Top Books on my Spring TBR
Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
I love planning out my TBRs for Top Ten Tuesday because it’s something I rarely do. I’ve already given a glimpse at the books I planned to read in March [at the very bottom of the post] and later this week, I’ll be sharing some other books I’m really excited for. This TTT helps me think of what I’ll be reading between the end of March and probably end of May. (I start my summery reads ASAP in June! I can’t resist a beachy story once the weather warms up.) Wow, I digress. HERE WE GO:
So my TBR this spring is a mix of a few things. I want to focus on reading a few books that are being published this spring, because they sound super cute. (I couldn’t resist sneaking Morgan Matson’s new book on here even though I feel like it’s been on every list I’ve made for 2016 so far!) I’m also definitely planning on cranking through a few ARCs I got from ALA Midwinter, because their pub dates are coming soon (if they haven’t happened already) and I’m SO BAD about reading books I get from conferences. Can we talk about the fact that I read TWO books out of my huge BEA stack? Yeah. I suck. Aaaand finally, I definitely want to make progress on my Must Read in 2016 Super Casual Link-Up Challenge for People Who Need to Get Going on Reading Books. So there will be a few of my must read books too.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson • I am very jazzed up about this book and can’t wait to read it immediately upon its release. I just need it in my life because Morgan Matson.
26 Kisses by Anna Michaels • Brittany already read this one and really enjoyed it, so I’m even more excited to check it out. It just seems like a ME book and that cover is very cute.
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch • Here’s another that’s been on many of my “I’M SO EXCITED” lists so far this year. (Sorry for the repetition.) It sounds cute and now I want gelato for lunch.
No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista • I am readyyyy for the fake dating feels. I’ve only read a handful of this kind of book, even though it’s one of my very favorite romance tropes.
The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian • I’ve only read one of Vivian’s books and it was so-so for me. I have some more on my TBR, but this one seems ridiculously up my alley. Gimmmeee.Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky • This seems like a fun, far-fetched contemporary. I was happy to see it at ALA and it already published… so get going Lauren.
The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock • This will sound weird (or not, because you guys love books too), but the FEEL of this ARC is just glorious. I need to read it and hold it.
The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes • I luckily finished The Fixer only a few days before going to ALA – otherwise I wouldn’t have picked this up! I was SO HAPPY when I saw it there.
Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes • Literally ALL of her books are on my TBR and they sound great…but I just haven’t read them yet! (I am reading one for my IRL book club this month though.)Lola Carlyle’s 12-Step Romance by Danielle Young-Ullman
Before I Go by Colleen Oakley
This Is Your Afterlife by Vanessa Barneveld
These books are three from my Must Read in 2016 challenge that I’m hosting, so I’ve already explained how badly I need and want to read them this year!
Love & Gelato sounds ADORABLE, and I definitely need to read Morgan Matson’s new book eventually. Love this this! 🙂
Right??? Thank you! <3
I’m definitely going to read The Last Boy and Girl in the World and Kill the Boy Band. 26 Kisses and Love & Gelato sound adorable… and I had totally forgot about This is Your Afterlife. I like those types of “ghost” stories!!
Me too! THey’re so fun!
I’m really looking forward to The Unexpected Everything because I LOVED Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour!
AH that’s one I still need to read!!!
The “publishing this spring” group looks adorable, and covers are so colorful! I haven’t read any Morgan Matson books, but I know a lot of people loved it. I hope you’ll get around to read them all!
Thank you! Me too!
I forgot to include The Unexpected Everything on my list. It might have to wait until June. I have so many books I need to read. I’m a little jealous that you have a copy of The Long Game already. I will definitely need to read that ASAP once it comes out. Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one of my favorite authors.
I’ve been putting it on so many lists I feel like a broken record! haha. I loved the first book and am so glad to already have The Long Game! Let me know if you want to borrow it 🙂
I’ve been seeing a lot of interest in ‘The Smell of Other People’s Houses’ lately! Looks like it’s going to be a great Spring!
Thank you! 🙂
I’m so excited for The Unexpected Everything, it’s on my list too! Love & Gelato sounds super cute and I’m curious about the other contemps too.
Eeeek I can’t wait for it! I also still need to read Amy & Roger, yikes!~
There are so many books on your list that I want to read! I can’t wait to read The Long Game! The Fixer was such a good book. I think the one I want to read most from your list has to be The Unexpected Everything!
I know I’m so excited for The Long Game!!
Unexpected Everything made my list as well! I have books that I own on my TBR, books coming out within the next couple of months and a few ARCs. My TBR is huge! Great list. Happy reading!
Yay! I noticed it on lots of lists this week 🙂 My TBR is huge too – ahhh!
I absolutely loved Kill the Boy Band, and it’s pretty short so I hope you do get to it. And I”ll say the same to Smelly Houses–I mean The Smell of Other People’s Houses 🙂
I’ve been hearing a lot about The Unexpected Everything! I actually haven’t read ANYTHING by Morgan Matson, so I might pick up some of her older releases first before going into her new one 🙂
Awesome list Lauren!
I am loving this list — such great picks. I am trying to be organized and hold myself to TBRs and neeeever quite manage, so I hope you do get to all of these 😀
Morgan Matson — always a win. I am so excited for this because her last book was her best and she just seems to get better and better with each book. The Smell of Other People’s Houses was not on radar for the longest time but it’s been getting such good reviews, and a lot of comparisons to Marchetta, that it’s gone into the TBR.
Another on here that we have in common — Girl Against the Universe! I’m going to jump into my ARC of that one soon. It looks and sounds like a really fun and summer-y read, and I can’t resist those at this time of year!
Happy reading 🙂
YES SAME HERE! I never manage to follow them but I love creating them hahah.
She is such a great author – I still need to read Amy & Roger though. I love the cover for the Smell of Other Peoples Houses too haha.
I definitely want to get going on Girl Against the Universe! I’ve had it since January because of ALA but have been waiting for the right time haha.
I’m really excited to get to The Unexpected Everything too! I love Morgan Matson and her novels, and it just sounds really great. I also can’t wait to read The Smell of Other People’s Houses, which has intrigued me for months now! Happy reading 🙂
Thank you! You too <3