Top Ten Tuesday

The 10 Latest Books I Added To My TBR

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s a freebie topic and since I’ve been feeling a little slumpy lately (as in, not feeling the reading so much but still wanting to read and adding all the books to my TBR) I decided to focus on that TBR today! So here are the 10 last books I added to my TBR! Some of these are upcoming releases and some are already released. I also tried to shoutout the book blogger that made me add a book to my TBR, when applicable and if I remembered 🙂

Something Wilder by Christina Lauren
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Something Wilder by Christina Lauren

Release date: May 17th 2022

The “reigning romance queens” (PopSugar) and New York Times bestselling authors of The Soulmate Equation and The Unhoneymooners present a charming and laugh-out-loud funny novel filled with adventure, treasure, and, of course, love.

Growing up the daughter of notorious treasure hunter and absentee father Duke Wilder left Lily without much patience for the profession…or much money in the bank. But Lily is nothing if not resourceful, and now uses Duke’s coveted hand-drawn maps to guide tourists on fake treasure hunts through the red rock canyons of Utah. It pays the bills but doesn’t leave enough to fulfill her dream of buying back the beloved ranch her father sold years ago, and definitely not enough to deal with the sight of the man she once loved walking back into her life with a motley crew of friends ready to hit the trails. Frankly, Lily would like to take him out into the wilderness—and leave him there.

Leo Grady knew mirages were a thing in the desert, but they’d barely left civilization when the silhouette of his greatest regret comes into focus in the flickering light of the campfire. Ready to leave the past behind him, Leo wants nothing more than to reconnect with his first and only love. Unfortunately, Lily Wilder is all business, drawing a clear line in the sand: it’s never going to happen.

But when the trip goes horribly and hilariously wrong, the group wonders if maybe the legend of the hidden treasure wasn’t a gimmick after all. There’s a chance to right the wrongs—of Duke’s past and their own—but only if Leo and Lily can confront their history and work together. Alone under the stars in the isolated and dangerous mazes of the Canyonlands, Leo and Lily must decide whether they’ll risk their lives and hearts on the adventure of a lifetime.

From the author of the “heartfelt and funny” (Publishers Weekly) sensation The Unhoneymooners, this page-turning adventure full of second chances, complicated relationships, and the breathtaking beauty of the American Southwest will take fans on one wild ride.

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Troy by Stephen Fry

Release date: October 29th 2020

Thanks to Stephanie @Bookfever for the review that made me add this to my TBR!

The story of Troy speaks to all of us – the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole years. It is a terrible war with casualties on all sides as well as strained relations between allies, whose consequences become tragedies.

In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today.

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King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair
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King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair

Release date: November 30th 2021

Thanks to Genesis @WhisperingChapters for the review that made me add this to my TBR!

Their Union Is His Revenge.

Isolde de Lara considers her wedding day her death day. To end a years-long war, she is to marry vampire king, Adrian Aleksandr Vasiliev, and kill him. ⠀

But her assassination attempt is thwarted and Adrian threatens that if Isolde tries kill him again, he will raise her as the undead. Faced with the possibility of becoming the thing she hates most, Isolde seeks other ways to defy him and survive the brutal vampire court. ⠀

Except it isn’t the court she fears most—it’s Adrain. Despite their undeniable chemistry, she wonders why the king——fierce, savage, merciless—chose her as consort. ⠀

The answer will shatter her world.

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Frozen Hearts and Death Magic by Day Leitao
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Frozen Hearts and Death Magic by Day Leitao

Release date: January 22nd 2022

It all started with a kiss. A forbidden fae kiss.

Naia was raised in the shadow of her twin brother, the crown prince, who has iron magic much more powerful than hers. But Naia has wishes of her own. They awaken when she finds a white fae almost dying in the woods. She only heard of them in stories; the dreaded race that razed cities to the ground, killed her grandparents, almost rid Aluria of humans—until they disappeared. Now, twenty years later, are they back? Is there another war coming?

The fae is evasive and secretive, but he is also alluring and fascinating, more beautiful than anyone she’s ever seen. And then it happens: her first kiss—and nothing will ever be the same.

In another kingdom, Leah, a necromancer princess, has to find a husband in less than four days, during the Gathering, when royals from all over Aluria meet. Her family makes it very clear that she can pick any prince she wants—except one: Naia’s brother. And it turns out that he’s the one; the one who makes her heart beat faster.

Meanwhile, war looms over the land. One of the kingdoms is amassing immense power. The White Fae might be returning. Amidst it all, Naia and her brother struggle with newfound magical powers, family secrets, and most of all, their own treacherous hearts.

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Never Been Kissed by Timothy Janovsky

Release date: May 3rd 2022

Dear (never-been-quite-over-you) Crush,
It’s been a few years since we were together, but I can’t stop thinking about the time we almost…


Wren Roland has never been kissed, but he wants that movie-perfect ending more than anything. Feeling nostalgic on the eve of his birthday, he sends emails to all the boys he (ahem) loved before he came out. Morning brings the inevitable Oh God What Did I Do?, but he brushes that panic aside. Why stress about it? None of his could-have-beens are actually going to read the emails, much less respond. Right?

