New on My Shelf #2

So this feature is where I tell you which books I have added to my ever-growing TBR-list on Goodreads and why I felt inclined to add it. Sometimes it may also include books that I bought and other times it might be about books I’m getting rid of (physical books or TBR-books). I will include a couple of keywords for every book(though as I’ve not read it yet I’m just pretty much guessing about all of this based on the synopsis) but will always link to the goodreads page as well. Let’s get this party started!

Added to my TBR:

Ico: Castle in the Mist

Ico: Castle in the Mist

Keywords: inspired by a video game, locked in castle

Okay, first-off I know those aren’t technically keywords (they are more of the key-phrase variety, but it’s my blog, so I do what I want). Secondly, this is just something that I had to add to my TBR, because I just really loved this game! I was really horrible at it, and it scared me sometimes, but I thought it was really intriguing and would love to find out more about the story behind this game, which is exactly what this book offers.

In Search of Lost Dragons

In Search of Lost Dragons

Keywords: Dragons!, journey, artwork

So dragons are epic, that much everyone should know. And here we have a book that gives us some beautiful dragon-centered artwork from the viewpoint of a reporter who is on a journey to find dragons. And I have seen some of the artwork (also, there are maps in this book!) so I’m sure this is gonna be a great book, if only for all the dragons alone!

City of Saints and Madmen (Ambergris, #1)

City of Saints and Madmen

Keywords: collection of stories, puzzling, hard to grasp

Once again not strictly keywords, but this book was so difficult to compress in just a couple of words. The synopsis on goodreads stays pretty vague but intrigues me so much. I have to admit that this book will probably be a hit or a miss for a lot of people because it seems like it could get quite weird. But I am really interested in this book and that’s why I added it to my TBR. Also, did you notice that gorgeous cover? I also really like the title. I might be a teensy bit shallow.

Forbidden (The Books of Mortals, #1)

Forbidden

Keywords: post-apocalyptic, zombie-esque, cure

It’s been quite some time since I have read a book about zombies, and though these aren’t “really” zombies, they pretty much qualify as such. The premise looked pretty interesting, tough decisions to be made (what with the cure and all). It seems like it will be part of a series, which can be awesome or really disappointing, depending on how this first book turns out. So here’s to hoping that this book is great and subsequently followed by some great other books!

Tigana

Tigana

Keywords: psychological warfare, grief-stricken sorcerer, 2 conquerors

So this is obviously a fantasy book, published in 1990 (this book is older than me?!), and it has a great rating on goodreads (4.1!). It’s also a stand alone book, which is not something you find all that regularly in fantasy, so that’s cool. It’s about two dueling armies, there’s magic involved, psychological warfare, etc. By putting this on my TBR I am hoping to find a fantasy book with a rich world, fleshed out characters, a moving plotline (or more!) and no silly in-between books you sometimes get in series.

Have you been adding books to your TBR recently? If so, which ones (maybe I should add them too?!)? Are any of the books I’ve added on your TBR as well?

New on my shelf #1

It is quickly becoming the month of introducing new features here on the blog, but let’s just say that everything around here was overdue for some change!

So this feature is where I tell you which books I have added to my ever-growing TBR-list on Goodreads and why I felt inclined to add it. Sometimes it may also include books that I bought and other times it might be about books I’m getting rid of (physical books or TBR-books). I will include a couple of keywords for every book(though as I’ve not read it yet I’m just pretty much guessing about all of this based on the synopsis) but will always link to the goodreads page as well. Let’s get this party started!

Added to my TBR:

Wild Man's Curse

Wild Man’s curse

Keywords: Voodoo, murder mystery, curse

This is a book that contains some sort of prophecy/prediction, and I was feeling that. It also features voodoo stuff, which I know nothing about but am really intriguied by, so I’m hoping there’s a lot of that in this book. There’s also a bit of a murder mystery which I love! The only thing I’m not so sure about is the curse itself because it an quite quickly become cheesy in my opinion, but hey, let’s give it a chance first!

The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country

The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country

Keywords: Denmark, happiness, #1!

Not only do I love pretty much all things Scandinavian, I also like being happy, so this sounded like it could definitely be a book for me. That being said, non-fiction is not something I read often (because it’s not always my cup of tea) but I’m willing to give this a shot. especially now that I’m reading the happiness project (review to come once I’ve finished that)  and I’m really enjoying that book. I think everyone can use a little more happiness in their lives, no matter how good it was to start out with (if only to appreciate things more!).

 

Every Heart a Doorway

Every Heart a Doorway

Keywords: missing children, fantasy worlds, Home for wayward children

Can I just start off by saying that I absolutely love this cover? I like the door into nowhere, I love the light in the forest, the colours. And how the title is going through the door. For me, this cover is a very big hit! As for the story, the whole thing sounds so intrigiging. Plus it seems to be about a school/home so that sounds really fun too. i love reading about boarding schools and orphanages and all that.

Wink Poppy Midnight

Wink Poppy Midnight

Keywords: hero, villain, liar

With those keywords, how could you not be intrigued by this book? I’m really liking the cover as well. The art is beautiful and there are so many details, I’m just hoping that these tie in with the story somehow. It feels like a very mysterious book (I mean, that title doesn’t really tell us anything now does it?!) and I’m really liking that vibe but I do so hope that it pays off when I finally read the book. I’ve also seen some good reviews (though I haven’t read them, as I’m always afraid of spoilers) and they’re by people who I follow and often agree with on ratings, so this might just pan out real well. Now I just have to get my hands on this beauty!

The Story of Maha

The Story of Maha

Keywords: Cape Town, Muslim, free spirit

I came across this book through one of my goodreads friends marking it as to-read I think. I thought it looked interesting and as I kept on reading that synopsis I couldn’t help but think that this book is about so many things that I don’t know anything about that I just have to read it! There’s this whole “read diversely” thing going on in all of booktopia it seems, and it’s not that I have been actively staying away from the them, I just never really felt a super strong pull towards books about something so obviously different(from the Western culture I myself grew up in and still live in today).

Have you been adding books to your TBR recently? If so, which ones (maybe I should add them too?!)? Are any of the books I’ve added on your TBR as well?