Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week we are talking about the most recent additions to our bookshelves, something which was quite easy for me to do as I always procrastinate putting my books away until the pile gets too big for me to avoid! Strangely, alot of these books are 2019 or 2020 releases, something which is not normally the case for me as I tend to buy new releases and backlist titles equally.
So here are eight of the most recent additions to my bookshelves!
This is the first of the books that I received for Christmas, and one that I was insanely happy to be given as it was one of my most anticipated releases for 2019. I’ve heard some mixed things about this one, but nonetheless I can’t wait to dive into for myself and see if I love this book by Stephen Chbosky as much as I loved his last.
I just couldn’t resist picking this one up almost as soon as it was released at the end of last year, even if I do unfortunately have yet to get to it. I loved both The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King, and so I am super excited to see as Jude and Cardan’s stories conclude in this one, hopefully very soon.
Similarly to Queen of Nothing, this is another sequel that I just had to get my hands after the journey that Children of Blood and Bone took me on. I love this fantasy world and the story within it, and so getting to follow along with Zélie and the others is something I am really looking forward to doing again.
This is the one book on this list that I have obviously already read and gushed about time and time again since its release in November, and for good reason as it was my favourite book of 2019. I don’t know how she did it, but Maggie Stiefvater managed to create yet another gorgeous story of dreamers and secrets in this novel, and it is one whose sequel I am already so highly anticipating.
I have been following along in anticipation as Adam Silvera talked about his first fantasy book prior to its release, and so the moment I could I picked up a copy of it for myself. I am a huge fan of Adam Silvera’s contemporary novels, and so his first dip into fantasy is something I am more than excited about as I am sure that I will adore just as much as his previous books.
Finally a book that is not a 2019 or 2020 release, I recently picked up the second installment in V. E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic series after receiving a gift card for Christmas, allowing me to dive back into this world whenever I please. A Darker Shade of Magic was a spectacular action-packed fantasy story that just got better and better as it went, and so I can not wait to see what this second book holds.
Back to 2020 releases, I actually didn’t realise this one was out yet until I stumbled upon it whilst browsing at the bookshop, and so the moment I saw it I knew I had to grab it. A Curse so Dark and Lonely was the last book I finished in 2019 and actually surprised me with how much I fell in love with the characters and story, and after the cliffhanger ending of book one I doubt it will be long until I read this sequel as well.
Circling back to the first book of this list, this was another book I was gifted for Christmas, although unlike Imaginary Friend I had never heard of this one prior to receiving it. It follows students at Appleyard College for Young Ladies as they decide to have a picnic at hanging rock, only for three of them to disappear forever, something which intrigues me to no end, and so hopefully this may be the book to break my cycle of not reading classics after not reading a single one in 2019.
What books have you most recently added to your shelves? How regularly do you tend to add new books to your collection? Have you read any of these – what did you think?