Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Someday, when I bust out of this reading slump, or conquer all these ARCS, I’m going to read whatever strikes my fancy for a month.  So there’s likely no sticking to this list.  Here’s what I’m excited about, ARCs or No.

11-22-63 Stephen King

11/22/63 by Stephen King – Planned buddy read with the fabulous Nicole @ Book-Wyrm-Knits!  I’m holding you to it. End of May.

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi – This was gifted to me by the equally fabulous Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy!  Thank you!  I can’t wait to read it.

The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway

The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway – Gnomon was a mind bender that made me work for it.  While I think I’ll put this off until my reading slump is definitely over- I’m eager to get back to his work.

Full Throttle by Joe Hill

Full Throttle by Joe Hill – Now that I’m thinking about it, a Joe Hill anthology is probably exactly what I need to dump the slump.  Short attention spans aren’t really an issue in a book of short stories.

Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee The Machineries of Empire

Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee – I want to get this read before I forget what happened in Nine Fox Gambit!  (For a review that explains the Machineries of the Empire better than I ever could, please check out Ola’s review at Re-enchantment of the World.)

Killing Gravity by Corey J White

Killing Gravity by Corey J. White – This was a Tor Freebie not too long ago.  It’s a novella so perfect for the amount of attention I seem willing to give books lately, and one that’s been on my radar for awhile.

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel – This is one of the few ARCs I have that I am still super excited for!  It also is neither fantasy or sci-fi, so it will give me a much needed break from the genre.

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon – This is another that falls outside my usual genre, but I’m eager to get to it.  I’ve heard great things about Lawhon and historical fiction usually makes me all happy inside.

The Last Kingdom Saxon Stories 1 by Bernard Cornwell

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell – Keeping with the theme of Historical Fiction (and in my desperation to seek out comforting reads in turbulent times) I’m eager to reread this.  Especially since the final book in the Saxon Stories was recently announced.

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones – Because Horror.  That’s it.


We all know I’m not likely to stick to this TBR… and there are probably 30 other books I could put here.  What have you got planned for the spring?

41 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

  1. I hope you like Raven Stratagem, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you think of The Only Good Indians – horror isn’t really my genre, but I’m intrigued and I want to read something by Stephen Graham Jones at some point. Good luck with your TBR!

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  2. The Glass Hotel is one I just never requested as an ARC (i think it might have been on NetGalley as a “wish” book?) but I’ve preordered a copy and will most likely throw aside my review books when it arrives. I cannot WAIT. Plus it’s getting lots of great reviews already.

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    • I think if you liked Station Eleven you will love this too! I don’t want to say it feels the same, because I feel like that’s not giving the author enough credit, but the formats are very similar. Sort of meandering, fantastic, flawed characters… just really loving it. It was just the break from SFF I needed.


  3. I love a lot about Stephen Graham Jones’s work, but I always want someone brave enough to use a strong editorial hand on his manuscripts. Did I tell you I met him once, about 12 years ago, and he seemed surprised I wanted my book signed? I think he was quite new then.

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    • Oh that is too funny!! He seems like such a cool guy. My eye is not as trained or as professional as yours, but I feel like the first on I read by him: Mapping the Interior was very well edited. It was published by Tor so I’m not surprised. His other books look like they were released by smaller publishers so that makes sense that the editing suffered a little.


  4. Thanks for the shout-out! 😀
    Great list, I’m very interested in The Only Good Indians and Raven Stratagem as well – not to mention The Last Kingdom! (my second approach, I’m a bit ashamed to confess ;))

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    • Did you DNF The Last Kingdom before? Or just never start? Hey- maybe it’s not your thing- I feel like it would be, but it’s okay if it’s not. And you’re welcome- I was pretty blown away by your review!

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      • I didn’t DNF, actually – I started reading it but then I had to return my copy to library before I finished as for some reason there was a huge demand for it – maybe because of the TV series 😉 So I’ve been waiting to get back to reading it for a while! 😀 It starts slow, but promising, so I’m looking forward to coming back to it soon!

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      • Yes- there is a huge demand for Cornwell’s Saxon Stories. I had a used book store owner ask if I had any of them, and then when I said I had the whole set her eyes got all big and she was like – I’ll pay you cash for the lot.

        I felt bad telling her no, but I’m not likely to part with them ever. They aren’t even all the same editions 😂, it just took that long to get the whole set!

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      • LOL, I totally relate – I only get rid of the books I don’t like, the ones that I love I treat with reverence no matter what – good spot on wooden shelves is a must, and I wouldn’t dream of selling them! 😂

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  5. I love finding other sci fi blogs!!! And The Glass Hotel made my list too! I’m hoping it lives up to Station Eleven! Riot Baby sounds super good too. I tend to really like titles.
    My TTT!

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    • It is seriously wonderful! It follows a lot of the same formatting as Station Eleven, but the characters are all their own. I’m hopeful everyone else will love it just as much!


  6. I also have Riot Baby in my near future. I hope your slump ends soon! I know what you mean about reading whatever you want. I wrote a discussion post about it but it won’t be posting for a while (I think..hard to say I have been losing track of when I preschedule stuff lol). But yeah, I also really want to get through my review books and read whatever. But I keep accepting more review copies! lol
    Hope you enjoy these!

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      • Yeah, same here. Except sometimes I do get mailed a book and it isn’t normally my thing and I think ‘maybe I’ll ignore this one’ and then the publicist will reach out and it’s like an instant guilt trip hahaha. Oh well, the book blog life LOL. 🙂

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      • I haven’t reached that level of blogging yet but I can imagine I’d be in the same boat. If it was an unrequested ARC I don’t think I’d feel as bad though. That’s on them!

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