What to Read this Spring

Posted March 17, 2015 by Carlisa in Features, Top Ten Tuesday / 16 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday

Spring. It’s a glorious time, isn’t it? Flowers and sunshine and the end of the semester. What else could you ask for? Like, literally it was seventy-five degrees today. What more could you ask for? Not much else, my friend…not much else.

But let me catch you up on some things in my life. I realized my super-tough, why-am-I-taking-this-class, six-credit class is actually my favorite class to be in. I enjoy the two-hour lectures. What the heck is wrong with me, I wonder? Anyways, this realization has really changed my attitude…and my test scores. Heck to the yes.
Also, my sister broke her ankle in three places and I feel bad because she can’t go to Florida for Spring Break anymore but…at the same time she didn’t offer to bring me along, so that’s what you get people. DON’T TAKE ME TO FLORIDA AND YOUR ANKLE WILL FEEL THE WRATH. Oh my, I’m seriously so weird today.

Moving on, today’s Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is 10 Books on my Spring To-Be-Read List. Let me tell you, I could put a lot here. As the semester has continued, my TBR list has slowly (cough exponentially) grown to a whopping 179. And I’ve been holding myself back. Gosh. Also I literally have six books from my school’s library sitting next to my bed. I go on spurts and put all these books on hold and then they. all. come. in. at. once. Like today I picked up three more. Someone stop me, I’ve created a monster and her name is Carlisa.

So, here are really the first ten that I can think of. I’m sure I’m going to be reading more and I’m sure that I’m not going to end up reading all of these but this is my post, gosh darn it, and I can post the ones that I want to read!

poison study the storyspinner these broken stars a wicked thing a magic dark and bright

1. Poison Study by Maria Snyder
I hadn’t heard about this book until recently but from what I’ve seen, it seems to be one of those classic, if-you-read-YA-you-have-to-read-this books. This one is my next to read. Hopefully it doesn’t disappoint!

2. The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace
I’ve seen so many good things about this book. I’m not too hot on the cover (like I don’t like it at all)…but I’m trying to be a good good and not to judge the book by its cover. I’m judging it by the raving reviews and tweets that I’ve seen. Twitter/Book-blogosphere, you better not let me down on this one!

3. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
This is one of the six library books sitting by my bed. The cover is kind of weird but weirdly beautiful if you know what I mean. Am I the only one who focuses way too much on the cover?

4. A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
This is one of the newly-released books that I’ve been seeing around so I was surprised to see that my school’s library already had it on the shelf. Being honest, I’ve seem some mixed reviews. Some love it, some hate it, some are in the middle. But I love fairytales so fairytale retellings are right up my alley. BY THE WAY I’M GOING TO SEE CINDERELLA TONIGHT AND I AM SO EXCITED. But back to the post…*Breathe Carli, Breathe*…I just have one question for y’all. How in the heck do you say “Rhiannon”? I’m probably overthinking this because I overthink everything but just I need to know.

5. A Magic Dark and Bright by Jenny Perinovic
I received this one for free for review from Netgalley and I’m super excited to read it. It gets officially released on April 28th, so get pumped. The cover is beautiful. I think I just like the typography because that sort of thing makes me excited. I have an entire board on Pinterest dedicated entirely to typography. Sue me.

vanishing girls unbroken landline the wrath & the dawn i was here
6. Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
I really enjoy Lauren Oliver’s books because she her writing is beautiful. Also I get to meet her next week because she’s coming to Salt Lake. I’ve never met one of my favorite authors before so I’m very excited, to say the least.

7. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
I know, I know. I’m following the bandwagon on this one since the movie came out recently. Someone actually told me about this like a year ago and I didn’t listen and now I’m ashamed. I’m in the #1 position on hold at my library so fingers crossed it comes before I go home at the end of the semester.

8. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
This is the only one of Rainbow’s that I haven’t yet read (I’m just now wondering if it’s weird to refer to an author by her first name…but her first name is too awesome just to say Rowell…). I love, love, love her writing voice and style. It gets me. So I can’t wait to read this one…also on the pile next to my bed.

9. The Wrath & The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
Let’s be real. The cover here is the first thing that brought me in. Remember how I said I’m trying not to judge books by their covers. Psh, out the window. This cover is beautiful. But I also have seen some really good reviews on this one. Crossing fingers, toes, and eyeballs that it lives up to the hype.

10. I Was Here by Gayle Forman
I’ve heard this one is pretty heart-wrenching, but, you know, sometimes you just have to have your heart wrenched. Definitely looking forward to reading this one (does that make me self-sadistic? Is there a word for that?)

This is by far a comprehensive list. It was heart-wrenching enough just cutting down my list to ten…How am I supposed to actually read the books and feel all. the. emotions?

Let me know what you’re planning on reading this Spring and if I should add any to my TBR list!


  • I really want to read Vanishing Girls. I wasn’t blown away by Panic, but I do really enjoy Lauren’s writing style! I hope you get to read these books and more! 🙂

    • Panic was probably my least favorite as well! Thanks for the visit!

  • Oh no your poor sister, I hope she’s not in too much pain! Great about your class though! Fab list. I keep seeing posts about The Storyspinner too, I think I’ll have to check it out soon. Happy reading! x

    • Thanks for the visit! I’m excited to read The Storyspinner too 🙂

  • debnance

    Unbroken. Yes. Make that a big YES.

    As for me, my spring break is, sadly, almost empty of books. I’m not terribly sure what I’m going to read. Darn postal service!

    Here’s my Top Ten. Hope you’ll stop by!

    • I’m VERY excited to read Unbroken. And I hope you find some books! Good luck 🙂

  • I really need to get my hands on A Wicked Thing.
    Great list 🙂
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

    • I know! That’s how I felt too so I was super excited that my library already had it 🙂

  • Luisa Benavides

    These Broken Stars and Landline are sooooo good! I whole heartedly recommend those two gems.

    • Ah, yay! I’m excited to read them! Thanks for the visit

  • Nice list! I really liked These Broken Stars, and if you like audiobooks at all, I thought the narration of this was EXCELLENT. I also really liked Landline, although not my favorite Rainbow Rowell, the woman can do no wrong. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I would read Rainbow Rowell’s grocery lists 🙂

    • Hahaha, amen! I think my favorite of her’s is Fangirl

  • Landline is on my to-read list as well. You blog is lovely!
    Lyn @ Lazy Lady

  • Cristina @ Girl in the Pages

    I’ve been meaning to get around to These Broken Stars forever! (The cover is indeed mesmerizing) I just put a hold at my library for Vanishing Girls (I’m really intrigued by the premise, although I didn’t really like Delirium!) That’s so cool that you’ll be able to meet Rainbow Rowell! And I agree…her first name is too fun not to say!

    • I wish I could meet Rainbow Rowell; I’m going to meet Lauren Oliver next week though 🙂
      Thanks for the visit!