Newest Additions to the Towering TBR Pile

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
It's been just about five weeks since I've posted a book haul. Don't worry -- it's definitely not because I have somehow acquired some heretofore undiscovered well of self-control and have stopped buying books. Oh noo. I've just been hit with a lot of Real Life Stuff and haven't had as much time for blogging. But that said....

Books I've been sent:

Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George.
Many thanks to the awesome people at Bloomsbury for this one!

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.
I have loved the snark and banter of these two for years so a finished review copy is much appreciated. Thank you, Grand Central/Hachette!

Mireille by Molly Cochran.
This thing is a tome but I love that cover and the premise. Thanks to Lake Union and TLC Book Tours for this ARC!

The Predictions by Bianca Zander.
This is about a free-love commune in the 1970s named Gaialand. That's all I needed to know to be interested.
Thank you William and Morrow and TLC Book Tours!


All the Rage by Courtney Summers.
Thanks to B&N Teens for one of my most anticipated 2015 reads.

Books I shamelessly bought myself/manipulated the fiance into buying for me:

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman (Seraphina #2). Having read the ARC, I knew a finished copy was a must for my shelves. And that blue? GORGEOUS.

The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace (The Keeper's Chronicles #1). Friends' reviews had made me curious about this YA fantasy and THANK YOU FRIENDS. And also, I hate you all for the feelings this book inflicted upon me.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. Okay so this is probable the fourth edition of this book that I own, but COVER. LOVE.

Look how pretty:

Night Film by Marisha Pessl. I already own this on Kindle but it's such a brick I couldn't resist a hardcover copy for under $5.

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (Orphan Queen #1) so a lot of hype about this made me eager. I've read it and liked it.. but..... it's gotten a bit overhyped.

The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas - so I read these online but of course I had to own that cover. It looks so pretty with my other ToG books.

The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes. I bought this book for three reasons: Title. Also the author lives in my home town. And he is often very funny on twitter.

The Queen's Lover by Francine du Plessix Gray - this has earned some pretty good reviews and I cannot resist a bargain... especially for a hardcover!

I went on a very specific binge at B&N.

Empress of the Seven Hills by Kate Quinn (Mistress of Rome #3)
The Serpent and the Pearl by Kate Quinn (The Borgias #1)
The Lion and the Rose by Kate Quinn (The Borgias #2)

I have already raced through these and Katw Quinn is fast becoming a favorite author for me.

Half-Price Books Haul (aka my reward for doing Adult Responsibilites with Ryan):

Gretel and the Dark by Eliza Granville. This had completely snuck under my radar but then Nafiza read it and talked about it. I was intrigued.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This is slow moving but quite lovely. The diamond plotline was the only thing keeping it from being a full five-star read for me.

Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black, et al. With all the WWII seriousness of the previous two, I thought this anthology was the perfect pickerupper.

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. Another bargain for another magical realism book I've been curious about for ages.

Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein. I will read anything this woman writes.

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld. I have been a fan of this author for over 10 years. Her work is creative and often hits me right in the feels.

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales. I had read and loved this as an e-ARC. I am so glad I waited to buy a paperback copy because that cover is perfection.

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney (The Mockingbirds #1). This is an older title I only know about thanks to twitter. It sounds like a book I will love and that will make me righteously angry about patriarchy. Bring it on.

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte. This is often called the first feminist novel. How have I not read it yet?

and, lastly:

Daughters of the Nile by Stephanie Dray (Daughters of the Nile #3). Last in a series about Cleopatra Selene. That cover is hard to look away from.


  1. Is Daughters of the Nile f/f? I'm getting like Xena meets 80s romance off the cover AND I LIKE IT.


    Also, I spot some amazing titles in there. As you know, I really want to read THE ROYAL WE!


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