Happy Spring, friends!
Spring is my third favourite season because, just like autumn, it’s not too hot and it’s not too cold. But there is pollen. And pollen is my mortal enemy. I usually stay inside all the time anyway, but pollen is a very good excuse to sit indoors and read.
I am personally more of a backlist reader because keeping up with new releases can be exhausting to me and unless a new book is by an author that I really love, I don’t mind letting new titles slip under my radar. When that radar is even turned on, that is. So, to eliminate stress, I prefer to read older titles because there are so many good books out there waiting to be read by me, and their age doesn’t bother me one bit.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – I finished The Raven Cycle at the beginning of the year and I really want to read more of Maggie Stiefvater’s books, so I managed to get a box set of this series for a pretty good price. I’m not the biggest fan of werewolves because I usually think they’re boring (vampires are better), but I am willing to give them a chance for this series.
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – Guess who still hasn’t finished the Grisha trilogy? It’s me. Because I suck. I have a lot of catching up to do with the whole Grishaverse and even though you don’t have to read this series before reading Six of Crows, I don’t want to leave this series unfinished for much longer.
Frostbite by Richelle Mead – When I read the first Vampire Academy book I thought it was okay and good enough for me to want to continue with the series, but my local library is making that really hard for me to do. The libraries in my city are really suffering because so many of them have been closed and then the books are being moved around, without the online catalogue being updated properly. So I’ve placed this book on hold but there’s not going to be any word about whether it’s available or not unless I chase them up about it. Fingers crossed they do still have it.
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff – I remember when this book was a huge deal when it was first released and yet I still. haven’t. read. it. And I don’t understand why because I love Steampunk and I’ve always been interested in Japanese culture. But, I guess that’s why it’s taking me so long to get around to reading this book: I’m a little worried that it’ll be appropriative, and I really hope it’s not.
Warcross by Marie Lu – I’m not sure if this one counts as backlist because it was published towards the end of last year, but I’ve had a copy for a while so it sort of does. I guess. The fact that I still haven’t read this book after spending months pining for it is a little ridiculous, so it’s obviously about time I got it read.
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab – I am probably the only person in the book blogosphere who hasn’t read a single Schwab book, but I just don’t know where to start. Adult fantasy is a bit too intimidating for me, so I figure that her YA books would be a good place to start.
Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian – This series isn’t the best thing I’ve ever read, but it finally got really interesting at the end of the second book so I have to see how it ends. Plus, sometimes cliche high school drama needs to be shaken up and turned on its head.
The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco – If you’re a regular reader of my little old blog here, you’ll know that I’m more of a seasonal reader, so why would I choose to read a horror book right in the middle of spring? Because I’m just really in the mood for something scary. Spring is kind of a weird time for seasonal reading because I can never find something that matches, so it’s kind of an anything-goes kind of reading time.
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins – When Stephanie Perkins announced that she was releasing another book last year I almost cried tears of joy. I loved her contemporary romances so hearing that she had written a thriller book really interested me. Because I am a butt, I still haven’t read this book even though I’ve had a physical copy for months. Just like with The Girl from the Well, I usually reserve these kinds of books for the autumn but I want to read it a lot sooner.
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews – Yes, I know that this is not a backlist title because it hasn’t been released yet, but this is my post and I’m allowed to make exceptions. I have been waiting for Cait’s book to be released since she first announced it, so you can bet your butt that I will be running out to get my copy on release day because i don’t trust book depository with preorders anymore since the last time i preordered from them i got my book a week after release day grr.