2020 Spring TBR

I sometimes wonder what`s the point of writing TBR lists, cause I never stick to them. I always start with the best intentions, and then life gets in the way. Still, for whatever reasons, I like compiling these posts. I keep thinking that one day I`ll surprise myself, and read all of the books on my list. Will this Spring be the one? Who knows?

"The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett
I`ve never read anything by Patchett before, but I have a feeling I`ll enjoy her writing. Although this was initially a cover pick, I found out that it got lots of awards/nominations for literary prizes. And I`m a sucker for historical fiction. Plus, my audiobook is narrated by Tom Hanks, so we might have a winner here. Who knows, it might even make my best books of 2020 list. 

"A Long Petal of the Sea" by Isabel Allende
I`m not too familiar with her latest works, but I`m a big fan of Isabel Allende`s earlier novels. I`ve read "The House of The Spirits" in high-school. and to this day, it remains one of my favourite novels. Although this book is another work of historical fiction, I don`t think it contains any magical realism elements. But I`ll let that slide.

"Blood Countess" by Lana Popovic
This book made the list of my most anticipated releases of 2020, but sadly, the reviews are not great. However, I won`t let that sway me. "The Conqueror`s Saga" has excellent reviews, and it turned Vlad Tepes` history into a joke. So I`m hoping the story is somewhat accurate, and the writing`s good.

"Daisy Jones & The Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I`ve read the highest and lowest-rated reviews of this novel, and either way, people are passionate about it. Apparently, her writing is like marmite, you either hate it or love it. I`m a rocker chick, and of all the books Jenkins Reid wrote, this one appealed to me the most.

"Salt To The Sea" by Ruta Sepetys
Historical fiction seems to be very popular today. I've had this novel on m TBR forever, and finally, I`ve said that enough is enough. I`m 90% confident I`ll love it, so why do I keep pushing it aside?

"Someone We Know" by Shari Lapena
I know thrillers are popular in the colder months, but I tend to gravitate towards them when I`m in a reading slump. I always like to see if I suspected the killer or not, the reveal is one of my greatest pleasures.

"Eight Perfect Murders" by Peter Swanson
This is described as a homage to the mystery genre, and I`m down for that. I`m also digging the fact that the protagonist is a bookseller. From the synopsis, this book seems full of delicious plot twists, and I`m hoping it will not disappoint.

In full disclosure, I should put some classics in here as well, since reading a classic a month was one of my 2020 reading goals. But I`m not feeling them at the moment. For me, to fully enjoy a classic novel, I have to be completely relaxed. And that sometimes feels like a luxury with a teething baby.

* Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. 


  1. I own Daisy Jones and Someone We Know, so I need to read those soon. I'm also super curious about Eight Perfect Murders.


  2. Your opening paragraph is exactly what I feel for these lists - great intentions but.... Yet I do love making lists. I've got a few of your books on my radar as well. Enjoy your spring reading!

  3. I've heard so many good things about The Dutch House!

    My TTT .

  4. A number of the books you listed are on my TBR list somewhere. The only one I've read is SALT TO THE SEA, which I loved. Sepetys is an excellent writer. I've read and enjoyed all of her books. I hope you love SALT TO THE SEA and all your other picks.

    Happy TTT!

  5. I loved Daisy Jones. It was one of my favorite books of 2019. But yes, I have seen people who disliked it a great deal as well. I hope you enjoy it!

  6. What a great list! I loved Daisy Jones and am waiting for a copy of the audiobook because I've heard that's also fantastic.

  7. I am in the exact same boat when it comes to making TBR lists! I am rooting for you~ I've only read two books by TJR so far (not Daisy) but I've enjoyed her writing. Hope you enjoy it and happy reading!

  8. I really enjoyed Salt to the Sea and I hope you do as well!