Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

toptentuesssTop Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic
: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

So many books coming out this Spring as well as SO many books I just haven’t gotten to yet plus Summer releases I want to get a jump start on…trying to prioritize! I’m REALLY REALLY proud of myself because I read/am currently reading now (Cinder) 7/10 books on my Winter TBR list. I normally SUCK at sticking to a list but apparently this Winter I was totally feeling my picks!





1. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: I know, I know. I need to get on this so I’m doing it this Spring so you can all stop telling me how much I need to read it.

2. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: Okay, technically this is not “long overdue” as it hasn’t been out that long BUT it’s long overdue considering all the raving I’ve heard about it and I’ve owned it for like 2 weeks already. MUST get to it soon.

3. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson: Considering my love for Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour I can’t believe I haven’t gotten to this one already and I think I’m finally ready. I’ve heard it was a tearjerker and I haven’t been sure I’m ready for it!

4. How To Save A Life by Sara Zarr: I loved Sweethearts when I read it last year and I need to get to this one finally PLUS it will give me something to read while I wait patiently for The Lucy Variations.

5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Eyre: In my attempt to work on my bookish resolution about reading more of the classics sitting on my shelf, I’ve picked this one!





6. The Program by Suzanne Young: I’m so excited to have just received this for review and to read with my book club next month so this is obviously on the top of my priority list!
7. A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty: I recieved this for review and am going to be part of an awesome promo for it! It’s one that I’ve been so excited about so YAY!
8. Golden by Jessi Kirby: This is high on my list because I love Jessi Kirby’s previous novels and she’s on my auto-buy list! I’ve heard this one is amazing and cannot wait to read it soon!
9. This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith: My lovely friend Mitali let me borrow this one and I’m so stinking excited since I finally read The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight.
10. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen: Obviously I bounced off the wall when this pretty thang came my way and Spring-time is the perfect time to read it to get in the mood for summer!


So tell me…

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  1. Eleanor and Park AND Golden are “Jamie” books. TRUST.
    I want to read Second Chance Summer too. So much.

    Actually I could pretty much just bookmark this page except for a few. We read similarly and I LOVE THAT, lady!! xo

  2. I really need to read Jane Eyre again. I have the illustrated version I picked up a few years ago and would love to go through it with the awesome gothic pictures.

  3. I <3 the cover for Eleanor & Park, it’s so simple and cute xD

    I hope you enjoy Jane Eyre! Been meaning to re-read it myself…

  4. Jellicoe Road is one of my all-time faves πŸ™‚ and Jane Eyre is quite a surprise, too! I think I liked it enough for a classic. Happy reading!

    my TTT

  5. I’ve heard nothing but good things about #2 and #6 happens to be a local author for me so I’ve very excited about that one!

    Also, because of you I’m finally jumping in and doing Top Ten Tuesday. Well next week, but still!

  6. I want to read Eleanor & Park, Second Chance Summer and How to Save a Life, too! And as for the upcoming releases, I’m excited for This Is What Happy Looks Like and The Program!

    Bree πŸ™‚
    TTT @ Coffee Bean Bookshelf

  7. *Gasp* you haven’t read Jellicoe Road yet?!?

    Anywho, I have read How to Save a Life and I really enjoyed it. It’ll be perfect for a warm spring day and I am pretty sure it’ll be easy enough to get through in one sitting. I hope you get through all the books on your list (including Jellicoe Road), and enjoy them.

    ~Happy Reading,

    My TTT

  8. TOTALLY yes on Eleanor & Park (I read it this past weekend and OMG – so many feelings!). Also, Jane Eyre is my favorite book ever, like seriously. I need to reread it soon. Great list! A Corner of White and Second Chance Summer are books I’m looking forward to reading as well.

  9. I’m so looking forward to a Corner of White…I have no real idea what this will be about, but it sounds great…
    And ahh. I really must read The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight!!!

  10. Mmm I should have added Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta to my list too, but there are some many books that you have to stop at some point.

