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Spring is in the air! Here’s what I’m hoping to read…

Looking back at last year’s Top Ten Spring TBR list, I realized I included all backlist books, mostly classics and only read 3/10. Oops! So let’s try this again. What could I possibly read in the next 12-13 weeks, realistically?

Spring TBR list


Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie. It’s returning from last year’s list and why haven’t I read one of her books?

The Shell Collector – Anthony Doerr. I got this lovely collection of short stories for my birthday and fell in love with his writing last year with All the Light We Cannot See. It’s going in my beach bag for vacay!

Still Alice – Lisa Genova. I have a thing about reading the book first. It doesn’t always happen and I want to see the movie, so I better get on it.

Wild – Cheryl Strayed. See above. 🙂 And I just love her!

The Ship of Brides – Jojo Moyes. Because it’s Jojo Moyes and Historical Fiction always seems to do right by me.

The Family Romanov – Candace Fleming wrote this Historical Fiction book aimed for young adults. I heard about it at a children’s nonfiction book conference and was intrigued.

The Nightingale – I read a lot of Kristin Hannah back in my women’s lit days and then my tastes changed. She’s back with a new release doing something new…Historical Fiction.

Hammer Head – Nina MacLaughlin. The second nonfiction book on this list and one I really want to read.

Hausfrau – Jill Alexander Essbaum. It releases today and I’m already on hold for it at the library. All the mixed reviews are piquing my curiosity. Some love it, some not so much.

The Dream Lover – Elizabeth Berg. She usually writes women’s lit but has delved into Historical Fiction with this novel about novelist George Sand. Let me get on my soapbox for one little moment: I don’t know why Berg gets such low ratings on her books. When I read her novels, I feel as though I’m sitting down with a close friend. I saw her at a book signing years ago and she was wonderful, so down-to-earth. If you don’t care for her books, you must check out her Facebook posts. MUST! Each one is different-insightful, humorous, caring, intelligent and intuitive. Anyway her latest is out in April. 🙂

What books are you hoping to read this Spring?

(hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

18 thoughts on “Spring is in the air! Here’s what I’m hoping to read…

  1. The Shell Collector and Murder on the Orient Express – such smart ideas for beautiful-weather reading! I couldn’t get into Ship of Brides, but it was my first time reading Jojo Moyes, and a lot of people love her books. Historical fiction is the best 🙂

  2. I loved Wild! I know two authors who just had books come out that I need to read (Erika Krouse’s Contenders and Ericka Clay’s Unkept), but also really want to catch up on some like The Miniaturist and A Darker Shade of Magic that are in a stack by my bed

  3. So glad to get your opinion on Berg! I started this one and then got pulled away and haven’t gone back but now I will.

    I hope you enjoy The Nightingale- I loved it.

  4. That’s a great list! I’ve been hearing wonderful things about The Nightingale. And I totally agree with you about Elizabeth Berg. I do follow her on Facebook — I love her posts. Do the low ratings you’re referring to appear on Goodreads? I closed my Goodreads account for just that reason — I didn’t find the reviews or ratings to be helpful at all. Happy spring!

  5. I’ve been wondering whether or not I should read Wild. I recently read the Dear Sugar book, Tiny Beautiful Things & felt like I wanted more…but not sure if Wild would be the thing…?

    I like the sound of the Doerr short stories…handy that it also has a gorgeous cover 🙂

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