Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Top Books I've Added to My TBR Recently

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is books we've added to our To-Be-Read list recently.

If you've been following my blog for a while, you may remember that I stopped keeping such a list back in May of 2015. You can read about why I did that here. My plan was that I'd maybe start keeping a list again at some point in a more controlled, reasonable way. It just so happens that last week I made a To Read list in my bullet journal.

I've allotted myself one page and, as you can see, it's double-spaced. This is how I'm assuring myself it won't get out of control. The titles visible in the photo have been on my mental list for a while - and have appeared in past Top Ten Tuesday lists of anticipated books - but there are some other titles on my list (and on hold at the library and just in my head) that I haven't mentioned before.

1. My True Love Gave To Me, edited by Stephanie Perkins
Two of my coworkers have raved about this collection of twelve holiday-themed short stories by a variety of young adult authors.

2. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
I asked my Facebook friends for books about compassion, kindness, and empathy for a post-election display I'm making in the library. This was one of the suggestions, and since I loved the author's book Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, I should probably check this one out too.

3. Saga volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples 
I have no idea why I didn't read this as soon as it came out. I just requested it through my library system a couple of days ago so I should have it soon!

4. The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
I was surprised when this book was announced because it feels like I just read his last book. But in fact, that was a year ago. It has just really stuck with me.

5. Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson
I don't think this is out yet, but I don't want to miss the next book from the author of The Kind Worth Killing, which you should totally read if you like psychological crime novels.

6. Unmentionable: the Victorian lady's guide to sex, marriage, and manners by Therese O'Neill
This book was pretty much written just for me. Sign me up!

7. Mortal Coils by A. David Lewis
My library just had a book festival with panels of local authors, and one was A. David Lewis. He's super interesting because he writes comics on religion-themed topics (including a Muslim-American superhero). But at the panel he and the moderator briefly talked about this one, calling it weird and bizarre, which are like magic words for me. TELL ME MORE. So after the panel I bought a copy.

8. Being a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
9. The Secret Language of Dogs by Victoria Stilwell
Because I'm still trying to understand this weirdo.

She has very strange fashion sense.

I only have nine because, as I said, I'm trying not to overdo it with a long TBR list. Honestly, I'm amazed I've shown such restraint for so long. If I only I could exercise the same self-control with all of my leftover Halloween candy...

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Wow... not having a ridiculous, impossible Goodreads to-read list sounds so freeing, but at the same time I'd worry I'd miss out on all kinds of good books that just slip my mind! (I have a terrible memory.) I actually won "The Summer Before the War" from Goodreads, but it didn't arrive until after the week the book was released and then it got packed up for the move. I'm going to make a point to read it in early 2017. And "Saga"! I should FINALLY be getting volume 6 from the library soon... it took forever for the library here to get it in.