10 Books on My Spring TBR

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I recently ran across a list tied to this version of Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish (not the OhAmanda Top Ten Tuesday that she retired many years ago!). And since there are few things I like as much as talking about books, I thought I would hop in and share with you in regards to this week’s topic: 10 books on our Spring TBR (to-be-read) lists.

My list tends to be very flexible and based on what comes in at the library, but here’s what I think I will read before June.


The Lake House by Kate Morton – I am currently reading this one after finishing The Secret Keeper last month. I’ve had a harder time getting into it, but now I am halfway through and pretty interested in the mystery. I’ve heard a lot about how Morton really ties this one in a neat bow – not sure how I feel about that.

Jazz by Toni Morrison – Jazz is a 1992 Morrison novel set in 1926. This is the next book in mine and my best friend’s little classics book club. It will be fun to read something a little more modern! It’s been a LONG time since I read any Morrison – probably 10 years – and I am looking forward to it.

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater – The much, MUCH anticipated final book in Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle quartet. I never thought I would love a fantasy series with fortune-tellers so much, but Stiefvater has totally captured me. I plan to read it as close to its April 26 release date as possible. (Going to try to wait for the library. But no promises.)

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman – I’ve heard almost nothing bad about this Swedish book that’s hit the NYT bestseller list. I have it on reserve from the library and hope to read it soon! I am a little tempted to do the audiobook, though; I know I will not pronounce the names right in my head and that bothers me. (The main character is Ah-vuh, I think, if Anne Bogel is to be trusted.) (Which of course I trust her!)

Wild in the Hollow by Amber Haines – I bought this wildly (heh) acclaimed memoir for cheap on Kindle a few months ago, and I need to buckle down and read it. I have a hard time making myself read nonfiction, but I am pretty sure I will love this.

Ella: Everland Ever After by Caroline Lee – This author is a friend of my husband’s from high school, and we hit it off when we met at his 15-year-reunion this summer. She usually writes novels that are probably too steamy for me, but I appreciated that this novella has a “0/5” heat factor. It’s a fairy-tale retelling too, and I am all over that! I probably would have already read this if my old-school Kindle would work properly, but I can’t get it to add new stuff without connecting it to my computer. #firstworldproblems

The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin – Even after reading the synopsis, I’m not 100% sure what this novel is about; but Amy from Mom Advice really loved it and it has a great rating on Amazon, so I am willing to try it out.

This Is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang – Zhang’s first novel, Falling Into Place, was very striking and interesting; I’m looking forward to reading this one, out March 22.

My Cooking Year by Ruth Reichl – I stormed through Reichl’s memoirs several years ago, and they are still some of my favorites. She is a poignant writer, and I love nothing more than a food memoir. In My Cooking Year, Reichl recounts the year after Gourmet magazine was suddenly shut down and includes 136 recipes. I am so looking forward to reading this and trying out some of her recipes.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery – I am slightly ashamed to tell you that I’ve never read the Anne series, although I think I might have browsed pieces of it as a kid. I’ve been feeling like I need some comfort reading, something to dive into lately. I could reread Mitford or Harry Potter, but I have always wanted to read these books, and I think now is the time.

So there is my Spring reading list for this year. Should keep me busy for at least a month or two, right? 😉

What’s at the top of your TBR right now?

5 thoughts on “10 Books on My Spring TBR

  1. I am surprised that you didn’t read Anne of Greene Gables. I hope you enjoy them. I think I read it the first time in elementary or junior high. It’s been at least 15 years since the last time, so I keep thinking that I will go back and reread it. But there are so many things on my TBR list! Have you heard of “Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me”? That is another one I want to read.

    I’m reading a Kate Morton book “A House at Riverton.” “Lake House” is somewhere on my list to read, but not in the top 10.

    I read “Wild in the Hollows” for a book club. I had a little trouble getting into it, but stuck with it because it was for book club. I’m glad I did, because I ended up loving it. I also have the audiobook version read by the author, and it is so relaxing to listen to. I would recommend it.

    I’m like you in that my reading list varies depending on library availability. Some of the things I would like to finish reading or start for spring.
    1. Emotionally Healthy Spiritually (about 1/2 way through)
    2. Coming Clean by Seth Haines (Amber’s Husband- 15 pages or so into that one.)
    3. What Women Fear (book club, not into it so far, but I think that’s partly b/c I haven’t had that much time to read.)
    4. House at Riverton (1/4 through)
    5. Delicious- Ruth Reichl (I’ve wanted to read this for awhile, and our library has it on Kindle now. Yea!)
    6. All the Light we Cannot See (have started & stopped, want to go back and finish)
    7. Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian (been on my list for awhile, bumped up recently b/c of several conversations)
    8. Guilty as Cinnamon- to finish out that series (2nd one, 3rd comes out in the fall. Total pleasure read.)
    9. Looming Transitions by Amy Young (Can’t wait to read this one about transitions, specifically overseas/cross cultural)
    10. Michael Vey 4: Hunt for Jade Dragon- a series I was doing with my kids in the fall, and we switched to something else. I want to finish it now.

    You’ll have to update at the end of spring & see how you did with your 10 books 🙂

    • I read Part-Time Indian last year. Interesting, but it didn’t really entrance me like I thought it would. You’ll have to let me know what you think.

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