Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR


2016, the year of buying no books, does not mean the year of no new releases for me. Bless you and your generosity, publishers.

Here are ten ARCs hovering near the top of my staggering TBR stack –

1. Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma – twentysomethings in New York. Brilliant.

2. Thomas and Mary by Tim Parks – a love story in reverse.

3. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld – Sittenfeld does Austen. I reckon it will be ace.

4. The Ballroom by Anna Hope – an asylum love story. Suspect it will make me cry.

5. We Love You Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge – shades of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves? I’ll let you know.

6.Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss – more New York! More twentysomethings! More #yay!

7. My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal – a story about brothers that will probably make me cry.

8. If I Forget You by Thomas Christopher Greene – more New York, more love. Are you sensing a theme here?

9. Alice and Oliver by Charles Bock – a ‘cancer story‘ (literally).

10. The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes – because I actually liked A Sense of an Ending

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

24 responses

  1. There’s only one there that will be on my 2017 list for sure: the Julian Barnes. I loved The Sense of an Ending, I don’t know what people were complaining about. It was one of my favourite reads of that year, whenever it was.

    • Well I was the same but I remember people bleating about it at the time! I read the whole thing in the car on the way home from Merimbula – an excellent use of my time 🙂

      • I loved it too and look forward to a new Barnes book. Hopefully my rep will give me a copy – I’ve tried reading netgalley copies, but I just don’t enjoy reading a screen – it’s not fun or cosy!

  2. The Ballroom, Thomas and Mary, Tuesday Nights in 1980 are all in my sights, too. Not sure about Eligible. I love Curtis Sittenfeld’s novels but have never been a fan of ‘tribute’ novels! Also like the look of Why We Came to the City. Great post!

  3. I liked A Sense of an Ending as well:). I also enjoyed Arthur and George by Julian Barnes so The Noise of Time looks intriguing to me! Eligible also looks intriguing! Happy reading!

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