Ten Books On My Spring TBR {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi guys and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Seeing as spring is almost here (and boy, am I ready for spring to begin!), today’s all about the books that I’m planning to read this spring.

I divided this list in two parts:

  1. New spring releases, because is it just me or is this spring filled with amazing new book releases?
  2. Books from my backlist, because I’m still trying to tackle that monster of a TBR so while I’m being bombarded with new releases I also still want to catch up with some older books.

Will I succesfully be able to read all these books in the upcoming springtime? Who knows, but I’m already super excited to get to each and every one of them so I’ll definitely be trying!


The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

First of all, this sounds super cute, fun AND relatable. Secondly, it’s by Becky Albertalli, who already wrote Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, which is one of my all-time favorites. AND I’ve seen only positive reviews so far. So yes, this is definitely high up on my spring TBR!

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury was one of my top reads of 2016. I re-read it several times, suffered a major book hangover and am officially looking for the Night Court so I can move there. So of course I want to read this third book in the trilogy! Preferably on release date…

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

It’s a Mulan retelling with a dash of 47 Ronin. Yes. Let that magnificence sink in for a bit. Then add the fact that it’s by Renee Ahdieh, who already wrote the GORGEOUS The Wrath and the Dawn. Yes. Definitely a must.

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

Oh hi, you may have heard me talk about this book a few times already. But only because it’s MY MOST ANTICIPATED READ OF 2017! It sounds so much fun, super meta and has a ship that I’ve already been shipping for months without even having met them yet.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Enough Shadowhunters? NEVER! After the amazing Lady Midnight, I have super high expectations for this one. And also, I’m super scared because it’s only the second book in the series so I know my heart will be in pain after this one and there will still be a long wait ahead for book three. #bookwormstruggles

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

This cute YA contemporary about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married just sounds SUPER adorable! And I’ve already seen some glowing ARC review so I’m already pretty sure it will live up to all its’ expectations.


Written in Red by Anne Bishop

I’ve been saying for too long that I should read The Others series. AND I’ve actually had this book on my shelf for a while now. So what am I still waiting for?

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Same issue as with Written in Red. I actually received Red Rising for my birthday… TWO YEARS AGO. No more procrastinating, this spring I’ll get to it.

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Another book that’s been on my shelf for a while and I’ve only heard great things about it so I should really start this one soon.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Ok, this one is not actually on my shelf yet, but I may be one of the last people on earth to read this one (slight exaggeration… maybe) and I do really want to read it. So once my self-proclaimed book-buying ban is over (who am I even kidding, it’ll be over as soon as I see a bookstore or am left alone with a computer because I have no willpower when it comes to books) I’m getting this AND reading it!

Are some of these books on your spring TBR as well? Any other books on yours? And which of my backlist books should get priority according to you?

46 thoughts on “Ten Books On My Spring TBR {Top Ten Tuesday}

  1. Jolien @ The Fictional Reader says:

    LOVE you list! There are several on here that I absolutely adored, like The Others and The Upside of Unrequited, and several I’m dying to read like When Dimple Met Rishi, Red Rising and The Love Interest! I hope you’ll enjoy them πŸ˜€

  2. Prabhleen says:

    God Lindsey read Illuminae. What are you doing. Then we can read Gemina together Bwaahaaha. Plus I am up for alllll the new releases. I just finished ACOMAF and I didn’t like it (don’t kill me now) but I will read the next book to find out how the series wraps up. And do you know that you can read the first two chapters of Upside on Epicreads?? Fair warning though, you’ll be craving the book 10 TIMES AS MUCH I CANNOT WAIT FOR THESE NEW RELEASES. Oh and how can I even forget Lord Of Shadows??? Gimme all the Blackthorns???
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    • Lindsey Habets says:

      I know, I know, what am I even doing with my life? Why haven’t I read Illuminae yet? I am confused myself πŸ˜‰
      Haha, that’s okay that you didn’t like ACOMAF, but it’s still great that you’re planning to read the third book – hope you’ll love it more than the rest of the series!
      AAH, now I am conflicted because I want to read Upside, but 2 chapters will not be enough and then the wait will be even worse!
      Also, yay Blackthorns! Can’t wait to be reunited with one of my fave fictional families <3

  3. Angela says:

    I agree, there are so many books coming out this spring that look amazing! I really enjoyed The Wrath and the Dawn series, so I should add The Flame in the Mist to my TBR!

    P.S. That graphic is beautiful! It’s making me really long for spring, especially since we are having a blizzard where I live today!
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    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Yes, it’s looking to be a great spring for new releases! I’m so excited for Flame in the Mist.
      And ahh, that’s such a pity that you’re having a blizzard today, while everyone is talking about spring… Hopefully better weather is on the way!

