Top Ten Tuesday – Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is

What’s on your Spring TBR

I have a love/hate relationship with Spring. I love it because Winter has broken and Spring is usually just the right temperature. You know not to cold and to not hot. And in one word I hate Spring because of the dreaded Allergies; which by the way I have already succumb to.

Most of the books on this list will be read for one of the challenges I’ve been pretty lackadaisical about. Without further adieu here are my top 10 Spring reads.

1. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami – This is one of the first books I put on my list to diversify my reading. It’s been on my TBR for at least 7 years.

2. Coraline by Neil Gaiman – I’m a super mood reader. I started reading this before my surgery in November and well after the surgery just wasn’t in the mood for it anymore. So, I’m going to knock this 162 page behemoth out-of-the-way.

3. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie – I chose this book so I could break up my reading over the course of the month. I got the idea from Lalia @bigreadinglife and I thought it was pretty ingenious.

4. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – I bought this book years ago and carried it with to and from work for days, but instead of reading on my daily commute I did the sensible thing and slept.

5. Macbeth (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Jo Nesbo – I’ve been trying to get an ARC of this for a while now through Goodreads and each time I haven’t been selected. Anyway, it comes out April 5th and I plan on getting a copy then. It’s part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series in which they have different authors retell one of Shakespeare’s plays. And it just seems fitting that Nesbo would retell Macbeth.

6. Nineteen-Eighty Four by George Orwell – This book has been on and off my TBR for years. I had planned on reading 1984 a little later in the year for the Back to Classics challenge, but that’s not going to happen. I decided to participate in the Classics Club Spin Challenge and guess what it was lucky #3, so now I have to read it by the end of April. *Heavy Sigh*

7. Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee – An ARC I received from Netgalley, which I started reading but didn’t finished because a newer more shiny book came on the scene. I really need to finish because I did enjoy what I read so far.

8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou – So, I’m really ashamed to admit how long this has been in my TBR pile. I’ve definitely had it the longest of any other book on this list. I

9. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez – I can’t remember how long this has been on my TBR. At least six years. I originally purchased it as an eBook for $1.99.

10. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez – This book has been on my TBR for at least two years maybe three. I’ve already read a couple Garcia-Marquez books and I’m looking forward to this, even though I’ve heard it’s a slog.

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Spring TBR

  1. notsomoderngirl August 1, 2018 / 5:27 am

    I’ve wanted to read 1984 forever, but I’ve just never got round to it- maybe this summer is the time 🙂


  2. Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility March 21, 2018 / 7:25 am

    This is a great list! I read 1984 for the last CC Spin and enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. It’s gripping, terrifying, and very timely. I also loved One Hundred Years of Solitude, although it did drag in some places. Americanah and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings are two I hope to get to soon too. Happy spring reading!


    • The Broken Spine March 20, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      Thanks! If I can get three read a month I’m happy. I haven’t so far, but we must keep moving forward. I enjoy Alexis, so thought I’d give this one a try.

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  3. Alyssa Marie March 20, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Nice list! Coraline and MacBeth are books I’d like to read at some point this year. They settle two prompts on my POPSUGAR Reading Challenge. Happy reading!

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    • The Broken Spine March 20, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      The good thing about Coraline is it can be read in about 4 hours. And I love Nesbo, so I think it should be good.

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  4. Zaheerah March 20, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    Great list, Erica! 1984 and a hundred years are also on my tbr! Orwell’s book has been on my tbr for soo long, i hope to read it soon too!

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    • The Broken Spine March 20, 2018 / 6:30 pm

      Thanks! I’m excited, but at the same time not to read Orwell. And I really want to read 100 years. Have to do some creative scheduling to get all the reading i want to do done.


  5. Zezee March 20, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    100 Years of Solitude is one of my favorite classics. It’s a hit or miss for folks because of the structure of its plot, but I loved it. I hope you’ll have a great reading experience with it too.

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    • The Broken Spine March 20, 2018 / 6:25 pm

      Yeah that’s what I’ve heard about it. I read a couple of his novellas, so I think I may enjoy it.


  6. beckmank March 20, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    I was going to read 1984, my son just read it in his English class. I thought it would be fun to read it together and discuss. But his class has already finished it and I didn’t even start it so… 😉 I need to read Maya Angelou too, I never have and feel like that is a must-read. Great list!

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    • The Broken Spine March 20, 2018 / 10:01 pm

      I’ve never read any Angelou and feel like it’s way past due. I also don’t read non-fiction, so I thought this would be a good foray into that genre.


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