Topplin’ TBR Thursday

I saw that Ali @ Ali’s Books did this post last week. She’s the creator of Topplin’ TBR Thursday but it used to be called Friday Finds. She wanted to shout out to bloggers, bookstagrammers, bookTubers, etc that have added to her TBR. I think this is a great idea! I have so many books on my TBR and it grows all the time. Check out her post, I’ve linked her original post!!

~This Week’s Additions~

I saw this one on a new blog I came across on TTT. It was Rekha @ The Book Decoder

In this exciting historical mystery debut set in Victorian England, a wealthy young widow encounters the pleasures—and scandalous pitfalls—of a London social season . . .

Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, enjoys more freedom as a widow than she did as a wife. After an obligatory year spent mourning her philandering husband, Reggie, she puts aside her drab black gowns, leaving the countryside and her money-grubbing in-laws behind. With her young daughter in tow, Frances rents a home in Belgravia and prepares to welcome her sister, Lily, arriving from New York—for her first London season.

No sooner has Frances begun her new life than the ghosts of her old one make an unwelcome appearance. The Metropolitan police receive an anonymous letter implicating Frances in her husband’s death. Frances assures Inspector Delaney of her innocence, but she’s also keen to keep him from learning the scandalous circumstances of Reggie’s demise. As fate would have it, her dashing new neighbor, George Hazelton, is one of only two other people aware of the full story.

While busy with social engagements on Lily’s behalf, and worrying if Reggie really was murdered, Frances learns of mysterious burglaries plaguing London’s elite. The investigation brings death to her doorstep, and Frances rallies her wits, a circle of gossips, and the ever-chivalrous Mr. Hazelton to uncover the truth. A killer is in their midst, perhaps even among her sister’s suitors. And Frances must unmask the villain before Lily’s season—and their lives—come to a most unseemly end . .

This one caught my eye on Tessa Talks Books! She was raving about it. SO glad I came upon her blog when blog hopping!

Georgiana Darcy gets the Pride & Prejudice retelling she deserves in Accomplished, a sparkling contemporary YA featuring a healthy dose of marching band romance, endless banter, and Charles Bingley as a ripped frat boy.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Georgiana Darcy should have been expelled after The Incident with Wickham Foster last year – at least if you ask any of her Pemberley Academy classmates. She may have escaped expulsion because of her family name, but she didn’t escape the disappointment of her big brother Fitz, the scorn of the entire school, or, it turns out, Wickham’s influence.

But she’s back for her junior year, and she needs to prove to everyone—Fitz, Wickham, her former friends, and maybe even herself—that she’s more than just an embarrassment to the family name. How hard can it be to become the Perfect Darcy? All she has to do is:

– Rebuild her reputation with the marching band (even if it kills her)
– Forget about Wickham and his lies (no matter how tempting they still are), and
– Distract Fitz Darcy—helicopter-sibling extraordinaire—by getting him to fall in love with his classmate, Lizzie Bennet (this one might be difficult…)

Sure, it’s a complicated plan, but so is being a Darcy. With the help of her fellow bandmate, Avery, matchmaking ideas lifted straight from her favorite fanfics, and a whole lot of pancakes, Georgie is going to see every one of her plans through. But when the weight of being the Perfect Darcy comes crashing down, Georgie will have to find her own way before she loses everything permanently—including the one guy who sees her for who she really is.

I first saw this on Joanna’s blog @TheGeekishBrunette and thought it sounded good. Loved the cover. I started seeing it all over Twitter and had to add it to my TBR!

All legends are born of truths. And just as much lies. These are mine. Judge me for what you will. But you will hear my story first.

I buried the village of Ampur under a mountain of ice and snow. Then I killed their god. I’ve stolen old magics and been cursed for it. I started a war with those that walked before mankind and lost the princess I loved, and wanted to save. I’ve called lightning and bound fire. I am legend. And I am a monster.

My name is Ari. And this is the story of how I let loose the first evil.

This cover caught my eye when I saw Deanna @A Novel Glimpse talking about. Once I saw that she loved it, I had to add it to my TBR! Thanks, Deanna! 🙂

They have to stop meeting like this.

After a disastrous meet-cute turns into repeated meetings, a flighty free-spirit and a stodgy rule-follower come to realize that one they can’t get away from … is the one they can’t live without…

Mackenzie ‘Mac’ Austin just wants what any modern, commitment-phobic woman in New York wants: a no-strings-attached hook-up, steamy enough to brag about over mimosas the next morning. What she doesn’t want is her dating app’s latest suggestion: preppy, corporate Thomas Decker. So, obviously, she rejects the guy without a second thought. There’s just one snag: he’s sitting next to her, so he witnessed her do it. And now he’s calling her out.

After the initial embarrassment, Mac is determined not to let it bother her, but Fate has other plans – and Thomas isn’t going anywhere. First, he pops up as her new boss. And then he reappears as her best friend’s soon-to-be brother-in-law.

As the not-so meet cutes add up, Mac is sure that uptight Thomas is the last man that a free-spirit like her should want. Only the more time she spends with him, the more Mac realizes that the man she can’t get away from has become the same one that she wants to keep close…

Any new books I need to add to my TBR?!?! haha

Stay safe and healthy! Happy Reading!

24 thoughts on “Topplin’ TBR Thursday

    • Right?! I thought so too! How amazing of her to start showcasing the bloggers we get tons of recs from! 🙂 I’ve seen a lot of people talking about First Binding and I really want to read it now. lol

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    • Right?! When I saw Ali post this a couple weeks ago, I knew I had to do it too. We get so many recs from each other and it’s a nice way to shout out! ❤ Yes, every time I see First Binding, I want to read it more! lol

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  2. Love this series and this seems like a fun idea to keep on hand if ever I want to switch things up on my blog 😂 I bought You, Again last week when I saw a lot of bloggers talking about it on Twitter. It just sounded too good to pass up! I hope we both enjoy it 😍

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    • I know, I don’t usually have a Thursday post and thought I should add this in. I don’t know that it will be every week but that’s okay! Oh gosh, does that mean I need to buy it too?! hahaha.


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