DISCLAIMER: We are not springy people. We don’t read much contemporary, and we have little need for feel good stories. However, we both have hefty TBR piles to be attacked the spring, and we’re more than happy to share those with you!
Looking back on the post Kate and I did a couple of months ago about the books at the top of our TBRs, I’m happy with the fact that I’ve finished two! I read Echo North (loved it) and The Beauty of Darkness (also loved it). So here are the three remaining books plus seven more!
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
As I mentioned, this was a failed attempt during Tome Topple last round, but I’ve heard whispers that there will be a round in April! I can’t wait.
Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
Last time, I mentioned the terrible reviews for this book. Thankfully I’ve seen someone talk about how much they loved it recently, so hopefully it will make it onto my immediate TBR soon.
The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta
I honestly have no idea why I haven’t reached for this yet, but SOON.
The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross
This is the sequel to a book I adored last year, and I am so excited to pick it up! I picked up a copy during a weekend trip with my lady friends, but then BATBathon happened, and I was swamped reading ALL of the Beauty and the Beast retellings.
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
This was the debut book I mentioned as my most anticipated debut for this year and I finally have a copy! I got a super awesome edition in my Owlcrate box, so I’m eyeballing all of my April readathon plans and hoping I can fit it in.
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
We all know we’re binge-reading series fiends here on this blog, but it takes a lot for my husband to get super sucked in and absorbed by a series because he has 8,000 different interests. He read all four of the available books in this series in rapid succession, and he is convinced I’m going to love it. I gotta do the thing.
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
Speaking of books that people I love want me to read…I gotta do this thing, too.
A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland
This was a cover buy during the previously mentioned trip (because my friends are dope and we go to bookstores on vacations), and that makes me feel like I need to read it STAT so I don’t feel like a dumbass for impulse buying something I’ll never read.
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
This is partially on this list because, as I’m writing, I’m also obsessively refreshing the Goldsboro website trying to get a shiny signed special edition. It doesn’t come out until May, but you bet your ass I’ll be reading it IMMEDIATELY.
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Maybe the best for last? Kate and I, as well as one of our best friends, are going to an event to see Queen V tomorrow, and I can’t wait to see her. I had wanted to be caught up on her works before I saw her again, but I didn’t quite make it. Regardless, I’m excited to hear her talk about her debut baby being resurrected back into the world. I hope we’re ready for it.
Well, if you were kind enough to click through the link at the top of this post, you’ll know that I have achieved none of my announced TBR from the beginning of the year. I’m bad at prioritizing, and really good at re-listening to Throne of Glass. That being said, I’ve been trying to come up with some more concrete goals, and I seem to be doing better. So here we go!
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
We’re going to an event to see her tomorrow, and I was really hoping to get this done. Unfortunately, I barely retained Vicious, so I had to re-read that, and it kinda screwed up my entire timeline. Oh well. I will still be reading it next-ish.
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
So, fun fact, I really like Ms. Schwab. She’s my queen. Yet, I haven’t read all of her things. As you can see, I’m working on it, and I’m dying to dig into my super pretty re-released editions.
Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
HOLY SHIT. I finished Gemina yesterday. Technically, early this morning, and my brain is still fried. It was art, but it was dark, horrifying art. I loved every page of it, and I’m dying to find out how it ends.
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
Psyched you out, didn’t I?! Last one, I promise. I recently read This Savage Song, but I was trying to get to Vengeful, so I didn’t read Our Dark Duet, and now we’re here. Our friend group has a saying that goes, “It’s not a problem if you don’t have a problem with it.” It’s invaluable in situations like these.
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Honestly, I’ve picked this up several times this year, and I’m just not ready to be done with our dear Lazlo Strange yet. That being said, my need to know is starting to seriously outweigh my reservations, so it’s time is rapidly approaching.
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
I’ve been sitting on a copy of this since it came out, and I still haven’t read it. Since I want to be able to jump on the Kingsbane hype train, though, I figure I better actually read this sooner than later.
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
On the list from earlier this year, I said I wanted to read The Way of Kings. And I do! But I also know myself well enough to know that I don’t think I can commit to anything of that girth right now. My brain just isn’t in a good place, and if I push it too hard, it will implode.
In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
I’ve been reading these magical little novellas been my thicc reads this year, and I absolutely adore them. I just finished Beneath the Sugar Sky, and I’m so excited to pick up In An Absent Dream. I’m even more excited that there are four more coming, and a shiny Syfy TV show was just announced, too!
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
I binge-read Scythe before Thunderhead was released last year, went to Barnes and Noble on my lunch break to get a copy, and then promptly dismissed it from my TBR list for no good reason. Now that the third book has been announced, I need to prioritize getting it read.
The Darkest Bloom by P.M. Freestone
I picked this up when I was England last month, because Waterstones had signed editions, and the British cover is GORGEOUS AND SHINY. Literally. It has multiple colors of foil. Anyway. The premise sounds completely new and original, and I’ve been putting it off in the name of bigger goal reads, but I’m getting sick of that.
Let us know some of your upcoming spring reads in the comments! We can’t wait to hear. Happy reading!