January 11, 2022

Newest Additions

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Newest Additions to My Shelves. I'm always adding books, so I will be struggling to decide which ones are the latest ones, so bear with me. Let's see what I can find out.

Firstly, my Book of the Month box came a few days ago. That box had:

Magnolia Palace

The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis - Sometimes Davis' works are a little to melodramatic for my taste, but I keep trying. This is the latest one.

Anthropocene Reviewed

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green - This is a book of essays. I don't care for Green's YA fiction too much, but I like his YouTube content, so hopefully I will like his non-fiction.

I went to the Barnes and Noble 50% off hardcovers sale, and brought these home:

First 21

The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx by Nikki Sixx - Nikki Sixx is the backbone of Motley Crue. He is the primary songwriter and the bassist. He's written a couple of other memoirs that I enjoyed, so I have high hopes for this one.

Bullet Train

Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka - This is a book in translation from the Japanese about 8 assassins on a fast-moving train.

Capote's Women

Capote's Women by Laurence Leamer - This is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin.

Hell of a Book

Hell of a Book by Jason Mott - This won the National Book Award and I'd never heard of it. Thought I'd check it out.


Matrix by Lauren Groff - A historical novel about Marie de France with implications for current issues.

I have no idea when I grabbed this one. Maybe with the five above? I don't know.

Somebody's Daughter

Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford - This is a memoir about growing up black and with a father in prison. She doesn't know why he's in prison until her late teens.

These last two were on the award reading list, but now that that is almost over, I can move them to my personal TBR.

Defy the Night

Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer - I love Kemmerer. 'Nuff said.

All of Us Villains

All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman - Both of these authors are big in YA lit, so putting them together on a horror book? Genius.

Ok. That's 10. New books. On my shelves. Woo hoo!