I have written posts like this twice in the past and you can find them here, here and here. I am constantly added books to my TBR and I thought it might be interesting to talk about why I want to read them. I also get a secret joy out of adding more books to your TBR’s!
The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headly
I will admit that the first thing that grabbed my attention about The Mere Wife was this cover. It is just so cool! The Mere Wife is a Beowulf retelling and is classified as speculative fiction, which is a genre I am falling even more and more in love with. It has amazing reviews on Goodreads and I am surprised to see that none of my Goodreads friends have read it. I am so looking for to it!
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevado
I listened to the audiobook of The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo last year and adored it! I will now read anything that she writes. When I saw this cover I literally squealed. It is so beautiful. I can not believe that I have to wait until May to read it.
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
If you have been reading my blog the last few weeks you may understand why I adding North and South to my TBR. I recently read The Victorian and the Romantic in which the author takes about the life of Elizabeth Gaskell. She is such an interesting woman and all of her books sound amazing. I can not believe I have not read anything by her before!
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
This book has been everywhere lately! The cover is beautiful and it is Greek Mythology retelling, which I and everyone else have been really in to lately. Many of my bookish friends have read it and loved it. I need to make it a priority!
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Matters by Anne Boyd Rioux
Does anyone else love Little Women as much as I do? When I saw this book I instantly knew that I had to read it. I adore Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy and I am excited to read why Anny Boyd Rioux believes they still matter.
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
I have gone back and forth on whether or not I wanted to read Conversation with Friends because I have heard mixed things about it. What finally sold me on it was Simon from Savidge Reads raving about how great it is, and he was just as reluctant about it as I was.
25 thoughts on “Books I Recently Added to My TBR”
These all sound (and look) fantastic! I have a copy of The Silence of the Girls but have yet to start it – I’ve heard some good things about it, though.
I have heard good things as well. I hope we both end up loving it!
Great books Kristin and goodluck reading them. 🙂 And let me just note Elizabeth Acevado’s book covers. They’re so beautiful. 😍😍
Thank you! Her covers are fantastic. So vibrant!
Yes they are. 🙂
Thanks for sharing. I will wait for you to review these books before buying them. 😜
Awesome! I will hopefully get to them all really soon!
This is a great idea! I am CONSTANTLY adding books to my TBR, maybe doing features like this will filter some of the random adds out! 🙂
Exactly! It is a very helpful way to keep on top of my TBR!
The cover of the Silence of the Girls is so gorgeous!
Isn’t it? I am really excited to read it!
Little Women is one of my favourite books ever! I’m going to add that to my tbr!
Me too! I think we are both going to love that book!
I also love the cover for With the Fire on High, so I’l definitley be adding that one to my TBR. North and South is wonderful, it’s one of my all time favorite classics, I hope you enjoy reading it! 😊
Isn’t that cover just amazing!? That is really great to hear. I feel like North and South is a classic that is not talked about very often.
I can’t wait to read With the Fire on High!
Same! I can not believe how long we have to wait!
I know, and that cover is gorgeous!
I almost picked up the Mere Wife at the library today. i would have if I’d seen the cover, but I only saw the cover on the spine and the title was enough to make me pick it up. If I see if on my next visit, I’ll get it. Beowulf retelling sounds interesting.
Oh awesome! It sounds really amazing. I am excited to see what you think about it!
I misread “The Mere Wife” and thought it was a story about mermaids, but a Beowulf retelling sounds even better! 😀
Haha I can see how you would make that mistake!
Oh my god the With The Fire on High’s cover looks ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, I love it – and it sounds great! I need to add that one to my TBR. Thank you for sharing these Kristin 😀
Isn’t it gorgeous?!? I am in love with it. You’re welcome!