Enter Derick Haverford, Wren’s #1 pre-coming-out-crush and his drive-in theater’s new social media intern. Everyone claims he’s coasting on cinematic good looks and his father’s connections, but Wren has always known there’s much more to Derick than meets the eye. Too bad he doesn’t feel the same way about the infamous almost-kiss that once rocked Wren’s world.

Whatever. Wren’s no longer a closeted teenager; he can survive this. But as their hazy summer becomes consumed with a special project that may just save the struggling drive-in for good, Wren and Derick are drawn ever-closer…and maybe, finally, Wren’s dream of a perfect-kiss-before-the-credits is within reach.

A feel-good summer LGBTQIA+ New Adult RomCom, perfect for fans of Red White & Royal BlueBoyfriend Material, and What If It’s Us. 

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Here's To Tomorrow by Teagan Hunter
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Here’s To Tomorrow by Teagan Hunter

Release date: July 2018

Thanks to Deanna @ANovelGlimpse for the review that made me add this to my TBR!

Hudson Tamell is a blue-collar single father. He’s funny, hot in that panty-melting sort of way—exactly the type of guy I’d crawl between the sheets with.

Only problem? He’s looking to settle down, and I’m not.

I have big plans to leave this town behind. The last thing I should do is get tangled up with a guy like him.

So please explain to me why the moment he looks at me from under the hood of my car, the sarcastic replies on my lips come out sounding sweeter. Why does he make me want to settle down, right here…with him?

He’s not what I wanted.

But maybe he’s what I need…

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A Not So Meet Cute by Meghan Quinn
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A Not So Meet Cute by Meghan Quinn

Release date: November 2nd 2021

Thanks to Deanna @ANovelGlimpse for the review that made me add this to my TBR!

The quintessential question asked to every couple. And the answer is usually some bubbly, lovey dovey tale of being struck in the bum by Cupid’s arrow.

My meet cute (well not so meet cute) is slightly different. I was trolling a wealthy neighborhood in Beverly Hills, searching for someone to take me as their bride, you know, to make my arch nemesis jealous who consequently just fired me.

He was stomping around the block like some sort of gorgeous ogre, mumbling about a business deal gone wrong and attempting to finagle his way out of it.

And that’s when we bumped into each other.

There were no sparks.

Not even a hint of blossoming love.

But next thing I knew, I was scarfing down free chips and guac, listening to this man lay out all of his problems which led to his big ask . . . he wanted me to be his Vivian Ward, you know, from Pretty Woman–minus the frisky behavior.

We’re talking about living in a mansion, intimate double dates, and pretending we were head over heels in love . . . and engaged. Can you imagine?

The absolute audacity.

But people do crazy things when they’re desperate. And I reeked of desperation. So, I struck up a deal.

My one big mistake, though . . . big . . . HUGE? I accidentally fell for the incomparable Huxley Cane. 

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Phantom Heart by Kelly Creagh
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Phantom Heart by Kelly Creagh

Release date: August 17th 2021

Thanks to Stephanie @Bookfever for the review that made me add this to my TBR!

Seventeen-year-old Stephanie Armand doesn’t believe in ghosts or spirits. Despite her six-year-old sister, Charlie, insisting a masked figure is hiding in her closet, and the rumors at school, Stephanie isn’t convinced her father’s latest renovation project–a crumbling Victorian mansion–houses the soul of a monster.

So when the very charming (and paranormal obsessed) Lucas Cheney takes an interest in both Stephanie and her notorious home, the supernatural and romantic activity escalates to an all-time high. And that doesn’t even take into account the dashing, British-accented eighteen-year-old boy, Erik, who’s taken up residence in Stephanie’s nightly dreams. A boy who may have something to do with the man in the mask, and the strange occurrences taking place at Moldavia.

A steamy YA romance with Twilight vibes, inspired by Gaston Leroux’s classic The Phantom of the Opera 

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The No-Show by Beth O'Leary
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The No-Show by Beth O’Leary

Release date: April 28th 2022

Three women. Three dates. One missing man…

8.52. Siobhan’s been looking forward to her breakfast date with Joseph. She was surprised when he suggested it – she normally sees him late at night in her hotel room. Breakfast with Joseph on Valentine’s Day surely means something … so where is he?

14.43. Miranda’s hoping that a Valentine’s Day lunch with Carter will be the perfect way to celebrate her new job. It’s a fresh start and a sign that her grown-up life is finally falling into place: she’s been dating Carter for five months now and things are getting serious. But why hasn’t he shown up?

18.30. Joseph Carter agreed to be Jane’s fake boyfriend at a colleague’s engagement party. They’ve not known each other long but their friendship is fast becoming the brightest part of her new life in Winchester. Joseph promised to save Jane tonight. But he’s not here…

Meet Joseph Carter. That is, if you can find him.

