My Spring 2021 To-Be-Read List
As we come into Springtime – finally! – I thought I would share the top reads on my to-be-read list. Otherwise, known as my Spring TBR.
I was sent a proof of Ahead of Her Time by the team at Watkins publishing. This is a memoir about Judy Piatkus who began the publishing imprint Piatkus books from her kitchen table, as a single mother of a child with learning disabilities. I adore books about the publishing industry, particularly memoirs about the strong women within the industry and I can’t wait to dive into it this Spring.
Later in March, I’m holding a #MarketYourMarketing workshop on managing burnout in publishing. As such, I thought this would be the perfect time to read Can’t Even by Anne Helen Petersen. This book came to fruition after Anne wrote an article for Buzzfeed about the millennial generation and burnout.
I’ve been a fan of Lucy Vine since her first novel Hot Mess was published in 2016. This is her fourth book and it sounds right up my street. Two friends, one mistake. Friendships are an untapped portion of the book market, in my opinion, particularly friendships between women in their 20s and 30s. I cannot wait to see how Lucy Vine takes on this subject with her signature humour.
Since I’m still very much in a Classics high, when it comes to my reading right now, I have to include my classic of choice. I’ve got the audiobook of Bleak House and I’m listening to this tome whenever I can. I adore the BBC adaptation of this complicated read and so far the book hasn’t disappointed me. It’s going to take a while to finish though. The audiobook is over 30 hours long!
And finally, I really can’t wait to read Careless by Kirsty Capes. Kirsty is a fellow HarperCollins co-worker and absolutely lovely, and this is her debut novel about a young woman in care who discovers she is pregnant. I’ve got a digital copy on my kindle just calling my name and it’s definitely next up on my list.
What is on your Spring to-be-read list? Let me know in the comments below, I love a good book recommendation.