Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Once again, it’s time to talk about seasonal TBRs. As you may know, I have been making monthly to-read lists using prompts from a reading challenge. I only pick those at the beginning of the month, so I have no idea what will end up on my monthly to-read lists for the spring months. However, today I’ve picked 10 books I might be in the mood to read soon.
Fruits Basket volume 1 by Natsuki Takaya
I bought this manga volume last year, when I first decided to give manga a try. It’s an extremely popular series about an orphan girl who starts living with a family that has an ancient curse resting upon them. That’s really all I know, and it’s all I need to know.
The School for Good and Evil (School for Good and Evil #1) by Soman Chainani
I’ve had this middle grade fantasy novel on my shelves for a while, but I keep forgetting about it. I don’t read much MG, so this will definitely be a book out of my comfort zone. Middle grade novels tend to be quite quick reads though, which is something I’ll need in the upcoming months.
Maresi (Red Abbey Chronicles #1) by Maria Turtschaninoff
I picked this fantasy novel up during a book sale in January, and am so excited to read it. If I’m not mistaken, it’s about an island inhabited solely by women in a world where men get to make all the decisions and choices. It’s only 250 pages long, which is quite short for an SFF novel!
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
No, I still haven’t read this book. I know, it’s terrible of me. I’ve read both Out of the Easy and Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys before, and quite enjoyed them. Thus, there’s really no reason for me to believe I won’t like Between Shades of Gray, which is a YA historical fiction novel centered around a Lithuanian family in WWII.
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
I tend to read more YA contemporaries during the spring and summer seasons, as they’re often more light-hearted and cute. I’ve had this one on my Kindle for a while, and it seems like the perfect time to finally read it. I believe this is set in Tuscany, which simply radiates summer vibes.
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman
I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this YA dystopian novel, and I really need to read it soon. I feel like I don’t have to talk about its synopsis since everyone but me has already read it.
If the Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman
Like I mentioned before, I tend to read more YA contemporary during the spring and summer months. If the Dress Fits is a book by a Filipinx author about a plus size girl who takes her friend to her cousin’s wedding as a fake date. Fake dating + Filipinx characters + plus size girl? Yes, please.
From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon
I quite enjoyed Sandhya Menon’s debut novel, When Dimple Met Rishi, and am looking forward to reading more of her work. While her first book followed a girl who loved to code, this one is about an aspiring filmmaker! I love ambitious women, and I can’t wait to see what Twinkle has in store for me.
Changeling (Order of Darkness #1) by Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory is well-known for her adult historical fiction novels, which I haven’t read yet. This is a YA historical fiction book, however, set in Italy in the 1400s. I’m going to be honest, I read the words ‘Italy’, ‘1453’, ‘heresy’, and ‘witchcraft’ and I was sold.
The Queen’s Poisoner (Kingfountain #1) by Jeff Wheeler
Do I know what this YA fantasy novel is about? No. Have I owned a digital copy of it for ages? Yes. The Queen’s Poisoner is one of those books I bought when it was a Kindle deal, and promptly forgot about. No more hiding on my digital shelf though, I am going to tackle this book soon.
Will I actually end up reading these 10 books during spring? Who knows. I truly hope so. Have you read any of these books? Which novels are on your spring to-read list this year?