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T10T: Top Spring TBR Picks!

March 20, 2018

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s prompt was to pick ten books on your spring TBR, so here are a list of titles that I am planning on reading this spring. As always, click the titles for Goodreads links. 🙂


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1. Ace of Shades — Amanda Foody
I actually meant to read this by now, but I’ve been fighting off a slump lately. I enjoyed Amanda’s debut a lot, but I’m hearing very mixed reviews on this one, so I’m interested to see what I think of it!
Unreleased, ARC; releases April 10th, 2018
March/April TBR

2. Devils Unto Dust — Emma Berquist
This is supposed to be a horror/western genre-smasher, and it sounds sooo freaking cool. I might actually pick this one up this week!
Unreleased, ARC; releases April 10th, 2018
March/April TBR

3. Beyond a Darkened Shore — Jessica Leake
This is one of those ARCs that I feel so pumped for and was so excited to be approved for, but a lot of my friends have been feeling “meh” about it lately, so I’m going to try to read it before I stumble across anymore negative reviews and risk my opinion being biased! (Does anyone else have to do this for ARCs sometimes?)
Unreleased, ARC; releases April 10th, 2018
April TBR

4. Ash Princess — Laura Sebastian
Do you ever have a book that you just know in your gut you’re going to love? This is one of those for me.
Unreleased, ARC; releases April 10th, 2018
April TBR

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5. Leah on the Offbeat — Becky Albertalli
Leah was actually one of my least favorite parts of Simon, but plus-size bi rep from an author I do genuinely enjoy? You know I’m here for this!
Unreleased, pre-order; releases April 24th, 2018
May TBR

6. A Court of Frost and Starlight — Sarah J. Maas
If any of you think there’s a chance in hell I’m not reading this ON ITS RELEASE DAY, you wild.
Unreleased, pre-order; releases May 1st, 2018
May TBR

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7. The Alchemists of Loom — Elise Kova
This got voted in as one of Life & Lit‘s group reads for April, so I’ll finally get around to reading it!
Backlist title
April
TBR

8. Six of Crows — Leigh Bardugo
I am SO PUMPED for this one! I’m finally reading Ruin & Rising right now (almost finished!), and will be buddy reading this one in the next few weeks.
Backlist title
April TBR

9. A Gathering of Shadows — V. E. Schwab
This is another buddy read that I am super excited for, as continuing this amazing series is quite over-due!
Backlist title
April TBR

10. Down Among the Sticks and Bones — Seanan McGuire
I am forever here for all the Seanan McGuire stories about diverse, odd little characters and fantastical, creepy settings.
Backlist title
March TBR


What are some of your spring TBR titles?


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  • Reply lilisblissfulpages March 20, 2018 at 12:35 am

    You’re gonna read Six of Crows… I’m gonna reread it too. Hope you like it as much as I did. 🙂
    Here’s my TTT: https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/top-ten-tuesdays-13-top-ten-books-on-my-spring-tbr/

  • Reply Adoptabookaus March 20, 2018 at 12:36 am

    omg I forget that Leah on the Offbeat was so close?!! I am super excited to get my hands on more Albertali. A gathering of shadows YAY I love that book so much hope you do too, buddy reading will be the best way coz you have someone to scream at while reading XD Awesome list

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Yesss, super close! I still actually need to read Upside by her, but I’m really excited for Leah even more.
      Haha yess! It’ll be a reread for one of the people in the buddy read so I will be yelling all of my emotions at her, lol!

      • Reply Adoptabookaus March 20, 2018 at 6:31 pm

        I liked Upside! Hope you do too 😀 bahah! that is the best no asking what page their upto so you dont accidentally spoil!

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 21, 2018 at 2:10 pm

          Thank you, I think I will! Hahaha yes, exactly. It’s nice to not have to tread lightly or be like, “Okay, uh… has this VAGUE THING with this VAGUE PERSON happened yet…?” Bahaha

  • Reply 1girl2manybooks March 20, 2018 at 1:43 am

    Six Of Crows is so good. I still have to read Crooked Kingdom. Kind of putting it off because I don’t want to finish up in that world for now.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      Aww, I don’t blame you. 🙁 We’re going to buddy read Crooked Kingdom a few weeks after SOC, but I know it’s going to be so sad to say goodbye to the Grisha world for a while. Then again, at least I’ll also have Language of Thorns to help hold me over until the Nikolai book(s)!

