Top Ten Books Recently Added To My TBR

Top Ten Books Recently Added To My TBR

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Broke and the Bookish runs this business.

I love this week's Top Ten Tuesday prompt, because I feel like a TBR list is really telling. And it's an excellent opportunity to show off backlist titles that interest me (there are a lot of them) If any of the titles are links, you'll be sent to the blog where I first heard of them (if I remember where I heard of them). Check out their reviews, they're better than my speculations!

Coming Soon


War of the Encyclopaedists by Christopher Robinson & Gavin Kovite - Two best friends are separated by the circumstances of life. One stays in Boston, the other is in Baghdad with the National Guard. How they stay in contact with each other is by editing a Wikipedia page about themselves in funny and sad updates. THIS IS BRILLIANT, CAN I READ IT NOW.

The Animals by Christian Kiefer -Bill Reed, who manages a wildlife sanctuary, has his life shaken up when an old friend is released from prison. Because of this, he has to face, and hide, his criminal past while trying to keep his shelter open. Since I do everything Shannon does, I should probably read this.

How to Cone a Mammoth by Beth Shapiro - A nonfiction book that delves into how extinct species can be cloned, why they would be, and the ethics of it all. Since I am very interested in keeping my cat alive forever, I have to read up on this cloning business. But also this sounds just fascinating.

Already Out


Butterflies in November by Audur Ava Olafsdottir- This was in Shannon's books to read if you like Wes Anderson list, so that's really all you have to say for me. It's quirky, it's Iceland, the dialogue is weird. A deaf-mute son. Winning lottery numbers. A road trip. A falconer. God knows what else. I didn't know I needed these things, but I'm pretty sure I do.

Thanks For Ruining My Life by C.V. Hunt - To be honest, it's hard to tell what this one's about! But C.V. Hunt has been recommended to me and Lixian gave it 5 stars, sooo. A writer meets an antlered man. It's bizarre and fantastical. I DON'T KNOW, but I want to find out.

Changing by Lily Hoang  - This seems like a strange, beautiful little thing. It's about the life of a young Vietnamese American woman written in a strange from called I Ching. "Like a topsy-turvy horoscope writer, Hoang weaves a modern novella into the classical form of the I Ching. In glassine sentences, fragmented and new, Jack and Jill fall down the hill over and over again in intricate and ancient patterns."


Trading Rosemary by Octavia Cade - "In a world where experience is currency, Rosemary is the owner of a very special library—a library of memory, where scented coins transfer personal experience from one individual to another." An 80 page science fiction novella about memory? Yeah. That's actually everything I've ever wanted.

The Visionist by Rachel Urquhart - "An enthralling debut novel about a teenage girl who finds refuge--but perhaps not--in an 1840s Shaker community." The main character kills her abusive father, moves in with some Shakers, and then becomes the group's visionist. Sounds interesting. Sounds intense, maybe? I guess we'll see.


The Forever War by Joe Haldeman - If you liked Interstellar, you'd probably like this. It's the book my Nebula award winning science fiction professor talks about ALL THE TIME. It's about a war and, according to the blurb, "home may be even more terrifying than battle, because, thanks to the time dilation caused by space travel, Mandella is aging months while the Earth he left behind is aging centuries." Um yeah.

A Legend of the Future by Augustin de Rojas - "A morally profound chamber piece, Agustín de Rojas’ A Legend of the Future takes place inside a damaged spaceship following the failure of a mission to Titan, one of Saturn’s moons. The journey back to Earth forces the crewmembers to face their innermost fears while coexisting with each other in a state of desperation. This mesmerizing novel, reminiscent of Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, is a science fiction roman à clef about the intense pressures—economic, ideological, psychological—inside Communist Cuba." But you should really check out Rachel's review of this.

What have you recently added to your TBR? Maybe one of these a few seconds ago?? Let me know!


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