Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Top Ten Books TBR In Spring

I always write these lists with the best of intentions but I get distracted by other books. For instance, I only read ONE book off my winter TBR. Isn't that terrible? Oh well, maybe I'll do better in spring...


1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I want to reread this before the movie comes out, and The Midnight Garden are holding a readalong so it's the perfect opportunity.

2. Hate is Such a Strong Word by Sarah Ayoub. I've heard great things about this new Aussie YA.

3. All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry. There has been a lot of hype around this book so I'm excited to read it soon.

4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Jaz from Fiction in Fiction in Fiction lent me this and gave it glowing praise (like many others who have read it) so I want to get to it asap.

5. Crash into You by Katie McGarry. Although I wasn't a fan of the first book in this series, I loved the second (review to come!), so I'm super keen to check out the third.

6. The Returned by Jason Mott. People returning from the dead? Sounds spooky, and awesome.

7. A Story of Grief by Michaela McGuire. This explores the public grief over Jill Meagher's murder last year. As someone who was quite deeply affected, I'm really interested in what it has to say.

8. Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles. Sometimes you just need a trashy teen romance. Simone Elkeles does them best.

9. A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin. I've been wanting to read the rest of this series for a few months (in fact, it was on my winter TBR!), I just need to find the time to do it.

10. Stardust by Neil Gaiman. An upcoming South Pacific Book Chat will be discussing Gaiman and I've never read his books before, so this is the perfect kick up the butt.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

30 comments:

  1. The Book Thief is wonderful, I hope you enjoy it. There's a trailer out for the movie that looks good but read the book first! I have Stardust on my shelf, I need to read more Neil Gaiman. Enjoy your fall reads!

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    1. Well I've already read it once and loved it, but I'm looking forward to a reread.

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  2. I'm reading The Book Thief now. Different than my usual, but still good.

    http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2013/09/top-ten-books-on-my-fall-2013-tbr-list.html

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  3. I really want to read The Returned! The concept sounds so awesome.

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    1. Yes, I've been excited about it since I read about it earlier in the year. I hope it's good.

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  4. I loved the Book Thief! Such a great story. And I wasn't fond of STardust. I think it was over hyped. Neverwhere by Gaiman was much better in my opinion. But i'm excited to hear what you think!

    -Indigo
    my TTT: http://adventuresinyafiction.blogspot.ca/2013/09/top-ten-books-on-my-fall-tbr-list.html

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    1. I'll have to check out Neverwhere too at some point!

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  5. I really loved The Book Thief. I hope you enjoy it too and your other reads this week :-)

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    1. It will be interesting to see if I enjoy it as much the second time round.

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  6. I have to admit that the seriousness of The Book Thief kind of scares me (as do all the feels that come along with it). I need to hop back aboard the GoT train and pick up book #2 as well. I'm opting for the audio version though.

    And YES to Shadow and Bone. It really is amazeballs.

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    1. Audio of GOT would be a good way to do it. The Book Thief is heartbreaking but worth it. There are many lovely, funny moments in it too.

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  7. I want to read THE BOOK THIEF, but I've been told there will be TEARS, and that scares me. And I've got WILD CARDS on my list, too!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    1. There will be tears but they will be worth it for the amazingness.

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  8. Stardust is perhaps my favourite Gaiman novel. I mean, I've hardly read a lot of his stuff, but of what I've read it really stands out.

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  9. "I always write these lists with the best of intentions but I get distracted by other books" - I can relate. I manage to read 7 out the ten in the last list. Which was the one that you manage to read?

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    1. Wow! That's impressive. The book I managed to read off my last list was Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington. It was really good!

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  10. I remember hearing about Jill Meagher on Twitter and it's so distressing that a simple walk home can mean the death sentence for a woman. I won't go into it here but I'll be waiting to hear your thoughts about this book.

    Markus! Your book is signed and waiting to be sent. :) I'll email or DM you for your addy.

    -Maggie

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    1. It was so awful. It should be an interesting read.

      On a much more positive note - EEEEEEE! Thank you soooo much for that. You're the best! xx

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  11. Let's do a readalong for Game of Thrones! :D

    I'll bring the wine.

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    1. I would totally be down for that. Drink every time there's a mention of boobs or bums. We'll be very drunk.

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  12. I've made a summer reading list because I want to read all the summer-themed books I've been saving!

    I hope you enjoy Hate is Such... and All the Truth :)

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    1. Oooh that sounds fab! Totally going to stalk your summer reads ;)

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  13. Stardust is on my bookshelf (well, desk) right now! I bought my copy earlier in the year, with christmas money if I remember correctly, but still haven't made a point to read it. I adore Neil Gaiman's writing and storytelling ways, so I am super excited about getting to it- I have no doubt it's going to be just as wonderful as Coraline, which I loved. Hope you enjoy it, too!

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    1. I read it over the weekend, it's brilliant! I'll have to read Coraline next.

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  14. I'm exactly the same as you - I absolutely love making these lists but I hardly ever actually read any of them. Ah well, worse things have happened!

    #1 - They're making a film? How did I NOT know this? I really hope it's decent and they haven't absolutely butchered it. I didn't LOVE the book but I did really like it and I've read it twice now, so I'll be really annoyed if the movie looks terrible.

    #4 - This will be on my list when I eventually get round to reading it too! They've rereleased them in the UK with the US title and cover, which are so much nicer than the previous UK ones.

    #10 - I really like Stardust. I find Neil Gaiman's books to be a little hit-or-miss, but this is definitely one of his best.

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    1. Yes! I was worried too but it looks pretty good so far.

      I loved Stardust! I read it over the weekend, it was so amazing.

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