8 Books I Recently Added to My TBR

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My TBR is constantly growing. Every time I hear about a new book that sounds interesting, it immediately goes on my Goodreads “to-read” shelf. Which is almost as intimidating as my physical TBR. I will probably never get to every book on that list. Still, I need to keep track of the ones I want to read somehow, right? Today, I thought it would be fun to share some of the books that are recent additions to my virtual TBR. I don’t own any of these yet (though I do have a digital ARC of one of them), but they all look really interesting, and I think they deserve a spot on my TBR.

Artemis by Andy Weir. This one’s kind of a no-brainer. I’ve been eagerly anticipating Andy Weir’s next novel – I don’t even care what it’s about. That said, this one looks really fun.

The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity by Stephen Pinker. I almost always love the books Bill Gates recommends – seriously, the man has great taste in books! – and he recently said this is the most inspiring book he’s ever read, and is the book that, if he could, he would give to all the new college graduates. That’s really all I needed to know to add this to my TBR.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I absolutely loved Ng’s Everyting I Never Told You, and am very excited to read this book, which is due out in September. It looks amazing, and I think it’s a story I’m really going to enjoy.

The Writings of Christine de Pizan. I had never heard of de Pizan, and then by a strange coincidence, her name appeared in two books I read in the last couple of months (one of which I’m still working on). She was a feminist before feminist was even a word. And I think I will really enjoy some medieval literature that challenges the patriarchy, because I love medieval literature (yes, I’m a nerd).

How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain’s Most Ineligible Bachelor and His Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate by Wendy Moore. This was actually recommended to me by a reader and fellow blogger – thanks Jillian! – who thought I might enjoy it based on one of my current reads: A History of the Wife by Marilyn Yalom. I have been really enjoying that book, and learning about wives throughout history and how marriage played into society and government, so I think I’m going to enjoy this one. It does look incredibly interesting, and I definitely want to find out more about this story!

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee. A modern Anna Karenina retelling with an asexual lead? YES PLEASE. I will be getting myself a copy soon, because I’ve been hearing wonderful things about it.

Here I Stand by Amnesty International. This is a book of stories and poems written by various authors (some of whom I already know and love) that address the topic of human rights. Definitely something I want to read more about, and this format sounds wonderful.

Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore. As soon as I read the synopsis for this one, I knew I needed to read it. It’s about a man who is reincarnated nearly 10,000 times, searching for the secret to immortality so he can be with his beloved: the incarnation of Death. I just got approved for an ARC on NetGalley, so I will be reading it very soon! Hopefully it lives up to my expectations.

Let me know if you’ve read, or plan to read, any of these books! What’s the most recent addition to your TBR?

14 thoughts on “8 Books I Recently Added to My TBR

  1. Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee sounds amazing! Although to be completely honest, I haven’t even read Anna Karenina yet, so I probabl need to get on that. I’ve been trying to read the books I currently have on my tbr – but I still added Godblind.

    Fleur @ Fleur Henley

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  2. I just finished Carve the Mark, Veronica Roth’s latest novel, and it’s a duolohy, so the second book went on my TBR as soon as I finished it. It’s a great book, and this is a great post! 🙂

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  3. Yay for medieval lit! I always like the poems of Marie de France. I know they are kinda cheesy but I like them. You also might like the work of Veronica Franco. She was a courtesan in Venice in the 1570s (so, later obviously), but she carved out a role for herself and was quite respected in a time when that was nearly impossible. There is also a really good movie called Dangerous Beauty (ignore the dumb poster art).

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    1. I like Marie de France, too! I’ve been meaning to reread her poems (or lais – is there a difference?). I haven’t heard of Veronica Franco, but I think I may have seen Dangerous Beauty. I’m not sure. I’ll definitely look into her, though. I love medieval Italian lit. Thanks!


  4. I’m glad you liked the recommendation on How To Create a Perfect Wife. I hardly ever suggest books like that {except obviously Gone with the Wind}, but that one jumped out for you. 🙂

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