Top Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR
Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
This week we’re talking about the top ten books that we recently added to our TBRs. I think the term “TBR” can have a lot of different meanings. Some refer to it as all the books you OWN and need to read, while others just use it as an all-inclusive terms for books to read at some point. I’m the latter; I refer to my TBR as the general list of books I would like. I split my TBR into two different Goodreads shelves: to-read and tbr-unreleased. Having one shelf confused me because I would always be like OH I want to read that next, then get sad when I noticed it wasn’t released yet. I decided to pull from both shelves for this particular TTT because it’s more fun that way. I also didn’t do it exactly with the last 10 books, because some were novellas and books I finally added on Goodreads that I’ve owned for year. Now, after that unnecessary explanation, here’s this week’s ten books!
The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan | One of my real-life reader friends and I kept going back and forth about New Adult books the other day, and she recommended this series to me. I admit, I’ve seen it around a lot from bloggers but I hesitated for some reason. She was the final push to just add it to my TBR! (I mean, football, hello?)
Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn | I had never heard of this one until I kept seeing the cover redesign on the shelves of Barnes & Noble. It totally grabbed my attention and I would pine over it every time I saw it. I finally just bit the bullet and spent the $9. Now I have to read it! I also had to change the cover on Goodreads for this edition because it’s too pretty.
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin | I’m not a big historical fiction reader and kept sweeping by this book. The more I saw it, the more tempted I became. After finally stopping to read the synopsis, onto the TBR it went.
The Summertime Girls by Laura Hankin | It’s bothering me that I can’t remember who brought this book to my attention! I checked Goodreads and not a lot of people read it recently, so who knows. Either way, it sounds right up my alley and hopefully I’ll get to it in the summertime.
The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty | I enjoyed the two other books (one & two) I read by Liane Moriarty, so it’s weird that I haven’t picked up any of her others. I even own a few from previous Christmases. I bought this one on sale at B&N because I plan to get her whole collection at some point. It looks good, like all of her books do!
I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan | So, funny story. The publisher was pushing this one at ALA and I kind of ran away for a few minutes, while Brittany and Amy ended up with it. I’m not sure what was going on in my head but after reading the synopsis, it sounds like it was written just for me. Amy is going to send me her copy soon because she’s wonderful.
The Goal by Elle Kennedy | I just finished THE SCORE last week and it was utter perfection. This whole series is so, so excellent. After the ending, I’m super excited to see what happens next with Tuck in his book! If you like NA and haven’t read this yet, COME ON.
Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung | Dahlia mentioned this one the other day and I was intrigued, so I checked the Goodreads. It’s being compared to Fresh Off the Boat, which I LOVE for many many reasons, so I had to add it. Plus, this cover is adorable. (Why is September so far away?!)
Caraval by Stephanie Garber | This was another miss for me at ALA. Well, kind of. They were giving out bound manuscripts and there was only one left by the time Alyssa and I got to the booth. We decided that she could take it home with her and I would borrow it, since we live about 25 minutes away from each other.
Two Summers by Aimee Friedman | OH MAAAAAN I LOVE THIS ONE. First of all, I read an old series by Aimee Friedman back in the day and it gives me nostalgic feels just thinking about it. Second of all, PARALLEL LIFE BOOK – my absolute faaaavorite. I’m so ready for this. If this ARC was at ALA, I apparently missed it and hate myself for it. Womp womp.
I would also suggest What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Really good. I am super interested in I Woke Up Dead at the Mall. I mean the title alone! Great list!
Oh I have that one!!
I’ve never read any of these, but Wolf by Wolf sounds really interesting. I’m not really a historical fiction fan either, but who doesn’t want to read about a girl trying to kill Hitler!? I have never heard of Gingerbread until just now, but I also love the cover redesign. I honestly love anything with sparkles. Great list!
Right?! Sounds good to me! And agree on sparkles 😉
Oh wow! The new cover of Gingerbread is SO much better than the original! I read that book back in high school (over 10 years ago- I’m old!) and I remember liking it then. I’m curious how it holds up!
Right?! I love the new cover. Makes it so much more appealing! haha
I haven’t heard of any of these yet, toooo many books out there sigh…. lol 🙂
I love the summer for Two Summers! Adding that one to my TBR. I am in the middle of reading The Deal right now and it’s fabulous! I can’t to finish the rest of the series. Great list, Lauren. 🙂
YAY! Hope you enjoy the rest. I loooooooved them
I have my issues with NA but The Hook Up is one of my favorites, hope you like it!
YES I want Liane Moriarty’s whole collection too. I really enjoyed The Husband’s Secret, and something about her covers really appeal to me in their simplicity.
She is the BEST
I was so bummed to miss out on ALA this year, I remember going through the border coming back home to Canada last time with a giant suitcase stuffed with ARCs. The border guard looked at me and exclaimed “what are you going to do with all of these books?!?”, and I looked at him equally confused and said “read them, of course!” Some things only book nerds can understand 🙂
hahahah that’s awesome!
I definitely want to read Wolf by Wolf too! I’ve seen such great reviews on it. Last month I think, I read a book Elle Kennedy co-authored and I really enjoyed it (it was Him). So I’m curious to read more of her books.
ooh I’ve heard great things about Him!
I’m quite looking forward to reading Caraval! It sounds like a story I’m going to love, and I really I hope I do. And Two Summers is also on my TBR; it sounds like a fun parallel life story 🙂
The Hook Up has a shaky start, but I ended up loving it! Drew is just… <3 <3 The second book is even better though. 😀
YAY! Glad to hear.
I just added Two Summers to my TBR pile. It sounds oh so very good! I really want to read Wolf by Wolf. I actually own a copy but haven’t read it yet. :/
Both look great!
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