I really enjoyed coming up with my list for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, which is books that you’ve recently added to your TBR list. A ton of new and not-yet-published books have caught my eye recently, and apparently I can’t get enough of fantasy or romance (or both)!
1. Jessica Cluess, A Shadow Bright and Burning — Gillian at Writer of Wrongs loved this one, and from what she says, I think I will too! It’s magic plus Victorian London plus boarding school plus apparently a ton of banter and romance…this is relevant to my interests!
2. Jenn Bennett, Alex, Approximately — Hold onto your seats, because this book is a YA retelling of You’ve Got Mail! Obviously I am here for it…just bummed that I have to wait until April 2017!
3. Megan Whalen Turner, Thick as Thieves — The Queen’s Thief series may be marketed as middle grade, but it is, without qualification, some of the best fantasy I’ve ever read. There hasn’t been a new book in years, but book #5 is finally coming in 2017! They’ve changed the cover art, which is unfortunate, but I can’t wait to get swept up in the world of this series again.
4. Katherine Arden, The Bear and the Nightingale — This book was being offered as an Early Reviewer book on LibraryThing, and the premise intrigued me immediately. It’s a historical fantasy retelling of a Russian folktale, and it looks like exactly the type of dreamy, gorgeous fantasy that I like to sink my teeth into on a winter’s night.
5. Ashley Poston, Heart of Iron — Here’s the summary of this one, from the author’s Tumblr: “Pitched as Anastasia meets Firefly, it’s the story of an orphan girl raised by a band of space pirates who discovers the truth about her origins when she and her android best friend get wrapped up in a political conspiracy.” PITCHED AS ANASTASIA MEETS FIREFLY!
6. Stephanie Burgis, Congress of Secrets — A romantic fantasy novel set during the Congress of Vienna, you say? And it’s been blurbed by the likes of Zen Cho, Martha Wells, and Juliet Marillier? You better believe I already bought my own copy!
7. Stephanie Scott, Alterations — Another YA contemporary retelling of a beloved movie. In this case it’s Sabrina, the lovely romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and (of all people) Humphrey Bogart. Seriously, if you haven’t seen this movie yet, you need to! I’m intrigued to see how well the story will translate to a modern setting.
8. Lucy Parker, Pretty Face — All I know about this one is the very brief summary from Goodreads: “It stars a bombshell and a curmudgeonly—but deadly handsome—theater director.” You had me at curmudgeonly. But seriously, I enjoyed Parker’s previous book Act Like It so much that her follow-up would be on my autobuy list no matter what!
9. Kate Parker, Deadly Scandal — First in a mystery series set in 1930s London. It’s a formula I’m unable to resist!
10. Elizabeth Edmondson, A Man of Some Repute — Subtitled “A Very English Mystery,” which honestly was enough to sell me on this one. 🙂
So, what other books should I be adding to my TBR list? What’s new to your queue?