Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic, and you compile ten books that fit the theme. You can find more information here.

I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon, as a few of the other book bloggers I follow do this regularly, and I’ve enjoyed reading their posts. This week’s theme is Books on My Spring 2021 TBR. I don’t usually plan very far ahead with my reading, though there are always books I’m eyeing during my current read, but since I have quite a few NetGalley eARCS lined up, and will be participating in this year’s Wyrd and Wonder, I actually do have a decent Spring lineup!

First, my NetGalley TBR, which I am super excited about, and which I’ll be reviewing as I get through them.

The Dream and the Muse by Jake Burnett is ‘a cosmic adventure about the boundless power of a young woman’s potential.’ I am not entirely sure what to expect from it, but I love the cover and the summary sounds quite intriguing.

Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa is one that I keep seeing other bloggers and book people talk about, so as soon as I saw it on NetGalley I had to request it. I’m so glad I was approved and cannot wait to read!

Twitch by M.G. Leonard Now, if you know middle grade, you know M.G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy and the Adventures on Trains series which I love! And now, here she is with a new book about a birdwatching detective? Sign me up!

Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky is highly anticipated, and the third book of Tchaikovsky’s I’ll be reading this year, AND his third book published this year. As a reader, I am grateful for so much material. As a writer I am in awe. I’ve only read his more recent books, like The Doors of Eden and Bear Head but I will probably be working through his older books in the next year, too (I already have Dogs of War on my bookshelf). I am also currently reading his new novella One Day All This Will Be Yours to my husband in the evenings, and we are enjoying that together!

The Wood Bee Queen by Edward Cox is also highly anticipated. I’ve never read any of Cox’s books before, but The Song of the Sycamore sounds incredible, and I have only heard good things about him in general. The Wood Bee Queen has an incredible title, which first drew me to request it on NetGalley, and a cover to die for! I can’t wait to dive in.

And now for the non-eARCs, here’s to the ones that have been sitting on my shelf glaring at me every time I buy a new book before reading them.

D: A Tale of Two Worlds by Michel Faber is an enchanting book that follows a young girl called Dhikilo and what she does when the letter ‘D’ goes missing. I’ve read a few extracts of this which convinced me to buy it last year, but it’s never felt like the perfect time to read it, either because I had other reading deadlines or was in the mood for something different. But I feel it’s time is coming. It might even be my next read!

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas has been on my shelf for over a year, and again it hasn’t seemed like the right time for it, but her new book The Thief on the Winged Horse came out recently and looks soooo pretty and I’ve told myself I won’t buy it until I’ve read the one I already own.

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb I have read the Liveship Traders series by Hobb and really enjoyed it, so when this book showed up in the clearance box at work I swooped on it, and then left it on a shelf! Typical…

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon is actually one I haven’t had for long. In 2019 I got her doorstop of a book The Priory of the Orange Tree and it’s lived in my heart since I read it. I’m itching to reread it again too, especially since Shannon has just finished her first draft for another book set in the same universe. But she also recently released The Mask Falling, book four of the Bone Season series, and after seeing the hype I decided to finally buy it. I think the only reason I haven’t started it yet is because I know I will end up buying the rest of the series as soon as I finish it.

The Sisters Grimm by Menna Van Praag is one I bought because it was about to be sent off in a return at work, and I’d been eyeing it until then, but it wasn’t a priority once I got it home. But lately, I’ve been feeling its call, and when I listened to the author’s interview on one of my favourite podcasts Breaking the Glass Slipper it bumped the book up on my list.

So there you go, those are some of my upcoming Spring reads, which I’m sure will be somewhat derailed, though I can be quite certain I’ll at least get through my NetGalley ones. Let me know whether you’ve read any of these yet, and what your thoughts were, or what your upcoming reading list looks like!

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