Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Spring Covers For Spring 2017
Let me proceed to list all the books with wonderful covers that I will never get a chance to read because I am utterly shit at this reading thing.
Truth be told, I am probably going to order this online pretty soon because there is no reason why I cannot have every version of this since I am collecting all of his books anyways. Not to mention that I cannot wait for the NA version like seriously why is there such a large gap in timing fuuuuuuuuuuuuuh.
But uh, spring forest-y goodness or some shit I don’t know?
Gather around, for I have a non-story to tell. I requested this book at a time when there was zilch about it. Now, everyone has thrown the kitchen sink at this and I am in half dazed state of straddling the line of reading obligations. 83.7% of people I know have hated this book. That’s fun. But if I have
not learned my lesson from my glowing 1-star review of Carve the Mark, I should actually not read it. …but the Canadian in me cannot deny the pull of reading obligations. Oh fuck me.
Spring is flowers!
I know many who are h y p e d for this title but little ol’ me is meh at it. Unlike books that I know I’d dislike by the merit of bad writing etc., I just don’t know if I’d fully commit to enjoying a full on contemporary romp (see: I am reading I Believe in a Thing Called Love right now and totally irked lmao).
More flower nonsense.
This is honestly more of a reminder for me to read this book as I am probably due for a darker contemporary story (?) after my frolic through months of [generally] happy YA contemporaries.
Spring/Summer is surely under the same umbrella was being immersed in water or a lake or the tears of yours truly.
Ah yes, a YA retelling of Great Gatsby, basically, and the cover itself epitomizes the slow shift into Spring/Summer goodness of just chilling under the setting sun. If I’m being honest, while I think I’d be game for all the bromantic goodness, part of me thinks I’d be irked at a lot of the things that take place in this story mainly because I wasn’t the fondest of Gatsby’s shenanigans.
The Unlikelies (Carrie Firestone)
All I have to say is that this cover lowkey reminds me of Love and Gelato (for which I have also not read…but what’s new?). Part of me is also sold by this book (even if I just learned of this title like not even 2 minutes ago LOL. That Breakfast Club comparable gets me every time, damnit.
Sad thing is that although this book cover might encourage people to pick up that cold dessert on a warm day, I am on team most-desserts-of-the-milk-variety-is-no-good-for-me-because-they-make-me-implode.
Eliza and Her Monsters (Francesca Zappia)
You may think this is an odd choice, but, I have a fair reason for this to fit Spring. Historically, I used to venture with friends to Anime North (a yearly anime convention in Toronto — yes, I cosplayed, but that’s besides the point here). This point in Spring was always at the height of spring. So, of course, with Eliza being about fandoms, I am reminded of the shenanigans at conventions.
Fall is still better than Spring.