31.3.15

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Recently Added To My To-Be-Read List

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c.j.'s selections
                in order of recency

one Imagine if the Library of Alexandria hadn't been destroyed.  Imagine that it's taken over all knowledge--and those who dare possess their own books are traitors.  It looks like a bit of 1984 with some alternate Earth historical fantasy awesomeness.  I've never read Rachel Caine, but I have high hopes.  //  Goodreads 
two Charlie is dead--or so you'd think, after a catastrophic explosion.  His girlfriend mourns at his funeral.  So does his other girlfriend.  Cue other woman team-up to find their MIA ex.  I don't usually go for the whole kitschy romance thing, but the whole death mystery adds something special.  //  Goodreads
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I just got an ARC and I'm psyched!  Pun somewhat intended.  When Georgia's brother dies, everyone assumes it's a tragedy.  Enter the grieving best friend whom know one's ever met.  Could the boy charming the whole town be the killer?  Georgia thinks so--but is she right, or are the voices in her head twisting her reality?  //  Goodreads
four When I first saw the link between this and The Handmaid's Tale, I was a little bit skeptical.  Since, I've seen some delightful reviews and have come around.  I'm curious to see what Simmons will do with a society of woman hidden from the men who want them as prizes.  //  Goodreads 
five I've finally decided that I should read this.  I do love books that are set up as false histories--Frankenstein, for example.  I'm very excited to see how Marie Brennan melds the memoir genre with a fantasy adventure.  I'm also geekily hoping for Darwin-style diagrams and sketches.  //  Goodreads 
six I've been dying for this book every since I encountered the German original, Silber.  It began as a Cover Love and became a personal quest--to see it translated.  Okay, less of a quest and more of a lot of waiting.  But now it's here, the story of a girl who discovers that the sinister figures in her dreams are real people.  //  Goodreads 
seven I didn't really want to read this, until I did a Book Blurb Breakdown on it.  I know it's going to be a generic NA romance, but I can't resist the thrill of the sexy bad boy artist or the intrigue of his mysterious confession.  Plus, I hear good things about Hoover, so she may surprise me.  //  Goodreads 
eight The story of Scheherazade has always fascinated me, though I've yet to undertake the whole 1,001 nights.  This reinvention seems to stick closely to the original: king kills a bride a night, then one girl manages to last.  Only this time, there are secrets surrounding the murders that may disrupt everything Shazi believes about her new husband.  I'm super intrigued.  //  Goodreads 
nine I've never read Sarah Dessen.  Go ahead, throw the tomatoes.  I've always seen her as a frothy summer read.  But Saint seems like a good place to start.  It seems a little more serious in tone, starting with Sydney's brother's drunk driving accident.  Sydney's concern for the victims leads her to a family--and boy, obviously--who give her the acceptance that her parents never had.  Sounds heartwarming, but I'm intrigued nevertheless.  //  Goodreads 
ten I couldn't be more excited.  I loved The Dark Unwinding and A Spark Unseen.  I trust Cameron to concoct another brilliant adventure.  In this alternate Earth, Sophie finds herself embroiled in the clandestine society fighting the radical Parisian rebels.  Sophie realizes that her fiance is hiding something; so is she.  Given Cameron's track record of intricate historical mysteries, I'm sold.  //  Goodreads 






20 comments:

  1. I really need to read Confess by Colleen Hoover, I love her writing. I hope you enjoy these books when you get around to them. My TTT!

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    1. Me too! I hope they live up to the hype.

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  2. Oh I like the look of A Natural History of Dragons! The Glass Arrow is one that I didn't include this week, but it's very much on my TBR. Looks like you have some great reading ahead! my TTT

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    1. It's definitely a really unique book. I just hope it's not too dry. Too much great reading! :P Although, can there ever be?

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  3. Oh my gosh I need Ink and Bone in my life immediately. Sounds fantastic! So does The Wrath & the Dawn. Great list! :)

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    1. I know, right? I just happened upon these and I want them so very much. I adore rich fantasies with an element of the historical. Thanks!

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  4. I have the Rachel Caine one on my list too!! I think the premise is just SO INCREDIBLE. Gah! I seriously cannot wait for it to come out. xD
    Here's my TTT!

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    1. YES me too! There are so many good opportunities to talk about censorship and the importance of free knowledge. Also fun adventure-y stuff.

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  5. The Glass Arrow seems very interesting and Saint Anything is also on my list.
    I cannot wait to read them.

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    1. Me either! It's gonna be a great summer for books.

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  6. That settles it: I need to seek out Rook! Thank you.

    I went off in a different direction: Great Books that Independent Booksellers Recommend.

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    1. Yay! I hope you love it. Cameron's books are severely underrated.

      Ooh, indie booksellers. That's cool. I'd imagine they have some unusual recs.

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  7. Some of those sound really interesting. :)

    Stormi
    Tuesday Memes

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  8. Awesome list! I am looking forward to reading Saint Anything for sure.

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  9. I'm curious about both "Ink and Bone" and "The Wrath and the Dawn." Not read anything by either author, but they look like they could be cool reads! :-D

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    1. They're both new to me too. Hopefully they're as cool as they sound!

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  10. The Natural History of Dragons has been on my TBR for a while but there are a coupe on here I haven't heard of that I think I will make new additions to the list. Ink and Bone and Dream a Little Dream look particularly interesting! And the list gets ever longer, lol!

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    1. Haha, I know the feeling. Looking at other people's lists is dangerous. I've been dying for Dream a Little Dream for ages.

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