Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Recently Added to My TBR

Occasionally, I go through my Goodreads shelves to clean or organize them. Sometimes it doesn’t help when I’m adding 5+ books a week sometimes. Here are the books I’ve most recently added to my “to-read” shelf!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

The topic itself isn’t restricted to certain genres, and while I do read mostly YA, other genres do pique my interest. My Goodreads “to-read” shelf currently has 189 books on it. *dies* I’ll never be able to read all the books, but God willing, I still have a lot of years left in me to try. 😛

I know there’s a huge push for diversity and accurate representation in YA publishing, and I hope to do my fellow book lovers justice by adding good books to my TBR. Let’s Talk About Love not only features an African-American on the cover, but also features an asexual (ace) character. I hope it’s as wonderful as the hype surrounding it is. Let’s Talk About Love is scheduled to release January 23, 2018! I hope the cover doesn’t change!

Daughter of the Siren Queen is the sequel to Daughter of the Pirate King. I recently finished the first book and thoroughly enjoyed it. I believe this series will only be a duology, and the final book is set to release on February 27, 2018.

The Queen and the Cure is the second book in The Bird and the Sword Chronicles. I finished reading the first book a few days ago and liked it very much, but not as much as I thought I would. However, it doesn’t deter me from reading the sequel. The Queen and the Cure released not too long ago on May 1, 2017.

There are 2 books I recently added to my TBR that don’t have covers…yet! Queens of Innis Fear by Tessa Gratton and I Really Didn’t Think This Through by Beth Evans, both set to release next year. I love the play on words with Gratton’s book, which makes me think of the lovely Yeats poem, Lake Isle of Innisfree. Here’s the synopsis:

Three sisters born under different stars, sharing the same tragic ancestry and ambitious destiny, vie with each other and with the kings who will be their allies, enemies, and pawns, in a dangerous, sexy, deadly game for power, ignited by the madness of a declining king and the reappearance of a bastard soldier who wants to tear it all down.

A feminist, multicultural epic fantasy with the operatic feeling of GAME OF THRONES, inspired by the author’s conflicted relationship with KING LEAR and her desire to confront head-on provocative questions about birthright, gender, faith, and the complicated bonds of family.

Evans’ book doesn’t have a synopsis yet, but I can only imagine the book will comprise of her comics, which highlight anxiety, OCD, and depression.

I’ve yet to finish Kristin Cashore’s fantasy series which begins with Graceling and ends with Bitterblue. I read Fire and wasn’t impressed so I pushed Bitterblue off to the side. Jane, Unlimited released this year in September.

Marissa Meyer is one of those author bandwagons I’ve jumped on. I definitely enjoyed The Lunar Chronicles and while I’ve yet to read HeartlessRenegades intrigues me far more. The cover was revealed a few weeks ago and I’m so in love with it. It looks so futuristic and reminds me of a game. Renegades releases on November 7, 2017.

Victoria: Portrait of a Queen by Catherine Reef is an illustrated biography about Queen Victoria, a woman who happens to be one of my favorite British monarchs. I’ve read a variety of biographies about this queen, who ascended the throne at the age of 18 and reigned for over 60 years. I’m excited to see the illustrations in this book as written biographies contain only a handful of pictures. Victoria: Portrait of a Queen is set to release on November 7, 2017.

I’m definitely excited for this YA sci-fi with an Asian character on the cover with an Asian setting written by an Asian author, Cindy Pon! 😮 It sounds awesome. My words won’t do it justice. Here’s the synopsis:

From critically acclaimed author Cindy Pon comes an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution, about a group of teens who risk everything to save their city.

Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city’s corruption and still grieving the loss of his mother who died as a result of it, Zhou is determined to change things, no matter the cost.

With the help of his friends, Zhou infiltrates the lives of the wealthy in hopes of destroying the international Jin Corporation from within. Jin Corp not only manufactures the special suits the rich rely on, but they may also be manufacturing the pollution that makes them necessary.

Yet the deeper Zhou delves into this new world of excess and wealth, the more muddled his plans become. And against his better judgment, Zhou finds himself falling for Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp’s CEO. Can Zhou save his city without compromising who he is, or destroying his own heart?

It sounds like a K-drama in the making, and I’m not complaining! 😛 Want is scheduled to release on June 13, 2017.

Last but certainly not least, Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley releases on June 6 (next week!). It sounds incredibly adorable and endearing with some feels thrown in there. I should prepare myself. It also centers around a bookshop, and hello, that sounds amazing!

Do we share any similar books? Feel free to leave your TTT in the comments, and I’ll be sure to check it out! 🙂


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