Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent(ish) Additions To My TBR Mountain

Top Ten Tuesday #40

Hello again, book nerds!

Like last Tuesday, I’m going to keep this brief since today is another double posting day, but a few things need to be said before I dive in:

  1. I REFUSE to triple post in one 24-hour period, which means I won’t be able to publish today’s #HolidayADVENTure reveal 🙈 Before you riot, hear me out! The other two posts scheduled for today were time sensitive and HAD to be released on Tuesday. And, yes, I know what you’re thinking: “Taylor, doesn’t December 11th’s advent post need to be posted on the 11th too? Isn’t it EQUALLY time sensitive?” The answer is obviously yes! However, because I’ve already doubled up on advent posts in the past, I figured I could do it again! I PROMISE I’ll fill them with EXTRA love and give them a nice, chunky window of solo time!! Plus this is the only way I can deliver all the content I want to share with you guys so…be cool?
  2. If you actually read the whole previous point, I love and appreciate you and your commitment to finishing what you’ve started! 😂

Anyways, let’s take a break from the holiday-themed series and check out another round of:Hosted by Jana at ThatArtsyReaderGirl, this week’s prompt is “Freebie,” and you can bet your bottom dollar I’m rolling with that prompt!  

I decided to do something ten-centric in honor of the meme, so I’ve decided to share with y’all 10 new additions to my TBR pile, but in a weird TAYLOR TWIST way. Basically I went to my Goodreads “Want To Read” shelf, organized the books by “Date Added,” to ensure the most recent titles would be selected, and then I took every TENTH selection to compose this week’s list. So basically you’re seeing my 10th, 20th, 30th, (and so on) most recent TBR shelf additions. And thus my T10T list of Most Recent(ish) Additions To My TBR Mountain was born!

That totally makes sense, right? Either way, we’re diving in…


1) The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson

Date Added: 12/03/18

Date Published: 12/04/18

Current Star Rating: 4.05

Current Number of Ratings: 182

Added Because: That Cover! And Kathy’s 4.5 Cupcakes Review!


2) The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Date Added: 11/15/18

Date Published: 02/05/19

Current Star Rating: 4.34

Current Number of Ratings: 536

Added Because: Again that cover! Plus the write-up in my Shelf Awareness newsletter.


3) Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury 

Date Added: 11/09/18

Date Published: 02/26/19

Current Star Rating: 4.25

Current Number of Ratings: 20

Added Because: NetGalley. Those that use the forum know that’s a suitable answer!


4) The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Date Added: 11/06/18

Date Published: 02/13/18

Current Star Rating: 4.46

Current Number of Ratings: 11,841

Added Because: The hype! The ART! And wanting to dive into more graphic novels.


5) The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Date Added: 11/05/18

Date Published: 10/23/12

Current Star Rating: 4.08

Current Number of Ratings: 139,669

Added Because: I’m unreliable narrator trash. Even if this has been sitting on my shelves since March 30, 2013!!!🤦🏻‍♀️


6) Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

Date Added: 11/05/18

Date Published: 11/17/15

Current Star Rating: 3.96

Current Number of Ratings: 13,296

Added Because: I’m certain I found this on a “You’ll Never See This Coming” Thriller list, and so far it’s right…because I’ve yet to see it…at all!


7) The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury (again!) 

Date Added: 11/05/18

Date Published: 02/23/16

Current Star Rating: 4.02

Current Number of Ratings: 9,271

Added Because: Aladdin. RETELLING. And that cover!😂


8) Storm and Silence by Robert Thier

Date Added: 11/05/18

Date Published: 03/19/16

Current Star Rating: 4.51

Current Number of Ratings: 16,494

Added Because: You know how at the end of every year Kindle sends out a HUGE email full of the “best reads of the year” across myriad genres and everything is like $3 or less. Yeah, this was one of those titles in 2016. WHY was it just added now? Your guess is as good as mine!


9) Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

Date Added: 11/05/18

Date Published: 11/05/13

Current Star Rating: 3.93

Current Number of Ratings: 10,418

Added Because: It’s a contemporary romance heavy on the Austen references. Oh and it was a Kindle deal of the day!


10) Life After Juliet by Shannon Lee Alexander

Date Added: 11/05/18 (busy day!)

Date Published: 07/05/16

Current Star Rating: 4.18

Current Number of Ratings: 282

Added Because: The title and the blurb. Click the link above to see if you agree!


Okay that’s my “Freebie” twist on this week’s T10T prompt! I hope you guys enjoyed and would love to know if you’ve: 1) Heard of any of these titles? 2) Read any of these titles? AND 3) Loved any of these titles?? Let me know below and I’ll see ya again tomorrow!

And, as always: Happy Reading!

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