Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Cleaning

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!  Spring is just around the corner, and this week’s topic is Spring Cleaning Freebie.  I decided to do my list in two parts.  The first part are books I’d like to clean off my tbr by reading them.  The second part are books I no longer want to keep and want to clean off my shelves by giving them away.  Let’s get to the list!


Books to Clean Off My TBR by Reading them

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows-I absolutely loved My Lady Jane, but I have yet to read this book!

My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)

Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy-I love classics and this one has been sitting on my shelves for too long.  I need to make time to read it.

Under the Greenwood Tree

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith-Another classic I desperately need to read.

I Capture the Castle

Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson #10) by Patricia Briggs-This is one of my favorite series, but I’ve fallen behind and need to get caught back up.

Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10)

Death of Kings (The Last Kingdom #6) by Bernard Cornwell-Another favorite series I need to continue reading.

Death of Kings (The Saxon Stories, #6)
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The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle #2) by Ursula K LeGuin-I really enjoyed A Wizard of Earthsea and read it several times, but I’ve never continued on in the series!

The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle, #2)


Books I No Longer Want to Keep

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalco-I enjoyed this book, but it isn’t a favorite. (more on that below)  I’m thinking of donating it to my local bookstore.

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco-As I mentioned above, I enjoyed the first book in the series.  I bought the second book and started reading it, but really had a hard time getting into it and ended up putting it aside.  I haven’t really felt the need to pick it up again and am considering donating it.  If you’ve read it, do you think I should give it another try?

Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2)

Nine Elms (Kate Marshall #1) by Robert Bryndza-This book has a compelling plot and main character, but its a little too dark for me.

Nine Elms (Kate Marshall, #1)

The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica-Another suspense that is just a little too dark for me.

The Other Mrs.

What do you think?  How did you approach the Spring Cleaning Freebie?


  1. I Capture the Castle is great – very easy read for a classic!

  2. Earthsea is also on my TBR, but I always forget about it until I see someone else mention it, so this is a good reminder haha! Approaching this list in two ways is a good idea, I just did ten I’m kicking off my TBR list!

  3. I liked Hunting Prince Dracula, but it wasn’t my favourite book in that series.
    My TTT:

    • Poinsettia says

      I just couldn’t get into it. I’ve debated picking it up again, but haven’t felt a big urge too.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  4. Under Greenwoos Tree is one of my Dad’s favourite books and I Capture the Castle is one of mine! I hope you enjoy them!

  5. I’ve seen some conflicting reviews for Stalking Jack the Ripper, so you’re not alone. I hope you enjoy all of the books you’ve chosen to keep 🙂

    • Poinsettia says

      Good to know I’m not alone! I’ve heard a lot of people love the series. Like I said, i liked the first book, but just couldn’t get into the second.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  6. I keep seeing the My Jane books everywhere—I think I’ll have to check them out!

    • Poinsettia says

      I loved My Lady Jane! It was so much fun. I really need to read the rest in the Janies series.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  7. I love the Mercy Thompson series too!

  8. I’ve had I Capture The Castle on my TBR for many years as well!

  9. I haven’t read Kubica but have been thinking of trying her stuff. Briggs’ series I’m way behind on!

    • Poinsettia says

      I hate being behind on Briggs because I love that series so much!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  10. I’m sure it’s the torment of all avid readers and book lovers…which books to keep and which to part with. Great list. Good luck getting to your TBR.

  11. Awesome list! You should absolutely continue reading the Bernard Cornwell series – I finished it in 2020 and only regret that I can’t read it for the first time (again).

    • Poinsettia says

      I love that series too. I definitely need to get back into it!

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  12. I have The Other Mrs. waiting on my Kindle, and the only reason I haven’t gotten around to it yet is because it’s been a while since I’ve wanted to dive into anything THAT dark, so I can completely understand tossing it.

    • Poinsettia says

      Glad to know I’m not alone! I think I’m more of a cozy mystery person rather than a dark suspense.

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  13. Good luck reading your books long on the TBR.

  14. Louise @Foxes and Fairy Tales says

    I felt the same about SJTR but I really want to give Kerri Maniscalco another go.

    • Poinsettia says

      You’ll have to let me know what you think if you give the series another try. I’m still on the fence about it!

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  15. Those books in The Last Kingdom series are chunkers. And full of hard to pronounce names. LOL I haven’t read them by my husband follows the series.

    • Poinsettia says

      They are on the long side, but I’ve loved all the ones I’ve read!

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  16. My Plain Jane was a lot of fun. Happy reading!

    • Poinsettia says

      I’ve heard it is really good! I need to make time to read it!

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  17. My Lady Jane and My Plain Jane are both books still on my TBR, they sound like so much fun!

    • Poinsettia says

      My Lady Jane was so great! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when you get a chance to read it.

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  18. I *still* need to read all of the Lady Jane books. They such fun reads! Here’s hoping I clear them off my TBR soon(ish)! 🙂 Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week. Appreciate that.

    • Poinsettia says

      You’re welcome!

      I hope you enjoy My Lady Jane as much as I did! You’ll have to let me know what you think when you read it.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  19. Mercy Thompson <3 They are so easy to read.

    • Poinsettia says

      Yes! It is such a great series. I need to get caught up.

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  20. I loved one of Robert Bryndza’s other novels, so I’m sorry that Nine Elms wasn’t for you. That being said I really love dark stories, so your decision to unhaul it has made me decide to pick it up soon!

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