So there's something I've been thinking this blog needs more of, and that is BOOKISH POSTS! Because it is obviously impossible to talk about books too much.
Today, I want to share with y'all fifty-one books I can't wait to read. In no particular order, here are the books near the very top of my TBR pile:
1. DARE BY TRICIA MINGERINK
I have heard so many good things about this series! I've already read the first chapter, and ALL THE ACTION!!!! THIS BOOK SOUNDS SO EPIC.
2. THE LADY & THE LIONHEART BY JOANNE BISCHOF
Circuses, gypsies, romance, and the Victorian Virgina? Yes, please!
3. LOCK & KEY BY SARAH DESSEN
Sarah's first few lines hooked me on this one. I can't wait to read it!
4. WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI BY SANDHYA MENON
This book looks soooo cute! And I'm all for reading stories about arranged marriages in which things work out. 😊
5. UNRAVELING BY SARA ELLA
I wasn't the biggest fan of Unblemished, but Sara Ella writes with such a beautiful, Riordan-esque prose! Unraveling is high on my TBR list for certain!
6. THE TETHERED WORLD BY HEATHER L.L. FITZGERALD
The cover alone is enough to draw a reader in. But a fantastic writing style and an intriguing synopsis to go alongside it? Naturally, I MUST READ THIS.
7. THE COLOR PROJECT BY SIERRA ABRAMS
OF COURSE I WANT TO READ THE COLOR PROJECT! Only twelve days until TCP is set to hit booksellers!
8. UNSANCTIONED EYES BY BRIANNA MERRITT
Firstly, may I just say how epicly Brianna revealed her release? A giant cover/title reveal bash, and then the blog tour, too? AWESOME.
And this book looks amazing!! Assassins? Of course!
9. DANDELION DUST BY FAITH L. POTTS
I've only heard great things about this one! And the synopsis... *grasps at book*
10. THE PRINCESS & I BY REBEKAH EDDY
First of all, I LOVE THE COVER. Alea Harper is a serious cover magician!
Secondly, A PRINCESS BOOK! WRITTEN IN THE FIRST PERSON! 😻
11. COURAGEOUS BY DINA L. SLEIMAN
I didn't love the first two books in the Valiant Hearts series, but seeing as this is the last one and I REALLY want to know more about Rosalind, this is definitely high on my list!
12. HEARTLESS BY MARISSA MEYER
This one's been high on my list for a while! I love villains' backstories, so learning more about the Queen of Hearts? The Queen of Hearts -- who bakes?! Ooo!
13. REGINA RISING BY WENDY TOLIVER
Speaking of villains, I simply must learn more about the young Regina! I adore ABC's Once Upon a Time, and Regina -- particularly in the first season -- is AWESOME.
14. PRINCESS BEN BY CATHERINE GILBERT GILBERT MURDOCK
Again, a first-person-tense princess story? Especially about a sassy orphan sorceress? YOU KNOW I WANT TO READ THIS.
15. THE SUBTLE BEAUTY BY ANN HUNTER
The beginning to this book looks SUPER sweet. And the whole thing's free on kindle!
16. MAELYN BY ANITA VALLE
Again, a sweet-sounding story... I simply must read this!
17. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE BY JENNY HAN
I'm not the biggest fan of contemporaries, but as a YA romance? NATURALLY.
18. HOW A STAR FALLS BY AMBER STOKES
Amber's While You're Awake is a super cute story, and I was super excited to receive this one as a Christmas gift last year! Particularly since it's a romantic YA contemporary set in my hometown. 😍
19. DREAMLANDER BY K.M. WEILAND
I've learned a ton about storytelling from K.M.'s blog! So I'm really excited to read one of her fiction books! (Psst... Dreamlander's free on kindle, too!)
20. THE ASSASSIN'S DAUGHTER BY JAMESON C. SMITH
Assassins? An assassin's kid? Admit it: this sounds incredible.
21. FANGIRL BY RAINBOW ROWELL
I fangirl. I like to fangirl. I am a fangirl. A book about a girl who goes to college and shares those three traits? YOU KNOW I MUST.
22. THE THIEF BY MEGAN WHALEN TURNER
So I love the middle ages! And this author is one of my favorite authors' favorite authors. So I have to. 😄
23. EXILES BY JAYE L. KNIGHT
I LOVE THE ILYON CHRONICLES. And I'm certain that Exiles will be no exception!
24. SHIVER BY MAGGIE STIEFVATER
Maggie's books all look so good! But wolves? Werewolves? OH, YEAH, BABY.
25. THE WAY OF KINGS BY BRANDON SANDERSON
I have seen many good things about Sanderson's worldbuilding. And when the book opens on a guy set to kill the king? I AM TOTALLY GOING TO READ THIS.
26. BREAKWATER BY CATHERINE JONES PAYNE
27. THE WRATH & THE DAWN BY RENEE AHDIEH
A guy who marries a new girl each day, only to murder her, come morning? A girl determined to become his wife so she can get her revenge? STARS, YES.
