Top Ten Tuesday | My Spring 2022 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 been using my library SO MUCH so far this year, so I’m setting myself a TBR while knowing I may not get to these books because I’ve been loving discovering new things at the library.

Gossip from the Forest: The Tangled Roots of Our Forests and Fairytales by Sara Maitland: I’ve had my eye on this piece of non-fiction, exploring the connection between forests and the origin of fairy tales, for a while. As forest fantasy is the theme for Wyrd & Wonder this year, I’m planning to borrow this one from the library!

Brightfall by Jaime Lee Moyer: This year’s Wyrd & Wonder theme seems like the perfect excuse to read this reimagining of/sequel to the Robin Hood legend, and spend some time in Sherwood Forest, so Natalie @ Too Short to Read and I are planning to buddy read this one.

Travelers Along the Way by Aminah Mae Safi: Another Robin Hood reimagining! This YA retelling takes the Robin Hood legend from medieval England and drops it into medieval Jerusalem instead.

Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier: Two years ago I said I wouldn’t be reading this sequel in another edition of TTT because I adored Daughter of the Forest and then loathed the second book, Son of the Shadows. I’ve been thinking about this book a lot lately, though, and while I’m an advocate for abandoning series that don’t bring you joy, something about the way Marillier writes these books makes me want to give this book a try just so I can finish up the initial trilogy. I’ve borrowed this one from the library so I don’t need to worry about wasting my money if I hate it!

The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec: I saw so much praise for this novel last year, that I’ve seen pitched as a Norse Circe, but despite pre-ordering the ebook I still haven’t read it!

The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder: I don’t gravitate towards YA fantasy much these days, but I saw the heroine of this novel described as similar to Evie from The Mummy so I requested it from my library immediately.

The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox: So I’m cheating a little here because I’m currently reading this one, which I also borrowed from the library, and even though I couldn’t explain to you what the hell is going on, I can’t put it down.

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li: I also have an eARC of this April release about a group of students who steal Chinese sculptures from Western museums. Museum heists are all I want, so I can’t wait to try this one.

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri: I started this one in January and loved the couple of chapters that I read, but ended up putting it down because work was a bit busy and I wanted to make sure I was devoting my full attention to this one when I read it. Hopefully I’ll find the time to dive into it properly this spring!

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante; translated by Ann Goldstein: I need to read more translated fiction and I’ve owned a copy of this novel for years now. I love Italy, so it’s about time I read from one of Italy’s most famous authors.

Which books made your list this week?

22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | My Spring 2022 TBR

  1. Leslie says:

    It is so awesome that you are using the library so much!! I have been trying to use the e-branch side but I get so impatient with the long waitlists. I see a book on Bookoutlet and I’m like…. hmmm… buy. LOL! I do have The Bone Spindle on my library waitlist though! I hope you enjoy all your reads. πŸ™‚


  2. Jaime says:

    I want to read Bone Spindle, but I think I’m going to wait until the sequel releases so I don’t have to wait for it XD

    I’m curious about Travelers Along the Way, but I didn’t like the other books in the Remix Classics so far and I’m super hesitant to read more. If there was one I would try, it would be this one though!


  3. dinipandareads says:

    I’ve had My Brilliant Friend on my TBR for *ages* and I always find myself wanting to pick it up whenever I see it but then I never do and I don’t know why! Would you want to do a buddy read with me for it? πŸ˜‚ I can’t wait to read Portrait of A Thief and all the remixes of the classics look fantastic 😍 i hope you enjoy all of these books, Jess!

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  4. Greg says:

    So this post is giving me ideas! Gossip from the forest sounds like something I’d like, and I didn’t know W&W had a forest theme. I’ll have to jump in this time.


  5. elenasquareeyes says:

    Oooh Portrait of a Thief and Travellers Along the Way both sound great *adds to my own TBR* I listened to the audiobook of My Brilliant Friend a few years ago and think if I’d have read a physical copy I might’ve DNF’d it – not that it was a bad book, it was written beautifully I just found the story rather slow. Hope you have a better time with it than I did!
    My Spring TBR.

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    1. Jess @ Jessticulates says:

      Thanks for the tip! I’ve heard it’s a slower read – which I don’t mind when I’m in the mood for it – but I’ll probably borrow the audiobook from my library so I can switch between the physical and audio. 😊


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