Top Ten Tuesday #151


Hi all! I hope you’ve all had a good week, I just came back from London, where I went to Neal Shusterman, Victoria Schwab and Samantha Shannon’s book event with my friend Hannah, which was awesome, getting to see three of my favourite authors all at the same time is probably one of my favourite ever bookish experiences, well worth the 10 hour round trip to London (and thankfully not snowed off! Seriously, it’s nearly official Spring and we’re still having snow?).

Anyway, it’s Tuesday and so that means another Top Ten Tuesday from Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking our Spring TBRs, otherwise known as the list of books we say we’re going to read this Spring and then abandon for other books that we feel more like reading. So here we go, this is what I’m planning to read this Spring, whether I do or not is another story:

  1. Moxie-Jennifer Mathieu

This is my current read, after reading The Exact Opposite Of Okay, I was feeling in the mood for more feminist books, and this one was on my #RockMyTBR list for this year, so I figured why not make it my next read? By the time you read this I’ll probably have finished it though, as I’m writing this ahead of time, and I’ll have been on a 10 hour round trip to London!

2. Rose Under Fire-Elizabeth Wein
Another of my #RockMyTBR books, I’m hoping to read this one in April. I love WWII stories and I really enjoyed Wein’s other book, Code Name Verity and liked its prequel The Pearl Thief, so I’m hoping I will enjoy Rose Under Fire also.

3. Hero At The Fall-Alwyn Hamilton

I have been eagerly awaiting this book’s release since last year, so of course when it released in February, I got it on release day and then proceeded to stare at it for the next month, you know as per usual. I will definitely get to it next month though, I want to see how this series ends!

4. Language of Thorns-Leigh Bardugo

This is another one of my #RockMyTBR books, which I’ll probably read in May. I love it when authors expand the stories and mythologies of their worlds, so an entire book of tales that are told to children in the Grisha-verse, is exactly my kind of thing.

5. Daughter of The Burning City-Amanda Foody

This was on my Autumn TBR for last year and I totally failed at getting round to it, so I’m going to make it a priority this Spring. I will also have Amanda Foody’s other book Ace of Shades to read, but I want to read this one first.

6. The Burning Maze-Rick Riordan

Naturally, Rick Riordan’s upcoming new release is high priority for me, as he’s one of my favourite authors, so I’m definitely hoping to read this one as close to release as possible, this will probably be my reward for finishing my exams!

7. The Toymakers-Robert Dinsdale

I had this on my Winter TBR, and I totally meant to read it before release date, but it’s taken me longer to read The Hazel Wood than I expected. I only have one month left to read this before it expires from my Adobe Reader, so I’ll definitely be reading it soon!

8. Shatter Me-Tahreh Mafi

I got this from Netgalley as I guess it’s being released in the UK soon, although I honestly thought it was already out here, so I’m not really sure why it’s there, but hey ho! I’ve heard mixed things about this series, but it sounds good, so I’m excited to give it a try.

9. Not If I Save You First-Ally Carter

I’m so excited for this one! I haven’t read a new Ally Carter book in ages, I loved her Heist Society books when I was a teenager so I’m excited to see what her new offering is like.

10. Almost Love-Louise O’Neill

Like I said earlier, I really want to read more feminist books this year and a new Louise O’Neill is a great place to start. A lot of books feature toxic relationships without actually acknowledging that the relationship is destructive so it will be interesting to see a deconstruction of that kind of relationship where the toxicity is acknowledged.

Over to you! What books are on your Spring TBR? Have you read any of these? Did you like them? Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s topic is Books That Take Place In Another Country, but I think I’ve done a similar TTT topic before, so I might change it to something else, we’ll see. In the meantime, I’m hoping to do another discussion post and a Writing Corner post before the end of the month, so stay tuned for those.

27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #151

    • iloveheartlandx 22/03/2018 / 1:24 am

      I hope you enjoy them when you do! Thanks, I’ll check yours out 🙂

  1. @lynnsbooks 20/03/2018 / 10:30 am

    I haven’t read Ally Carter for years – they were always fun books. I’d like to read Bardugo at some point and I have read Robert Dinsdale’s book. I’ll be interested to see what you make of that one. It’s full of whimsy and quite beautifully written. I found the ending a little jarring but it didn’t spoil the read for me.
    Lynn 😀

    • iloveheartlandx 22/03/2018 / 1:22 am

      They were! Definitely start with Six of Crows, it’s so good. Ooh it sounds great, I hope I enjoy it.

