Top Ten Tuesday | The most recent additions to my bookshelf


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 ‘Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection’! I’m not going to include any of the books I’ve acquired on my Kindle and instead focus on the books on my bookshelf I’ve either bought or received, starting with the most recent…

The Virago Book of Witches ed. by Shahrukh Husain: I was in London at the weekend and when I came across this book in Waterstones Trafalgar Square, I just had to have it.

Ariadne by Jennifer Saint: Waterstones had a dangerous sale on their website and were selling a bunch of hardbacks half price, so I treated myself to a few including their exclusive hardback of this Greek myth retelling that I saw all over the blogosphere last year.

The King’s Painter: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein by Franny Moyle: This is another book I picked up in their sale and I’m so glad I spotted it as it’s usually £35! This chonk is a biography of Hans Holbein, the 16th century painter who’s probably best known for painting Tudor royalty and courtiers, such as Henry VIII himself, Anne of Cleves and Thomas Cromwell. It’s a gorgeous book, full of Holbein’s work in colour, and I’m sure it’ll be a fascinating read.

Cecily by Annie Garthwaite: The last book I picked up in the sale and another book I kept eyeing up last year because I love the cover. I’ve been in the mood to read more historical fiction lately and I’ve heard so many good things about this one!

Banner of the Damned by Sherwood Smith: This high fantasy novel with an asexual protagonist was a #TBTBSanta gift from the lovely Elena and I can’t wait to read it!

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo: I’ve heard so many good things about this YA f/f historical fiction novel, which was another gift from Elena.

The Trolls in the Knolls: 35 Icelandic folk and fairy tales ed. by Silja Aðalsteinsdóttir: My friend Beth moved to Iceland last year and sent me this for Christmas, which I’m sure will be a really fun read.

Anthology of Mythology: A Collection of German Legends by Lüdia Stahlschmidt: My friend Marisa sent me a different book of European folk tales! She knows I have a soft spot for Germany and I can’t wait to give this beautifully illustrated book a read.

Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee: I pre-ordered the highly-anticipated finale of The Green Bone Saga and still haven’t read it because I’m so nervous about what’s going to happen to the characters I love. I think Dini and I need to read this one together so we can provide one another with therapy.

A Curious History of Sex by Kate Lister: Kate Lister is the historian behind the fantastic Whores of Yore account on Twitter and my friend Laura very kindly got me her book for my birthday! I’d really like to learn more about the history of sex workers, so I’m looking forward to reading this.

Which books made your list this week?

21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | The most recent additions to my bookshelf

  1. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer says:

    It looks like you’ve added some great books recently! I can never resist a good sale, either. 😉 I feel like the only reader who hasn’t read The Green Bone Saga. But I finally added it to my tbr! Happy reading!

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  2. Rabeeah says:

    The Waterstones half-price hardback sale was genius – I also got a few gems, though not that beautiful cover of Ariadne. It’s on my reading list though. I hope you enjoy!


  3. dinipandareads says:

    Ooh, yep yep yep. We should definitely be finishing up the GBS series together. There’s no way I’m gonna make it through Jade Legacy without someone there to share ALL THE FEELINGS with me! 😂 I’m excited to try Ariadne and Last Night at the Telegraph Club as well. I hope you enjoy all these books, Jess!


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