28. THE SWORD OF SUMMER BY RICK RIORDAN
I love Rick Riordan's books! A pretty copy of The Sword of Summer already sits on my shelf, just waiting to be read.
29. BLUEBERRY CUPCAKE MYSTERY BY NAOMI MILLER
First of all, THAT TITLE. I'm not a huge Amish fiction person, but this looks like such a darling read!
30. ONCE & FOR ALL BY SARAH DESSEN
The romance of a wedding planner? Yes, please!
31. ALEX & ELIZA BY MELISSA DE LA CRUZ
My number one reason for wanting to read this? ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND ELIZABETH SCHUYLER.
32. CARAVAL BY STEPHANIE GARBER
An enchanting carnival a betrothed young woman wishes to attend? Her quest to release her sister from the carnival-master's clutches? THIS BOOK SOUNDS EPIC.
33. TWINEPATHY BY C.B. COOK
Superheroes, telepathic connections, and secret agencies, with a first line worthy of Rick Riordan himself? OF COURSE.
34. PROPHET BY R.J. LARSON
Ever since I read Desiree Williams's Sun & Moon a couple months back, I've developed a fascination for desert-set Christian novels. So the story of a female prophet whom God calls to spread His word? Um, yes.
35. ILLUSIONARY BY DESIREE WILLIAMS
Speaking of Desiree Williams, IT'S DESIREE WILLIAMS, Y'ALL. THE QUEEN OF MESHING FANTASY AND ROMANCE.
36. WILLOUGHBY & THE TERRIBLY ITCHY ITCH BY PAM HALTER
This is technically a children's book, but that doesn't stop me! This book looks like such a dear!
37. AN UNCERTAIN CHOICE BY JODY HEDLUND
I feel like this will be the perfect middle ages love story. 💗
38. THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES BY JENNI JAMES
A retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses with a synopsis that sounds like baby-me's favorite Barbie movie? YES, I WANT TO READ THIS!
39. LONDON IN THE DARK BY VICTORIA LYNN
London. In the dark. 1910. A girl just home from boarding school (and she just happens to have the same name as me!). A private detective. And this story's written by a Goodreads friend, too? YES.
40. THRONE OF GLASS BY SARAH J. MAAS
When I get to this, I will most certainly be approaching with caution, particularly with the later books. But for now, let's just think about an assassin who cares and how crazy awesome that sounds.
41. WHEN CALLS THE HEART BY JANETTE OKE
THE TV SHOW IS SUCH A DOLL. So when I found out there were books, too? (And written in the first person, yo!) 😍
42. JACKABY BY WILLIAM RITTER
"Doctor Who meets Sherlock..." Need I say more?
43. SUMMERS AT CASTLE AUBURN BY SHARON SHINN
This novel got a five-star review from an author I admire, and it has a gorgeous cover and stunning title to match!
44. THE WORD CHANGERS BY ASHLEE WILLIS
So I first experienced Ashlee Willis last month, when I read A Wish Made of Glass after having drooled over it for years. Her writing voice is SO beautiful, and the preview of The Word Changers at the back of AWMoG made me want to read it all the more!
45. KETURAH & LORD DEATH BY MARTINE LEAVITT
A reimagining of Hades & Persephone, with a five-star review from Ashlee Willis, deeming it "spellbinding"? UH, YEAH.
46. THE KISS OF DECEPTION BY MARY E. PEARSON
When I first heard about this book, I was petrified and hurriedly added it to my TBR because it sounded too much like one of my own stories (thankfully, research has told me otherwise!). But now? After reading a few parts of the first chapter or so? THIS BOOK JUST LOOKS LIKE A NEW FANDOM WAITING TO HAPPEN.
47. THE RAGING QUIET BY SHERRYL JORDAN
As those of you who've been following my Snow White retelling might have noticed, I've developed a recent curiosity for deafness. So a romance featuring a deaf character? I totally want to read this!
48. SHADOW HAND BY ANNE ELISABETH STENGL
I've been conflicted as to my thoughts on Dragonwitch -- but it is Anne Elisabeth Stengl, so I'll probably finish it just so I can contentedly move on to this one. But Shadow Hand's PROLOGUE. ALL THE WEE LI'L BABY CHARACTERS FROM THE HEARTLESS/VEILED-ROSE/MOONBLOOD TIMELINE. 😻
49. SIX OF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO
"Joost had two problems: the moon and his mustache." << THAT OPENING LINE, THOUGH.
50. THE SELECTION BY KIERA CASS
51. THE RYN BY SERENA CHASE
A lottery system similar to that of The Hunger Games joins the lovely fairytale of Cinderella in a romantic, futuristic trilogy with gorgeous covers. How could one not want to read this?
51. THE RYN BY SERENA CHASE
This book makes me think of if Anne Elisabeth Stengl's Moonblood met Jaye L. Knight's Resistance, and the two books had a Snow-White-and-Rose-Red-and-Sleeping-Beauty-reimagining book baby. So Stengl meshed with Knight? Dude, yes!
Are there any books you're looking forward to reading? Have you read any of these books? What did you think?