Hi all! It’s been another quiet week here, work has been fairly slow recently, we’re just waiting for things to start picking back up again with the over 75s coming for their Spring booster and the wider rollout for all 5-11 year olds starting in the next few weeks.
Anyway, it’s Tuesday, which means another Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is our annual Spring TBR topic. I’ve not been doing as well on my seasonal TBRs over the past year, but I did manage to finish 5 out of the 10 books on my Winter list, which I’m considering a win given how much of a reading slump I was in last year. I’m going to try and not put a lot of pressure on my Spring TBR and just read as much as I feel like, my reading seems to have been going much better this year, so I’m hoping that my Spring TBR will be more successful than my Winter one was. Here’s what I’m hoping to read this Spring:
- The Love Hypothesis-Laura Steven
This was meant to be my February #RockMyTBR book, but I’ve still not been reading physical books that often so I’m still fairly early on it. I am enjoying it, although I will admit at the moment, Caro does kind of feel like another Izzy O’Neill, just more nerdy and awkward. Still I’ve only read the first two chapters, so I’m willing to give it a chance.
2. The Silence of The Girls-Pat Barker
This was meant to be my March #RockMyTBR book but I doubt I’m going to get around to it this month. Honestly, after talking to my friend who read it earlier in the year, I’m not sure how much I’m going to like it, but since I bought it, I’m willing to give it a go.
3. Ace of Spades-Faridah Abike-Iyimide
This one is meant to be my April #RockMyTBR book, but I guess we will see how I’m going with physical books as to whether I read it then or not. I’m super excited about this one though, I’ve heard such good things about it and I do love a good mystery.
4. The River of Silver: Tales From The Daevabad Trilogy-S.A. Chakraborty
This is my current audiobook, I’m not very far through yet, but I’m looking forward to reading more. This is a collection of short stories from the Daevabad world and I’m so happy to be back in this world and with these characters as I absolutely devoured the series in 2020.
5. The Diamond Eye-Kate Quinn
This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, I can’t wait for it to come out (only two weeks to go!). I fell in love with Kate Quinn’s books last year after reading The Rose Code and The Alice Network, and this book sounds so good, it’s about Ukrainian sniper Mila Pavlichenko, who is the most successful female sniper in recorded history. Female assassins are right up my street, so I can just imagine how much I’m going to love this book.
6. Portrait of A Thief-Grace D. Li
Another of my most anticipated releases of this year, this book has everything I could ever want: heists, history, repatriation of stolen artefacts, it all sounds so fun and I can’t wait to read. ALSO FINALLY A BOOK WITH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS THAT ISN’T PRIMARILY A ROMANCE! YES! I love this for me.
7. Liberte-Gita Trelease
I’m finally getting around to reading this one, I meant to last year, but I just really wasn’t feeling e-books at the time. I’m getting through this fairly slowly, but that’s okay. I will admit to having forgotten most of what happened in Enchantee though because it’s been so long since I read it!
8. An Affair of Poisons-Addie Thorley
This is meant to be my May #RockMyTBR book but again, we shall see when I actually read it, because it depends on how quickly I manage to get through my physical TBR this year. I’m super excited for this one, as I don’t read a lot of books set in the 17th century, and I love historical fantasy (and books set in France) so hopefully this will be right up my street.
9. Gallant-VE Schwab
This will probably be my next book after finishing The Love Hypothesis as I’m so excited for it. I always love VE Schwab’s books, so naturally her latest one is one of my most anticipated reads of 2022, and I’ve heard such amazing things about it, so I can’t wait to just dive in.
10. The Fair Botanists-Sara Sheridan
I started this one last year but again, I wasn’t really feeling e-books at the time, so I didn’t get very far through. I’m going to switch to the audiobook and see if I get on better with that. I really want to enjoy this one because it sounds so different to any other historical fiction I’ve read, two women in 19th Century Edinburgh and their involvement with a rare flower that only blooms once in its life.
So there we go, those are my planned Spring TBR reads. I don’t know if I’ll manage to get to them all, I’m fairly confident that I will finish the three I’m planning to read via audio as I’ve been doing well with audio reads this year, but less so with the physical books. How about you? What’s on your Spring TBR this year? Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments!
I’ll be back for another Top Ten Tuesday next week, we’ll be talking about Books With An Adjective In The Title.