Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Cleaning!

Like many of you, last year was a tough one for me. I pretty much lost everything and it’s taken a long time to come out from under it all. I’m still dealing with a lot and haven’t had much time for myself, but I’ve come to the realisation that I can’t keep going on like this. I need to make time for myself and for the things I enjoy.

I eased myself back into reading recently with what I call my “junk food” reads, crime and thriller books that don’t require too much from the reader. From there I tried a few middle grade and YA books and slowly but surely I found myself able to lose myself in stories again. While I’m still nowhere near at the level of reading I was prior to my world collapsing, I’m happy to be reading again.

So I’m back! And what better way to get back into reading and blogging than with everyone’s favourite book tag, Top Ten Tuesday?! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this week’s is a freebie relating to spring cleaning. Getting rid of books has never been easy for me, so while I may donate bags of clothes and household items to charity during spring cleaning jags, my bookshelves never get any lighter.

I went through my bookshelves recently and realized I had way too many books I still haven’t read. And of course I keep doing that thing where I just buy more books. That’s why I decided this week to start finally making a dent in my collection.

Here are the next ten books on my shelves that I hope to read. And then maybe that’ll make me feel better about the books I’ll end up inevitably buying one bookstores are open again…

  • The Wall by Alistair Moffat

  • Hyperion by Dan Simmons

  • His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman

  • Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

  • River God by Wilbur Smith

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

  • The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton

  • Every Dead Thing by John Connolly

  • The Railway Detective by Edward Marston

  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco


I was planning to add pictures and write a lot more, but I was just barely getting used to the new editor before I had to take a break from blogging. Trying to navigate it again tonight started making my head hurt so for now I’ll just post my list and hopefully by my next post I’ll remember how to zhuzh them up!

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Cleaning!”

  1. Oh, have fun with Harry Potter! Chamber’s not my favorite, but it does have one of my favorite lines. (“Because that’s what Hermione does,’ said Ron, shrugging. ‘When in doubt, go to the library”) I hope you are able to start getting back to feeling ‘yourself’ soon.

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    1. I only read the first one a couple of years ago and have been meaning to read more of the series, but never got around to it. My friend thrust books 2-5 at me last time I saw her, demanding I read them. So I figured I probably should read them before lockdown is over and I can give them back 😂


  2. Little tip… If you don’t want to use the new editor, then take an old post made with the old one and copy it, and then include the changes in the new post. To copy an old post, in your list of posts there are three little dots to the right of each one. Click on that and one of the options you’ll get is “copy post”! Voila! A new post that has the old editor you can fix up!


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