Top Ten Tuesday – My Spring TBR List

This week, Top Ten Tuesday is asking us for our Fall Spring TBR list.
Making a list of 10 books from my rather extensive TBR pile is actually pretty easy.
I have books piled up everywhere, at work and at home.
So, to make this challenge a little more interesting for me, this week’s TTT will be books on my TBR pile with a Spring theme or reference.

 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The gorgeous Penguin Threads cover on my edition of The Secret Garden.
Garden. Spring. Get it?
How on earth I got through my classics fuelled childhood without reading this, I do not know.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Rigg
– proem –
Sleep is not, death is not;
Who seem to die live.
House you were born in,
Friends of your Spring-time,
Old man and young maid,
Day’s toil and its guerdon,
They are all vanishing,
Fleeing to fables,
Cannot be moored.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson –
The previous book cover on this book has always intrigued me, but the more colourful movie tie-in cover works for me too. I’m curious to see what Tim Burton has done with this movie, so I had better read the book sooner rather than later.

Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano
– chapter one –
I met Francis Jansen when I was nineteen, in the spring of 1964, and today I want to relate the little I know about him.
I’ve been wanting to read one of the 2014 Nobel prize winning author’s adult books for well, two years now! 
Springtime by Michelle de Kretser
This is a nice slim ghost story by an Australian author. Perhaps I could make it work for R.I.P too?

The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lakes District by James Rebanks
– contents –

This will probably make me want to travel again soon.
I’ve visited small sections of the Lakes District twice now & hope to return one day….


The Museum of Innocence: A Novel by Orhan Pamuk
– back cover blurb – 
It is a perfect spring day in Istanbul. 
Another Nobel prize winning author that I’ve been meaning to read for ages.
Spring in Istanbul sounds like a lovely thing to contemplate.


The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
A bit of a stretch for this one, but it is true and correct that tulips flower in the springtime!

Cold Spring Harbor by Richard Yates

A Dance to the Music of Time: Volume One – Spring by Anthony Powell

The Boy Behind the Curtain by Tim Winton
Winton’s powerful new memoir will be published by Hamish Hamilton in Australia this spring.
And I have an ARC!
Lucky me.

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – My Spring TBR List

  1. Oh lot's of great reads there Brona. I'm sure you'll love The Secret Garden, it's a favourite of mine, I only first read it as an adult too. I've been meaning to get to Miss Peregrine for a while too, and of course I want to see the movie, I'm not sure that I'll get to see/read it all that soon.


  2. Mondiano and Pamuk…Nobles for the list. I know which author I prefer…Mondiano 'rien de tel' (..nothing like it!)Tim Winton keeps popping up on my radar. Seriously considering one of his books for AusReading Month.Dumas: quick read….long winded….but some good Dutch history in the mix!The rest are all new to me. Great list….!


  3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is SO good! I hope you love it! I'm really looking forward to seeing the movie! I love the cover you picked for The Secret Garden; it's also one I really need to read! Happy Tuesday and happy reading! 😀


  4. Hopefully I will get back into some serious reading after this weekend (it's a long weekend in NSW) & we're doing the family catch up thing. The warmer weather here is keeping me outside – spring is lovely in Sydney 🙂


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