Top Ten Tuesday: The Last 10 Books Added to my TBR


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is the last 10 books added to my TBR, which is pretty self explanatory so I’ll just jump in.

Into the Wild Warriors by Erin Hunter

Into the Wild (Warriors #1) by Erin Hunter – This was recommended by a friend at work to read with my daughter.  She’s not quite into books without pictures yet, so I’m saving it for later.

Hella by David Gerrold

Hella by David Gerrold – Brought to my attention just last week by Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy in one of her Future Fiction posts.  To be honest, I’d have added this for the cover alone, but the blurb mentions oversize flora and fauna, dinosaur herd, and neurodiversity.  I need this in my life like – yesterday.

Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett

Shorefall (Founders #2) by Robert Jackson Bennett – I haven’t read the first one yet- but this one was added by default when I entered the GoodReads Giveaway for it.  Figured if I’d won it would give me the incentive to prioritize it.

A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne

A Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings #1) by Kevin Hearne – Hearne is another one of those authors that has multiple books on my TBR.  I’ve heard mixed things which is why I’ve put him off for awhile.  This particular book was added to my TBR, again, by a GoodReads Giveaway.

Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang

Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang – I originally spotted this on NetGalley.  I didn’t end up requesting it, because I’m trying to refrain from doing so this year, but I was intrigued enough to add it.  It’s set in the future and is about an old conflict between Earth and Mars that both planets are now trying to resolve.  It sounds really unique and I’m super excited for it!

Agency by William Gibson

Agency by William Gibson – Another author that has multiple books on my shelf.  The blurb on this one is pretty sparse, but I was willing to take a chance because the author is fairly well known.  Again- this was brought to my attention through a GoodReads Giveaway.

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell – Historical Fiction is a genre I love and don’t read enough of.  I went through a brief love affair with all things Shakespeare a couple years ago when that show Will was on air.  A fellow reader and reviewer brought it up in one of my GoodReads groups and mentioned it was really well done, so of course it was an immediate add.

Imperfect Women by Araminta Hall

Imperfect Women by Araminta Hall – I think I originally spotted this on Edelweiss.  I added it strictly because the title caught my attention, but the blurb sounds really good.  A woman is murdered and her two best friends are let behind to unravel her secrets after her death.

Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay

Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay – Because there is no such thing as too much zombie fiction.

A Conjuring of Assassins by Cate Glass

A Conjuring of Assassins (Chimera #2) by Cate Glass – The sequel to last year’s An Illusion of Thieves- I’m super excited for this!

And that’s it!  Which books have you added to your TBR recently?

31 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: The Last 10 Books Added to my TBR

  1. Oh my gosh, Hella! I feel so happy every time I see the cover, I can’t wait to read it😁 And I just added Imperfect Women to my TBR. I love the sound of it! And also, I guess I have a thing for blue/green covers🤣

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    • Haha- I think I do too. I was just discussing that with another blogger the other day- I read a lot of blue, green, and black covers. Not a lot of bright yellows, oranges, pinks.


  2. I’ve found Warrior Cats horrible to read, too many characters with random names and little plot. They didn’t flow easily for me to read about loud. However my 8 yo loves them so I’m clearly not the target audience for them!

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  3. Hmm, I’ve read Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles, but I’m not sure I want to pick up more of his work. Still, interesting to see that he’s got a new series out… and that the cover looks like a grittier version of the series by him that I’ve already read.

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    • I’ve heard mixed reviews on Hearne. I don’t even think A Plague of Giants is new… just another one of his series that looks interesting.

      And I wouldn’t mind if it was grittier.. I like gritty!


      • That series is pretty long right? I feel like I need to give them a try because I love Norse mythology… who knows though. If I don’t like book one I probably won’t continue.


      • Yeah, the Iron Druid Chronicles has 9 full-length novels and several short stories / novellas. I listened to the audiobooks for the novels (and some of the shorter works), and probably wouldn’t have finished the series if I hadn’t been listening to them. The narrator (Luke Daniels) is awesome. The mythology aspects were neat — there’s more focus on the Celtic because of the whole druid angle, but there are Norse and Greek/Roman and other gods in there too — but the main character got on my nerves at times. (Some books more than others.) I enjoyed reading them, but probably will never go back to re-read them.


  4. I see you have a couple of books that are part of a series. Do you like to review individual books in series, or do you review the whole series together? It’s a question I’m coming up against as I plan to read the Descentverse (or at least start it) this year.

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    • I prefer to review individual books- if I write the reviews quickly enough. I do have one coming up where I reviewed book 1 alone, but then read 2 and 3 back to back and now they are all blending together. I was considering reviewing those together.

      How long is the series? Maybe you could do them in groups of 3?


      • There are many series within the universe. Some have 10 books, some have 4. It varies, so I was thinking of reviewing each series within the universe. Pro: more book reviews to share. Con: I’m not sure people want to read about a book further along in a series they haven’t read and might alienate readers.

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      • Ahh- very valid point! I always check out reviews on the newer books in a series, but I rarely read them all the way through since they might have spoilers for older books.

        If there are that many books I say review the series as spoiler free as possible. That would probably be the most engaging for readers. I’m trying to think about this more as I post, I haven’t been very good about it in the past. Thanks for the tip!


      • This issue has been plaguing me for about a year as Jackie and I read the Valdemar books. One big difference between Lackey and Reine is Lackey tends to write in trios, and Reine has longer series. If you think of anything else, let me know. You have been a helpful ear, though!

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