Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - Top 3 Books On My Spring TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is Top 10 3 Books On My Spring TBR List.

It's been a while since I read a novel for enjoyment.  The last time I did was back in September, when I finished Brenna Yovanoff's The Replacement.  (Gosh... has it really been that long?)  In the meantime, I've read a few picture books, but most of my reading has been of the non-fiction sort.  I don't think I can come up with 10 novels that I want to read this spring (nor can I promise to read anywhere near 10 novels this spring), but here are a few that have really piqued my interest and that I want to read at some point:

3. The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi - Ship Breaker was one of my favourite 2011 reads. While The Drowned Cities doesn't appear to be a straight sequel, it does feature some of the characters from Ship Breaker.  Bacigalupi's post-oil world is so interesting; I wouldn't mind reading another book set there.

2. Replay by Ken Grimwood - The plot of this book appears to bear some resemblance to Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall, which I absolutely loved.  It's one of those books that I still think about, even years after reading it.  What if you had a chance to go back and do things differently?  I love those sorts of plots in novels.

1. Under the Light by Laura Whitcomb - I read A Certain Slant of Light back in 2008, and I loved it.  For whatever reason, I only gave it 4 stars on Amazon.com... but if I were to use my current rating system, it would definitely be a 5-star book.  It was a great stand-alone novel, so I never really expected a sequel (though I'd heard the author was working on one).  Under the Light is finally coming out this May!  I rarely get excited about new releases, but I'm really looking forward to this one.