Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Exploring My TBR

So, it's March Break, and I've had a hard time posting recently. I've been reading a ton though, and exploring a few really awesome book blogs. I've realized how awesome 2012 is. Seriously, there are so many interesting books coming out with the most gorgeous covers. But, after reviewing (lol) my Goodreads TBR list, I've realized why I shouldn't get too far ahead of myself. I mean, there are so many books from 2011 and 2010, and 20-whatever I still haven't read. Why not be excited for them all?

That's where this feature comes in. I'll basically post 5 books on my TBR, and why they're there. I'll also link to Goodreads so you can add them to your TBR too. I don't know if this will be a regular feature, or a one-timer. It depends on how much fun I have writing the post, and you guys have reading the post. (Btw, I realized this is kind of like The Story Siren's Books To Pine For... but some of these titles are already released, and I'm writing my own synopsis.)

Here we go.

Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
1. Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher
It's about some girl getting abducted at an air port and brought to a desert where her captor expects her to fall in love with him. What the hell? So this book is kind of a "letter" she's writing to him. It sounds really creepy in a way, and also very emotional. The book is unique, and ever since I saw it, I knew it would be my kind of read. The cover helps, of course. My friend read it and she says she thinks I'll like it.  I can't wait till I get it and finally see for myself.

2. Steel by Carrie Vaughn
SteelI'm totally shallow, so when I saw this cover I knew it would be a book I'd find interesting and put it on my TBR just because of that. For the first time today I actually read the synopsis, and it's about this girl who does fencing in a bunch of tournaments. One day she finds a real, sharpened sword and she's sent back in time onto a pirate ship by dark magic. Wow. I haven't really read enough about pirates, so that's an interesting aspect of the book. I think it will have lots of action and I'm expecting the MC to be very strong. As long as it fulfills those two hopes, I know I'll enjoy Steel.

The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1)
3. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
I have heard a little about this book before and I always made plans to read it. Except I never actually did read it yet, which is why it's still on my TBR. It's about fey! And alchemy! Those are two plusses, since I do like to read about those subjects. The story is about Donna, the MC trying to save her friend from the fey, who have destroyed her life. They drove her mom insane, and killed her father. This story sounds like it will be dark, and I really want to read it since it's exactly my style.

4. Switched by Amanda Hocking.
Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1)First off, the cover is stunning. I absolutely love it. Anyway, there's a lot of hype about Amanda Hocking I heard for a while, and I'm pretty sure I even read a bunch of reviews about Switched. It's about a girl named Wendy discovering she's not human, and what that means for her. There's more to it, but that was my lame-ass one sentence synopsis. Anyway, in the real synopsis there is some mention of a romance, which is always fun, and I always make a point to read changeling stories, like I do with fey stories. They're interesting and full of possibility. I also know that the mythology in Switched is uncommon, and I like diversity.

Jessica Rules the Dark Side (Jessica, #2)
5. Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
A long time I ago I read an absolutely amazing book about some girl dating a vampire. This book had me laughing out loud, smiling, and there were warm and fuzzy feelings. This book has a sequel, and this is it. I really want to read more about Jessica and Lucius, who are such a cute couple. This sequel is about Jessica's life as a vampire princess trying to clear her husband's name from murder. Uh-oh. I expect blood, vampires, and a strong heroine. Plus, I have a thing for reading about princesses. This book is a must read, and the next time I see it I *promise* myself I will read it.

That's it for now. I swear I didn't plan for 4 of these books to be from 2010... they were just the first books that showed up on my Goodreads TBR. So did you find any new titles that interest you? Any book recs to add to my TBR (in general)? Did you read any of these  books and what did you think? Leave it all in the comments!


  1. I think this is a great idea! My sister read stolen a few years ago and loved it. Glad I'm not the only one who hasn't read switched, and I will admit I wasn't a huuuge fan of the first jessica book (my review posts this week actually I think)

    The Cait Files

    1. I think it's a fun way to talk about books. :) I keep hearing that people liked Stolen. I really should get to it soon :p

      Thanks for visiting!

  2. I've been wanting to read The Iron Witch and Switched for a while. I've got my eyes on the others as well. There are so many 2010/11 must read releases that I haven't read as well, but there are so many releases each month it's hard to choose. It's a good problem to have.

    Safari Poet

    New follower :-)

    1. It's awesome. No matter how many books I read, I still haven't even covered the 'must-reads' and that makes me happy. Thanks for following btw. :)

  3. Yup would also really recommend reading Stolen! I loved it and got a few other friends to read and love it too :D. A really interesting read in the way its written and its general premise.

  4. I think this is a great blog feature. You should consider doing it again =)

  5. All of these are on my TBR as well :P They all sound so good, I really need to get my hands on them :) I'm a new follower!

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