Top Ten Tuesday #19: Spring 2016 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts. I really wanted to do last week’s topic, which was about Spring TBRs, but I didn’t feel like doing it then. Plus, I forgot to do it. But, on a positive note, I’m much more in the mood to do a TBR this week and participate in this week’s topic. I usually stay away from TBRs because I hardly ever adhere to them, but I really want to do one now so here it is.

Also, this post relates to this week’s topic because I hardly ever discuss these books….and I might love ’em. Anyways, the books:

I discussed this batch of books earlier in the year in my 2016 Reading Plans post. My plan is to read the first two back-to-back since Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea is about the woman locked in the attic in Brontë’s Jane Eyre.

I’ve always been curious about The Histories in the same way that I’m curious and skeptical about the stories in gossip magazines. So basically I want to read it because I’m nosy. I’d like to pick it up this Spring. Cleo at Classical Carousel included it on her Spring TBR last week and that prompted me to do the same. (Yep, total copy cat here.)

I’m also participating in a Shakespeare challenge this year but have yet to get started on it so that’s why I included Romeo & Juliet. And I need to read Rick Riordan’s most recent book because I must.

This batch of books aren’t pre-planned, but I’d love to read them this year. Hidden Bodies is the second installment in a thriller series by Caroline Kepnes. The first book is You. It’s told using a second-person narrator. I loved it.

That Terry McMillan book — I Almost Forgot About You — is slated to be published in June so I’d like to read and review it before then. I suck at doing that. I either read ARCS way in advance and review them late, or read and review them late. 😦

Since I have Eona, the second in the Eon series by Alison Goodman, I’d like to reread the first novel. It’s the same reason why I want to read Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Well, not really. I’m currently reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and since the topics are similar, I thought it would be fitting to follow it up with Csikszentmihalyi’s book; though, now that I think about it, Csikszentmihalyi’s book on creativity is probably the better choice.

And I’ve wanted to read Caitlin Doughty’s Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory ever since I first heard of it. It’s topic makes me think of this article that appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly in 2013. It’s one of my favorites: “My First Mistake” by Simon Winchester.

Have you read any of these books? Let me know below. Also, what’s on your Spring TBR?

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19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #19: Spring 2016 TBR

  1. Nice list! I loved Eon, but it’s been so long that I really should reread it.I also really want to read Magnus Chase but for some reason I want to reread Percy Jackson first (even if it’s a completely different series) 🙂

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  2. I have You and Hidden Bodies in my TBR list.Looking forward to reading them soon.Jane Eyre is also in my TBR for classics to be read this year.

    Happy reading

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  3. I love Jane Eyre! Its my second favorite book. I’ve heard of Wild Sargossa Sea; I have a friend who had to read it for a class. Strangely, they read this instead of Jane Eyre… but the concept of the book seems very interesting!
    Love the post!

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    • Thanks! Actually reading Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea was an assignment that I had to do in college (and never did. Horrible student.). I do hope I’ll like Jane Eyre as well. My luck with the classics is hit or miss.

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  4. Love Jane Eyre! It’s one of my favorite classic novels. I really enjoyed Eon, too; and I have its sequel, but haven’t had a chance to read it yet.

    As for my Spring TBR “list,” right now I’m reading the second book in Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicles, “The Wise Man’s Fear.” I’m also planning to read Jacey Bedford’s Winterwood, Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass, and George R.R. Martin’s A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, among several others. Lots of fantasy this spring! 🙂

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    • Lol that’s a fantastic spring! 😀 I’ll look out for your thoughts on Throne of Glass. For some reason, I can’t get into that series. And I feel so guilty that I haven’t yet read Rothfuss’s book. I really need to start reading the books I buy.

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  5. I love this list! There are so many books that I want to read on here. I really want to get to Magnus Chase, but since I haven’t yet read any of the Percy Jackson books, I kind of want to start there. I DNFed You because I couldn’t get into it – I’m not sure if it was the story or the 2nd-person narrative; something didn’t click with me, but I see it everywhere! I’d love to hear what you think about the new Terry McMillan; I really enjoy her books, and I’ve wanted to read Flow for quite some time, so hopefully I get to pick that up soon. Thanks for linking me, and again, great list!

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    • Thanks! I’ve heard that you can hop into Magnus Chase without having to read the other books but I understand if you want to get familiar with Riordan’s series/world before going there.
      Yea, some readers said they didn’t like You because of the voice. Maybe it’s that. I loved the voice and it’s the only work I’ve read so far that uses the second-person narrator well.

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