This is my last of what I plan to be reading this Spring, including old releases, new releases and not-yet releases.
I have no idea why I’m so desperate to read this, but I really, really am. I rewatched the film in February time-ish and then read up on the novel. Apparently it’s a lot less cheesy and quite scientific, so I’m ridiculously looking forward to it.
2) Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
I swear, if I could only choose one new release for the rest of the year, this would be it. Hell, for the rest of the decade. I adored Graceling and Fire, and I’m so, so excited for Bitterblue. The release date is May 1st, as far as I’m aware.
This is actually the only Austen I haven’t read. I stayed away from her books for a little while after being disappointed by Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park, but I fell all the way back in love with her last year when I finally got round to reading Emma and Persuasion. I can’t wait to see which side of the fence Northanger Abbey falls on 🙂
I’ve finally made progress with my League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Challenge this week by reading Dracula, but I’d like to knock a few more off the list this Spring. I’ve never read The Phantom of the Opera before, despite loving the stage show, and I think the time has come!
I’m 100% positive this will be on the majority of lists today! I loved Divergent when I read it last year, and when this is released, I’ll be spending the entire day hiding between the pages 🙂
I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet. A friend recommended it to me before it became a film and therefore A Big Deal, but I never got round to picking it up. I’ve heard bad things about the ending so I’m kind of scared to pick it up now…
Another one I’ve had on my TBR for a stupid length of time. I don’t think I’ve ever read a negative review of it, but that kind of makes me shy away from it a little. I’ve read too many books that built up my expectations unjustifiably. Still, I’m determined to get round to it this Spring!
This was sent to me by the nice people over at Random House and it looks wonderful. Such a nice-looking cover too. I’ll be reading and reviewing this one fairly sharpish, so keep an eye out.
This was sent to me as a giveaway/RAK thing by Ellie at Musings of a Bookshop Girl, bless her heart. This seems to be everywhere at the minute – all over the blogs and I saw that it even had it’s own little table in Waterstones. I’m not usually a massive fan of Middle Grade, but I’m still looking forward to picking this up.
Everyone loves 90s fantasy novels, right? This is, obviously, a fairy godmother story. Not only can I hunker down under the duvet on a rainy day and pretend that magic is real, but I can also use it for Bex’s Telling Tales Challenge!
So that’s my Spring all planned out, but like I said, it probably won’t happen. Jurassic Park though, I promise you, will get read!