Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring TBR


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I’m so glad that I am getting to finally see the sun shine more and more again! If it was for me, winter could be much shorter – I love me a handfull of cozy snow days, but mostly I look forward to the days getting longer and warmer again.

Today’s prompt made me finally put together a tiny spring TBR that isn’t about my master thesis! Yay!

  1. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
    This was one of those classic strolling-thru-the-bookstore finds – the cover caught my eye immediately! If the story inside is as surreal, confusing and colorful as it promises, I’ll be very happy. BLRW
  2. Erasure by Percival Everett
    This one was a present from a friend, and I think she’s gonna be really, really angry if I don’t finally read it! 😀 (But I am also really looking forward to it!)
  3. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
    In spring I often feel like reading Victorian and neo Victorian fiction, and this one was such a hype on instagram that it is about time I read it!
  4. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
    Now for an actual Victorian novel. I liked Tess of the D’Urbervilles, my first novel by Thomas Hardy very much and I am looking forward to immersing myself in his writing style – with all the wonderful descriptions of landscape – again!
  5. Math Made a Bit Easier by Larry Zafran
    I actually liked maths in school, until in year 11 I got a pretty bad teacher and lost all motivation. Now I want to start from scratch again!
  6. The Dinosaur Hunters by Deborah Cadbury
    I love dinosaurs and I love (natural) history, so this book on how the first fossils were discovered should be right up my ally.
  7. Zami – A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde
    I friend lent me this, since I am currently planning and preparing a legal name change.
  8. The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas
    This one was given to me by a friend, too. I told her about how much I like campus novels, secret societies and mysteries, she immediately thought that this would be the perfect book for me.
  9. Tell It To The Moon by Siobhan Curham
    A recommendation by my little sister! I’ll keep this one for a day when I’m very exhausted and just want to cozy up with an uplifting young adult novel.
  10. The Professor by Charlotte Brontë
    Another Victorian book – and a campus novel! (I use the concept pretty loosely and include stories about high schools as long as they are written for a mainly adult audience.)