TTT: The LATEST ADDITIONS to my ever-expanding “want to read”-list; AKA why Goodreads and blogs are bad for you.

Top Ten Tuesday

Does the title of this post truly need more of an introduction? We all know the rabbit hole called Goodreads. We all know the blogging community is filled with enablers, encouraging you to add more and more books to your TBR. And we all know how bad we are at saying no and not adding new books to our lists.

But, whatever right?! We keep doing it anyway! And today.. I’ll be sharing the last ten books I added to my Goodreads’ “Want to read”-shelf! Although, I have to admit, it’s entirely possible the books mentioned in this post have already been lost in the void of want-to-reads by the time it goes up. It doesn’t matter when you prepare a post like this, chances are huge you’ve added new books to your TBR right afterwards!

TTT general

So, let’s take a look at those “Ten Most Recent Additions To My To-Read List” and.. if you want a more correct one, you can always just hop on over to my Goodreads-shelf, haha.

All covers link back to Goodreads if you feel like checking them out!

TraditionThe Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5)The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1)Silent Song

I added Tradition right before I started this post because of the rape trigger warning. You know by now that, as a survivor myself, I try reading books talking about the subject as often as I can. As for The Lost Sisters by Holly Black, I’m baffled I hadn’t added it to my shelf yet! Let alone gotten my hands on a copy but.. unfortunately my new book buying rules don’t allow me to impulsively buy the thing anymore.
The Bartemaeus-trilogy was recommended to me by Mehek because it should have a sassy character and footnotes – which is something I’m definitely up to trying after reading Nevernight! Fourth is Silent Song, which I had to add as soon as I read about one of the main characters being Deaf. Enough said.

Here and Now and ThenI'll Give You the SunIce Wolves (Elementals, #1)Stepsister

Here and Now and Then is one I added thanks to Kaleena’s review! I usually don’t read a lot of science fiction, but she totally convinced me this might just be one of the novels I can end up loving to pieces! I’ll Give You the Sun has been on my radar for a while, but somehow I never added it to my Goodreads-shelf. Fixed that when Sofii commented on my favorite contemporary reads of 2018 that I should totally read it if I hadn’t yet!
Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman was added because I loved The Illuminae Files and I discovered I absolutely love Jay Kristoff’s solo work as well. So why not try and see how I feel about Kaufman’s solo work, right?
I’m not surprised at all that there’s at least one fairy tale retelling in the last ten books I added! Stepsister is written from – you guessed it – the stepsister’s POV in a Cinderella re-imagining. It sounds dark and gorgeous!

How It Feels to FloatMissing, Presumed Dead

The last two books of this top ten are How it feels to float and Missing, Presumed Dead. The first one I added because I was sold on the blurb immediately. I mean.. There should be queer rep and mental health rep? And for some reason I feel like there might be a rape trigger in there as well – but I could be wrong about that. I even tried requesting this title but alas – no such luck.
Missing, Presumed Dead is a bit outside of my comfort zone with the paranormal aspect and murder and such but.. It does have queer rep and I can never say no to that!

Do any of these speak to you as they do to me?
Which one looks most interesting? Did you add anything to your TBR?
[Pretty sure this week’s TTT will have us all adding books on Goodreads..]

Feel free to leave a link to your TTT so I can check it out!



44 thoughts on “TTT: The LATEST ADDITIONS to my ever-expanding “want to read”-list; AKA why Goodreads and blogs are bad for you.

  1. I don’t have most of these but I add books to my TBR not from blogs but from Booktube because I follow more blogs than Booktubers and I need to give my TBR some space. But eventually when the book is in my head a lot, I add it regardless. But yea the book community just makes the TBR bigger.


  2. I saw Stepsister advertised somewhere and good job Kathy, you just enabled me by giving a reminder that I need to check this book out ASAP! I mean, that cover promises so much darkness and a new take (very, very new!) on Cinderella.

    I didn’t know you put yourself on a book buying ban!! This is news to me. How is it going?

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    1. You’re very, very welcome, haha! The darkness and completely new perspective on the story is what pulled me in as well. I’m sooo curious to see what it’ll give us!

