top 10 tuesday: Books On My Spring TBR

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish which is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

March 20: Books On My Spring TBR


EDIT with links to reviews:

Asking For It by Louise O’Neill: ★★★★★
The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie: ★★★★☆
Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan: ★★★★☆
Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan: ★★☆☆☆
Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter: ★★★★☆

In general I’m not a big fan of weekly meme prompts that are about your TBR, because there’s only so much you can say about a book you haven’t read yet, but I felt like doing this one to get organized.  I’m currently reading Tin Man by Sarah Winman and Too Close to Breathe by Olivia Kiernan, and when I finish those I’ll be caught up with ARCs at long last, and I’m looking forward to tackling the many unread books I already own.  Here are 10 that I’m looking forward to reading in the near future – I may not stick to this list completely*, but you get the idea.  It’s a combination of Christmas presents, books that were lent to me, and books that have been sitting on my shelf.

*Though I will absolutely be reading Asking for It and Murder at the Vicarage, as both of those were included on my 5-star predictions list and I want to wrap that up soon.  (That also means pushing myself to finally finish Days Without End, which… ugh.  Let’s just say this is not going as expected.)

Have you guys read any of these?  Which should I read first?  Comment and let me know!

15 thoughts on “top 10 tuesday: Books On My Spring TBR

    • (With the caveat that I obviously haven’t read it yet, so I can’t comment on how well it’s handled) I think that’s the whole point of the book. It’s about rape culture and how we dismiss sexual assault when the victim is the pretty, popular girl.
      I guess the main character isn’t particularly likable, which is what appeals to me about it – I want to read a book that advocates justice for all rape victims, not only ones who fit into our concept of what a ‘victim’ should look like.

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    • I’m glad you liked GITTWF! I’ll probably start it soon – its short length makes it appealing. And I’m really looking forward to Asking For It, I’ve heard nothing but good things and it seems like an important take on rape culture that we don’t see very often.

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    • I emailed the publisher to request the ARC of From a Low and Quiet Sea and got a reply back saying I was approved and that I’ll get a copy when physical ARCs become available in the US, but I have no clue when that will be! So in the meantime I think I shall finally have to tackle The Spinning Heart, I’m looking forward to it.

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    • It’s been a couple of months since I’ve read any Christie so I’m really looking forward to it! And I haven’t read any Ali Smith yet but I’ve heard such great things that I’m excited. Happy reading to you too!

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  1. Oh wow, I read The History of Love ages ago…it was a compulsory read for the SAT summer prep course I was in! I remember thinking it was weird and confusing and I did not like it much! Then again back then I was against any and all literary fiction, and that book is the height of literary, haha! I wonder if I would have a different opinion if I read it today! I’d be interested to see what you think of it.

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    • OMG REALLY?? Why has everyone read this book omg, I hadn’t even heard of it until Abby read it recently and was like ‘I think you’d really like this.’ I will let you know once I’ve read it!


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