The theme for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish, is the top ten books I recently added to my TBR. I add a lot of books to my TBR, but these are the ones I’m most excited about!
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. I’ve heard of this before, but all I really knew about it was that the cover was really pretty. But I recently found a copy of it in the dollar bookstore by my house, so now I have to read it. It’s set in post-war Chechnya, which is something new for me, and I’m really looking forward to reading it!
The Rook by Daniel O’Malley. This is a spy novel with a really cool fantasy element. It sounds interesting, and again, it’s different from what I usually pick up.
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. I like books that combine science and magic, and this one looks very intriguing. It involves a pair of childhood friends and a potential apocalypse.
The Circle by Dave Eggers. Basically, I will read anything if Emma Watson is starring in the movie adaptation. And, speaking of Emma Watson…
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem. If you haven’t heard, Emma Watson started a feminist book club, and this is her first pick. I did already start this, but only because I got the audiobook pretty much immediately after adding it to my list. I’m really enjoying it!
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twang Eng. This is a pick for the BookRiot Read Harder Challenge – do you know how hard it was to find a book by a Southeast Asian author? Like literally finding books I can purchase in English. This one was long listed for the Man Booker, and I usually like books that make that list.
The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff. This book wasn’t really on my radar – though I really want to see the movie – and then I saw it in Target. I’ve heard great things about it, so I’m looking forward to reading it soon.
Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah. I’ve been trying to read more nonfiction, and challenging myself to read about things I might not typically pick up – I have a bad habit of sticking with the familiar, but always end up loving things that are new and different. This is a subject I became very interested in as an undergrad history student, but haven’t read much about it since.
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. This sounds kind of like a Hunger Games. Against your adopted siblings. For control over a library. Of which the real, and missing, librarian might be God. Also, Victoria Schwab rated this five stars on Goodreads, and that’s really all I need.
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. Follett’s Century trilogy was very highly recommended to me, and it sounds awesome, so I want to get into this one soon. It follows five interrelated families, and the first book in the series covers the first World War, the Russian Revolution, and suffrage.
That’s it for this week! Let me know what books you recently added to your TBR in the comments!