      Well. I’m still trying to amp myself up to actually post about my book buying rules because I know certain people will be on my case every time I buy a book. xD It’s going well, actually! I am still allowed to buy books, but there’s simply rules I have to follow, otherwise it’s the boyfriend on my case. 😛

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    2. Oooh, yes, publishing your rules is the absolute worst (but most important) step because *accountability*. Everyone keeping their eye on you when all you want is more BOOKS. D: I know you’ve got this though!


    3. I’ve been SO GOOD so far! The biggest struggle right now is not ordering books out of boredom? Like.. I’m constantly browsing the interwebs right now while the baby’s asleep (on top of me so I can’t move) and ALL THE BOOKS I WANT. It’s torture. But.. I’m holding on.

      For now.

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    4. Most people are enablers being all “But you deserve new books after giving birth!” and I’m here like “I have three bookcases of UNREAD books but I deserve new ones? Like. Do you WANT the BF to kill me?!”
      On the other hand.. curse all those pretty-looking releases. Not to mention so many diverse ones I keep hearing about. Still haven’t succumbed but I think it’s close now.. xD

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    5. I wish there was a book trading system where you could give in an old book and get a brand new release in exchange. Like, there was a huge group of people who absolutely adore booklist books like other people crave new released. It would work quite nicely.


  3. I also have The Lost Sisters on my TBR and I’m super hesitant to read because I hate Taryn so freaking much. And I really need to hurry up and read I’ll Give You the Sun! I’ve had it on my TBR for ages!! great post 💕

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  4. We do it anyway but also secretly we love adding all those books as well. 😉

    I didn’t know about Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly though! *goes off to peep and add to TBR because this is very healthy of me to do* Like you I’m also curious about Kaufman’s solo work as well. I’ve always seen her write books with Kristoff and Spooner, but NEVER alone and I’m hoping Elementals will be just as good as the ones she cowrites.

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    1. Haha, so true.

      I pretty much jumped on it the moment I found out about Stepsisters so I am NOT blaming anyone for doing the same!
      Exactly. Makes me wonder even more what her solo work is like since it’s so hard to see what her influence is without knowing how she writes on her own? [Although it’s obvious she has Kristoff on a sort of leash since his solo writing is SO DIFFERENT compared to The Illuminae Files.]


    1. Fingers crossed! I’m allowed to order three books that don’t fit my recently set rules, so maybe that’ll be one of them!
      I’m honestly saving them up and trying to make up my mind about what books to order since I know have to be really careful with what books I buy, haha. ❤

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    2. Right?! I never really had that issue before. [I am so privileged to be able to say that..] So it’s even more of a struggle because of it, hah. At least now I’ll think ten times before adding anything to my TBR? I hope.

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  5. Books that were added to my TBR are ones that I completely forgot about, two of them are sequels, two are previous purchases that I never added when I bought the books, and then two are ones that I just want to read.

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  6. Great list! I really like the sound of Missing, Presumed Dead. I have Berquist’s 2018 novel, Devils Unto Dust, to read, so if I enjoy that I’ll definitely be checking out more of her work. I hope you enjoy all of these!

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  7. The Bartimaeus trilogy used to be my favourite as a younger teen! I’m planning to re-read the series this year, because it’s been a long while since I read the trilogy, and I haven’t read the prequel novella at all. I remember that I loved the main character and their kind of grudging respect/care relationship with the wizard boy.

    Here and Now and Then is on my TBR as well, because time travel and family stories!! I was denied for the ARC unfortunately 😦

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    1. Ooh, that’s awesome to hear! Funny how I had never heard of the books before and now I see people saying it’s one of their favorite trilogies left and right, haha.

      Awh, that’s too bad! I don’t even get my hopes up anymore when it comes to ARCs. I haven’t had much luck lately- on the contrary. :’)

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    2. I hardly ever see people talking about it, tbh, so I assume very few people read it – but maybe we’re just all quiet about it? We need a fandom 😀

      I usually do okay on NetGalley (when I’m able to request them at all, that is), but I think this one was on Edelweiss and I hardly ever get anything from there. So yeah 😀 Maybe it’s for the best, I have enough books to read.

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    3. It must be! I can’t really explain why so many people jump up at the series all of a sudden otherwise, haha. Create that fandom, you!

      NetGalley is okay-ish as well but many of the books I’m really anticipating aren’t even on there and Edelweiss is.. a.. bitch.. to me.. :’)

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    4. Saaame. I kinda gave up on Edelweiss. Although I got accepted for two Alyssa Cole books on there, so that’s nice.


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