Top Ten Books on My Spring 2014 TBR List

Posted March 18, 2014 by Debby in Uncategorized

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Now let’s see if we can do that again. I’m going to be a bit ambitious, but… we’ll see.

Free to Fall eon (1) The Art of Lainey

1. Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
asdfjkl; words cannot explain. I adore Parallel and this sounds absolutely FABULOUS. Lauren said it would be on Edelweiss but no luck as of yet. *whimpers* I might be checking that obsessively every single day. Just maybe.

2. Eon by Alison Goodman
This is our April book club pick! I’m super excited about that, because I’ve had this on my shelf since September or so, I believe, but due to its chunkiness, I keep putting it off. But anyway, dragons, Asian settings, genderbending, this’ll be good.

3. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
I hauled this a while back because the author asked me personally to review it and HELL YES I’m so excited for this. Early reviews are promising that this will be the light, fluffy and awesome kind of contemporary I usually love.

Outherbound Epic Fail (1) hourglass

4. Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
This was in my most recent haul! I’m so excited for this. The author is Dutch, it’s a fantasy set in dual worlds: contemporary US and a fantasy world loosely inspired by the Netherlands. There’s LGBT, diversity, and just all around yes.

5. Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
I’m going to buddy read this HOPEFULLY SOON with Christina and wheeeeeee. Apparently if it goes badly I’ll become a stabbity orange. *snickers*

6. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Young adult time traveling for fans of Doctor Who? My body is ready.

Graceling Don't Call Me Baby Emma A Game of Thrones

7. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
It is time. As a fantasy fan, I can’t imagine this going badly. But we’ll see.

8. Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley
This is a review book, but one that I’m super excited for. It recently got a book trailer and my excitement was reignited. Any book related to blogging I will eat up.

9. Emma by Jane Austen
This is this month’s book club book. Yeah, I know. We’re having a classic month, which is probably a bit of a risk, but whatever. I suggested Emma so then I can finally watch Emma Approved. I need to get a move on though. Austen is not exactly a walk in the park for me.

10. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Yes. I’m finally going to try. I’ve been rewatching the series for the past few weeks and unf I just love it so much. So I have a new motivation and a plan of how to space this out so it doesn’t completely consume my reading life. We will see how it goes.

That’s it! What’s on your list?

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14 responses to “Top Ten Books on My Spring 2014 TBR List

  1. I looooove Emma! I so hope you love it too! And I’m so excited for Lainey too. OTHERBOUND. OH MY GOD DO I HOPE THAT’S AMAZING. Can’t wait to see what you think. Epic Fail is SO cute and funny, even if I think it has a few flaws. I hope you laugh ike I did.


    Ooo, I wasn’t that excited about Don’t Call Me Baby, but, you know, you’ve made me slightly more intrigued. And George R.R. Martin. I am impressed. May the gods be with you.

  2. SO MANY BOOKS I STILL WANT TO READ. Actually I want to read all of them and I just don’t get to the point of actually reading them. It’s so hard to choose what I want to read next D: I heard a lot of good stuff about The Art of Lainey so I hope you enjoy that one a lot!

  3. Game of Thrones is so long, but it’s so worth it! I am still reading the 4th because I can’t just read it because I’d be taking forever and never read any books. But I really need to get back into the habit of reading a chapter a night. Then it’s not too bad. I try to keep notes as I go too – there are a lot of characters and lots of things going on.

  4. Haven’t read Eon yet so I’m looking forward to seeing your thoughts on that!

    GRACELING. I actually prefer the other two books so I hope you enjoy and read the full series.

    Game of Thrones eeeeeeeek

  5. I’ve been considering getting Graceling out of the library on occasions, but I might wait a little and see what you think, always best to get more ideas on the whole thing. Summer is my time for contemporaries, so I might see what I think of your choices a little more and maybe add them to my TBR pile.. this week is terrible for my TBR pile!

  6. Eon I still have it on my TBR list, I hope it’d also be one for my book club soon!
    Game of Thrones, you are starting with good timing since the next book is supposed to come out next year *crosses finger* and all the books are pretty chunky!
    Hourglass I really liked even if it took me a while to get into the book.

  7. Yeay, good job on your winter list! I’m being ambitious with my list as well. It’s the first time I’m going to attempt this and I normally suck at these type of lists, haha.

    I look forward to Eon as our pick. I’ve tried to read it once in the past, but it got overruled by other books and I definitely want to read it. The art of Lainey sounds cute, I might try it too 🙂 I have the feeling you’re going to like Katsa. I thought the romance was adorable. I’m still reading part 2 of Song of fire and Ice, but it’s an impressive piece of work. I’m going to watch the series with some friends in preparations for the new season 😀 So excited!

    I hope you’re able to cross them all of at the end of Spring!

  8. The Art of Lainey is one that I’m looking forward to, I have been hearing good things about it! 🙂 And Don’t call Me Baby looks interesting! The blogging part might be neat! 🙂 I haven’t read any Jane Austen books yet, I think I’m going to try one this year, probably P&P, but I don’t know yet… Hope you’ll love all the books on your TTT! 🙂

  9. OH MY GOD. THAT GAME OF THRONES COVER. I WANTS IT. (even though i already own the boring US cover – sobbity)

    Um, also, I am totally not invested in you reading any of these, particularly not invested in Graceling, Emma and Epic Fail. Nope. Don’t care at all. Fly free and do what you want, little orange bird.

    Are there orange birds? There must be, right?



    Good evening, fair maiden.

  10. You have a great list of books on your spring TBR, Debby! I’m particularly excited that you’re reading Eon, as I loved that book and its sequel so, so much. I hope you enjoy it as well. Also, I think you’ll really enjoy A Game of Thrones. It’s lengthy, but it’s also interesting to read and it helps that you watch the show.

  11. Congrats on reading all of your Winter TBR! That’s definitely impressive!

    I didn’t put Emma on my Spring TBR list but it is definitely on my sometime-this-year TBR list. I decided to go through each of Austen’s books, one a year, and I’ve chosen Emma for this year. While I love her stories, I agree her writing is not my favorite to read!

  12. Oh I can only dream of the day when I actually read everything on a seasonal tbr list. Someday…haha. That’s awesome you achieved it! Eon and Graceling are both fantastic fantasy books. And A Game of Thrones, too. I’m a huge fantasy fan myself and I greatly enjoyed all three of them.
    Emma’s not Austen’s best work imo, but it’s still a fun read. And funny. 🙂
    Good luck getting through all your spring tbr books within the next few months!

  13. I WANT TO READ FREE TO FALL SO BADLY. SO. BADLY. The book trailer thing was seriously awesome for it, and plus it just sounds awesome anyways. I still have to read Parallel by her, though. I know they’re not connected but it’s always strange for me when I read an author’s second or third book when I haven’t read their first. Also so many yeses to Don’t Call Me Baby!

  14. I love that Game of Thrones cover – it is the UK cover?

    Also – Hourglass – I own it, but I haven’t gotten to it yet. I am looking forward to your review.