Will Wonders Never Cease?: Ten Recent TBR Pile Additions

For anyone who reads books with any regularity, the concept of the to-be-read pile remains a massive joke. Oh sure, I talk about weeding my stacks, finally getting them down to a manageable size. However, deep down I know better, and the chance of me ever not surrounding myself with a massive amount of books is—well, a bigger fantasy than my 398 section. The second I make a dent in the piles, I discover a new bookshop or sale and pretty soon the dent’s been smoothed out and I’m shopping for more shelves. So for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I’m giving a peak at these shelves and sharing my ten most recent TBR pile additions.

Will I ever get around to reading them?

Probably.

Eventually.

Alice
The Chronicles of Alice #1
by Christina Henry

Goodreads


Almanac of the Dead
by Leslie Marmon Silko

Goodreads


Aunt Résia and the Spirits and Other Stories
by Yanick Lahens
translated by Betty Wilson

Goodreads


Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children’s Picture Books
by Clare Pollard

Goodreads


The Healer of the Water Monster
by Brian Young

Goodreads


The Hearing Trumpet
by Leonora Carrington

Goodreads


In the Night Garden
The Orphan’s Tale #1
by Catherynne M. Valente
illustrated by Michael Kaluta

Goodreads


Letters, Dreams, and Other Writings
by Remedios Varo
translated by Margaret Carson

Goodreads


Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
by Jeanette Winterson

Goodreads


Samko Tále’s Cemetery Book
by Daniela Kapitáňová
translated by Julia Sherwood

Goodreads


Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.

25 Comments

  1. Astilbe says:

    I hope you enjoy all of these books!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. Fingers crossed they’re as good as they sound!

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  2. lydiaschoch says:

    Fierce Bad Rabbits sounds like such a good read!

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-gifs\

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    1. Really looking forward to that one! I love books that explore children’s literature.

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  3. Marianne Maurer says:

    Wow, I haven’t even heard of any of these books. Are they all pretty new publications? I’ll have to explore.

    I’ve gone to Eastern Europe with my TTT.

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    1. A couple of these are newer, but several are a bit older. Though most of these only recently came onto my radar, so they’re at least new to me.

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      1. Marianne Maurer says:

        That’s the most important thing. I just wondered because I had never heard of any of them.

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  4. Lexlingua says:

    Such amazing books, I can totally see why one would want to add them to TBR. And now I’m adding Samko Tále’s Cemetery Book to my own TBR because I’m all for translated books these days! That old running joke, indeed.

    I’d highly recommend Orphan’s Tales from your TBR, and I’ve heard that the audiobook is great too. Hearing Trumpet left me very confused, the whole thing’s like a very weird dream but I’m sure I’m missing some important symbolisms there.

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    1. All of these have been recommendations at some time or another, but I’m really, really looking forward to Samko Tále’s Cemetery Book in particular. I hope you enjoy it, too! Always happy to contribute to someone else’e TBR pile … takes the focus off of my own for a minute.

      I’ve heard so many split comments on Hearing Trumpet, so I’m excited to get in there and see what all the fuss is about. Might have to check out Orphan’s Tale audiobook—I rarely listen to them, but I’d like to change that. Thanks for putting that option on my radar!

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  5. Laurie C says:

    There is some serious reading material here! Yes, the TBR piles keep growing, even though I read a lot of books from the library. I find I completely lose track of my ebooks that I’ve accumulated, and have started buying more print books again. I haven’t been to a used bookstore in ages, though!

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    1. My ebook collection is rough. I don’t have most of them added on Goodreads, so checking my Kindle is always a wild ride. I never know what I’m going to find.

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  6. lghiggins says:

    You comment of “a bigger fantasy than my 398 section” took me down Alice’s rabbit hole and then down memory lane, and into a futuristic confusion of systems and numbers. I used to know all the main categories in the Dewey Decimal System (that I assume you are referring to) as we were tested on them in high school (or possibly junior high). When I did a little search on that topic, I found I have been left behind in a world that has an amazing number of categorizing systems. And yet the Library of Congress is STILL not open–because of a pandemic that has a 99.97% survival rate? Sorry, but that just blows my mind.

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  7. FangirlFlax says:

    The TBR pile is just a black hole, let’s face it–well done for acknowledging it’ll never shrink! Brave words!

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    1. I feel like admitting it is a good first step on the road to actually reading them!

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  8. Susan says:

    The struggle is real! Every bookworm understands 🙂 I hope you enjoy these if you ever get to them.

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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    1. Fingers crossed that I get around to them … eventually! Happy reading!

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  9. I’ve missed that Silko book – going to have to add that one to my tbr!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it if you have the chance to check it out!

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  10. Claire says:

    The great thing about a huge TBR pile is that you have your own personal library to choose from, and you can select something on a whim to suit your mood.

    I’ve tagged you in this post: https://wp.me/pbWIBM-ew I hope you enjoy writing your own post in response!

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    1. That’s so true! Hard to run out of good books to read when you’re surrounded by them.

      And thank you for tagging me! I’ll have to write up a response soon.

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  11. Liz Dexter says:

    The Hearing Trumpet and Oranges are not the Only Fruit are both marvellous. I try to read my TBR in acquisition order, which sort of helps but doesn’t apply to ebooks …

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    1. I’ve tried and tried to go by acquisition order, but I’ve given up any type of system. At this point, I feel like I should just randomly dunk my hand in the pile and read whatever I pull up. Glad to hear you enjoyed The Hearing Trumpet! I’ve heard a lot of mixed things about it, but it sounds fascinating.

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  12. Carla says:

    I have so many books on my TBR pile (both books I own and those I want to read) that I will never read them all, but it gives me lots to choose from. I don’t have any of the ones you added, but I hope you enjoy them all.

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  13. lghiggins says:

    An amazing selection of books. Enjoy!

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    1. Fingers crossed that they’re all as good as they look … and that I actually have time to read them!

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