Top Ten Tuesday- Spring Books I’d Play Hooky With

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  Today we’re talking about books we’d most like to play hooky with.  Though there are many, many, MAN EEEEEEEEE books I’m dying to read this Spring, there are some that seem like from the moment I pick them up I’ll never want to let them go. They’ll be unputdownable (either because they make me cry, they make me swoon or they stress me out. All of these are very good things).    Here are a few I’m willing to ignore my friends and family for:

1.  Underworld by Meg Cabot- Y’all I’ve already read this one (and loved it. Review to come) and already I’m dying to read it again.  This is the sequel to Cabot’s Abandon.  Let me give you just a slight tease.  Pierce wakes up in the Underworld in the arms of John. And he’s shirtless. (I was sold at this point, just sayin).  No, really.

2.  Selection by Kiera Cass- I’ve heard such good things about this book, which sounds almost like a dystopian Cinderella (I could be way off here, but I have no idea as I refuse to read the reviews).  Either was, the buzz is good and it’s already being developed into a television show that I’m sure to crush on.

3.  Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman- This is a book about a girl who is obsessed with Pride and Prejudice. Um hello, sign me up.  I’m sold.  I’ll read it. I’ll love it.

4.  Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready-  The more I think about this book the more I realize that I’m dying to read it.  I’m sad that it’s the end and all, but I love this series.  And that’s a pretty huge deal since paranormal books aren’t usually my thing.  I’ve already heard that it’s so good. I can’t wait! Plus, I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that I’m looking forward to more sexy stuff romance between Zach and Aura.

5.  The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger- What you say? Isn’t that an old book you’ve read fifty billion times? Why yes, it is. But I love it and I’m so overdue for another re-read. Also, as I get more and more excited about the fall release of Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone, it makes me want to read TTW all the more.  It will have to pacify me until October.

6.  When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle- I can’t explain it. I just have to read this book and when it’s in my hands, don’t bother me or I’ll throw something at you.

7. Lost in Time by Melissa DelaCruz- The sixth book in the Blue Bloods series came out ages ago, so I have no idea why I haven’t read it. Yet as with all of the other installments, I’ll have to finish it in one sitting because that is how much I love jack Force.

8. Insurgent by Veronica Roth- Again, this is one that I’ll have to read in one sitting.  There will be no sleep until I finish it.  If it’s even half as jaw-droppingly awesome as Divergent I’m going to be so satisfied.

9.  Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson- This book is guaranteed to make me cry, no question about it.  But I like Matson’s writing. Her debut novel, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, was quirky and cute.  It definitely made me a fan.

10.  Starters by Lissa Price- Um, this has a weird body switching Twilight Zone vibe going on.  I love that.  I’ve not read any reviews, but I’ve seen the trailer, which totally reminded me of this episode of the Twilight Zone I saw once where old people could have a surgery to look all young and hot again (in totally different bodies) with their minds and memories intact.  This looked vaguely like that only totally creepy.

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday- Spring Books I’d Play Hooky With

  1. I’m glad there are others out there who understand the importance of locking yourself away from any and every distraction out there, for hours and hours, reading a book. I get very cranky when people try to pull me away. It’s like NO! DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND THE BOOK IS IN MY HANDS?!

    Sadly, they do not…

    I would lock myself away with MAN-EEE of these books. (Like what I did there, copying you/ 😉 )

  2. oh, such a great list. if i had a time machine, i would fast forward to tuesdays to get my hands on all the new books. then i’d stop time to read. that’s such a great idea.

  3. If you haven’t read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green yet, you really, REALLY need to pick it up. I read it a couple of weeks ago, and I didn’t want it to end. It’s SO good, and so sweet and swoony and sad and funny and weird.

    • It’s so funny that you mention that because I almost bought it at the bookstore yesterday. I know it’s a guaranteed winner because it’s John Green. The only reason I didn’t is that I have too many books waiting to be finished and I really,really have no business buying another until I read the ones on my shelf. I will definitely read it though!

    • Yes! I just requested Epic Fail at the library. I’m a sucker for anything even remotely Austen. You’d think it would get old…but no.

      • i just finished reading Epic Fail! Claire LaZebnik totally gives little wink-wink-nudge-nudges to P&P fans. All of the characters name begin with the first letter of their P&P counterpart. Not sure that Derek is as swoony as Darcy though. 🙂

  4. i totally forgot to put Insurgent on my list. How did this happen?!?! i so can’t wait to see what happens next with Tris and Four. (i just can’t call him Tobias. i don’t know why but i like the name Four better.)
    i’m also really looking forward to Second Chance Summer. i LOVED Amy and Roger so i’m very excited to see what Morgan Matson’s cooking up now.
    And Starters sounds super interesting. It reminds me of the TV show Dollhouse. Did you ever watch it? It sounds kinda similar. And if it is then we’re in for a treat cos that show was so crazy. (But in a good way, obvs.)

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