Top Ten Tuesday | My Kindle “Treat Yo Self” Spending Spree


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 Bookshelf’! I went on a little bit of a spending spree over the Christmas and New Year when a lot of Kindle books were reduced or on offer.


So today, in the order I bought them, I’m sharing the books I picked up with you…


Mirage by Somaiya Daud: A girl posing as the body double of a cruel princess is the kind of story I’d usually expect to come across in fantasy, and that’s why I’ve always been intrigued by this YA sci-fi novel. I’m looking forward to picking it up!

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A Chakraborty: For the majority of last year this sequel to The City of Brass was £9.99, which I’m not prepared to pay for an ebook, but on Christmas Day it was reduced to £5.99 so I could finally treat myself to a copy!

The Changeover by Margaret Mahy: I’ve heard amazing things about this contemporary fantasy novel first published in the ’80s, so I couldn’t resist getting myself a copy.

Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender: I love the sound of this Caribbean-inspired fantasy novel which I actually bought in December, but then returned it almost immediately when I realised I needed to save my money. Once I got paid last month, I decided to treat myself.

The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes: I saw Natalie Haynes at the Hay Festival last year and she was fantastic! I really want to read A Thousand Ships, but I’ve also had my eye on this one and found it for just 99p.


Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi: This novel was also 99p, so I picked it up on Boxing Day when I picked up The Children of Jocasta. It’s an alternate history fantasy thriller, and it sounds bonkers, but I’m very intrigued.

Native Tongue Suzette Haden Elgin: Another sci-fi novel and another novel that was just 99p! This novel is set in a future where women are denied civil rights, but they start to invent their own language. It sounds so interesting.

Eidolon by Grace Draven: Radiance was one of my last reads of 2019 and I really enjoyed it, so I couldn’t resist picking up the sequel and I’m hoping to get to it soon.

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: This one was my last read of 2019 and I loved it! I’ve been meaning to read since it came out, so I finally bit the bullet and treated myself to a copy – the ebook wasn’t expensive at all – and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Well Met by Jen DeLuca: I’m hoping to devote the majority of February to reviewing romance novels, whether they’re contemporary, historical or fantastical, so couldn’t resist treating myself to the romance novel I’ve had my eye on since its release. This one wasn’t really reduced, but I decided it was a New Year gift to myself and I have no regrets.

Which books made your list this week?

39 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | My Kindle “Treat Yo Self” Spending Spree

  1. dinipandareads says:

    Ahaha I love it. I had that treat yo self gif on my post today too because really why not?! 🤣 Heh. Great list! I think I actually have Eidolon on my Kindle shelf too but I can’t even remember reading the first book 😂 Hope you enjoy Well Met! That’s high up on my TBR this year!

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  2. acquadimore says:

    Mirage was such an interesting sci-fi/fantasy crossover, I hope you like it too! I’ve never read a novel with a setting quite like that one.
    I had never heard of The Changeover, but that’s intriguing – I don’t know if I will read it but I think it would be interesting to find out how YA fantasy novels were decades ago.
    Great list!

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    1. Jess @ Jessticulates says:

      Glad to hear you enjoyed it! Yeah, it’ll definitely be interesting to read something from the ’80s – especially when there are probably a bunch of female authors from the ’80s and ’90s who’ve been forgotten about and are waiting to be rediscovered.

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