TTT: Top Ten Books I’ve Added To My TBR Lately

Posted November 8, 2016 by Aly in Features, Join the Dance // Events, Tags & Challenges / 20 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. 

1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

10964Ever since I started watching the show, I’ve become obsessed with everything Outlander, and bought myself the entire series. I then realized I hadn’t added it to my Goodreads TBR, and proceeded to rectify that immediately. I’m excited to read book-Jamie and to see if Sam Heughan did the boy justice.


2. The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons

6323104A few years ago, everyone on Goodreads was reading or had read The Bronze Horseman. Me? I hadn’t even realized I wanted to read it until a friend of mine told me that, if I enjoyed the Outlander series, I definitely had to read The Bronze Horseman, too. So off I went to add it to my TBR!

3. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

23308087I fell in love with Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn duology. When Flame in the Mist, a Mulan (MULAN!!!) retelling was announced, I did an excited happy dance and added it to my TBR faster than you could say “Accio book!”

4. The Continent by Keira Drake

30075733The Continent has been on my bookish radar for almost a year now, and I cannot wait to read it. Keira had me at “smart and talented apprentice cartographer” and boy, that cover sure is easy on the eyes.

5. Roseblood by A.G. Howard

28818314I recently received A. G. Howard’s upcoming novel Roseblood, and I am far too excited to read it. I watched Phantom of the Opera for the first time when I was fifteen years old, and I have been in love with it ever since. When I found out Roseblood was going to be a Phantom retelling, I jumped at the chance to read it.

6. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

28116719Pirates! A pirate king! A heist! Where do I sign up? Levenseller’s debut hits shelves in 2017, but it hasn’t stopped me from angsting over the “declined” email I received from Netgalley. I am 100% invested in the cover, plot and the early reviews that have slowly leaked in over the past few weeks and cannot wait to get my hands on this pretty. The day it gets to my house, I will be hiding in my cave in nothing but a loin cloth, whispering, “My precioussssss.

7. The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

22296822I received The Edge of Everything from Bloomsbury last month, but it had been on my bookish radar for a lot longer than that — ever since BEA, I believe, and the cover sucked me right in. I’m not 100% sure what it’s about; it screams contemporary, but the blurb summarizes it as fantasy. I’m excited to find out, though! (ALSO: Jeff Giles was an extra in Return of the King and the book is blurbed by Peter Jackson himself so EXCUSE ME WHILE I CRY.)

8. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

31020402I AM MORE DESPERATE FOR THIS BOOK THAN I AM FOR OXYGEN. The cover! The roses! The summary! It’s a trilogy that takes place in Hungary, with a lot of Hungarian legends to look forward to. I AM TOO EXCITED FOR WORDS. It’s described as “for fans of Red Queen” and although I’m not a crazy-huge fan of that trilogy, I’m super pumped for this book. 2017 couldn’t come faster!

9. Frostblood by Elly Blake

27827203I received an ARC of Frostblood by Elly Blake in my August FairyLoot box and it’s been taunting me ever since. It comes with the tagline, “Affairs between fire and ice rarely end well.” What’s not to love? Inge has read this one already, so I feel like I need to catch up soon. Oops!

10. The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

22892448The Color Project is by Sierra Abrams, slated to come out late 2017, and it also happens that Sierra is one of my closest friends. The Color Project is one of my most highly anticipated releases, right behind Maas’ newest books, and I cannot wait to read it. It’s a contemporary novel (SAY, CONTEMPORARY? you may be asking. I’ll have you know I do sometimes read contemporary books!) and the summary gave me all the All the Bright Places feels. I’m not too sure how I feel about that, considering ATBP MURDERED MY SOUL.


What books have you added to your TBR lately? Are any of those the same books I’ve been eyeing up?


20 responses to “TTT: Top Ten Books I’ve Added To My TBR Lately

    • Aly

      Yay! So excited to read it. I don’t think I’ve *ever* read a Mulan retelling. And since it’s by Ahdieh… *buys all the copies*

    • Aly

      It’s book porn at its finest, that’s for sure. And oh, Behemoth sounds interesting! The Scorpio Races is the only Stiefvater book I haven’t finished yet. I’m a bad bookworm. *slaps wrist*

    • Aly

      Both the covers for Roseblood and Flame are GORGEOUS, too. They’ll make my shelves look aesthetically pleasing hahaha. What other books are you excited for?

  1. I’ve got a fair few of these on my TBR too, there’s so many awesome sounding books coming out soon it seems. I’m particularly looking forward to Roseblood, Flame in the Mist, Daughter of the Pirate King and Blood Rose Rebellion.

    My TTT this week.

    • Aly

      I’m excited that so many people are excited about the same books. xD I’m also particularly looking forward to Royal Bastards. A friend of mine received it for review and I am DYING to read it!

  2. The Mulan retelling looks so good and I want to read Daughter of the Pirate King as well! I requested the last one on netgalley, but my feedback ratio is like 65% or something right now, soooo yeah probably not gonna happen haha

    • Aly

      I was rejected on Netgalley *cries* but I think it’s mostly because I live in the UK. 🙁 St00pid territory thingymabobs. I’m definitely preordering it though because PIRATES 😀

    • Aly

      I’m so pumped to read and will share my thoughts on here when I’m done! Have you read Howard’s Architect of Song? I ordered it a few weeks ago, and I’m excited to read that one, too.

  3. Olivia-Savannah

    Hope you can eventually get around to all of these! The Continent is one I had heard about before and the plot sounds so interesting to me. I also have Outlander on my own TBR. Especially because I want to try out the show, but have this “read the book policy” first. Sometimes it even frustrates me that I can be like this xD

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