πŸ“š Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My Spring TBR 2021 πŸŒΌ

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.

43 thoughts on “πŸ“š Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My Spring TBR 2021 πŸŒΌ

  1. Looks like you’ve got a lot of great reading ahead of you! I really need to get back to the Discworld. We watched Colour of Magic the other day and it just reminded me that I need to read more Pratchett. xD The Red-Haired Archaeologist Digs Israel sounds like it’ll be a really interesting read, too!

    1. I am very much looking forward to my spring reading, Sammie and I hope you will have chance to read more of Pratchett’s fantastical Discworld soon! 😊

    1. Hey Kendyl πŸ‘‹ Thank you for stopping by and commenting – It is always lovely to hear from a new face, especially a fantasy/Eragon fan! 😊 Hope to hear from you again soon.

  2. I loved the Count of Monte Cristo so hope you do too. I’ll also shortly be starting my Pratchett adventure so always good to see one of his on the lists and Agatha Raisin of course.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you so much, Lynn – I am so looking forward to reading The Count of Monte Cristo and I really hope you enjoy your own Pratchett adventure, too! πŸ˜ƒ

  3. I waited until I was 13 to read Anne of Green Gables! It was absolutely worth finally readying. I’m adding all of these books to my to read list.
    I plan on reading the Grisha series this spring, then watching the Netflix series when it comes out.

    1. Great to hear you enjoyed reading Anne of Green Gables when you were 13, Aziel – Everyone has been super positive about it, so I am looking forward to reading it even more now! I also hope you will enjoy reading The Grisha Trilogy and then watching the new Netflix series based on it. πŸ™‚

  4. The Edwardian era definitely appeals to me as well, and while I’ve never read Forster I’d like to one day. Anne of green Gables seems like such a wholesome nostalgic type read as well. Something abut Prince Edward Iland…

    The Count of Monte cristo is on my shelf too and I’d love to get to it one of these days!

    1. Greg, I hope we’ll both have time to read The Count of Monte Cristo soon and I have now started reading A Room With a View. Having loved Howards End, I also hope you will have chance to read Forster soon! πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Nadia, thank you for stopping and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face! 😊 You are not the only one who has said that the Anna of Kleves instalment was a bit of miss for them, so I am going into it prepared to be a little disappointed but hoping to be proven wrong! 🀞

  5. The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favourite books – I have read it more than once, despite the length, and loved it each time. I also enjoyed A Room with a View and yes, I think spring is the perfect time to read it!

    1. As you rarely have time to re-read Helen, I take it as a massive recommendation for The Count of Monte Cristo that you’re read it more than once, so I can’t wait to read it even more! I have also just started reading A Room With a View 😊

  6. The Alison Weir series is another I really want to get started on. You’ve got a nice variety here.

    1. I like to have a variety on my lists, so there is always something to suit my mood, and I hope you will have the chance to start Alison Weir’s Six Tudor Queens series soon, Kelly πŸ™‚

  7. We do need our comfort reads these days, I agree. E.M. Forster and Terry Pratchett are so good, but I also loved the first Anne of Green Gables, which I didn’t expect to πŸ™‚

  8. I loved the Count of Monte Cristo when I read it many years ago – It is one of the books I really want to re-read, but it’s a chunker!

    1. Yes the length of The Count of Monte Cristo has put me off a little bit, Lola! πŸ˜… But so many people have said wonderful things about it and if it is anything like The Three Musketeers, I will fly through it!

  9. Great list! I still need to read Anne of Green Gables, too, and The Count of Monte Cristo is a classic I’d love to conquer. I hope you enjoy them both! I know what you mean about spring and the Edwardian era–the two do seem to fit perfectly together. The BBC did a fantastic adaptation of Howards End a few years ago starring Hayley Atwell that I recommend if you haven’t seen it already!

    1. Thank you, Jess and I hope my final thoughts on Anne of Green Gables and The Count of Monte Criston will inspire you to read them too. πŸ™‚ And yes, I ADORED the BBC’s TV adaptation of Howards End, starring two of my favourites: Hayley Atwell and Matthew McFadyen! Actually it is the reason I finally read Forster! 😁

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