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Top Ten: Spring TBR
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Top Ten: Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

I wonder if I went back through all my Top Ten TBR posts, how many of those books I’ve actually got round to reading. I guess that’s a different blog post! These ten books are either recent acquisitions or upcoming pre-orders, so I’ve really no excuse not to read them. Other than the fact that there are so many other books to distract me…

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I was originally drawn by that stunning cover, followed by the fact it’s Nigerian inspired fantasy. It’s since turned into quite a buzzy book.

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

I loved Caraval and its Labyrinth (Bowie, not ancient Greece) vibes. I must admit, I’m a bit nervous that the second book won’t have the same magic, but I still want to read it, of course!

Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith

It’s about octopuses and the evolution of intelligence and it’s been on my wishlist since I first heard about it. The paperback came out and was Waterstones book of the month, so I pounced. Non-fiction always seems to be expensive in hardback, I imagine it’s a catch 22 of them not selling many so they have to charge more but they don’t sell as many because they charge more.

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Another one I was waiting on the paperback for. I did um and ah over the illustrated hardback but in the end went for portability.

All Rivers Run Free by Natasha Carthew

What? An unsolicited review book has made it to this list? Am I feeling OK? I did really like Winter Damage though, so I’ll definitely be reading this.

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

This has been on my graphic novel wishlist for a while and I gave in and treated myself to a pre-order of the paperback.

I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

I have loved both of Alice’s books so far so even though I’m avoiding contemporary YA at the mo, I couldn’t not buy this.

I Still Dream by James Smythe

It’s a bit weird waiting for release day for a Smythe as I’ve been super lucky to get review copies for all his other books, but I am pretty excited to get my hands on the finished beauty that is this book. It will be a naked hardcover on my bookstagram for sure!

The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla

Nikesh is busy this year with two releases, one YA and this one which is a contemporary British immigration story. I’m also hoping there’s a donkey in it…

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

It’s unusual for me to pre-order a US publication but how can I resist this Civil War zombie story, where the dead rise and the newly freed must fight them.

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  1. Kathy @ Books & Munches

    Recently ordered my copy of Children of Blood and Bone. I'm going to try and read it ASAP since it sounds sooo intriguing!
    Legendary is.. well, I liked Caraval but I expected more from it so I'm kind of waiting for more reviews before I make up my mind about that one. πŸ˜›

    Might get a copy of I Was Born For This! It sounds so good.. If only I had more money to spend on books but I guess we all wish that was the case.. :')

    Nice list!

    1. Ellie

      I really read Caraval on a whim and I think it's sometimes best that way rather than seeing everyone say something's amazing and then it just doesn't meet expectations. I wasn't a fan of The Night Circus and there was a lot of comparisons made, but it's just not the same. So maybe that's why I liked it!

  2. Carmen

    I recently got Children of Blood and Bone, and I can`t wait to read it. The story sounds amazing, and everyone seems to love it.

    Carmen`s Reading Corner

  3. Lauren

    I liked the Best We Could Do when I read it! I'm curious about How to Stop Time too.


  4. Barb

    The more I see How to Stop Time the more I think I need to check it out. And personally, I like this cover better.

    1. Ellie

      The Canongate art department do some gorgeous covers! The US one just looks a bit meh.

  5. Hanna @ Booking in Heels

    I bought How To Stop Time when it came out, almost purely because it was so pretty! I read it immediately which makes me feel less guilty, but I do sort of wish I'd waited for the paperback.

  6. Poinsettia

    I've seen Dread Nation on several lists today! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  7. Emma

    I'm planning to read Children of Blood and Bone and Dread Nation as well. Super excited for both! Now if I can just clear some room in my reading schedule…

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  8. Elena

    I want to read Children of Blood and Bone so much! I'll admit Dread Nation isn't usually the type of book I'm interested in but I actually might read this one. Great list!

    Elena @ The Novelistics

  9. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    I adored Dread Nation, and I hope you do too! I really want to read Children of Blood and Bone too, I have heard SO many great things! And the premise of How to Stop Time sounds really good too. And I um, still have to read Caraval, oops? Hope you enjoy these when you get to read them!

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