Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR List


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week, we’re focusing on the books we most look forward to reading this spring… and yes, I have plenty! Here are the top 10 books on my to-be-read list — some upcoming new releases, and some books that have been patiently waiting for me for months (or years) already:

1) Written In My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon

Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8)

2) Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Mr. Mercedes

3) The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore

The Serpent of Venice

4) My Real Children by Jo Walton

My Real Children

5) Landline by Rainbow Rowell


6) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

7) Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Burial Rites

8) Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life

9) The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)

10) In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood

What books are you looking forward to reading this spring? Share your links, and I’ll come check out your top 10!

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22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR List

  1. I really liked Burial Rites. I hope you enjoy it too. I also can’t wait to read Landline. Rainbow Rowell is a great author. 🙂

    • I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by Rainbow Rowell so far, so I’m really looking forward to Landline! I’m glad to hear you liked Burial Rites. I’ll be reading it with a book group next month, and it looks like something that will generate some great discussion. Thanks!

    • Thanks! I’m looking forward to Burial Rites — I’ve had my eye on it for a while, and then my book group picked it for April. It’s nice to have a reason to get started. 🙂

  2. I’m embarrassed to tell you how long Life after Life has been on my list of books to read. Too long! Burial Rites needs to be read by me as well. Enjoy your spring reads!.

    • LOL, I bought Life After Life when it was released last spring… and it’s been sitting on my shelf ever since, along with a couple of others I bought at the same time. I have to stop buying books and then not reading them!

      • It happens to me too! I have books that I’ve bought over a year ago. That’s why this year I’ve decided to accept only one review request a month and to try and not buy any more books. I’m working through my list of books at home 🙂

  3. I didn’t like Life after Life I feel like I missed the whole point of the book. I look forward to hearing your take on it

    • Hmmm. I keep seeing Life After Life on all the “best of” lists, and even thought I’ve had the book for almost a year now, still haven’t read it. I’m really going to try to finally get to it, and then we’ll have to compare notes! 🙂

  4. Man. I might just die of happiness when the new Gabaldon (finally) comes out. Been trying to squeeze in a full re-read but that’s a MASSIVE chunk of time. I’m excited for Mr. Mercedes too but even more so for Revival (although that doesn’t come out in Spring so ignore me). My Real Children is super high on my anticipated list as well as Landline. Burial Rites and Life After Life are AMAZING, a couple of my favorites so I hope you enjoy them. 🙂

    • I’m rereading #6 and #7 right now (Outlander), and realizing how much I’d forgotten. Cannot wait for June! I agree, Revival sounds terrific, and will definitely be on my fall TBR list!

  5. I hope I get to Life After Life this spring! It’s been on my list forever. Also looking forward to Landline! My Real Children looks really interesting too.

    • My Real Children might actually be one of the ones I’m most looking forward to! I’ve had a copy of Life After Life for about a year now.. . so I think it’s about time that I finally read it.

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