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      I’m so excited for The Upside and When Dimple Met Rishi! Hope they’ll live up to both our expectations πŸ™‚ And I know I’ve been saying this for a while now, but this spring is definitely the time for me to finally read Illuminae!

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Oh, sounds like the perfect birthday gift πŸ™‚ Hope both those books live up to our expectations. And I’m so excited for Illuminae – no more excuses, I’ll be reading it soon πŸ˜‰

  4. Barb (boxermommyreads) says:

    I hope you love Written in Red. I adore that whole series and really need to read the last one that just came out. I recently bought Illuminae and Gemina and should make time for them but too many ARCs and library books are standing in the way.

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      I heard so many great things about the Others series, I have high expectations πŸ™‚ And I hope to read Illuminae soon too, but I totally agree: so many books, so little time πŸ˜‰

  5. Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews says:

    I’m so excited for Flame In the Mist! And I’ve always wanted to read Written In Red and Illuminae but, I haven’t had the chance to yet. They sound like books I would definitely enjoy so, I better get my hands on them soon! The Study Series is one of my favorites and I sincerely hope that you enjoy it if you get around to reading it soon! I seriously cannot recommend it enough!

    Elena @ Book Lady’s Reviews

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Flame in the Mist does sound soooo good πŸ™‚ And I totally understand about Written in Red and Illuminae, hope we’ll both get to them soon. So happy you love The Study series, I’m super excited to finally start it as I’ve heard so many good things.

  6. Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    Ahh, the new releases just keep looking so gooooood don’t they!? I’m never going to catch up!

    I cannot, cannot, cannot wait for ACOWAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How am I going to survive!?!

    I’m also super excited for Flame in the Mist! EEEEEEEE!!!

    Shadowhunters!? I think I’ll just reread them ALL and then get to Lord of Shadows. Or at the very least I need to reread TID and Lady Midnight. I ship those two so hard my heart is going to be shattered, right!?

    I defintiely want to read the Others too! I keep seeing Etched in Bone at the moment and it keeps reminding me to pick up that series!

    Red Rising is another on my TBR.. Yikes. I have a lot to get to!

    I hope you LOVE Poison Study! I did!

    And Illuminae is another I need to pick up!

    Of all your backlists I’ve only read Poison Study and that’s an awesome world to be in, so go there first!!! πŸ˜€
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    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Haha, I know, the TBR pile just keeps on growing and growing – it’s like every book is just one needle in the whole big haystack. But better too many books than too little I guess πŸ˜‰
      Aah, ACOWAR and Flame in the Mist, I can’t wait either! They sound sooo good.
      I’m really worried about Lord of Shadows because I’m sure Emma and Julian are indeed going to break my heart…
      Hope we’ll both get to The Others, Illuminae and Red Rising soon…ish πŸ˜‰
      I know, your reviews on the Study series have pushed Poison Study back up to the top of my TBR – it sounds so amazing, I’m already pretty sure I’ll fall in love with the world!

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Oh were you able to already read an ARC of The Love Interest? That’s so great, I’m glad you enjoyed it! So looking forward to it πŸ™‚ And Dimple and Upside do sound super cute <3

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      I am SO EXCITED to be able to read The Love Interest πŸ™‚ And I’m happy you enjoyed The Others series, I heard so many great things about that series! Can’t wait to get started πŸ™‚

  7. Swetlana says:

    I am desperately awaiting both ACOWAR and Lord Of Shadows! And ACOWAR is so close and I think I’ll actually pick up the other two books in the series in preparation for the release of the next book. Same probably goes for Lady Midnight!

    I was lucky enough to read Becky Albertalli’s new book early and I did enjoy it! I actually read it in one sitting one night! I related to Molly so much.

    Also, yes about When Dimple Met Rishi! I keep hearing nothing but great things about this book and I need it NOW. And I usually don’t even read that much contemporary? But I’m really excited about that book!

    Red Rising has been staring at me for over a month now.. I got totally sidetracked by the first two books in the Shades Of Magic trilogy and then two other books.. but soon. I’ll get to it soon.

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Oh, binge-reading the ACOTAR and Lady Midnight series sounds like a perfect idea πŸ™‚
      So happy you loved Upside! From what I’ve heard so far, I have a feeling I’ll really relate to Molly as well.
      Yes, I’ve been hearing so many good things about When Dimple Met Rishi as well and it all just makes me that much more eager to read it!
      Oh, I love the Shades of Magic trilogy so I can see how easy it is to get sidetracked by them πŸ˜‰ Hope we’ll both get to Red Rising soon.

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