Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. If you’d like to participate too, see here.
This week the topic is a freebie so I’ve opted to go with…
10 Books I’ve Just Added To My Shelves
I’ve acquired a lot of books recently. I’ve been lucky enough to win a few, to be sent some by publishers and, of course, I’ve bought some for myself. Today’s TTT is the ten books that are newest to my bookshelves.
Have you read any of these? Where should I start?
Sabriel (Abhorsen #1) & Lirael (Abhorsen #2), Garth Nix. Ok so I’m starting off with a bit of a cheat, but these are in the same series so surely they can be classed as one entry? I’ve wanted to read Sabriel for ages, so I finally bought myself a copy – but since I was paying postage anyway I decided to get book 2 too.
Uprooted by Naomi Novak. First of all the cover of this book is stunning. I thought it looked gorgeous online but in real life it’s even better. Delighted to have been sent a copy of this… I think this will probably be my next read.
The Mitford Girls: The Biography of an Extraordinary Family by Mary S. Lovell. Over a family dinner recently we started talking about the Mitfords. The family owned a house on Inch Kenneth, an island beside Mull (where I’m from). As we were talking I realised how little I knew about the family. My sister told me about a documentary she’d watched and I decided I had to find out more.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I feel like I’m the only person in the world still to read this book! I can’t wait but equally I want to savour every minute of it!
The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I was lucky enough to win a bundle of books with Spanish authors over on Twitter. The Prince of Mist is just one of the Carlos Ruiz Zafon books they sent me and I’m so excited to read his work (especially as I’ve seen him mentioned frequently in TTTs).
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book so I was delighted when my Mum gave it to me as a gift.
Girl at War by Sara Novic. Sometimes you don’t need to hear much about a book to know you want to read it. This is a novel, but the main character Ana is a 10 year old tomboy growing up in Zagreb at the time of the Yugoslavian civil war. I was about that age at that time too, a tomboy in Scotland. I remember seeing things about the war on the news but I never really understood what was going on. As far as I understand the book goes on to explore the impact of that war on Ana’s adulthood life. I’m really interested to dive into this book.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. A story about a grumpy old man – yes please. My husband will tell you that I have an affinity with grumpy old people.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. This is the first book in the All Souls Trilogy. I’ve heard a mix of things about this, some folk LOVE it and others less so. We shall see where I fall in the debate.
Quicksand by Steve Toltz. Quoting from Goodreads “Sharp, witty, kinetic, and utterly engrossing, Quicksand is a subversive portrait of twenty-first-century society in all its hypocrisy and absurdity.” I’m very intrigued by this book. Plus the cover is way more impressive in real life.
So there we go. Ten-ish books that I’ve recently added to my bookshelves. A bit of a mixture too!
Have you read any of these?
All book cover images have been sourced from Goodreads.