Top Ten Tuesdays

Posted 15 March, 2016 by Lianne in Meme / 23 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week’s topic: Ten Books On My Spring TBR

Ahh, spring. New season means new TBR reading pile! πŸ™‚

In no particular order:

  1. Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life — This book showed up on my winter TBR list and goodness knows how many times before that…And I’ll keep adding it to these seasonal TBR lists until I read it πŸ˜› (Though preferrably soon so that I can read A God of Ruins which has been longlisted for this year’s Baileys Prize)
  2. Anne Girard’s Madame Picasso — This always felt like a spring read for me, hence why I didn’t quite get around to it late last year. Perhaps this is the season I’ll read it?
  3. Alina Bronsky’s The Hottest Dishes of Tartar Cuisine — I had been eyeing this book for quite some time now so I was pleased to finally get my hands on it last year. I’m greatly looking forward to reading this!
  4. Kate Mosse’s The Taxidermist’s Daughter — I only have this book of hers left to read. This book sounds absolutely intriguing and Gothic…like Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites (review) but set in England. Can’t wait to read this one too! πŸ™‚
  5. Kameron Hurley’s The Mirror Empire — I’ve had this fantasy novel on my TBR pile for a long while now. After reading a short story of hers more recently (which I greatly enjoyed btw!), I figured it’s time to bump it up the reading list πŸ™‚
  6. Emmuska Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel — I have a ton of classics sitting on my TBR list waiting to be read. Unfortunately most of them are some 400+ pages and one honestly has to be in the mood and the mindset to tackle such a chunkster. Thankfully this one is on the shorter end of the page count so I’ll likely start here πŸ™‚
  7. Robert Galbraith’s The Silkworm — Another book I listed on my winter TBR list last year but never got around to reading. With my pre-order of Career of Evil shipping sometime in the next few weeks, I reckon I’ll just binge through the two books πŸ˜›
  8. Garth Nix’s Clariel — I’ve been slowly making my way to re-reading the first Abhorsen trilogy in preparation to read this book. I should be done soonish so when I do, I’ll be reading this one! πŸ˜€
  9. Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Major Works — I also think I’ll be slowly chipping away at this massive collection of Shelley’s poems (well, mostly his poems anyway) sometime this spring, just for a change of pace from the above reads…
  10. Kate Morton’s The Lake House — I thought I could get around to reading this book in January/February but other books butted in before this one (to be fair this book is some 500 pages strong). I always associate Kate Morton with the spring time so it seems like a good time to read this book πŸ™‚



And those are the list of books on my spring TBR queue! What are you planning to read this spring (or autumn, depending where in the world you are)? πŸ™‚

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23 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays”

    • The Forgotten Garden is a good place to start; I think many of us who’ve read her books started with that book. It’s quite a story πŸ™‚

  1. I love your list! I have only read one Kate Mosse book, which I loved. I have a couple of her other books around here somewhere to read, including The Taxidermist’s Daughter. I will be reading The Cuckoo’s Calling this month (finally!), and am excited about it. I hope you enjoy your spring reading!

  2. For some reason, I’ve only read one of Kate Atkinson’s books (Started Early, Took My Dog), but I have both Case Histories and Life After Life on my shelves… begging to be read. Lake House is also very much on my reading radar these days.

  3. Haven’t read any of these although I started The Lake House but just couldn’t get into it – I will revisit because I think it was a ‘bad timing’ thing.

    I have Life After LIfe in my TBR stack as well (like you, it has been there for ages!).

  4. Life After Life has been on my TBR list forever too! Somehow, I doubt I’ll ever get to it, even though I know I should. I also have a stack of Kate Morton books and haven’t read a single one. πŸ™ My book group read The Scarlet Pimpernel last year — it was quite fun (although a bit light-weight). The Taxidermist’s Daughter sounds amazing! Have fun — looks like you have some fun reading coming up.

  5. I’m almost finished with Life After Life. I love the concept, but the repetitive nature is starting to get to me. I just want to know the point and I don’t think I’ll find out until the very end. I hope I like the point. Otherwise, it may sour my read.

  6. THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL!!! One of my all-time favorite books! Although to be fair, I fell in love with it as a child, so I’m a bit biased. But spies + French Revolution + romance = perfection, as far as I’m concerned! πŸ˜€

  7. “The Lake House” looks to be a perfect spring read! I’ve not read any of Kate’s novels, but a.) I love the title and b.) that cover is gorgeous. The 500 pages does intimidate me though. What can I say!? This turtle reader likes shorter novels. πŸ˜‰

    • Unfortunately most of the books on my TBR pile now are above the 400 page mark, haha. I don’t mind longer reads but I like to stagger them out with shorter books too xD But going back to Kate Morton’s books, they all seem perfect for the springtime. I think I’ll be picking it up next. If you ever decide to check out her books, I would recommend starting with The Forgotten Garden; I think most of us who’ve read her books started with that one πŸ™‚

  8. As ever you have such a great range on your TBR. Life After Life is a book I keep meaning to read too, hope you enjoy it when you get around to it. Happy reading.

  9. You always have such interesting books! I’ve read one Kate Mosse book and stopped at that. The Taxidermist’s Daughter sounds good, to say the least, and I hope you enjoy it!

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