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Top 10 Tuesday 9th March

on March 9, 2021

Hi everyone and welcome back to another instalment of Top 10 Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. It features a different bookish related theme each week and this week it’s a….

Spring Cleaning Freebie!

Which well, okay, it’s not even spring here, it’s just rolled over into autumn which is generally my favourite season here in Melbourne. The weather has been a little lacklustre lately, we didn’t have much of a summer and to be honest, winter feels a lot closer than I’d like. Even though it’s not actually spring here, I can get into the spirit of a spring clean, especially from the TBR pile, so…in the spirit of that this is what I’m going with this week:

Top 10 Books I Want To Read From My Long-Term TBR In 2021

1. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

I’ve accepted that the spoiling of the Shadow & Bone trilogy means I’m not going to finish it, even before the Netflix show starts. I plan to watch it but honestly? I tell myself that about a lot of shows and never get around to them *shrug* I actually however, do want to re-read Six of Crows first and then this book and then move on to King Of Scars. I’m just going to forget that Mal and Alina exist.

2. The Rose And The Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

Another duology where I read the first one and then just….didn’t read the second. So I want to finish these as well – probably have to re-read the first one like I plan to with Six Of Crows. Honestly I think I’m going to just set aside a whole month of the year to finish the series’ I have on my TBR and read a few other books that I’ve owned forever and not go to yet. And not pick up a single newly published book in that whole month. I’m sure there’s a month of the year dedicated to this sort of thing somewhere.

3. The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley

Honestly, I’ve actually been putting off reading this because Electra has always been my least favourite of the sisters. And the previous book had the first chapter of this book and that chapter did not endear her to me any more at all. But the last book in this series is coming out and we should hopefully, finally get the answers that the rest of the books have chosen not to give us (who is Pa Salt? What is his name/what did he do/is he even dead/who is the final sister/where has she been/etc) and I guess I should get this one out of the way first.

4. Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Look, it took me over 10 years to read Wolf Hall. I actually only read it last year and I’m keen to read this but I did need a bit of a break after the first one. It’s a pretty intense read and required a lot of focus and concentration and I’ll need to devote the same amount to the second book. I can’t wait too long though, or I’ll forget everything!

5. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

I honestly cannot remember when I bought this book now but it’s a long time ago. It’s been sitting on my shelf for years even though I’ve read a book Ivey released after this and loved it. I need to just read it because I’m sure I’m going to love this too. Just…so many books. So little time.

6. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Well it felt like I included this one almost every week in Top 10 Tuesday lists for a while but it’s been a while! Probably time to put it back on a list! I just need to be in the right mental frame of mind to tackle this one. Maybe one to include in the month I dedicate to TBR reading, as it’s going to take me a while to get through.

7. The Familiars by Stacey Halls

I bought this almost 18 months ago. Love the cover! And it sounds really good, so really no excuses for why I haven’t read it.

8. A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir

Oh look, another series I am well behind on. I read the first one of this soooo long ago now and I bought the second one but it’s sat unread on my shelf for about three years. There’s several other books that have been released in this series and either the last one was just released or is just about to be. I need to catch up. Probably need to read the first one again though.

9. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Also bought this about 18 months ago and I’ve heard so many amazing things about it! I really want to read it

10. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (or The Lake House) 

I have read a couple of Kate Morton’s books and own a couple more that are still unread. I love them but they are very thick and also require large investment! But I’d love to take a little time and just dive into one or two.

Maybe I really do have to make this month of reading these books, happen. Has anyone done this? Just set aside a whole month to only read TBR books and nothing new, no ARCs etc?


28 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 9th March

  1. Lloyd Russell says:

    I really liked 1 & 2 but haven’t read 3 & 4 yet.

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 6:52 PM All The Books I Can Read wrote:

    > 1girl2manybooks posted: ” Hi everyone and welcome back to another > instalment of Top 10 Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. It > features a different bookish related theme each week and this week it’s > a…. Spring Cleaning Freebie! Which well, okay, it’s not even ” >

  2. Cheryl Crowe says:

    I’m a big fan of Kate Morton – have read all of her books – absolutely adored The Clockmaker’s Daughter (2018) 👩‍🦳📚🦋🌈♥️

    • That’s one of the ones of hers that I’ve read and I loved it too! But I have a lot of her backlist still to read, they’re just very large and a huge investment, time wise haha.

  3. Anne Bennett says:

    I love ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE. It is one of my all-time favorites. My TTT Spring Cleaning post

  4. I read the Wolf Hall books last summer and Bring up the Bodies is definitely the quickest read of the three. On the last book I listened to bits of the audiobook (the Ben Miles one, he’s amazing at the voices) and it made a massive difference, enjoyed it so much more when I could actually tell who was speaking and remember who people were!

  5. I have sooo many unfinished series 🙂 and I still need to read All the Light I can See too

  6. lydiaschoch says:

    I hadn’t heard that Shadow & Bone was getting a Netflix series! Cool.

    My post:

  7. Molly's Book Nook says:

    I want to reread Six of Crows before the show, I don’t know if I’ll get to it though lol. The Snow Child has been on my shelves for YEARS. I don’t even know how long. I didn’t enjoy All the Light We Cannot See when I read it – but I’m also not a huge fan of historical fiction. I found that one pretty dull. I hope you like it more! Happy reading!

  8. stefani says:

    I’m debating on reading some Leigh Bardugo before the TV show comes out on Netflix but we’ll see. Happy reading! My TTT

  9. Aymee says:

    Crooked Kingdom has been languishing on my TBR too!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

  10. Susan says:

    I adore Kate Morton! Her books are huge, but they’re very immersive and worth the read, at least for me. Good luck with all these 🙂

    Happy TTT!


  11. I love SOC! Here is my post-

  12. I’m excited for the Shadow and Bone Netflix show and I’m interested to see how they mash the stories together!

  13. I’m the same way with Kate Morton books. I read The Lake House, found it stunning, vowed to read them all and immediately picked up two older ones I found in a thrift store…that was in 2019 and they may or may not still be in the trunk of my car where I put them to bring them home.

    I do like the idea of only reading books from your TBR for a month, that’s a good idea. I joined the Mount TBR challenge to help push myself, but so far only 2 of the 30 books I’ve read this year qualify…

  14. brookelorren says:

    Several of these books are really good! I’m going through a lot of older books right now. I’m trying to limit the new books I get to the ones I really want. Hope you like these!

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