Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Spring 2023 To-Read List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For the rules see her blog.

The topic this week is The topic this week is Books on My Spring 2023 To-Read List. These are all from my TBR lists. But this does not mean that I will actually read all these books or even some of them this Spring, as I’ve said before, I am a mood read and when the time comes to choose the next book to read it could be a newly published book that takes my fancy or another book from my TBRs.

I would like to read at least one of them though!

  1. The Hunt for Mount Everest by Craig Storti – the story of how Everest was identified, and named, leading up to June 1921, when two English climbers, George Mallory and Guy Bullock, became the first westerners to set foot on Mount Everest.
  2. Loch Down Abbey by Beth Cowan-Erskine – who killed Lord Inverkillen? Lockdown meets Downton Abbey in this playful, humorous mystery set in 1930s Scotland. 
  3. This Nowhere Place by Natasha Bell – a murder mystery set in Dover in 2016, when best friends Cali and Jude meet Mo, a young girl who has recently come to Britain from Syria. 
  4. The Agincourt Bride by Joanna Hickson – historical fiction about the queen, Catherine de Valois who married Henry V in 1420, as told through the eyes of her loyal nursemaid. 
  5. The Locked Room by Elly Griffiths, the 14th Dr Ruth Galloway mystery – forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway and DCI Harry Nelson are on the hunt for a murderer when Covid rears its ugly head. But can they find the killer despite lockdown?
  6. Grimm Up North: A Yorkshire Murder Mystery by David J. Gatward – the first book in the DCI Harry Grimm crime thriller series, set in the Yorkshire Dales. A young woman vanishes without a trace. Can an ex-soldier-turned-copper keep a mystery from becoming a tragedy?
  7. Asking for the Moon by Reginald Hill, a collection of Dalziel and Pascoe short stories. Four stories about their partnership from curtain-up to last act; from the mean streets of Mid-Yorkshire to the mountains of the moon.
  8. The Rising Tide by Ann Cleeves, the 10th book in the Vera Stanhope series. Fifty years ago, a group of teenagers spent a weekend on Holy Island, forging a bond that has lasted a lifetime. Now, they still return every five years to celebrate their friendship, and remember the friend they lost to the rising waters of the causeway at the first reunion.
  9. Give Unto Others a Commissario Brunetti Mystery Book 31) by Donna Leon – Brunetti is forced to confront the price of loyalty, to his past and in his work, as a seemingly innocent request leads him into troubling waters.
  10. The Crooked Shore by Martin Edwards – Lake District Cold-Case Mysteries Book 8. Hannah Scarlett is investigating the disappearance of a young woman from Bowness more than twenty years ago.

I haven’t listed them in any order of preference. Would you recommend any of them and which one would you read first?

11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Spring 2023 To-Read List

  1. I really like Martin Edwards’ Hannah Scarlett stories, Margaret, so it’s nice to see The Crooked Shore here. And Elly Griffiths writes so well, doesn’t she? I see you’ve got a Dalziel and Pascoe collection, too; I really ought to read more of his short stories than I have. At any rate, I hope you enjoy them all!


  2. The Ann Cleeves book is on my spring TBR as well. And I recently read the first instalment in the Donna Leon series, which I found surprisingly good. I would be happy to read more from her.


  3. This is a killer list of books you have! (No pun intended – lol). I am currently on a thriller kick so I am looking forward to your feedback about some of these awesome mysteries. March has been a slow reading month for me but I did manage to read a fantastic book by Wendy Koenig, “On the Sly” (A Sylvia Wilson Mystery). I always enjoy reading about a kick-ass woman who has to take matters in her own hands. Sylvia, a bar owner, finds a dead body in her bar and turn out, it’s an ex-police officer. With little evidence other than she is the only person who has the alarm code to get in and out of the bar and there was no forceful break-in the cops keep coming back to her as being a possible suspect. Sylvia has to find out who the killer is to clear her name and not only that, but the killer also reaches out to her directly and threatens those who are close to her. It’s an exciting whodunnit and it has some really witty and funny moments too. Sylvia is a super likable character, and you find yourself rooting for her throughout. I know you’re busy busy but perhaps this book could be added to your summer TBR? Here is her website (just in case) –

    Happy reading! 


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