It's been a while since I've done a Top Ten Tuesday, or much reliable blogging at all, if we're being honest, so I'm ready to dive right back in with this week's lists of the top ten books on our Spring TBR lists. There are a ton of books I want to be reading this spring, and these ten barely scratch the surface, but here's a quick look at what I hope to be reading this spring!
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The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman - I read and enjoyed a review copy of Harman's The Midwife of Hope River back when it came out and really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to making a return to Harman's richly set Depression-era West Virginia.
2. Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman - If you know me, I don't go in for a whole lot of short storying, but if Neil Gaiman writes it, exceptions can be made.
3. In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks - In a World Just Right was on my Top 10 Most Anticipated Debuts list from a few weeks ago. When Jen wrote to offer me a review copy, I was delighted to say yes. Looking forward to reading this one very soon!
4. The Martian by Andy Weir - I was excited to find this one under my Christmas tree since I'd heard so much good stuff about it. I definitely have to read this one before its movies version comes out.
5. The Illusion of Separateness by Simon van Booy - This one was on my Christmas list, too, but I ended up buying it for my own self after the holiday. I'm super-stoked to read another van Booy after having quite liked Everything Beautiful Began After.
6. Girl Underwater by Claire Kells - I hadn't heard of this debut at all until a listing of Dutton's spring titles showed up in my e-mail box. It's about a girl who survives a plane crash with a guy she's been avoiding. Sounds really interesting.
7. The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue - I loved Keith Donohue's The Stolen Child, and this new one of his about a boy whose drawings of monsters "take on a life of their own" sounds like it might well evoke the same kind of eerie magical realism that The Stolen Child did.
8. The Chronicle of Secret Riven by Ronlyn Domingue - I read and quite loved the first book in the series, The Mapmaker's War, around Thanksgiving. I'm eager to return to Domingue's thoughtful fantasy world.
9. Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy - I spotted this Appalachia-set debut on someone's else's anticipated debuts list, so I was excited to snag an early copy. They're calling it Winter's Bone meets "Breaking Bad" about a guy who has to choose between his father (and the meth ring he runs) and leaving the life he was born to.
10. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - I'm pretty excited about this one, too. World War II historical fiction that includes a woman who joins the French Resistance? I'm in.
What are you excited to be reading this spring?