December 26, 2022

December Goodreads Update 2

I just checked. It looks like I added 13 books to my TBR. I am now back up to 960 books on my t0-read list on Goodreads. I can't decide if this is a problem. Also, I am beginning to wonder if there is a limit to the number of books you can have on the list. Maybe that's just the library. I have never had the list above 1000. Anyway, here are the latest additions to my TBR.


Shutter by Ramona Emerson - This is probably a thriller, which I don't tend to gravitate towards, but this one has some special draws for me. First, it is set in Albuquerque and the Navajo reservation. I love New Mexico, so the setting is great. Also, our main character is a crime scene photographer whose photographs have helped solve many cases. Her secret is she sees dead people. The ghosts point her to the important clues needed to solve the case. That's pretty cool.

Last Call at the Nightingale

Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman - This is  a mystery set in 1924 New York. Vivian is a sewer in a dress shop by day and lives in a dirty tenement with her sister. At night she goes to a speakeasy called the Nightingale. It's all fun and games until she finds a body in the alley behind the club. It turns out the body isn't a nobody (see what I did there?) and everyone thinks she knows what's going on, including the police.

Enchantress of Numbers

Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini - All the things I've run across about Ada Lovelace have been pretty dense. She was a remarkably smart woman. Therefore authors feel like they have to write remarkably smart books for remarkably smart readers. I'm counting on Jennifer Chiaverini to make her story accessible.


Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel - This is a fantasy based on Indian folklore. I think. It has a beautiful cover.

Critical Theory

Critical Theory Today by Lois Tyson - This was one of my son's textbooks for class last semester. He is horrified that I was interested in keeping it for my own information. I'm a nerd.

Disciplinary Literacy

This is Disciplinary Literacy by ReLeah Cossett Lent - I should probably know what disciplinary literacy is. Hopefully this book can tell me. It's another of the boy's textbooks.


Transcription by Kate Atkinson - A WWII transcriptionist for MI5 moves on to radio journalism, but her past comes back to haunt her. I took this off my TBR and now I've put it back on because I'm allowed to change my mind.


The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - This is another one I took off my list and put it back on. It's on my shelf, so I might as well read it, I guess.

Fortune Hunter

The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin - This was a big deal when it came out. 8 years ago. I bought it used, and it has sat around and been on and off my list repeatedly.


Spare by Prince Harry - I am not usually fascinated by the British royal family enough to read a book by or about them. But the title of this one is literally SPARE. As in "an heir and a spare". That is some serious snark. I fully support snark.

Fever in the Heartland

A Fever In the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's Plot to Take Over America and the Woman Who Stopped Them by Timothy Egan - Egan has written some high quality history. I am always here for KKK-hate-literature. This is set in the 1920s and outlines the Klan's plan to conquer the American West.

Romantic Comedy

Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld - I have been sort of hit or miss with Sittenfeld's books. I loved the first one, but I didn't love the one about Laura Bush. This one has some promise for me. The main character is a writer for a live comedy show (think Saturday Night Live) who has sworn off love. She even wrote a skit about the fact that famous, beautiful people don't date normal, regular-looking people. Enter Noah, the famous pop singer who is known for dating models.

Ok that's all the new ones. Now I have to decide if I want to see if I can have more than 999 books on my TBR or if I should do a cull of my list. That seems counterproductive since I just put some culled books back on the list. I'm going to put that decision off for now. It's a problem for future Adrienne.