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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Additions to the TBR

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is "Ten Books We've Recently Added to our To Be Read List". I add books to my Goodreads list all. the. time. It's ridiculous. And then periodically I go back and wonder why in the world I added certain books. Sometimes I'm reading a history book and found some interesting books in the bibliography. (This is why I have a lot of Gulag memoirs on my list. I'm going to have to space those out or it will be a very depressing season...) Other times, I'm watching a vlog and someone has a slew of fun recommendations. There are books that I add just because I see them at the book store or in the library. Here are the most recent additions:

1. Finders Keepers by Stephen King: I added this because it was on display at the library, and I wouldn't let myself take it home because all my OverDrive holds just came in at once!

2. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison: This had been a book that was on my radar for a while since it's one of those seminal works of twentieth century American literature, but I finally added it on GoodReads to make it "official".

3. Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernires: Frankly, I don't have a clue what prompted me to look up this book, but it seemed interesting!

4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: You can thank a variety of book bloggers for this addition to the list.

5. Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley: I think I added this based on it popping up in my GoodReads feed and the fact that I'm mildly obsessed with Jane Eyre.

6. The Mystics of Mile End by Sigal Samuel: One of my classmates posted about this book on Facebook, so I had to look it up.

7. In the Land of Invented Languages by Arika Okrent: Some sort of rabbit trail must have led me to this book, but it sounds really cool! Nerdgasm!

8. Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature by Ngugi wa Thiong'o: I don't know where I found this, but I'm interested in post-colonial Africa, so it will definitely be a good read.

9. The Stand by Stephen King: I had an awesome coffee date with a friend a few weeks ago, and somehow we got to talking about Stephen King. This was her favourite of his, and I've never read it, so onto the list it goes!

10. Salt to the Sea by Ruth Sepetys: I don't know where I heard about this, but I loved Between Shades of Grey and I have been interested in this shipwreck since reading Günther Grass's Crabwalk.

What about you, reader? What books have you recently added to the TBR?


  1. Captain Corelli's Mandolin was such a wonderful read, I've been meaning to revisit that book for ages! I hope you enjoy reading it when you get to it :)

    My TTT

  2. Nice list of books. I've read Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières. I also want to read Salt to the Sea by Ruth Sepetys.

    Here's a link to my TTT post this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/01/top-ten-books-ive-recently-added-to-my.html

  3. those all look like great books! And why DO Overdrive holds always all come in at once? lol. My TTT

  4. Ooh Salt To The Sea is on my TBR as well though I added it a while ago, so it wasn't on my list this week.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/top-ten-tuesday-40/