Top Ten Tuesday | Newest Additions to My TBR

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is pretty self-explanatory. These are all recent additions to my Goodreads to-be-read list. For me, a TBR is more than just the unread books sitting on my shelf, and I actually only own two of the books below (so far). But they all look incredible, and if I saw them in a bookstore, they would definitely come home with me. You might detect a theme, because I’ve been on a major history kick lately, and I love it!

  1. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterley. I saw the preview for the movie adaptation a few months ago and was so excited about it. When I found out it was a book, it immediately landed on my TBR.
  2. In the Woods by Tana French. With everyone talking about the newest addition to this series, I really want to start reading the Dublin Murder Squad books. They look really good, and everyone seems to love them.
  3. Home is Fucking Burning by Dan Marshall. I picked this one up because it’s a memoir about living with a parent who has cancer, which is something I have experienced. I think it will be interesting to read about a similar experience.
  4. The Mothers by Brit Bennett. I got a copy of this in last month’s Book of the Month Club box, and have been hearing such amazing things about it. I really want to get to it soon!
  5. The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich. I watched one episode of the Amazon series adaptation and added the book to my list. I just love the story, and want to read more about it. (The series is still totally worth watching if you’re not interested in the book.)
  6. Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris. This sounds like a fast-paced thriller, in which a “perfect” couple turns out to be not so perfect. Probably not the most original idea, but it intrigues me nonetheless.
  7. Blame by Simon Mayo. This book is about a society that believes children should pay for the crimes their parents committed. It sounds interesting, and is definitely pretty unique.
  8. White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg. Especially after this election season, I think it’s more important than ever to really learn about race in the United States.
  9. All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister. I think this one’s pretty obvious from the title. As a single woman heading toward 30, I think this will be an enlightening read.
  10. First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by Kate Anderson Brower. I love history, and one of the things I love reading about is what goes on in the White House, whether it’s about the presidents or the history of the house itself. The first ladies are so fascinating, and I kind of love them all (I even have Warhol’s picture of Jackie Kennedy on my bedroom wall).

What book(s) have you recently added to your reading list.

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15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Newest Additions to My TBR

  1. I’ve been planning to check out the show “Good Girls Revolt,” but I had no idea it was based on a book. I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the series! It’s set in the ’60s and about women in journalism — right up my alley.

    You should definitely read “In the Woods”! I read it last year and LOVED IT and I’ve been meaning to get to “The Likeness” (what seems to be everybody’s favorite book in the series) ever since. I think “In the Woods” was my most frequent staff pick when I was working at the library!

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  2. I hope you enjoy Good Girls Revolt! I like it when I read it, which was also just after watching the Pilot last year. I was so excited that they picked up the show! I’m going to watch it but I’m finishing Luke Cage first.

    Also, nice list! I had to add a few. Hidden Figures (can’t wait to see the movie!), All the Single Ladies, White Trash, and the Mothers are all new for me.

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