Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is:
Ten 11 Books Added to My TBR Lately
I spent a lot of time looking over my To-Read shelf on Goodreads to try and choose ten recently-added books for this post, but it was so hard! Every book I’ve added in the last few months sounds so good and interesting! I managed to narrow it down to 11, and they are a mix of YA, adult, even one book for kids. Some of them are out already, some are coming out later this year or next year. But I want to read them all!
The Merciless III, by Danielle Vega
I love these books, so of course I am beyond excited to read another book in this series.
All Our Wrong Todays, by Elan Mastai
This book sounds so cool! I heard about it at a Penguin Random House book preview a few weeks ago. Here is an excerpt of the premise from Goodreads – there’s no way I’ll put it better:
You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn’t necessary.
Except Tom just can’t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that’s before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland.
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, by Ben Clanton
This just sounds like a too-cute graphic novel about a Narwhal and his jellyfish friend, Jelly! They love waffles, parties, and adventures.
The Elephants in My Backyard: A Memoir, by Rajiv Surendra
As soon as I heard about this at the PRH preview, I knew I wanted to get my hands on this and read it. This is written by Rajiv Surendra, who I know best as Kevin G from one of my favourite movies, Mean Girls:
In 2003, Rajiv Surendra was filming Mean Girls, playing the beloved rapping mathlete Kevin Gnapoor, when a cameraman insisted he read Yann Martel’s Life of Pi.
Mesmerized by all the similarities between Pi and himself—both are five-foot-five with coffee-colored complexions, both share a South Indian culture, both lived by a zoo—when Rajiv learns that Life of Pi will be made into a major motion picture he is convinced that playing the title role is his destiny.
In a great leap of faith Rajiv embarks on a quest to embody the sixteen-year-old Tamil schoolboy. He quits university and buys a one-way ticket from Toronto to South India. He visits the sacred stone temples of Pondicherry, he travels to the frigid waters off the coast of rural Maine, and explores the cobbled streets of Munich. He befriends Yann Martel, a priest, a castaway, an eccentric old woman, and a pack of Tamil schoolboys. He learns how to swim, to spin wool, to keep bees, and to look a tiger in the eye. All the while he is really learning how to dream big, to fail, to survive, to love, and to become who he truly is.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White
I am loving the new TV show Pitch, and this novel about the first female baseball player drafted by an MLB team sounds so good!
Feminist Fight Club, by Jessica Bennett
This was recommended to me by one of my sisters. Sounds interesting!
The Hearts We Sold, by Emily Lloyd Jones
I don’t even remember how I heard about this book, but a story about people making deals with demons is so my kind of book!
The Perfect Stranger / Watch Me Go, by Megan Miranda (Goodreads has this book under both titles)
I loved All the Missing Girls, so I want to get my hands on this follow up as soon as possible!
The Wanderers, by Meg Howrey
I was sold as soon as I read this:
Station Eleven meets The Martian in this brilliantly inventive novel about three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them—and their families—changed forever.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
This is another one I heard about at the PRH preview and was immediately sold based on the synopsis:
A stunning debut about a girl who has learned how to survive – but not how to live.
Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.
Eleanor Oliphant is fine. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except sometimes, everything.
No-one’s ever told Eleanor life should be better than fine. But with a simple act of kindness she’s about to realise exactly how much better than fine life can be.
Arrowood, by Laura McHugh
Gothic mystery. Maybe with ghosts!
Are any of these on your TBR? Have you read any of these yet? Let me know!