Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Recent Additions to TBR

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They feature a different top ten list every week. This week's topic is top books I have added to TBR recently. 

Because of my whole "not requesting any ARCs that I'm not dying to read thing," I haven't added any new ARCs to my TBR in a while. That feels weird. But I did split this list into two categories: the first list includes books that I have added to my TBR, but haven't purchased yet. And of course, the second part of the list includes books that I recently bought. 

Unpurchased additions to my TBR:
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor by Susan Wicklund and Alex Kesselheim

Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World by Anthony Doerr - this is a memoir from the author of All The Light We Cannot See (AMAZING!) and considering the fact that I live two hours from Rome, I have to read it.

Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole - 90% of the reason why I added this one to my TBR was because of the setting. My husband and I are planning a trip to the Isle of Skye in Scotland next Summer!

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich 

Purchased Additions to my TBR:
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson - Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight has been raving about this series forever, so when it went on sale with Amazon, I knew I had to get it.

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman - This movie trailer made me cry, so of course I HAVE to read the book before I even think of seeing the movie.

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin - This is the only book on this list I paid full price because I absolutely loved the first book. I swear that as soon as I catch up on my ARCs, this one is next on my list!!

17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen - I absolutely adored her first book, The Revenge Playbook. 

What books have you recently added to your TBR? Have you read any of the ones on my list? Which ones would you recommend that I read immediately?

24 comments :

  1. Oh, I didn't know Blood for Blood is already out! I must pick up a copy. Also, a memoir by Anthony Doerr sounds great. I also loved his All The Lights We Cannot See. :)

    Happy reading, Cynthia!

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    1. Thanks Joy! I actually read Blood for Blood recently and it was REALLY good. It was a great conclusion to the story.

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  2. OH I hope you like A Darker Shade of Magic! I seriously love that series and book three comes out in Feb! And A Kiss of Deception! I enjoyed that series, too. Happy reading!

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    1. Cyn, oh I just finished A Darker Shade of Magic. It was SO GOOD!! I can't wait to read the others in the series.

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  3. The Life We Bury and Letters From Skye sound really good!

    Here's my TTT post for this week:
    http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/11/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-ive-added-to.html

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  4. Letters From Skye looks great and I hope to read it soon too! :-)

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    1. Chrissi, that's great. I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. Holding Up the Universe is fantastic. I hope you love it. I also really enjoyed The Light Between Oceans.

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    1. That is so good to hear! I loved her first book so I am super excited for this one.

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  6. I thought Letters from Skye was quite good.

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  7. AHHH A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC IS JUST BRILLIANT AND WONDERFUL AND AAAMAZING. *shrieks* I hope you read that soon and, like, fall in love and become obsessed with it too. Because it's fun. And heartbreaking. GOOD TIMES. <3
    And I loved Holding Up the Universe and Furiously Happy (which is soooo totally like the name of my blog #win 😂) and I have got The Female of the Species on my kindle so I should get to that soon. :D This is a glorious TBR list, Cynthia!!

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    1. Cait, I just read A Darker Shade of Magic and it was FREAKING AWESOME!! I love her books and I need to read the rest of the series immediately. And actually, Furiously Happy is on my TBR because of your recommendation. :)

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  8. I absolutely loved "Furiously Happy" and really encourage you to read it, or listen to it! The author read for the audiobook and her voice and energy were so great - I absolutely loved the audiobook. I hope you enjoy it, too!

    My TTT: http://girlaboutlibrary.blogspot.com/2016/11/ten-books-i-recently-added-to-my-tbr.html

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    1. Katie, I will do that soon! I bought it since posting this list because it went on sale with Amazon. I am sure I will love it.

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  9. I really enjoyed Letters From Skye, and I'm so jealous of your trip! Scotland is my dream destination. I read The Light Between Oceans a couple of months ago and thought it was really good. Haven't seen the movie yet, although I really want to. Looks like you have a great selection of books to read!

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    1. Lisa, I am so glad you enjoyed that one. I have been to Scotland before (though not to the Isle of Skye). It is a beautiful country. I hope you are able to go. You would love it.

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  10. I hope you like HOlding Up the Universe, I liked that one. The rest I haven't read. Hope you can find time to read these soon!

    Nereyda│ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist

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    1. Thanks Nereyda. I really loved her first book so I am super excited for this one.

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  11. A Darker Shade of Magic is awesome, hope you enjoy it.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/top-ten-tuesday-82/

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    1. Thank you! I just read it and LOVED it!! :)

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  12. Read The Kiss of DeceptioN! I loved that whole series! I really want to read some of the ones on your list too. OH and Female of the Species is really good- really important, actually. And I want you to read ADSOM so we can compare thoughts, so, selfishly. I liked it, but I think not as much as everyone else? Idk, so read it ;)

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    1. Shannon, I just read A darker shade of magic!! I did think the beginning moved very slowly and it took a bit for me to get into it. I was bored for maybe the first 15%? But eventually, I got into it and I kind of loved it. I am definitely excited to read the others in the series.

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