Top Ten Tuesdays

Posted 14 March, 2017 by Lianne in Meme / 18 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: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

Because I can never say no to a seasonal TBR list 😉 Not that it’s feeling especially spring-like here where I’m at (we’re in the middle of a snowstorm O_O), but it’s something to look forward to, lol, even if I’m still in the middle of a reading slump (+ work leaving me exhausted these days = I haven’t been reading as much in the last little while O_O )

In no particular order:

  1. Spiritual Writings by Soren Kierkegaard — A bit of a cheat as I am reading it right now but I did purposely put this book on my spring TBR because it’s my current read for this season of Lent 🙂
  2. Everything Beautiful Begins After by Simon van Booy — Another cheat as I’m currently reading it but it’s preparation for my trip next month 🙂 Get me in the travelling mood. On another note, I think it’ll alleviating my reading slump a bit, got me hooked from the first page (see my Instagram post).
  3. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed — I’m planning on bringing this with me on my trip next month. Heard good things about it and I dunno, I could use a bit of advice *shurgs*
  4. Who’s That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane — For something light and fun, I hope to read this sometime this spring.
  5. The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer — I’m in the mood for something set in the Regency period or thereabouts. Seeing as I only have a few historicals of this nature on my TBR pile, I think I’ll be picking this book up sometime soon.
  6. Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien — This was recently longlisted for the Baileys Women Prize 2017 (though it’s been listed for a number of literary awards in the past year) so it’d be nice to read this soon-ish.
  7. The Accusation by Bandi — Oh man, this book hit headlines as it was smuggled out of North Korea. I’m so curious t read this book. Soon, soon…
  8. Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt — This book caught my attention as it was adapted into a miniseries here in Canada so I’m curious to read it. It’s always interesting to read a mystery novel set in Canada (or any book of any genre, really, lol).
  9. The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes — What are the chances that I’ll get around to this book this spring? Seems slim enough…
  10. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney — For a bit of family drama in my reading xD

And that’s my spring TBR list! What books do you plan on reading this season? Let me know, I’d love to check out your list!


18 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays”

  1. Yup, totally feel you about the snow not feeling like Spring, we just had some this weekend. I hope one of these books gets you out of your slump soon!

  2. Do Not Say We Have Nothing was probably my favourite read of 2016, it also won the Canadian Gilder Prize so I’m not the only one who thought it was great!

  3. Most of these are new to me, though I recognize several of the authors (Kierkegaard, Heyer, Strayed, Barnes…) not necessarily from my own reading but from coming across them on other blogs, in bookstores, and so on. And the Bandi book — I read an article by the translator on the challenges of translating it. I hope you get a chance to read all of these!

  4. Wonderful list!
    I hope to get to “Do not say we have nothing” and “The Nest” very soon as well even if they didn’t make it only Spring TBR list because i just have way to many books on that list already.

    I hope you get to all those wonderful books on your list and have a fantastic time reading them 🙂

  5. I hear wonderful things about Georgette Heyer but have yet to get to one of her books! Do you have a favorite?

    Everything Beautiful Began After has a gorgeous cover! I need to look that one up 🙂 Happy reading!

  6. Ah, I’ve had a copy of Everything Beautiful Began After on my Kindle for so long now! It sounds great — I must make a point of actually reading it! I’ve only just discovered the joys of Georgette Heyer, but I definitely plan to read more. Enjoy your spring reading!

  7. “Everything Beautiful Began After” sounds or rather LOOKS like a really interesting read. I love the title, though I don’t know anything else about it since this is a new author. Hope you continue to enjoy, Lianne. It’s always the best when you discover a new author who becomes a favorite. 🙂

    Happy spring TBR-ing – and as always, it was great to have you stop by. 🙂

    • Ooh, you should definitely pop by my blog on Wednesday as I’ll be listing a few books by Kierkegaard to check out for first time readers 😉 I don’t think his books are too difficult–some are more dense than others, but once you have a sense of how he writes and develops his ideas and the general themes that he touches on, it’s great. I’m only getting around to some of his lesser known titles now and they’re still pretty accessible, I find. I highly recommend his books (maybe I’m a bit biased as he is my favourite philosopher and all 😉 )!

  8. I always love your lists and find something new to add to my own TBR. The Accusation is one I think I need to try and read soon. Also very intrigued to hear your thoughts on Do Not Say We Have Nothing (and to see if I should be picking it up). Happy reading. x

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