Spring TBR

March 19, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Spring 2019 TBR

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I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl: Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books on My Spring 2019 TBR.

I have two books to finish from my Winter TBR, and they’ve been on  my TBR for so long that it’s too embarrassing to add them to yet another TBR. So 84, Charing Cross Road and its sequel will be my priority before any book on this list!
***UPDATE: finished these two reads…both 3 stars.

Keep in mind that I’m not yet recommending the books on this list…..check back often though because I will provide updates and links to reviews as I read them. In no particular order, here is my Spring 2019 TBR list.

*Titles are Amazon affiliate links.

On the Come Up

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

(author of The Hate U Give)
***UPDATE: 5 Stars. Compelling and gritty story told from an “own voices” perspective. My review here.

The Secret of Clouds

The Secret of Clouds by Alyson Richman

(I’ve read some mixed reviews, but this appeals to my teacher heart and this is by the author of The Lost Wife which I enjoyed)
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. For the love of teaching, middle-grade literature, and poignant stories….. Full review here.

Looking For Me

Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman

(a selection to fulfill a “light reading” southern fiction mood from the author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt)
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Quiet and poignant southern fiction. Goodreads review here.


Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

(it’s time for another memoir!…. this one hits close to home as my hubs has been searching for his bio father using the Ancestry.com DNA match process for some time….. hubs and I are buddy reading this!)
***UPDATE: Fascinating. 4 Stars. Full review here.

Paper Hearts

Paper Hearts by Meg Wiviott

(WW11 histfic)
*UPDATE: 5 Stars. Poignant, compelling, heartfelt, and inspirational.
Full Review Here.

Things My Son Need to Know About the World

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman

(because Backman is an auto buy, must-read-all-his-work author for me)
***UPDATE: Humorous and poignant. 4 Stars. My review here.

Island of Sea Women

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

(because Lisa See is a popular and well-loved author and I usually read her new histfic releases)
***UPDATE: 4.5 Stars. Well researched historical fiction. Full review here.

The Gown

The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson

(historical fiction)
***UPDATE: 4.5 Stars (rounded up to 5 stars on Goodreads). Engaging and well researched. See full review here.

Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson 

(It seems like a seasonal TBR  isn’t complete for me without one middle grade read, and the award-winning Brown Girl Dreaming has been on my reading radar for a long time)
***UPDATE: Amazing. 5 Stars. My review here.

For Everyone

For Everyone by Jason Reynolds

(YA, a poetry book for dreamers of every age)
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. An encouragement for risk takers and dreamers. Can be read in thirty minutes and might make an inspirational high school graduation gift. (no review)

What’s on your Spring TBR?

Sometimes books are too good to keep on a list!

These books were on the rough draft of my Spring TBR but for various reasons I’ve already read them. Reviews will be coming soon.

Woman 99 by Greer Mccallister (ARC) (I had this on the first draft of my Spring TBR but I decided that I had to read it earlier than spring because I ended up receiving it as an ARC and publishers expect reviewers to publish reviews close to the pub date). Blog review here.

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray was also on the first draft of my Spring TBR but Jaymi from Orange County Readers generously offered to send it to me after commenting on her review. Bookish buddies are the best! Thanks Jaymi! Once it was in my house, I couldn’t resist reading before spring! Blog review here.

Despite my best intentions of having Beantown Girls by Jane Healey appear on my Spring TBR as my most anticipated read, I have to admit I’ve already read this….I kept hearing great reviews, histfic is my first love, it was a great price on Kindle, and my FOMO kicked in! Blog review here.

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  1. Impressive TBR list! I have to say I don’t think mine comes close! My book club just recently finished a book I wanted to recommend (possibly for April? I’m sure your list is already huge!) called “The Light of Our Yesterdays” by author Ken Hansen. It’s hard to categorize this book because it’s a mix of speculative fiction, an investigative thriller, and focuses on parallel worlds – one dominated by Muslim empires and then our world as it is today. The book has a “Davinci Code” feel to it but I think it’s incredibly unique and definitely makes you think. One of the main characters, Chris Huxley, a homeland security investigator, is on the hunt for a terrorist that sends him all over the world and makes him confront his past and his own religious beliefs. I really hope you will check it out – https://kennethjhansen.com/
    Happy Reading!

  2. Great list and I am so happy it’s finally time for spring reading! I recently finished a fantastic book by author Donna Baier Stein called “Scenes from the Heartland.” It is a wonderful collection of short stories about Midwesterners in the early 20th century. What makes it so unique is that these stories were inspired by lithographs from American artist Thomas Hart Benton (these sketches are included in the book too). The stories are about hardship, survival, passion, cruelty, and simple acts of kindness. It really is historical fiction at it’s finest and one of the most interesting books I’ve found this year. I really hope you will give it a read. You can learn more about the book or the author here: https://donnabaierstein.com/

  3. […] I’m working through all the titles on my Spring TBR! See my updates here. I’m in the midst of On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, and I have only two more titles left (still waiting for library holds or good Kindle deals!). I might make it before I publish my Summer TBR. […]

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