Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Peek at My TBR (10)

Disclaimer: these are books that I WANT to read and are on my TBR list, not books that I necessarily own (unfortunately!) And if I do have any of them on my shelf, I'll specify :)

A Peek At My TBR is a feature inspired by Waiting on Wednesday by Jill at Breaking the Spine and Books To Pine For by The Story Siren. I did WoW for awhile, but honestly, there's never only one book I'm "waiting" on. And a lot of the books that I "pine for" aren't just up-and-coming books. There's still a ton of oldies but goodies that I'm just now discovering or want to read soon, and I feel like thosedeserve some recognition as well as the fresh meat.

Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
Published: November 1, 2011
EFFING. SHIZZ. This book sounds like straight up paperback magic. I can't tell you how many times I've seen a scary portrait or statue of somebody and I SWEAR they're looking at me. Can you imagine if that actually happened? Except instead of trying to kill you, they were in lahve with you and you were an integral part of their ploy to regain their soul? Count me in for this one. And it's the first in a series. I LOVE SERIESES. Also, that's totally Emmy Rossum's doppelganger on the cover.

The Season by Sarah MacLean
Published: March 1, 2009
It's been a long, long time since I read a QUALITY historical romance. (Looking at YOU, Gemma Doyle trilogy!) I've heard that Sarah MacLean is the master of her craft and I have intentions of paying a call to this book. It's on my shelf, so I do hope that it won't pass on my attempts at woo. I obviously suck at 19th century-speak, but whatever. Please teach me, Sarah MacLean.

Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty
Published: April 14, 2009
I have a friend who refused to watch the season finale of The OC: Season Three, because she heard SOMEBODY died and if she didn't watch it, they'd continue to live. I'm adopting her flawed and naive logic and applying it to one of the most genius series upon which I've ever feasted my peepers. If I don't read this book, IT WILL NOT END. Don't try and convince me otherwise. As far as I'm concerned, I'm still anxiously awaiting the release of the final book in Jessica Darling's epic tale. Pay no attention to the pink spined book on my shelf, peeking out from behind the rest of the books. You're obviously hallucinating.


So maybe I haven't read them yet, but maybe you have! Do these books need to be bumped up on the TBR? Thoughts, please!


  1. Great logic with the third book. I'm applying that to the final book of melissa marr's wicked lovely series, I have a feeling I am not going to like the end.
    The top book looks excellent! Definitely adding it to my wishlist.

  2. I am waiting to read Perfect Fifths too- I don't want to series to end!! I am so nervous to start it. I probably will this summer. I also have The Season on my shelf and want to read it this summer and Darker Still is a new-to-me book. Thanks for sharing it! It sounds pretty great.

  3. I was scared to finish the Jessica Darling series too.. I think I put it off for 2 or 3 months? But OMG when I tell you that it was everything & so much more, I AM SPEAKING THE TRUTH. For the FIRST time we get to hear Marcus's thoughts from HIS head (and what a pretty little head that is). Seriously Jen. It's so effing good. Probably the BEST end to any series, I have EVER read.

    Do it.
    You know you want to.

  4. I have The Season in my TBR pile as well and it sounds great. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing your picks with us, Jen!

  5. I have read the season and I to say it is quality historical romance. Although not Libba Bray, Gemma Doyle Trilogy Status.. It does come close.

  6. read perfect fifths. read it, read it, read it. READ IT RIGHT NOW.

    ps: if you're gonna read sarah maclean, while the season was good, i'd definitely go for her 9,10,11 romance trilogy. they're very, very good.

  7. I still have to finish JD as well...I'm halfway done, since I stopped in the middle of the third book, lol.

  8. You got great books there! I liked Megan Mccafferty's series! Enjoy your books.

  9. Oooh, I'm interested in hearing what you think about The Season! I bought that one forEVER ago on a recommendation and still haven't read it!