I've seen this blog meme feature thing (that is in fact the technical term, little known fact) from The Broke and the Bookish around for awhile and I love lists so I don't know why I haven't joined this before. Jumping on the bandwagon it is!
Top Ten Books on my Spring To Be Read List:
1. Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War, Steve Sheinkin
Yes I'm starting my list off with a nonfiction title. I'm a NERD. But I just heard about this author last night in class and his books sound amazing - they present history in a readable fashion. Humourous history. That's what I like.
2. Insurgent, Veronica Roth
I cannot wait for this book to come out. I absolutely loved the first book in the series, Divergent, and I think I loved it more than the Hunger Games. Yeah, I said it. I'm just hoping that the sequel isn't a letdown because they usually are.
3. The Lying Game, Sara Shepard
I'll admit it. I thought the Pretty Little Liars series was completely ridiculous. Of course, I loved it, or at least the 5 books that I've read so far. So I want to try out Shepard's other series that she has going on to see if there's more hilarity to be found.
4. Insatiable, Meg Cabot.
It's been described to me as a book that makes fun of Twilight. That's the only reason I need.
5. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
I own it, I've never read it, it's mentioned all the time. I'd like to understand the references. Ergo, I will read it.
6. Bunheads, Sophie Flack
I don't like ballet. I don't like doing it, I don't like watching it. But there is always excellent drama/humor when it's used for plot purposes, so when I saw this on the new fiction shelf at my library, I immediately wanted to read it.
7. Briar Rose, Jane Yolen
I'm all about fractured fairy tales and using well-known stories to tell new ones. I just picked up a used copy of this book last week and I'm excited to finally read it.
8. Changeling, Philippa Gregory
Despite how the covers all look like cheap romance novels, I really enjoyed The Other Boleyn Girl, and other books in the Tudor series, so I think I'll try this new series out too. Yeah, I tend to like series if that wasn't obvious.
9. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon.
Another book people talk about all the time that I've yet to read. It's on The List. It's also another book crammed into my bookshelf that I need to reorganize into read and not-read sections. Sigh. I'm a book owning addict.
10. The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan
Seriously, I need to catch up on my series-reading. This one is also on The List so it'll accomplish two things at once. Plus, I love mythology so I already know that I'll love this series.