Hello my fellow bookworms! Today, I am taking part in this week’s TTT topic, which is: Books On My Spring 2021 TBR. While there are many wonderful books awaiting me on my bookshelf and Kindle, here are the top ten books (listed in no particular order) that I hope to get to over the springtime months of March, April and May:
🌼 A Room with a View by E.M. Forster – In the spring of 2019 I read my first Forster novel: Howards End and adored it! Now feels like high time to read my second. I am not sure why but spring just seems the best season for an Edwardian classic – Maybe it is the crisp white blouses, parasols and strolls in the park that the period conjures to my mind.
🌼 Eragon by Christopher Paolini – After my dad kindly bought me the full set of Paolini’s popular fantasy series: The Inheritance Cycle, last Christmas, I think I should get on with putting my plan into action to re-read the first two books and then finally finishing the series soon. So first things first, time to re-read Eragon!
🌼 Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets by Alison Weir – Having been enthralled by Weir’s retelling of the lives of Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour, I am looking forward to reading the next instalment in her ambitious Six Tudor Queens series, about a lesser known and most fleeting of Henry VIII’s wives.
🌼 Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery – I know it is shocking I have got to the ripe age of *cough33cough* and have not read this children’s classic, especially as the feisty, red-haired Anne sounds like someone I would have been great childhood friends with – Hoping to remedy this soon!
🌼 Justice Hall by Laurie R. King – Just before Christmas I enjoyed reading the exotic mystery O Jerusalem from King’s nostalgic Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series and it reminded me how in these troubling times we need the comfort reads as well as the new exciting reads; so I look forward to this sixth escapist instalment.
🌼 Destined by Jordan Pinckney and Will Lenzen Jr. – When I make these lists I have now made it a habit to have a root through the older review copies that are lying neglected on my Kindle. This time my attention was caught by this young adult science-fiction, which is the first book in The Blood Games Trilogy, so hopefully this won’t be neglected for much longer.
🌼 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – With adventure, escape, treasure and revenge this seems like just what I need right now, and as I loved The Three Musketeers and thoroughly enjoyed The Man in the Iron Mask, I have a feeling this will be just my cup of tea, too!
🌼 Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton – Keeping comfort reads in mind still, I just had to pop the ninth instalment of Beaton’s long-running cosy-crime series – about our smart dressing, retired-PR executive, turned private sleuth Agatha – on this list, as this series is my ultimate go-to for easy, breezy reading.
🌼 The Red-Haired Archaeologist Digs Israel by Amanda Hope Haley – I requested this on something of a whim from Netgalley, as I’ve never heard of it or the author. However with its blend of faith, Bible, history and archaeology content it sounds SO me and I can’t wait to read it!
🌼 Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett – And finally no TBR list would be complete for me without an instalment of Pratchett’s fantastical Discworld series. This is the 15th instalment and the 2nd book I will have read that features Caption Grimes and the Night Watch, who I met and loved in Guards! Guards!
(I have linked this post into the weekly meme, Top Ten Tuesday)
Now in the comments let me know: Have you read any of these? What books are you looking forward to reading this springtime? Or please leave a link for your own TTT post.