Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: The Last Ten Books I Decided I NEED to Read

I am always adding new books to my TBR list on Goodreads! It's getting a little out of control. So here's ten books that have caught my eye recently. 

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1. The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win WWII, Denise Kiernan 
I'm currently writing a paper on women codebreakers so I want ALL the books on women in WWII.

2. The Amber Shadows, Lucy Ribchester
I have Ribchester's first historical fiction novel about English suffragettes and I have been wanting to get to it forever. This one about a woman who works at Bletchly Park looks equally awesome, plus it fits the above theme. 

3. A Gathering of Shadows, V.E. Schawb 
I recently read and loved A Darker Shade of Magic so I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel, and these covers are to die for!

 

4. Clever Maids: The Secret History of The Grimm's Fairytales, Valarie Paradiz and Walter Crane
Someone in one of my literature classes recommended this to me and it sounds really interesting. It's about how the Grimm brothers stole their stories from maids and housewives. 

5. Silhouette of a Sparrow, Molly Beth Griffin 
I discovered this one while browsing on my ereader the other day. This one is a coming of age story set in 1926 and it sounds like it deals with women's limited life options.

6.  Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter
I haven't read any Angela Carter yet, but I have heard really great things about her. I really like the circus atmosphere in books when it is done well and I think Carter will do an amazing job with it.

 

7. Love, Lies, Spies, Cindy Anstey 
The first thing that caught my eye about this one was the cover; I would wallpaper my life with that pattern if I could. This one looks like a lot of fun; I love historical fiction mysteries. 

Kate Morton is another author that I have heard really great things about. I have read a couple of great reviews about her newest release, so I added it to my TBR.

9. A Fatal Likeness, Lynn Shepard 
You know I love fictional novels with literary figures as the main characters and this one is about Percy Bysshe Shelley the poet and his wife Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein so this one should be really good. Goodreads says this is the third in a series, but I'm not sure if they have to be read in order, if you know, let me know!

10. The Innkeeper's Daughter, Cindy Trumbore
This is a 2016 YA release that sounds really interesting. It's set in the 1500's and has to do with the struggle between Christianity and Paganism which is a really interesting topic for YA. There's no cover for this one, but I can't wait to see it when it comes out. 

26 comments:

  1. So many good books on this list! I'm beyond excited for A Gathering of Shadows! :)

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  2. Great books. Nights at the Circus is one of the books I hope to get to this year. I always confuse the title with The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

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    1. I can totally understand that! I enjoyed The Night Circus for the atmosphere so I hope this one has a similar feel!
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  3. Great list! I like the sound of The Innkeeper's Daughter. I will keep an eye out for that one.

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  4. Love, Lies,& Spies is on everyone's list. I gotta check it out!
    I haven't read any book by V E Schawb yet. Dying to read one...
    Hope you enjoy all the books!

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    1. A Darker Shade of Magic was my first Schawb, and it was a lot of fun!
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  5. Not my usual genre but I would read Love, Lies & Spies for the cover alone.

    Think I'm the only person in the world who couldn't get into The Lake House... may try it again because I did like her other books.

    I did a double-take when I saw A Fatal Likeness - same image as My Notorious Life by Kate Manning!

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    1. Sorry to hear about The Lake House! Maybe your mood just wasn't right. So weird about the same cover image! You've got a good eye for noticing!
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  6. Love, Lies and Spies does sound like a good pick... and the cover is nice. And the last one too- I'm intrigued by the sound of that one, and I agree that's an interesting topic for YA and I look forward to seeing how they handle it.

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  7. I own The Girls of Atomic City and keep meaning to start it. And I also picked up The Lake House. I've only read one book by Kate Morton, The Distant Hours. I did enjoy it and want to read all her other books. A paper about women codebreakers - cool!

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  8. Hi. Great list. The Lake House looks good! :)
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  9. Great list! Love, Lies, and Spies has recently made it to my to read list as well. Here's my TTT! http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-ive.html?m=0

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  10. I've also really been meaning to read Kate Morton and Angela Carter as they both seem like writers I would really love. And I'm really looking forward to A Gathering of Shadows as well. Really nice to see some nonfiction on your list - the Grimm's Fairytales one sounds really interesting.
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  11. This is a great list!! I can't wait for a Gathering of Shadows, and Love Lies and Spies looks really good as well. As for a historical nonfiction, the girls of atomic city seems like something that would interest me, so thank you for sharing!
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  12. So... fun fact ... My grandma is on the cover of Girls of Atomic City :) She's the 2nd or 3rd from the right in the dark dress. My TTT

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  13. Oo great list, Mallory! Clever Maids sounds really interesting, as does The Innkeeper's Daughter - I'll have to check them out. :)

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