This week’s prompt is: The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf
Welcome back to another week of Top Ten Tuesday! This is a linkup with That Artsy Reader Girl
Since I don’t purchase many physical books I have no idea what the last books are to grace my shelves. I know I’ve been gifted a few, but, well – they’re not very exciting. So, I decided to change this up just a bit. I’m going to show you the last 10 books to be added to my Goodreads To-Read shelf.
The Ten Most Recent Additions to
My Goodreads To-Read Bookshelf
As a result of discovering the Top-Ten linkup from That Arty Reader Girl I have discovered tons on new books to read. Upon discovery, they promptly go right onto my handy dandy Goodreads to-read shelf. You guys are great with all the book reviews, and promotions, as well as recommendations and what to avoid. I think all of my last ten additions have been added from reading blogs in the linkup. Here they are:
I live in the midwest and have always wondered what it would be like to live in the 1950’s. (Not that I want to, mind you!) This synopsis grabbed me and so onto the list it went! I am looking forward to getting to this one.
A clever, surprising, and ultimately moving debut novel, set in a small Midwestern town in the early 1950s, about a nosy switchboard operator who overhears gossip involving her own family, and the unraveling that discovery sets into motion.
This is a book I know I’d have never found if not for the linkup. Here’s part of the synopsis – which sounds very intriguing, so I added it!
Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills bag”. …
Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes and the will to change it.
I read my first Jodi Picoult book last year and LOVED it. I’ve added quite a few of her other books to my list since then. Hoping I’ve found a new favorite author. Won’t know till I get to a few of them but this one This one sounded interesting so onto the list it went!
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.
As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish.
The synopsis snagged me on this one.
When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn’t aspire to become a “French parent.” But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old. They ate braised leeks. They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. And yet French kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative. Why? How?
Curiosity got me to add it since I aspire to be a great parent.
I have very fond recollections of The Night Circus by the same author. It was simply charming. Needless to say, i promptly added this one to my list as soon as I saw it. This one looks to be just as bewitching and entrancing. I’ve seen a few of my Goodreads buddies giving it 5-star ratings, but I refuse to read any review for a book until I’ve finished it myself – so, I have high hopes for this one.
I picked this one out out of sheer curiosity. I read Station Eleven last year and it was okay. Not my favorite of the year, but not forgettable. It’s out of my comfort-zone genre and the synopsis piqued my curiosity. The author says “My fifth novel is a ghost story that’s also about white collar crime and container shipping.” It’s due out on March 24th of 2020, but I probably won’t get to it for some time.
And that’s my list of the last ten recent additions to my ever growing Goodreads To-Read shelf. Are any of them on your list? Do you have any further recommendations for me? Have you read any of them? Let me know in the comments below.