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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR List

This week at The Broke and the Bookish, book bloggers are posting their spring to-read list. I am not sure how it's possible that spring is already upon us, but I'm thrilled. I've managed to read through all of my winter list, except for We, which I've moved onto the spring roster as I've got a hold at the library that still hasn't come in. Here's what I hope to read between now and June:

1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman: Despite his popularity, I've never read anything by Gaiman, but this is for a book club, so I'm really looking forward to checking him out.

2. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster: I've been meaning to read Forster for a while now.

3.  We by Yevgeny Zamyatin: This was on my winter list, but it's on hold at the library and I'm moving very slowly down the list. Hopefully I'll get my copy before summer starts! For those who've never heard at it, We is a dystopian Russian classic and inspired Orwell's 1984.

4. Swords and Crowns and Rings by Ruth Park: After reading A Town Like Alice, I was on an Australia kick and asked a few Aussie friends for recommendations of what constitutes classical Australian authors. Thankfully we have this book at the university library, so I'll be checking it when classes end.

5. Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden: A logical pick because I loved The Orenda so much.

6. Russia by Martin Sixsmith: I said I'd read more non-fiction this year, and I've had this history of Russia book for a while, so I'll be picking it up, probably in the few weeks before the spring/summer term begins so I won't have to lug it on the subway every day.

7. Breaking the Tongue by Vyvyane Loh: Because I've been interested in literature taking place in Malaysia lately.

8. Us Conductors by Sean Michaels: I bought this in December and have been excited to pick it up.

9. Four Queens by Nancy Goldstone: A biography of four sisters in thirteenth century Europe.

10. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han: This is a light pick for whenever summer classes start driving me nuts. :)


  1. I'm going to try and read Room with a View sometime this year as well... though probably not this spring. :)

  2. I hope you enjoy The Ocean at the End of the Lane. It's a fairly quick read, I think, and well worth it. I have only read three of Gaiman's books so far and I have enjoyed each one. They are also so very different from one another.

  3. I'm curious to see what you think of Gaiman's novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I didn't like it despite everyone else seeming to love it. Here's a link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-books-on-my-spring-tbr-list.html

  4. I hope you enjoy The Ocean at the End of the Lane, A Room with a View, and We--all fantastic reads :) I've been meaning to pick up Us Conductors, everyone was talking about it back in December, lol. Happy reading :)

    My TTT

  5. I re-read A Room With a View last year. It's a lovely coming of age story. I highly recommend the film version starring Helena Bonham Carter as well.