Top Ten Tuesday (09/06/2020) – Books I’ve Added to my TBR and Forgotten Why

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is Books I’ve Added to my TBR and Forgotten Why

I have two TBRs.

There’s the one on Goodreads but also the one that floats around my head! Anyone else like that??? I’m always mentally adding books to my TBR but then forgetting to actually do it on Goodreads.


For this post I’ve had a scroll through my Goodreads TBR shelf and have found a bunch of books I have no recollection of adding!!

(1) Chocolates for Breakfast by Pamela Moore.

Apparently it’s a modern classic but I can’t remember where I heard about this book!

(2) The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North

Again no clue how or where I heard about this one and hilariously enough I actually own a copy! I believe it’s a charity shop purchase because it look well worn but wow… no memory of adding this one at all!!

(3) Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff

The blurb says this book is a compelling literary fiction about the two sides in a marriage which sounds interesting to me so I guess that is why I added it to my TBR in the first place!

(4) Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Well I am instantly attracted to that title so if I were to guess I would say that is why I added this to my TBR!

(5) By Light We Knew Our Names by Anne Valente

Another book with an intriguing title! No clue what it is about…. ooh apparently it’s a collection of short stories that ‘explores the thin border between magic and grief’. Definitely interested in this one!

(6) Eleanor by Jason Gurley

Absolutely no idea what this is about but what’s funny is apparently this is the same author that I featured in a recent Goodreads Monday post for a YA book and thought that that book (Awake in the World) was the only book by him on my TBR!!!

(7) Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Paige Madonia

Oh I bet this was 100% added because of the book cover and the title because hello, they’re both exquisite!

(8) The Last Leaves Falling by Fox Benwell

“A teen grapples with ALS and his decision to die in this debut novel infused with the haunting grace of Japanese poetry and the noble importance of friendship.”…. Well from reading that brief descriptor you just know I added this for the illness rep. Anyone read it???

(9) As Sweet as Honey by Indira Ganesan

“An enchanting story of family life that is a dance of love and grief and rebirth set on a gorgeous island in the Indian Ocean.” I definitely would have added this in an attempt to read more diversely as I can’t recall having read many (if even any) books set in India or an island near India.

(10) Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

I can’t believe I had forgotten about this book. The blurb sounds INCREDIBLE!

Mary B. Addison killed a baby.

Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say.

Mary survived six years in baby jail before being dumped in a group home. The house isn’t really “home”—no place where you fear for your life can be considered a home. Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home.

There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?

And that’s it for my TTT this week! Let me know if you’ve read any of these books in the comments below.

44 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (09/06/2020) – Books I’ve Added to my TBR and Forgotten Why

  1. I saw “Allegedly” mentioned somewhere just the other day (I can’t remember if it was on FB or Twitter) but I kind of scrolled past it. But that blurb sounds like absolute mindfckery in the best way! I think I’m going to have to check this book out… I also have Fates and Furies on my actual TBR and I have no idea what it’s about… Pretty sure I bought it for the cover 😂 Haha so typical…

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    1. Oh Dini I own so many books that I bought purely for the cover… I’d love to get posters of my fav book covers and put them in frames and hang them as artwork in my home. Couldn’t you just imagine the UK hardback covers of Strange the Dreamer and Circe just chilling on the wall?!
      And I think I must’ve seen the same post about Allegedly, I swear that book has been EVERYWHERE this week since I added it to this ttt!! ☺️☺️☺️❤️💙💚


  2. I haven’t read any of these, though I remember seeing Fates and Furies around a lot when it was first released. I loved the cover but every time I looked it up on Goodreads, I realized the story wasn’t actually something I was interested in 😛 Allegedly is one I’ve heard of. It sounds pretty intense!

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  3. Oddly enough, I’ve read The Life and Death of Sophie Stark and Eleanor, both as ARCs. It’s been a long time, but I remember that I enjoyed Sophie Stark more than Eleanor. 🙂

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  4. My TBR is on paper and probably has hundreds of books that I can’t remember adding 🙈 I think Fates & Furies might be on it somewhere actually as the title sounds vaguely familiar 😂 and Allegedly is 100% on my TBR too although I’m kind of leaning towards picking up Mondays Not Coming first. I’m super interested in both though ☺️

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  5. I have a terrible memory! If I don’t immediately add an intriguing-looking book to my Goodreads TBR list, I will never remember it. Ironically, once I put a book on GR, I tend to forget about it anyway. LOL.

    I’ve read HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET. It has a super interesting premise, but the story itself got a little dull for me. I liked it overall, though.

    Happy TTT!


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    1. SAME SUSAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! Omg the same. Like once a book goes on my GR shelves you’d think I’d remember the title when visiting a library or book shop…. nope! I just go with the flow and only ever remember to look at the shelf once I get home lol!

      Thanks Susan <333


    1. It does indeed sound brilliant. ☺️☺️☺️💛❤️Lydia can I ask what is probably a stupid question but is there a way to follow your blog through the wordpress reader? Every week I look and every week I end up failing 🙈 I’ve meant to ask you so many times before but I feel silly if it’s a very obvious thing that I’m missing ☺️☺️☺️


  6. Excellent list! I’m encountering so many new books — with amazing covers — today! 😀 Which might lead to some ironic consequences …

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  7. I have the same thing with my TBR. I also have a real shelf TBR which is ridiculously intimidating atm. Fates and Furies sounds really interesting so I’ll check that one out. Thanks for sharing Emer 🙂

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