Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. How it works is that each Tuesday the host assigns a topic and then posts their top ten list that fits the topic. Every blogger can create their own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well and link to the host’s. The topic for January 29th, 2019 is: The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List.
I don’t read a lot of contemporary and don’t really keep track of release dates to even have an anticipated list, so I’ve been building one based on what my book blogger friends have on their 2019 radar. Here are the 10 latest books I added and who suggested them to me –
Suggested by: Sahitya @ My World of Books
Release date: January 15th
Why I added it: A contemporary retelling of one of the lesser-known stories of Indian mythology sounds very intriguing
Suggested by: Kate @ Your Tita Kate
Release date: February 12th
Why I added it: I’ve never tried out graphic novels before and Yuri on Icing sounds perfect!
Suggested by: Simant @ Flipping Through the Pages
Release date: March 19th
Why I added it: The cover is too gorgeous to pass up and the author is Indian
Suggested by: Charvi @ Not Just Fiction
Release date: April 2
Why I added it: The most anticipated sequel of Geekerella, a book which we both adored, so this was an automatic add as soon as I checked out the release date
Suggested by: Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books
Release date: April 23rd
Why I added it: I was interested in Always Never Yours, which Marie screamed about in 2018, so I added this one too for good measure
Suggested by: Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads
Release date: May 7th
Why I added it: I want to binge-read this after The Kiss Quotient
Suggested by: Shruti @ This is Lit
Release date: May 14th
Why I added it: First Sahitya raved about it and then Shruti did too, so I couldn’t resist!
Suggested by: Destiny @ Howling Libraries
Release date: May 29th
Why I added it: The cover looks so very cute and the synopsis sold me
Suggested by: Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea
Release date: July 30th
Why I added it: It’s middle-grade and will help me understand the modern landscape of the Philippines better
Suggested by: Fanna @ Fannatality
Release date: September 10th
Why I added it: The author shares my first name!
What book have you most recently added to your TBR? Do you have any contemporary book suggestions for me? Let’s discuss in the comments section below.