  • Reply ChrissiReads March 20, 2018 at 1:44 am

    I absolutely love Becky Albertalli, so I’m looking forward to Leah too! I hope you enjoy these books when you get around to them.

  • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches March 20, 2018 at 2:54 am

    I still haven’t ordered my copy of Leah on the Offbeat, but in my defense.. My pre-orders don’t even show up on time so I might just order it the day of its release to save myself some frustrations. :’)
    I was declined for Ash Princess – BOO. 🙁 Broke my little heart but.. maybe someday. :’)

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:17 pm

      I don’t blame you. :/ I pre-order constantly, but I’ve given up on them arriving on time. Obsidio wasn’t supposed to show up on time, so I went to the mall nearby and bought a copy because I literally couldn’t stand to wait an extra day to start it. I feel so uppity saying that, but like… I NEEDED IT, lmao. Meanwhile, books I don’t feel a pressing need to read RIGHT THAT MOMENT? They always show up on release day. -_-
      Ughhh. 🙁 I’m sorry, love.

      • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches March 22, 2018 at 3:11 am

        Ha, I saw that passing by and I had a little laugh about it – before feeling frustrated that you had two copies and I had NONE at that point but hey, that’s life. 😛
        That suuuucks. The three or four times I preordered something, it always showed up late and I hate it.. But going to the bookstore and buy it already isn’t really an option since my pre-orders are hardcovers or the format I need it to fit the other books in the series and.. in the bookstores they only have the paperbacks. :’)

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 22, 2018 at 3:52 pm

          Lmao, I knoooow! I’m sorry! I would’ve teleported it to you if only my teleporter was… well… in existence.
          I always forget you guys mostly have paperbacks. 🙁 Boooooo!

          • Kathy @ Books & Munches March 23, 2018 at 6:21 am

            When in the actual hell are people going to invent that shit? It’s not like it wouldn’t be useful for like EVERYONE. [Not to mention it’d be byebye disadvantage to international bloggers.. xD]
            Right?! Even the Waterstones over here only has paperbacks while the ones in the UK are hardcovers all the way. IT SUCKS.

          • Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 27, 2018 at 12:23 am

            Right? You could just get a PO box here! 😛
            I can imagine. 🙁 I like paperbacks ooookaaaaay – every now and then I prefer them, but not usually – but hardbacks are my go-to because they’re just so much more durable.

          • Kathy @ Books & Munches March 27, 2018 at 12:12 pm

            How would that even work? xD
            I prefer them when I have places to go because they’re way lighter but.. like.. even then I’d be more likely to just take my Kindle with me and get some eARC’s read. :’) Hardbacks all the way as long as I can afford them. :’)

          • Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 29, 2018 at 2:25 am

            Well, if you had a teleporter, you could use the PO box for US-based ARCs, then just teleport over and grab them whenever you want! 😛
            Oh yeah, when it comes to reading on the go, I have grown very fond of my ebooks. It’s funny because I was totally, 100% one of those people, in my late teens, who was like, “Kindles are ruining bookstores and the physical book industry! You’ll never make me read an ebook!” Then, somewhere in my very early 20s, I realized that the bulk of my reading tastes for several years had been a mix of free online horror stories on reddit, and online fanfics. 😛 So I was like, “Oh… okay… yeah, I can give this kindle thing a try” and now I’m hooked.

          • Kathy @ Books & Munches March 29, 2018 at 2:28 am

            Or the publisher could just teleport the things straight to Belgium? 😀
            Yup. I was the exact same, but it only started when I started my blog and had eARC’s to read. Now I’m so used to just being in bed and reading without having to bend in awkward angles to keep my book upright?! Every time I try, I’m so close to having it fall in my face or against it.. :’) But that might also be me and my clumsiness, yay. 😛

          • Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 29, 2018 at 2:37 am

            … that would make TOO much sense.
            Ugh, yeah, I feel you. I can’t lay in bed and read physical books. My arms get tired, and then I drop the book, and just… it’s not comfy. I also have to say that I didn’t read a TON of ebooks (because I only buy them if they’re on sale – I never pay full price for them for whatever weird cheapskate reason lmao) until I got into eARCs. Sweet, sweet Netgalley, the siren she is…

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  • Reply Annemieke March 20, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Yes, I have Leah on the Offbeat on pre order and spring tbr as well. I’m so excited!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      Yessss! I can’t wait. I had forgotten its release was so close until I made the post!

