Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's topic is the Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR. I've decided to focus on 2016 releases for this, but I added a 5 book bonus list of pre-2016 releases that I hope to read this spring also.

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat GirlA Doubter's AlmanacA Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls

1. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad - I've seen mixed reviews, but I refuse to be dissuaded.  
2. A Doubter's Almanac by Ethan Canin - Honestly I don't even know what it's about, but I like the title and cover.
3. A Tyranny of Petticoats, edited by Jessica Spotswood - This sounds like the perfect light read for Women's History Month.

Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and PrejudiceEvicted: Poverty and Profit in the American CityIn Other Words

4. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld - Since reading Prep, I've been meaning to read more Sittenfeld. This seems like a great chance.  
5. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond - A little brain reading. I need to stoke the social justice fires periodically.
6. In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri - Honestly, this is the one I am the least excited about. I may just read Unaccustomed Earth instead.

The NestThe Summer Before the WarWhat Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

7. The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney - The library is having a special book club for people who donate to the library, and this is the first selection.
8. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson - I adored Major Pettigrew's Last Stand and tried to get everyone I know who reading to read it, sort of like Our Souls at Night this year. 
9. What Is Yours Is Not Yours: Stories by Helen Oyeyemi - I will be honest. My first reaction to Boy, Snow, Bird was "WTF was that?" But over time it grew on me. 

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1)

10. The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1) by Rick Riordan - I haven't exactly read the Norse book yet. I am a little more excited for this one, and it's fun to read something everyone else in the house can enjoy too.


5 Books that Were Published Prior to 2016 that I Hope to Read This Spring
1. Arcadia by Lauren Groff
2. Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber
3. All the Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
4. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
5. Just Kids by Patti Smith

What's on your spring TBR?


  1. I liked Boy, Snow, Bird but I loved her book Mr. Fox. It's about a novelist whose muse comes to life. I can't wait to read her new one either!

    1. Good to know! I hope to get to Mr. Fox later this year.

  2. I'm so pumped about the new Helen Simonson! I can't wait to read it!