  2. lilisblissfulpages 20/03/2018 / 11:34 am

    These are great books. They’re on my TBR list but not really on my Spring TBR..I have the first two books before Hero at the fall and would want to read the whole trilogy together. Hope I get to buy the last book soon. Hehe…enjoy reading all these books. 🙂 🙂

  3. Cait @ Paper Fury 20/03/2018 / 12:21 pm

    Ohhh that’s SO AWESOME you saw Schwab and Shusterman and Shannon!! (Okay but are all the cool authors’ last names destined to begin with S?! Is this a secret club.😂😂) I just read Scythe so I’m flailing over Shusterman books right now eeep. And I hope you get Spring soon! It’s still pretty hot in Australia even though we’re in Autumn so like who even knows what the weather is doing anymore gah.

    okay and this tbr is AWESOME. Language of Thorns was incredible (and also surprising and feminist and twisty!?) and I love Rose Under Fire (*sobbing*) and Daughter of the Burning City was this like total surprise 5-star for me! I also want to read Moxie and all the Riordan books…I’m so behind on his newer ones haha.

    • iloveheartlandx 22/03/2018 / 1:16 am

      Yes, it was awesome, honestly I’m quite shocked I didn’t faint seeing three of my favourite authors in the same room! Apparently, yes, they are. Oh yay, I’m glad you liked it. I hope so too, it’s fricking cold here right now-I have no idea, I’m not sure the weather knows either. Thank you! I’m really excited for LOT. I’m not sure I’m emotionally prepared for Rose Under Fire, but we’ll see. Ooh I do love a good surprise 5 starer! Moxie is great. And yeah, Riordan releases books faster than I can read them!

  4. Destiny @ Howling Libraries 20/03/2018 / 6:23 pm

    Suuuuch a good list! Shatter Me is one I’m really excited to check out, actually. I’m saving it for this summer when I plan on focusing on “throwback” reads – like rereads of old faves, plus books I missed when they first came out 🙂 Happy reading!

    • iloveheartlandx 22/03/2018 / 1:05 am

      Thanks! Ooh that’s a cool idea, I hope we both enjoy Shatter Me. You too 🙂

  5. lindseyhabets 20/03/2018 / 7:56 pm

    I really loved Language of Thorns, so hope you’ll enjoy it too! Hoping to start the Rebel in the Sands series oon myself 🙂

  6. ChrissiReads 20/03/2018 / 8:40 pm

    I really like the Shatter Me series. It’s amazing! Enjoy these books.

  7. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense 20/03/2018 / 11:06 pm

    Not If I Save You First looks fun and I haven’t read a Ally Carter book in a long while. I might check that one out this spring too.

  8. Eve L (Evilous) 20/03/2018 / 11:16 pm

    OMG same here for Hero. I got it but I was in the middle of a few other audiobooks so I couldn’t start it yet. But I want to! So many great books i hope you squeeze them all in!

    • iloveheartlandx 21/03/2018 / 12:49 am

      I know, why can’t books just stop multiplying?! Thanks, I hope so too!

  9. writergrrlreads 21/03/2018 / 4:29 am

    Omigosh I looooooooved Moxie and I hope you do too! It’s the book that I wish I could have read as a teen. I just saw on another blog that Shatter Me was releasing in the UK, and I was so surprised that it wasn’t out already! I know that publication dates are sometimes off by a month or two between countries, but I didn’t realize that some books are off by years. Hope you like it!

    • iloveheartlandx 21/03/2018 / 5:12 pm

      I have really enjoyed it yeah! Yes, I think it’s definitely a great book for teens who aren’t necessarily sure about feminism. I honestly thought it was out already, I swear I’ve seen it in bookshops but I guess I was wrong! Ha ha yeah they can be, it depends how long it takes the UK to get the rights.

  10. Elena K 21/03/2018 / 7:56 pm

    I haven’t read any of these but I’m very interested in Langauge of Thorns. I haven’t come across Daughter of the Burning City before but it looks so interesting! *add to growing TBR.

    Elena @ The Novelistics

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