The Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Added to My TBR (and Why!)

Posted June 6, 2017 by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction in Top Ten Tuesday / 62 Comments

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

The Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Added to My TBR

I think technically I was supposed to pick a genre for this week’s list, and I was going to list fantasies, but then the first few books that really caught my eye weren’t technically fantasies and I just decided to tell you about the books I’ve most recently gotten excited enough about to add them to my TBR.

For my descriptions of the books, I’m mostly telling you how or why I added them to my TBR, rather than just describing them (you can read the blurb for that). I was all ready to tell you that I don’t add books to my TBR willy-nilly anymore, but as soon as I started looking at my TBR, I realized that a lot of these books were added on a whim. Seriously, you guys need to help me with my TBR sickness before it crushes me completely!

(These are listed in the order that I added them to my TBR, starting with the latest. Links go to Goodreads.)

1. Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

This sounds like my type of sci-fi. I tend to lean toward character-based sci-fi (that sometimes feels a bit like fantasy) and this book seems like it will fit the bill quite nicely. I’m pretty sure I saw a NetGalley feature on this book and there was a rec written by Marie Lu and she made it sound amazing. Guess I’m proof that marketing works.

2. The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

I saw this book recently on an email ad I received for BEA and I was sold as soon as I saw Neil Patrick Harris wrote it. I mean, it has a cute cover and Neil Patrick Harris wrote it. That’s all I needed to know to add it to my TBR. I mean, I guess I kind of skimmed the blurb … it’s about magic… or something.

3. Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows

Um, okay this book I once again chose based solely on the author and the cover. But at least this time it’s an author I love and not just an actor who I’ve never read anything by. I’m fairly certain that if Jodi Meadows wrote it, I’ll love it! Oh, and do you see that cover? (I actually got this book from Edelweiss without reading the blurb at all. I literally just read it a moment ago and thought, Oh, I had no idea what this book is about but it sounds really good. Seriously, Nicole?)

4. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Finally, a book that I added to my TBR on actual, solid advice. I saw a review for this book on It Starts at Midnight and I was intrigued enough to check it out further. The comic strip illustrations sealed the deal for me and I downloaded it from Edelweiss. I need to read this one stat!

5. The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

I think I technically added this one to my TBR for a giveaway, but I had been planning to add it anyway. Ellen Hopkins spoke at a conference I went to last year, and I was very intrigued about this book because she was inspired by her own real life circumstances—her daughter was kidnapped by her husband and taken from her for three years. So sad! This little fact was enough to spark my interest in Hopkins and her books.

6. Dead Ed in My Head by Barbara Catchpole

This one was sent to me by Raven Books, and it sounds like a really fun read. It’s about a teenage boy who befriends an old man. Then when the old man dies, he speaks to the kid in his head and talks him through everyday life situations. Sounds interesting, right?

7. Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

Okay, I have a confession to make. I don’t remember adding this book to my TBR. I don’t remember where I saw it. I don’t remember reading the blurb, and the cover didn’t really spark any memories either. I did just read the blurb and it sounds good, and it’s by Kristin Cashore, who I’ve never read but who I’ve heard great things about. Maybe it was a giveaway? Wait, no, I think maybe I saw it on someone’s BEA list? Seriously, people, what on earth is the deal here? I have no idea. (But, yeah, it does look good.)

8. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

I resisted adding this book to my TBR for SO long. It just doesn’t seem like a me book (horror isn’t really my thing). But I finally gave in to the name Stephanie Perkins and decided I have to at least give it a try. If I’m being honest, though, I probably won’t go out of my way to pick it up right away.

9. Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni

Oh, wait! Now I know why I added Jane, Unlimited! (I know, I’m being totally stream of consciousness here and talking about the wrong book, but trust me, it’s related to this one.) There was a giveaway run by Penguin and books 7, 8 and 9 on this list (and I think 10 too?) were all added for that giveaway. The difference is that I read the blurb more carefully for this one before I added it because I’d never heard of the book OR of Peter Bognanni so I wanted to make sure there was a good chance I was going to like it before I added it. The blurb completely won me over—this sounds like the type of YA contemp I love!

10. Warcross by Marie Lu

Yikes! This book requires an even bigger confession. I have never read a book by Marie Lu, but I own like five or six of them. (My mom did read the Legend series and told me that it’s really good—I just haven’t gotten to it yet.) I keep buying them based on hype alone. What is wrong with me? I mean, I’m pretty sure I’ll like them, but shouldn’t I just buy one first to make sure? Knowing me, I’ll end up reading Warcross first, while the others still sit on my shelf waiting for me.

What books have you added to your TBR lately? I want to know!


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62 responses to “The Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Added to My TBR (and Why!)

  1. danielle hammelef

    Recently, I’ve added lots of middle grade books, such as The Great Treehouse War, Orphan Island, and Scar Island. I’d forgotten how much I adore middle grade books.

  2. me and my living under a rock! I DOD NOT know Neil Patrick Harris was a writer! I have to also confess I have never finish a book by Marie Lu! BUT I do know they have awesome reviews so I’m sure it’ll be good!

