Top Ten Tuesday [16]: New on My Shelves


I’m glad I decided to check out the prompt for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. I was about to draft my latest Hoarders post only to realize I can kill two birds in one stone. So the prompt is about top ten books you’ve recently added to your TBR and since I’ve not done a Hoarders post in the last couple of weeks, I thought I might as well.

The Burning World by Isaac Marion

This is the sequel to Warm Bodies. I don’t know if y’all remember the most sentient zombie in the history of zombies, but R was one of a kind. I thought Warm Bodies was really good so when Simon & Schuster emailed me about this book, I agreed gleefully. Release date: February 2017

The Rain by Gregg Hurwitz

This has an interesting premise that has me thinking of that movie, Purge with rabid adults terrorizing the young uns. I knew I had to read it.

The Killer Within [Killer Instinct, #2] by S.E. Green

Truth be told, I didn’t quite enjoy Killer Instinct but since the sequel was on sale, I figure I might as well see if there was any improvement. Let’s hope.

A Barricade in Hell [Delia Martin, #2] by Jaime Lee Moyer

I haven’t read the first book to this series, but I found this on the sale shelves of my bookstore. I don’t know much about this book. I know there’s a girl who has the ability to see ghosts or the afterlife and that it’s set in the 1900s. I just like seeing a completed series on my bookshelves, that’s all. Lol.

Still Life With Tornado by A.S. King

Is it bad that I haven’t read a single book by A.S. King? Well, I now own three of her books. I need to stop buying them and letting them sit on my shelves unread. #bookhoarderproblems

Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky

This book is giving me a Cinder vibe with a mix of Rapunzel so of course, I had to get it.

Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

This book hasn’t been getting OMG-THIS-BOOK-IS-AMAZEBALLS reviews but I’ve always been fascinated with the life of a diplomat so I knew I want to read this.

The Fixes by Owen Matthews

This is an LGBTQIA book that I’ve recently found when I followed Steve Donoghue on YouTube. He’s unintentionally funny and brilliant at the same time. He’s not your typical book tuber for sure but he reviews non fiction usually about history. I don’t know why I’m so fascinated by him. Anyway, he gets an eclectic mix of books for review from a lot of publishers but he rarely gets YA. It’s almost incongrous when he does.

Gemina by Amy Kauffman & Jay Kristoff

I haven’t read Illuminae (I know, I know!).

Missing You by Harlan Coben

I’ve always wanted to read his books so when I saw this on the sale shelf, I wanted to grab the chance.

So there you have it. All new books on my shelves that I’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks.

What’s in your list this week?

  • Gah. I want your ARC of The Burning World, haha πŸ˜€ I cannot wait to read this book. <3 Just hoping it will be amazing πŸ˜€ Fingers crossed. <3 Happy reading sweetest girl πŸ™‚ I hope you will love all of these books πŸ˜€

  • I haven’t read Illuminae yet either. One of these days!!

  • I really want to read Illuminae and Gemina!! Ugh! But it’s just not in my budget! I definitely will be putting these two on my Christmas list too. I have yet to see a bad review about Illuminae.

  • Oooh I LOOOVED Warm Bodies so I’m definitely keen for The Burning World, so thanks for that! PLEASE READ ILLUMINAE NOW.

  • How have you not read Illuminae yet Joy? How is this possible that you’ve abstained so long? Ooh, Brodi Ashton has a new one. I love the premise and just added it to my TBR. I haven’t read A S King either, but I’m assuming I’m missing out on something special. But I am DYING for The Burning World. I loved Warm Bodies, I think it really kickstarted my love for all things zombies. Ooh, read that one first Joy, I can’t WAIT to see what you think of it <3

  • I haven’t read Illuminae, either. But I want to!
    Missing You is probably my favorite Coben book, so if it’s your first book by him I think it’s a great one to start with!!

  • I bought both of Jaime Lee Moyer first books in the series on sale last year >.< this just reminded me that I should really consider reading them, you know

  • AHHH I feel like The Burning World has been so long coming that I keep forgetting about it! I looooved Warm Bodies. I’m off to find a way to request it!

    I hope you love everything here, Joy. I haven’t gotten to Gemina yet, but I’m SO excited to do so. πŸ™‚

  • RO

    Yay! Really enjoy the works of Harlan Coben, and have quite a few on my shelves. Hugs…

  • I have Diplomatic Immunity but still haven’t read it. The reviews have me all blah on it. Frost sounds so interesting!! I have Illuminae but haven’t read it so I totally feel you haha

  • What an amazing list of books! I’ve only read one of A.S. King’s books (Ask the Passengers) but I’ve been eyeing her newest release for a while! I’ll be putting it on my wishlist before I forget!

    Jenna @ Happy Indulgence

  • I really liked Warm Bodies so I’ll be interested to hear what you think of the sequel. I’m curious about The Rain, too. πŸ™‚

  • So many great books! I want to read Gemina. I read and enjoyed Illuminae but don’t remember it all that well. Harlan Coben is one of my favorites and I enjoyed Still Life with Tornado. I would buy Frost just for the cover πŸ™‚

  • Gemina! I feel you about Diplomatic Immunity, it sounds so good but the reviews have been meh. If you read it let me know what you think πŸ™‚

  • Oooh, Frost looks good!

  • I need to catch up on my A.S. King books. I’ve had I Crawl Through It and haven’t read it yet, and now she has a new book out and I need to read it! I SO recommend her stuff though. Vera Dietz is SO GOOD. Great list πŸ™‚

  • I haven’t added anything :/

  • Illuminae is a real treat,it does start a little slow, but very worthwhile! I also have Gemina and plan to read it this month, so I hope you enjoy both. I really need to read a A.S. King book because I’ve heard so many great things about the author. Hope you enjoy getting through these! Tori @ In Tori Lex

  • shootingstarsmag

    I forgot I had The Fixes on my Goodreads to-read list. I must get a copy! It looks like you got some awesome books in the last few weeks. πŸ™‚


  • Emma @ Words And Peace

    wow haven’t rad any of those.
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  • kindlemom1

    You got some wonderful books on your shelf Joy, I hope you love them all!

  • Oh you need to read Illuminae. It’s so good! I need to get Gemina soon. And I have Burning World on my TBR too. They have pushed the publication date back a few times, so I hope this one sticks. I just read Warm Bodies this year and I thought it was great. I am reading The Rain right now and it’s interesting. It’s so creepy and kind of scary and full of action. I am about halfway through it and I hope it keeps up the momentum. Great list!

  • ChristinaBookAddict

    I also have not read anything by King either. I really need to though. I also want to read Illuminae/Gemina…looking forward to your thoughts!

  • I loved warm bodies. I waited so long for the sequel. I can’t wait a few months more lol

  • I’ve read most of Harlan Coben’s books with the exception of a few of the newer ones. I have read this one and while I remember the basic premise, I can’t remember what happens. That’s my mind. His books are usually page turners and I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚ I am not familiar with any of the others. Enjoy!