Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Additions to My TBRs

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For the rules see her blog. This week’s topic is Books I’ve Added to my TBR and Forgotten Why, but instead I’ve listed ten of the e-books I’ve added to my TBRs since the lockdown.

They are:

  • The Boy Who Fell by Jo Spain – An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery Book 5. Jo Spain is one of my favourite crime fiction writers. In this one Tom investigates the death of Luke Connolly who was found in the garden of an abandoned house.
  • Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain – a standalone book, crime fiction, a thriller set in Wexford and Spanish Cove in Ireland about a dysfunctional family.
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov – a powerful picture of Stalin’s regime in this allegorical classic. I’ve seen favourable reviews on other blogs.
  • The Godfather by Mario Puzo – a story of the Mafia and the Corleone family. I’ve seen the film and want to read the book to see how it compares.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles – another book other bloggers recommend. It’s historical fiction about a man who is sentenced to permanent house arrest in the luxurious Metropol Hotel in Moscow. 
  • The Second Sleep by Robert Harris – another favourite author. 1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor.
  • Miss Austen by Gill Hornby historical fiction that delves into why Cassandra burned a treasure trove of letters written by her sister, Jane Austen – an act of destruction that has troubled academics for centuries.
  • Conviction by Denise Mina – crime fiction, about a woman listening to a true crime podcast when she realises she knows the victim and is convinced she knows what really happened.
  • Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce – Obsession, revenge, lust and murder play out on the pages as a female barrister tries to hold her life together while her personality tries to tear it apart.
  • An Air That Kills by Andrew Taylor – the first book in the Lydmouth series. I’ve read this one already – here’s my post.

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Additions to My TBRs

  1. I’d like to read that first Lydmouth book, I’m currently reading Andrew Taylor’s Fireside Gothic collection and it’s very good. The Robert Harris appeals too despite the fact that I put Munich aside recently because I couldn’t get into it. My mood I think, I will try again another year as loved Pompeii. I have been merrily sticking books onto my Kindle like there’s no tomorrow. I need to show a bit more restraint. Yeah, right…

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  2. I’ve been adding too many books too – there are more than these. But the good thing is they’re nearly all 99p – I think the most expensive was £2.39. I saw Robert Harris on TV recently talking about his books and thought this one sounded interesting.


  3. I’ll be very interested in what you think of Blood Orange, Margaret. I read it recently for my book club, but I’ll let you discover it for yourself; I think it’s better read that way. Glad to see, too, that you included The Godfather. A really influential and interesting read…

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  4. The Jo Spain books are great and she has a new one out at the end of the month. I would really like you to read the Robert Harris. I want to know what you think of it.


  5. I finally got a copy of The Godfather at the last annual book sale. I hope I like it, it is very long. I loved A Gentleman in Moscow, although it is hard to say why. It was a very absorbing read.


  6. I decided to give the Bulgakov a miss when I heard it described by Andrew Miller (A year of reading dangerously) and he mentioned that the Devil is a character. I struggle with non real characters…

    Gentleman in Moscow though is wonderful.

    Like you I’ve been buying far too many books of all kinds


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