Top Ten Books I Recently Added To My TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Week’s Topic is Books I’ve Recently Added to my TBR

  • My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Publication Date: June 16, 2015

Summary: When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s letters lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and totally ordinary old crones, but also to the truth about fairytales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.

  • Underwater by Marisa Reichardt

Publication Date: January 12, 2016

Summary: To cope with a past tragedy Morgan can’t seem to move beyond the front door of the apartment she shares with her mother and little brother. When a new boy moves in next door he might be just what she needs to help her reconnect with the world outside.

  • This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

Summary: With her husband Bernard two years in the grave, seventy-nine-year-old Harriet Chance sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise only to discover through a series of revelations that she’s been living the past sixty years of her life under entirely false pretenses.

  • My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Publication Date: January 12, 2016

Summary: Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life.

  • Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova

Publication Date: April 7, 2015

Summary: Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected police officer. When begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts, and strange, involuntary movements he initially attributes these episodes to the stress of his job. As these symptoms worsen, he agrees to see a neurologist and is handed a diagnosis that will change his and his family’s lives forever: Huntington’s Disease.

  • American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis

Publication Date: January 12, 2016

Summary: Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it’s cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. They pump the salad spinner like it’s a CPR dummy. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies out of the oven. These twelve irresistible stories take us from a haunted prewar Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation ritual of a book club to the getaway car of a pageant princess on the lam, from the gallery opening of a tinfoil artist to the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop.

  • The Sound of Gravel by  Ruth Wariner

Publication Date:  January 5, 2016

Summary: Ruth Wariner was the thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turned a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity. At church, preachers teach that God will punish the wicked by destroying the world and that women can only ascend to Heaven by entering into polygamous marriages and giving birth to as many children as possible. As Ruth begins to doubt her family’s beliefs and question her mother’s choices, she struggles to balance her fierce love for her siblings with her determination to forge a better life for herself.

  • The Good Goodbye by Carla Buckley

Publication Date: January 19, 2016

Summary: Two cousins, Rory and Arden, lie unconscious in a hospital burn unit. The fire, which broke out in their shared college dorm room, killed another student, and the police want answers. Tension between Rory and Arden’s parents was already at an all-time high before the fire, owing to a recent financial crisis and the decline of the family business. As the parents huddle anxiously in the waiting room, carefully avoiding the subject of their own unraveling relationships, disturbing truths come to light.

  • The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Publication Date: January 26, 2016

Summary: Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves. That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.


6 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Recently Added To My TBR

  1. Jitty @ Just Jitty says:

    Ooo Inside the O’Brien’s is a book I have seen many times at the bookstore which I am always…buy or don’t buy? I have still yet to pick it up but I have heard many good things from book buyers!

    Lovely list 🙂


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