Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

I try to keep the seasons broken up nicely for these Season-based TBR Lists TTTs, so the 2014 Spring TBR includes what I have on my list for March, April, and May :)

Black City (Black City, #1)Cured (Stung, #2)The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3)The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat FriendKiller Frost (Mythos Academy, #6)The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)FangirlIgnite Me (Shatter Me, #3)Blackberry Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #17)Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

What's on your Spring 2014 TBR list?
Have you read any of these books; what are your faves?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in Dystopia

Hunger Games opened my eyes to a whole new genre of young adult books that are among my very favorite books of all-time: Dystopia! The following are all 5-star ratings from me :) Not all of them are the first in the series, but they are my favorite of the series that I've read so far.

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)All Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterdays, #1)Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)Override (Glitch, #2)Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)Mila 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1)Divergent (Divergent #1)Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)The Selection (The Selection, #1)

What are your favorite dystopian novels: YA or adult?
Have you read any of these? If so, what are your thoughts on them?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read

I am always the last one to read a super popular book. In 2013, I finally read some Laini Taylor, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Marissa Meyer, Tahereh Mafi, Katie McGarry, Richelle Mead, Veronica Rossi, and Rick Riordan to name a few. And you can add all of the above to my favorite authors' list :) This year I hope to get around to reading some more great new authors. Below are some of the authors I've never read, even though I keep meaning to.

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)The Coldest Girl in ColdtownHopeless (Hopeless, #1)Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) FangirlEmber (Death Collectors, #1)The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)Legend (Legend, #1)Rot and Ruin (Benny Imura, #1)Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1)

Have you read any of these authors' books? 
What would you recommend to start first?
What new authors do you want to read this year?

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March TBR List + Upcoming Releases

So like I talked about last month, my goal changed from 100 to 50 and I was trying to read 5 books each month. February was literally a huge fat fail in the reading department. We came to visit family in Tennessee and ended up dealing with a mess when a lady pulled out in front of Nick when he was driving and he ended up not being able to stop in time and t-boned her. Thankfully, he was only going 30 mph and the airbags didn't deploy, but apparently that knocked something loose in my car and it wouldn't drive. The appraisals took entirely too long to happen and we had to take a whole extra week of leave to try and deal with that mess. So no reading happened.

My goal is still to read 5 books off this list. I'm hoping now that the worst of my school stuff is pretty much over that it'll go better. I took 2 Praxis exams in February and read nearly 4 courses worth of content. I just need to take my final exams with them. So...we'll see what happens here...

Overdue Netgalley Books:
  • Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa - done 3/11
  • Impostor by Suzanne Winnacker - done 3/24
  • Dangerous by Shannon Hale - done 3/14
  • The Queen's Choice by Cayla Kluver 
  • Cured by Bethany Wiggins - done 3/25
Books Leftover:
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green -DNF
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
  • The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore [Random Read] 
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman [reread]
  • Beastly by Alex Flinn
  • The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
  • 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz
  • Beta by Rachel Cohn
  • Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan [We Heart YA Series Readalong] - currently reading
Books for March:
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Here We Go Again: My Life In Television by Betty White
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  • Decision Points by George W. Bush
  • All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Black City by Elizabeth Richards
  • Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • The House of Hades by Rick Riordan [We Heart YA Series Readalong]  
  • The Hunt by Stacey Kade [NetGalley]
  • Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep [NetGalley] - done 3/22
  • Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke [NetGalley]

DangerousWhite Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1)The Fifty-Seven Lives of Alex WayfarePanicHalf Bad (Half Life, #1)NilThe Shadow Prince (Into the Dark, #1)Promise of ShadowsCured (Stung, #2)The Wicked We Have Done (Chaos Theory, #1)Side Effects May VaryWhere the Rock Splits the SkyNearly Gone

What's on your TBR for March?
What book releases are you excited for?