Top Ten Tuesday: Spring forward

Top 10 TuesdayWith spring less than a week away (hooray!), it’s time to examine the TBR pile and decide what to read in the upcoming season. This topic came at the perfect time for me, since I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately. I’m working my way through the monolithic War and Peace, and the shorter books I’ve been reading on the side have generally not thrilled me. Luckily, I’m very excited about some of the books on this list! Here’s what I’m planning to read this spring:

1. Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea — I already have this one checked out from the library. I’ve only heard good things about it, and I love a good World War II novel!

2. Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King — Obviously. I loved the first three books in the series and can’t wait to see how it ends! #SaveGansey (I do think he’s going to die, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he has to STAY dead, right?)

3. Jacques Philippe, Interior Freedom — I’ve been meaning to read this book for a while, and Lent seems like the perfect occasion. I really loved Fr. Philippe’s Time for God, so I’m confident that I will find this book equally edifying.

4. Cindy Anstey, Love, Lies and Spies — Regency romance plus “fake relationship becomes real” plus spies plus gorgeous cover? This book checks ALL my boxes, y’all!

5. Jen Chaney, As If!: The Oral History of “Clueless” As Told by Amy Heckerling, the Cast, and the Crew — “Clueless” is one of my all-time favorite movies, so obviously I need to read this! Luckily, a friend of mine owns it and was willing to lend it to me. I MAY even give it back to him at some point!

6. Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast Another book I’ve been meaning to read for a while, and I think it would be nice to read it in April. Who doesn’t love Paris in the springtime?!

7. Morgan Matson, The Unexpected Everything -— After Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour and Since You’ve Been Gone, I think Morgan Matson is officially on auto-buy status. Can’t wait to read this May release!

8. V.E. Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic -— I’ve been seeing LOTS of buzz about this one, and it looks really good! I think this is one of the books I’m most eager to read right now.

9. Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate — This book has been on my radar for a while, but I was never really convinced to read it until I saw a review comparing it to Sarah Addison Allen. SOLD.

10. Kristan Higgins, If You Only Knew — I love Kristan Higgins, and this is her only book that I don’t yet own. I will be rectifying this situation soon!

15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Spring forward

  1. Amanda says:

    Salt to the Sea sounds SO good! A Moveable Feast is a book I’ve been meaning to try for a while. I don’t think I have read any Hemingway, but this just sounds like the best place to start. Good luck getting through your list!

  2. pennma05 says:

    This looks like a really great list! I’ll be very interested to see your thoughts on Salt to the Sea! It looks awesome and I picked up a super cheap scratch-and-dent copy on my California trip. I completely forgot to add A Darker Shade of Magic to my list this week! I just got that and the sequel because of ALL of the buzz around it.

    • Christina says:

      So much buzz around those V.E. Schwab books! At first I didn’t even look at them because I tend to be repulsed by too much hype; but when I finally read the synopsis, I was like, “Yup, gotta read this!”

  3. Lianne @ says:

    Salt to the Sea has been cropping up a lot on my GoodReads lately, the premise sounds interesting. I still have yet to get around to A Darker Shade of Magic…one of these days, lmao. Ooh, I hope you enjoy Like Water for Chocolate! Great list, happy reading, Christina 😀

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    • Christina says:

      Obviously I haven’t read Salt to the Sea yet, but I would imagine it’s right up your alley, being historical fiction set in Europe! And I think you are one of the people who convinced me to try Like Water for Chocolate, so thanks in advance! 🙂

    • Christina says:

      This will be my first book by Ruta Sepetys, although she’s been on my radar for a long time. I’m glad that, assuming I like Salt to the Sea, I’ll have some more of her work to explore!

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