  • Reply Carmen March 20, 2018 at 5:20 am

    I loved the Grisha trilogy, but “Six of Crows” was on a different level. All of the characters were so well-developed and complex. I`m also really excited for Ace of Shades. The plot sounds so cool!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      That’s what I keep hearing about SOC! I really can’t wait to read it. I’m a little nervous about Ace, because I keep hearing people say they felt like it ripped off SOC, actually. I hope we both enjoy it and don’t feel that way about it!

  • Reply Forty-Two Thoughts March 20, 2018 at 5:34 am

    I’m looking forward to Leah on the Offbeat too! Down among the sticks and bones sounds interesting as well x

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Oh yes! It’s the sequel to Every Heart A Doorway, if you didn’t know? (You probably did, but just in case, lol!) I adored EHAD so I can’t wait to continue it!

  • Reply iloveheartlandx March 20, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Ooh I love Six of Crows and A Gathering of Shadows, so I hope you enjoy both of them. Ace of Shades doesn’t come out till May here but I’m super excited.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/top-ten-tuesday-151/

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      Oh weird, I always wonder why books release later in some countries than others! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out. 🙂 And thank you! I’ll check your post out too <3

  • Reply Books tales by me March 20, 2018 at 6:17 am

    ACOFAS is on my tbr list
    Here is my TTT post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/ttt-spring-tbr/

  • Reply Aislynn d'Merricksson March 20, 2018 at 7:08 am

    I’m looking forward to Ash Princess. Love the list! So many awesome books!

  • Reply Joann Downie March 20, 2018 at 8:26 am

    I have chosen a few YA’s for my TBR list-which is stepping out of my box-and I hope you get to read these books, most of which are very popular!! HAPPY SPRING!!
    http://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/03/top-ten-tuesday-2018-spring-tbr.html

  • Reply Barb (boxermommyreads) March 20, 2018 at 8:41 am

    I adored Down Among the Sticks and Bones even if Beneath the Sugar Sky, it’s sequel, fell short. I’m curious about Ace of Spades too! Great list.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks, Barb! I keep hearing polarizing views from people on whether they preferred DATSAB or BTSS! I can’t wait to see which one I like better.

  • Reply Tammy March 20, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Awesome list! I have a copy of Ash Princess as well and it’s been getting great reviews. Seanan McGuire’s series is one of my favorites, I hope you love it as much as I did!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you, Tammy! 🙂 I haven’t seen a ton of reviews for Ash Princess, so I’m really glad to hear that. Hopefully we will both love it! And yesss, I honestly can’t imagine disliking anything Seanan writes at this point!

  • Reply confessionsofayareader March 20, 2018 at 10:03 am

    I need to pick up Ash Princess soon. I hope you enjoy all the books you chose. I’ve read Ace of Shades (loved it) and Beyond a Darkened Shore (liked it) already. I also have the same two books pre-ordered as you do. 🙂

  • Reply flippingthruthepages March 20, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Seems like Leah is on everyone’s list today 😀 I recently read Simon and since then, I am in a book hangover 😀 It was so good. I can’t wait to read more about that world and of course Becky’s writing 🙂
    My TTT: http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/03/fifteen-diverse-ya-contemporary-books-written-by-diverse-female-authors-on-my-spring-tbr/

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      Haha yesss, she has been on so many lists! I’m so stoked. 🙂 I’m glad you loved Simon! <3 And I don't know if you saw my comment yet, but I LOVED your blog post! I saw it in my Reader this morning and was like, "omg yes please!" and now I have it bookmarked so I can make sure I have all of them on my Goodreads shelves, haha!

      • Reply flippingthruthepages March 23, 2018 at 5:10 am

        Haha thanks Destiny 😃 Yeah I checked your comment earlier. I am so excited for reading all of these 😀

  • Reply Sionna (Books in Her Eyes) March 20, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Your TBR looks awesome! I’m also hoping to fit A Gathering of Shadows in this Spring ^_^
    Hope everything turns out worthy of reading!

  • Reply Cholla March 20, 2018 at 10:37 am

    I really want to read Down Among the Sticks and Bones because I loved Every Heart a Doorway!
    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      I loved Every Heart A Doorway, too! It was so wonderful and fresh. Can’t wait for DATSAB! Thanks, I’ll check yours out too <3

  • Reply RedRocketPanda March 20, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Your layouts are always <33333333 I'm also quite intrigued about Alchemists of Loom – it's an interesting pick for the BOTM!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      Aww thank you lovely! <3 And yes, I was actually really surprised it won, but hopefully everyone will love it!

