Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I've Added To My TBR Lately

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by The Broke and The BookishThis 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.


  1. Death with Interruptions totally flew under my radar! Thank you so much for the recommendation. I'll definitely add it to my TBR. I also loved Blindness and can't wait to read another one of his books.

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

    1. I saw it in someone else's top ten tuesday recently and was so intrigued I added it to mine!

  2. Girls of Riyadh looks good. I loved Underground Girls of Kabul last year and this seems like a natural follow-up.

    1. I hadn't heard of Underground Girls of Kabul before! What's one more new one in a TBR already several hundred deep?