Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish on a weekly basis.
Another week has started, and I’m here ready to try some more bookish memes existing in book blogosphere, and today’s Top Ten Tuesday question is Top 10 Books on My Spring TBR!
I haven’t specifically set a spring TBR aside my March TBR, and I’m already past half of that month pile, so let’s skip what I’ve already read and reviewed, and get into the rest of books I plan to read this spring!
Warning: Spoilers for Doctor Who series detected. Read at your own risk.
Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR
1. Max Frei – The Complaint Book
What I picked this book: I absolutely love Max Frei, she’s my favorite magical realism writer, and despite this book not beeing of that category, I still love her sense of humour, and how she manages to find good even in the saddest things. Just like the quote from Harry Potter:
The happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
So I’m pretty much excited about this book!
2. J.K. Rowling – Casual Vacancy
Why I picked this book: I already started listening to a Russian translation, and finished first 10 chapters, but since audio books were never a format I could possibly handle with my preference for visual memorizing, I had to put in on-hold until I finish the current book I was reading, and at that time it was Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Even now I’m busy reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber, which means this book must wait a little bit more.
3. Sora Naumova, Mariya Dubinina – Sintar. The killer island
Why I picked this book: As I mentioned before, I’m in good terms with one of the authors of Juusan, and recently the duo have completed the sequel to it, so I got an eARC directly from Sora. I really like the first book, and I couldn’t wait to know what happened next to the characters, especially Sorata, so, as soon as I complete Caraval, I will move onto this one!
4. Neil Gaiman – Norse Mythology
Why I picked this book: Did I already tell you that I LOVE Neil Gaiman? Of course, I would be ultimately excited about his new book! Especially when I have a hidden love for mythology. To be honest, I have little to zero knowledge on Norse Mythology aside those Marvel movies I’ve seen in cinemas, so I really wanna know the original myths and legends!
5. Michio Kaku – The Future of the Mind
Why I picked this book: Well, I’m definitely not of those people who read nothing but fiction. And I’m really willing to expand my knowledge on whatever topic that excites me, including things people can do with minds. Just imagine how technologies will be able to do so much with our heads! Of course, this book also includes the phychology part of the future of the mind.
As a person who’ll probably use some psychology tricks for characters when writing a book, I think it is needed to have a trusted source of knowledge.
6. F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby
Why I picked this book: It can be a surprise for many of you, but I’m not really familiar with world classics, the only ones I clearly remember reading were Faust by Goethe, and The Three Musketeers by Dumas. Plus this book is very short, so, considering how little time I have for daily reading, and how still challenging reading in English is for me, I thought that this book and another one I’ll mention later will help me much without giving a headache.
7. Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray
Why I picked this book: This is another book under the category “I need to read world classics asap”. Also being pretty short of a book, I picked this one to have myself getting used to English languaged books, to expand my English vocabulary, and to basically have one more work marked as “read”.
TBH, I usually do the other way round: I read a Russian translation first, and then try reading in original. That particularly already happened with The Hunger Games series, and will soon happen with both Harry Potter series, and The Lunar Chronicles series.
8. Justin Richards – Silhouette (Doctor Who series)
Why I picked this book: Do you know how much I LOVE the Victorian Trio (Madam Vastra, Jenny, and Strax)??? I’m still hoping that DW producers will come up with separate spin-off series for these guys, because they’re GORGEOUS! I still love The Crimson Horror episode just because it had 15-minute NO_DOCTOR segment featuring only these three! They’re completely worth an independent TV series!
So of course I would pick a book that twirls around Vastra, Jenny and Strax!
9. Simon Messingham – The Doctor Trap (Doctor Who)
Why I picked this book: The BEST Doctor-Companion combination ever happening in this universe. Like, come on! – no freaking love line between Doctor and Rose can beat the sassiness and the FRIENDSHIP between Doctor and Donna Noble! And yes, partially I say so because I absolutely dislike Rose Tyler in every single term, plus my only OTP with Doctor is forever Doctor/TARDIS!
So yeah, the 4th season of DW was absolutely THE BEST season ever. No freaking love line interferring the adventures, no additional problems related to that, and the ending was one of the saddest ever! I mean, you can find yourself stuck in parallel universe all you want, but having ALL your memories of past adventures erased – damn, now that hurt so much!
10. Mikhail Bulgakov – The Master and Margarita (reread)
Why I picked this book: I can express my love to this book endless times, and I will not be tired of it, like never!
The first classic book that I loved so much, The Master and Margarita contains everything I love, without any exceeding details, and I find myself enjoying over and over again every time I decide to reread this book.
So if you haven’t read this one, don’t hesitate and just pick it up to see yourself immersed in the world of Satan himself! BTW, heavily influenced by Goethe’s Faust!
So here it is, my Top Ten Books on my spring TBR! I’m not really sure if I really can handle this amount within less than 3 months, but with this book blog being active, I think I can organize myself into reading more and more books, because hey! – books are the best things humanity ever created*!
*Okay, now that sounded really cheesy. Geez.
Any of my books that are also in your spring TBR lists? Let me know!