Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! This week's topic: ten books I've added to my TBR lately. If you take a look at my Goodreads account, my TBR is gigantic. And I already have physical or digital copies of many, many, of these books. I try to keep it from getting any bigger, but my TBR has taken on kind of a life of its own at this point. Here are ten books that I'm excited to read someday...you know, after I read the literal hundreds of books I already own.
Candy: This story about drug addiction in modern-day China was banned in China. I'm a sucker for a banned book.
Sweet Lamb of Heaven: I'm not a big horror reader, but I enjoy psychological horror, especially in a domestic drama kind of context. When you add in political campaign elements, I'm intrigued!
Unmentionable: I've always been a nonfiction lover, and this book about what it was actually like to be a Victorian-era lady seems like the kind of thing I'd enjoy!
Girls of Riyadh: It sucks, in many ways, to be a woman anywhere. But especially in Saudi Arabia, where women are oppressed on a level that is mind-boggling to consider. A perspective on Saudi womanhood is something I'd really enjoy reading.
Goldenhand: Although I have a copy of the fourth book in the Abhorsen series, Clariel, I haven't managed to read it yet. But that doesn't mean I don't want to read the recently-released fifth book already!
My Own Words: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of my total heroes, and her recent writing collection is something I'm dying to read!
On Such A Full Sea: I've always, since I was a teenager, been interested in post-apocolyptic stories. This one was highlighted by a few of my favorite readers, so I added it my own list.
Brown Girl Dreaming: I'm not a particularly big fan of poetry, and so verse novels make me skittish. But I've heard enough good things from enough people that I'm going to give it a go.
The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: I've actually not read a lot about the Gilded Age (except The Great Gatsby, of course), and this nonfiction about a young woman who inherited a massive fortune and became a recluse seems like it would be interesting and informative reading.
Death With Interruptions: What if one day, people just stopped dying? I loved Saramago's Blindness, and this novel that personifies death seems like it would hit my sweet spot for books that make me think.