Top Ten Tuesday: New Books Added To My TBR


Ten books I have added to my TBR followed by three words that I think best describes them.

  1. One Hundred Shadows – Hwang Jung Eum
    Fantasy. South Korean. Translated.
  2. The Library of Fates – Aditi Khorana
    Fantasy. Indian. Sisterhood.
  3. What We Left Behind – Tanaz Bhathena
    Jeddah. Murder. Mystery.
  4. The Amaterasu Project – Axie Oh
    Futuristic Korea. Former Gangster. Weaponized Girl.
  5. Was She Pretty? – Leanna Shapton
    Poetry. Art. Wit.
  6. Footprints – Neelam Dadhwal
    Indian. Poetry. Feminism.
  7. The Marauders’ Island – Tristan J. Tarwater
    Mother and Daughter. Magic. Adventure.
  8. Bestiary – Donika Kelly
    Mythological. Magical. Poetry.
  9. Names Above Houses – Oliver de la Paz
    Filipino. Magical. Poetry.
  10. Timekeeper – Tara Sim
    First Love. Clock. Victorian.
  1. Goldenhand by Garth Nix. I’ve wanted to read this for what feels like forever, and now that I have it I’m scared to. Lirael, Nick, Sam, Ellimere, and Chlorr/Clariel. Oh, goodness.
  2. Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. The delay on this is purely a lack of free time – everything I’ve heard about these two is superlative in praise. Also the fan art is irresistible.
  3. The Swan Riders by Erin Bow. Because The Scorpion Rules was excellent. Erin has the most in-character Tallis voice for reading *shivers with awe and terror* Also, Nafiza is very convincing.
  4. Laurinda by Alice Pung. Between the cover for its release as Lucy and Linh and Yash’s review, there is no way this wasn’t going on the list.
  5. The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud. Steph has nudged me toward this book and *gasp of utter shock* the rapier on the cover has an accurate hilt and the person holding it has a proper grip *swoons* even if his stance is out to lunch. Expect more on this book soon!
  1. Wenjack by Joseph Boyden: It’s Boyden. And I fell for the cover. Also, it’s a short story, so the pain won’t last very long, right?
  2. Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien: I got to hear her speak at the Writers Fest and this was an impulse purchase. I am so excited to read it!
  3. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin: Because I’ve never read Baldwin *shame face* and because of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me.
  4. Plain Kate by Erin Bow: Another Writers Fest purchase. <3
  5. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown: Because of Leah’s glowing review and because my bookshelf is in dire need of fluffy f/f romances.