The No-Show is the brilliantly funny, heart-breaking and joyful new novel from Beth O’Leary about dating, and waiting, and the ways love can find us. An utterly extraordinary tearjerker of a book, this is O’Leary’s most ambitious novel yet. 

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Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane
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Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane

Release date: August 29th 2022

International bestseller Mhairi McFarlane delivers a sharp, emotional new novel about a woman who calls off her engagement to “the perfect man” and moves in with a charming stranger who makes her question everything about her life, her past, and the secrets she’s kept for far too long…

Harriet Hatley is the most in-demand wedding photographer in town, but she doesn’t believe in romance, loathes the idea of marriage, and thinks chocolate fountains are an abomination. Which is why, when her long-time partner proposes, she panics. Suddenly Harriet is single… and living down the hall from her ex. She needs a new apartment, like, yesterday.

Enter Cal Clarke, a hopeless romantic who just experienced his own wedding-related disaster. Harriet and Cal are like chalk and cheese, but as they go from strangers to roommates to friends, it becomes clear they’re both running from something. When Harriet’s most heavily guarded secret comes to light, her world implodes. And Cal, with his witty humor and gentle advice, is a surprising source of calm at the center of the storm.

With her career, friendships, and reputation on the line, Harriet must finally face her past in order to take control of her future. Because if she’s willing to stop playing it safe and risk everything to share her truth, real love and happiness may be waiting on the other side…

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Tell Me:
Are any of these on your TBR too?

Lindsey xoxo
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44 Comments

  1. Frozen Hearts and Death Magic and Mad About You are on my TBR too. They both sound soooo good! Great list, Lindsey! 🙂

    1. Thanks! Hope you’ll enjoy both those reads! 🙂

  2. Troy looks good. I saw that O’Leary one somewhere last week too and thought the premise sounded fun!

    Mhairi McFarlane’s too… 🙂

    1. It does sound like a fun and intriguing premise!

  3. After your list, Phantom Heart is so on my TBR list now~!

    1. Yay, hope you’ll enjoy!

  4. Oh Never Been Kissed sounds pretty awesome!

    1. It does, I’m excited to read it!

  5. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    That’s a good one for today! I have no idea what I’ll choose to do 🤣

    1. Haha, I was struggling too, hope you’ll find a good topic! 🙂

  6. Lauren Becker says:

    Just added Never Been Kissed to my TBR!!!

    Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

    1. Hope you’ll enjoy!

  7. I hope you love them all!

  8. I’m so excited I could help add to this list! I hope you enjoy all of these, but especially Quinn’s and Hunter’s books.

    1. Thanks so much for the recs! I’m sure I’ll love them, they sound great!

  9. A Not So Meet Cute is on my short list, and I just added the Christina Lauren and Never Been Kissed. I keep saying I am going to CULL my TBR, not add to it! Thanks for the recs, though…they look great.

    My freebie is here: https://fiftytwo.blog/2021/12/07/ttt-ten-books-i-feel-like-everyone-has-read-but-me/

    Happy TTT!
    Lori

    1. Haha, I know the feeling 🙂 Hope you’ll enjoy these reads!

  10. I haven’t heard of any of these books but i do have a Beth o’Leary book on my TBR. Happy reading! My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/10-middle-grade-fantasy-books-set-in-winter-and-christmas-book-recommendations/

    1. Oh great, hope you’ll enjoy that Beth o’Leary book!

  11. Troy sounds amazing.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  12. Stephanie - Bookfever says:

    Yay for Troy and Phantom Heart! I hope you’ll love them when you read them.

    1. Thanks, I’m sure I will as they sound amazing 🙂

  13. Hoping to read a Beth O’Leary in 2022! I meant to this year but never got to it. This was a great topic for this week. https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/12/top-ten-tuesday-free-little-library.html

    1. Hope you’ll enjoy Beth O’Leary books when you get to them 🙂

  14. So excited for a new Christina Lauren book!

    1. Me too, it’s the highlight of any year 🙂

  15. masterspj says:

    I have No Show on my TBR as well!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    https://readbakecreate.com/holiday-books-that-dont-mention-the-holidays-in-their-title/

    1. Hope we’ll both enjoy that read!

  16. Several of these just got added to my TBR recently as well. I’m especially excited for that new Christina Lauren book.

    1. Me too! I’ll always be super excited for any new Christina Lauren, though I still have a lot of their backlist to get through too 🙂

  17. Eowyn says:

    This are all great covers with intriguing titles. I’ve heard about Stephen Fry’s “Troy” but haven’t yet read it. Thanks for the nudge!

    My post:
    https://pagesandpaws.com/2021/12/07/ttt-10-tastes-of-the-season/

    1. Hope you’ll enjoy Troy if you decide to pick it up!

      1. 👍

  18. Never Been Kissed looks cute!

    1. It does look so cute!

  19. Marianne Maurer says:

    Those TBR piles never get smaller, right?

    Thanks for visiting my TTT which is about German books.

    1. They definitely never do 😀

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