Top Ten Tuesday: Recent TBR additions
Another week has passed, and it’s already the last Tuesday in January! It feels like it’s been such a painfully long month, but at least February is shorter – the weather will be warmer and the days longer before we know it.
These ten books are the ones which have been added to my TBR most recently. A lot of them are recommendations from other Top Ten Tuesday posts that I’ve read recently, but quite a few are from the Stripes event which I went to on Saturday (which I’ll be doing a post about at some point over the next few days, so make sure you pop back to read all about it).
10) Your Favourite Band Cannot Save You by Scotto Moore
This is a book about a music blogger, so I feel as though I’m going to deeply relate to it. A band releases ten tracks in ten days, but they all have a strange effect on their listeners, so the blogger heads across country to investigate it. If this doesn’t become one of my favourite books of all time, something has gone seriously wrong.
9) Wilder Girls by Rory Power
I’ll be honest, I’m not entirely sure what Wilder Girls is about, but it’s an f/f YA debut with an absolutely gorgeous cover so that was enough to get it added to my TBR.
8) What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume
A plus-sized girl enters a beauty pageant, making this book sound a lot like Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’, but it’s set in Australia. The few #LoveOzYA books I’ve read have been SFF, so it’s nice to find a contemporary which seems like it’s going to be very uplifting and fun.
7) Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
I’ve never read a Seanan McGuire book before but I’ve heard so much about her writing. Middlegame‘s cover caught my attention, but so did the way a few other bloggers described it – I couldn’t resist adding it to my TBR, although I’m not sure when I’ll get around to reading it.
6)Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
Another book that I found through fellow bloggers.
5) Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
Patron Saints of Nothing was one of the books which I grabbed a copy of from the Stripes event. It’s not out until June, so I won’t be reading it for a few weeks at least, but Randy Ribay’s novel about a Filipino American teen losing a family member thanks to the drug war sounds like it’s going to be emotional as hell.
4) My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma
Another book from the Stripes event, My So-Called Bollywood Life sounds like the perfect romcom and should be a lot of fun.
3) Music and Malice in Hurricane Town by Alex Bell
Music and Malice in Hurricane Town grabbed me as soon as I saw the gorgeous neon font on its cover. Set in New Orleans and telling the story of a girl possessed by a vengeful spirit, it sounds dark and exciting and right up my alley.
2) Whiteout by Gabriel Dylan
I wasn’t interested in Whiteout until I heard Gabriel Dylan read from it, because the excerpt that he chose was gripping and hooked me instantly. I’m not sure whether I’ll be brave enough to read it if the weather forecast is right and it does snow this week, because I think that would be a bit too spooky, so I might need to save this one for the warmer months!
1) How to Make Friends With the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow
After reading Girl in Pieces in one day, I can’t wait to devour Kathleen Glasgow’s second novel, How to Make Friends With the Dark, which is being released in April. Fingers crossed it’ll be just as mesmerising as her debut.
I hope you enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday! Will you be adding any of these books to your TBR?