Hey guys! So we’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday and I like this topic, but I’m going to modify it just slightly. See, I don’t buy books all that often. I typically prefer to get my books from the library, considering how quickly I read them. So instead of talking about my real, actual bookshelf, I thought I’d talk about the ten most recent books I’ve added to my to-read list bookshelf on Goodreads. I feel like that’s more interesting.
Sound good? Cool.
Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read Bookshelf
1. Once (Eve, #2) by Anna Carey
I recently read the first book in this series and I liked it enough to want to keep going on the series. It promises a lot of drama.
2. Walk the Edge (Thunder Road, #2) by Katie McGarry
McGarry has a way of suckering me into her books all the time. I ended up liking Thunder Road more than I thought I would and I do really want to see what happens next in the series.
3. Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett
Jenn Bennett writes super cute romances and sometimes you just need those, you know? We meet Josie in this one, an amateur photographer who has bounced around from city to city with her single mom. Now they’ve returned to the town where Josie spent most of her childhood and she runs into the local bad boy, Lucky Karras…who used to be her best friend. Maybe both of them are different than they used to be, but how much is still the same after all this time? Unfortunately, this book doesn’t come out until May so I still have 4 more months to stare at the cover.
4. The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor
This book, unfortunately, is not out yet. It sounds really cool. We’re introduced to two girls in this, Alice and Adalyn. In the present time, Alice is a teenager spending her summer in Paris because her deceased grandmother left her an apartment that no one even knew existed. It’s been sealed for 70 years and no one knows what’s inside. She digs through the family mysteries to find out why her grandma had this apartment. Then we meet Adalyn, who doesn’t recognize France anymore under Nazi control. She becomes part of the resistance while still maintaining her facade as a socialite. This promises to be very interesting.
5. You Say It First by Katie Cotugno
I mentioned this in a previous list as a book I’m looking forward to reading once it comes out. It’s the story of a girl in Pennsylvania who works at a political call center and the boy she calls up in Ohio who tries his best to irritate her every time she calls. Sometimes the calls are tense, but it also seems like they’re finding a friendship between them. Premise-wise, it just sounds really different.
6. American Royals (American Royals, #1) by Katharine McGee
I found this one on the Goodreads Awards list a month or two back. I’m a huge fan of early American history and George Washington is my homeboy. (I seriously wish I could see your faces as you read that line.) This revisionist story wonders what would have happened if Washington founded a monarchy rather than a presidency. (That’s interesting anyway because Washington didn’t have any kids of his own.) I like that this then starts generations later with Princess Samantha of the House of Washington.
7. How To Hide An Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr
I enjoy a good nonfiction, and this was another one I found on the Goodreads Awards list. This caught my eye because it’s saying that with all the territories the US amassed in the last century and a half or so that we’re basically an empire, like Britain was back in the 18th through 20th centuries. I think there’s a lot I could learn from this and I look forward to reading it.
8. The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow
Every year in the spring, I teach a Holocaust unit. It’s really interesting to read about how people survived–and also incredibly heartbreaking. I actually have to contain all my Holocaust reading to the spring so I don’t overdo it and get burned out. This book, loosely based on a true story, follows Karl Stern, a boy who doesn’t consider himself a Jew as he’s never set foot in a synagogue, but he’s classified as one under Nazi Germany’s definition. In the aftermath of Kristallnacht, he learns how to box and becomes a protector for his family. Sounds interesting to me.
9. Vengeance Road (Vengeance Road, #1) by Erin Bowman
I found this book while looking at some list. Normally, this wouldn’t have caught my eye. In fact, I think the cover actually pushes me away from it. But this setting of Arizona in 1877 (as Goodreads tells me) sounds incredibly interesting. Gold mines, revenge, it’s got it all.
10. Wait For Me by Caroline Leech
I added this book after reading a different book by Leech, In Another Time. I thought her writing style was fantastic and stunning in the first book, so I’m excited to read this one (and I currently have it checked out from the library!). In this book, a Scottish girl meets a German POW who has been sent to Scotland to work. And she starts to fall for him. It’s Summer of My German Soldier, but in Scotland, I think.