Theme Layout

Boxed or Wide or Framed

[Wide]

Theme Translation

Display Featured Slider

Featured Slider Styles

Display Grid Slider

Grid Slider Styles

[style1][caption3]

Display Trending Posts

Display Author Bio

Display Instagram Footer

SLIDER

Top Ten Tuesday | Spring To-Be-Read


Ah, spring. Here in the Midwest, the shift is definitely noticeable. This time two weeks ago, we had a 70° day and the following night, our first “feels and smells like spring” rainfall. As with everything weather-related in this part of the country, the shift is short-lived and though we’re not returning to winter’s depths, there is something of a chill in the air again. 
This makes for the ideal arrival of today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic which asks us to share our spring TBR’s. 
 
Broke and Bookish March 15th Topic 
Ten Books on my Spring TBR 
Realistically, it’s very unlikely I’ll actually read all of this given my participation in the awesome awards program, the INSPYs (which involves a whole heck of a lot of reading - and ps, we're looking for book bloggers to join our judging panels), it’s highly unlikely. Still, in a perfect bookish world, below are some of the novels I’d like to read.
Let’s have a peek at what those novels would be in a perfect bookish world. 
1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahme-Smith I’ve talked about this more than is necessary on this blog however I’m adding it again because my best intentions are to read this one prior to the film adaptation’s release to home video. Amazon | Goodreads

2. Close to You by Kara Isaac I've "known" Kara for a little while now (follow her on Twitter folks, cause she's lovely) and couldn't have been more thrilled when I read her debut novel was releasing with Howard Books this year. Amazon | Goodreads

3. I’ll Be Yours by Jenny B. Jones As usual, Jenny’s upcoming release sounds absolutely charming. (EDIT: I am currently reading this one, and yeah, as I suspected it's adorbs!) Amazon | Goodreads

4. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson Having really enjoyed (my first Matson novel) Amy and Roger's Epic Detour, I'm curious to read more by Matson. I hear Since You've been Gone is possibly her best, but her upcoming book sounds really fun too! Amazon | Goodreads
5. The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan I’ve actually finished Rachel’s debut novel (set in 1900s Toronto) and I must say, it’s smashing. So many fun nods to classic literature or fun period drama shows a-la Murdoch MysteriesAmazon | Goodreads

6. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes With the upcoming film adaptation, I think I’d like to read this one despite the fact that it’s not really a “me book.” (Yes, I’ve read spoilers.) But given that I like the cast and I’ve been attempting to read books prior to seeing the movies, this one should follow suit. Amazon | Goodreads

7. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss, reading Perkins second novel is long overdue. Reading ‘Lola’ this spring or summer is something I do plan to accomplish. Amazon | Goodreads 

8. What You Always Wanted by Kristin Rae The companion “If Only” series (Bloomsbury) has had hits and misses for me, but overall, I’ve found each of them absolutely charming. This is why reading Kristin’s (almost) hot-off-the-press novel is a must read. (Plus, I love a good feel-good piece of chick literature.) Amazon | Goodreads
9. Like Never Before by Melissa Tagg As usual, anything from Melissa is a must on my list. Each of Melissa’s novels are charm personified and her brand of romantic-comedy joy is impossible to resist. Amazon | Goodreads

10. Her One and Only by Becky Wade The final novel in Becky’s Porter family series is nearing its release. With it comes some bittersweet memories of how perfectly lovely each of Becky’s novels are. Amazon | Goodreads

What books are on your spring TBR? Are you planning on reading them or like me, is your list one full of this-is-what-I’d-like-to-read in an ideal world? 
Comment down below with your bookish thoughts. As always, you’re welcome to leave your Top Ten Tuesday blog links. 
Thank you, as always, for reading and being a visitor.
QuickEdit
Rissi
38 Comments
Share :

38 comments:

  1. Hehe, I hope you have fun reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! I read it years ago when it first came out and I thought it was a fun twist on a classic :) I reckon I won't be revisiting it before I watch it but you never know xD Happy reading with this list of books Rissi :)

    My TTT

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Lianne! I'm hoping this will be the LAST TTT post I feature this book on - because I know I've gone a bit excessive in talking about it. ;) I did read that the novel is really quite faithful to Austen, with some silly bits thrown in to bring in the whole zombie aspect.

