The Top 10 Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List

This was definitely one of the harder Top 10 Tuesday prompts from That Artsy Reader Girl – I never really realized until now how rarely I actually track the books that I want to read! When I see a book that I almost certainly want to own (usually recommendations from friends), I tend to just add it to my Amazon list. So here are the 10 last books to be added to my Amazon list.

Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft

I know that this one was a recommendation by a friend, but I don’t remember much of the context! A lot of book recommendations come to me during our weekly Pathfinder games, so I’m betting this was one of them.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

The Wheel of Time series is one of my all-time favorite fantasies, and I had actually never heard of Brandon Sanderson when he took over the last few books after Robert Jordan’s death (here is a great interview with Brandon Sanderson if you don’t already know about that but are interested). I’ve been meaning to read some of Brandon Sanderson’s own books, but I’ve been a bit series-phobic recently, so I wasn’t really sure where to start. This is a recommendation by a friend of mine who also loved Wheel of Time, so I have high hopes that this one will do it for me.

The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon

I’m pretty sure this is one I found on my own – this is a pretty good-looking fantasy about a queen of the underworld. I was always obsessed with the Persephone story when I was a kid so I might need to get my hands on this one sooner than later.

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung

I definitely found this one on the internet, but I need to read it, especially these days, with my new job. I am most definitely a quiet girl and I definitely live in a noisy world (at work and at home), and all of the pictures I’ve seen from this book speak to my quiet-girl-soul.

The Library of Shadows by Mikkel Birkegaard

Yet another book-centered mystery novel! I’ll never quit reading these. This is a book about a man who inherits a bookstore from his estranged father who recently died under mysterious circumstances.

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Are you surprised? This one looks like a good light-hearted read. It’s about a woman whose passion is pairing readers with their perfect book – but she loses her job at the bookstore and has to build a new life.

Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison

I didn’t realize until now that this book is actually a sequel to a book called Lie to Me. I’ll have to read them both! They are both mystery novels about a family with some dark secrets. I don’t read enough mystery these days.

The Whole Truth by Nancy Pickard

I read The Scent of Rain and Lightning by this author and loved it, so I’ve been thinking that I ought to read another one. This is another mystery novel about a true crime writer who investigates a child killer and realizes that her own life is suddenly in danger.

The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston

This book looks so good! It’s about a witch who escaped the witch hunts in 17th century England, and in the modern day has taken in a young woman to teach her craft.

The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith

I always like a good adoption story, and this one seems interesting. It’s about a young woman who grew up in the foster system. She is trying to settle in to her new life but feels something calling to her from the grove of a nearby park.

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