Spring TBR list


It’s supposed to be a Top Ten for The Broke and The Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday but if I look back on my past Summer/ Autumn/ Winter/ Spring Top Ten TBR lists, I’ve never actually completed any.

So this time I’m going to be realistic. I’ve made a list of six.

On my ARCs reading list –

1. The Reluctant Cannibals by Ian Flitcroft
2. The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
3. Fractures by Lamar Herrin
4. Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

Plus two that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on but have since sat next to my bed for months –

5. The Fields by Kevin Maher
6. Perfect by Rachel Joyce

I was vaguely thinking about tackling some of the Man Booker Prize shortlist – it’s the first time in years that the list was announced and I hadn’t read a single one of the titles included… What was I saying about being realistic?!

15 responses

  1. I would love to tackle one or two of the books on the Man Booker shortlist before the winner is announced but I very much doubt that I’ll be able to. Alas, maybe another year xD

    I think I remember you mentioning The Paris Architect on one of my TTT lists *is notoriously behind at commenting lately* It sounds really interesting, I hope to read it at some point–happy reading with that one! 🙂

    My TTT

    • I nearly always read the Man Booker winner (except Hilary Mantel – not a fan!) if I haven’t already done so… Suspect I’ll be doing that this year as the one that I’m most interested in (The Luminaries) is a very, very long book – doubt I’ll get through it before the winner is announced.

  2. This is one of the few years that none of the Booker short list appealed to me. The Luminaries is the only one I’m considering (unless I hear glorious things from you about one of them).

    Under the Wide and Starry Sky will be on my winter to be read list, it is sitting on my kindle right now. The Reluctant Cannibals sounds perfect for the foodie challenge. I like that it was written by a scientist. There is something fascinating (to me) when a science PhD is well-rounded enough to write good fiction. In the glory days of my education that’s what I imagined in my future…

    • The Luminaries also stood out for me, as well as The Lowland and A Tale for the Time Being. The Luminaries is hefty… 700 pages I think… not sure if I’ll get through it before the winner is announced.

      I picked Reluctant Cannibals for Foodie Challenge AND because of the author’s background. Way back when I was deciding on university courses (23 years ago…) I was keen to do scientific journalism. The course was run at a university that at the time was considered second-rate (it was the only place that offered a specific scientific journalism course). My careers counsellor’s response was “You can do better than that.” In many ways I wish I hadn’t listened to him. Of course ultimately the choice was mine and in the end I wound up doing something similar (Environmental Planning/ Science and then a degree in Public Relations) and now, all these years later, I am on the verge of a career change, moving away from technical writing. #swingsandroundabouts

  3. I’m not familiar with the books on your list, except I definitely want to read The Lowland from the Man Booker shortlist. I ended up with 15 on my TBR list, so I know I won’t read all of them. I always want to read way more than I have time for.

  4. Great list! I always try to read at least a few of the Man Booker Prize shortlist titles too. I haven’t even looked them up yet this year! Even if I don’t like them, they’re always thought-provoking.

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