As always, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish!
Since I am antipodean, it is not Autumn, so my TBR list is for Spring! It is my second Spring this year, as I spent my Autumn over in the UK, which is fantastic because Spring is my favourite. I also think that a Spring TBR should feel different to an Autumn one… Spring to me is gearing up for heat, flowers, drinks in the evening, pretty dresses, sunny days and cool nights. Not quite like Autumn!
My TTT Winter list was largely a success- I read 6 out of the 10 that I chose. I didn’t finish Three Men in a Boat, as I just wasn’t in the mood for it. I gave away How It Feels because I really don’t think it’s my sort of book. The other two are still sitting on my shelf, waiting for some love!
I did like having a TBR goal to work towards. Everyone likes ticking things off lists!
So without further ado, here is my Spring TBR List!
Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote.
Bean’s Gallipoli by C.E.W Bean
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford
Phew! There’s quite a few Modernist books and modern classics in there, which is a little daunting for me!
I have to read a few of these for university, namely Parade’s End and Bean’s Gallipoli, but I want to read them for myself anyway. I’ve been sort of sitting on Parade’s End for a while, but I want to get serious about tackling this monster!
Wide Sargasso Sea, And Then There Were None and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe have been gathering dust on my shelf for a long time now. I’m a bit worried about reading Wide Sargasso Sea in case it destroys my love of Jane Eyre, but I think I am now ready to face it! And after all those serious books, Hitchhikers and Christie books will be very welcome.
A Room of One’s Own and Down and Out in Paris and London will make up my serious reading. They’re both quite short but I get the feeling they will be dense- especially Woolf. I’m very interested in finding out what these two iconic writers have to say about life, the universe and everything!
I’ve been craving some Capote for a few weeks now. A book about the Deep South seems like the perfect lead up to summer!
The Lies of Locke Lamora sounds good and I want to see what all the fuss is about!