Top Ten THURSDAY?! Books That I’ve Added to My TBR


This time, I did actually write a TTT post, but scheduled it for the wrong week. Oops!

I’m always adding books to my TBR- one of the perils of being a blogging literature enthusiast working in a bookshop. Hell, I did it even when I was just a doggedly determined casual reader. I have no shame!

Rather than giving a complete list of my Goodreads TBR list, I’ve picked the books I’m most excited about, to give a good range, as a lot of my recently added books are in a small strain (18th century classics) due to adding lots from various authors, but I’d like to show a bit more variety!

  1. The Wanderer by Fanny Burney


Weirdly difficult to get, but I found a copy in my uni library, so it’s hopefully going to get read before they come hunting me.

2. Belinda by Maria Edgeworth

Hey, an 18th century novel with a character with such a stunningly beautiful name is obviously going to be good. I’m not biased at all…

3. Summer by Edith Wharton

I got sucked into wanting to read this by the lovely Brona’s Books  (though, she convinces me to read just about anything!)

4. Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

Literally added today. Looks rad! One to keep in mind when I’ve finished her other books on my shelves!

5. Life Class by Pat Barker

I’m a terrible WWI scholar and haven’t read any Pat Barker (though I own the Regeneration trilogy! Thanks Woy Woy Vinnies… $3 for the lot brand new, not bad!)

6. Votes for Women: The Virago Book of Suffragettes by Joyce Marlow

A new purchase, and one I’ll hopefully get to by mid-year, if my scheduling runs on time!

7. The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh

Set your sass-o-meter to Oscar Wilde, coz I think these two could (almost) reach the Man himself!

8. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

I’ve never read any Margaret Atwood, which is extremely surprising. Maybe this will be my first…

9. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

This is what we call Peer Pressure, children.

10. The Ballroom by Anna Hope

It looks really good, and I think I’ve been sent an ARC! One of my favourite time periods, with some of my favourite topics involved… I don’t think it could possibly go too wrong!


4 thoughts on “Top Ten THURSDAY?! Books That I’ve Added to My TBR

  1. Looks like a lovely mix! I think before long the whole world is going to have read that Anne Tyler, which according to my TBR rules I should be getting to in about a year’s time …

    • Thanks! Oh man, working in a bookshop makes me all too aware of how behind I am on new releases… mostly I’m at least a hundred years out, since I read so many classics! =P

  2. Alias Grace is also one of my all time favourites too.

    Thank you for the shout out – I hope you enjoy your Wharton. I have The Tyler and Barker on my TBR pile too (Woy Woy! I started highschool at Woy Woy!!)

    And the Letters of Mitford and Waugh looks very, very, very tempting……(note to self – next shift at work, put this book on order 🙂

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