Monday, March 30, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday 51 - recent TBR



Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme: Recently Added TBR books

I'm pretty relentless about shaving down my TBR every time it hits 50 books, because I know if it gets bigger than that I'll never actually read half the books. Sometimes I shave it down by reading a lot of books that have been sitting on my TBR for a while, and sometimes I just take books off of it when I'm no longer interested in them.

Long story short, I add books to my TBR very slowly, so the last ten span from last week to last November :)

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Sir Terry's passing was such a sad moment for me because his children's Discworld books made such an impact on me as a child. I wanted to read more of his books, and I saw this on Netgalley, so I immediately requested it and added it to my TBR.
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This one was recommended to me by Amy on the last TTT I did (Recommendations for people who love Pirates, Thieves, and Cons). It sounded right up my alley, so I added it to my stack. Plus, I've been meaning to read Fortune's Pawn by the same author (Rachel Bach = Rachel Aaron), so it'll be nice to read more from her!
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Kazuo Ishiguro is brilliant and I was really excited when I heard that he was writing a fantasy novel. Can't wait to read this one! 
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This one was recommended by a friend. We happened to be on the same flight home and we started talking about books (because of course I had my kindle out) and then she recommended this one to me. It sounds oddly like a bollywood movie that came out recently... (PK for those who are interested lol)
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Mark (Mental Megalodon) has been raving about book 3 in this series, but of course I need to catch up with books 1 and 2. So here's book 1 on my TBR.
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My roommate recommended this one to me. She said she bawled her eyes out reading this book, so I have to give it a shot!
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This one has been on my radar for a while but I didn't add it to my TBR because I was daunted by the size. I finally caved after a few more recommendations and added this in January.
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Obviously, this got added to my TBR the second I knew it existed. It's a Sanderson book after all.
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Another series Mark has been raving about. I added it in December, asked my university to order it last month, and it's sitting by my bed right now. It will be read as soon as I finish Uprooted by Naomi Novik!
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I've heard so many amazing things about this series and I'm very excited to read it. I got a little carried away requesting ARCs this month but once I finish all of them I'll get to work on this one.



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20 comments:

  1. These look sufficiently EPIC and I like want to look up them all. Particularly The Legend of Ali Monpress. Zomg, this TTT prompt is hopeless on my TBR! It's going to be wildly out of control after this! XD

    Here's my TTT!

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  2. Jessica @ a GREAT readMarch 31, 2015 at 4:42 AM

    OOoh nice! These sure do look exciting! They're all new to me, but I've heard a lot of good things about Sanderson! Hope you enjoy all these!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. Jolien @ The Fictional ReaderMarch 31, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Almost all of these are on my to-read list too. Except for The Legend of Eli Monpress because I've already read that one. Let me tell you, it was EPIC. I read the entire series in one month -which I normally never do. I'm really excited to read Promise of Blood and The Emperor's Baldes, they seem like solid reads.


    Happy reading! :)

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  4. I've heard a lot of good things about Eli Moonpress, so I definitely want to check that one out too! I'm also WAY overdue to read something (anything!) by Terry Pratchett -.- And I actually won Promise of Blood on a giveaway Mark had for it over the holidays, so that one's a 'to-read' for me too. Ditto for The Emperor's Blade! And well, I still need to read The Alloy of Law, but once I do, I know I'll need Shadows of Self - it was already on my tbr shelf since before it had a cover or title LOL Awesome list^^

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  5. Hope you like The Legend of Eli Monpress - and I had no idea that it was by the same author as Fortune's Pawn. Now I really want to read that book! I'm looking forward to getting a chance to read The Emperor's Blades and Promise of Blood too (just have to wait until I get through a few more things before I can get ahold of them.) Happy reading.

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  6. I love Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, but it can be hard going. And hee! I've got The Buried Giant on my list too.

    Here's my list.

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  7. I loved Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day! I didn't know there was a new book out! Thanks a bunch for alerting me to The Buried Giant! Added to my ever-growing TBR list! Happy reading! :)

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  8. Bloggin' 'bout BooksApril 1, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    Wow, I'm impressed by your self-restraint! I could never limit my TBR mountain chain to 50 books. I add books all the time, knowing that I'll never get to most of them in this lifetime. Oh well, I just like having them all in a tidy list, you know?


    I love the Mistborn series and can't wait for SHADOWS OF SELF to come out.


    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

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  9. Wow!! You are amazing! Ten books since November? I'm honestly amazed!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  10. I've always been so intrigued by JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL, but put off by it's sheer size. I guess there's no excuse with an ereader, and BBC America's new miniseries based on the book!

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  11. HAHA I'm glad you found so many books you want to read!

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  12. Sanderson is one of my favorite authors, and I've yet to read a book of his that wasn't amazing :)
    Thanks!

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  13. Wow, I really need to read Eli Monpress soon! I just started Emperor's Blades, so we'll see how that goes :)

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  14. looks like we have a lot of the same books to read! I highly recommend The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett - it's a spoof of fairy tales and it's so great.

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  15. Thanks Amy for the recommendation, and I will be sure to let you know when I start reading!

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  16. I've heard that it can be slow, and I'm a little intimidated by how huge the book is, but I definitely want to read it.
    Yay! Kazuo Ishiguro is fantastic!

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  17. Never Let Me Go is my favorite of his, but Remains of the Day was good too. I'm glad you found out about it! I'm really excited to start reading it.

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  18. Haha I just like to feel accomplished when I can cross off books on my TBR, and it would drive me crazy if I had so many that I never got to most of them.

    Mistborn is so amazing! I can't wait either!

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  19. Haha I probably added more books than that but I keep on pruning my list so that I can actually read all of them. It makes me feel good to know that I will read all the books on my list, even if it takes a while :)

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  20. There's a miniseries?? More motivation to get through that huge book. Thanks!

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