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Top Ten Tueday-Books Recently Added to My To Be Read List-3/31/15

toptentuesdayThis week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is an easy list! A quick glance at my TBR shelf on Goodreads shows my most recent additions. Here you go:

1. The Last Stand of Dead Men (Skulduggery Pleasant #8) by Derek Landy. I don’t want this series to come to an end, but I have zero self-control, so I will likely plow through. Luckily the books seem to be getting longer, so it’s taking me longer to finish each one.

last stand2. Unsinkable Mercy Wong by Stacey Lee. This one has no specific publication date (2016) or cover, but after finishing Under a Painted Sky I knew I would need to pick up whatever was coming next from Stacey Lee!

3. An Ember in Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. I have an ARC. I really should get going on it!


4. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. This one was recommended to me by my friend’s brother. It seems fitting that I read this soon since I seem to be on a pretty steady hard sci-fi diet!

ancillary justice

5. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty. I am sort of binging on Liane Moriarty books on audio. She’s a favorite!

three wishes

6. Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall. This one sounds like a giant, exciting thriller/mystery/dystopian mash-up.

conspiracy of us

7. Ask the Dark by Henry Turner. Blurbed by Michael Grant? Sure, I’ll check that out!

ask the dark

8. The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Allender. I am very excited about another spooky read for Katie Allender! This one comes out in August.

dead girls of hysteria hall

9. A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis. A twisted historical thriller? Yes, please! Look for this one in October.

madness so discreet

10. Alex + Ada by Jonathon Luna. In keeping with my science fiction theme, I have recently added this new sci-fi/romance graphic novel to my list.

alex+adaI can’t wait to see what other people have recently added to their lists. I suspect my own TBR shelf is about to explode today!

P.S. After completing this post I managed to add a few more…

sense of the infinite written in the stars savage harvest

Happy Reading!



Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Want on a Deserted Island

Real quick, two things. 1. Thanks a lot The Broke and the Bookish for getting the Gilligan’s Island theme song stuck in my head. Yeah, I blame you. And, 2. Love the new look. So this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about books we would want with us if we here stuck on a deserted island. As I sat down to list the ten books that I would be happy to read over and over, I started to obsess about the deserted island thing. Why was I there? That would totally determine the ten books that I would just happen to have with me. I really can’t think of many scenarios that would have me carrying my favorites around. The more likely situation is that I am on a vacation that went horribly, horrible wrong. In which case, I would have ten books that I have been planning to read with me. So I am going with that scenario. My TTTs always highlight my favs, it’s time to ‘fess up about the books I keep meaning to read.

1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis.

2. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. Everyone loved this one. It’s amazing, blah, blah, blah. I know. I just can’t read everything. It’s on the list.

3. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty. I own these for Pete’s sake!

4. Ashfall by Mike Mullin. I like the cover for the sequel better, but I have heard great things about this debut. I am totally going to read it. I swear.

5. Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I have been saying that I am going to read this book for years. Years, people. In fact, it may take getting stranded for me to actually get to this.

6. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. True confession time. I just bought the book on CD for the library so I could listen to it. I love my job 🙂 Look at the cover! A dragon!

7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I know.

8. Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. Been meaning to read this one. I actually bought it for my Nook, so maybe while I am on vacation next week…

9. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. Again, heard good things…

10. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey. And again…

There are a few non-YA books that I have been eyeballing for ages too. I might just happen to have an eleventh and twelfth book tucked away somewhere. That would totally be like me. They would probably be:

12 & 13. Outlander by Diane Gabaldon and The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma.

I would get so much reading done if I was stranded on an island!

Happy Reading!