Top Ten Books at the Top of My Spring 2013 TBR List


March 11, 2013 by Alice in Readerland


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Books at the Top of My Spring 2013 TBR List! Now this list was a bit hard for me to make because I don’t really have a list of books I need to read and in what order. I’m more of a read-what-genre-strikes-my-fancy-at-the-moment reader. Or a whatever-my-library-happens-to-get-in reader. But here’s a list of books (some are already out, some will be coming out this spring) I’ll definitely be reading sometime this spring:

(Book titles link to goodreads)


1. Unremembered by Jessica Brody

 Forgotten memories, special abilities, and it’s by Jessica Brody (one of my favorite authors)? Yes, yes, and yes! I’m so excited to read this one!

The Selection

2. The Selection by Kiera Cass

I’ve seen as many reviews loving this book as I’ve seen reviews hating this book! But I’m being sent a free copy, so I’m curious to see what I’ll think of it.


3. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

 Dragons! Plus, Blue Sky Bookshelf loves it. Which means I must read it. I’m currently on the wait-list for this one at my library.

Three Times Lucky

4. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

I’m on the wait-list for this at my library, too. With a hilarious narration, a mystery, and a fun Southern setting, I’m excited to read this book!

Sink or Swim

5. Sink or Swim (Whatever After #3)

I adored the previous books in the Whatever After series (you can see my reviews of Fairest of All and If the Shoe Fits here), so I was excited to reserve this at my library!

This is What Happy Looks Like

6. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

I raved about the wonderful writing style and sweet storyline in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (you can see my review here) so I cannot wait to read Jennifer’s next novel!


7. The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

This book is definitely the top 2013 debut I’m most excited for! A cheerleader who is a nerd? I need to read this book!

The Moon and More

8. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen! Enough said.


9. Transparent by Natalie Whipple

The main character is invisible, and this whole book sounds so cool!

The Lucy Variations

10. The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

My favorite sentence from the synopsis: But when you’re used to performing for sold-out audiences and world-famous critics, can you ever learn to play just for yourself?

What books are on your spring TBR list?

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90 thoughts on “Top Ten Books at the Top of My Spring 2013 TBR List

  1. I’ve heard great things about Seraphina, I hope to read it at some point! Great list :)

    Here’s my TTT for this week

  2. Jelly says:

    Great contemporary picks! The Summer I Became Nerd sounds like a really good book. The only book I’ve read is Seraphina.

  3. I’ve heard really good things about Seraphina from most of my friends so I hope you enjoy it! I want to read The Lucy Variations too! It looks like it would be a good read :).

  4. Cynthia says:

    Really like your list!

  5. Caitlyn Echo says:

    The Selection is on my list, too! Also, Seraphina is great :)

  6. Lisa says:

    I want to read, like, half of these. Or probably more. Some of them I haven’t heard of until now, but you can bet I’ll be looking out for them.

  7. Lucy says:

    Ooh fab picks! I’m right there with you with Happy, Lucy, and Moon. And Three Times Lucky does sound so cute. So much to look forward to!

  8. Maria says:

    Seraphina has been sitting in my Kindle for a while now. Enjoy reading!

    my TTT

  9. The Summer I Became A Nerd looks really good! Great list! :)

  10. KateB says:

    Seraphina is the book that every time I see it in stores I have to restrain myself from buying it. I have too many books but I’ve heard great things and it looks fantastic. I hope you enjoy it!

  11. randikins says:

    I REALLY need to read Seraphina! I’m also excited for Unremembered (I loved Brody’s 52 Reasons to Hate My Father). I have yet to read a Sarah Dessen book, but I really need to hop to it! Great list. Happy reading. :)

    My TTT

    Randi @ Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks

  12. Janita says:

    The Selection is so cute and romantic. It’s really love-triangle based, but it worked for me (very few love triangles too). Plus the cover is gorgeous! Awesome list. I have a couple of these on my TBR list as well :) I can’t wait to read Unremembered!

  13. I’ve never heard of UnRemembered but that cover is quite powerful and it just drew me in, will be checking it out at Goodreads :D

    My Top Ten.

    Have a great week!

  14. emziixgx says:

    Like the look of Unremembered. I look forward to reading your review of it and will have to look it up

  15. I LOVED LOVED LOVED The Selection! I have the ARC of The Elite waiting for me on my bookshelf. So I’m excited about that. I also got Unremembered, but I haven’t read that one. It does sound very interesting. Transparent was on my list too! This is a great list, I hadn’t heard of a few of these before. :)

  16. booksofamber says:

    I really want to read Seraphina! It sounds awesome. So does Unremembered, although I’ve heard mixed things about that. Transparent is on my list as well!

  17. Michelle says:

    Transparent does look really cool!! I ALMOST put The Lucy Variations and The Moon and More on my list too!! I will definitely be reading those. I love the cover of The Summer I Became a Nerd.. it’s so cute!!

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

  18. I loved the Selection and the cover is amazing! I can’t wait to read the sequel. :)
    I hope you’ll love it too!

    Nina@J’adore Happy Endings

  19. Quinn says:

    The Summer I Became a Nerd looks adorable! I definitely cannot wait to read that one!

