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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.
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?