Well, in a week that has seen yet more snow, dipping temperatures, freezing winds, and embracing water bottles, it’s nice to think about Spring isn’t it? It somehow seems really far away, and yet we’re closer to April 1st than we are the beginning of March. I’ve had a really great month of reading, and read a real mix of books, and would like to continue that on through the rest of Spring, so really this TBR topic could not have come at a better time.
For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you pop your thinking cap on and narrow down those choices!
There have been some new releases that have really caught my eye of late, and some books on my shelf have really taken my fancy after re-ordering some of my bookshelves. As I head into a week off, and hopefully some better weather, I am hoping to get outside with my books a little more and embrace sitting outdoors and reading. If not, there is always curling up under a blanket.
Here are some of the books that I hope to read this Spring:
1. Children of Blood and Bone Tomi Adeyemi
Let’s start with the obvious: this book is seriously popular. I know I don’t buy into the whole new release thing usually, but even I was aware of this books release date and was eagerly awaiting it hitting the shelves. The Waterstones Exclusive edition with red sprayed edges is a truly stunning. I wanted to download this from Net Galley but sadly wasn’t granted for an ARC. Now as I have a copy, and 6 days off before the end of the month, I am hoping to make the most of the time, sit back and enjoy it. I’ve read some amazing reviews!
2. Prodigy Marie Lu
I recently acquired this trilogy in paperback format after seeing lots of reviews of Lu’s works on the internet in the bookish world. I haven’t dipped into this world for a while, but I have recently realised just how much I love dystopian fiction so thought I would probably pick this series back up again in the coming weeks.
3. Elizabeth is Missing Emma Healey
I really want to read this book for a multitude of reasons. Yes, this book is about an elderly lady so straight away if fulfils a less than simple Book Riot Challenge, but that’s not the only reason. My Gran suffers from dementia, and the utilisation of this awful illness to tell a mystery story is really intriguing. It has great reviews, and has been sitting on my shelf for a little while now.
4. The Tsar of Love and Techno Anthony Marra
I first heard about this book from my Dad, who picked it up on a cruise from their library. It sounds really interesting, the range of short stories and characters that will hopefully all connect. It is also set in Russia, a place I haven’t actually explored much through the world of literature. I’m really quite excited about this.
5. The Bloody Chamber Angela Carter
I have never really expressed an interest in reading this, but, I had a spare Audible Credit, and one International Women’s Day saw an advert for this audio book. It is narrated by Emilia Fox and Richard Armitage, both who have incredible voices and are great narrators, so I decided to give it a go. It will also get me going for The Classics Club.
6. The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World’s Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations Dom Joly
I have a confession to make. This is on my TBR but I am already reading it. Dom Joly is a comedian, and it’s about travel, so I knew it would be right up my street. I thought this would be the perfect thing to balance the awful and miserable and draining listen that was American Pyscho.
7. Hangman Daniel Cole
This eARC is one of the best things that I have so far been granted access to on NetGalley, and is the follow-up thriller to Ragdoll which I have just read and adored. It is due out on March 22nd in the UK, so I am hoping to read and review it before then. I know, not long until then, but I am off this week so I have time to read.
8. The Bear and the Nightingale Katherine Arden
I won this in a giveaway recently and have wanted to read it for ages. I am quite into fantasy and retellings at the moment and think it will be the perfect time to explore this world.
9. The List Joanna Bolouri
I always need to have a lighter read in the mix, especially when there are books about murders and serial killers and unpleasant fairytale retellings. I picked this up on offer, and know that if I sat down I would blast through it and enjoy it way more than I probably should.
10. Billy and Me Giovanna Fletcher
I have just ordered a signed copy of Giovanna’s next book Eve of Man that she has co-authored with her husband Tom Fletcher (of McFly fame). I realised that I have never read anything by her (I read and loved his children’s novel The Christmasaurus) so thought I probably should test the waters with her debut novel, a book that I purchased last year but never actually read.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if I am honest, I will probably deviate from it a lot. I like a good TBR, but I’m not the best at actually sticking to them, so we’ll see what happens!
Are you planning on reading any of these books?
What books are you looking forward to on your Spring TBR?