Top Ten Tuesday | My Spring 2020 TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week’s theme is all about the books on our spring TBR! I’ve ended up receiving a few spring releases through NetGalley, so I’d like to get as many of them read and reviewed as I can this season, but there are a few books I own that are patiently waiting for me on my bookshelves, too…

Want to know how much I read of my winter TBR? Check out my wrap-up here!


To Have and to Hoax by Martha Waters: This Regency rom-com about an estranged husband and wife is due to be released in April and it sounds like so much fun and the perfect spring read.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore: What better time to read about gardens than in the spring? This book has been on my TBR for ages, so it’s time I read it.

Bryony and Roses by T. Kingfisher: I loved The Raven and the Reindeer and immediately treated myself to a copy of Kingfisher’s Beauty and the Beast retelling. I’ve been saving it for the spring because the heroine just so happens to be a gardener! (I’ve actually already read this one now and enjoyed it – look out for my review!)

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta: I received this book for Christmas from my lovely parents after eyeing it up all year last year. It’s about queer witches, so I’m ready to love it, and as it’s based around a woodland I feel like spring is the perfect time to read it.

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang: Sticking with the floral theme, this book has a flower in the title. That’s it. It’s also an Asian-inspired fantasy novel I received through NetGalley that I keep meaning to read, so it’s time I picked it up!


The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke: More queer witches! I received a copy of this through NetGalley, so I’d like to get it read and reviewed.

Conjure Women by Afia Atakora: I received a copy of this novel through NetGalley and with that cover it looks like the perfect spring read. It’s historical fiction with a midwife and healer for a heroine, and is definitely giving off witchy vibes, so I’m looking forward to giving it a try.

Incendiary by Zoraida CΓ³rdova: This novel is the first in a new series, set in a world inspired by inquisition era Spain where the royal family are trying to wipe out magic. I love an outlawed magic trope, and I want to read more Latinx authors this year. This is another novel I received through NetGalley and it’s due out in April.

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine: I’ve heard amazing things about this debut sci-fi novel, and it’s made the shortlist of the Science Fiction and Debut categories in this year’s Booktube SFF Awards. As I’m planning to read the Fantasy, Science Fiction and Debut shortlists, there’s no time like the present to pick this one up!

Of Sorrow and Such by Angela Slatter: I’ve been meaning to cross this novella off my TBR for quite a while now, so it’s about time I got to it!

Which books made your list this week?

49 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | My Spring 2020 TBR

  1. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight says:

    I really need to read Poppy War too- I keep meaning to, but then other stuff gets in the way! I am in LOVE with the cover for Conjure Women so I hope the book is just as awesome. And I will be looking for your thoughts on A Memory Called Empire because it sounds like a “me” book but nearly no one I know has read the thing! Good luck, I hope you love all of these!

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  2. imyril says:

    I will cheerlead for A Memory Called Empire and The Poppy War any time – I hope you enjoy them. A lot of intriguing reads on your list though; I really do need to look into Amy Rose Capetta’s work…

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    1. Jess @ Jessticulates says:

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to reading them both! I’ve only read The Brilliant Death so far, but I really enjoyed it and I get strong potential favourite author vibes from Amy Rose Capetta, so I hope you enjoy her work if you decide to give it a try. πŸ˜€

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  3. Lisa says:

    I’m planning to read To Have and To Hoax too — sounds like fun! I need to read Of Sorrow and Such, since I picked up a copy last year and haven’t touched it yet. I love the cover for Wild Beauty! I hope you enjoy your spring reading!

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  4. acquadimore says:

    I’m looking forward to The Scapegracers this spring as well, also because of how pretty that cover is. And I hope you like Wild Beauty, it’s been years since I read it but I remember loving it.
    Good luck with your TBR!

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