My Spring 2021 Stack

Let's celebrate the fact that I crossed off 24 of the 25 books on My Winter TBR. Of those 24, I DNFed 3 books and read the rest. It was one of my more successful seasonal TBRs! It had the perfect blend of genres, backlist and new releases, and many were available on audio from my library (which helped motivate me to start a few titles I'd procrastinated). For today's Top Ten Tuesday topic, I'm excited to share the 20 titles that made my Spring TBR:


1. The Best Cook in the World by Rick Bragg – I loved Bragg's short story collection from my winter TBR. The food section was my favorite, so I'm particularly excited for this Southern food memoir. My mouth is watering!

2. The Power of Writing It Down by Allyson Fallon – One of the hobbies I want to cultivate this year is journaling. While there's no right or wrong way to do it, I'm interested in this non-fiction book about the power of writing.

3. That Sounds Fun by Annie F. Downs – Although I don't listen to Annie's podcast, I loved this adorable cover when I spotted it in Target. We could all use a little more fun in our lives, and I'm looking forward to Annie's advice.


4. Admission by Julie Buxbaum – I've been a fan of Buxbaum's writing since her adult fiction debut years ago, and I can't believe I still haven't read her most recent YA release (especially since it's inspired by current events). 

5. Lore by Alexandra Bracken – If you put Greek mythology in a book's summary, chances are good I will want to read it. I have books like Lovely War and Circe to thank for this obsession! I'm hoping this one won't let me down.

6. Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev – While I'm keeping my expectations low for this Pride and Prejudice retelling, regular blog readers won't be surprised that I'm going to give it a try. And there's food!

7. A Rogue of One's Own by Evie Dunmore – I just recently read and enjoyed Bringing Down the Duke, and Kelly thinks I might love this sequel even more. I can't wait to see if she's right! These covers are the best.

8. A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler – For whatever reason, I love this cover. I don't know much about the Vanderbilts but have been interested in them ever since visiting Biltmore Estates a few years ago. 

9. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune – This doesn't sound like my typical read, but the hype has made me want to read it. I noticed my sister had a copy on her shelves, and I just had to borrow it (with permission).

10. Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason – After seeing Annie B. Jones' rave review, I treated myself to a copy of this debut from an Australian author (an automatic selling point for me). I can't wait to give it a try. 

11. The Girl in White Gloves by Kerri Maher – In high school, I was obsessed with the Golden Age of Hollywood. Since Grace Kelly was always of particular interest, I couldn't resist this fictional book about her.

12. Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley – I heard about this on the From the Front Porch podcast, and it just sounded so adorable. As an equestrian lover, I'm very intrigued by the idea of a book narrated by a horse.

13. Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz – Growing up, I hated that Jo and Laurie didn't end up together in Little Women so I will totally read this retelling that imagines another ending for the beloved classic.


14. Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly (March 30) – There doesn't seem to be a lot of historical fiction set during the Civil War (compared to the World Wars, for example), which is how this ended up on my radar.

15. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (May 11) – After loving Beach Read, I'm looking forward to another contemporary romance from Henry. And I'm pretty sure it's friends-to-lovers, which sounds excellent.

16. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (June 1) – A new historical fiction release from Reid? Sign me up! This looks like the perfect book to read to usher in summer, and I know it will be something I can't put down.


17. Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle (April 6) – Hogle's You Deserve Each Other took me by surprise last year and quickly became one of my favorite contemporary romances of 2020. I'm looking forward to more from her!

18. Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson (April 6) – Jackson's first thriller, Never Have I Ever, was a win for me, so I'm glad she's returning to the genre with this release. I'll probably listen on audio since I love Jackson's narration.

19. Life's Too Short by Abby Jimenez (April 6) – Jimenez made me fall in love with The Friend Zone and then raised the stakes with The Happy Ever After Playlist. Can she do it again? I certainly hope so!

20. Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane (May 4) – This is my most-anticipated spring release! I adore Mhairi McFarlane, and she's at the top of my auto-buy list. I can't wait to fall in love with another one of her stories.

What are you hoping to read this spring?


  1. Great list! The Girl in White Gloves is one I've had on my TBR for awhile.

  2. I discovered Mhairi McFarlane through you and I'm excited for Just Last Night to arrive early next month. I've now read (and own) all her previous titles - You Had Me At Hello is my favourite, with Here's Looking At You a close second. :)

  3. Lore has been on tons of lists this week!

    My post:

  4. I hope you enjoy Mother May I. I love that author, but have not read her thrillers yet.

  5. Great List! I love how your post is organized. Here is my post-

  6. Lore is on my list too! I read The House in the Cerulean Sea and didn't like it >.< I'm in the minority there, so I hope you enjoy it more than I did. Happy reading!

    Here's my TTT:

  7. Lore was on my list this week too, it's one of my current reads.
    My TTT:


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