  20. Oh, cool. I’d love to read a book with an invisible girl. :) I need to read Seraphina, too.

  21. Ashling says:

    I loved The Selection, so I hope you enjoy it too. I don’t have The Summer I Became a Nerd on my list, but after hearing so many people talk about it, I’m definitely planning on reading it now.

    Ashling @ Reading, Writing, & Anything But Arithmetic

  22. Daphne says:

    i definitely want to read the Jennifer E Smith and The Summer I Became a Nerd looks great.

  23. Unremembered! That probably should have made my list since I have plans to read it next week. And thank you for reminding me about Seraphina! I’ve heard such great things. I hope you enjoy all of these reads you are eager for! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  24. Chelsea says:

    The Selection is a good book. The Elite will be coming out in April. Great list! New follower via Linkys and Twitter :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession

  25. This is a great list! I’m quite eager to read This Is What Happy Look Like because I enjoyed the Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight despite its simplicity. I don’t think I’ll be able to get my hands on it until June though. And I’ve heard loads of good things about Seraphina! Dragons just sound so intriguing! I hope you get around to reading most of these (if not all of them) and I wanna know what you’ll think of them. :)

    • I won’t get to read it until later, either, but it’s worth the wait. :) Ever since I read Ann McCaffrey’s dragon/Pern books, I”ve been fascinated by dragons! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  26. Great list! I also really want to read This is What Happy Looks Like and The Selection!!

    My TTT

    Eva @ All Books Considered

  27. You must read The Selection. I’m currently re-reading that now. And now I have added books to my pile. Not sure to thank you or not since my pile is already so big. ;)

  28. Lisa says:

    I’ve got to get to Seraphina too! And I’m also looking forward to the Jennifer Smith book. Nice list!

  29. Rebecca says:

    I didn’t much care for The Selection, but I’m excited for Unremembered! Nice list. :)

  30. I can’t wait to read Unremembered! Despite the mixed reviews, I like the concept :)

    TTT -Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  31. Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews says:

    This is What Happy Looks Like, The Selection and Seraphina are all books I want to read. Looks like you have a great list here, Alice. Hope you enjoy them! :)

  32. Sunny says:

    You are just on a role for mentioning me, I feel so special ^_^

    But as you know from my TTT, I totally agree with you on some of these! Oh, I can’t believe I forgot UNREMEMBERED, that’s definitely one I want. THE SELECTION was….okay. I liked it while reading it but after I thought about it, I didn’t like it at all. At all. But I still really want to read The Elite, which is weird. I’m really interested to see what happens. And now I’m interested to see how you like it :) And Seraphina! You must tell me how you like that one!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT :) I need to read Whatever After and the rest in that series!

  33. AGH I am DYING for that Sara Zarr book!

  34. The Summer I Became a Nerd looks like a really good book, also I’ve been dying to read Seraphina so maybe that’ll happen this Spring. Who knows, so many books to get through! Happy reading!

    My Top Ten

  35. Jessica says:

    I’m excited to read Unremembered also! As for the Selection, I was the one of the ones who LOVED it! I hope you enjoy!

    My TTT

    Jessica@Lovin’ Los Libros

  36. acps927 says:

    I enjoyed The Selection; I hope you do as well! I put The Elite on my Top 10 TBR list.

  37. Bella says:

    Awesome list! The Lucy Variations looks good, as does the next Whatever After book! :)

  38. I loved The Selection and This Is What Happy Looks Like was really cute. I’m also excited for The Moon and More and The Summer I Became A Nerd :) Great list!

  39. The Selection is really amazing! Both This is What Happy Looks Like and The Summer I Became a Nerd are on my TBR D
    Top 10 Tuesdays
    Waiting on Wednesday

  40. Ooh, I forgot about Sink or Swim! I liked Fairest of All but thought If the Shoe Fits was just eh, so I’m hoping Sink or Swim is good!

    I also want to read Unremembered and The Selection, but they’re not at the top of my list yet!

  41. SERAPHINA’s on my list, too. You’ve got some other great picks that are on my TBR pile (okay, mountain. Chain.) as well.

    Happy TTT! (I’m a little bit late to the party.)

  42. Annie says:

    I loved The Selection, so I definitely recommend it. I’m also so excited for This Is What Happy Looks Like. And The Summer I became a Nerd. Both look cute and sweet.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Annie @ Tar Heel Bibliobabe :)

  43. Inkk Reviews says:

    great picks! i so want to read Unrememberd and Selection! they look soo good! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my TTT ! ~ Katie @ Inkk

  44. This is a great list. I just finished a re-read of The Selection – I loved it the first time, and I loved it even more the second time. I just read it last week in audiobook and I followed along with my print copy, and then I read The Prince and then The Elite, all right behind the other. I know there are mixed reviews, but I find The Selection to feel very fairy-tale-like and I hope you like it a lot. It certainly has a pretty cover, doesn’t it? The Elite does too.

  45. Seraphina is brilliant! Great list – I really want to read The Lucy Variations and The Selection. Adding Jessica Brody and Sarah Dessan to my list too! The Summer I Became A Nerd sounds very interesting!

    • I still haven’t read The Lucy Variations or The Moon and More, but I did read and review Unremembered, The Summer I Became a Nerd, and The Selection! :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!

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