Friday, April 7, 2017

Spring TBR

Ok real talk: this was originally titles "Winter TBR" in our drafts for so long I had to give up and rename it Spring TBR. I know, I know. I am the worst at blog scheduling, but I'm on this real "Get my shit together" kick that seems to be working out well. Spring is here and so is my Spring TBR (TBR is "To Be Read" if you aren't into the bookish lingo). Spring is happening and I'm taking all kinds of time to enjoy long walks outside and having my windows open until the weather turns hot and humid in a few weeks. 

I'm in the middle of this weird book slump right now. I'm still working my way through our March book club pick and we are one week into April. It's like I just can't get into anything right now. Which is crazy, because I'm craving reading time (especially with the spring weather breezing in my windows and some long time off work on my plate). My bookshelf is overflowing with unread books and I currently have 15 books checked out from the library (I KNOW) so it's not like I lack options. I'm just slumped and trying to push through. 

So, here I give you 6 books I pulled from my shelves that I'd love to get into this spring. What's on your TBR for the season? Because obviously I am in need of suggestions (insert eye roll emoji here). 

First of all, I'm in love with this seriously adorable cover. I'm a sucker for a good book cover. I recently finished Queens of Geek and it was full of fandom goodness (plus seriously diverse characters!) so when I saw another fandom centric book coming out shortly after, I preordered it. It follows Elle who enters a costume contest at a comic con and meets the dreamy lead in the new reboot of her favorite sci-fi show. It's billed as "Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom" so yeah. I'm sold.
Raise your hand if you ugly cried for a few hours and ate your feelings for days when Carrie Fischer passed away. Hi, yep that was totally me. She has long been someone who I looked up to in pop culture, both for her honestly on the topic of mental illness and her in your face feminism. She also managed to play one of the most iconic characters in film history, nbd. I've read most of her other books and I'm finally moving this to the top of my TBR list. I'm sure it will be funny, smart, and a little sad but I'm ready for it.

I saw this recommended in a thread on Facebook in an awesome ladies group I'm a part of an ordered it immediately. Then promptly put it on my shelf and overlooked it until I was putting together this post and was like, "Oh yeahhhh." It's got a cult vibe to it, a bit of mystery, and a library, so you know I'm all in. I can't wait to see where this ends up! 

I'm lucky that I work in a pretty feminist work place, but I am 100% into the idea of a feminist fight club. Like yes, let's smash the patriarchy and kick ass at work. I have some bad habits that I know I could fix (I say sorry an insane amount and sometimes I'm not even sure why I'm saying it. Ahhhh!) so bring on all the feminist work place advice you can throw at me, book. 

I found out about this book from my subscription to the Book of the Month box. It was an April selection, and while I didn't get it in my monthly box, I did order it through Amazon. It's the story of two girls, Cat and Marlena, and the kind of friendship that pushes you and defines you when you are younger. Marlena dies a year after Cat meets her (this is in the description so no spoilers) and it alternates between past and present, dealing with the aftermath of Marlena's death and the affects it leaves on Cat into adulthood. Heavy stuff, but I've heard so many good things. 

Reading dystopia and post apocalyptic things these days feels a little too real, but this book is another that has so much hype that I couldn't stop myself from ordering it (twice! I forgot I preordered it and it came in my Book of the Month box). It follows a girl who grows up in a refugee camp after the second American Civil War in 2074. Oil is scarce and her family is dead, she's left to navigate this new world and face the way decisions you make can have haunting consequences. 

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