Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

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  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
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  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic is Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List.  Even though I’m only compiling my list a day in advance, I can be pretty certain my To-Read shelf on Goodreads will have had more items added to it by the time this article is published.  Sigh…

Click on the title to find the book description on Goodreads.

Storm of Steel (The Bernicia Chronicles #6) by Matthew Harffy

I’ll be taking part in the blog tour for this historical thriller set in 7th century Anglo-Saxon Britain.  It’s due to be published by Aria on 7th May 2019.  You can read my Q&As with the author about two of the previous books in the series, Warrior of Woden (Book 5) and Killer of Kings (Book 4) by clicking on the titles.

hetty's secret warHetty’s Secret War (Women at War #3) by Rosie Clarke

This is another added to my To-Read shelf because I’m taking part in the blog tour for the book.   Set in 1939, it’s due to be published by Aria on 19th March 2019.

three-martini lunchThree-Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell

I’ve just finished reading Eagle & Crane by the same author and enjoyed it so much I immediately added her previous books to my To-Read shelf on Goodreads.  This one is set in the world of publishing in 1950s New York.

Execution (Giordano Bruno #6) by S. J. Parris

I’ve loved the previous books in the series so I was thrilled when I saw mention of a sixth book coming later this year (2nd May) featuring Giordano Bruno (‘heretic, philosopher and spy’) and involving more intrigue in the Tudor court.

hudson's killHudson’s Kill by Paddy Hirsch

I read Paddy’s debut historical thriller, The Devil’s Half-Mile, last year and thought it was terrific.  So much so that I included it on my list of possible contenders for The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.  I was excited to learn there’s going to be a sequel although we have to wait until July for it to be published.

the american agentThe American Agent (Maisie Dobbs #15) by Jacqueline Winspear

Back to books added because I’m taking part in the blog tour.

I’ve heard of this historical mystery series but never got around to reading one of the books so this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

If I like it, it could be dangerous though – there are  fourteen previous books in the series…

the silenceThe Silence by Katharine Johnson

I read Katherine’s book The Secret for a recent blog tour, not realising that it was a sequel to an earlier book, The Silence.  I was impressed and intrigued enough to add the first book to my wishlist.

sunwiseSunwise by Helen Steadman

Talking of sequels, here’s another one.  I loved Helen’s first book, Widdershins, so was excited to learn she’s written a follow-up due to be published in April.

I was even more thrilled to be contacted about taking part in the blog tour for the book.

Logo-World-Editions-2018-black-whiteThe Storyteller by Pierre Jarawan (trans. by Rachel McNicholl, Sinead Crowe)

Gosh, how those enticing blog tour invitations keep on coming.  Published in April by World Editions, the blurb promises this book ‘will do for Lebanon what Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner did for Afghanistan’.

the outrunThe Outrun by Amy Liptrot

This book was included in the Reading in Heels subscription box for January.

It’s not a book I probably would have selected myself but that’s the pleasure of a subscription box or membership of a book club – it offers the prospect of serendipity.



What books have you recently added to your To-Read list?

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List

    1. Thank you 😁 Tough question…so many I’m excited about. Probably The Outrun because I’ve heard so many others in the Reading in Heels book club raving about it and I’m planning to read it shortly.


    1. Thanks, it’s good to get a positive recommendation. I was in two minds whether to accept the invite to join the tour given I’m coming in late in the series. However, as it’s published by Allison & Busby, whose historical fiction books I generally love, I thought I’d say yes.


  1. I haven’t heard of most of these books, so plenty for me to consider. I gave up reading the Maisie Dobbs books a while ago – for no other reason than that there were so many other books I wanted to read. Maybe it’s time for me to pick them up again.

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