Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring 2019 TBR – An Update

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic is Unpopular Bookish Opinions but I’m really not sure I have any or, if I do, I’m not sure I’d want to spread that negativity.  So I’ve decided to revisit a previous topic – Books on My Spring 2019 TBR – and see just how good I’ve been at sticking to my intended reading.

Click on the title to find the book description on Goodreads or my review.

Books on The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2019 Longlist

Little by Edward Carey

Sorry, still haven’t read this one but, in my defence, it didn’t make the shortlist and I’ve been prioritising reading those that did.

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Now this one I have read, as it did make the shortlist.  Unfortunately, I still need to write my review.

Now We Shall Be Entirely Free by Andrew Miller

Another one that made the shortlist but I haven’t yet read.  There are only a few days until the winner is announced (on 15th June) but I’m hoping I may just be able to squeeze it in. 

Books To Read For Blog Tours

Unsurprisingly I read all of these as the fear of missing my slot on the blog tour helped focus the mind…and the reading brain.

Sunwise by Helen Steadman

Pilgrim by Louise Hall

Dark Sky Island by Lara Dearman

Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech

Advance Reader Copies

A mixed bag here – one read and reviewed, one read but not yet reviewed and one not yet read.

The Confessions of Frannie Langston by Sara Collins

Where the Hornbeam Grows by Beth Lynch

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth MacNeal


12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring 2019 TBR – An Update

    1. Coming soon…but to summarise (spoiler alert). I enjoyed it but liked the first half with its quirky characters better than the second. I found some of the coincidences that allowed Nathaniel to find out about his mother’s work required a bit too much suspension of disbelief. And what did happen to the father?

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  1. I decided not to do this week’s topic too – not being sure that I have any unpopular bookish opinions either and like you not wanting to spread any negativity. I’d rather write about what I enjoy – and I did enjoy both Now We Shall Be Entirely Free and the Doll House.

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  2. As you know, I think it’s great when people switch up a topic a little or revisit old ones to make TTT work for them on any given week, but I did want to point out to you both that just because an opinion is unpopular doesn’t mean it’s negative. 🙂 This week’s topic was not selected in an effort to spread negativity. Maybe you LOVE a less popular author or love unpopular tropes. It’s always nice to revisit TBR lists, though, so I’m glad you had fun doing that this week. 🙂


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