TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten Books on my Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week – I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy. As the title suggests, these are ten books I hope to get to over the next few months. Pretty much all of my books are currently packed in boxes as we’re moving house next week so these chosen few (plus my kindle) are to see me through until we’re all unpacked in the new place in a months’ time.

The Secret Fire by C. J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld
This is like a supernatural/mystery/end of the world type book and it’s been ages since I’ve read anything like that and I got to say the cover is one of the first things that drew me to this book – I love it!

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
This one is getting all the buzz at the moment so I’m intrigued to see what I make of it. I might wait a while to read it though as I read A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston in January and I’m slightly worried they’ll be very similar and then I’ll get bored/be biased.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
I got this in the Illumicrate box and I’m interested to see what I think of it. While I like fantasy books I have very rarely read any book centred on witches so it will be new territory for me.

Emancipated by M.G. Reyes
Contemporary isn’t my go to genre but I haven’t read any for so long and this sounds like a mystery with some cool and potentially damaged characters.

A Hero at the End of the World by Erin Claiborne
I got this book on my kindle (along with a lot of other books) via Humble Bundle for $15 which works out to less than £10. A Hero at the End of the World is from an independent publisher that got started via Kickstarter. It’s a fantasy about what happens after the best friend of the destined hero defeats the bad guy instead, so kind of like if Ron had defeated Voldemort instead of Harry. I love that premise and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

books on my spring tbr

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
I read all of the Lunar Chronicles last year and loved the whole world and characters so I can’t wait to revisit it all.

Who Censored Roger Rabbit? By Gary K. Wolf
This is the book that inspired the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (I never knew it was adapted from a book till recently) I watched and enjoyed the film years ago so I’m looking forward to seeing what the books like and I love things that are about old Hollywood.

Valor: Fairy tale comic anthology about courageous heroines edited by Megan Lavey-Heaton
I got this through backing a Kickstarter project and it is one of the most beautiful things ever! It’s a collection of fairy tale retellings/fairy tale-esque stories either in the form of a comic or as written prose. They all look like such different stories that have been inspired by different cultures fairy tales and I’m so excited to read it.

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
I saw GingerReadsLainey describe this book in a video as National Treasure meets Gossip Girl meets The Mummy and as The Mummy is one of my all-time favourite films and I freakin’ love National Treasure I just knew I had to read this book. I know basically nothing else about it and I’m so happy I got sent it for the NinjaBookSwap.

Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin
This is the other book I got sent for the NinjaBookSwap (thanks again Chrissi) and the main character is intersex and I’ve never read a book about someone who is intersex. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book and I’m really looking forward to reading it.

So those are the books on my Spring TBR! Do let me know if you’ve read any of them and if there’s any that I really should read sooner rather than later.


  1. I like the sound of Truthwitch but have SO MANY THINGS on my TBR at the moment, many of them fantasy, that I’m not so sure it’s the book for me at the moment. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you enjoy Rebel of the Sands — I had an ARC of it and quite enjoyed it. 🙂

    I’ve also read A Thousand Nights and would say they’re quite different, mostly because A Thousand Nights reads to me more like literary/adult fiction rather than YA — it’s VERY slow, sluggish even, with tons of focus on world-building — whereas Rebel of the Sands is more action-paced (at least the 2nd half of the book is).

    1. Hahaha! I know that feeling. I have to say I’ve done pretty well recently of reading a whole mix of genres and it’s been a good while since I’ve read some proper fantasy where it’s a different world and there’s lots of magic.

      Ooh OK, thanks for letting me know the differences between Rebel in the Sands and A Thousand Nights, it’s a great help! 🙂

      1. TEACH ME YOUR WAYS. I think I usually succumb to my mood and binge-read certain genres for a while, get super sick of it, and then can’t read it for a while.

        No worries! I feel like A Thousand Nights is often compared to The Wrath and The Dawn, but even when they’re based on the same thing I still feel like they’re quite different. 😛

    1. It’s only a couple of quid on Kindle so it was a bit of an impulse buy but I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how it differs to the film and if it’s got the same sort of humour 🙂

  2. I just finished Stars Above and it was nice being thrown into that world again. Truthwitch is on my (hopefully spring) tbr too. I’ve been putting so many books off though!!

    1. Haha! I know what you mean, it’s actually working quite well that I only have a few books not packed away as it’s making me really think about what I want to read. 🙂

  3. YES to Stars Above^^ that baby was a pre-order for me but I have yet to read it. I’m sooo not ready to be done with that series XD I hope you have better luck with Truthwitch than I did but I was totally in the minority with that one so I wouldn’t worry about it (black sheep syndrome right here – it happens to the best of us LOL!) And yes: Rebel of the Sands sounds amazing and right up my alley! I love desert settings and kick ass women 😀 Awesome selection here^^ Thanks for stopping by earlier ♥ New follower via Bloglovin’ and Twitter!

  4. Rebel of the Sands and Truthwitch are on my list as well. But I’ve heard that some people are disappointed by Truthwitch.

  5. I’ve heard so many good things about Truthwitch- it’s definitely in my eventual TBR list, as is The Conspiracy of Us. I know the new one in the latter series is coming out soon/recently came out so now I feel behind!

  6. Ooh, a lot of these books are actually on my longer TBR list. I’ve never heard of the Valor anthology, but fairy tale reimaginings and beautiful artwork are my weakness! I’ll have to check this one out!

  7. I haven’t actually read any of these! I do really want to pick up Rebel of the Sands though because I’ve seen more really great reviews of it 🙂

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