Top Ten Tuesday: Recently added to Mount TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

This is an easy list to make.  It’s a combination of my most recently bought books, either for kindle or audio, uptodate approvals from Netgalley and books from authors.  Here are my 10 most recent additions:

  1. A Time of Courage by John Gwynne
  2. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  3. The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by KS Villoso
  4. The Wolf’s Call by Anthony Ryan
  5. You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce
  6. Moontangled (The Harwood Spellbook #2.5) by Stephanie Burgis
  7. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  8. Howard’s End by EM Forster
  9. All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
  10. Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

Top Ten Tuesday : New to me authors from 2019

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

 Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019

This week my list is all about ‘new to me’ authors.  I read quite a lot of new authors in 2019 and so it was difficult to chop this list down to 10 but here are the books that really stood out at a glance:

  1. The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
  2. A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by CA Fletcher
  3. Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
  4. Westside by WM Akers
  5. A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay
  6. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

  7. Strange Practice by Vivien Shaw
  8. Ration by Cody T Luff
  9. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow
  10. Ivory Apples by Lisa Goldstein

TTT : Anticipated 2020 Releases

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020

Well, there are a lot of books that I’m looking forward to this year but here are the first 10 releases that spring immediately to mind:

The Other People by C J Tudor

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A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris (Gunnie Rose #2)

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The Deep by Alma Katsu

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The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence (Book of the Ice #1)

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The Book of Koli by MR Carey

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A Time of Courage by John Gwynne (Of Blood and Bone #3)

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Shorefall by RJ Bennett (Founders #2)

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Westside Saints by WM Akers

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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia

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The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

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Top Ten Tuesday : Christmas wishlist

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

 Books I Hope to Find Under My Tree

Well, when I say I hope to find them under my tree what I really mean is I hope to treat myself to some of the books on my wishlist for Christmas.

  1. The Night Country (The Hazel Wood #2) by Melissa Albert
  2. Titan Shade by Dan Stout
  3. Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton
  4. Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge
  5. Owl and the Tiger Thieves(Owl #4) by Kristi Charish
  6. The Mermaid and the Bear by Ailish Sinclair
  7. The Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger
  8. Lord of Snow and Shadows by Sarah Ash
  9. All the Bad Applesby Moïra Fowley-Doyle
  10. open for suggestions??

Tis the season for these sort of stories

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Holiday Reads

I’ve gone for wintery reads, classics, murder mystery, fairy tale retellings and a bit of gothic haunting.  Here are my suggestions:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – a tale of redemption for the holiday season and surprisingly, given that Dickens isn’t particularly well known for his briefness a quick and fast paced story. I love this book and have read it a good few times.

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The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley – a murder mystery that takes part up in a remote and expensive retreat in the Scottish Highlands where the main party become snow bound on New Year’s Eve.  Tempers fray and, well, it wouldn’t be a murder mystery without a dead body and a whole bunch of suspects.

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Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood – gothic and haunting.  A Christmas story with mistletoe and a malevolent ghost.

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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – a beautiful story of a lonely couple who long for a child. Set in Alaska this is breathtakingly atmospheric, a fairy tale retelling that is a perfect seasonal read.

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The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross – a retelling of Beauty and the Beast – no shortage of these retellings and I simply can’t resist, but this is a retelling with a difference – it brings to us the Beast’s perspective. I really enjoyed this and the cold wintry feel of parts of the story make it a great holiday read.

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The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis I don’t need to explain this one do I?  The story of a young girl who climbs into a wardrobe and finds a land where winter never ends, a cruel witch – and Mr Tumnus.

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White Fang by Jack London – This is the story of a wild animal, part dog/part wolf, based in Canada during the Gold Rush period.  Harsh living, freezing temperatures and a dog trying to survive.

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Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett – one of the Tiffany Aching books.  I love this character and this is a perfect seasonal read.

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The Act of Roger Murgatroyd, Gilbert Adair – ‘Boxing Day circa 1935. A snowed-in manor on the very edge of Dartmoor. A Christmas house-party. And overhead, in the attic, the dead body of Raymond Gentry’.  Written in Agatha Christie/whodunnit style this really is a seasonal mystery

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I’ve left the tenth spot free for your suggestions please?

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