Top Ten Tuesday | Books Recently Added to the TBR

June 6, 2017 32 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday | Books Recently Added to the TBR

June 6, 2017 32 Comments
This Tuesday’s Top Ten Tuesday subject is, well, let’s be
honest: kind of dangerous. But on the flip side, let’s be real, isn’t every

June 6:  10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My
 List  I want to know what books have piqued your interest lately from whatever
genre you choose! – Broke and Bookish

As all book bloggers and readers know, anytime we embark on
a “window shopping” spree (or as my specific habits reveal), browsing through
Amazon (those “You might also like” recommendations are too tempting), we’re
bound to walk away with new reads. Such is the always the case with me. If it’s not through Amazon, then it’s
through Goodreads. When it’s not either one of those, then it’s through
#BookBesties and their blogs or, like today, a popular meme list.
I had more trouble than anticipated with today’s prompt, but
in the end, I found ten books that fit today’s ask. Most fall into the
contemporary YA genre (which was not intentional), but was likely an
unconscious thing since contemporary is my favorite (overall – meaning it’s the
genre I find the most consistency among). That said, a few other books mingle
with the cool contemporary kids.
Read on to discover what they all are…
1. The Color Project by Sierra Abrams | Don’t know much about this book in terms of any buzz, good or bad, it might be creating, but it sounds interesting. That’s what I do know. Amazon | Goodreads

2. Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courntey | Contemporary fairy tale?? Yes, please! Sign me up. Amazon | Goodreads

3. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen | Ditto to above comment, only this time, Kayleigh recommended this one! Amazon | Goodreads

4. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen | I’ve thought about reading
one of Sarah’s novels for a looong time now, but never have. For various
reasons. Last week (spurned by her new novel, Once and For All), I asked on Twitter what Dessen books some of you
recommended. Bekah recommend this novel. Amazon | Goodreads

5. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo | I don’t
watch K-Dramas so I’m not into that sphere of pop culture (because really, I
don’t need anything else to be addicted to), but this book looks and sounds too
cute! Amazon | Goodreads
6. Losing Brave by Bailee Madison | We might ordinary know her as Grace Russell in Sunday night’s Good Witch, but actress Bailee Madison is now adding a new title to her name: author. Amazon | Goodreads

7. Geekerella by Ashley Poston | Cute cover and an even
cuter (sounding) concept tells me this contemporary re-telling of Cinderella promises to be my kind of
story. Amazon | Goodreads
8. Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart | I’d seen this one around
during an Amazon shopping spree, and shortly afterward, spotted it on a friends
“Best of 2016” list. This made me all the more curious. Amazon | Goodreads
9. The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber | Again, yet another one I know little about, but again, it sounds really interesting. Plus I like the idea of contemporary novels that have a “deeper,” more complex story. Amazon | Goodreads

10. The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright | Named as a debut author “to watch,” this contemporary novel mingles with the mystery genre. (Plus has a pretty cover!) This debut sounds like my cup of tea. Amazon | Goodreads 



>>> Before you Go <<<
Giveaway Party! (Check out the current Book Giveaway.)

We come to another end of another Top Ten Tuesday! Which
books have recently caught your eye? I’ve love to read about them, and if
you’ve read them, I’d love to hear what you think. Have you read any of the
books on this list? Comment down below with all the bookish thoughts.
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  • Kelly June 6, 2017 at 4:42 am

    I have been dying to read Geekerella. I have heard such good things!
    Kelly @

    • Rissi June 6, 2017 at 5:06 am

      It sounds adorable, Kelly. Here's hoping we both get a chance to read that one this summer. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

  • Tangled N Books June 6, 2017 at 4:48 am

    These all sound so good! I Believe in a Thing Called Love is new to me. It sounds super intriguing. I'm adding it to my Goodreads TBR list right now. Thanks for the heads-up.
    Our TTT

    • Rissi June 6, 2017 at 5:07 am

      Sure! Hope you also enjoy 'Believe.' It not only looks super cute, but it sounds it too. Enjoy! And thanks so much for visiting. :)

  • Anonymous June 6, 2017 at 4:51 am

    I Believe In A Thing Called Love does look super cute. I hope you enjoy these books when you get around to them. :-)

    • Rissi June 6, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks, Chrissi! Me too! I do love my contemporary reads, so *fingers crossed* hopefully that's a good indicator. :)

      Appreciate you stopping by, as always.

  • Greg June 6, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Romancing the Throne looks fun. So does Girl Waits With Gun and The House on Foster Hill (I like contemporary mashed up with mystery).

    • Rissi June 6, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Don't they, Greg?? I love running across fun books like that. Me too! Cannot wait to read 'Foster Hill.' The cover is smart looking and the story sounds equally so. :)

      Appreciate you visiting, as always.

