Welcome to this weeks edition of Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week we were challenged to come up with our top ten books of spring 2015. I can’t really say if these are the top ten of spring for me, but they are the top ten of spring… for now. I’ll always get referred new books or discover them on my own. Saying that, after you read through my list feel free to leave links to your own Top Ten Tuesday or just leave your top spring books in the comments below. Thanks for visiting!
1. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Oh, how I love the sound of this one! Alex has schizophrenia and has trouble separating her made up fiction from reality. One day one of her made-up people starts interacting with real people. And she starts to be normal. Plus the mention of using a magic eight ball to make her decisions may have influenced my own decision to read this book. ;D
2. Lion Heart (Scarlet #3) by A.C. Gaughen
The first book in this series was rather good, the second one not so much. But I like the ideas behind the book enough to give it another chance in the last book. Plus I do like Scarlet and a few of the minor characters.
3. Dream a Little Dream (Silver #1) by Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell (Translation)
Okay, so maybe I’m half cheating on this one. It was originally published in 2013, but in German, so give me some slack. Liv starts having these weird Labyrinth-ish dreams with some pretty crazy characters. Then she dreams of boys from her school in a graveyard. What’s so creepy? They know things about her that they couldn’t possibly know.
4. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
Okay, so this one is so going under my “guilty pleasures” and “dirty little secret” shelves. It’s so teenage and so girly I’m embarrassed to admit that I want to read it, but I do! I like the replacement boyfriend scenarios.
5. William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars #4) by Ian Doescher
I love these books! I’m a big Shakespeare nerd and Star Wars geek; add the two together and I’ve drooled over every single one of them! I just can’t wait to see how JarJar Binks speech translates into Shakespearian verse. 😀
6. Rook by Sharon Cameron
A re-telling of The Scarlet Pimpernel in a dystopian Paris? Yes, please! Who will be the Red Rook and how, exactly, will the author allow this one to play out?
7. All the Rage by Courtney Summers
I love books that have power-play characters; in this instance it’s the sheriff’s “goldenboy” son that can do no wrong accused of sexual assault by a nobody girl from the wrong side of town. No one believes her, but when more things start happening she just might start to speak up again.
8. The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons
Sherlock travels with Henry James to America during his Great Hiatus after Reichenbach Falls. Why did he fake his death? Because he deduced that he is in fact a fictional character, which makes Mr. James’ job interesting since Moriarty might be controlling them.
9. Rogue (Talon #2) by Julie Kagawa
The first book in this series really entertained me, and I’m looking forward to continuing it with Rogue. I just hope that there’s not so much of a love triangle going on that it takes away from the “war” going on. Don’t lose focus!
10. Hawkeye, Vol. 4: Rio Bravo (Hawkeye (Collected) #4) by Matt Fraction
My geek-side has to make her appearance for the last on my list. It’s the last volume of Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye comics! I have so loved his portrayal of one of my favorite superheroes and I’m sad/excited to read the last volume!