Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR 2021

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.

I am in the worst reading slump ever!

My saving grace has been the Haikyuu manga which has kept me going, but for some reason I cannot find the energy to actually finish a book.

As always, this tbr serves as a guideline to the books I have available to read, but I doubt I’ll stick to it. At this rate, I’ll be lucky to finish one book. Safe to say, this is a very dire situation. *cue the dramatics* Nevertheless, this is a cautious list of books I would like to read this spring. 

1. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty: I know I’m cheating since I’m already halfway through the book, but since my progress is at a snail’s pace it’s taking X10 longer than usual to finish. Now, this is a really enjoyable reading experience, just that my mood won’t allow me to fully invest in it yet. I love the exploration of djinn lore and since our principal characters now under the same roof, I can only predict that chaos will follow. My goal is to finish this book in spring. 

2. Circe by Madeline Miller: This book has cropped up on my tbr on numerous occasions, but I’ve still not read it. When it comes to mythology, you have to be in the right mood for it, but my experience with The Song of Achilles makes me all the more excited to read Circe.

3. The Bromance Bookclub by Lyssa Kay Adams: I think a change in genre would do me good. Maybe what I need to break out of this slump is a light-hearted and fun reading experience. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about the Bromance Book Club so maybe this could be my ticket out of the book slump?

4. A Pho Love Story by Loan Le: My relationship with YA novels has changed over the past couple of years. I’m a lot pickier with the ones I read and I read less of them. However, there’s no denying that A Pho Love Story sounds like an all-round adorable reading experience. One that is also guaranteed to make me hungry.

5. Haikyuu vol. 22-23 by Haruichi Furudate: The only series I seem to be able to read these days. Haikyuu continues to be that little ray of sunshine. This series is just as endearing as it is funny. These two volumes happen to put the spotlight on my Nekoma and, to a lesser extent Fukurodani, teams that feature some of my favourite characters from the series. This manga is my comfort zone right now and I love every second of it.

6. Fence vol. 1 by C.S. Pacat: I’ve kept my eye on this graphic novel for a while now, but maybe I should finally make the jump and read it. We all know I have a weakness for any book/TV show/anime that’s sports centric, and the world of fencing is one I’m not all that familiar with. I think this book might be quite the treat for this slumpy reader.

How do you tackle the book slump? Any tips?
What’s on your TBR list?
Let’s Talk.

32 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR 2021

  1. I hate reading slumps, I feel like I’ve been on the edge of one for weeks. Like I’m enjoying what I’m reading but my attention is so easily distracted. I love the Daevabad trilogy but I agree it’s now a quick read, I hope you end up enjoying it though. Circe is also wonderful.

    I’m much pickier with YA too these days, but I do plan on reading A Pho Love Story.

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    1. I know that if I was reading at my own pace and had the time to dedicate myself to the book I’d have devoured City of Brass in a matter of weeks. It’s so frustrating.

      I think my distancing from YA books also has had an impact on this slump, but A Pho Love Story just sounds so adorable.


  2. Sorry to hear about your reading slump but I hope you manage to shake it off soon! I really enjoyed the Fence GNs and I’m really looking forward to reading A Pho Love Story. It looks so cute 😍 The Bromance Book Club was a really fun and super fast/easy read, too! I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Reading the Haikyuu mangas has really been a lifesaver, but I still struggle to get sucked into a full novel. Hopefully, I can snap the habit soon haha. Maybe re-reading a book would help. So far, I am really enjoying The City of Brass, it’s just taking me x10 longer to read it haha.


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