Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books I plan to cozy up with in spring 2016

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c.j.'s selections                         ten ten ten

one   Every Exquisite Thing - Matthew Quick 

You probably know him for Silver Linings Playbook, but his YA, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, is just as sharp, a little edgier, and promises great things for his newest teen novel.  
Wink Poppy Midnight - Genevieve April Tucholke 

If you've read the blurb and aren't hooked, you're made of ice.  It's full of vagueness and mystery and all sorts of grimness and darkness and everything good. 
Shallow Graves - Kali Wallace 

Girl dies.  Book starts.  Also there's a creepy death (after-death?) cult that wants her--I dunno, extra dead?  Either way, it's everything my creepy little brain loves. 
This is Where the World Ends - Amy Zhang 

Zhang's debut was heartfelt and beautiful, and so I was going to read this no matter what. It helps that it's about a mysterious disappearance written in a nonlinear style, because yes. 

five     After the Woods - Kim Savage 

Girls get kidnapped.  Girls get unkidnapped.  Dark creepies ensue!  ...Okay, clearly I have a type.  But come on.  The mystery is so mysterious!  

The First Time She Drowned - Kerry Kletter 

Obligatory mental health book!  I adore how mainstream it's becoming.  Anti-stigma for the win!  This book about a complicated mother-daughter bond sounds all sorts of pretty and heartbreaking.  
The Killing Jar - Jennifer Bosworth 

Speaking of cults, I'm stoked for this one about an eerie cultish thing, a girl with a mysterious violent past, and more darkness! 

eight   This Savage Song - Victoria Schwab 

If I didn't have you at "Victoria Schwab," how about "dark urban fantasy," "gritty," "failed assassination," and "monsters."  
nine   The Magicians - Lev Grossman 

I've been meaning to read this for years, since I saw it on Paper Fury, but now that I've met the adorably cynical jerkface Quentin on SyFy, I must have it in my brain.  
ten   Rook - Sharon Cameron 

I'm obsessed with Cameron's earlier duology and I can't believe I haven't read this one yet!  Historical is so my jam, and she writes all sorts of pretties.  


  1. I considered putting WINK POPPY MIDNIGHT on my TBR if only because of THAT COVER. It might be the cover of the year, to be honest. I've had THE MAGICIANS on my shelf for ages but haven't read it. I don't think I really knew what it was about until I saw commercials for the show. And any inkling I did have was WAY OFF because I expected something...well, not that!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

    1. Right!? The cover sold me instantly. Haha, I knew it was kind of a snarky magical book but I didn't realize it was urban til I saw the show stuff.

  2. I totally forgot This is Where the World Ends is out this March! Ugh! I must get that soon. I've read good things about Wink Poppy Midnight so I'm looking forward to reading that as well.. Nice picks, CJ! I hope you enjoy your Spring reads :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

    1. March is crazy full of good releases. I've heard good things too! Thanks, you as well!

  3. I totally forget about This Savage Song! I NEED to get my hands on that pretty asap! The Magicians is another one I really want to read^^ Oh and Wink Poppy Midnight sounds promising! Awesome selection CJ! xx

    1. I keep forgetting too because it hasn't gotten as much hype as Gathering of Shadows, but it's going to be brilliant, I'm sure. Thanks!!

  4. This Is Where The World Ends is one I'm looking forward to as well. Tons of people loved Amy's debut, but I haven't heard much about this book yet! The First Time She Drowned has gotten tons of critical acclaim, and I keep hearing that the writing is evocative and so poetic. I can't wait for This Savage Song too! Great list :)

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

  5. Shallow Graves looks so good!! Like nothing I've ever read before. I've been seeing After the Woods everywhere so I feel like I should check it out too!