Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. You can find the most current prompts here.

 


 

I’ll be honest right now, this will be wishful thinking because TBRs are, as Captain Barbossa would probably put it, more guidelines than actual rules. This year has been going by really fast and more work piles up before I know what’s what! Hopefully some good reading is coming my way with these choices because I could do with a nice story.

 

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Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff 

 

I finished Illuminae last week and am working on Gemina now, a mix between the physical book and the audio because a) Marie Lu’s illustrations are not to be missed and b) the vocal cast for this series is well chosen. This series is as serious time suck and so good. I’m 99% sure I’ll both love and hate reading this because when I do, it’s over, being the final book and all.

 

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Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

 

I am, as of writing this, fresh off my second viewing of Love, Simon and I need more of the Simonverse. I still have to read The Upside of Unrequited so maybe that should be on this list too, but Leah came to mind first because she’s more in Simon’s circle than Molly is.

 

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The Summer of Jordi Perez (And The Best Burger in Los Angeles)

by Amy Spalding

 

That’s a title and a half right there. I’ve actually got an arc of this one so I’ll be reading it sooner rather than later (hopefully). Food and fashion, yum! I’ve got a passing interest in fashion in as much as I like the visual appeal, but I don’t like wearing it myself. Too much work for me. Jordi loves it though, especially writing for her plus-size fashion blog.

I saw a peek at the spine for the finished copy and o.m.g., it’s beautiful. Rainbow for days. 😀

 

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My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton,

and Jodi Meadows

 

These Janies have proven that they’ve got comedy out the ears in their previous entry in this series and I can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store next. I have a feeling a good laugh will be just what I need.

 

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All of This is True by Lygia Day Penaflor

 

A lot of people want to meet their favorite authors. What if it’s not what you expected, though? The description for this book reminded me at first of some sort of Misery situation. There’s bound to be some creepiness going on and not just from the fans, but the author character as well.

 

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Final Draft by Riley Redgate

 

Similar to the previous entry, this book is centered around characters and literature, but the main character is a writer herself and that talent, that love, might be the very thing that consumes her. Laila loves writing, has an encouraging teacher, until one day he’s gone and is replaced by a new one that is cruelly critical and starts messing with Laila to the point of insanity. What’s going to happen to Laila, her writing, and the combination of her craft, her mental well being, and the stress of perfection?

 

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The Way You Make Me Feel by Maureen Goo

 

I’m always up for a book with a food truck setting, so that’s one tic in the yes column for this book. Clara, the Korean-Brazilian MC, is another. She sounds so energetic and fun that I’m curious to see what she’ll be like on the page. I’m decidedly an introvert, so while I can admire those traits in other people I do not consider myself to possess them. It’s much more comfortable reading about them and I think that I’ll find a good time here.

 

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book. I finally got around to ordering it recently and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s told in verse, which isn’t usually my favorite way of writing, but the audiobook is narrated by the author, so a combination of the two forms ought to make for a truly epic reading experience.

 

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Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

 

I liked the Confessions of a Shopaholic series, the earlier books more, and I want to try some more of Sophie’s books because I feel like I’m starting to fall out of love with her writing and I hope it won’t be the case with her most recent book. It sounds like the plot might be a bit contrived, but the surprises could be sweet, so we’ll see. This is a review book, so it’s got a time set on it, hence it’s place here.

 

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The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

 

I’m getting nice, strong Practical Magic vibes off this book and I love that film, so I can’t wait to start this book. It sounds very atmospheric and eerie, which might not sound like a spring like book, but…well, that’s it. There’s no reason except I really want to read this book and it happens to be spring. *lol*

 

 

 

 

 

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