Top Ten Tuesday #38: 2019 Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Books on My Spring 2019 TBR

For me, a TBR list often becomes a list of books I really want to read and tell myself to read but never actually read. So here are the books I probably won’t read this spring.

Umm…so I’m gonna cheat a little and list the books I’m currently reading. This way, I’m guaranteed to complete at least half the books on this TBR within the given time.

Currently Reading:

A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay

I got lucky and was granted a review copy of this book through NetGalley from the publisher, Berkley Publishing Group. It’s a fantasy novel set in a world that’s similar to early Renaissance Italy and is about a man reflecting on his life and the people who influenced it. So far, so good. I’m only a few pages in and a girl is about to kill a horrible man. It’s slated to be pubbed on May 14.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

It’s Michelle Obama’s autobiography. I started it in early March and would have finished it by now, but I got distracted. I had a sudden urge to read some fantasy, which progressed to thrillers. I’ll make my way back to Becoming before the end of April. I enjoyed reading her book (though I was a little annoyed that it’s not as all-out revealing as memoirs often are these days; I’m both annoyed by this and respect it) and am halfway through it now.

Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks

This is the third novel in the Night Angel trilogy, which begins with The Way of Shadows, a grimdark fantasy novel about a street urchin who becomes an apprentice to a notorious assassin. I enjoy reading these books. They are dark but entertaining and I tend to fly through them. I probably would have completed this one already if I hadn’t been so busy. I was going to wait until later in the year to read it but this new podcast I’m hooked on (the Legendarium Podcast) is currently discussing the books and I want to follow along.

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

The first novel in the Fitz and the Fool trilogy, which is the fifth set of books in the larger Realm of the Elderlings series, which is totally worth reading if you are a fantasy fan; but don’t start with the Fitz and the Fool trilogy. Emily of Embuhlee liest and I are buddy-reading these, of course, and so far I’M HOOKED!! 😀 I’m so happy to see Fitz again 🙂 . I hope I’ll see the Fool too.

Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen, narr. by Saskia Maarleveld

This is the first novel in a steampunk romance series. It’s described as “Jane Eyre meets Beauty and the Beast.” I borrowed it at random from my library. I wanted an audiobook to listen to and this one caught my attention. I was immediately hooked when I started it. I like the build up and the world so far… I think I need to get the book. I don’t pay as close attention when listening to a book and I don’t want to miss anything with this one.

REALLY Want to Read But Might Not:
The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

Fantasy novel about a god that’s in a rock and a new god that’s coming… something so. The reviews I’ve read made me curious. I have it on hold at the library. Hope to get it soon.

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

I’m in the mood for thrillers (though I doubt I’ll receive this anytime soon) and the reviews I’ve listened to got me curious, so I placed it on hold at my library. It’s very popular so I might not get it until end of spring.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

I’m hooked on the TV show, which I’m pretty sure doesn’t follow the books closely, so I’d like to start on the books.

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

This will be a reread. I snuck this one in here so I’ll complete at least 1 thing on this half of the list.

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (illus.)

This book has been on almost every TBR list I’ve made for a couple years now. I need to FINALLY read it.

So, that’s at least six books I should manage to complete by end of spring.
**Fingers crossed that this works**

What’s on your list?

17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #38: 2019 Spring TBR

  1. I’m curious about The Magicians TV show – I wasn’t a big fan of the book (mostly because it felt quite slow in parts and the mood was a bit too bleak for me, though it did have many good elements), but I’m thinking the show might be a different experience. Anyway, once you read the book I’ll be interested to see how you think it compares!


    1. I don’t know much about the books, but from the reviews, it seems that the show deviates a lot from the books. I enjoy it for the dialogue. Since you didn’t like the book much, it might work for you.

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  2. Aah, I need to read Becoming! I picked up a copy as a holiday present to myself, but haven’t started it yet. So many good books on your list! I love The MAgicians (TV) too. Really liked the books as well, but you’re right, they’re pretty different.


    1. Oh Becoming is worth starting soon. It’s written so well and Michelle Obama’s voice draws you right in. It’s great.
      I thought so because of how attuned the show is to current pop culture. I love it though, especially the dialogue. Can’t wait to start the book.


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