Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR List


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

The Tain

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!


7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR List

  1. I’ve only read And Then There We’re None which was a really great mystery novel and my first Agatha Christie and it won’t be my last. I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. You are under no obligation to accept, but if you are interested you can find out more here.

  2. If you liked the first Hitchhikers Guide book then you should like The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. I read And Then There Were None when I was in high school and enjoyed it. I definitely need to read more Christie though as that’s the only one I’ve read. Murder on the Orient Express has been sitting on my shelf for too long. I haven’t read Parade’s End, but HBO did a good miniseries of it with Benedict Cumberbatch like a year or two ago. I thought the story was interesting and it made me want to pick up the book.

    • I’m excited to get into it!
      Murder on the Orient Express was great, I didn’t work out who the killer was before Poirot, I love being kept in suspense!

      Ohhh I loved that mini series! It got marketed here as “the new Downton Abbey” which is absolutely stupid, so no one watched it and found it too confusing, so they pulled it off the air and I had to wait ages to see the last two episodes… grrr. Still bitter!

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