Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR. I have gotten a lot of great sounding 2016 books lately. I currently have books publishing through September 2016 in my TBR and am really excited about them. I decided to only include books added in December and January, as to me that is recent. So in no particular order here are the top ten new books in my TBR.
Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs. Tale of a gifted YA time traveler, the synopsis sounds great. – Elena Martinez has hidden her eidetic memory all her life–or so she thinks. When powerful tech giant Aether Corporation selects her for a top-secret project, she can’t say no. All she has to do is participate in a trip to the future to bring back data, and she’ll be set for life.
The Hidden Twin by Adi Rule. The cover alone has me intrigued, it is stunning. I hope the book matches it. – For eighteen years a girl with no name, a Redwing, has been hidden away in a small attic room within a city of hissing pipes and curving temples perched on the side of the great volcano, Mol, while her sister, Jey-identical except for her eyes-has lived her life in public as an only child. Their father had hoped the hidden girl would one day grow up to be a normal human girl and not the wicked creature mythology has promised, so he secretly spared her life as an infant.
Will You Won’t You Want Me by Nora Zelevansky. Love, love, love the sound of this one! – Marjorie Plum isn’t your average washed up prom queen. After all, her New York City prep school was too cool for a royal court. Yet, ten years after high school graduation, she is undeniably stuck in the past and aching for that metaphorical tiara.
Faerie by Eisha Marjara. So depressing and so right up my alley. – Just days before her eighteenth birthday, Lila has resolved to end her life. The horror of becoming an adult, and leaving her childhood behind, has broken her heart.
Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger. Demon fighting bartenders? Sign me up. – College grad Bailey Chen has a few demons: no job, no parental support, and a rocky relationship with Zane, the only friend who’s around when she moves back home. But when Zane introduces Bailey to his cadre of monster-fighting bartenders, her demons get a lot more literal. Like, soul-sucking hell-beast literal.
The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen. Sometimes you just need a good love story and I hope this is one of them. – A passionate summer love story about a girl, her childhood best friend, and the small town lies that have kept them apart.
26 Kisses by Anna Michels. This debut has been on my radar for months. I am super excited to read it. – Breaking up with her boyfriend is not how Veda planned on starting her summer. When Mark makes it clear that it’s over between them, Veda is heartbroken and humiliated—but, more importantly, she’s inspired. So she sets out on the love quest of a lifetime: use the summer to forget about Mark, to move on, and move up. All she has to do is kiss twenty-six boys with twenty-six different names—one for each letter of the alphabet.
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. I have heard great things about this one, and I love the interesting twist of a radical religion. – Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy.
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. Prep is one of those books that has stuck with me for a long time, so I’m glad I get to read this one. – This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray.
Leave Me by Gayle Forman. I really enjoyed Forman’s If I Stay so I hope her adult debut will be just as good. – For every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, for every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention–meet Maribeth Klein, a harried working mother who’s so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn’t even realize she’s had a heart attack.
So that is my list of ten books I’ve recently added to my TBR. What are your top picks?
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