March 20, 2012

April Showers, May Flowers, and...Books!

Today's Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and the Bookish is all about Spring and books! Today is the first day of Spring, and what better way to kick it off than to feature book releases between today and June 21st?

The topic was Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List, but since there are just too many if you include all the ones already in my possession, I thought I'd stick with books that are not yet out. I know it's been said already, but there are just far too many books, and far too little time to read them. So we'll start with my Spring 2012 TBR list (in order of release date and linked to their Goodreads summaries):

1.  A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont (March 27th)
The MC, Emma, in this story gets sucked into a copy of Jane Eyre, one of my favourite classic reads. Sounds like a dream come true (minus the crazypants wife). Sign me up!
2.  The List by Siobhan Vivian (April 1st)
From Goodreads: "An intense look at the rules of high school attraction--and the price that's paid for them." The list is basically a hot or not ranking that goes up every year, destructive in many ways. This feels like it could be good, but also difficult to read.
3.  Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross (April 10th)
Fans of TV shows like Grimm and Once Upon A Time, might find this one appealing. 
4.  Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin (April 24th)
From Goodreads:  A "reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe's gothic horror story The Masque of the Red Death". A deadly plague, romance, and saving the human race? Yes, please.
5.  The Selection by Kiera Cass (April 24th)
From the sounds of it, a girly dystopian with a kickass heroine. Not sure if you know, but it will be airing as a weekly TV drama on the CW this Fall. Could be interesting.

6.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth (May 1st)
This one tops my Spring 2012 TBR list, but also my 2012 TBR list in general. I've been waiting for this one since reading Divergent (twice) last year. It's been a very long wait!
7.  Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (May 1st)
I actually have an ARC of this which I received from Bailey at Over Yonder... I still have yet to read Graceling and Fire, but those are up next after I finish my reread of Mockingjay. It would feel like a waste of an ARC if I didn't read it before its release.
8.  Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (May 8th)
I'm a total sucker for a fairy tale adaptation/retelling, so this one caught my attention. It takes on The Frog Prince, made popular by the Brothers Grimm. Intriguing....
9.  Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (June 5th)
Between the recommendation on the cover by Veronica Roth, and the total fangirling on Twitter by folks that I follow (one said she loved it as much as Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor), I'm pretty much sold. Not sure if it is set in Russia or what (the cover and names point in that direction), but that would only make it more appealing.
10.  My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (June 14th)
After reading (and loving) Stephanie Perkins' books this Fall, I went on a hunt for something similar. In my Goodreads wanderings I stumbled upon this book, and found this description appealing: "A debut novel about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another." Still a ways to go :(

What book releases are you eagerly anticipating this Spring?

31 comments:

  1. Great list. I totally forgot about The Selection. It looks so good and I'm sure it is since they are making a show about it already.

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    1. The premise just sounds so interesting and the cover is beautiful too :D

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  2. I am now looking forward to 8 and 10! I'm waiting on "In Honor," by Jessi Kirby, which comes out in May.

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    1. IN HONOR is also on my TBR list. There were just way too many to choose from :D

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  3. INSURGENT, of course! Have I mentioned to you, or have you read, or are you aware of THE EYRE AFFAIR by Jasper Fforde? I've not read A BREATH OF EYRE, but if you like that kind of thing, you might enjoy Fforde's book. Here's the Goodreads link to it.

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    1. I loved Eyre Affair--my interest in the series petered out around #4 or so but I find Fforde really funny. I want to check out his other books.

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    2. I have a pile of Jasper Fforde sitting on my shelf right now. I started reading THE EYRE AFFAIR sometime ago (while I was in University) and ended up setting it aside for some dumb reason (too busy?). I've been meaning to return to it, but have been distracted by all of the other releases that have come out since then :D

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  4. OH NO, why did you tell me about The Selection becoming a CW show? Two of my weaknesses converge! And I had been eyeing that one anyway.

    Also: looks like I have some re-reading ahead of me, with sequels coming out to both Divergent and Graceling.

    As for other titles, I'm really looking forward to Gilt by Katherine Longshore--a Tudor-era historical that sounds like a lot of fun and intrigue.

