Thursday, 23 March 2017

Spring TBR


Spring is here. For many this is good news. For me, who suffers from hay-fever, this is not good news. Anyhow, let’s talk about books. A few months back I decided to stop making monthly TBRs altogether because I was horrible at sticking to the books I planned to read; instead though I’m gonna start doing seasonal TBRs. I find them easier to follow and it gives me a wide timeframe to get to them. I want to read more than this (if possible) but from now on, and with every new season, I’ll pick 5 books from my shelves and attempt to read them before the end of the season.

  • Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood. This is a re-telling of The Tempest by Shakespeare and I’ve been meaning to read it since it came out last year but I always got distracted by other titles. Now that it has been longlisted for the Bailey’s Prize, I need to pick it up. Soon.
  • Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne. A YA contemporary novel. Not what I tend to read anymore but this deals with mental health issues and I’m interested. It comes highly recommend it so I hope this works for me.
  • The Good People by Hannah Kent. Kent’s new novel is a fairly new release and I got it recently. I wanted to read it at the beginning of March really but it didn’t arrive on time. It will be what I pick up next once I’m done with the book I’m currently reading. The Good People is set in Ireland – you don’t need much more to convince me to read it really – and it is about a boy who is sick and fairies.
  • We Don’t Know What We’re Doing by Thomas Morris. This is a short story collection about people who, as the book describes, “know where they are, but don’t know what they’re doing”. I picked this up last summer when I was in London. I saw it on a bookshop and the title got my attention. I haven’t heard many people talking about it and I’m more than ready to go for it blindly.
  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Do I need to say anything else?

Okay guys, these are the five titles on my Spring TBR. What are you planning on reading?

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