Top Ten SFF Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List

June 6, 2017 Top Ten Tuesday 22

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is 10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List.


Rather than pick the ten books most recently added to my TBR list*, I picked the titles added to my list over the last six months that I’m most interested in reading. I had a heck of a time whittling it down to ten, so I ended up with twelve. There are lots of other SFF books I want to read, but either I added them to the list more than six months ago, or I’m waiting to read some reviews before I move them higher up the priority list.

*Incidentally, by “TBR list,” I mean exactly that — books on my want-to-read list, not necessarily books I have in my possession. (That would be difficult, since over half of these aren’t out yet.)


1. Beren and Luthien by J. R. R. Tolkien
2. Artemis by Andy Weir
3. Tortall: A Spy’s Guide by Tamora Pierce


4. The Fiercest Joy by Shana Abe (I own it)
5. A Scandal in Battersea by Mercedes Lackey
6. Snow & Rose by Emily Windfield Martin (ARC requested)


7. Renegades by Marissa Meyer
8. Murder, Magic, and What We Wore (ARC)
9. A Plague of Giants by Kenneth Hearne


10. The Waking Land by Callie Bates (ARC)
11. Apex by Mercedes Lackey
12. The Taste of Lightning by Kate Constable (a backlist title)


22 Responses to “Top Ten SFF Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List”

  1. Lark

    I want to read Snow & Rose, too, and am excited for the new Andy Weir book. Isn’t it awesome to have such good books to look forward to? (A little overwhelming sometimes, too.) Happy Reading! 😀
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      The Lackey is the sequel to last year’s A Study in Sable, and the 12th in the Elemental Masters series (many of which work as standalones.) Obviously, I haven’t read A Scandal in Battersea yet, but I suspect it would help to start with A Study in Sable, since Holmes and the Watsons are in that one, too. As for Murder, Magic, and What We Wore, it went by on Netgalley and I read the description and couldn’t resist!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      There are a lot of interesting books coming out this year! I left a bunch of YA ones off my list, mostly because I’m waiting to see some of the advance reviews before deciding which I really want to read.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      The first book in the Hunter series was interesting; a bit of a departure from her more traditional fantasy stuff. I’m still trying to get hold of the second book, Epic. It’s not a series I feel strongly about owning, so I haven’t bought it, and my library has it on order but it hasn’t come in yet.

  2. Jessica

    Oh, I can’t wait for the new Tamora Pierce book!! I’m also excited for Renegades by Marissa Meyer. Great List!

  3. Rita @ Paging Through Books

    I didn’t know about Tolkein’s long-dormant story –wow– just told my husband who’s read all the books (have to admit I haven’t, but I love LoTR)!

    I also added the first in that Shana Abe series you’re into. I’ve read #1 & 2 in the Drakon series by her (so good– used bookstore gems) and am now reminded to get #3 too.

    Also just added the Andy Weir (loved Martian– the movie, didn’t read book– yet) and added The Waking Land too, based on the buzz from the fantasy authors on GR about her debut.

    I might read darker mysteries than you do, but I am very eclectic… and do dabble to a lesser extent in historical, fantasy, small-town romance, cozies, etc. Keeps my reading exciting and my blogging fresh to not have tunnel vision with my titles!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love the premise of Murder, Magic and What We Wore. Regency era, historical fantasy and espionage—what could be better?!