    Hey, I’m reading Cinder too πŸ˜€

  11. I am a total late-comer to Jellicoe Road too. It’s STILL on my TBR… one of these days!!

    My TTT — Carissa Taylor

  12. I’m really looking forward Eleanor and Park, The Program, Golden and This Is What Happy Looks Like. They sound really great! I hope you can catch-up with this list ;p
    Happy reading!

    My TTT :

  13. Jellicoe Road is amazing! Oops, you already know that. πŸ™‚ I have to read This is What Happy Looks Like, too. I’m a sucker for contemporaries.
    Here’s my Top Ten btw! πŸ™‚


  14. Jamie you MUST read Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, that’s one of my all-time favorite books πŸ˜€ Btw is your blog in WordPress or Blogger? I love it’s design.

    My Top Ten.

    Have a great week!

  15. Jane Eyre is a brilliant book, one of my faves!

  16. Jellicoe Road!! I cannot wait to see what you think of that one. It’s beyond amazing. A Corner of White is next on my to read list!

  17. Jane Eyre made it on to my Spring TBR list too, it is a reread for me though.
    I feel like The Program is one everyone wants to read when it is released!
    A great list πŸ™‚

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  18. Jellicoe Road is $3 on B&N for the Nook. I’ve been eyeing it for a while. Now I’ll have to get it…

    And, yes. You will LOVE Jane Eyre. It’s such a great classic.

  19. I have Second Chance Sumer, Eleanor & Park, and How To Save a Life all on my up-next pile as we speak! Yay, now we (maybe) get to compare thoughts.

    I’m also really looking forward to Golden and This is What Happy Looks Like, since I’ve heard great things about those authors.

  20. I am now refusing to speak to you until you read Jellicoe Road. Not even joking.

  21. Jane Eyre is my favorite classic novel. Enjoy my friend!! I really want to read Eleanor & Park myself. There has been so much buzz surrounding this book that I feel silly for not reading it yet. How to Save a Life is sooo good. I know you will just love it. I just recently heard about A Corner of White and have quickly added it to my TBR list. Happy reading as always!

  22. Wait a minute… something must have gone wrong here. Maybe you accidentally copy and pasted wrong? Did you let Will do this week’s post??? Are my eyes failing me??? It’s like I’m playing Where’s Waldo, but searching for Divergent and Vampire Academy. πŸ˜‰

    Thumbs up for Jellicoe Road, The Program and How to Save a Life (even though any time i read that title i end up singing the fray)!

  23. Jane Eyre is totally worth it IMO. Great classic! And I agree on Jellicoe Road, I am loooong overdue for that one…

  24. I really want to read Eleanor and Park, too!! It sounds so good. And I want to read all of the books you have on the list that are coming out this spring. It is going to be a wonderful spring for reading!

    Nikki @ Imaginative Adventure

    β€œLet us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
    ― Voltaire

  25. Ginger @ GReads! says:

    Oh girl, you got some great reading ahead of you! You already know I think GOLDEN needs to be #1 on your list!! πŸ™‚

  26. You should definitely make sure that you pick up Jane Eyre this spring! I had to read it for my uni course and loved it. It’s not like other classics. It is dark and disturbing and a bit creepy with gothic elements. I hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

  27. Ohhh you HAVE to read Jane Eyre soon Jamie! It’s such a beautiful book and then you have to watch the BBC Mini Series- the 2006 one because it’s AMAZING!!!. I received Jellicoe Road as a present this past Christmas, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Marchetta’s writing. I hope you enjoy all your books Jamie πŸ™‚

  28. I just got Cinder from Amazon, and put it on my TTT list. Cannot wait to read it!

    I haven’t heard of a few of these books, but I do have The Program on my TBR list (not my Spring one, just my regular TBR list).

    I really hope you enjoy Jane Eyre. It is one of my all-time favorite books, so I’m looking forward to reading what you thought of it.

