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This week’s theme is all about the books on our spring TBR. Usually I do some kind of theme, but this year I’ve just decided to go for the books I’m in the mood to read!
I’ve decided not to include the books I’m reading for this year’s Booktube SFF Awards because you’re probably going to see me talk about a bunch of them enough as it is, though some of these books you may have already seen on my O.W.Ls Readathon TBR.
The Familiars by Stacey Halls: I’m never going to turn down a book about the Pendle Witch Trials, the most famous witch trials in English history and a history very close to my heart as I went to university in Lancaster, where the trials occurred. It’s a harrowing true story of how the testimony of a nine year old girl led to the executions of ten people, three of whom were from her own family, and I’m looking forward to seeing Halls’ take on the story.
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier: I’ve been saving this book for spring and I’m not 100% sure why, for some reason I’ve always had it in my head that spring would be the best time to read it. I’ve heard brilliant things about Juliet Marillier, and particularly about this book, so I’m excited to read it.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon: I have a feeling this book could be a new all-time favourite, it’s just such a beast that it’s intimidating, but I’d really, really like to cross it off my TBR this spring.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch: It’s about time I got to this book, especially considering my love of Italian-inspired settings and my love for fantasy featuring thieves.
Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman: This historical fiction novel about Joan, Lady of Wales has been on my TBR for so long and it’s another one I’ve always thought of as a spring book for some reason. It’s about time I got to it!
My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland: This is actually a re-read for me. I read the first three books in this urban fantasy series back in 2015 and didn’t continue, despite really enjoying the books, so this year I’m planning to re-read the first three books and read the following three books for the first time.
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi: More books about thieves and heists, which I’ve been craving since falling in love with Six of Crows last year. I’ve heard brilliant things about this book so far so I can’t wait to read it at last, and that cover screams spring to me.
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan: I still haven’t read this book and I keep meaning to because, like The Priory of the Orange Tree, it has such potential to be a new all-time favourite.
Thornbound by Stephanie Burgis: I really enjoyed Snowspelled in December so I’ve been looking forward to this sequel and I’ve been saving it for the spring. Give me a book with plants or trees on the cover or in the title and I immediately think of spring.