Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

I had this all written out, and then my Internet stopped working, so it’s a bit late. It is another Tuesday, another list of ten things from the Broke and the Bookish. This week the prompt is top ten books on your spring TBR (To be read) list. So books I’m planning to tackle this spring. They’re not necessarily books that come out this spring, but just books I want to read. Here we go.

The Coldest girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
This is the book I’m currently reading, and it’s really cool. I’m convinced I found this book through John Green, but cannot for the life of me find the video I remember he made. So I might have imagined it. It’s about a world, well our world, where vampires are running riot, but they’re sort of half controlled by Coldtowns, where they live under guard. The book is about Tana, who wakes up after a party and finds all her friends have been slaughtered, except her idiot ex-boyfriend Aidan, who is Cold, which means he’s been bitten, but not yet turned. There’s also a vampire named Gavriel there, and Tana takes them both with her to bring them to Coldtown, from which you can never leave. I love it.

Cress by Marissa Meyer
At one point I will cave and buy this book from Amazon. It’s the third book in the Lunar Chronicles and I’ve heard so many great things about it. It’s based on Rapunzel and it continues the stories of Cinder and Scarlet, I’m very excited. Also the cover is GORGEOUS.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
The last book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy will be out in April (I think, and I can’t be asked to check), and I am so very, very excited. The first two books are amazing, they’re beautiful and wonderful. And I need to know what happens, it’s amazing, oh God.

Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride
When I do finally fold and buy Cress I’ll probably buy this one too. Because the first book is spectacular. I’m excited. I like the idea of necromancers, because interesting. There is creepy antagonists, and cool protagonists, and a bloody necromancer. Awesome.

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente
In my weird tradition of not finishing, or even continuing, series I haven’t read the second book in the Fairyland series, even though I have it. The first book was amazing, September is an interesting character, and A-to-L is incredible. He thinks he’s half library, that’s a joke that never gets old (if you’re me that is). In this one she goes back and finds out the ruler of Fairyland below has been stealing the shadows of the residents of Fairyland. The new ruler is called Halloween, because Valente is a genius when it comes to names. So I’m excited. 

Eternally Yours by Cate Tiernan
Again, I don’t finish book series. Hopefully I’ll find this book and finish the Immortal Beloved trilogy. It was a series that I didn’t expect to like, but I fucking loved it. It is a book series about immortals, essentially people who live forever. Does what it says on the tin. The main character, Nastasya has spent 450 years as a party girl and now she is over the drama, especially the creepy magic ness. I’m excited.

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
I want to try to read more diversely, and I don’t really read a lot of historical fiction or LGBT fiction, so that’s cool. I don’t know why I decided to buy this book, but I did, and now I have it, so I might as well read it. I’m excited though. I like books about performers, I don’t know why, I just really do. So that’ll be fun.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
People I know, and people on Goodreads, and in the Booktube community, rave about this book, and Pat Rothfuss writes amazing reviews. It’s about a young man named Kvothe who used to be in a band of performers, and grows up to be the most notorious wizard in the world. It just sounds good, and people get excited.

The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Since I read the first two books I might as well just keep going. It sounds good, and now I finally get to meet Sabetha, which is exciting. It’s the third book in the Gentleman Bastards series. Locke is dying from poison and he and Jean have to find a way to curing him. And then he finds a new job, where if he manages the job sorcery will be used to purge the poison from him. It’s exciting people.

Darlah or 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
This is a Norwegian book that I’ve heard all kinds of good things about, but haven’t yet read. It’s a YA book about three teenagers, Mia, Midori and Antoine, who win a competition to go to the Moon. But on the Moon they find something. Something creepy, and people say it’s really creepy and icky and amazing, so it’ll be good.