Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Books I Want to Read This Spring

I'm joining in on Anne's My Own Books Reading Challenge this spring. I've done here what Anne has asked and placed the names of ten of my own books on pieces of paper. Then I drew the reading order. My goal is to try to read these ten books by May 15th. That gives me two months.

Here is what I plan to read:

#1 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amos Towles
#2 Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
#3 Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
#4 The Wonderful "O" by James Thurber
#5 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
#6 Circe by Madeline Miller
#7 Salt to the Sea by Ruth Sepetys
#8 Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
#9 North American Pirates and Their Lost Treasure by W. C. Jameson
#10 La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini

Of course, who knows what I will bring home that is fresh and exciting from the library conference in April and from BookExpo in May?! And who knows what lovely books publishers and authors will convince me to try this spring?!

What are you hoping to read this spring?

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. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.


  1. I've been seeing A Gentleman in Moscow quite a bit recently but have yet to pick it up. Maybe sometime this year :) Happy reading this spring season!

    My TTT

  2. I put up my reading challenge books, too! Thanks for joining me. My TTT Spring list

  3. What a good idea. A Gentleman in Moscow seems to be on everyones reading list or has already been read. I would like to read it as well. Thomas Hardy is a favourite of mine. Jude is not my favourite, but Hardy is Hardy and always worth reading. The others I am not familiar with, but it seems to be a good variety. I love to mix various genres in my reading. Good luck!

  4. I have to say that those are all new to me ones! I hope you enjoy all of these this spring!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. It’s so easy to get distracted by new and shiny books, good luck with your goal

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  6. I hope you enjoy Salt To The Sea, I really liked it!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/top-ten-tuesday-203/

  7. What a creative way to visualize your TBR. I hope you enjoy all of these books.

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

  8. I really loved Circe, and I'm seeing it on a lot of TBRs this week so you're in good company. I hope you enjoy it!
    TTT: Books on my Spring TBR.

  9. Well I read the girl with the dragon tatoo a while ago and \I have no bought the follow up books from a charity shop so they are hign on my list to read

  10. I need to get to A Gentleman in Moscow. I've heard it's fantastic and it's been sitting on my shelves far too long.

  11. I still need to read Turtles All the Way Down!
    My TTT post!

  12. You can do it! I'd love to read An American Marriage- I saw Tayari Jones speak in Sydney last year, and have been keen since then. I bought Turtles when it came out but haven't picked it up yet. I feel I really should try Circe, but I'm just not into Greek myth retellings. Although I saw a painting of Circe at an amazing exhibition in Canberra two weeks ago, and that tweaked my interest just a tiny bit.

  13. That's a fun idea! For my TTT list this week, I just grabbed the books I'm less-than-halfway-through and the other things on my TBR stack, plus a couple books I know I'll be rereading so I can teach them for the lit classes I lead at our homeschool co-op, and voila! Ten books :-)

  14. nice list. I'll try to read your #1 one day. I'm very busy with the Man Booker International longlist, as I'm part of the shadow panel this year: https://wordsandpeace.com/2019/03/12/man-booker-international-prize-2019-longlist/

  15. I have both A Gentleman in Moscow and Salt to the Sea on my TBR though no immediate plans to get to them soon. They both look wonderful and now I'm wondering about the Susan Vreeland. Enjoy your reading!

  16. I loved Salt to the Sea. It was my favorite book last year. I hope you love all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  17. I should have put Gentleman in Moscow on my Read My Own list so that I would get to it!


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