Top Ten Tuesday: TTT Rewind: Books On My Spring 2019 TBR Updated


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.

This week’s topic is TTT Rewind (Pick a previous topic that you missed or would like to re-do/update) So, I’m updating my post Books On My Spring 2019 TBR, first posted on 19th March 2019.

I read three of them!

Broken Ground by Val McDermid, On the Beach by Nevil Shute, which I read only this year and have yet to write a review, and The Island by Ragnar Jónasson.

This leaves me with seven left to read:

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote – Capote reconstructs the crime and the investigation into the murders of the four members of the Clutter family on November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas.

How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn – a story of life in a mining community in rural South Wales as Huw Morgan is preparing to leave the valley where he had grown up. He tells of life before the First World War.

Iris and Ruby by Rosie Thomas – the story of a teenage girl, Ruby, who runs away from home to live with her grandmother, Iris in Cairo.

Here Be Dragons by Sharon Penman – set in 13th century Wales this is the story of Llewelyn, the Prince of North Wales, and his rise to power and fame and his love for Joanna, the illegitimate daughter of King John. 

A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty – crime reporter Harper McClain unravels a tangled story of obsession and jealousy after a beautiful law student is shot in Savannah, Georgia.

A Snapshot of Murder by Frances Brody – set in Yorkshire in 1928, when  amateur detective, Kate Shackleton investigates a crime in Brontë country.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – on the day of Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary, Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true.

26 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: TTT Rewind: Books On My Spring 2019 TBR Updated

  1. Here Be Dragons was amazing, but it is a big book! I have had Rosie Thomas on my TBR for years but never quite got around to reading her yet! Hope you get to read these soon!

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    1. I loved The Sunne in Splendour so I really want to read Here Be Dragons. It’s the length of it that’s put me off reading it before now.


  2. I like the idea of going back to TBR lists and seeing which books you still want to read, Margaret. It’s an interesting way to see reading patterns change. I wonder what you’ll think of In Cold Blood. It’s an interesting example of what I call ‘untrue crime’ – a fictional account of a real crime.

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    1. I’m looking forward to reading In Cold Blood. I heard about it when I read Casey Cep’s book, Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee – the crimes of Willie Maxwell. In it she wrote about Harper Lee’s friendship with Truman Capote and her part in writing his book, In Cold Blood.

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  3. Ha, I’m glad I’m not the only one who makes reading lists and then doesn’t quite get around to reading them all! The only one of your still to be read books that I’ve read is In Cold Blood and I enjoyed it a lot, although I had one or two reservations around the accuracy of it.

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  4. The thing is that I enjoy making lists but am terrible at getting round to reading the books. It’s almost as though the mere fact that l’ve listed a book puts up a barrier to me actually reading it. I often have to leave it a while to get over that barrier. 🙂


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