      Thanks! Same to you! Happy spring reading, friend. :)

      Delete
  2. I should read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies before the movie is released too! I want to watch the movie because of the cast. I'm not too sure how I feel about zombies and the sacred Jane Austen...but I definitely want to give it a go. Cool TBR list! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay! Here's hoping we both get a chance to read P+P+Z, Jessica. It sounds fun, but like you, I'm most interested in the film because ohmygosh, that cast! How amazing does it look!? My blogging besties say the movie is lot of fun, so I'm optimistic. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting. :)

      Delete
  3. I didn't know Morgan Matson had a new book. I will look for it. I love her roadtrip novel but didn't care for her summer novel. I hope this one is good. My TTT

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Uh-oh! I'm sorry you didn't care for it, Anne. I heard her summer novel (Since You've Been Gone) is actually her best. But her roadtrip novel is the only one I've read. It was really fun so naturally, I'm eager to read this one too! :)

      Excited to have a look at your spring to-be-read post. Thanks for visiting. :)

      Delete
  4. This is such a good list - I really want to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Having read the original a couple of years ago, and surprisingly liking it to an extent, I'm really interested to see how they've evolved the story. Oh, and I want to see the film (and have a weird compulsion to read the book first - gah).

    Great TTT list; here's mine:
    https://introtoblurb.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-on-my-spring-tbr/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd rather read the P+P+Z book first too! I've read it's surprisingly true to the original text with the zombie aspect sprinkled here and there. Either way, the film looks divine (that cast!). Here's hoping we both get the novel read and enjoy it.

      Thanks so much for visiting. :)

      Delete
  5. I really love Me Before You. I hope that you like it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm beyond excited to hear this, Chrissi. Hoping I enjoy it too - I'll snag it when it releases again close to the movie because I can always find it during that timeframe. :)

      Delete
  6. So happy to see Me Before You. I hope you'll love it. :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Rosemarie! I'm excited to read it even if it might make me angry (because of the ending/theme). ;) Appreciate you stopping by and visiting.

      Delete
  7. Great list, Rissi! I really like the Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder. Enjoy your reading!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Beckie! Appreciate you stopping by. :)

      I *really* liked Bachelor Girls too! It was DARN cute, and I'm so excited to be reviewing it soon.

      Delete
  8. I'm currently reading Harry Potter for the first time (on the third book) so I definitely want to finish that this spring. I have Divergent sitting on my TBR shelf as well, so I hope that's something that happens this spring. I'm so behind on popular series books...
    I also want to read Persuasion, at which point I will have read all of Jane Austen's books.
    Speaking of Jane Austen, I'm curious about your thoughts on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Personally, I'm verrryy skeptical. Do you think it's worth reading?
    Great post as always!

    -Grace (trueandpure.wordpress.com)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Grace. Thanks so much for visiting.

      I hope you're enjoying your current read. Never bothered with the Potter for reasons nor Divergent. However I do love the latter's film adaptations.

      YES! Reading Persuasion is high on my must list as well.

      I think P+P+Z is worth reading. I've read that it's really very complimentary to Austen's original story, only Seth threw in some fun bits to add in the zombie aspect. Given how much I want to see the film (which I hear is amazing), ideally I'd like to read the novel first. Let me know if you decide to read it and what you think!

      Happy reading - and thanks! Glad you stopped by. :)

      Delete
  9. So excited for Unexpected Everything and Lola and the Boy Next Door is one of my favorites! I just reread it last week actually. Completely magical.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh! Yay! I'm glad to know "Lola" is magical; those are my favorite kinds of reads. And here's wishing we both enjoy Morgan's next novel. I've a feeling it'll be lovely. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Alison.

      Delete
  10. I haven't read any of these, but I love the way you displayed them! Super pretty :)

    My TTT.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Allyson! It was fun to put this one together. :) :) :)

      Delete
  11. There are some good ones on this list!! I've been wanting to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies too, but I still haven't gotten a chance. I hope you love all of these!

    Here are my Top Ten!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Tracy! Thanks. I'm hoping P+P+Z is a fun read if nothing else. Love pretty much anything when it comes to Austen (I'm not a purist when it comes to adaptations plus I've only read a book and a half of Austen in terms of her original novels).

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Off to visit your Top Ten Tuesday post. :)

      Delete
  12. Great list! I also can't wait to read Morgan Matson's new book, and I'd definitely suggest Since You've Been Gone as well. Hope you enjoy Lola and the Boy Next Door two - it's my favourite of the three, so hopefully you like it, especially if you enjoyed Anna. I'm actually planning to read Pride and Prejudice itself this month, as I have yet to and I know so many people love it, although I'm also excited to either read or watch Pride and Prejudice and Zombies soon as well as it sounds really good too.
    Hope you enjoy reading all of these and heres my TTT

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cool! "Lola" is your favorite!? That's awesome. I'm looking forward to returning to Stephanie's fun world and those characters.

      Morgan's promises to be fun! Plus, that cover!? So cute.

      I've not read Pride and Prejudice (the adaptations are among my MOST favorites though!), but P+P+Z sounds fun and the film? It looks epic, plus the cast? If nothing else, they'll make it grand.

