Top Ten Tuesday (Ish) – 10 Books I’ve Added to My TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. And I know what you’re saying, today is Wednesday! But I wanted to write a review yesterday, and Monday I was working, so today I’m writing a ten Tuesday post. 😀 This is because I’m really excited about the books I’ve been adding to my TBR (this shelf is now 343 pages on Goodreads) and I wanted to share it with you all today. Hope you enjoy!

1 Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Usually, upon learning that I love to read, people ask me what kind of books I enjoy. Which is the worst question in the world and I hate it. Because it’s incredibly hard to sum up what I read! It would be easier to mention what I don’t like reading, though even that changes from year to year. I think this list will sum up my point for me. First I have this YA fantasy novel, which I just found out about today and added it immediately. I love the cover, I love the synopsis. Sounds like something I’d greatly enjoy.

2. The Dangerous Sex by H. R. Hays

Because I’ve spent the past few days (has it been a week already?) through Of Woman Born by Adrienne Rich, I’ve been able to add a lot of interesting non-fiction books to my TBR. This is one of them. And it’s funny because I couldn’t find an updated cover for this book on Goodreads so I’m a little afraid I’m going to have a hard time finding a copy.

3. Essays on Gender, Culture and Psychoanalysis by Karen Horney

Despite laughing to myself just a little at her unfortunate last name, (I know very childish of me) I can’t wait to get my hands on some of her essays. Rich quoted her several times in Of Woman Born and that got me quite excited to see what other people have to say on the topic of motherhood.

4. Religious Conceptions of the Stone Age, and Their Influence Upon European Thought
by G. Rachel Levy

No cover for this one, and quite the mouthful title! Another Adrienne Rich inspired read.

5. Menstruation And Menopause: The Physiology And Psychology, The Myth And The Reality by Paula Weideger

Much the same as the above, and you all know me I love myths so of course this was a must read. But again, I wonder if this book will be hard to find? It might linger on my TBR for a good many years.

6. Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo by Mary Douglas

When will I stop adding books because of Adrienne Rich? I don’t know! Probably not anytime soon, but I will skip around a bit in my TBR to share some books of other genres. 😀

7. The Brilliant Abyss: Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the Looming Threat That Imperils It by Helen Scales

The ocean terrifies me, to say the least. But I found out years ago that I really enjoy reading non-fiction books about marine life, so when I saw this book I knew I had to add it to my list.

8. Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion by Marlene Winell

This is the last non-fiction book that I will share today, I promise. 😀

9. Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R.F. Kuang

This might sound like non-fiction, but it’s not! After reading and loving R. F. Kyang’s The Poppy War series I knew I needed to read anything else she puts out. So I was elated to hear of her newest book that will be published sometime in August. I hope it comes out around my birthday.

10. Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

A fun mystery read? A title that reminds me of Arsenic and Old Lace? Yes please, sign me up!

So there you have it! A collection of some of my most recent TBR adds. What have you been adding to your TBR this year?

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4 comments

  1. Have you checked archive.org for some of these books? That’s where I usually go to find out of print books.

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