Monday, 26 March 2018

Spring TBR || 2018

Even though in some parts of Italy it's snowing (not in Rome, though) spring has come and I am here with my spring TBR. If anyone didn't know what TBR means, it stands for To Be Read, as you can read in the header.

I am hoping I am finally finishing the series I still have to complete from 2017 (yeah, I know) this spring. I am tryng so hard to read them and a moment later I don't feel like I want to.

Series I have to complete because they are watching me and threatening me:

Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater.

Technically, the series ended with Forever, but still.

Pros: MAGGIE STIFVATER; my baby Cole; my shippp and did I say this is Maggie Stiefvater?

Cons: sometimes you just want to start new things, and yeah, I am lazy.

The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3)

Pros: I will finally finish this series; I'm kinda curious of what will happen.

Cons: Reading this will be the death of me *cough* *cough* 470 pages. Not to mention that I have to read it in English. I have a strange relationship with the characters of this series?? I don't like the MC and the male protagonist is just meh as well as minor characters, but guess who's a masochist?

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2)

Pros: my OTP finally togetherrr; another fluffy contemporary; FOOD; I do have high hopes okay?

Cons: read the plot afraid this is going to be part of the second books club. I mean, I don't want it to be all clichรฉ and worse than the first one (that I loved).

Inferno (Blood for Blood #2)

Pros: LUCA FALCONE ok; know there is going to be action (at least, I hope so); I am so curious to see what will happenn; this has Italian culture, so I can feel home.

Cons: just the thought it could be a bad book terrifies me.

These are not all the books in the series I still have to read, but let's be reasonable and listen the ones I probably try to read. If you want to see the others, here you are.

Other books I am hoping to read:

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables #1)

Not going to lie, I want to watch the TV serie, but first, I have to read the book. Of course. Going to borrow it at the library soon, so I can read it.


Bought it in Liverpool. It's the first time I read something with LGBT contenent that it's also considered under the religious point of view too, so #yass

Can we talk about this beautiful cover?!

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by amazing Maggie Stiefvater.

This is the book I am most exicted to read. Think I will read it in May, just as the last year, my first time. Then I'll read the second book again and read the books I haven't read yet in the series. Anyone who wants to buddy read or something? Let me know!

*whispering to the book* Children, here I am.

Chasing the Omega (Small Town #1)

I received free copies of the entire trilogy ages ago and I haven't read them yet... I feel so bad. Trying to read them soon.

Gold Shadow (Bronze Rebellion #1)  

The free copy was given to me by the author and I hope to read it soon!

Obviously I'll read something else too -hoping to- so this TBR is an open one. I'd like to read more classics, what do you guys recommend to me? Maybe something like Jane Eyre would be perfect.

Have you read these books or want to? Write down your spring TBR and let me know what you think about that Raven Cycle buddy read! Thanks for reading <3


  1. Jane Eyre was the first "classic" that I read and fell in love with. Most of them after being read was, "Eh, it was okay. I could have died and not missed anything."

    Now that I've written that statement I just realized reasons why -- I've read a lot before getting to them. They've helped create literature into being what it is now...that I'm already used to/familiar with certain tropes/ideas.

    Personally, I don't enjoy Edgar Allan Poe stories. But I know many people who just absolutely LOVE it.

    I enjoyed Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities is good but I liked Great Expectations better.

    Frankenstein is good, enjoyable & completely different than what I was expecting so that helped with my interest level in the story.

    Little Women is decent enough. I don't know but Jane Austen maybe?

    I know none of these are like Jane Eyre but I don't read many classics. Maybe some of her other books alongside anything her sisters have written?

    1. Jane Eyre is absolutely fantastic and one of my favourite classics so far.

      I have read none of Edgar Allan Poe, but I'll try. About Charles Dickens, I enjoyed Great Expectations too, but so far I have read by him just another one (A Christmas Carol).

      I think I'll try some Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte's sisters too. Thank you for your suggenstions and for stopping by, have a nice day! <3

  2. Ooh, looks like an exciting list! I actually really loved Sinner. It's kind of its own thing in the WOMF series, and I felt like her writing made a major jump in this book. It's a lot more similar to the writing in The Raven Cycle, at least in my opinion.

    I'm so uncertain about reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer after all your mixed feelings on it lol. I may never read it, honestly. I meant to, and now I'm just like... do I really want to put myself through that?

    As far as classics go, I'm not sure I'll be much help. I'm totally bored by Jane Austen. I've never managed to make myself read Jane Eyre (but I probably will eventually). My favorite classics usually have monsters in them, or else they're just completely weird. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett maybe, if you haven't read that one? It's more YA classic, and it's really cute. Nothing scary. xD

    1. About Maggie Stiefvater's writing style, I know right! I liked every book of the WOMF more than the previous one. ALWAYS. The first disappointed me, liked the second, loved the last one and I hope to love Sinner too!

      I really don't know about The Mara Dyer trilogy, I disliked the first one, but kind of liked the second? It was better than the first, for sure. Maybe the only thing that pushes me to going on with these books is -apart from my inner desire to always finish everything- also the story. I like it, the problem are the characters and the relationships between them that I surely don't like. Perhaps you should try? I'd be very curious to know your feelings about that.

      I am more than victorian comedy (?) classic reader, even if I will check them out as soon as I can. I love the library, where I prefer to borrow classics because I am sure I will be able to find them, so yeah, next time I'll try some.

      Thank you for reading and have a great day <33

    2. I think she was still figuring out her style and what kind of books she wanted to write in the WOMF. Because they are really good, but they're also really similar to a lot of other YA. The Scorpio Races was a huge step up, and then The Raven Cycle is just on another level entirely! She really found her voice with those.

      Hmm. I love character-driven books more than plot-driven ones too. I might still have to give it a try though. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think about the third. Maybe it will be like some series, where each book gets a little better. :]]

  3. *SCREAMS SOFTLY BECAUSE STIEFVATER* Ok that wasn't softly.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ But I'm so excited you'll be reading The Raven Cycle which is like the BEST book ever ahh!! I also adore Autoboyography. <3 It was one of my top favourites of last year and I just *heart eyes everywhere* And I just finished the Lara Jean books and LOVED them, but I think the 1st is always going to be the best. Hehe.

    I don't really plan my TBR too tightly because I change my mind all the time.๐Ÿ˜‚ But I'm currently finishing Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking books!!

    1. I think I have always a mini heart attack when you comment on my blog. It's just that I am so happy and flattered!

      I caaaan't wait to (re)read The Raven Cycle because I fell in love with the second and first ones and I am sure finishing the series will end my life.

      Lately seems I can't stop reading sweet and beautiful LGBT books, so I am damn ready for Autoboyography. I am so glad you loved it and loved To all the boys I've loved before series!

      Another series I'd like to read, happy reading, Cait!


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