  • Michelle June 6, 2017 at 7:01 am

    I LOVED Lock & Key!! So many good Sarah Dessen books to choose from. The Truth About Forever is CLASSIC SD. Just Listen was one of her more serious ones. This Lullaby is also a good one.

    • Rissi June 6, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Good to know, Michelle! Thank you. I appreciate the thoughts on all of Sarah's books. I'd really like to read some of them, or at least read one to see if I enjoy her style. Here's hoping I accomplish this over the summer months. :)

      Perhaps I'll start with Lock & Key

      Thanks for visiting!

  • Grace M June 6, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Fun list! I've been interested in reading more contemporary. I think it being almost summer has me in the mood, and I have plenty that I own to choose from since I seem to have collected quite a few in the past year.

    As a fan of Korean Dramas, I really think you ought to try one. They're my favorite. <3

    • Rissi June 6, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      I see/hear a lot of people mention contemporary being their go-to genre for summer. Yay for having them on your shelf. That makes it convenient to choose one to start with. :)

      I've seen your blog posts on K-Dramas. Happily if I do decide to venture in, I'll know who to come to for recommendations. :)

      Happy to have you visit, Grace.

  • Lynn June 6, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Great list! I have read Geekerella recently and completely fell in love with it! It's so adorable! I hope you'll enjoy it too! Happy reading!

    • Rissi June 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Ahhh! This makes me so happy, Lynn. I cannot wait to read that one and will hopefully make time for it this summer. :)

      Thanks for visiting.

  • Jaime Wright June 6, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for the feature!!! You placed me in great company; I'm honored. I'm also eyeing several of the other books to add to my TBR!!!

    • Rissi June 6, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you for visiting, Jaime. You're novel sounds fantastic, so it'll be added to my December TBR without question. :)

  • Anonymous June 6, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I am really wanting to read The House on Foster Hill. I need to get to it!!! :)

    • Rissi June 6, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      Doesn't it sound great?? Cannot wait to read it.

      Thanks so much for visiting, as always. :)

  • Crazy Lady June 6, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Oooh… I think I need to get The House on Foster Hill! That looks really good. Also, I am constantly seeing Sarah Dessen's books rec'd. I think I need to pull that book of hers off the shelf and finally read it.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks!

    • Rissi June 6, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Doesn't it sound (and LOOK!) great?? I'm super excited about reading this one.

      I hope to read a Sarah Dessen book (hopefully this summer) too. The release of her new novel, Once and For All makes me curious about her older titles. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

  • Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads June 6, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Geekerella and I Believe In A Thing Called Love both sound soo good! And haha, I watched a kdrama show out of curiosity a few months ago and have since fallen in a hole of obsession… so I understand your fear of getting addicted ;) But the book does sound so cute!

    • Rissi June 10, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      I've seen the KDramas on your site, too, Lindsey! Glad you're enjoying them. :) I know a lot of fangirls love 'em (I contribute to a site that covers a variety of them). I feel like I have WAY too many fangirl addictions (TV, books, Funkos, etc.) as it is. ;)

      YAY for 'Love' and Geekerella. Both look and sound darling! Cannot wait to read them. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

  • Nicole Hewitt June 6, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    I Believe in a Thing Called Love and Geekerella are both books I'm really looking forward to. I've heard great things about both!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    • Rissi June 10, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      Wonderful. I'm glad both books are getting some good reviews. Makes one all the more curious to read them. :) Thanks so much for visiting, Nicole!

  • Kara Isaac June 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Such great picks here! I've had the privilege of reading an early version of The House on Foster Hill and it is definitely deserving of all the buzz!

    • Rissi June 10, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Kara, I'm SO glad you enjoyed 'House.' I know it'll be amazing given the way it sounds plus you've confirmed its worth the buzz and wait, so yay! Cannot wait. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting!

  • Alicia AKernelofNonsense June 6, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    I cannot wait to pick up I Believe in a Thing Called Love. It looks absolutely adorable and I've heard nothing but good things. Happy reading!

    • Rissi June 10, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      I agree, Alicia! It does. The cover design (including those colors!) really "pops" and catches our eye. Cannot wait to discover the story inside. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • LeftyReads June 7, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Great list!! I adore all things Sarah Dessen! Just Listen is one of my favorite novels by her. And I recently read Geekerella and really enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun! I hope you get around to reading all of these!!

    ~ Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover
    My TTT!

    • Rissi June 10, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks – I hope I get to reading all of these, too. I've gone back and forth about reading Sarah's for a long time now, but I think this summer might finally be the year I actually read some.

      …and I'm glad to know Geekerella is a good read. Makes me all the more excited. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting!

  • Carrie June 9, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Oooooo I so want to read Geekerella! And YES Jaime Jo's book! My TTT

    • Rissi June 10, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      ME TOO, Carrie! It looks darling. Jaime's book looks classy and sounds fabulous, so of course, that's a must read. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting!

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