Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My 2021 Spring TBR

Happy Top Ten Tuesday everyone! Has anyone else noticed I’m kind of on a roll when it comes to blogging? I’m liking it! I think I’m going to sit down soon and come up with some new blog ideas for this spring and summer!

But first, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can find all past and future prompts on her blog! This week the prompt is: books on your spring 2021 TBR!spring TBR spring TBR

I don’t often add books to my TBR, to be honest. If I want to read something I usually try to read it immediately via the library, lol. But with that said, there are certainly some books I am excited to read this spring!

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The Shadow of the Gods Book Cover

The Shadow of the Gods

By John Gwynne

Technically I’m reading this now, and technically it’s not yet spring but… I’m adding it anyway. I requested this book via NetGalley and actually got it. I don’t know what I did to deserve this, but it must’ve been something good. So far I’m only a few chapters in, so I can’t say a lot about it yet, but those few pages have seen their fair share of blood and intestines. One of my goals this year was to read more adult SFF, and it doesn’t get more adultier than this, I think!

Chain of Iron Book Cover

Chain of Iron

By Cassandra Clare

Every time I see Chain of Iron I think back to 2020 when I read Chain of Gold and how that simultaneously feels like 5 weeks and 5 years ago. I’m currently waiting until I can order this, because I really want to read the physical copy. I’m also low key hoping to just get it in store, but we’ll see. I’ll have to call ahead to see if they even have it, otherwise I’ll be making a shopping appointment for nothing and that would make me feel bad lol.
The Crown of Gilded Bones Book Cover

The Crown of Gilded Bones

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

This one comes out in April, and you betcha I’m getting this as soon as it hits the shelves. It’s kinda funny because to be honest not a whole lot happened in A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire. Minus the big ending, of course. And yet, I’m obsessed. I saw FB&A for the first time on Bookstagram, and I’m glad I decided to pick it up.

A Vow so Bold and Deadly Book Cover

A Vow so Bold and Deadly

By Brigid Kemmerer

I really need to read this book soon. If I don’t it’ll get pushed back and back on my TBR until I remember nothing from A Heart so Fierce and Broken and my reading experience is ruined. Especially since I really loved AHSFAB. So, fellow book bloggers, hold me accountable and make sure I actually read this before July?
Nightblood Book Cover


By Elly Blake

Speaking of books I should’ve read 1309423 years ago. Just kidding. Really though, I should’ve read this book when I bought it back in 2018. I really don’t quite remember what happened in the book before this, Fireblood. And I can’t find a good summary either. Oh well, with a little bit of luck there’s some recap woven into the writing. I’ve never really seen anyone talk about this series, but I think it’s really fun! It’s pretty predictable YA, but that’s also what makes it enjoyable, in my opinion.

We Free the Stars Book Cover

We Free the Stars

By Hafsah Faizal

To be honest, I’m going to need a good summary for We Hunt the Flame before I dive into this one. We Free the Stars only just came out, but I read We Hunt the Flame all the way back in the summer of 2019. That’s already almost two years ago! Either way, I’m excited to read this but for some reason haven’t gotten to it yet up to now. So hopefully I’ll be able to read it this spring!
Iron Gold Book Cover

Iron Gold

By Pierce Brown

I’m now officially listing books I should’ve read a long time ago. I think I was just a little too happy with the ending of the original Red Rising trilogy, that I don’t want to read on. Can’t get my heart broken if I never continue the series! Okay, but really I am going to continue this series, I swear. Hopefully this spring? Again, please hold my accountable. Also book number 6 is coming out maybe this year? There’s not real info on that, but that’s the speculation.

Bloodwitch Book Cover


By Susan Dennard

Seriously considering rereading Truthwitch and Windwitch before reading this one. I read those two when this series was still in its infancy! I know nothing about these books anymore, nothing!! But I really want to read either this book or the whole series before Witchshadow comes out this June. I feel like I should be able to do that? That’s two and a half-ish month to go, I can do that!
Ruthless Gods Book Cover

Ruthless Godsd

By Emily A. Duncan

Wicked Saints was one of the first book I read when I came back to the Netherlands last August, and honestly I was pleasantly surprised. I love that it’s pretty dark, and I expect Ruthless Gods to be even darker. Anyway, I hope to read this one really soon, because Blessed Monsters comes out in less than a month. Realistically, I won’t be able to read it before then, but I do hope to read both Ruthless Gods and Blessed Monsters this spring/summer!

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars Book Cover

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

By Christopher Paolini

This one I bought on a whim a while ago, and I’m really excited to read it because I want to read more sci-fi. I also want to read it because it perfectly fits the “first contact” prompt in the SFF Badge Collection challenge I’m participating in! Though I’m going to save this big boy for when I’ve submitted my thesis, because I can’t combine doing uni work with reading big books for some strange reason…

And that’s it! Writing this post has made me excited to read all these books, so let’s hope I hang on to that feeling until I actually have time to read them. What are some books on your spring TBR?

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    • simonevanheijst
      March 16, 2021 / 7:01 pm

      Me too! It’s super duper big though, so I’m also a little intimidated

    • simonevanheijst
      March 16, 2021 / 8:44 pm

      I’m real excited to read it!

  1. March 16, 2021 / 5:30 pm

    AH YES to all of these. Though, I’m behind. I still need to read Chain of Gold. I just bought the first on from Armentrout. Though, I do need to read A Vow So Bold and Deadly! Super excited to finish that one! oh oh oh I also want to read Red Rising so bad! I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. Anyways, Happy reading!

    • simonevanheijst
      March 16, 2021 / 8:45 pm

      Haha our readings style is so similar!? I hope you enjoy all of these books, especially Red Rising because it’s probably one of my favs ever lol. Happy reading!!

    • simonevanheijst
      March 16, 2021 / 8:45 pm

      I’m glad you liked it! I really hope I get the chance to read Bloodwitch before Witchshadow comes out

  2. March 16, 2021 / 6:57 pm

    You have so many books on here that I’ve heard great things about, and I can personally attest to how awesome Iron Gold is! Enjoy!

    • simonevanheijst
      March 16, 2021 / 8:47 pm

      I know I’m gonna love Iron Gold but I’m also a little scared ?

      • March 17, 2021 / 12:04 am

        That whole series had me shook! I knew I’d struggle to do anything but read ?

    • simonevanheijst
      March 17, 2021 / 9:22 am

      Thank you!! I can’t wait either, but I have to wait until my next pay check comes in before I order ?

    • simonevanheijst
      March 17, 2021 / 9:23 am

      Thank you!! I’m sure I will ?

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