Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday


Didn’t we already do this topic? I’m not sure I can come up with anything that I haven’t already said. Here goes.

  1. More academic books and articles on the Arabian Nights.
  2. More academic books and articles on fairy tales.
  3. More academic books and articles on German folkloric creatures.
  4. More academic books and articles on Diana Wynne Jones, if there are any I haven’t found yet.
  5. The Islands of Chaldea, by Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula Jones.

Jones - Islands of Chaldea 2           Jones - Islands of Chaldea


  1. This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki: Rumour has it, we have an ARC for this, eh, Nafiza? *nudge-nudge*
  2. Lumberjanes by Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke Allen: Just look at the adorable-ness! Look, I say!
  3. “The Course of True Love (and First Dates) / Book 10 in The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare: I guess also, City of Heavenly Fire. I must know if my favourites make it through to the end. And I suppose now is a good time as any to declare it- I sincerely believe that Clare does more right than wrong with her stories and characters. I am going to embrace the madness now. Sorry, not sorry.
  4. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs: I recently received this for Galentines Day! (Cheers, Steph!) I feel like I’ve waited forever to read this. I intend to get on this in April.
  5. For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu: This, I think, has been released in January but never came to my attention. It looks very interesting and the protagonist is a transgender person of colour. Also, the writer graduated from UBC! Plus, the cover is incredible. So yeah, it is officially on my Spring TBR list.


*crys* I haven’t ready any of my last TBR list, writing a thesis takes all my time! So here it is again…

1. The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness – because it’s Patrick Ness, obviously, and also because we got a bunch of free copies to read and review! So you can look forward to that.

2. Skinned by Robin Wasserman – sitting on my bedstand as I write this post.

3. Not A Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis – right underneath Skinned hehe…

4. Because this is for all of 2014 I guess I’ll move past the next couple of weeks, I think I’d like to read The Diviners and Beauty Queens by Libba Bray because Going Bovine was awesome. I’d also like to read something by Maureen Johnson, she has been recommended to me many times and I would like to give it a go, actually, on that note, I’d also like to read something by Garth Nix. OH! And I’d like to read more Diana Wynne Jones. 🙂 This isn’t a fair question! I don’t know book titles per se but I know authors and trust them to have written several good books that should be on my list. Bah.

5. Finish all the series I have started and not been able to finish!!! So UgliesUnwind,The Maze Runner and Divergent (yes, despite really disliking the first one  of both of these series, I should give the rest of the books a shot!). There are more that aren’t dystopia, some graphic novels, and some littler kids stuff (Spiderwick and Sisters Grimm, oh and the next parts of A Tale Dark and Grimm! from fairy tales month) but I’ll get to it all eventually!


My list contains books that were sent to me for review but they are all awesome titles and I’m looking forward to reading them.

  1. Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings – Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

  2. She is not Invisible – Marcus Sedgwick
  3. Love Letters to the Dead – Ava Dellaira
  4. The Ring and the Crown – Melissa de la Cruz
  5. The Castle Behind Thorns – Merrie Haskell
  6. The Vanishing Season – Jodi Lynn Anderson