Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10… Books on My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:

Books On My Spring 2019 TBR

There are many wonderful books awaiting me on my bookshelf and Kindle, however here are ten books, ordered alphabetically, I am looking forward to reading this spring:

  1. Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M. C. Beaton – The sixth book in Beaton’s long-running, cosy-crime series.
  2. By Sword and Storm by Margaret Skea – The eagerly anticipated conclusion to Skea’s brilliant, historical Munro Scottish trilogy.
  3. Cold Fire by Dean Koontz – A mystery recommended by my dad that will be perfect for my What’s in a Name 2019 reading challenge.
  4. Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett – The next book I have, chronologically, from Pratchett’s fantastical Discworld series.
  5. Howards End by E. M. Forster – For some reason I think this turn-of-the-century classic could be a perfect spring read.
  6. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory – After loving The Red Queen, I look forward to continuing Gregory’s popular Cousins’ War series.
  7. Love Wins by Rob Bell – This controversial look at God’s love and judgement is an upcoming read for my church’s book club.
  8. River Rising by John A. Heldt – After finishing Heldt’s American Journey series, I look forward to this, the first book in his Carson Chronicles series.
  9. Runemarks by Joanne M. Harris – I am hoping for another refreshing, re-imagining of the Norse Gods and legends, like in The Gospel of Loki.
  10. The Tudor Crown by Joanna Hickson – After loving First of the Tudors, I also look forward to continuing Hickson’s new historical series.

Have you read any of my choices? What books are on your spring TBR? Also, please link in the comments below if you have taken part in this week’s TTT topic too.


21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10… Books on My Spring TBR

  1. I loved Howards End and really need to re-read it soon myself. You’re absolutely right that it makes for perfect spring reading. Once you’ve finished it, be sure to check out the recent miniseries (the Merchant Ivory film is excellent too, but the miniseries feels more modern). Happy spring reading, Jessica!

    1. Jessie, I have watched the BBC’s recent, wonderful mini-series of Howard’s End – It is actually what inspired me to put the book on my Classics Club and gave me the impression it might be a nice read for spring, with Hayley’s Atwell’s beautiful costumes and the idyllic house and gardens. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the book and the mini-series. 🙂

      1. Yay, glad you enjoyed the miniseries too! You’re so right about the costumes and settings: they are beautiful, idyllic, and absolutely scream spring. I may have to re-watch it soon!

    1. FF, hopefully won’t be too long before I started getting through these and posting my thoughts. In the process, here’s hoping I don’t add to your mountainous TBR too much! 😛

  2. I’ve read The Lady of the Rivers and The Tudor Crown, and as you loved the previous books in those series, I’m sure you’ll enjoy them too. I have also read Howards End and although I read it in the winter, I do think it will be a good spring read. 🙂

    1. Yes Helen, I am pretty confident The Lady of the Rivers and The Tudor Crown will good reads for me, and I really pleased you agree that Howards End will make a good spring read. 🙂

  3. I have for a long time meant to read Howard’s End and Runemarks. I await your reviews!

  4. I enjoyed the Philippa Gregory. I also read that Dean Koontz years ago. At one point, I read all of his as they were published, but I lost track a few years ago. Also, I realized the other day as I was going back through a book journal that I’d read the first Agatha Raisin. I have no memory of it!

    1. Kelly, I am really pleased to hear you enjoyed The Lady of the Rivers, as I am particularly looking forward to reading that one. As for Dean Koontz, I have only previously read one of his novels, which was Innocence – I thought that was good, so hopefully I enjoy this one too.

    1. Karen, I know the basic story and characters from watching the BBC’s recent adapted mini-series – It is this that gives me the feeling it might suit spring.

    1. Oh yes, I think I am overdue a bit of Agatha Raisin fun. I was actually hoping to indulge in some Discworld fun over winter, but dad picked up our copy of Guards! Guards! first and is taking FOREVER to finish it! 😛

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