Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature run by wonderful blog The Broke and Bookish. This week’s theme is ten books on our Spring TBR (To Be Read) list.
I have recently moved out, and most of the books I brought with me are ones I haven’t read yet in an attempt to cut through my TBR list. (Of course some favourites like Fangirl, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, my special boxed Harry Potter set and my gift edition of Ballet Shoes also made the trip!) In that spirit, here are ten books on my shelves that I WILL read over the next few months.
Hidden Figures – Margot Lee Shetterly
Having seen the fantastic film with my sisters, I am currently reading and loving the book that inspired it. The film was uplifting and entertaining, but the book has a wealth of information and history that didn’t make it to the screen. I am learning lots, it is very well written and informative. Highly recommended!
The Call – Peadar Ó Guilín
This book has been on my shelf for a while…but I have been a bit afraid to read it. It has been described to me as ‘if the Hunger Games were set in Ireland’ and many of my fellow bookclubbers love it. With its recent shortlisting for the YA Book Prize and the CBI Book Awards now seems like the time to gather my courage and step into its creepy world…
NW – Zadie Smith
As I have mentioned on this blog before, I recently discovered Zadie Smith’s writing and now can’t get enough! A friend lent me NW and I just know I will love it. Next on my Zadie Smith list is White Teeth.
The Treachery of Beautiful Things – Ruth Frances Long
I love Long’s Dubh Linn trilogy, so I can’t wait to check out her earlier YA novel. It sounds like a spellbinding fantasy read, and the main character’s name is Jenny…already a good sign!
The Shadow Gate – Elizabeth Kostova
I was sent this book to review for LoveReading. I adored the spooky and atmospheric The Historian, and while I was less keen on Swan Thieves, Kostova is still always on my reading list!
After the Last Dance – Sarra Manning
I loved Sarra Manning’s Adorkable and have been meaning to read more of her books. While this is a very different book – historical fiction rather than contemporary YA – the premise is intriguing and I know the writing will be good.
Lives Like Loaded Guns – Lyndall Gordon
I am a big fan of Emily Dickinson’s poetry, so this book about her life and her family is right up my street. My great aunt passed it on to me, and the little bit I have read was very good. I am eager to get back to it, and have brought a book of Dickinson’s poetry with me also.
The Wild Air – Rebecca Mascull
This is a proof I picked up in the bookshop I worked in. The gorgeous cover and intriguing blurb were irresistible! It’s about female pilots in the Edwardian era. (Release date: April 2017)
The Lotterys Plus One – Emma Donoghue
I was intrigued to see Emma Donoghue has written a book for children (9-12 age group I believe) and couldn’t leave this proof behind in the shop. (Release date: April 2017)
Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index – Julie Israel
Another proof, this time from the Eason event with Ally Carter, Alwyn Hamilton and Marie Lu. I have been told by a trusted fellow bookclubber that I will love it! (Release date: June 2017)
Leave a link to your TTT in the comments, I would love to discover more great books. And follow me on Goodreads to see how I get on with this pile of books.