Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly list feature created over at The Broke and the Bookish. It’s a fun weekly feature and a good way to meet other bloggers. The topics are always interesting too!
Today’s topic asks us to talk about the most recent additions to our TBRs. I’m always adding books to my TBR (it’s a problem, bookworms), new releases, books I get as recommendations to me, books I hear rave reviews about on the interwebs. All this combines to create a ridiculously large pile of books to get through. Though it can be stressful, I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Let’s discuss our TBR book piles.
Tretch is in love with his straight best friend, and the problem with living a lie is that the lie can slowly become your life. His family has no idea who he really is and what he’s really thinking. The girl at the local bookstore has no clue how off-base her crush on him is. And the guy at school who’s a thorn in Tretch’s side doesn’t realize how close to the truth he’s hitting.
Tretch has spent a lot of time dancing alone in his room, but now he’s got to step outside his comfort zone and into the wider world. Because like love, a true self can rarely be contained.
I actually heard about this book when I was on Shelumiel @Bookish And Awesome‘s Instagram account and he posted a quote from this book that mentioned Taylor Swift. That’s literally it, I needed this book in my life after that. Justified, I think?
As a blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is in a business district operated by the Others.
Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
In my recent book haul I talked about how I wanted to get more into urban fantasy/paranormal and I got a lovely recommendation from Karine @Bookshelf Dreaming. Doesn’t this book sound so good?!
During the summer of 1941 the Metanov family are living a hard life in Leningrad. As the German armies advance their future looks bleak. For Tatiana, love arrives in the guise of Alexander, who harbours a deadly and extraordinary secret.
This book is a historical romance, another genre that I want to get more into. I heard about it on Youtube actually and the really high Goodreads reviews cemented my need to read this.
The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s ball.
Yael, who escaped from a death camp, has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler.
This book has been on my radar for a little while now but I’d never taken an extreme interest until I’d heard such good things from people like Josephine @Josie’s Book Corner and Summer @Xingsings. Their reviews and the amazing premise sold me.
Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.
I heard about this book from Ginger Reads Lainey on Booktube. It’s about a group of assassins so obviously yeah, count me in!
Pretty Girl-13 is a disturbing and powerful psychological thriller about a girl who must piece together the story of her kidnapping and captivity and then piece together her own identity.
I’m a sucker for a good psychological thriller, especially ones that play with memories. I heard about this from a Booktuber yet again, Aprilius Maximus. Mysteries always go down well with me so I’m expecting good things.
There are only eight breeding female werecats left…
And I’m one of them.
I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.
This is another book that is a part of my urban fantasy exploration. Heard about this series from Ginger Reads Lainey once again. It sounds a little bit cheesy but I’ve been assured that it’s a good series. I’ll have to see for myself soon.
I haven’t touched a human in three years. That seems like it would be a difficult task, but it’s not. Not anymore, thanks to the internet.
What if you hid yourself away because all you could think of was killing? And what if one girl’s life depending on you venturing into society?
The synopsis for this book literally stunned me. It was such a weirdly intriguing idea and I knew I just had to read it. Haven’t heard a lot about this one but I’m definitely sucked in to everything about it.
In the kingdom of Whimtany, Poet is renowned. He’s young and pretty, a lover of men and women. He performs for the court, kisses like a scoundrel, and mocks with a silver tongue.
Yet allow him this: It’s only the most cunning, most manipulative soul who can play the fool. For Poet guards a secret. One the Crown would shackle him for. One that he’ll risk everything to protect.
I found out about this book from a subscription box. Someone unboxed it on Youtube, talked about it and I knew I just had to have it. A young adult, fantasy-romance about jesters? That’s so original! I’m excited!
On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.
In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.
I’m sure you’ve all heard about this book. I was interested because of the summary that I heard a little while ago though i must admit I wasn’t expecting it to be much good. So I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the positive reviews coming out. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.
So those are the most recent additions to my TBR. So many books, so little time am I right?
What are the books that you most recently added to your TBR? Do we have any books in common? Have you read any of these books? Let me know!
Thank you so much for reading and I’ll talk to you in my next post!