Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Recent Additions to Mount TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme for bloggers who like books and lists.  It's awesome and is graciously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is "Ten Books You Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List".  I'm defining recently as books I've added since the start of the year which gives me a list of 80 books to choose from.  That's a lot of books!  No wonder my TBR is vast and intimidating.  The ten listed below are the books I'm most intrigued by.

1) The Just City by Jo Walton (added on 1/2/2015)
Recommended by:  Everyone.  Ancient Greece, Greek Gods, plus an author that has been receiving a lot of love and critical acclaim.
2) The Silence of Medair by Andrea K. Host (added on 1/4/2015)
Recommended by: The Book Smugglers.  A fated heroine meant to save the world who misses her moment and must live with her failure.  An interesting flip side to the normally happy epic tale we are told!
3) If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O by Sharyn McCrumb (added on 1/4/2015)
Recommended by:  An anthology of Sherlock Holmes fiction.  I really liked Sharyn McCrumb's story in the anthology which involved a similar old wise woman characters that apparently appears in her own mysteries.  
4) Generation V by M.L. Brennan (added 1/5/2015)
Recommended by: Everyone.  This looks like a super fun urban fantasy series that everyone has raved about!
5) Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (added 1/16/2015)
Recommended by: Bibliosanctum.  Set in an alternate-history Asia that has Griffins and a strong female protagonist.
6) The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (added 2/1/2015)
Recommended by:  It's Kazuo Ishiguro.  It's getting mixed reviews but it looks like an interesting historical fiction with fantastical elements.  Plus I've liked everything I've read by Ishiguro.
7) The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu (added 2/15/2015)
Recommended by: Ken Liu's short fiction.  I've loved his short fiction and this is his first full length fantasy novel.  It sounds like an awesome character driven story.
8) The Many-coloured Land by Julian May (added 3/12/2015)
Recommended by:  Can't remember but think it was someone in the Tough Traveling Link-up.  This is an older title about people from our future who travel back to the Pliocene era (6 million B.C.) in search of adventure. AND I just found the ebook of this for $1.99 - serendipity!
9) Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (added 3/19/2015)
Recommended by: The Reading the End podcast.  A web graphic novel that will be coming out in print soon - both Jennys on the podcast raved about it.  I was sold. 
10) The Red Knight by Miles Cameron (added 3/28/2015)
Recommended by: Goodreads.  Looks like an interesting military fantasy.

That's it for me this week.  What books have you just added to the TBR that your most anxious don't stay there long?

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