Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Nine Books I've Recently Added to My To-Read List

To-read lists are dangerous. Seriously, they really are! They can leave you penniless within seconds if you give in to the temptation to buy every book that catches your eye. They refuse point blank to shrink. And don’t even get me started on the torment of trying to figure out what to read next. I swear I spend just as much time deciding what I want to read as I do reading! The nine books I’ve chosen for this list are only a small selection of what I’ve added to my TBR list over my break and since returning to blogging. (And that’s another point! If you stray away from reading for a little while, double the books will come back to haunt you and demand to be read. Lesson learned!)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by The Broke and the Bookish.

Two Backlist Titles I Want to Read

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers – Recently Sam from Thoughts on Tomes recommended this book in one of her videos, and I absolutely LOVED the sound of it. I hadn’t heard of it before and I’m always looking for new Sci-fi recommendations. If you’ve read it, what did you think of it?

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker – I confess, I vaguely remember when this one was released, but I forgot about it shortly after. I only came across it again a couple of weeks ago and I’m very intrigued!

Three 2017 New Releases

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Roar by Cora Carmack Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza – Oh beautiful covers, how you tempt me so! I need to read more science fiction, and I hope this book will help with that craving.

Roar by Cora Carmack – Even though the cover reminds me of Truthwitch, it sounds so good. Sounds like a straight up high fantasy novel with lots of magic. Perfect.

Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson – High Fantasy, corrupt monarchies, kingdoms at each other’s throats, and a magic wielding princess? Yep. I need it!

Four Series I Want to Continue

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen The Red Queen by Christina Henry
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta Of Dreams and Rust by Sarah Fine

I started all four of these series this year, and I desperately need to get my hands on these sequels ASAP. I love high fantasy, so it wasn’t much of a surprise to me that I loved both THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING and FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK. ALICE and OF METAL AND WISHES, on the other hand, unexpectedly exceeded all my expectations! ALICE is a dark and twisted Alice in Wonderland inspired retelling, and OF METAL AND WISHES is a Phantom of the Opera retelling set in a slaughter house. Looking back on things, I probably should have expected that I would adore them, but with retellings, I tend to be a little cautious with my expectations.

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Reading!


  1. I wish I were reading Froi for the first time!

  2. OOh nice! I took this topic as books that are physically in my TBR pile! Totally forgot about those ones that aren't released yet! I considered that my release list! Terminology is everything to me! LOL!

    Great picks here! See a few that I want to read as well! Hope you enjoy them all once you read them!

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  3. I've been meaning to read The Golem and the Jinn, it just looks and sounds incredible.



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