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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.