Top Ten Tuesday (#50): Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted at The Broke and The Bookish where they post a list idea and everyone is welcome to post the list with their own answers.  This week the theme is Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List.

Before going into my list this week, I thought it might be good to have a look through some of my previous seasonal TBR Top Ten Tuesdays.  A quick recap:

Spring 2013: 9 out of 10
[4/4 sequels]
[1/2 new releases]
[4/4 for review]

Autumn 2013: 3 out of 10
[2/3 sequels]
[0/4 standalones]
[1/3 review books]

Winter 2013: 5 out of 10
[2/3 sequels]
[3/4 review]
[0/3 books I own]

So er…I’m getting worse!  Now, in all likelihood, this is probably just because my TBR list is increasing exponentially, but I’m going to try and give myself the best shot by picking several sequels & review copies, because those seem to be the categories I’ve actually been reading!

The Sequels

1. Bitterblue

I really enjoyed Graceling, and although it took me a while to get into Fire, I’m very keen to get started on Bitterblue.  I’ll probably start this in the next week or so.

2. The Angel

Sometimes, a guilty pleasure is just what you need!  I loved Nora as a character, and I’m hoping to finally get back and read more of her this season.

3. Fire with Fire


Burn for Burn was a free read on PulseIt that I read mostly just to take a break from some more serious fantasy, but I ended up really enjoying it.

4. Beautiful Darkness

Beautiful Creatures was a quick and easy read, and although not wowed by it, I did really enjoy it, and I’d like to continue the series.

The Review Copies

5. Prince of Fools

I’m so excited about this one. The cover is gorgeous, and I’m craving some great fantasy.

6. Echo Boy

I loved Matt Haig’s The Humans last year, and the plot sounds great. High hopes for this one.

7. Prisoner of Night & Fog

I’m only an occasional historical fiction fan, but the niece of Hitler is far too interesting a concept to pass up.

8. Renegade

Mila 2.0 was an enjoyable dystopian, with a believable, complex main character, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes next.

From my shelves

Both The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Ocean at the End of the Lane where gifts from Matt, books I’d been eying up but resisting.  I’d like to read both sometime this season, because I keep putting them off in favour of things I ‘should’ be reading instead.  Hopefully no more!

9. The Cuckoo’s Calling

10. The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Do you have any suggestions for what to start with first?

6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (#50): Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

  1. Have to admit that I felt much the way about Beautiful Creatures as you did, then I read Beautiful Darkness and I was quite disappointed. I hope you enjoy it though.. I really need to get around to reading the Cuckoo’s Calling. I got it for my birthday back in October and have yet to pick it up. Great list! Good luck with all of them 🙂

    Amanda @ i solemnly swear

    • Ah, that’s not inspiring! I’ve picked a few ‘lighter’ books for my TBR list this time though, because I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump since Christmas, and I’m hoping getting through a few easy reads will shake things up a bit.

      I’m intrigued by The Cuckoo’s Calling, but at the same time I’m not holding out huge hopes, if that makes sense. If I hadn’t known it was JKR, I know in all likelihood it’s the sort of book I’d probably enjoy, but buy when it was on a deal or whatever, so I didn’t want to rush out and buy it. Now that my partner has bought me a copy, I have an excuse to get stuck in and see what all the fuss is about!

  2. I’m about halfway through Prisoner of Night and Fog, and I’ve been impressed so far. For a debut effort, Blankman’s writing is really good. It’s over 400 pages but is going pretty quickly so far.

    Bitterblue is on my TBR list, too! I loved Graceling, but it’s been so long since I’ve read that and Fire.

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