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    1. Re: THE SELECTION--You and me both :D I realized recently that a rather large proportion of the shows that I watch are CW shows. Should I be embarrassed?

      I'm not sure if I'll get to read DIVERGENT again before INSURGENT comes out. If I have GRACELING, FIRE, and BITTERBLUE up on deck, I could be awhile :)

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  5. I'm looking forward to The Selection and of course Insurgent! I'm currently reading Bitterblue and am loving it! Graceling and Fire are two of my favorite books!

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    1. I've had GRACELING and FIRE for a while now, but up until this point hadn't been in the mood for them. I've heard so many good things about them and have an ARC of BITTERBLUE, so I really should make the time :) Thanks for joining my blog, by the way, and welcome! I'm following yours now by RSS feed :)

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  6. Gaaaaah... I could look at these covers ALL DAY. Some of them are so beautiful... I need to get back into read mode... I've been in write mode for so long ;)

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    1. I love pretty covers too :) Fortunately, I've been able to mix read mode with write mode, so I've managed to keep up with both. I say treat yourself to a good book :D

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  7. The Selection looks so good! I'm most looking forward to the newer mermaid books coming out, but I'm thinking they are coming out this summer and not spring. Hum. I should check on that. :)

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    1. Doesn't it sound good? The cover is just beautiful too :)

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  8. Great list! I'd seen A Breath of Eyre on another list and immediately added it to be TBR - looks like I'll need to add Masque of the Red Death too. Sounds like it has a lot of potential.

    Happy reading!

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    1. I really like books that are either retellings/reimaginings of classic novels or fairy tales. Especially when they're done really well :) I have high hopes for both.

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  9. (PS - love your font...what is it?)

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    1. The post titles are in IM Fell English, the page text is Old Standard TT, and my header (which I made separately) is in A Lolita Scorned (a free font from dafont.com).

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    2. I love the Old Standard TT - have to see if I have it loaded somewhere in my laptop. Thanks very much! (Also - A Lolita Scorned - what a great name!)

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  10. THE SELECTION really looks good. I have in on my TBR as well :D even though you did totally make me laugh last time when you pointed out that on Goodreads someone mentioned the girl looked like she was smelling her armpit...

    I need to add THE LIST to my TBR pile, it does sound interesting...And why haven´t I heard of SHADOW AND BONE?

    Thanks for the tip on MY LIFE NEXT DOOR - It´s one of those books that I probably will get as soon as it gets released (I need my romance fix). Did you hear about SECOND CHANCE SUMMER? It´s the same author as AMY & ROGER and it´s coming out in May :D

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    1. Sorry to ruin the cover of THE SELECTION for you. It was just too funny not to mention :) I can't even remember where I heard about SHADOW AND BONE, but Erin Bowman was raving about it on Twitter too the other day. I have heard of SECOND CHANCE SUMMER and it's on my Goodreads TBR list because I loved AMY & ROGER so much :)

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  11. INSURGENT, THE LIST, and MY LIFE NEXT DOOR: All on my most-anticipated list. Thanks for cluing me in to the others, Jaime!

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    1. You're welcome :) This is why I love doing these lists (aside from the fact that I'm just list-obsessed), they spread the word about great books! I've added so many books to my TBR list just by checking out others' reviews and lists like these :)

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  12. INSURGENT for me, too! I am trying to read all the books physically on my shelves, so I need to not be too tempted by new releases.

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    1. That's exactly what I should be doing. I have SO many books collecting dust on my shelves that I keep saying I'll get to eventually, but in the meantime new books are always coming out. There's just no way to keep up. What a thing to complain about, right? :D

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  13. I'm looking forward to so many of these, Insurgent especially! I need to know what happens next to Tris and Four!

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  14. Great list! I'm definitely going to check out Shadow and Bone now!

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  15. Can't wait for so many of these! Shadow and Bone sounds amazing.

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  16. All of these do look amazing...Insurgent and Bitter Blue are at the top of my list too. Handn't heard of THE LIST...that does sound good.

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  17. You'll do reviews on all of these, right? :)

    I can't wait for Insurgent! But I feel like I need to re-read Divergent, so it's also on my TBR list.

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