Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

This week, The Broke and the Bookish bring us this Top Ten Tuesday. This one was actually easier for me to write than most—I just had to look at all the unread books on my shelf and write them down…and add a few that I’d like to reread 🙂

On Writing – Stephen King. I’ve wanted to read this for ages and just got it in the mail on Friday. I’m so excited to start it after hearing so many great things about it! Of course, I also just love Stephen King.

Camilla and Cecilia – Fanny Burney. I’ve been wanting to read these for a while, after reading Evelina my senior year of college. I loved Evelina and have been looking forward to reading more of Burney! I just got both of these from Amazon, and I can’t want to get started on them.

Desperation and The Regulators – Stephen King. I bought these around the beginning of the year, using a Barnes & Noble gift card that I had gotten for Christmas. They’ve been languishing on my bookshelf since then, because I started my Narnia project almost immediately after buying them. But with these two plus On Writing, I’ll reach my goal of reading 5 Stephen King books this year—hopefully before June!

Villette – Charlotte Brontë. I’m cheating and putting this on here because I’m still toiling through it. I really need to just sit down and commit myself, but I just haven’t been feeling it. I feel like nothing has been happening and I don’t get the big deal about it, but I’m going to keep powering through with the hope that one day I’ll understand!

1984 – George Orwell. I’ve read this one a few times before, but not recently, and I haven’t reviewed it for my blog yet. It’s a great (though terrifying) story and I think it’s definitely time for a reread!

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë. Anne is the only one of the Brontës who I haven’t read yet. Experienced Anne Brontë readers: which one should I start with? I don’t really know anything about either of those novels.

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller. I’ve kind of read this one before—I think I’ve attempted twice, actually—and I just haven’t really gotten it. Hoping that the third time will be a charm and I’ll be able to get through it! I’ve always enjoyed reading it when I tried, but it was sort of an “I don’t really know what’s going on” kind of enjoyment, like when I watch hockey.

What books are on your TBR list this spring?

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13 thoughts on “Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

  1. All three of the Brontë novels and Orwell are on my list as well, but I’m probably most looking forward to Gone with the Wind because of it’s epicness in American culture and Murder on the Orient Express because I’ve never read Christie and I love the Doctor Who episode that includes her (and all the other pop culture references to her).

    • I’ve never read Christie either–definitely have to get around to that! I wasn’t a huge fan of Gone With The Wind, but maybe you’ll like it better than I did. I’m excited for the Brontës, especially Anne, since I’ve never experienced her writing before. But first I have to finish Villette!!!

      • Growing up in the south and just the aura that surrounds it intrigue me. I want to see if it’s as ‘bad’ as some people say it is for what it’s about and as legendary as everyone thinks it is regardless.

        • Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was a fantastic story, I just didn’t sympathize with Scarlett–and it’s hard for me to really get into a book if I don’t like the protagonist. = I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  2. I think King’s On Writing is one of the best memoirs on writing that I’ve ever read. You’ll love it! Enjoy.

  3. Put Insurgent on your list!!! =)

    Also, Catch-22 is amazing, but I understand what you mean when you sometimes feel like you don’t know what’s going on.

    • Hah, I can’t believe I forgot about that one! Although it doesn’t even come out until May, which, considering this weather, might be “summer” 😉 but I am super excited to read it! Definitely on my SUMMER to-be-read list!

    • I’ve actually already started on On Writing and I’ve been in the middle of Villette for what seems like forever (although I guess it’s only been a month…and a half?). After I’m done with these I want to bang out 1984 because I know I can read it quickly but also because it’s awesome! After THAT, I’ll probably do one by Fanny Burney–and most likely read one of the SK ones at the same time 🙂

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