    Ashling @ Reading, Writing, & Anything but Arithmetic

  29. I still haven’t read Eleanor & Park yet either, so don’t worry πŸ˜‰ And A Corner of White is one of the books I’m excited about for this spring too! Can’t wait!

  30. Several of these titles are on my tbr list as well! πŸ™‚

  31. I know you don’t need any more people telling you to read Jellicoe, but…. You have to read it!!!! Also, Eleanor & Park is also on my list, I just need to get my hands on a copy!

  32. Please please please read Eleanor & Park soon. My heart absolutely SINGS for it.

  33. Eleanor and Park and Jellicoe Road are on my list too! I think I’ve been meaning to read JR for about 3 years now! How about if you read it, I will too? πŸ™‚

  34. Totally want to read Second Chance Summer, and Golden! I have a galley of Golden and the darn cover is SO beautiful that ever time I look at it, I get distracted. LOL.

  35. Oh, yes, Jellicoe Road is a definite must-read. (And I need to finally read Jane Eyre one of these days too!) This Is What Happy Looks Like looks adorable and I can’t wait for A Corner of White either. Great picks! πŸ™‚
    My TTT!

  36. I am ridiculously excited for The Program, I can’t wait to see what you think about it!

  37. Second Chance Summer! I loooooooved that one! And How to Save a Life! Gorgeous books. I hope you like them! I just finished Jane Eyre last night and wasn’t totally thrilled with it, so I’m interested to see how you like it.

    I have The Moon and More and can’t wait to dig in! I know it’s going to be awesome. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy all your books, Jamie!

  38. You picked out some awesome titles for the Spring! I’m pretty stoked for you and your reading pile, as I’m sure you’re going to have an amazing time reading.

    Jellicoe Road is a bit hard to get into at the start, but it’s worth it, I promise. I went in without any expectations and just allowed the story (and Melina’s impeccable writing) to blow me away.

    Eleanor & Park is lovely! I think it’s a very authentic portrayal of those moments you share with your “first love”, and I enjoyed that immensely. Plus, there are definitely issues that each of the characters have to face individually which added dimension to the book overall.

    Second Chance Summer is WONDERFUL. Morgan Matson wrote a story that made me feel highly emotional, and I sobbed a lot towards the latter half of the book (so prepare your tissues!).

    I just got A Corner of White as well, and I’m looking forward to reading it. It sounds so intriguing, and it will be my first Moriarty book!

    Also, Golden is phenomenal. I love it more than I loved In Honor (and I did like that book a lot). I’m trying to find the words for my review for it, but I still haven’t – it’s just that good.

  39. Almost all of these are on my list as well. Good choices! Especially Jane Eyre, which I read for the first time a few years ago, it’s fantastic.

  40. Eleanor & Park YAYYYYY <3
    I JUST started Golden and I really like it so far! For as much as you can like one chapter haha.
    Also really looking forward to new Jennifer E. Smith!!

  41. Ah, I should have added Jellicoe Road to my TTT list, since I bought it about a week ago when it was a kindle sale. I don’t know if I would have normally picked it up, but everyone seems to love it and it does have that shiny Printz sticker. I’m also really excited for A Corner of White and The Program!

  42. I made the mistake of downloading the first 3 chapter sneak peak of This Is What Happy Looks Like. I say mistake because that sneak peak starts so incredibly strong, it is torture waiting for the rest of it.

  43. How to Save a Life I really really enjoyed. Jane Eyre should have made my TTT as well since I’m supposed to be reading it by June with friends of mine. πŸ™‚

    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life

  44. I can’t say enough amazing things about Golden. You should read it ASAP πŸ™‚

  45. I can’t wait to read The Program! Sounds very good πŸ™‚

    TTT -Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  46. Ooh nice list! I really want to read This Is What Happy Looks Like, Jane Eyre, Golden and How to save a Life, they’re all on my wishlist! I also received a copy of A Corner of White to review and I’m really looking forward to it!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My TTT Post

  47. Dying for Eleanor and Park. EVERYONE is raving about it. Even John Green! Golden, This is What Happy Looks Like and Second Chance Summer are also on my list. JELLICOE ROAD is one of top 5 favorite books of all time, as is Jane Eyre. You have an epic spring coming, dear.

