Sunday, April 19, 2015

Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR List

I first discovered this link-up via Rissi's blog and then later through Abbi's, and since I always find theirs jolly good fun to read, I thought it would be even jollier to join in. Thus I present it to you... my first Top Ten Tuesday!!!

The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
I have read this some half-dozen times before; however, being such a fresh flowery sort of story with new takes on life and all that sort of thing, it's simply perfect for this season.

Shirley by Charlotte Bronté
One of the first classics that really became my “own.” I am all tingly at the thought of visiting with it again soon.

The Light of the Western Stars by Zane Grey
I have read this book many times in e-format, but this is the first time that I will be reading it with an actual cover between my hands!

The Lost Baron by Allen French
I feel as if, somewhere in the distant mists of the past, I have read this before; however, this reading is not for mere pleasure, but for the higher purpose of my History Education.

Dancing Princess by Jean Bothwell
Exotic India, princesses, cute baby monkeys, physically injured and determined heroes... I love this story so much!

Summer Moonshine by P. G. Wodehouse
Because I can never banish Wodehouse from my side...

The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace
I know little about this story, hence I am not even sure I will end up reading it and I certainly cannot recommend it yet, but the cover is so lovely and the story and setting are so unique that I just had to look into it.

In Freedom's Cause By G.A. Henty 
This book is also for my history studies.

Colt of Destiny by Alida Malkus 
This book is set in Spanish Colonial California and I am super looking forward to reading it because a) Arwen has been in total ecstasies over it lately and b) it's Spanish and Mexican and c) there are horses and Indians and heroes dashing around and... yes, that’s all it needs. :)

Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis with Beth Clark
Katie Davis's story is incredibly inspiring and I feel it is time for me to connect with it again, so here it 'tis.

What are the books that simply shout “Spring has come” to you?


  1. I love 'Blue Castle' and 'Kisses from Katie'! I may have to give them a re-read soon too:)

    1. Ella,
      It's so wonderful that you love those two books as well! :)

  2. Still need to read The Blue Castle and I'm curious about "Storyspinner." :)


    1. Rissi,
      By all means you need to read The Blue Castle. :) And The Storyspinner does indeed look fascinating -- I can hardly wait to get it from the library!

  3. The Storyspinner, yes! I've only heard good things about this one and need to get on it, as well.

    My TTT:

    1. SMM Frost,
      Thanks for stopping by! When I read that The Storyspinner was a fairytale set in Spain/Portugal, I knew I simply had to check it out! :)

  4. A lovely "Spring has come" book to me is Sense and Sensibility by the great Jane Austen. I've not read it, but plan to sometime this year. :) Your list is lovely too!

    1. Sarah,
      Thank you. :) S&S is such a beautiful and refreshing story!

  5. These seem wonderful! I've only heard of a few, so I will definitely be adding some to my list! :)

    1. Natalie,
      I'm glad! And oh....that wonderful "To-Read" list! :)

    2. Yes! And oh my.....your new header is SO beautiful!!! I love it!


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