Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

As most of you know I suck at sticking to tbr list. Every year I set one and only read about 3 or 4 of them. It’s almost like my inner rebel is telling me to deviate from any tbr list I set. So, this year I’ve decided to narrow down my list and focus on the books I own. With luck, I might be able to tick one off by time summer rolls around.

1. Circe by Madeline Miller: I’ve had my eye on Madeline Miller’s books for a while now, and when I saw this book on sale for 0.99p at the Kindle book store, I knew I had to get it. I have always had an interest in mythology, and I love seeing authors put an original spin on these heroic figures. Even more so, I love it when they put the spotlight on those lesser figures, the ones who get relegated to the back. It gives them a chance to explore their significance and the depths of their character. I know plenty of people who adore The Song of Achilles, so hopefully, I can get to both at some point this year.

2. Beartown by Fredrik Backman: This has been on my priority list for a while now. So that everyone is clear, Ice Hockey is my favourite sport, not that I can play it. So, when I discovered this book, I knew I had to read it. Based on the reviews I’ve seen, I’m in for an emotional ride, but I am ready to embrace it.Β 

3. Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Joy: This sounds like a contemporary book that I will definitely enjoy and sometimes you need those books that explore the developing relationship between two individuals.

4. Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry: Everyone knows how much I enjoy Katie McGarry’s books. Her characters are always flawed and complex but have great hearts. Only a Breath Apart sounds like a book I will undoubtedly love, especially with its second chance romance in what I’m sure will be an emotional rollercoaster.

5. Vengeful by V. E. Schwab: You all must be appalled to see this one still on my tbr list. I know, I have no excuse as to why I’ve not read this one yet, which is why it’s on the list. I cannot wait to meet up with Victor and Eli again and see what sort of chaos they create this time around.

Have you read any of these books?
What’s on your tbr?

31 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR 2019

  1. I love that you kept it to books you own! I read Beartown and ended up loving it. It did start out a little slow for me, though. Just a warning. I also loved Katie McGarry’s book. I hope you get to each and every one of these!

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    1. After writing down the list of all the unread books I owned I was a little bit shocked, to say the least. I’m determined to read them before anything else, plus it saves on shelf space since I’m not buying haha.

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      1. Oh wow. I don’t know that I could do that. I did go through my Kindle this fall and comb through them to decide which I would really read and which I wouldn’t. Making a list is impressive!


  2. I absolutely loved Circe!
    I’ve not read Beartown but more Fredrik Backman in general is on my TBR. I was completely in love with My Grandmother sends her Regards… and I’m currently listening to A Man Called Ove. I’ve seen a lot of people mention Beartown, so I hope you enjoy it (and that I can join you soon).
    TTT: Books on my Spring TBR.

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  3. You know how much I love Emergency Contact, I hope you’ll end up loving it just as much, fingers crossed! ❀ ❀ I also added Only a breath apart on my TBR recently, it sounds amazing, I can't wait to read it πŸ™‚

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  4. Katie McGarry is always good for me, and her new one was classic Katie with a magical twist. I really enjoyed it. I had read a different Backman book, but I hope to read more, because his storytelling is quite lovely.

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  5. I’ve read Circe, Beartown, and Vengeful off your list πŸ™‚

    Circe is amazing! If you are familiar with Homer’s The Odyssey, and/or Greek mythology, you’ll definitely appreciate Madeline Miller’s retellings πŸ™‚

    Beartown is such an important read. I don’t even have any experience with hockey and I loved reading about it and the hockey crazy town. If you are a hockey fan, you’ll definitely appreciate it.

    Vengeful was everything I was hoping it would be!

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    1. I am a massive fan of Greek mythology so Madeline Miller’s books sound right up my alley.

      I am a massive Ice Hockey fan and I’ve heard so many amazing things about how emotional Beartown is and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

      I’m so curious about Vengeful because I literally have no idea where Eli and Victor’s story will go next.


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