Top 10 Tuesday

T10T: Newest Books on My TBR

February 6, 2018


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s challenge was to pick 10 books that have been on your TBR the longest, but last week’s was similar to that when I did 10 books I couldn’t believe I haven’t read, so I decided to go in the opposite direction this week!


1. Frozen Charlotte – Alex Bell
This is a YA horror story in which a girl is so afraid of bones that she tries to cut out her own skeleton? Sounds twisted enough for me.

2. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet – Becky Chambers
I was literally just told it’s a book about “gays in space” and clicked “want to read”. #notsorry

3. Amal Unbound – Aisha Saeed
This was in a recent list of upcoming MG/YA releases with positive Muslim rep, and it sounded so sweet, and the cover is so lovely, that I had to add it.

4. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life – Samantha Irby
This honestly just sounds hilarious.

5. Don’t Call Us Dead – Danez Smith
I feel like so many of my friends have been raving about this poetry collection lately.


6. Akata Witch – Nnedi Okorafor
I actually could have sworn this had already been on my TBR. Why it wasn’t, the world will never know… But it sounds awesome, and not only do I want to support more marginalized authors this year, but I also want to support more international authors! (Nnedi is Nigerian.)

7. We Were Eight Years in Power – Ta-Nehisi Coates
I occasionally get in the mood for a good nonfic read that’s going to make me rage and cry a lot, so this own-voice book about systemic racism, Obama’s presidency, and more should fit that bill. *grabs kleenex*

8. Speak: The Graphic Novel – Laurie Halse Anderson
Why the hell did nobody tell me that one of my favorite books of my teen years was being made into a graphic novel, by one of my absolute favorite GN artists (Emily Carroll)?! As soon as I saw this, I pre-ordered it RIGHT THAT MOMENT. (It comes out today, by the way!)

9. The Summer Children – Dot Hutchison
The finale to The Collector trilogy, which some of you may know as the series that started with The Butterfly Garden. I’ve been following the series since its inception and I can’t wait to see how it ends. <3

10. Sky in the Deep – Adrienne Young
I have no clue what this book is, where it came from, or why it’s getting hit so hard with the hype train right now, but it sounds pretty cool. I decided not to request an ARC because my plate is full, but I’m going to keep an eye out for trusted reviewers’ thoughts on it over the next few months!

What was the last book you added to your TBR?


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  • Reply Shayna February 6, 2018 at 12:16 am

    I’m screaming a little that Speak is a graphic novel! I didn’t know that either. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Plot Monster February 6, 2018 at 12:19 am

    The last book I added was Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

  • Reply Cheryl Malandrinos February 6, 2018 at 12:37 am

    I haven’t read any of these. The cover on We Are Never Meeting in Real Life is so funny. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply ChrissiReads February 6, 2018 at 12:38 am

    There’s a lot of books on here that look incredibly intriguing! The last book I added was a non-fiction memoir! Not my usual sort!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries February 6, 2018 at 10:56 pm

      Oooh, I’ve been getting into memoirs a bit more lately. Some of them are really good!

  • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches February 6, 2018 at 1:22 am

    We Are Never Meeting In Real Life is on my wishlist simply because of the cover.
    That kitty is so cuuuute.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries February 6, 2018 at 10:56 pm

      Lmao, isn’t it? It’s very eye-catching. I hear the author is hilarious.

      • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches February 8, 2018 at 1:29 am

        Has to be with a cover like that? Seriously; it raises some high comedian expectations. I think. Something like that.

  • Reply Ceri February 6, 2018 at 1:31 am

    Oh my God, read We Are Never Meeting in Real Life and then buy her first book, Meaty. Samantha Irby is too hilarious and such a brilliant writer! 😀

  • Reply Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts February 6, 2018 at 1:35 am

    We are Never Meeting in Real Life.
    11/10 would read this book based on the title only.

  • Reply Eve Langell February 6, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Oh Sky in the Deep is one I have been eyeing myself. I hope you knock out these TBRs quickly! My Top Ten

  • Reply Annemieke February 6, 2018 at 2:27 am

    The Long Way is amazing!

  • Reply Holly February 6, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Oooh I haven’t read any of these! I’ll have to check them out 🙂

  • Reply Verushka, an editor (@SydneyEditor1) February 6, 2018 at 4:35 am

    Amal Unbound sounds wonderful — thank you for the heads up!!

  • Reply La La in the Library February 6, 2018 at 6:37 am

    The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is probably my favorite book from the last ten years. I hope you love it as much as I did. The cover for Amal Unbound is gorgeous. ☺

  • Reply Astilbe February 6, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Yeah, I’m curious about Frozen Charlotte but I’m also freaked out by the idea of cutting out your own bones.
    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries February 6, 2018 at 11:01 pm

      Haha, same! It’s a pretty gruesome thought but I hope it translates well to the story!

  • Reply iloveheartlandx February 6, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Frozen Charlotte is a very creepy read, hope you enjoy! Last book I added to my TBR? An untitled circus contemporary by Akemi Dawn Bowman, I’ve been on an upcoming releases kick recently!
    My TTT:

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries February 6, 2018 at 11:01 pm

      Ooooh I love Akemi. <3 I'm excited for all of her upcoming releases!

      • Reply iloveheartlandx February 7, 2018 at 3:23 am

        I haven’t read any of her books, but her upcoming one sounds so good that I’m going to have to change that!

  • Reply coffeelovingbookoholic February 6, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    great list girl! my last book was “the eyre affair” ?

  • Reply Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku February 6, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Great list! The only one I’ve read on here is Akata Witch and I loved it. I haven’t read the sequel yet, but it’s on my TBR as well. There are quite a few books here which are on my TBR — the one I am most excited for it We Were Eight Years in Power. Essays for the win, right? *grabs tissues*
    You can check out <a href="; my TTT here

  • Reply thebookdutchesses February 7, 2018 at 2:46 am

    I have The Long Way sitting in my shelves waiting for me to pick it up, heard so many amazing things about it!
    I’ll have to check out We Are Never Meeting In Real Life, sounds pretty good 😀

  • Reply Carmen February 7, 2018 at 7:26 am

    At one point I was so excited to read “The Long Way to A Small, Angry Planet”, but I realised that Sci-Fi is just not for me. I might still pick it up, but I don`t know if I`ll enjoy it at its full value since I dislike the genre. Good luck with your reading!
    Carmen`s Reading Corner

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries February 12, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      That’s understandable! I’m very picky about it, so I can definitely see not liking it at all, or rarely, even. 🙂 Thank you, and you too!

  • Reply flippingthruthepages February 7, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Wow, you have collected nice books recently. I recently saw Amal Unbound somewhere and I was instantly hooked by its cover. It definitely looks like a great read, so the others 🙂 I hope you enjoy all of your new reads.
    My TTT:

  • Reply Ellyn February 9, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    I’ve heard great things about The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet so I hope you enjoy it whenever you get around to it! ❤️

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