Top Ten Tuesday #33: Spring 2018 TBR

It’s TBR time!!! 😀 😀 😀

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Books on My Spring TBR

I love creating TBRs, so I’m excited to do this post. Before we get started, guess how many books I read from my Winter TBR???

**Hint** It’s slightly more than the amount I usually read from my TBRs.

Highlight here =>>   2  <<= for the answer. 😛

The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks

Seasons 1 & 2 of the TV show are on NetFlix. I’m watching them and I’m so hooked, which is weird because when season 1 aired on MTV, I lost interest after a couple episodes because it started to lean toward a love triangle and I hate those things. But now I’m hooked on the TV show (when it’s been canceled; SUCKS!) and want to read the novel to see if it’s as good. Many vloggers I follow on booktube say it sucks, but I’m willing to try it anyway.

Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb

The third and final book in the Tawney Man trilogy, which I’m buddy-reading with Emily from Embuhlee liest. I’m so hooked on the second book, The Golden Fool, and we’re about halfway through it. I’m pretty sure we’ll start of Fool’s Fate in the spring.

The Devourer’s by Indra Das

I’ve been curious about this book since its publication and am looking forward to reading it. I plan to buddy-read it with Rachel from Life of a Female Bibliophile.

Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn

I placed this on here because the turquoise color on the cover makes me think of spring.

Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus

I watched the movie and loved it and got excited when I heard about the book. I got lucky at the library and was #12 when I placed a hold on the book. I’ll get it by spring, I bet.

The Park Bench by Christophe Chaboute

A graphic novel about a park bench sounds perfect for spring, I think.

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

I really need to get started on this. It’s been on my TBR since forever.

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

I’ve heard great things about this and am eager to read it. It strikes me more as a winter read though, but we’ll see if I get to it in spring.

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

I have this book. I like its cover. The cover makes me think of spring. I want to read it in the spring.

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

I’m just super excited about this edition of the book and can’t wait to read it.

Notable mentions:

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

Because I’m rereading these books

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

Because I’m rereading these books

Forever in Blue and Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

Because I want to complete the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg (illus.)

So I can FINALLY return it to the library. I’ve had it checked out for over a year now. …sorta. The librarian overlooked it and didn’t actually check it out to me.

Anyway, what’s on your spring TBR?

43 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #33: Spring 2018 TBR

    1. I just completed Golden Fool n I think it has surpassed Assassin’s Apprentice as my favorite Hobb book. I’m sure I’ll like Fool’s Fate. Can’t wait to see what happens next.

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  1. Yeah! I liked the Shannara show as well! Did it really get cancelled though? I thought someone else might still pick it up. That’s sad 😦 I loved the world! And it was actually not looking too trashy if you ask me 😀 Fantasy TV shows have come a long way!


    1. Yea, unfortunately it did. I saw some article saying it got moved to Spike network, I think, and then they decided not to renew it for the 3rd season. I really like the world too. I hope they’ll reconsider and bring it back.
      Yea, I was surprised that it wasn’t trashy was actually pretty decent, though I wish they’d tighten the story a bit more.
      **I just loved that Crixus (Manu Bennet) was in it too. 😉

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  2. I’d love to hear how the book of A Shape of Water is! I loved the movie. I thought Horrorstor was amazing, and I really love the Golden Compass (and the whole trilogy). I hope you enjoy your spring reading!


    1. Oh yes! Watch it. It was so good. Plus having the film in mind while you listen to the audio book would help a lot in imagining the story as you read.


  3. Just be aware that Sword of Shannara is about as much a Tolkien clone as you can get.

    Unlike the Wheel of Time, these are short and fluffy reads. You’ll be able to fly through them rather quickly.


    1. That sounds good for me. I didn’t like reading LoTR, unfortunately, but I enjoyed the movies.
      Light or heavy, I don’t mind as long as the story is interesting and the writing is decent.

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    1. That’s good to hear. And def try Shape of Water!! I love the cinematography of the movie n the story too, which is I’ll don’t mind trying it in novel form.


  4. I’m reading the Sword of Shannara right now and I really like it, the show covers the second book of the trilogy which I’ve heard is the slower of the three. If you like fantasy though, it’s a great series so far!


      1. I only watched the first couple episodes and then stopped because i wanted to read the books and not have anything spoiled. A friend I had when i was younger used to read them all the time, but I was more into Dragonlance back then.


        1. Oh cool. Well, the show gets very interesting. I’m curious to see if the setting in the book is the same as well the show. I was surprised to see bits of modern things in the show’s fantasy world.


        2. Ya they delve into the history of the world a bit. There’s actually a trilogy by Terry Brooks that details exactly how the world went from the modern one we know to the fantasy one described in the books.


        3. Oh really, that’s actually a part of the story? 😮 I’m so excited for it then. I do hope I like it because I’d like to read that trilogy about how that world came to be.


        4. Oh my gosh, sounds like a Wheel of Time commitment. I don’t mind, if I end up liking it, but will get annoyed if I don’t, which happened with Wheel of Time. Have you ever tried that series?


        5. I have not. I have a good friend who swears by it, but I’m not sure I can commit to a series that extensive. especially with the chapter lengths. Apparently there’s one chapter (which is a battle) that’s longer than the entire first Harry Potter book.


        6. Lol lol what?? I did not know that. I liked the first three books n then got tired of it, but I do like the world because it draws on bits of Christianity and several mythologies, but I really don’t like the characters.


        7. Honest to God, it’s one of the later books. I’m not sure which one. I’m just not big on starting a series that original author was unable to finish.
          I feel like that’s what’s going to happen with Song of Ice and Fire…


        8. Oh lord! Don’t say that! **Though I fear you’re right** I just think GRRM has a huge writers block for that series. There’s too much going on in the plot and too many predictions about how it’ll all end n the TV show changing some things just complicates it all. He probably gets a huge migraine when he thinks of it.


        9. Hahaha, ya I know, I probably just jinxed it!
          Oh he definitely does. He probably also knows that if he ends it the way he intended to right away some people are going to be mad their theories aren’t true.


        10. Lol yea, you did.
          Oh yes, that too. I’ll go crazy if in the book Jon isn’t a wolf-dragon combo. I think that’s the most popular prediction.


        11. Yea but Lianna Stark taken by Rhaegar in in the book it’s hinted that it was probably not entirely a kidnapping, so Jon could be a long lost dragon.


    1. Oh I know I’mma love Horrorstor too. I like that this edition looks like an Ikea catalog.
      I think you might like Shape of Water. The movie was great.


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