The most recent additions to my Goodreads to-read list | #TopTenTuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re talking about recent additions to our TBRs. I chose to focus on my Goodreads to-read list, which is most definitely not the same as my actual TBR. I have separated my Goodreads want-to-read category in two lists: to-read, and interested-in-reading. The latter are books that I am interested in, but aren’t a priority for me, while the first are the books I truly want to get to as soon as possible.

Today, I’ll be sharing 10 books I’ve recently added to my to-read list.

Soul of the World (Ascension Cycle #1) by David Mealing
I saw this book on Nicole’s blog – thoughts stained with ink – on her favorite new-to-me authors of 2018. I thought the book sounded really interesting, so added it to my to-read list immediately. Thanks, Nicole!

It is a time of revolution. in the cities, food shortages stir citizens to riots against the crown. In the wilds, new magic threatens the dominance of the tribes. and on the battlefields, even the most brilliant commanders struggle in the shadow of total war. Three lines of magic must be mastered in order to usher in a new age, and three heroes must emerge. 

Bring Me Their Hearts (Bring Me Their Hearts #1) by Sara Wolf
I have Cait – Paper Fury – to thank for this addition to my to-read list. I swear, these Top Ten Tuesday posts always make me add so many books to this already seemingly endless list! It’s a fantasy novel about a Heartless, the immortal soldiers of a witch.

Zera is a Heartless – the immortal, unageing soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly. Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a Prince’s heart in exchange for her own. So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.

Winner takes the loser’s heart. Literally.

Skyward (Skyward #1) by Brandon Sanderson
I don’t really think I have to explain this addition to my to-read list, do I? I absolutely love Brandon Sanderson’s books, so he pretty much is an auto-addition for me. After all, I’ve loved Warbreaker, Mistborn, and The Way of Kings so far. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Skyward and I know he won’t let me down.

Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible—assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.

Under My Skin (Under My Skin #1) by A.E. Dooland
I recently read Solve for i, which is an adult contemporary f/f romance written by A.E. Dooland. Although I quite enjoyed it, the main character did get on my nerves at times. Min was one of my favorite characters in the novel, and after finishing I learned that there are two books focused on Min as well. So I added the first one to my to-read list!

Min Lee is a workaholic who can’t say no. She substitutes sleep with Red Bull and, through a combination of repression and bad habits, has managed to score herself a luxury apartment, a fabulous boyfriend and the approval of her billionaire CEO. Things are looking pretty awesome… well, apart from those body image issues that constantly plague her. It’s not until a troubled schoolgirl tracks her down from the Internet, stalks her to her home and noses her way into life that Min begins to admit that something is wrong in her perfect world. What if ‘she’ isn’t the right word for Min at all?

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan
Quite honestly, I can’t remember why I put this on my to-read list. Obviously, I’m interested in reading it. I just can’t seem to recall where I saw this book. Was it a blog? A BookTube channel? I don’t know! Either way, it’s a multi-generational story about witches.

After Grandmère Ursule gives her life to save her tribe, her magic seems to die with her. Even so, her family keeps the Old Faith, practicing the spells and rites that have been handed from mother to daughter for generations. Until one day, Ursule’s young granddaughter steps into the circle, and magic flows anew.

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
I haven’t read a single Ruth Ware novel, but I know she’s a popular thriller/mystery writer. The reason I added this one to my to-read list is because it had a) the Scottish Highlands and b) a dead child + the protagonist in prison in the synopsis.

When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Wayward Son (Carry On #2) by Rainbow Rowell
How was this not on my to-read list already? I really thought it was! This is the sequel to Carry On, which is one of my favorite YA novels. I assume we’ll get more Baz and Simon in this book, which is all I could ever dare to ask for.

Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich
I’m going to be honest and say I have no idea what to expect from Teeth in the Mist. It sounds like it will be a creepy reed – because teeth and mist, duh – and that’s exactly what I need in my life.

Before the birth of time, a monk uncovers the Devil’s Tongue and dares to speak it. The repercussions will be felt for generations. Three women, centuries apart, drawn together by one Unholy Pact. A pact made by a man who, more than a thousand years later, may still be watching… 

The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney
I haven’t had much luck with domestic thrillers, but I’m not willing to give up on the subgenre yet. I will find one that actually manages to scare me/make me feel the tension! I saw this one in booksandlala’s 60 most anticipated releases of 2019 video. She reads a lot of thrillers, so I find it fun to go through her videos and search for ones I would want to pick up too.

When Abbie Cullen met Tim Scott, she was a struggling artist and he was the brilliant British co-founder of one of Silicon Valley’s most successful start-ups. Within six months, they were married. But when she promised him in her wedding vows that she would love him forever, she had no idea just how literally he would take it…

Recursion by Blake Crouch
I’ve heard so many people rave about Blake Crouch’s work, so even though I haven’t read any of his books, I immediately add new ones to my to-read list. Lately, I’ve wanted to expand my science fiction knowledge and reading, and Recursion seems like a pretty great way to start doing so.

What if someone could rewrite your entire life? “My son has been erased.” Those are the last words the woman tells Barry Sutton, before she leaps from the Manhattan rooftop. Deeply unnerved, Barry begins to investigate her death, only to learn that this wasn’t an isolated case. All across the country, people are waking up to lives different from the ones they fell asleep to. Are they suffering from False Memory Syndrome, a mysterious new disease that afflicts people with vivid memories of a life they never lived? Or is something far more sinister behind the fracturing of reality all around him?


22 thoughts on “The most recent additions to my Goodreads to-read list | #TopTenTuesday

  1. Ahhhhhhhhhh, Jolien, I am SO EXCITED that you added Soul of the World to your To-Read list. I agree with what Lisa said below. I have no idea why this book hasn’t been hyped more and I seriously love it and am stoked to read the sequel this year. I’m very curious what your thoughts are on it and I hope you love it! ❤


  2. I definitely want to read Wayward Son — can’t wait! I’m planning on reading Recursion as well. A Secret History of Witches is on my list (and on my Kindle) too — I think I grabbed it when there was a price break one day, and it does sound good. Enjoy!


  3. I read Dark Matter by Blake Crouch and loved it! I’m super interested in Under My Skin so i’ll just have to add it to my TBR 🙂


  4. Great list! I love witches so I need to read A Secret History of Witches at some point, and I need to finally cross Carry On off my TBR this year. Happy reading!


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