What’s On My Spring TBR?

April 14, 2021 in TBRs
Spring TBR 2021

Hello friends! You might already know but it’s my birthday tomorrow – woop woop! So I wanted to share my Spring TBR with you. If you’ve been around here for a while, you’ll know that I CANNOT follow a TBR to save my own life. I make these lists and I NEVER keep to them. So this one is a bit more flexible. It’s literally just a list of books that I want to prioritise reading over the next two months. And there’s a pretty good mix of genres! I probably won’t get to all of them and that’s okay… But anyway, that’s enough waffle from me – here’s my TBR!


Currently Reading


The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
*Review Copy

Ah, Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I would follow her into any genre – even ones I don’t typically embrace. This one is a historical romance with elements of fantasy thrown in. So very much, not my usual read. But I’m really enjoying it. Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s words just float off the page in such a magical way. I genuinely feel transported to another time and place which is a delight. But also, this book is soothing. I feel calmer reading it than I have in months.

New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color edited by Nisi Shawl

Okay, wow. So… I find anthologies to be hit and miss. And I’m not too far into this one to be able to say with any certainty that this one is going to be a hit. BUT… if it continues to be as entertaining as it has been, then yes. 100% yes. I have enjoyed every story I’ve read so far. And I’m even enjoying the short story format when I normally struggle with it. So yes, this speculative fiction collection is worth picking up if you’re into that.

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

Hood Feminism is one of those books that I buy prepared to drop everything and read it immediately and then months later, I still haven’t picked it up. But no longer. I’m not too far into it but I can already see how important and timely it is. If you’re trying to be a better feminist (or even human!) then this book is for you. Buy it. Read it. Then we’ll talk about it.


My Spring TBR

And for the rest of the books on my Spring TBR, I’m literally just going to give you a list. Some times you just need that lazy life. *shrugs*

Mystery & Thriller

  • Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda *Review Copy
  • Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay
  • Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
  • The Majesties by Tiffany Tsao
  • Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr
  • Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien

Middle Grade & Young Adult

  • Want by Cindy Pon
  • The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
  • Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
  • File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket
  • Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
  • SLAY by Brittney Morris
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Science Fiction & Fantasy

  • Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather
  • This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
  • The One by John Marrs
  • Little Eyes by Samantha Schweblin
  • In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey
  • Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Other Fiction

  • You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry *Review Copy
  • The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
  • Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and maybe I’ll bump those ones to the top of my list. (No guarantees though!)

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  • itskoo April 14, 2021 at 8:59 am

    happy birthday!

    • Hayley May 17, 2021 at 10:26 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Stephanie @ Bookfever April 14, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    She’s an author I haven’t read yet but I would also just love to read The Beautiful Ones. I’m sure it’s gonna be a great story!

    • Hayley May 17, 2021 at 10:27 am

      Yesssssss, it was soooo good Stephanie! 🙂

  • Lindsey April 16, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Ooh what a great list of books! I think these are all new to me (apart from New Suns, I’ve heard of that one) so time to fill up my own TBR pile… it really didn’t need it, but never mind. Thanks for the recommendations.

    • Hayley May 17, 2021 at 10:28 am

      Haha, I feel you. My TBR pile is somewhat of an avalanche rather than a mountain these days. Hope you enjoy any that you pick up! 🙂

  • Susan W May 4, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    I have added “New Suns” to my TBR pile – thank you! I am a big speculative fiction reader so I am happy I came across this post. I love that you have such a wide variety of genres you cover! I wanted to recommend a book that I just finished that I can’t stop talking about – “Lucky King” by Bruce Henderson (http://www.brucegriffinhenderson.com/) – it definitely falls under the speculative fiction/suspense categories BUT it’s also a book with dark humor, some really unique supernatural elements, and a modern take on the 7 deadly sins. Basically – what would happen if your fortune cookie fortune always came true? The Lucky King has the ability to “predict or control” the future of people who get his fortune cookies. This is book one in the series and focuses on super conservative, morally corrupt, radio DJ, Jack DuVal, and his fortune cookie that reads “You will lose what you treasure most.” This prediction affects him as well as other people’s lives that intertwine in unexpected ways. I love the concept of a pre-determined fate and this book covers the topic in a really exciting way. I am sooooo stoked for the other books in the series. Hope you will check it out in the future (I can see you’ve got quite a few books to keep you busy lol).

    • Hayley May 17, 2021 at 10:30 am

      Thanks for the recommendation, Susan! I’ll definitely keep that one in mind. 🙂

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