      Thanks so much for visiting, Alice. :)

      Delete
  13. The Jenny B Jones' book you mentioned sounds so cute, definitely adding it to my TBR! I really love your TBR, it's introduced me to some really fun looking reads! YAY.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's adorable, Kristin! I *just* finished it, and am smiling thinking about it, and yet, there's an "edge" and emotional pull to it that's beautiful. :) Hope you enjoy it. And thank you, as always, for dropping by.

      Delete
  14. ooo! ooo! I've read Like Never Before (Melissa Tagg's newest) and it's SO GOOD! Her best yet! My TTT

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. *throws confetti* I'm so pleased to know this, Carrie! Way to tease this Melissa Tagg fan. :)

      Delete
  15. Great picks this week. I am so excited to read Me Before You, what with the movie coming out. I have heard nothing but good things. I also want to get to Pride and Prejudice with Zombies too. I hope you enjoy them all when you get to them :)

    Here's my TTT post, although I ended up doing last weeks post as I missed it last week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Charnell. :)

      Here's hoping we BOTH get to this book-to-movie adaptations! They do sound great albeit in very different ways. :)

      Cool! I'll enjoy reading your post; I skipped out on last week's topic, but it sounded fun. :)

      Delete
  16. What does a book blogger have to do in order to help judge the INSPY judging panel? It sounds like it could be fun.;)
    I loved Kara's book! Did you see that her next one is tied to Narnia? I'm super excited about it!
    I will have to check into Jenny's latest novel!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Amanda! Thank you so much for your interest in the INSPY program. We appreciate it. In order to be a judge, you a.) must be a blogger and b.) agree to our statement of faith. Beyond that a judge (which will usually consist of a panel of three) will discuss the five shortlisted books (which we'll announce the end of April) online and once an agreement is made with their fellow judges, they chose which of the five novels (in whichever category - there are six from which a judge can apply to be a part of, they're judging) best represents the INSPYs program.

      If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask. :)

      I'm so pleased to read Kara's book was good! And YES I did read about her followup novel. I'm all the more eager to read it because of this (Narnia rules!). As for Jenny's novel, I *just* finished it. It's amazing! I think you'll really like it, Amanda. :)

      Delete
  17. "Close to You" is so awesome. I really enjoyed it. Though I read it months ago (October, I believe) I still get the feels when I think of it, and hope to buy an actual print copy. I hope you'll like it. :-D
    I want to read "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." The new cover is just soooo pretty (for a zombie book, lol). BUT, since I started reading and enjoying "Northanger Abbey" by Austen, I want to read the original P&P now, so I'd like to read P&P before P&P&Z. I'm still tempted to buy the new P&P&Z edition just because the cover is just so wonderful.
    Happy Spring reading, Rissi!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so pleased to hear such great things about Kara's debut. I should have read hers months ago as well, but kept pushing it back since I *knew* I had the time. Well, now here we are, less than a month out and I've yet to read it. Soon (I hope).

      Isn't the movie book cover of P+P+Z gorgeous!? That's what I picked up because it's such a soft and gorgeous look in comparison. I know some readers detest the movie paperbacks, but I usually opt for them if I don't yet own the novel. :) I've read that P+P+Z is really complimentary to the original, which is nice. Also, yay for Northanger Abbey. I started that one eons ago, but by now, it'd be best to begin again. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Grace. :)

      Delete
  18. Sweet list! :) You will LOVE Melissa Tagg's, my friend. And then you need to get its sequel releasing early next month! ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oops, thank you for unknowingly pointing out my mistake, Meghan... I have read From the Start and am excited about Melissa's soon-to-be-released Like Never Before. Must have been my late-night dash to get this post done. ;)

      Either way, I'm sure this new book is going to be amazing! Cannot wait to read it. :)

      Delete
  19. I'll be really curious to hear what you think of Me Before You. I haven't read it or seen the movie because I'm 100% sure it's going to horribly sad, so I'm more interested in engaging with it second hand...like reading your future review. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kate - and I know EXACTLY what you mean! I suspect that will be my general thought too, but I like Sam Claflin, so I'm too tempted to see the film and as my "rule" is to try and read the book first, I've told myself that has to happen. :)

      Delete

Have a thought? Don't be shy, go ahead and leave one... or two... or three! I reply to every comment. If you're new to the blog, please don't hesitate to introduce yourself and your blog - we love chatting around here!

Feedback and every comment is appreciated and read - I always leave a response; your opinions are respected and I ask that you show mine the same courtesy.

(If you post under “anonymous,” please leave a name. If you don't have a Google account, you can type your name into the Name/URL and if you have no site, just leave "URL" blank.)

If you are still reading my ramblings, thank you for following this little blog and for being one of its supporters. I’ve enjoyed getting to know each of you, friends!

Follow @rissi006