Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!
This week’s theme is ‘The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List’, which is such a fun topic! I think this is a great way to talk about some of the books that wouldn’t usually make it onto a TTT list, especially if you’re anything like me and constantly adding books to your TBR so you don’t forget about them.
Tremontaine: The Complete Season 1 created by Ellen Kushner: I haven’t read anything by Ellen Kushner and I can’t remember where I first came across Tremontaine, but I recently saw Imyril @ There’s always room for one more reviewing one of the later instalments and was reminded this was a series I meant to get to at some point because it sounds so different. It’s Fantasy of Manners, which I love, but while Ellen Kushner has created the world the various ‘episodes’ have been written by her and a host of other authors and it sounds like so much fun.
After the Eclipse by Fran Dorricott: Somehow this book wasn’t on my TBR ages ago, which is crazy. This debut thriller has a queer heroine and I want 2019 to be the year I read and support as many f/f releases as possible. I follow the author on Twitter and she’s lovely!
Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer: I only discovered this book after seeing it on several TTT lists last week and I can’t believe this release passed me by in 2018!
Things in Jars by Jess Kidd: I haven’t read any Jess Kidd but I’ve heard great things about her books and her latest release, due to be published in the spring, sounds right up my street. I managed to get an eARC through NetGalley so I need to cross this one off my TBR soon!
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold: I’d like to read more non-fiction this year and so far I’ve seen amazing reviews about this book which will be published in February. Jack the Ripper is possibly the world’s most famous serial killer and many people have tried to identify him, but this book focuses on the women he killed instead, and frankly I’d much rather learn about them than him.
Mirage by Somaiya Daud: This is another book that passed my by in 2018, but I’d like to try and read more sci-fi (I’m definitely more of a fantasy girl) and I love a bit of court intrigue, so why not read court intrigue in space?
Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett: Horror is another genre I’d like to try and read more of, and Blood and Salt has one of those covers I know I’ve seen around a lot but I’ve never actually taken the time to read the blurb. I’m intrigued!
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo: Something I need to read more of are books about the trans experience, especially books written by own voices authors, which is exactly what this book is. Next time I’m in the mood for a YA contemporary, I think this’ll be the book I reach for.
A Cathedral of Myth and Bone by Kat Howard: Another gorgeous cover and a gorgeous title, this time for a short story collection. I was rubbish at reading short story collections in 2018 so I’m hoping to read a couple in 2019 and this one sounds amazing.