  • Reply LMOORE March 20, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Those are great ARC’s! I really want to read several of those! You have a lot of books that are on my TBR list too. 🙂 Happy Reading!
    Here is my TTT: https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/top-10-tuesday-books-on-spring-tbr/

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you! 😀 I’ll check yours out, too – sounds like we have some similar tastes for sure!

  • Reply Flavia March 20, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    I love how you set this post up! And you doooo have Ace of Shades on here hehe. And ACOFAS hehehe. Also, I hope you enjoy Six of Crows (epic), and The Alchemists of Loom (super awesome)! 😀

  • Reply Megan March 20, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Ash Princess’ cover 😍😍 I hope you get to read these books this spring.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm

      Isn’t it gorgeous?! I’m hoping I love the ARC enough to justify buying the hardcover, because it’s so lovely! Thank you, Megan! <3 Happy reading and happy Spring!

  • Reply lindseyhabets March 20, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    So many great books! Leah and ACOFAS made my list too, and I can’t believe I forgot Ash Princess! And I do hope you’ll love Six of Crows and A Gathering of Shadows as much as I did 🙂

  • Reply Sam Frost March 20, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    I’m always treading careful when it comes to ARCs because I’m so easily swayed by other people’s reviews, or if I end up liking the book, the review ends up being more of a challenge against those negative/positive reviews than an actual review LOL. I hope you end up enjoying all these reads!
    My TTT: https://tsundokubooks.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/top-ten-books-on-my-spring-tbr.html

  • Reply Jenni Elyse™️ (@jenni_elyse) March 20, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Looks like you have some great books to look forward to reading!
    My TTT Post

  • Reply Kay Wisteria March 20, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I can’t WAIT for ACOFAS <3 happy reading!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you, Kay! I hope your spring reading is awesome <3 And I can't wait until we get to read ACOFAS!!

  • Reply Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense March 20, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    I hope you enjoy Six of Crows. It’s one of the few books that I’d say lives up to the hype. Happy reading!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      That’s awesome, Alicia. I really can’t wait! 🙂 I hear so many good things! Thank you <3 You too!

  • Reply Brittani @ Hope, Faith & Books March 20, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    The first half of my top ten is also ARC’s. Lol. I definitely think Ash Princess sounds good as well. It’s definitely a book I’ll have to pick up at some point after it releases. Hope you get to read all these this spring! 🙂

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 21, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      Haha I’m glad I’m not alone! I’ve been trying to request way less ARCs this year, and doing a really good job of it tbh, but I was given a ton of spring ARCs back in 2017 that are now catching up to me because I spent too much of the last couple of months reading backlist titles instead of ARCs, lol!

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    I have to start Sarah J. Maas’ series before I can get to this one. i have the first two books in the series but just haven’t gotten to them. Guess I know what is next on my list 🙂

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  • Reply Marie March 22, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Oh this is a lovely list 🙂 I can’t wait to read Leah either, she wasn’t my favorite character in Simon, vs., but I am really looking forward to getting to know her a bit more and hopefully love her in that new book 🙂
    I can’t wait for you to continue with the Shades of Magic series, it is just brilliant 🙂 x

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you, Marie! She wasn’t my fave in Simon, either, but for some reason my gut is just telling me that I’m going to enjoy her more in her own book! I really hope I’m right, haha. 🙂

  • Reply Sarah March 23, 2018 at 11:18 am

    [jumps up and down over Six of Crows] I hope you love it!!!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 27, 2018 at 12:24 am

      I’m starting it this week! 😀 We moved our buddy read up to the 29th and I am SO STOKED.

  • Reply everythingalyce March 23, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    I still need to read Six of Crows and A Darker Shade of Magic – I feel like I’m one of the only people in the blogging community that hasn’t at least started one of the series, so I feel a bit better knowing you’re still working on them, too!
    I’m also looking forward to Ash Princess, which I was lucky enough to be accepted to read via NetGalley. I’ve heard so many brilliant things about it already, so my expectations are definitely high.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 27, 2018 at 12:26 am

      Definitely don’t feel bad! I’ve only read book 1 in the Shade of Magic series and haven’t started the SOC duology at all, so you are definitely not alone! 🙂
      Oh, good, congrats! Hopefully we both love it!

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