10 Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Way back when, I used to list my book hauls and chat about how excited I was to read each one. While endlessly time-consuming, I enjoyed discussing why I picked a certain book up or why I couldn’t wait to read it. However, I rarely post my book hauls now. Yet, when I saw that this was a prompt for Top Ten Tuesday, I couldn’t wait to gush about all the recent books I acquired.

With the holidays and Barnes and Noble having a wonderful 50% off all hardcovers sale, I purchased and received quite a lot of books recently. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is: 10 Most Recent Additions to my Book Collection:

The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni: This was a highly anticipated release of mine when it first came out and I just recently acquired it. Kiva is the prison healer, working to keep prisoners alive long enough to undergo the Trial. When the rebel Queen is captured, Kiva enacts a plan that has her taking the Queen’s place in the Trials. The only problem: no one has ever survived the ordeals. It sounds amazing!

The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee: Who knew there was a third sibling? This is the third (and final?) book in the Montague Siblings series. I adored the first book and liked the second so I’m looking forward to this one as Lee’s writing is always able to whisk readers on some crazy adventure.

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse: Over the last year, a ton of booktubers have been gushing about how great this book is. While adult fantasy is not something I pick up often, if ever, I intend to try my hand at it this year. 

Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett: I’ve loved all of Bennett’s releases lately so I definitely wanted to get my hands on this one. This one follows Josie as she returns home only to have her plans interrupted in a big way when she falls for the local bad boy.

That Way Madness Lies edited by Dahlia Adler: This is a short story collection that reimagines 15 Shakespeare tales by the most note-worthy of authors, including Anna-Marie McLemore, Ibi Zoboi, Tochi Onyebuchi, Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, K. Ancrum and so many more. I own Adler’s Edgar Allen Poe collection as well but still have to read it. As I adore both Poe’s and Shakespear’s work, I have high hopes for these short stories.

Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard: This one is a newest release from Aveyard and it isn’t even in the Red Queen series. I can’t wait to see what else Aveyard can do. 

Time Will Tell by Barry Lyga: I have adored Lyga in the past but haven’t read a book by him in such a long time. Yet, when I heard about this one—a group of teens unearth their parents’ time capsule only to discover a bloody knife and a whole lot of secrets—I knew I needed to read it immediately. 

The Righteous by Renee Ahdieh: I think a reread of The Beautiful series is in order before I devour this third book. This series is so atmospheric and absolutely gorgeous, set in a historic New Orleans with vampires roaming about.

Phantom Heart by Kelly Creagh: I adored the Nevermore series, which tackles Poe’s stories in a unique way and deals with alternate universes. Phantom Heart is being pitched as a steamy YA romance (like, huh?) with Twilight and Phantom of the Opera thrown in. I am so confused and excited to find out what’s in store.

The Girls Are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh: I would love to read more horror in the new year. I have a few horror-esque books on my tbr shelf, such as Dawn Kurtagich’s Teeth in the Mist, Sara Faring’s The Tenth Girl, and Amy Lukavics’ The Ravenous. This one sounds a bit more traditional with a skeptic ghost hunter investigating a haunted estate.

What books did you haul recently?

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  1. I'm hoping to listen to the Black Sun audiobook soon. Happy reading! My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/most-recent-additions-to-my-book-collection-winter-book-haul/

  2. I did some Barnes & Noble shopping myself a couple weeks ago! My son and DIL gave me a gift card for my birthday and I had lots of fun using it :)

    Happy TTT!


  3. Jen Bennett's style is unfortunately not to my taste, which is a bummer because her book covers are uniformly GORGEOUS. That looks like another great one to have on the shelf.

    The Shakespeare Reimagined collection looks seriously fun. And OK, I'm hooked on that synopsis for Lyga's...