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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR List

Another Tuesday, another link-up with Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and the Bookish.  This week we're talking about our top ten books to read in spring 2014.  Really, is spring on its way?  It seems hard to imagine that the snow really will melt soon.  This funny skit shows how we Canadians get a bit crazy hoping for nice weather around this time of the year.  I've got a few books that I'm hoping to get through before summer comes.

A while ago, I saw a blog challenge on reading through the TBR books that you own during March.  I never linked up with it, but have been trying on my own to read some of the books that have been sitting on my shelf for eons.  The first two on my list are from there, so hopefully I can finish them in the tail end of March! 

1.  From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming:  I've never read a Bond book, but I found this at our family cottage a few summers ago and for some reason took it home with me.  I'm currently reading Tim Weiner's Legacy of Ashes:  A History of the CIA, so it seems fitting to read this book next.

2.  Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill, also known as The Book of Negroes:  Loads of people have told me it's fantastic, so I'm looking forward to finally picking this up.

3.  The Once and Future King by T.H. White:  I know so little about the Arthurian legends, and this book has been on my list for ages.

4.  Kindred by Octavia E. Butler:  Recommended by a friend.  I'd never heard of the book before, but it involves time travel, so I'm stoked.

5.  Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell:  Since I loved North and South, this book should be one I will enjoy.

6.  The Giver by Lois Lowry:  No idea how I missed this as a kid, but I've been hearing a lot about it lately, so I need to finally give it a go.
7.  Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell:  I've been wanting to read this book since last fall.  I'm currently #52 (out of 257) on the hold list at the library, so fingers crossed it finally comes in before June!


  1. Great list! I need to read Fangirl too!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. The Once and Future King is on my future to read list as well. :)

  3. This is a great list! Fangirl is so much fun and The Giver is the kind of book that will stay with you for a long time. Enjoy!