Top Ten Tuesday: Books at the Top of My Spring TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.  Check out their blog 🙂

This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books at the top of my Spring 2013 TBR list.  These aren’t necessarily new books coming out, just books that I want to get to this Spring.

1. Fearless by Cornelia Funke.  Everyone is probably getting sick of me talking about it.  But I am so excited to read the sequal to Reckless.  Not excited that it’s being released April 2nd, 2 days before I get my wisdom teeth out.  I will however be reading this while I’m recovering.  Unless I’m passed out on my bed from all the pain, blood, sweat, and tears that is getting wisdom teeth removed.  Have a mentioned that I’ve had a ridiculous fear of the dentist since I was little and will probably have a panick attach right before they stick that needle in my arm???

2. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.  I’m giving this one out for World Book Night, so I would really like to have it read before then.

3. Midnight on Julia Street by Ciji Ware, because my sister read it and keeps telling me I need to read it.

4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, once again because my sister read it and keeps telling me I need to read it.

5. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen.  Who doesn’t love a good Austen novel on a lovely Spring day??

6. Who Was Dracula? by Jim Steinmeyer.  I got this one in the mail recently and it looks really interesting, kind of a biography of Bram Stoker’s life when he was writing Dracula and how it was influenced by the people in his life.

7. Skippy Dies by Paul Murray, because it’s been sitting on my shelf for ages and I really want to finally get to it.

8. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, because I loved The Year of the Flood and I finally own this one.

9. I would also like to finish Stendhal’s Le rouge et le noir this Spring.  I started it over a year ago and read a bit at a time, because the main character is just so whiny and annoying.  But I need to finish this one because it’s a French classic and needs to be read.  Or so I keep telling myself.

10. The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin.  I see that it’s finally out in paperback 🙂  So I can finally justify spending more money on books for it.

What is on your Spring reading list??  Are you planning on reading more new books or older ones like me?


About Kelly

Hi! My name’s Kelly. I’m a twenty-something gal from Buffalo, NY. Mom to a little dog named Peabody and a slightly evil cat named Archie. Engaged to the best dude ever. I love books and craft beer! I also love all things France and francophone and have a degree in French Language and Literature from Buffalo State College. My blog used to be called Kelly’s France Blog, but I finally decided it needed a change because I wasn’t posting about French things nearly as often as I used to! You can still see all my imported posts on A Book and a Beer, or you can visit my original blog at
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4 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books at the Top of My Spring TBR List

  1. I have both of these Atwood titles in my TBR. One of these days I'll get to them!

  2. Great list! I love Atwood =D

    – Carissa

  3. Kelly says:

    The thing is I know I will adore them once I read them, but I have to actually pick them up to start reading 😉

  4. Kelly says:

    Me too! And I probably would have waited a lot longer to read anything by her if my coworker hadn't talked and talked and talked about how great she is 😉

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