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January 19: Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR.

(The books I’ve most recently added to my Goodreads To-Read list. Links to Goodreads.)

giant days

1. Giant Days; John Allison. There was a snippet of this at the end of Lumberjanes Vol. 2, and it sold me with just a few pages.

city of the lost

2. The City of the Lost; Kelley Armstrong. Some of Armstrong’s books are more of a hit for me than others… but she ranks high enough that I’ll try anything she writes, pretty much.


3. Proposal; Meg Cabot. Cabot’s books took up a good chunk of my teens, so I have to read this addendum to her mediator series.


4. Shogun; James Clavell. My Book Riot pick for 500 pages or more.


5. Staked; Kevin Hearne. More druids and their hilarious dogs, please!

this census taker

6. This Census-Taker; China Miéville. His writing makes me think. Have to exercise that brain!

a monster calls

7. A Monster Calls; Patrick Ness. This will be my Book Riot pick for book made into a movie… or I’ll pick my other option for the list and read this anyway!

all the bright places

8. All the Bright Places; Jennifer Niven. My Book Riot pick for main character with mental illness.

spirals in time

9. Spirals in Time; Helen Scales. Found this on a blog, and fondly remember picking up seashells while visiting my grandparents, so I thought I’d give it a read.

finest hours

10. The Finest Hours; Michael Tougias. I saw the preview for this movie, and it seemed action-packed. So this may be my Book Riot pick for book made into a movie.



About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

8 responses »

  1. Marcia says:

    As usual, making notes of your selections. I’ve never read any of these, though I’ve read a lot of Kelley Armstrong. Interesting selections, all. I’m still trying to read the first Druid book. I get about three chapters in, realize I’m bored, and stop. But this series is so popular, I feel like I’m missing something, and I plan to try it again, and stick it out until the end. I really WANT to like it. Your recommendation has convinced me it’s time to try again. 😀

    Great post, as always.

  2. imyril says:

    Ooh, Shogun is an old favourite of mine – I hope you enjoy it as much as I did (I haven’t revisited it in at least a decade, so I’d be sad to hear the suck fairy has been to visit) .

  3. Ayunda says:

    I’ve been dying to read A Monster Calls, but I feel like I need to save it for a special occasion! Great list 🙂

  4. mki52 says:

    All the Bright Places sounds like it’d be an interesting read, I’ve been seeing this book everywhere. I’ll have to add that to my list!

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