Top Ten Tuesday(18): Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately

November 8, 2016 2016, Kim, Top Ten Tuesday 9

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is “Ten Books I’ve Added to my TBR Lately” and we’re happy to be participating!

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! Let us all hold hands, hug, and congratulate ourselves for making it to the end of this rather trying election cycle. For a brief moment of respite, I’ve compiled this list of the ten titles I’ve been most excited to add to my TBR list recently. Let’s think only of books (for a little while at least).



Mirage by Somaiya Daud

This 2017 novel is the first in a new series about an impoverished girl who is forced to become the body double for her country’s cruel princess. It sounds like palace intrigue, court deceptions, and betrayals will abound in this Morocco-inspired fantasy world. Sign me up!


Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

From the publisher:

In a steampunk version of 19th-century Italy, seventeen-year-old Elsa has the ability to write new worlds into existence. She must enlist the help of a secret order and a handsome mechanist to rescue her mother and protect a dangerous object–a book with the power to edit the real world.

Yes to absolutely all of that.


All Systems Red by Martha Wells

I adore stories that feature android characters; and even more so when those stories feature androids with a burgeoning self-awareness. So I’m super hype for this story featuring a newly self-aware android trying to protect its charges on a planetary expedition gone awry.


Slaughter Moon by Tessa Gratton

From the publisher:

Every seven years in the town of Three Graces, in exchange for prosperity, the best young man is sent into the Devil’s Forest to face the devil and almost always a terrible death, until this year when three teens — two young men and a young woman with their own complicated loyalties, loves, and motives — run into the forest and discover secrets that will turn the town and their hearts inside out.

Is that a possible love triangle in there? I don’t even care. I just want to see characters fighting against literal human sacrifice. Why isn’t 2018 here yet?


Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

It’s by Leigh Bardugo; sorceress of the pen, destroyer of hearts, and wielder of all around awesome. Do you need to know anything else?


Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

This book features a gender fluid main character, and it is also a fantasy novel. These are the only two things I need to hear to have my grabby hands extended. But also it’s about an assassin with shifty motives who must survive a deadly competition  while carefully managing their deception.


Velocity by Chris Wooding

From the publisher:

The Hunger Games’ behind the wheel of a souped-up rally car. Losers die. Winners take all. A race through a psycho-future with genius Wooding in the driving seat. Fast? Yes. Furious? Yes. Fatal? We’ll see.

This sounds like it’s basically a YA Mad Max: Fury Road, and I need it.


Dare and the Doctor by Kate Noble

And now for something completely different. When the weather turns chilly, and it’s time to curl up with tea and blankets, it also means that it’s time for me to read some historical romances! This November release is an epistolary novel about two friends weathering the repercussions of defying societal norms…and perhaps becoming something more.

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

I haven’t read this author’s first series, but this new book is Kim bait. I love fantasy that features royals, and even more so when there’s competition, betrayal, and intrigue. Two twins must, unexpectedly, battle each other for the crown. They’ve always been close and have looked out for each other. And now this. Will it destroy them?


The Waking Land by Callie Bates

Here is another fantasy novel featuring royals, although this one seems to have an entirely different flavor. A young woman, raised as a daughter by the king, must flee after finding herself the prime suspect in his murder. Returning home, she must face the people who’ve turned their books on her, and the magic inside herself that she has turned against. The publisher is comparing this to Uprooted. Those are mighty big shoes to set down next to.



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What books have you recently added to your TBR that you have super excited?

Also! To my American friends, please, please vote today.

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9 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday(18): Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately”

  1. Carina Olsen

    Ohh, I have only heard about the Leigh Bardugo book from this list :) But now you have made me curious about all these other books too. <3 They do sound pretty interesting :D Lovely list Kim. <3 I hope you will love all of these when you get to read them :)
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  2. Rachel Bishop

    I have added too many once again, seems to be a pattern for me! Not that it’s a bad thing, I read constantly. Right now it’s The Boy and the Dolphin by Dick Schmidt. I needed a book that made me feel better about the world, to show me some good in it. Schmidt’s book did that, so it worked!

  3. Bethany

    They’re comparing THE WAKING LAND to both UPROOTED and Sarah J Maas. I almost can’t imagine….

  4. Hilary

    As a fan of Leigh Bardugo’s writing, I am sad to realize how I failed as a fan since I didn’t even know she was coming out with Ninth House. But I’m so very very very very excited. Gimme.

  5. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    What a wonderful list, and most of them books I’ve not heard about yet! You’re adding to my TBR list for sure: Mirage; Ink, Iron, and Glass; and The Waking Land for sure, and possibly a few of the others as well.

    • Kim

      Yayayay! *does a happy dance* I can’t wait for the day when, hopefully, we’re basking in a post-“I’ve just read a wonderful book!” glow from those titles!
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