitely my most anticipated read of the spring, if not one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I just need to know what happens to Karou and Akiva and how the war between the chimera and angels ends. 

Older Releases:
Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach — This book sounds like so much fun. And the protagonist is being compared to BSG's Starbuck. How could I not love that? This is definitely top on my list when I am in the mood for an adult science fiction novel. 
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn — After ALA Midwinter came out with their 2014 book awards, I decided I wanted to read the winners. I've already read Midwinterblood (2014 Printz winner), so now it's time to read the 2014 Morris Award winner, Charm & Strange.
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson — I will read this, I will! Since reading the amazing The Lies of Locke Lamora, I'm a little wary of starting another adult high fantasy and making unfair comparisons. From what I've heard about this one, though, it stands well enough on its own.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente — Ditto what I said above. This is going to happen. And,to make things even better, I'm going to try to read the entirety of this series in a row (well, what's published of it so far). 

Please let me know which books have made it onto your Spring 2014 TBR list!
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Amanda loves few things better than sitting down with a cup of tea and a book. She frequently stays up far too late, telling herself she just needs to finish one more page. When she's not wrapped up in the stories of others, Amanda works as a children's librarian in a public library.


  1. So many good picks Amanda! Gah! I'm so excited for Prisoner of Night and Fog and We Were Liars as well! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

    1. haha I know, right? So many good books coming out in the next few months/that I plan on reading in the next few months. I can barely contain myself.


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