Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday’s up and going again, and this week, it’s the top ten books on our Spring TBR lists.  I’m going to pull from what I have on hold at the library and what’s on the table next to my bed (because these are the books I’ll be getting to soon, in theory).


First, my (library) hold shelf: 

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta — T and I just started watching the series on HBO, which naturally makes me curious about the book. I have it checked out already but haven’t gotten to it yet.

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera — I actually started this book already, got a few chapters in, and then The Hate U Give came out. I may have put absolutely everything on hold for that book. But Adam, I didn’t forget you.

American Street by Ibi Zoboi — This one is legit on hold. I’m next in line for the ebook and second for the audiobook.

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz — The audiobook is also legit on hold. I’m next, and hopefully I don’t get it and American Street at the same time.

Next, my personal hold shelf:

Adulthood Rites and Imago (Xenogenesis 2 & 3) by Octavia Butler — I’m currently reading Dawn, the first book in this series. I’m enjoying it, so I’m sure these aren’t far to follow.

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson — I bought it when it came out, but was reading something else at the time. It’s sitting next to my bed right now. Waiting for me.

You know what? Let’s stop at seven. I’m usually terrible about reading the books I say I’m going to read anyway. I’ll be interested to see, when the Top Ten Tuesday for summer rolls around, if I’ve actually made it all the way through this list.

What’s on your Spring TBR? 


  1. I have History Is All You Left Me and American Street on my TBR shelf too, so I hope to get to them at some point, especially since they are both by authors I haven’t read anything by yet which is always really exciting!


  2. Great choices!! History Is All You Left Me, American Street, and Allegedly are all on my TBR although since I don’t have any of them, I doubt I’ll get to any of them any time soon, haha.


  3. I know a lot of people in the community weren’t fans of Inexplicable (probably because of the benchmark set by Ari & Dante), and though I wasn’t the hugest fan, I thought it was decent; especially the protagonist’s father who is a gem in YA literature. I’m also eager to read Allegedly and have a copy as well, but alas…time. Happy reading!


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    • That’s interesting. I’m eagerly awaiting the sequel to Ari & Dante, which will be told from Dante’s perspective and deal with being an out gay couple in 1980s El Paso. Don’t know when it will be out, though.


  4. Since The Inexplicable Logic of My Life is on your list, I assume you enjoyed Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe? I am not personally a fan of Saenz’s style (I had issues with the pacing of the first 60% of the book and it was a little too character driven for my tastes), but I can see why people liked his first book. I’ve heard some mixed feelings about The Inexplicable Logic of My Life due to some problematic areas.

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    • A few other people have said similar things about The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. I’m still going to read it (Saenz is a local author for me), but I’m interested to see these problematic areas.


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