January 19: Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR
Adding books to my TBR pile happens on a weekly basis, if not daily. I’m forever scouring Goodreads to find the next big thing, and adding them to my virtual TBR. Despite this, my true TBR is books I’ve purchased and are on my shelf, ready to read. This list is therefore comprised of some recently acquired books that I’m very excited to devour.
1. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
The thought of beginning a new fantasy series (with four books already released) didn’t interest me, until I heard this has been likened to Harry Potter. Sold.
2. A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
I’m relatively blind about this novel, but the cover is gorgeous and the book is even more stunning under the dust-jacket. It might have been a beauty purchase, so what?!
3. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Sarah J. Maas’ best friend. Fantasy novel. First in a series. New release. How many more reasons do you need?
4. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
The premise of this book, initially set at sea, revolves around a treasure hunt where time and location know no bounds. It sounds thrilling, exciting and a jolly good time. Bad joke.
5. My Life On The Road by Gloria Steinem
Emma Watson has just set up a Goodreads feminist book club, and this book is January’s pick. Of course I was going to buy it.
6. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I’m always on the lookout for YA contemporary standalones, and this debut novel has excellent reviews, so I bought it.
7. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
This novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 2015, and although I’m not generally a fan of historical fiction (this one is set during the Nazi occupation of France), a book good enough to win the Prize is worthy of being on my TBR.
8. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Other than the simple fact that this book was nominated for the National Book Award and has been featured on many must read lists, I know nothing about this novel, and that’s the way I wish it to remain until I read it. Sometimes books are better that way!
9. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Every BookTuber I watch has positively reviewed this book, both inside and out. What can I say? The power and influence of the internet is overwhelming.
10. It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
This book (about attempted suicide and psychiatric hospitals) doesn’t sound like a funny story, but clearly there are humorous undertones and that has me intrigued.
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