Happy Tuesday everyone! It has been literal months since I did a Top Ten Tuesday, which you can learn more about here. But I really liked the topic for this week and thought it was super interesting.
Also I pushed this post back a couple of weeks to make way for BLM-related posts, which is why it’s late and also not the topic for this week. Black Lives still Matter, and Black Trans Lives Matter, too.
Anywhoo, our delayed topic for today is books I’ve added to my TBR and forgotten why, which I thought was an interesting topic. So these are books I added to my to-read list at some point but have since forgotten why they were added. I tried to do a mixture of books I’ve recently-ish added and books I added a while ago.
The City Beyond the Glass by Suzannah Rowntree: this only has like 53 ratings on Goodreads and none of my friends have read it, so I’m genuinely not sure why it’s here. I think someone did an “under-hyped books” post, and I thought this book was interesting? But I’m not sure. I still think it sounds super interesting, though, so it’s staying.
Four-Letter Word by Christa Desir: so I know I added this book because Books and Lala talked about it in a video. What I don’t know is why I added it. She only rated it three stars, and it’s a YA thriller. I’m not a fan of YA thriller. So why did I add it? The pretty cover? The cool title? Idk??? Probably going to keep it for now tbh.
Ok, Mr. Field by Katharine Kilalea: one person I know has added this to their TBR, but that’s it. If I had to guess as to why this is here, it’s probably the cool title and cover. It doesn’t even really sound like something I’m all that interested in so.
Every Little Piece of Me by Amy Jones: I think I joined a giveaway for this book, because no one I know has read it or wants to read it, and it doesn’t seem like my usual book. That being said, it takes place in Nova Scotia, so I think I’ll keep it for now.
Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland: yet another thriller that no one I know has read and that doesn’t really sound all that interesting to me. I honestly think this is the first time I’m seeing this book, though Goodreads says I added it to my TBR in May, 2019. Maybe this was another giveaway entry.
Tradition by Brendan Kiely: one person I know on Goodreads has read this, but I don’t know them all that well so idk why I would have added this book based solely on that. It does take place at a boarding school, which is one of my favourite settings, so that might be why.
Wade in the Water: Poems by Tracy K. Smith: I don’t read poetry, so I’m not sure why I would have added this to my TBR. But it does sound interesting, and Roxane Gay loved it, so I guess I’ll read it at some point maybe?
The Queen of Water by Laura Resau and María Virginia Farinango: this book has been on my TBR for YEARS and I couldn’t tell why I added it. It sounds super interesting, though, so it’s staying.
Girl, Stolen by April Henry: this has also been on my TBR for years, and I probably added it because I find kidnappings really interesting, but this isn’t even a real kidnapping-type story, at least not the type that I’m interested in reading. So I removed it.
Blackbird by N.D. Gomes: yet another thriller that somehow ended up on my TBR despite no one I know reading it. Why do I keep adding things I know I’m unlikely to enjoy????
So those are some books I’ve added to my TBR and don’t remember why. Have you read any of these books? What were your thoughts? Are there any books on your TBR you’re not sure why you added? Let me know!
Thanks for reading!