Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

The festive period is well and truly over and now that we’ve settled back into a routine, it’s time to make room for the multitude of books we’ve acquired on the already full bookshelves. As always, readers are spoilt for choice for when it comes to stellar books, and I am so excited to get my teeth sunk into the recent additions to my bookshelf.

1. Us Against You by Fredrik Backman: The sequel I never thought I’d need, but Beartown is putting me through the wringer, and I know I’m going to need this book as soon as I finish just so I can check in with my favourites.

2. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin: One of the most talked-about books of 2019 so, of course, I had to get my hands on it. I’ve heard nothing but incredible things about this fantasy novel and I’m excited to see what the hypes all about.

3. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: The premise of this book sounds intriguing and dark. The content warnings for Bardugo’s first adult fantasy novel was staggering, but I’m still willing to give it a chance.

4. Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater: I must admit, I’m a little nervous for this one. The Raven Cycle has long been a favourite of mine, and it’s clear that there is so much more to explore in this world, especially in regards to Ronan. Immersing myself back into this world should be easy and I’m excited to understand more about Ronan’s dreams and abilities.

5. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern: Another hotly anticipated book from 2019. The Starless Sea is Morgenstern’s first book since The Night Circus, a book that was so utterly captivating that I still think about it today. I have no doubts that this book will be as compelling and magical as her first book.

6. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak: Everyone knows that The Book Thief is one of my all-time favourite books. So, when news of a new Markus Zusak book came out, I knew I’d have to get myself a copy. What Zusak does so well in his writing is exploring the human condition. I already know this book will make me emotional.

7. Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo: A spur of the moment purchase on my kindle, but since I adored Christo’s debut, To Kill a Kingdom, I have been eager to read more of her work. Into the Crooked Place sounds like an addictive, thrilling, and dark fantasy that will grab me from the first page. 

8. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang: Sometimes, you need a cute contemporary to put you in that laugh out loud, feel-good mood. Everyone has been singing their praises for this book, and it sounds right up my alley. So I am very happy to have added this one to my bookshelf.

Have you read any of these books?
Which books have you recently added to your bookshelf?

35 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf.

  1. I am so excited to see The Kiss Quotient on your list and can’t wait to see what you think! I liked Serpent & Dove and I hope you like it too. I need to read Into the Crooked Kingdom as well. I’m not sure I’m ready for Ninth House just yet, but look forward to your thoughts. I hope these all live up to your expectations! 🙂

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    1. I think the Kiss Quotient will be the next book I read. It’s been too long since I had a romance sweep me off my feet haha. I feel like I have to be in the right mood to read Ninth House, especially with how dark it is.


  2. SO.MANY.SIMILAR.BOOKS! I really want to read “Us Against You” … everyone talks about how good the writing is! I tried “Ninth House” … it didn’t take. i heard that people love it once they get to the halfway mark, but I have no patience ha-ha!

    I want “Serpent & Dove” SO BADLY! But I don’t like starting series that aren’t finished … we shall see.

    “The Starless Sea” is one of my top to-buy books once I’m off my book buying ban (I have to read 3 books that I own before I buy a new one … a rule for a challenge this year …).

    “The Kiss Quotient” sounds flippin’ adorable! I want to read that as well, but saving it for when I need a cute pick-me-up book.

    Great list!

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    1. I don’t think I can cope with Us Against You haha. Beartown is already making me an emotional wreck.

      I think I have to be in a very specific mood for Ninth House.

      I have the exact same thought about series, but I’m also the least likely person to finish a series haha.

      Good luck with the book buying ban, be sure to treat yourself afterwards. 😉

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      1. Oh no ……… see, now I don’t know if I want to read them ha-ha! I’m such an emotional person ha-ha!

        And yes … I think so too. I wish I gave it another go, but I just don’t think it was meant for me.

        And thanks!!!! I did a book swap the other day, so I ended up getting some books without breaking me rule!! WOOOT!


  3. I’m also very nervous about Call Down the Hawk, I’m curious to see where this book goes and to get back into this world, but also, expectations, haha. And yay! We both have The Kiss Quotient on our TBRS 🙂 I’m hoping to read that one soon 🙂

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