Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring TBR

As always, hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish

This is a perfect topic for today, as yesterday I was at the library, and experienced the GREATEST INNER STRUGGLE.
I had stopped by for the one reason of seeing if Sherlock Season 3 was available on DVD, and put it on hold. BUT as I gazed around, I couldn't help picking up this book and that book and yet another book. My conscience screamed - "No Sophia! You have homework to do! You have an exam on Wednesday! You have to practice piano! PUT THE BOOKS BACK!"
I stood in front of a shelf for literally fifteen minutes, putting books back and then pulling them out again. It was such a struggle.
Ultimately, I took out only one book, because my conscience is a powerful thing, and I gave up procrastination for Lent. The book I got is a nonfiction book about books. I'll tell you about it later.
But for now, here are all the books I can't wait to read, once I get some free time. Note: many of these were on my Winter TBR, and I just didn't get to them.

1. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. I'm doing a readalong for this in April, so I KNOW I'll get to it!

2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This is one of the books I so longingly caressed at the library.

3. Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I put this one on hold yesterday as well, but since it is in such great demand, I might not get it 'til summer. Oh well - I'm a patient person. This one and the next three are leftovers from my winter TBR.

4. The Fault in Our Stars  by John Green

5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

6. The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak 

7. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. This is Slavic fantasy, right? I've wanted to read a Slavic fantasy for a while.

8. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

9. Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. This is another book I saw at the library yesterday. I've never heard of it before, so I have no idea if it's good or not, but it sounds interesting...

10. Very Good, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse.

And there you have it! My TBR for this Spring (actually, make that Summer).

What about you? What are you planning to read?


Also - YAY nice weather! Finally.


  1. Nice list! I bought a used copy of Ender's Game to take to the beach with me this summer. If I really like it I'll buy a nice copy when I get home. :)
    Mr. Penumbra is a fun read! It wasn't at all what I was expecting, but I really enjoyed it. Plus, the glow in the dark cover is kind of unique. :)
    My TBR:

    1. Oooh it's glow in the dark!? That's is a pretty awesome cover design!
      The way things are going here, it looks like all these books are going to end up being summer reads for me - my spring schedule is plain madness!

      Thanks for reading!

    2. Yeah, I had to lay it face down on my nightstand so it wouldn't keep me up. :P
      I read a few other posts and see that you're homeschooled. I was homeschooled too (graduated in 1996) and now I homeschool my kids (3rd and Kindergarten).

    3. Yup, I've been homeschooled all my life - I'm graduating high school this year! And when I have kids, I'm pretty sure I'll homeschool them through 8th grade at least.

  2. Great picks! I am looking forward to reading a few of these myself, especially Cinder and Shadow & Bone. I read and absolutely adored The Perks of Being a Wallflower, such a brilliant book. I hope you find the time to get to them all :) My TTT.

    1. Glad you liked the list! I've heard SO much good stuff about all these books, so I definitely hope I get time to read them all, though it might not happen this Spring. Summer sounds more likely. :-)

  3. I just picked up Madame Bovary from a book recycling store, so I am ready to go. I can't wait!

    And on another note, I am nominating you for the Liebster Award that you saw on my blog! Here is a link to my post for the details: http://cleoclassical.blogspot.ca/2014/03/liebster-award.html

    Your blog posts are not only well-constructed and insightful, but also very engaging as well. You show remarkable perception in your reviews and I am always eager to read them. Great job, Sophia! :-)

    1. Oh goodness - what a pleasant surprise!
      Thank you EVER SO MUCH! :-)
      I feel so honored.

  4. Great picks! Some of my favorite books on on it - TFIOS, Allegiant, and The Book Thief. Have a great time reading this spring

    1. I am really looking forward to reading them!
      Thanks for stopping by!


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