Spring 2022 TBR #TopTenTuesday

March 15, 2022

Spring Reading Season TBR (2022)

Spring Reading TBR

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For spring, these are the ten books prioritized at the top of my TBR Mountain. I finished seven books from my Winter TBR and didn’t get to three: 2 are going back on my general TBR….they’ve been on and off my priority TBR a couple of times and I am not feeling the urgency (#moodreader) and one will be put on next winter’s TBR because it’s a Christmas romance.

For this Spring TBR, there 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? ***Note: four are ARC (advanced reader copy) commitments and publication dates are noted. 

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 2022 To Be Read List.

Top Ten Tuesday (meme)

Spring 2022 TBR

The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson

The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson (cover) Image: a young woman in a white blouse and red skirt sits on a cabinet top surrounded by books and bookshelves

Genre: Historical Fiction
I’m waiting for this to be available on kindle because I no longer buy physical copies.
***Thanks for the rec Joanne @ Portobello book blog

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (cover) black text on a pale pink background

Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir, Essays
***UPDATE: 3 Stars. Meh.

The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn (cover) grayscale cover....a woman in a dark long coat walks into a grove of tall trees (red and black text)

Genre:  Historical Fiction
Author of The Alice Network, Ribbons of Scarlett, The Huntress, and The Rose Code
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Fascinating story but difficult content. Not reviewed.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Book Lovers by Emily Henry (cover) Image: a graphic picture of a young man and young woman sitting back to back on separate hassocks reading their books while handing a book back toward the other

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author of People We Meet on Vcation and Beach Read.
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Engaging storyline with witty banter. My review of Book Lovers here.

Sand Dollar Lane by Sheila Roberts

Sand Dollar Lane by Sheila Roberts (cover) Image: a white beach house, a sandy path, and a red mailbox with a beach view

Genre: Women’s Comtemporary fiction
#6 the Moonlight Harbor series.

***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Must read #5 first. An enjoyable installment for fans of the series. Not reviewed.

The London House by Katherine Reay

The London House by Katherine Reay (cover) Image: a young woman dressed in a skirt and jacket walks up the steps of a large home

Genre: Historical Fiction, WW11
Author of The Printed Letter Bookshop, Of literature & Lattes, and Dear Mr. Knightley
****UPDATE: Taking this off my TBR after reading mixed reviews.

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

Flying Solo by Linda Holmes (ARC)

Flying Solo by Linda Holmes (cover) Image: a graphic image of a pond with ducks and a boat and steps leading up to a small house

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance
(ARC Pub Date: 6.14.2022)
Author of Evie Drake Starts Over
***UPDATE: 2.5-3 Stars. Underwelming.

Black Butterflies by Priscilla Morris (ARC)

Black Butterflies by Priscilla Morris (cover) Image: a colorful assortment of various graphic shapes

Genre: Historical Fiction
(ARC: Pub Date: 5
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Reads like a memoir. Surviving and fleeing Sarajevo. My review of Black Butterflies here.

The Bookseller’s Promise by Beth Wiseman (ARC)

The Bookseller's Promise by Beth Wiseman (cover) Image: a young Amish couple look adoringly at each other...the woman holds a book

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Comtemporary Romance, Amish
(ARC: Pub Date: 4..19.2022)
***UPDATE: 4 Stars. Enjoyable Amish Fiction. My review of Bookseller’s Promise here.

Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan (ARC)

Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan (cover) Image: a graphic image of a young woman holding a coffee cup....a novel lies nearby.....she looks out over a large green lawn with a small house in the distance

Genre: Women’s Contemporary Fiction, Romance
(ARC: Pub Date: 6.7.2022)
***UPDATE: 3.5 Stars. Enjoyable and entertaining. My review of Nora Goes Off Script here.


Do you have a Spring TBR?

What is your most anticipated read this spring? 

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  1. The Diamond Eye is one I want to read. I really liked The London House. Beth Wiseman is an author I like. I didn’t realize she had a new book coming out. I will definitely look for that one.

    I don’t make seasonal TBR lists, but the idea appeals to me. I just tend to be such mood reader that sometimes making a list makes me not want to read those books. But, honestly, I do usually have a mental “want to read next” list going.

    • I’m an incorrigible mood reader so I make these lists to reign myself in! I just received the Wiseman arc yesterday….maybe you can get it! It will be my first by her. I hope we both love Diamond Eye!

  2. I have 5 of these on my TBR. I think I am most looking forward to Diamond Eye of all the new books coming out this spring, but I have so many I want to read or listen to. I hope you enjoy all these books, Carol.

  3. NUMBER THE STARS is a great one! It’s a fast read, but very moving and thought-provoking. There’s a reason it’s a classic 🙂 Other than that, I haven’t read any of the books on your list. The bookish ones look appealing to me, of course!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


    • Oh my goodness! I need to edit this post! 😂😂😂😂😂 I realized upon reading your comment that I inserted the wrong cover picture for one book on my TBR! I’m glad you commented on it! Running off to fix it now!

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