  3. Warcross will be my first Marie Lu book too. I’ve been meaning to read her other two series but I never got round to it and by the time I did, my interest had diminished. I loved Kristin Cashore’s Graceling book so I am really excited to get my hands on Jane, Unlimited. I have no idea what to expect but I hope it’s good.

  4. This is adorable and hilarious. I did not know Kristen Cashore had a new book out, but I really really liked Graceling, so I’m in! And for some reason I now have “Dead Ed in my Head” set to “Brown Girl In the Ring” by Europop group Boney M. Ellen Hopkins is always a bit TOO edgy for me, but my students love her. All of these look worth considering for sure!

    • I seriously was all ready to say that I’m much more careful about the books I add to my TBR lately—and then I started actually looking at it and realized half of them were very random. Oh well, I guess I shouldn’t expect miracles. LOL!

      I actually kind of feel like Hopkins’ books for the most part might be too edgy for me as well, which is why I didn’t buy any of them at that conference I went to even though I liked Hopkins herself. I figured I’d wait for TYINK because it sounds a bit less edgy. We shall see!

  5. Ooh nice!! I have eyes for Warcross and There’s Someone Inside Your House!! The latter sounds particularly creepy and reminiscent of that one scary story where the killer is inside the house and calling the girl! I’ll be happy to read it first and tell you if it’s scary or gruesome! 😉

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  6. shooting

    I SO want There’s Someone Inside Your House and Eliza and Her Monsters. I actually have the Ellen Hopkins book but I need to read it. And what?! I didn’t know Neil Patrick Harris had a kid’s book coming out. Need it!


  7. Your comment about Jane Unlimited made me chuckle because it’s on my TBR as well and I can’t remember putting it on there or what about it piqued my interest since I don’t remember reading any reviews about it either, haha.

  8. I think Nyxia sounds pretty good too, and Warcross as well. And I don’t usually gravitate towards slasher stuff but I don’t know There’s Someone in the House just looks fun, can’t wait to see what stephanie Perkins does with it!

  9. Aw YAY I hope you love Eliza! So many of these are on my TBR too. Jane, Unlimited wasn’t, but I think it should be. So I shall add it. Warcross looks great too, as does Before She Ignites. I have never read a Stephanie Perkins book, but I think I’d like There’s Someone Inside Your House better than Anna and company anyway 🙂 Great picks, hope you love them!

    • I really enjoyed Anna but it wasn’t as life-changing for me as it was for a lot of people. Lola was only okay, and I think I actually liked the third book best of all but as of this moment I can’t even remember what it was. So… I still really like Perkins, though. Her books may not be the sort that stay with me for a lifetime but they’re fun and engaging when I read them.

  10. Oooh great list! Eliza and Her Monsters is on my list this week as well!! I also really want to read Before She Ignites, Warcross, and There Is Someone Inside Your House. Those 3 are all highly anticipated releases for me. I hope you get around to reading all these!

    ~ Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover
    My TTT!

  11. Before she ignites looks amazing! That one has gone straight on my TBR!
    Also, how did I not know that Neil Patrick Harris had written a book?! Will be checking that one out asap!
    I really hope you get to read all the books on your list, there are some great choices on there 🙂

  12. Ahh, I had heard some things on Twitter about NPH having a new book out, but when I tried to lazily Google it, I could only find his autobiography. Given that my topic for TTT this week was ‘middle grade fantasy’, I think I’ll also add it to my TBR 😛

  13. I loved Ellen Hopkins when I was younger, but I haven’t touched her newer stuff – part of me is worried I won’t enjoy the style as much as I once did.

    NEW JODI MEADOWS! Yay! Heading over to GR now to check out what it’s all about 🙂

  14. I haven’t added any of these to my tbr list yet but I hope you enjoy them all. I have just come to terms with the fact that I will not be able to read everything on my current tbr list unless I quit my job right now and live to 150. And I am okay with that 🙂

  15. I think I’ve given up on my tbr for the moment. I’m just not getting it cleared yet I can’t seem to bring myself to care! I just want all the books!!! Hope you get to read some of these soon!

  16. Eliza and her monsters sounds awesome and I love the cover of Dead Ed in my Head! I also own a ton of Marie Lu but only have read one of her books, oops. It was really good, I’m just kinda bad at following through I guess haha. Hope you enjoy these!

  17. I’m so terribly out of the loop with new releases, blogging and reading that a lot of these titles are new to me^^ o.O I have heard about WARCROSS and Jane Unlimited and I’m interested in both!! I need to look up the rest of these now 😉

  18. “warcross” is one I’m super curious about too! Not sure it’ll be one that’s in my usual reading scope, but I’m open to trying new stories! Also, I’m skeptical, but still excited about Stephanie’s. This one is going to be SO different that what we’re used to, which is part of what makes it so interesting. Hope you enjoy all of these, and thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland. 🙂

  19. Jen

    LOL! I own books by Marie Lu, and I haven’t read any of them either. I have the Legend Trilogy and I also have The Young Elites. We aren’t alone in doing stuff like this lol!!

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