Afternoon wonderful readers, hope you’ve enjoyed yesterday’s slightly controversial review. It’s sometimes difficult to review a book with so many negative opinions surrounded it but I hope I managed it sensitively and objectively. Today there will (hopefully) be another classic book review of Giovanni’s room by James Baldwin, a book I have been struggling with a little, but firstly, a book tag by The Broke and the Bookish; here are my list of top ten books TBR in Spring 2015
1) The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins
I have seen so many reviews of this book over the past month both positive and more critical and as always it’s made me want to get stuck in and see what all the fuss is about, and obviously share it with you lovely people
2) Looking for Alaska by John Green
Once again I have heard so many good things about this book and after finally getting round to reading TFIOS I really want to read more from this delightful author
3) Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
My parents are always pointing out books for me to read and this is one that my mother suggested upon hearing someone discussing it at work (I believe.) Additionally the cover is rather darling.
4) The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Once again one from the rents; my Dad is rarely moved by a book but this one he said is a must read. If he suggests a book I know it will be a good’un
5) Love Letters to the dead by Ava Dellaira
I saw a stunning review of this a week or so ago. It’s been one I’ve been meaning to read for around a year but as always I haven’t quite got round to it.
6) We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
I saw the film adapatation of this around a little while ago and swore I would get it read. I’ve heard so many good things about it and it’s one of those books you just have to read, and I kind of can’t wait!
7) The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
One of my 101 things in 1001 days challenge is to read twenty books that friends have recommended and I’m lagging a little behind on it. I recently saw this featured on an online newspaper article on the 100 books or so that everyone should read. Two reasons to get this little beauty read
8) The Catcher in the rye by J.D Salinger
The next book to be read for my classic book challenge!
9) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
I saw a wonderful long read on Buzzfeed regarding this book and it’s really intrigued me to get hold of a copy. The cover is super cute too
10) Finally, The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K Rowling)
For some reason I keep forgetting to buy, beg, borrow a copy of this book but I need to because I have loved everything she has written since my fangirl days of Harry Potter!
So there you go, ten hopefully outstanding books to be read by yours truly this Spring.
12 thoughts on “Top Ten Books TBR Spring 201”
The Last Lecture was very good. It’s one that I’ve kept and occasionally revisit chapters of.
Curious about 24 hour bookstore… Would be interested to hear what you think.
I started reading the Last Lecture this morning on the bus and although only a chapter or so in I already love it! Cannot wait to keep going with it. I will definitely be reviewing both soon! 🙂 thank you for commenting x
Oooh love your list! So many of these appeal to me too, and whenever I see them on a book blog I remind myself that I need to read faster so I have time to get to all these wonderful stories.
I am the same, every time I get onto the reader feature on WordPress I add things, if I wrote my TBR down on paper I’m not sure it would probably run for miles and miles!
These all look like solid choices.
I’m intrigued by The Girl on the Train but I never pick up a lot of really new books so I’ll be looking forward to your review. I just ordered Eleanor and Park after reading an amazing review on it. You just reminded me how I’ve been wanting to read We Need to Talk About Kevin. That movie adaptation was really good but I feel that the book should touch Kevin’s personality a lot more in depth.
Just wondering if The Silkworm the continuation of The Cuckoo’s Calling? I’ve bought that book forever and I keep skipping over it. Have you read it?
Thank you! I’m glad you think so!
I tend not to read new books either tending to read the books in my inbox but it’s one that has really intrigued me! I meant to pick up a copy of Eleanor and Park a couple of months ago but picked up Elizabeth is Missing I think instead which I really loved so finally going to get a copy and get reading. That’s what really interested me to about We need to talk about Kevin, in the film the portrayal is so dark and I really want to see how it’s conveyed in the book to.
Apparently it is, but I haven’t read it yet I’ve just been so busy. I have, however read the Cuckoo’s Calling and reviewed it here I would definitely recommend reading it I loved it!
I read The Girl On The Train and liked it well enough. I want to read We Need To Talk About Kevin – have meant to for years. My mystery book group is discussing The Cuckoo’s Calling, the first book in that series, in May and then I’ll be wanting to read The Silkworm very likely. Good luck with your list!
oooo that’s good to know, I really can’t wait to get started on it really! 🙂 I’ve read the Cuckoo’s calling and reviewed it here I can’t wait to read The Silkworm, I just love her as an author 🙂
Catcher isn’t that good, I read it recently, I mean you might end up liking it but yeah. Eleanor & Park is amazing though (:
hmmm, it’s just one I think I should read maybe? Thank you for the heads up though!