TOP TEN TUESDAY: Spring 2021 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week is a TBR of the books you’d like to read in the next few months. These are my favourite kind of Top Ten Tuesday posts as I like to go back and see how often the same books appear on my TBRs and if/when I actually read these books. If you’ve been to my blog before you might recognise some of these books because I’m pretty sure they have been on TBRs before. I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump these past few months, but I hope to get out of it and reading more soon.

Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
I read Six of Crows years ago and with all the buzz of the Netflix show coming next month it made me want to finish that duology and give the original trilogy a go. I finished Shadow and Bone at the weekend and I’m kinda cheating with this TBR as I’m now over a third way through Siege and Storm so I think I’m going to finish the series soon.

A Spare Life by Lidija Dimkovska
Tome Topple, a readathon focussing on books 500 pages or more, started yesterday and my copy of A Spare Life is 490 so that’s close enough! Once I’ve finished the Grisha trilogy I hope Tome Topple will give me the motivation to read A Spare Life.

Shepherd of Solitude: Selected Poems, 1979-2004 by Amjad Nasser
While I’m still not a huge lover of poetry, I do like how quick poetry collections are to get through so they can be a good way to kickstart my reading when I’m in a reading slump.

The Cost of Sugar by Cynthia McLeod
I think it’s taken me a while to get to this as it’s an ebook and I go through phases of reading books on my kindle, and it’s been a while since I’ve actually picked up and charged my kindle.

An African in Greenland by Tété-Michel Kpomassie
This book has been on various TBR’s a few times now and I do still really want to read it! Like a lot of non-fiction, I think I get a bit intimidated by the idea of it but I know once I start reading it I’ll be really into it.

Angel Mage by Garth Nix
Angel Mage is another chunky book I hope Tome Topple will give me the motivation to read.

Beyond the Rice Fields by Naivo
This is the first novel from Madagascar to ever be translated into English and it’s set in the nineteenth century and it’s about the relationship between a slave and his master’s daughter. Think this is another one I haven’t picked up even when I intended to because it’s an ebook and haven’t been in an ebook kinda mood for a while.

Hawkeye: Freefall by Matthew Rosenberg and Otto Schmidt
I love Hawkeye and this is the most recent bindup of a Hawkeye story and I cant wait to read it.

Palestine +100: Stories from a century after the Nakba by Basma Ghalayini
Like with poetry, I think short story collections are good way to help me out of a reading slump and a way to read something, even if it’s just one short story, each day.

What books are you hoping to pick up soon?

34 comments

  1. I’m interested in the shadow and bone tv show. I read the trilogy years ago and while not my fave, it certainly was entertaining. But husband does not want to get netflix. Boo!

    I really need to read some Garth Nix books. None so far and yet I own over 6 books by him. Huh

    1. Maybe you can borrow a friends login details? That’s how I have access to more streaming services than I pay for 😀
      Wow! I love his Old Kingdom series and they were definitely a formative influence for me.

  2. Great list! Beyond the Rice Fields sounds so interesting–although I imagine it’s not the happiest of reads either, judging by its content–and I hope you enjoy the rest of the Grisha trilogy. Ruin and Rising was the strongest book in the trilogy for me, but I still much prefer Six of Crows. I’m looking forward to the show, though!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, with my Read the World Project it seems like historical fiction/true stories often seems to be more readily available and there’s some hard hitting stuff out there.
      I’m now half way through Siege and Storm (read more on my lunch break) and I’m liking it more than Shadow and Bone but that might be down to the new pirate prince character who I already love a lot 😀

    1. The power of a Netflix show! 😀 Yeah having now got to the halfway point of Siege and Storm I think you’re right. It’d make sense to do a series per book too – even if they’re also sprinkling in the Crows and their story too.

  3. An African in Greenland sounds interesting. I have never read a book about or set in Greenland. It is time! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. The Netflix show is also why I’m finally deciding to read Shadow & Bone, as I’ll definitely want to be watching it when it comes out. I haven’t heard of any of these others, though I do know Garth Nix from his Seventh Tower series… haven’t ever read anything by him though. Best of luck getting through all of these!

  5. I hope you enjoy Seige and Storm and Ruin and Rising! It’s been a long time since I read the original Grisha trilogy and I personally like the Six of Crows duology more, but the original trilogy is still special to me 🙂

    1. I’ve finished Siege and Storm and liked it a lot more than Shadow and Bone, going to start Ruin and Rising tonight. I am liking the whole magic system and political stuff that’s happening.

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