Top Ten Tuesday

TTT — Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection 

Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.

Although most of my reading material generally comes from the library, the holiday season left me with some gift cards, and then I was notified of an amazing sale at Barnes and Noble. Normally, I only buy books that I’ve already read and loved, like The City Beautiful, but this time I went out of my comfort zone and bought a bunch of books I haven’t read yet. Plus, a few authors and publishers were kind enough to send me books, so my collection has expanded significantly. And just in time to highlight these gorgeous books for this week’s list! I’ve included links to these books in case you want to add them to your collection too.

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  1. The Pomegranate by S.J. Schwaidelson
  2. Persian Tea by Jasmine Lawi
  3. The Redhead of Auschwitz by Nechama Bernbaum
  4. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
  5. Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray
  6. Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen
  7. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
  8. The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
  9. The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith
  10. The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

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    • I’ve heard nothing but great things about The Love Hypothesis. And I generally avoid WW2 books (fiction), as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, I feel that it’s especially important to honor survivors who bravely share their tale, so I’ll read factual memoirs over fictionalized stories. Thank you for checking out my post!


      • The ones that are written directly by survivors or their descendants are my go-tos. I grew up hearing my fathers stories, and we always had a collection of memoirs in my house. Night by Elie Wiesel, Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Maus by Art Spiegelman are all amazing. I’ll be reading and reviewing The Redhead of Auschwitz soon. Fictionalized accounts are exactly that – fictionalized.

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    • Are you kidding? It was definitely one of the best additions to my collection, so thank you so much for that. And that sentiment seems to be universal about The Golem and the Jinni, so I’m hoping to get to it soon!

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    • I’m so excited about that one – I feel like everyone was sharing about it and now I can see what all the hype is about, especially since more books have come out in the series!


  1. Usually, I buy books before knowing if I will like it- but in a few instances already know I will (that is if I have seen the movies prior)

    As for the most recents I got: didn’t buy them because they were presents

    1. A Little Princess
    2. Call Us what We Carry
    3. Marilla of Green Gables


  2. i always look forward to your post, i find that I get most of my recommendations from you, especially under rated. hoping that you enjoy the books that you bought at a “risk”. I am the same way when it comes to book buying. I want to buy after I read but I am a cover buyer and that gets me in trouble with the wallet…lol

    my post:

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  3. Nice additions! I also recently added Witch Haven when it came in my subscription box, but I still need to read it. I’m hoping to add The Love Hypothesis soon, as well. I hope you enjoy all of these!


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