Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that other bloggers are welcome to join in, to create Top Ten lists on varying topics. This week it’s Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR


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1 The Hidden Oracle

by Rick Riordan

How do you punish an immortal?
By making him human.
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.
But Apollo has many enemies – gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

aww man, I haven’t even finished the last series involving camp half blood yet, and there’s more?! Need to read this! But there’s no point even ordering it until I’ve read the others. This is going to be so awkward for all his Demi-god children/nieces and nephews…

2 Summer Shadows 

by Joss Stirling

No blurb for this one! Due out in July, it’s the latest Benedicts book, number 6! I really need to catch up with this series, the summer sounds like a good idea!

Pawn of the Phoenix

by Jamie McLachlan

Braxton, 1903.
The serial killer known only as the Phoenix continues to roam the streets and a new victim falls prey. For Moira and Detective Keenan Edwards, still on the hunt for the Phoenix, the rules have changed. The killer remains beyond their grasp.
Moira is willing to give into her fierce attraction to Keenan. However, the detective proves to be more reluctant despite a moment of heated passion. Then discovery of a secret Keenan never planned to share creates an unwelcome rift between the new lovers.
Keenan isn’t the only one hiding something. In this continuation of the Memory Collector series, Moira makes a startling disclosure about her past. This revelation will not only test the boundaries of love, but might also prove to be the clue that will finally unravel the mystery of the Phoenix.

YAY! BOOK TWO!! This is out soon so I’m going to TRY desperately to fit this in, but I seem to have gone from one cold right into the other and I don’t ever recommend this. Sleep is needed.

Ship of Magic

by Robin Hobb

‘As addictive as morphine’ THE TIMES

From the author of the classic Farseer trilogy, Ship of Magic begins an epic tale of pirates, sentient ships, magic, sea serpents, slave revolts, dashing heroes and bloody battles.

On the northernmost point of the Cursed Shores lies Bingtown, a bustling hub of exotic trade and home to a proud merchant nobility famed for its extraordinary vessels.

Only Bingtown liveships can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain Wild River and plunder the riches found upstream, but such vessels are made from the most precious commodity in the world – a material with the ability to become sentient – and so are extremely rare.

The fortunes of one of Bingtown’s oldest families rest on the newly awakened liveship Vivacia. For Althea Vestrit, the ship is her rightful legacy. But the fate of Vivacia – and the Vestrits – may ultimately lie in the hands of the dark and charming pirate, Kennit, who lusts after such a ship and has plans of his own . . .

I recieved a coupon for a free kindle book from amazon for some reason and this was one of them It was the only one I thought I’d like so I snapped it up! It sounds pretty unique.

5 The Rose and the Dagger

by Renee Ahdieh

The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as “a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance.”

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn’t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

Part two of The Wrath and the Dawn, which I haven’t read yet, but I don’t care, this is on pre-order and I can’t wait! Plus, that name’s amazing!

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So my list has been taken from my to-read list on goodreads so these are a mix of ones I’ve recently acquired and ones I just like the look of.

6 Wolf by Wolf

by Ryan Graudin

The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s ball.

Yael, who escaped from a death camp, has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year’s only female victor, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin’s brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael’s every move. But as Yael begins to get closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?

I recently requested this on Netgalley and have received it. I’ve read good things about this book so far, so I can’t wait to read this really soon.

7 Reap

by Casey L Bond

The remnants of the United States of America have been divided. From five enormous, technologically-advanced cities, the Greaters rule over the Lessers.

In the Lesser village of Orchard, things are not as perfect as Abby Kelley thinks they are. When the apple harvest draws near and the Greaters’ engineered fruits become too much for one village to handle alone, reinforcements from neighboring villages are called upon.

Having to choose between her best friend, whom she has no romantic feelings for, and mysterious newcomer Crew, Abby finds herself in the middle of a harvest that she had no intention of becoming a part of. She becomes involved in a situation that threatens the strict rule of the Greaters, and just might give the Lessers hope for a better tomorrow. But, can she help the Lessers without losing Crew?

I like to keep a record of all the free kindle books I get. You know, in the vain chance I will read them all eventually, if I know I have them. Reap was one I got last week. Sounds quite fun.

8 Howling at the Moon

by Karen MacInerney

Romance is about to get a little hairy.

Sophie Garou seems to have it all: a great job at a prestigious accounting firm, a closet that rivals a Nordstrom showroom, and a terrific boyfriend who isn’t afraid to use the “M” word. There’s just one little itty-bitty problem: Sophie is a werewolf–and her time of month has a whole new meaning.

Needless to say, life among yummy flesh-and-blood humans is no piece of steak . . . er, cake!, but regular doses of wolfsbane tea and a mother who runs a magic shop have helped Sophie keep her paranormal pedigree under wraps. Still, when a sexy, golden-eyed werewolf prowls into town, Sophie finds herself struggling to keep her animal impulses in check–not to mention trying to keep things on track with her super hot (and super human) lawyer boyfriend. What’s more, someone is threatening to expose Sophie for what she really is. And when her mother is accused of selling a poison-laced potion, Sophie must sniff out a culprit before the fur hits the fan.

As part of my Popsugar Challenge I need to find a book where the protagonist has the same job as me. Well, I work as an accountants assistant. I thought that would be a really hard one to find because, come on, it’s soo boring to read about accounts! Sooo having no idea where to start looking I asked the goodreads community to recommend me some books! And My GOD I can’t believe how many books have an accountant as the protagonist!!! I had soo many recommendations. This one sounds cool and clearly has an accountant in it as its in the blurb!

9 Darkhaven

by A.F.E Smith

Ayla Nightshade never wanted to rule Darkhaven.

Yet her half-brother Myrren hasn’t inherited the family’s ability to shapeshift, so their father, Florentyn, forces Ayla to take over as heir to the throne.

When Ayla is accused of Florentyn’s brutal murder only Myrren believes her innocent and aids her escape. A fugitive from her own guard, Ayla must now fight to clear her name if she is ever to wear the crown she never wanted and be allowed to return to the home she has always loved.

But does something more sinister than the power to shapeshift lie at the heart of the Nightshade family line?

I found this one whilst looking at recommendations for lovers of Queen of Blood by Jill Myles. It’s not actually due for release till the 28th of January but it’s already got an average rating of 4.41 with 94 ratings so I’d like to see what this one is like myself!

10 Spinning Thorns

by Anna Sheehan

Sleeping Beauty has woken.

The world has been renewed.

Everyone is living happily ever after . . .


Sharp, blood-seeking thorns still surround the castle. A feud remains between those who wield magic and those who were subjected to it. And while the kingdom is divided against itself, nothing can thrive.

A rebellion may be needed – and that’s where Sleeping Beauty’s daughter comes in . . .

This is on my list because it popped up in the recommended section on Goodreads. Look how pretty! I love a fairytale retelling/re-imagining. This one came out on the 10th of December and actually hasn’t had that many reviews yet, seriously its only had 5 reviews and 7 ratings so far. I may see if I can find this somewhere just because…

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5 comments on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR

  1. Lianne @ eclectictales.com

    Great list! I am forever impressed at how regular Rick Riordan has been releasing books; I was pleasantly surprised to learn that he had The Trials of Apollo coming out as well (on top of the Magnus Chase series–which I still have yet to check out)

    Thanks for dropping by my TTT, happy reading! :)

  2. Kristen Burns

    Ooh, I have Reap on my Kindle, so I plan to read that one at some point. And I *think* Mind of the Phoenix (I had to check and see what the first book in the series was called lol) is on my TBR. If not, I’ll be adding because how can I not with those gorgeous covers?!

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