Books on My Spring 2021 TBR

Hi, folks!

Spring is in full swing, but there is still time for a reading list for the season.

First, a reckoning: did I finish my last seasonal list? Well, no – but I managed read 8 books out of the 10 I chose. Here are the books I read from my Winter 2020/2021 TBR (click on the links to read my thoughts):

    1. A Change of Time, by Ida Jessen (2019, tr. Martin Aitken. Original: En ny tid, 2015)
    2. O, The Brave Music by Dorothy Evelyn Smith (1943)
    3. Zero by Gine Cornelia Pedersen (2018, tr. Rosie Hedger. Original: Null, 2013)
    4. Childhood, by Tove Ditlevsen (2019, tr. Tiina Nunnally. Original: Barndom, 1967)
    5. Strange Beasts of China, by Yan Ge (2020, tr. Jeremy Tiang, novel. Original: 异兽志, 2006)
    6. The Book of Anna, by Carmen Boullosa (2020, tr. Samantha Schnee. Original: El libro de Ana, 2016)
    7. A Double Life, by Karolina Pavlova (1978/ 2019, tr. Barbara Heldt. Original: Двойная жизнь, 1848)
    8. The Skin Chairs, by Barbara Comyns (1962)

For Spring, I have the following books lined up (some of these will be rereads for me, but I am craving old favourites this season):

Spring TBR:

  1. Pin a Rose On Me, by Josephine Blumenfeld (1958)
  2. The Victorian Chaise-Longue, by Marghanita Larski (1953)
  3. Trio, by Dorothy Baker (1943)
  4. The Life and Death of Harriett Frean, by May Sinclair (1922)
  5. Appius and Virginia, by G. E. Trevelyan (1932)
  6. Three Rival Sisters, by Marie-Louise Gagneur (2020, tr. Anna Aitken and Polly Mackintosh. Original: Trois soeurs rivals, 1861)
  7. Hangsaman, by Shirley Jackson (1951)
  8. Pastors and Masters, by Ivy Compton-Burnett (1925)
  9. Faces in the Water, by Janet Frame (1961)
  10. The Finishing Touch, by Brigid Brophy (1963)

Additional reads

As you know, I will be participating in Springathon, and I made a separate list for the nonfiction books I will try to read for the event. I will also be reading whatever book comes my way as my Booktube Spin! And I am reading The Old English Baron, by Clara Reeve (1777), as my Classics Spin #26 (May 31st). Finally, I will take part in the Daphne du Maurier Reading Week, hosted by Ali (May, 10th-16th), but I am still to choose which book I will read for this event.

That’s all for now, folks! Have you read any of the books I chose for Spring? Which books do you have on your TBR this season?

Yours truly,


Reading, by Margaret Green
Reading, by Margaret Green


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6 thoughts on “Books on My Spring 2021 TBR

  1. Interested to hear your thoughts on Trio. I loved Dorothy Baker’s Cassandra at the Wedding and Young Man with a Horn, but I’ve heard mixed reports about Trio. So your perspective would be very valuable!

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  2. I haven’t read Faces in the Water, but having read Wrestling With the Angel, Michael King’s biography of Janet Frame, this is a book I’m interested in reading. I have read the book of short stories that rescued her from the procedure though. Literature saves lives, literally in her case.

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    1. Her story is fascinating, isn’t it? I only read her Autobiography, but now I am curious about Wrestling With the Angel. I will look and see whether my library has a copy. I love The Lagoon, and I am curious about Faces in the Water.


  3. I’ve read the May Sinclair but I think back when I was at university in the early 1990s! Have fun with your reading list! My May reading commitments are a bit alarming at the moment …

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