Top Ten Tuesday

This week’s prompt for Top Ten Tuesday is “books recently added to your TBR”. That’s an easy one for me, because I keep veeeery careful records… I won’t just add the ones I’ve got most recently, or it’d basically echo my last couple of Stacking the Shelves posts. So here’s a selection of what I’ve got/borrowed in the last couple of months.

  1.  Touch, Claire North. I might’ve been disappointed in The First Fifteen Lives of Harry Augustbut I have been a fan of North’s work since she first published as Catherine Webb.
  2.  A Darkling Sea, James L. Cambias. I think this was mentioned by a friend in a book group. It made it to my wishlist, anyway, and from there onto my bought list!
  3.  Impulse, Dave Bara. Picked up on, ha, impulse. Looks like fun space opera type stuff.
  4. Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales. For book club!
  5. Mortal Heart, Robin LaFevers. I’ve just read Grave Mercy. I already had Dark Triumph on my list, but now I’ve gotta get my hands on Mortal Heart…
  6. Blackout, Connie Willis. I’m actually pretty ambivalent about Willis’ work, but I told myself I’d give it another go!
  7. Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson. Had never quite connected this book with the Ms Marvel writer! When I realised, well, the choice was obvious.
  8. Knight’s Shadow, Sebastien de Castell. I’m still only partway through the first book, since I got distracted. Oops. But this is waiting for me.
  9. The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro. I have to get around to this soon. I hear it’s got Gawain in it!
  10. The Mirror World of Melody Black, Gavin Extence. Having loved The Universe Versus Alex Woods, and knowing this is about mental illness in many ways, I couldn’t help but pick this one up as soon as I could.

Tahdah! What’s everyone else been getting hold of?


16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. I haven’t heard of any of the books on your list but I have heard of a few of the authors. I read Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never let me go and I liked the film adaptation of it which I saw last year. Very sad in film format! Enjoy your books!

  2. Gawain *grabby hands* this list is awesome. I actual have a few of these on my shelve As well the universe vs alex sounds good I’ll pick it up soon.

    • I really enjoyed the first book! (The review will be up here in a couple weeks if you’re interested enough to check back…) Some people I know didn’t enjoy it, but I found myself disagreeing with them almost point for point.

  3. I’ve got Grave Mercy in my TBR pile; I’ve yet to get around to reading it. I’ve heard so many good things about that series.

    I’ve only read one of Connie Willis’s books (which was Passage). I know that some people really love this author’s books, but I was not impressed. There was too much repetition, too many stereotyped characters, and a really weak ending that didn’t make a whole lot of sense (I got the feeling that the author didn’t quite know how to end things). I think I also tried to read Doomsday Book many years ago… but I don’t think I got very far.

    • I do enjoy it! My review hasn’t gone live yet, or I’d link it.

      Yeah, I… I can agree with that. Also, Willis’ stories frequently seem to involve people passing the idiot ball around.

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