This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, courtesy of the good folks over at The Broke and the Bookish, is a list of the books I’m planning to read this spring, that have sat in my TBR (To Be Read) pile forever. If you aren’t familiar with having a TBR List, it’s the new, shiny books that wooed you while out shopping. The books given to you for gifts that seems interesting. The books friends and acquaintances have recommend (because you really need another book to read, right?). Here’s the books I plan to read, but you all know what they say about “Best Laid Plans,” right? I guess we’ll see if I actually get to them. One can hope!
1.) Half Wild by Sally Green – Green’s anticipated sequel to Half Bad hits bookshelves next Tuesday, March 24th. “In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, seventeen-year-old Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most powerful and violent witch. Nathan is hunted from all sides: nowhere is safe and no one can be trusted. Now, Nathan has come into his own unique magical Gift, and he’s on the run–but the Hunters are close behind, and they will stop at nothing until they have captured Nathan and destroyed his father.”
2.) The Shadows by J.R. Ward – New York Times Bestselling author J.R. Ward returns with the 13th book in her popular paranormal romance The Black Dagger Brother series, The Shadows. This novel will feature Trez and iAm’s problems, as well as focus on some of the popular members of the BDB. The Shadows will be released on Tuesday, March 31st.
3.) The Selection by Kiera Cass – I don’t know much about this series. I was seduced by the book cover, to be honest. The synopsis according to Goodreads states that the series is about a group of young girls who must compete for the price. Kind of sounds like The Bachelor, so I’m not sure this one is up my alley, but I’ve already downloaded to my iPad, so…
4.) Pandora by Anne Rice – I’ve already read this book, but two years ago decided to re-read all of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles in order. Especially since this series crosses over with her Lives of the Mayfair Witches series, and I had heard a new TVC book would come out. Well, I stopped halfway through m little reading challenge, and now the “new” book is five months old.
5.) The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cromwell – Another book that’s been on my eReader for years, partly because it’s part of a series (ugh!). This one sounds interesting as it’s a historical fiction account of the Saxons. Since I’m doing a Historical Fiction reading challenge, I’m hoping to get to it, and its sequels.
6.) Gone by Michael Grant – Another book that’s part of a series, I found this one while hanging at a bookstore during Thanksgiving break. It sounded interesting. I bought it. Now it just sits. Like Bernard Cromwell, this is another long undertaking, since Grant’s series contains six books. But if you follow this blog, you know I’m a sucker for post-apocalyptic, dystopian, fantasy novels.
7.) Robogenesis by Daniel H. Wilson – I read the first book, Roboapocalypse, years ago when it first came out, and just bought the sequel last fall. However, I keep procrastinating in this one, because I think I forgot what happened in the first book. Basically, robots try to take over the world à la Terminator.
8.) The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr – Carr’s Dr. Laszlo Kreizler is back to solve another crime. This time, he’s looking for the kidnapped daughter of a Spanish Diplomat. Carr mixes history, science, and good old detective work to keep readers hooked. If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, you’d like Caleb Carr’s detective series set during the 19th century.
10.) By Blood We Live by Glen Duncan – Another book that’s part of a series. Author Glen Duncan concludes his gritty werewolf trilogy with By Blood We Live. Like Robogenesis, I read the previous book years ago, and think I’ve forgotten what happened in the series thus far. Sometimes I just fail at life.
There you have it folks! This was my Top 10 TBR List. Did some of my books make yours as well? Have you read any of these? If so, I’d love to hear what you thought about them. Until then, happy reading!