  48. I also need to read Jellicoe Road! Let me know when you read it and if I can, I’ll read at the same time! Second Chance Summer and How to Save a Life are also ones I’ve been meaning to find time for. Read Eleanor & Park right now.

    Also, I love the first half of Jane Eyre, but HATE Rochester, at least as a love interest. SIGH.

    *makes grabby hands at second half of post* I am getting A Corner of White, but I don’t have ARCs of the rest, which means I’ll probably get to them when I’m fifty. lol.

  49. I’ve wanted to read Jellicoe Road for a while. And, I’d also love to read How to Save a Life and Jane Eyre. Good picks!

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  50. I keep hearing so much about “Eleanor and Park”, I hope you enjoy it too. πŸ™‚ Also, oh you are just going to adore Jane Eyre! It is a classic for a reason and that reason is the awesomeness of Jane and Rochester πŸ™‚

  51. Jane Eyre is straight up amazing! I love that book to pieces! And I want to get my hands on a copy of Elenore and Park as well! Great list!

  52. Jellicoe Road and Second Chance Summer are amazing reads! I started reading How to Save a Life but got distracted when I was only a couple of pages in and never picked it up again, but I’ll definitely go back to it soon. I’ll definitely be reading The Moon and More when it’s released, as well as This Is What Happy Looks Like. Great list!

    My Top Ten

  53. I just recently bought Jellicoe Road too. Need to read it! I totally thought you did already. E&P is also one I need to read soon bc I’ve been hearing great things about it. Def have to read Jen Smith’s book asap. And pick up a Sarah Dessen book one of these days, since you know I’ve never read any of hers, lol.

  54. OH I didn’t know that Jennifer E. Smith wrote another book! I’ll have to check that out! And I am always up for a good Sarah Dessen book. I’ve heard lots of good things about Eleanor & Park, also I need to read Jane Eyre like yesterday! This is a great list. Hope you get through all of them. πŸ˜€

    My Top Ten

  55. It’s really no surprise that I love your list. I’m glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t read Second Chance Summer; that’s on my list as well! I’m excited to read This is What Happy Looks Like and of course THE MOON AND MORE. And The Program. And Golden. And Eleanor and Park. I’ll stop now. Once again, we’re like twinsies!

  56. SO excited for the Program! Jellicoe Road is one that everyone loves but I was just meh about. I liked it but I didn’t get what the huge fuss was about *shrugs*. How To Save a Life has been recommended to be countless times I have to read that one soon! Great list, muffin!

  57. Jane Eyre is a beautiful book and for some reason I thought you’ve read Second Chance Summer and Eleanor & Park already. I’m excited for This Is What Happy Looks Like and The Program as well. Great list.

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  58. I’m reading Jane Eyre right now and let me tell ya – it is rockin’ my world in the best classical way possible!

  59. JANE EYRE JANE EYRE JANE EYRE!!! Love love LOVE this pick Jamie! One of my all-time favorite books!! I hope you love it! πŸ™‚

  60. ARGH. JELLICOE ROAD. Long. Freaking. Overdue!

    I have A Corner of White too! I’m so excited. Jaclyn Moriarty was one of my favorite authors as a teen.

  61. Oh, I wanna read This is What Happy Looks Like too, but I forgot to include it in my list! Tsss 😐
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  62. UM. YES to all of these. The only one I’ve read is Jellicoe Road – and well… IT’S INCREDIBLE. I hope you love it.

  63. Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads says:

    OMG SECOND CHANCE SUMMER. I can’t WAIT to hear what you think about that one! Magan @ Rather Be Reading and Hannah @ So Obsessed With convinced me to read it, and I am so, so, SO glad that I did. It’s amazing, although you will need an entire box of Kleenex for sure.

  64. I totally need to read more classics!


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