Spring 2021 TBR #TopTenTuesday

March 16, 2021

Spring Reading Season TBR (2021)

Spring Reading TBR

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For spring, these are the ten books prioritized on my TBR Mountain. Three are carry overs from my Winter TBR.…for various reasons including distraction, too many ARCs, and availability from the library. Four are ARC (advanced reader copy) commitments. three are from my general TBR list.  They are a mix of genres, and I’m hoping for some winners here. Have you read any of these or is one on your TBR?

I never plan more than ten titles for my quarterly TBR lists because I need to leave time for mood reading and review commitments. These ten books (in no particular order) are a priority on a much longer general TBR.

What is your most anticipated read this spring?

I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2021 To Be Read List.

Top Ten Tuesday (meme)

Spring 2021 TBR

First three books are carry overs from my Winter TBR:

Narrow Boat Summer by Anne Youngson

The Narrowboat Summer by Anne Youngson (cover) Image: a small boat floats down a lazy river in the countryside

Genre: Women’s Fiction
(author of Meet Me at the Museum)
***UPDATE: This is a DNF for me (22%)…..beautifully written but meh

I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird by Susan Cerulean

I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird by Susan Cerulean (I(mage: one large and one small bird looking for food)

Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir

The Windsor Knot by S.J. Bennett

The Windsor Knot by S.J. Bennett (cover) gold text on a royal blue background

Genre: Crime Fiction, Cozy Mystery
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Creative and light. My review of Windsor Knot here.

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

a woman dressed in a rose dress stands with her back to the camera overlooking a balcony and a gold wall

Genre: Historical Fiction, WW11
Author of Ribbons of Scarlet, The Alice Network, and The Huntress
***UPDATE: 5+ Stars. My review of Rose Code here.

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Black test on an all white background and a bl and wh image of a bird with a feather

Genre: Nonfiction, the Writing Life
***UPDATE: 4 Stars…inspirational
and practical

Number the Stars by Lowis Lowry (MG)

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (cover) Image: a head shot of a young blond haired girl (in blue tones)

Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction
(I always like to include at least one MG or YA selection!)
***UPDATE: 5 Stars

*****Four NetGalley ARCs (advanced readers copy)*****

The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel (ARC)

The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel (cover) Image: the back view of a woman wearing a red coat overlooking a landscape with planes flying overhead

Genre: Historical Fiction, WW11
Author of The Book of Lost Names, The Room on Rue Amelie (scroll down), The Winemaker’s Wife, etc.
(ARC: Pub Date: 6.6.2021)

The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer (ARC)

The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer (cover) Image: a girl and a boy walk down a set of railroad tracks away from the camera

Genre: Historical Fiction, WW11
Author of All the Things We Cannot Say
(ARC: Pub Date: 6.1.2021)
***UPDATE: 5 Stars….emotional and well written…my review of Warsaw Orphan here.

Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin (ARC)

Hana Kyan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin (cover) Image: black text over an outline of a girl with a microphone on a bright blue background

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Comtemporary Romance, Family Drama, Retelling
Author of Ayesha At Last
(ARC: Pub Date: 4.13.2021)
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. My review of Hana Khan here.

The Social Graces by Renée Rosen (ARC)

The Social Graces by Renee Rosen (cover) Image: four women in old fashioned dresses and large brimmed hats stand with their backs to the came looking at an arch in the distance

Genre: Historical Fiction
ARC: Pub Date: 4.20.2021
***UPDATE: 4.5 Stars….more enjoyable than I imagined….my review of Social Graces here.


Do you have a Spring TBR?

What is your most anticipated read this spring? 

Happy Reading Book Buddies!

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~Rainer Maria Rilke

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~Denise J Hughes

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    • Oh my gosh! Thanks for catching that! I meant to pull that and put another title there!!! Yes Room was amazing! I’m hopping over now to edit my post! I owe you one!

      • No it’s not MG! 😱 I made a huge mistake and meant to put on Number the Stars! I fixed it in the post almost right away but you probably saw the unedited first version. I’m sooo sorry! I was distracted and working too late at night. Pull of Stars was on my TBR and I mistakenly chose it. I’m very sorry for any confusion I caused. Please forgive me.

    • Thanks Jonetta! I’ve been on the library wait list for a few months and it should be available shortly. I hope we both enjoy it!

  1. Always fun to see your lists. My sons read “Number the Stars” when they were in school. Enjoy.

    My TTT.

      • And thanks for coming by. Yes, you’re right, I read quite a few of the books my sons left behind, will have to see whether “Number the Stars” is among them or whether one of them took them with them.


  2. Looks like a great list! I’m always up for an intriguing historical, so most of the ones you’ve mentioned are on my TBR mountain chain as well. I have read BIRD BY BIRD and NUMBER THE STARS. I especially liked the latter.

    Happy TTT!


  3. Bird by Bird and Number the Stars are two of my very favorite books ever!! I read Number the Stars to my class of 4th graders every year when I was teaching. And Anne LaMott is at her best here. Not just for writers but for anyone who has a project to tackle… Taking notes here Carol!

    • Thanks for the endorsements! There is no excuse for not having read Number the Stars! Better late than never! I’m eager to read the Lamott! Happy reading Rhonda!

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