Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Spring 2022 TBR


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Spring is an uncertain time of year here in Ontario as I’m sure it is in many other places, too.

The wildly shifting weather usually starts in late February or early March. That is to say, one day might be relatively warm and sunny for that time of year, but the next one could coat our corner of the world in another thick layer of snow and ice.

Once the weather warms up enough in May that we probably won’t see snow again, thunderstorms are still a risk. They can be violent, heavy, and not always easy for our meteorologists to predict in advance.

That is to say, always pack an umbrella and don’t trust those bright blue skies too much at this time of the year!

How does this affect my reading habits, you might be wondering? Well, it is not a good idea to plan any outdoor activities more than a few hours in advance in the spring here. You might have a beautifully mild day that beckons everyone outside to enjoy it, or you might have a sudden storm that makes reading indoors a much safer and more appealing option.

I’m glad to have so many books to look forward to this spring. Along with seeing what the Toronto Public Library has available in their New Books section, the weather will also affect how quickly I read these books.

I’d love to hear about what spring is like in your part of the world and how it affects your reading habits when you comment!

Lakelore has already been published, so that’s why I didn’t include a publication date for it.

Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore Book cover. Image on the cover shows drawing of two teens standing in a lake with leaves on their heads.

1. Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

Why I’m Looking Forward to It: I love stories about magical worlds in lakes or other bodies of water.
The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi Book cover. Image on cover shows the title and author of the book written on a blood-covered tag that’ surrounded by green leaves.

2.The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

Publication Date: Today!
Why I’m Looking Forward to It: Mr. Scalzi is on my must-read list of authors. I can’t wait to see what he does with the concept of massive endangered animals from other planets who need human assistance to thrive.
The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller Book cover. Image on cover shows a the bones of a human hand that are surrounded by flowers.

3. The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller

Publication Date: March 22
Why I’m Looking Forward to It: While I’m not 100% sure I’m ready to dive into the non-paranormal horror genre again, this sure does look like a unique and creative story.
The Trayvon Generation by Elizabeth Alexander Book cover. Image on cover shows a photo of a black child staring into the camera with a neutral expression on his face.

4. The Trayvon Generation by Elizabeth Alexander

Publication Date: April 5
Why I’m Looking Forward to It: This collection of essays grabbed my attention immediately. I look forward to reading it and quietly absorbing the thoughts of the people who wrote them.
City of Refugees: The Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life Into a Dying American Town by Susan Hartman Book cover. image on cover is a drawing of buildings in a town.

5. City of Refugees: The Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life Into a Dying American Town by Susan Hartman

Publication Date: May 10
Why I’m Looking Forward to It: The premise sounds amazing. I’ve seen how refugees enriched life for everyone in Canada and am excited to see how similar patterns have played out in the United States.
 Buried: An Alternative History of the First Millennium in Britain by Alice Roberts Book cover. Image on cover shows a photo of a real human skull.

6.  Buried: An Alternative History of the First Millennium in Britain by Alice Roberts

Publication Date: May 26
Why I’m Looking Forward to It: I think you all know how much I love reading about history, so this book was an automatic yes for me.

70 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Spring 2022 TBR

  1. I might add Buried onto my audiobook list, I thought Tamed was fascinating and I do trot out facts from it now and then! I’m definitely intrigued by The Kaiju Preservation Society.

  2. The Bone Orchard looks really interesting. I’ve added it to my TBR. Thanks for putting it on my radar. I hope you enjoy all of these books once you get to them. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. City of Refugees and Buried both sound fascinating. I don’t read as much nonfiction as I used to. I need to get back into it.

  4. Hopefully even with the unpredictable changes in weather, you enjoy and get plenty of fun reading time, Lydia! Also… hope you enjoy all you plan to read! 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland. Appreciate this.

  5. Weather in Southern California has few surprises! Fairly mild year round. In spring though we can experience a great deal of “May Gray” and June Gloom” where our mornings are overcast and cool and the afternoons sunny and warm.

    You have a lovely list! Happy spring reading!

  6. The Trayvon Generation sure looks interesting. I’ll be interested in your thoughts on that book. They all look great, I hope you enjoy them!

  7. Love your list. Since I am not a horror fan, I will most likely skip The Bone Orchard, but both Kaiju Preservation Society and City of Refugees intrigue and interest me.
    Thanks for visiting Lydia (as always!)

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