Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is: Books On My Spring TBR
Full confession, I haven’t had the best track record when it comes to my previous two TTT seasonal TBRs. Of the twenty books on my Fall and Winter TBRs, I successfully read only ten. That won’t stop me from planning my spring reading though!
Apparently I’m looking to escape into the past this spring; my list includes a lot of modern classics, coming-of-age novels, WWII stories, Edwardian era reads, and historical fiction in general.
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
I’ll be starting Heidi soon for the Classics Club Spin #17. I’m excited to finally read this sweet classic, especially in this gorgeous Puffin in Bloom edition. I think it will be perfect for early spring too!
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
I’ve been wanting to read this extraordinary memoir for a few years now, and there’s no time like the present, right?! I know Testament of Youth is going to break my heart, but I’m looking forward to “meeting” the remarkable Vera. Hopefully the spring sunshine will help to counteract some of the sadness I’ll feel while reading it.
Westwood by Stella Gibbons
This will be my third Stella Gibbons novel. I read both Cold Comfort Farm and Nightingale Wood in the spring, and I’d like to keep up that tradition with Westwood. This cover looks oh so springy too!
Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher
I tend to crave coming-of-age stories in the springtime, and this one sounds right up my alley. Coming Home actually appeared on my TTT Fall TBR and Rosamunde Pilcher’s Winter appeared on my TTT Winter TBR, so I’m way overdue on reading my first Pilcher novel. I have high hopes that she will become a new favorite author for go-to comfort reads.
The Lark by E. Nesbit
This modern classic sounds like an ideal spring read. The Lark includes: flower selling, country cottages, female entrepreneurs, and a man named Rochester. What more could I possibly ask for of a spring read?!!
Mariana by Monica Dickens
Another book that appeared on my TTT Winter TBR, I think Mariana is an even better match for spring. Persephone Books are often cheerful, refreshing reads that are extra enjoyable this time of year. Plus, a coming-of-age modern classic set in England during the 1930’s ticks many of the boxes on my spring reading wish list.
Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
Since this year marked the centenary of (some) UK women winning the right to vote, I’m really in the mood for books about the suffragettes. This historical YA novel focuses on three young women who become involved in the fight for the vote. Things a Bright Girl Can Do is sure to be a fun, diverse take on this slice of history.
The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier
It’s been too long since I’ve read a Daphne du Maurier novel, and I can’t wait to pick this one up. The King’s General sounds like a compelling, dramatic, and romantic story to get swept away in this season.
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
This is one of my most-anticipated releases of 2018, and I don’t think I’ll be able to hold off on reading it for much longer. A beautifully written, richly detailed historical novel set in gritty Georgian London sounds like a great way to spend these early, chilly spring days.
Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce
Another WWII book, Dear Mrs. Bird centers around an advice column, female friendships, and the Blitz. I’ve just started this delightful novel and I’m already head-over-heels for it. This is exactly the type of spring read I’ve been craving.
Happy first day of spring lovelies!! What books are on your spring TBR?