Literary Listings: 5 Books From My TBR I Need NOW (March)

I’ve got 1691 TBR books, so I figure, why not dig in a few an highlight 5 a month?

5 Books From My TBR I Need NOW

The 10th Gift by Jane Johnson

I’ve recently gotten excited about this again because it seems to be a great historical fiction fusion book with contemporary experiences interspersed.

Summary: In an expensive London restaurant Julia Lovat receives a gift that will change her life. It appears to be a book of exquisite 17th-century embroidery patterns but on closer examination Julia finds it also contains faint diary entries. In these, Cat Tregenna, an embroideress, tells how she and others were stolen out of a Cornish church in 1625 by Muslim pirates and taken on a brutal voyage to Morocco to be auctioned off as slaves.

Scandalous Women by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon

There is nothing better than reading about women ‘behaving badly’.

Summary: Throughout history women have caused wars, defied the rules, and brought men to their knees. The famous and the infamous, queens, divorcées, actresses, and outlaws have created a ruckus during their lifetimes-turning heads while making waves. Scandalous Women tells the stories of the risk takers who have flouted convention, beaten the odds, and determined the course of world events.

The Magicians (The Magicians #1) by Lev Grossman

I’ve been dying to read this for some time and I just need to get my hands on it. I am quite sadly broke and I cannot wait till the request list in the library lowers from 15 to just me (sobs).

Summary: Quentin Coldwater is brillant but miserable. He’s a senior in high school, and a certifiable genius, but he’s still secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read as a kid, about the adventures of five children in a magical land called Fillory. Compared to that, anything in his real life just seems gray and colorless.

Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo

I don’t know why I haven’t gotten into this book yet because I loved the first one. Hmm.

Summary: Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

Citadel (Languedoc #3) by Kate Mosse

I loved labyrinth and I’ve been waiting for this book to come to my local library for some time! It’s a good series for historical fiction lovers.

Summary: Labyrinth took us to the walled city of Carcassonne, SEPULCHRE travelled to the mysterious town of Rennes les Bains, now Citadel transports us right to the southern-most edge of France – and to an amazing adventure set at key points in history in this scarred land right on the Spanish border.



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8 Responses to Literary Listings: 5 Books From My TBR I Need NOW (March)

  1. Ooooh I like it! I haven’t read any of those books yet!

  2. Sam says:

    I wasn’t a big fan of ‘The Magicians’ unfortunately. I don’t know why, it just didn’t do it for me. I hope you enjoy it more than i did!

  3. Siege and stoooooooorm! 😀

  4. Aahhh, Claire! 1691??! 350 or so, whatever my ‘to read’ list is, leaves me in a bit of a sweat. But these sorts of posts are pretty much guaranteed to add to my own list…

    I like the sound of Scandalous Women! The Magicians is pretty good, very much a grown up Harry Potter (emphasis on the ‘grown up’…). I also still have Siege and Storm to read at some point.

    *pssst* I think you need to change the title bit, it says manga at the moment =P

    • Claire (BWB) says:

      OMG so embarrassing, I just changed it thanks so much!! And Yeah, I tend to just click stuff that seems remotely interesting in GR so my list is 1691 strong!! I don’t read fast enough sadly to make it go down any lower at the rate I add stuff.

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