Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Reading

toptentuesdayToday’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is all about our Spring To-Be-Read pile! This was a nice post, because it made me think about all that I want and need to read within the next few months (and by need I’m referring to books I’m currently borrowing from the library). I hope some of my TBR books spark your interest as well!


  • Divergent by Veronica Roth: I received this from my sister as a Christmas present and I still haven’t gotten around to reading it yet! I don’t know what I’m waiting for, honestly!
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass: (Clearly I’ve grouped this first section of books as young adult dystopian sci-fi, aka one of my favorite genres) This is one I will be reading within the next week, as it is due back to the library very soon!
  • Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry: Another book I will be reading within the week, I recently discovered that Lois Lowry wrote a couple of companion novels/sequels to The Giver. So I have no doubt I’ll love this read.


  • The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks: I didn’t have time to finish reading this library checkout before coming back to France after Christmas, so I bought it on my Kindle, where it is still sitting unfinished.
  • Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham: Yet another book I currently have checked out! Seriously, I have a problem. I’ve heard many good things about this book and it was on my holds list for months–excited to start it soon!
  • Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik: A modern Pride and Prejudice adaptation that I’ve been wanting to read since participating in Austen in August last summer. Lately I’ve been on a Lizzie Bennet Diaries craze, so this should fit in perfectly :)
  • The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom: I love Mitch Albom’s novels. They’re always so thought-provoking and typically uplifting, although I usually cry during some point.


  • Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie: Ahh, I feel like Peter Pan and Springtime just go hand in hand. They both represent youth and nature and everything I love to reflect on.
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: This is a classic that has been on my TBR list for years. I feel ashamed to admit that I’ve never read it, despite the fact that I love the film!
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen: The first Austen novel that I ever read. Tonight I watched the most recent BBC adaptation and my love for Marianne and Colonel Brandon just makes me want to read the book all over again! Jane Austen is perfect for spring…and summer…and definitely autumn. Who am I kidding? It’s the perfect reading for any season :)


What novels are on your To-Be-Read list this spring? Do we have any books in common?

3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Reading

  1. I’m going to have to add some of the books on your list to my to-be-read list! I’m trying to get Justin to hurry up and finish reading Divergent since the movie comes out this weekend and we’re going to see it with some friends. Of the two of us, I am the big reader (especially YA reader), and of our married-couple-friends who are going to see the movie with us, the husband is the big reader (especially YA fiction) and the wife prefers to just watch the movie. It’s funny how that works!

    Not to add to your list, but if you like Austen-based fiction, I would have to recommend *Mr. Darcy’s Daughters* by Elizabeth Aston. It’s a novel based on the five daughters of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth (who, of course, bear a striking resemblance to the original Bennett girls), but it’s a fun read, nonetheless. My favorite daughter would have to be Alethea, who probably most closely resembles Lydia from the original book, but I really appreciate her wild streak. She has her own spin-off novel (*The Exploits and Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy*) which I enjoyed more than *Mr. Darcy’s Daughters*! If that’s too much to commit to, I also saw a fun Austen-esque movie recently called *Austenland* starring Keri Russell. It’s set in modern-day times, but it’s based on a theme park/luxury resort that is supposed to complete immerse its guests in the “Austen experience.” Keri, being an Austen-uber-fan, spends just about her entire life savings to go on the trip once she finds out about it. It’s super cheesy, but I liked it anyways. :-)

    On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 6:52 PM, An American in France wrote:

    > Maggie @ An American in France posted: “Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic > is all about our Spring To-Be-Read pile! This was a nice post, because it > made me think about all that I want and need to read within the next few > months (and by need I’m referring to books I’m currently borrowing from the > li”

    • Thank you for the recommendations! I’m reading Someday, Someday maybe right now because if your blog post on it last year, so I will definitely check out Mr. Darcy’s Daughters. I used to not like Lydia at all, but then I discovered The Lizzie Bennet Diaries YouTube series and they really redeem her character and her relationship with Lizzie so now I’ve come to like her more. I look forward to reading those books :) I actually read Austenland over Christmas break! It was cheesy, but not as much as the movie was (but I liked the movie. I’ve been a Keri Russell fan since her Felicity days and I like J.J. field and Ben McKenzie as well). And last month I read the spin-off Midnight in Austenland, which I think I liked more. It’s a combination of Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey.

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