Top 10 Tuesday: (Audio)books on my Spring 2021 TBR

Welcome to Top 10 Tuesday! This is a weekly challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s challenge is about books on my spring 2021 TBR!

As dorky as it sounds, one of my favorite things to do when I’m bored is stare dreamily at my bookshelves and think about when I can read all of the books on my shelves. You’d think this time would be better spent actually reading said books (and you’d be right), but oh well! I just can’t help myself. That being said, I don’t set a specific TBR list for myself. Within each genre on my shelves, I have certain books that are a higher priority than others. But still, I keep that in mind when picking my next book to read, but in the end decide to read whatever I’m in the mood for. At first, I wasn’t sure how to approach this prompt because of this. I was thinking about just listing my “top priority” book for each genre, even though I definitely won’t get to all of those in spring (maybe not even in 2021).

However, then I remembered that I do follow a more structured TBR for my audiobooks! For the most part, I just go in the order in which I purchased them (with exceptions here and there). This year, I’ve been doing this, but while also following a set pattern to help me reach my reading goals for 2021. Basically, I go to the “bottom” of my library (I scroll down to the oldest, not-yet-downloaded book), start there and then work my way up in this order: fiction, nonfiction, classic, repeat. Therefore, I have a pretty predictable line-up for my spring 2021 audiobooks. I certainly won’t follow this exactly, especially with Spring Break coming up. I typically listen to audiobooks while I get ready for work and sometimes when I do chores, so over Spring Break I might choose some other, shorter audiobooks to focus on instead simply because I’ll have less time to listen to them. We shall see! But for now, here are my top 10 audiobooks on my spring 2021 TBR!

1. “A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future” by Sir David Attenborough

A Life on Our Planet: 9781529108286: Books

Genre: Autobiography

I’m so excited for this one! I know the narration will be fantastic, and I’m excited to learn more about this topic. And afterward, I’m excited to watch the accompanying documentary on Netflix!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

2. “Persuasion” by Jane Austen

Persuasion by Jane Austen: 9780307386854 | Books

Genre: Classic

To be honest, I don’t really know anything about this one, and I’ve never read anything by Jane Austen before! It’s pretty short though, so it won’t be too much of a commitment if it ends up not being my thing. I’ve really been enjoying getting to read more classics lately though!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

3. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini And the Mountains Echoed (9781594632389): Hosseini, Khaled:  Books

Genre: Historical Fiction

I’ve read both A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner, and they were both phenomenal. I absolutely cannot wait to read this one as well. It’s also at least partially narrated by the author! He narrated the Kite Runner and did a fantastic job, so I’m really excited to listen to this one too.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

4. “Our Harlem” by Marcus Samuelsson

Our Harlem by Marcus Samuelsson | Audiobook |

Genre: Nonfiction

I downloaded this while I was reading The Rise (a cookbook) by Marcus Samuelsson. I just find him to be so talented and interesting, and I’m really excited to check out this short audiobook!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

5. “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility: Austen, Jane: 9781503292734: Books

Genre: Classic

I’m just now realizing I have two Jane Austen novels back-to-back in terms of my upcoming classics, so hopefully I end up being a Jane Austen fan! If I don’t end up being a huge fan of Persuasion, I could always choose a different classic novel for this slot and come back to Sense and Sensibility later after having a longer break from the first novel of hers that I listened to. We’ll see what happens!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

6. “If I Never Met You” by Mhairi McFarlane

If I Never Met You: A Novel: McFarlane, Mhairi: 9780062958501:  Books

Genre: Romance

This one sounds really cute! I don’t read romance very often, but sometimes I just need something light and fun to mix things up!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

7. “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet” by Adrian Miller

The President's Kitchen Cabinet by Adrian Miller | Audiobook |

Genre: Nonfiction

I discovered this one while reading The Rise by Marcus Samuelsson. I looked it up online, and was thrilled to discover that it was actually included with my Audible membership at no additional cost! I was so fascinated by the culinary history that I learned while reading The Rise, and I can’t wait to learn more through this audiobook!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

8. “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky: 9780553211757 | Books

Genre: Classic

To be completely honest, I’m really intimidated by this one. It’s about 20 hours long, so it’s a big commitment and I’m not sure if I’ll connect with it or be able to follow it. We’ll see if I’m brave enough to attempt it when the time comes, or if I’ll maybe choose a shorter classic to try first instead? I definitely want to attempt this one though, so hopefully I’ll have the courage to dive in when this one comes up on my list!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

9. “Nerve” by Jeanne Ryan

Nerve | Book by Jeanne Ryan | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster UK

Genre: YA Fiction

This one came on my radar after seeing a bunch of movie trailers for it. It seemed like an interesting premise! I never actually ended up seeing the movie, but this one ended up being included with my Audible membership so I decided to go for it! I typically enjoy YA fiction, so I’m looking forward to this one.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

10. “My Soul Looks Back” by Jessica B. Harris

My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir: Harris, Jessica B.: 9781501125928: Books

Genre: Memoir

This is another one I discovered through reading Marcus Samuelsson’s The Rise, and it was also included with my Audible membership! I’ve discovered that I really enjoy reading memoirs, so I’m really excited to check out this one by a prominent figure in the culinary world. I’m sure I’ll learn a lot!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

Have you read any of these books? What would your top ten be?

Let me know in the comments!

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