Top Ten Tuesday – Books on my Spring 2021 TBR

TTT is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl (it was originally created over at The Broke and the Bookish) and she provides great prompts week in and week out to get us talking about books! Today’s theme is pretty straightforward – it’s books on my Spring 2021 TBR. I’ll be including a mix of new ARCs in my collection, and older books I’m determined to get around to soon. And yes I snuck in a few more than ten – there are a lot more than ten books on my spring TBR…

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I was very excited to get approved for this ARC. I’d read this solely based on how much I loved Daisy Jones and the Six, but luckily the synopsis of scandal at a glamorous party in 1980s Malibu sounds brilliant too.

Watch Her Fall by Erin Kelly

Another ARC I’m super excited for – Erin Kelly never disappoints, and this has been described as ‘Black Swan’ meets ‘Killing Eve’. I’m all in.

She Who Became The Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

Mulan meets The Song of Achilles in this debut, apparently. Set in 1300s China, this literary fantasy novel is out this summer, and it looks like it could be something special.

The Giver Of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes’ latest novel has been on my TBR a little while (since before its release in 2019) so I’m really hoping to get to it soon. It’s a change of pace from the Me Before You series, an epic historical fiction about a group of women and a travelling library in Depression-era America.

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

I don’t read many rom-coms, but this author has received a lot of hype, and I’m trying to make a conscious effort to read more feel-good stories, as a lot of the fiction I read is quite dark.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

I have been meaning to try this author for years – she’s so so well-respected and loved. I picked this family drama up on a Kindle deal and I’m hoping to get to it soon.

The One by John Marrs

This is another one I’ve had for years but the Netflix series just dropped, so maybe I actually need to read it now! I enjoy this author’s thrillers, and this one about a match-making service using people’s DNA sounds intriguing.

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

I’ve had this book for a while, and after recently reading and loving Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun, I’m keen to read another literary take on AI.

The End Of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird

Maybe reading about a mysterious virus breakout during a global pandemic is a little morbid, but this debut about a virus that only affects the male population has got me intrigued.

Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

I previously read The Bone Clocks by this author and wasn’t quite sure I understood the hype around him, but I’m giving him another try with this latest release. It’s about a fictional band in the swinging sixties, so it sounds pretty fun.

The Songbook of Benny Lament by Amy Harmon

Another novel with a musical theme. I’ve never come across this author before but it seems like she has a lot of fans! This book has 1960s Motown, romance and mafia, and I’m here for it.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

One of those books that was everywhere last year and I somehow didn’t get to, despite the fact that I love a bit of gothic horror. I really hope to get to it this spring.


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15 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Books on my Spring 2021 TBR

  1. The flat-share was great I thought – really feel-good but not too fluffy!

  2. I also don’t read many rom-coms, but The Flatshare has been recommended SO many times, it’s on my TBR too!
    LQ’s TTT:

  3. Some wonderful books here – I have just finished Mexican Gothic and the sense of violation that that book generates is intense! I hope you like the McEwan – I can find him a little hit-and-miss at times – and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun is on my list this week too! AI seems to be the current zeitgeist!
    These are the books on my Spring TBR list!

  4. Malibu Rising made my list today, too. If you’re a fan of her Daisy Jones book, you will love Amy Harmon’s book. I got serious Daisy Jones vibes from it — even though it is a completely different read.

  5. I read a few on this list. Liked them all.

  6. I haven’t read any of these, but a couple of them are on my TBR mountain chain. I hope you enjoy them all!

    Happy TTT!


  7. Girl About Library

    I recently finished Malibu Rising and *loved* it. Definitely one of my favorite Taylor Jenkins Reid books. I hope you do, too! Happy Spring reading!

  8. I’m looking at my own bookshelves: so many books so little time! How will we do it! Adding some of yours. Help!

  9. Lauren Becker

    I have Mexican Gothic – still need to read it. I want to read The One too. I’m curious about the show as well.


  10. I’m looking forward to reading She Who Became the Sun too. I loved Utopia Avenue and Commonwealth, I hope you enjoy them! And Flatshare was definitely a feel-good read but dealt with some serious issues too.

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