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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring (Autumn here) 2018 TBR

I discovered this fun blog via Death By Tsundoku Top Ten Tuesday is a meme originated by The Broke and the Bookish now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week the theme is:

This week the theme is: Books On My Spring (Autumn here in NZ) 2018 TBR

I have such a stack! It literally is the spare bedroom which also resembles a used book store.  These are the ones that I can’t wait to climb into.  Everything is on my Goodreads ‘Want to read’ list because I like to keep track of these things 😀

1:  The Wee Free Men (Discworld #30)  by Terry Pratchett

The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30; Tiffany Aching, #1)
 Yes I have read this before BUT its one of my favourites and I have just bought all 5 in the series so yes,  this is going to be a marathon read 😀  These little blue fella’s are not only rude but they are also hilarious 😀

2:  We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

I loved The Haunting movie and this book keeps coming up in various things that see.  When I found it in the classic section of the local book store recently I just had to bring it home with me.

3:  The Woman in Black (The Woman in Black #1)  by Susan Hill

The Woman in Black

Again I loved the movie but in this case I didn’t realise that it was a book.  One of the prompts for the Popsugar reading challenge is for a book that was made into a movie so this was an easy select.

4:  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones
Another book that’s been on my list since I saw the movie and, again, I can use it for a Popsugar prompt.  Such a beautiful yet sad movie, I can’t wait to read this.

5: Ready Player One (Ready Player One #1)  by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
This one’s had a lot of hype so when I found it in a second-hand book shop I picked it up.  I’m going through a wee phase where I’m into dystopian societies so it appealed.  Didn’t realise that it was made into a movie until last night when I stumbled across an Ad for it.  Hmmmm might be tonight’s new start.

6:  River God (Ancient Egypt #1)  by Wilbur Smith

River God (Ancient Egypt, #1)
This keeps getting recommended and I keep meaning to read it but I have never quite got there.  This year will be its time.

7:  Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King (Goodreads Author), Owen King (Goodreads Author)

 Sleeping Beauties
When I saw this one in a sale I just had to have it.  Love a good Stephen King read fest 😀

8:  The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The Princess Bride
I’ve had this one in my ‘to read’ pile for too long.  A lot of my reading for this year could be quite hard going or long so this one will be a nice, short change of pace.

9:  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
I’ve wanted to read this for such a long time and I recently picked it up in the classics section of the local book shop.  It’s a definite for this years read list.

10:  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Goodreads Author)

The Hate U Give
 This one will be my exception to the rule for this year.  After reading several really amazing reviews I am itching to read this one but I don’t have it at this time.  I will borrow it from the library or grab it via book depository if I have to but I will be reading this one this year.
Well that’s my must read list for the next couple of months.  Good thing its coming into winter here.  I can cosy up on the couch in front of the fire or soak in the tub and get on with my epic journey’s 🙂
Ka Kete Ano


Cross Stitcher, knitter, home cook, HVAC specialist, avid movie and TV watcher, reader and mum. I work full time and I'm not very good at sitting still so I love to try all sorts of crafting things from scrap-booking to ceramic work, but mostly I stitch. Heaven & Earth designs would be my favourite. I have had some major health scares in the past few years that I would not of expected to experience for at least another 20 odd years (born in 1971 so am currently only 45). Due to this I have a bucket list and its full of things right from books I must read to adventures I must achieve before I croak. I am always at the gym making myself stronger and healthier to fight my challenges and achieve my goals. Before the challenges I thought there would always be enough time and was just drifting along. You know how it is. Work, chores, kids, sleep, get up tomorrow and start again. I didn't really have any clear goals. I knew I wanted to travel but that was pretty much it. I was gaining weight steadily and didn't do anything much outside of the house and work. Since the challenges I have managed to get almost front row for both the Eagles and Elton John (expensive but you can't take it with you right), have had a day tour Kayaking around a lake and hiked the Tongariro Crossing. None of these would I even have considered 3 years ago. This is only the beginning :D Life is a gift and its what you make of it. You want it then you best be prepared to go get it :D

2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring (Autumn here) 2018 TBR

    1. Me too 🙂 I accidently leant my Ready Player One to my son in law last night so it won’t be my next read now but thats ok 🙂 I love book sharing 🙂


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