Top Ten Tuesday: Book I Wanna Read This Spring

Good morning ya’ll!

It’s Tuesday, it’s Tuesday *does a little dance* so it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books at the Top of My Spring TBR List. This should be easy 🙂

Peter Clines

1. Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines  – I saw this at Barnes and Noble the other day, and it sounded really interesting. After seeing that it got really good reviews online, I’m so psyched to read it. It’s about superheroes trying to protect Los Angeles from the zombie plague. SUPERHEROES AND ZOMBIES. Goodness.

 

Cassandra Rose Clarke

2. The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke – This is a new sci-fi book that’s gotten really fantastic reviews. I think it’s about a girl and her robot. I really want to read it.

 

Christopher Healy

3. The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy – I think this is a YA or children’s book, but it looks so fun! The various Prince Charmings from various fairy tales are often sitting on the sidelines, but soon they band together to protect their kingdoms from various threats. It sounds like a really fun twist on fairy tales!

 

4. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde  -I really, really like the Thursday Next books and I have no good reason for not having read this one yet.

 

Jane Austen

5. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen – The only one of Austen’s six novels that I haven’t read yet. It’s on my Classics Club list and I think it’s time I crossed it off!

 

Barbara Kingsolver

6. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver – I have had this book sitting on my shelf pretty much since the day it came out like 2 or 3 years ago. I really like Kingsolver (The Poisonwood Bible is one of my favorite books) so I don’t know what the hold up is, but I want to finally read it.

 

Veronica Roth

7. Divergent by Veronica Roth – This is a super-hyped up YA book, but I found it used for about $2 so I figured I’d try it. I mean, the movie is going to have Kate Winslet in it so maybe it’s better than the slew of other dystopian YA flowing from the publishers these days.

 

Jim Al Khalili

8. Paradox by Jim Al-Khalili – I picked this out when the honeyman took me book shopping for my birthday. It’s about 9 of the major paradoxes in science and explains how they’re not really paradoxes if seen from the right angle and using the right science. It sounds really fun.

 

John Connolly

9. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly – Oh look, yet another book I’ve owned forever and still haven’t read! Something about a kid mourning his dead mom finding refuge in books and it reality and fantasy become magically blended… I don’t know. It sounds like something I would like, you know?

 

10. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas – Another book from my Classics Club list that I want to get to soon. I literally know nothing about this story. The closest I can get is saying that I really like the candy bar (haha), so this should be interesting.

So that’s my list! And this is the tip of the iceberg, I promise.

What are you excited to read this spring? Tell me!

~Sarah

 

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21 comments

  1. The only one of these I’ve read is Mansfield Park, and… I kind of don’t want to tell you how I feel about it. I mean… You’ll love it! (*shakes head sadly*)

    I have literally no idea what I’m going to be reading this spring! Except I miiight read a Murakami as a birthday treat 🙂 hehehe

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    1. Yeah I hear that Mansfield Park isn’t one of the most popular ones… but neither is Northanger Abbey and I totally loved it!

      You should absolutely indulge in Murakami for your birthday! When is that?

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      1. I totally understand. I do hope that I get to it this spring and that I enjoy it… Although maybe I shouldn’t be trying to make myself read it just because I liked some of her other books? For some reason my interest isn’t as high with this one.

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  2. I hope you like The Book of Lost Things. I read it a couple of years ago and seem to remember liking it…I think? I also keep meaning to read Mansfield Park. I was going to last summer but then the library copy that had been there all year was checked out by someone else and I couldn’t be bothered to order another in. It’s back now, so I’m debating between it or Persusion to have as my Easter Weekend read.

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    1. Ooooo Persuasion is so good!

      I remember hearing vague things about The Book of Lost Things, but its been sitting on my shelf for years and I kind of forgot what it was about. I’ll try it soon just so I can get rid of it if it ends of being terrible, lol!

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  3. I tend not to make plans for my future reading. I am looking forward to hearing what you think of Mansfield Park and The Three Musketeers as have both on my Classics Club list too. Happy Spring reading 🙂

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  4. Ex-Heroes sounds amazing! I’m going through a bit of a comicbook phase at the minute as my partner’s currently writing his dissertation on Batman (don’t ask). Might have to go looking for that book!

    Oh oh, I love the Thursday Next books! Something Rotten is one of the best ones too. Wish I could say the same for Mansfield Park… I think it actually has to be my least favourite Austen!

    Ugh, I didn’t know there was going to be a Divergent film, but I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. Why can’t they just leave books alone!? To be fair, I really did enjoy the book and I can be picky about YA sometimes.

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    1. I’m so excited to start Ex-Heroes, I hope it’s as awesome as it sounds. I think the superheroes are made up ones specific to the book though – makes sense, the author would probably need rights or something to use the X-Men as characters in his novel…

      I REALLY wish the movie industry would just back off of books for a while. It’s nice that it’s getting more people to read some of those books, but it’s so annoying now! I’m glad you liked Divergent though, I trust your judgement!

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  5. Divergent was such a fun read! I didn’t know it was going to be a movie; I guess I haven’t been paying much attention. I’ve never read The Three Musketeers, but I did read The Count of Monte Cristo by the same author years ago and really enjoyed it. However, after I finished the 900-ish-page version that I read, I realized it was abridged (oops…). I’ve heard that there was some less than exciting bits in the middle from people who’ve read the unabridged version.

    I’m also planning on (eventually) reading The Lacuna (love Barbara Kingsolver! Perhaps because she lived in Tucson for many years…) and The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, which also looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing this great list!

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    1. I want to read The Count of Monte Cristo someday, but it’s so huuuuuge! And yeah, I’d have to read the unabridged version.

      I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of The Mad Scientist’s Daughter. I may have to order it, because the library doesn’t have it and my B&N is sold out.

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