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Top 10 Tuesday 29th January

on January 29, 2019

Welcome back to another edition of Top 10 Tuesday! Originally created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, Top 10 Tuesday now lives with Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. It features a different bookish theme each week and this week we are talking……

The Top 10 Recent Additions To My TBR List

1. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver. Sent to me by a fabulous fellow blogger. Fun fact – we own a lot of Barbara Kingsolver novels but I’ve never actually read her before. Maybe I shall start with this one and work my way backwards through them all! This sounds really good so I’m thinking I might start this next.

2. Not Bad People by Brandy Scott. Sent to me by the publisher (Harper Collins AUS). This is recommended for fans of Liane Moriarty (which I am) and Robyn Harding (who I don’t know). It’s about three women who have been friends for decades whose innocent act may have caused a terrible tragedy.

3. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. The final in the Infernal Devices series. I’m actually enjoying this series quite a lot – it’s full of drama in Clare’s style but it’s…….less annoying drama. And it’s only 3 books long which is perfect. Stretching TMI out to 6 books made it feel like a bit of a slog and the constant back and forth with Jace and Clary was exhausting. This feels much better.

4. The Map Of Salt And Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar. This is a dual timeline narrative – a modern day refugee from Syria and a medieval adventurer who is apprenticed to a renown mapmaker. I find this interesting because in the modern day timeline, the family move from New York back to Syria to be closer to their family after the death of the husband/father. I am curious what that might be like as an experience, whereas generally I am reading about the journey being leaving a war torn country for somewhere considered safer.

5. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. Okay seriously, this cover. And the picture doesn’t do it justice because it’s gold foil in reality and it’s amazing. I’m barely even sure what it’s about but I’ve been hearing amazing things about this everywhere and so I’ve decided that I have to read it. Obviously.

6. The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie. Added this on a bit of a whim. I like the cover and I’m looking for some more fantasy to read. Meddling gods, blood sacrifices, fun and games, right?

7. Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane. It’s Mhairi McFarlane. Enough said.

8. Siege And Storm by Leigh Bardugo. Okay, so many years ago I read the first book in this trilogy, Shadow And Bone. And I never got around to finishing it. I really do need to do some catching up in this universe (likewise I’ve read Six Of Crows but not Crooked Kingdom). Although to be honest I probably have to go back and read the first one again too, before this.

9. The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth. I’m really looking forward to this. All of Sally’s books are amazing.

10. One In A Million by Lindsey Kelk. I’ve read quite a lot of Kelk’s books but somehow this one kind of eluded me when it came out. I picked it up recently in an iBooks sale. See how I go.

Now let’s see how many of these I actually read in the coming months!

29 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 29th January

  1. I haven’t read Kingsolver either! But I want to! The Gilded Wolves is on my list too…but it still Monday here 😂

  2. All of these books sound BRILLIANT. Also, The Infernal Devices is probably my favourite CC series so I’m always cheering people on when I hear they enjoyed it. Also, ugh, I can’t wait to get my paws (ha) on The Gilded Wolves. This is the first time I’m hearing about The Mother-In-Law but now I’m DEFINITELY intrigued. Happy reading!

    • Ok so I read Clockwork Princess yesterday and I think it was a really enjoyable trilogy! I really like Tessa and the Will/Jem thing was interesting in a way that love triangles are usually not for me.

  3. If you’ve read the other Hepworth’s, I’m sure you will like this one too.

  4. ChrissiReads says:

    Not Bad People intrigues me… I hope you love these books when you get to them.

  5. KliScruggs says:

    YES. I 100 percent agree with you!! I think City of Bones was FINE as a trilogy, it felt too drawn out with 6. But I LOVE TID. It’s my absolute favorite Clare series/trilogy. Jem/Will/Tessa are my OTP

    • I feel as though 6 books just gave her too much room for teenage drama, haha. And sometimes the story suffered a bit because we were trapped in this cycle of Clary and Jace. But the 3 books was just the right amount and she seemed to figure that out because I think the next one is a trilogy too.

  6. Greg says:

    Not Bad People does sound good, and it does sound Liane Moriarty-ish too which is always good. 🙂

  7. I’ve recently added the Gilded Wolves to my TBR too. Everyone keeps going on about how amazing it is and I can’t wait to discover it for myself!

  8. The Gilded Wolves looks so gorgeous, I can’t wait to read it!
    My TTT:

  9. The Gilded Wolves is amazing. And the cover is just so pretty. I hope you end up enjoying it!
    My Top Ten Tuesday

  10. Siege and Storm was super amazing. I think it was my favorite book in that trilogy. I recommend finishing the trio before reading Six of Crows. I didn’t and I was slightly confused and spoiled some of Ruin and Rising for myself. I hope you enjoy all of these!

    Amber ♥ The Book Bratz
    My TTT

  11. I loved Clockwork Princess but I’m not going to lie, it broke my heart!
    One in a Million is one I added to my TBR last year when it was on sale for 99p… It sounds like a good read.

  12. I ugly-cried so much while reading the last two chapters of Clockwork Princess. I have to read Shadow and Bone before I can continue with the Grisha Verse books… I own the first though, and have the second reserved at the library!

    Hope you like these.

  13. ellegreads says:

    Great list! Adding Not Bad People to my TBR because I love Liane Moriarty and Robyn Harding (I know you don’t know her books but they are fantastic!).

  14. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Unsheltered!

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