Just to clarify: my Goodreads to-be-read shelf contains all the books I already own but haven’t read yet. I have separate to-buy lists for the books I’d like to read one day but don’t own yet. Since this topic’s not suggesting it’s about the books I recently bought, I’ll write about the books I recently shelved to-buy.
To Buy Must Haves
Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School, #4) by Gail Carriger
Because Gail Carriger. I love her books and can’t recommend them highly enough. They are always amazing entertainment.
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Saw the trailer for the latest adaptation and loved it. I really like to read a classic from time to time and this one’s now definitely on my radar.
The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1) by Charlie N. Holmberg
Found this when a friend on Goodreads added it, read the blurb, and immediately got grabby hands. This sounds sooo good!
Nachtland (Die Seiten der Welt, #2) by Kai Meyer
[LT: Night Land (The Pages of the World, #2)]
Because Kai Meyer. Plus, it’s a book about bookish magic and the love for books.
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
It’s another retelling of Arabian Nights and it has a beautiful cover. Count me in!
The Inheritance Trilogy (The Inheritance Trilogy, #1-4) by N.K. Jemisin
I had the first novel in this trilogy on my to-buy shelf for quite some time and just recently found out that there’s an omnibus edition, so I swapped.
Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals, #1) by Eleanor Herman
Currently, there are not that many upcoming high fantasy novels with blurbs that can win me over. This one, however, did.
Soundless by Richelle Mead
I’m not yet convinced but added it anyway since I really enjoyed Vampire Academy.
The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, #1) by Tad Williams
I really enjoyed the short story in Legends set in this world, so I want to check out this series.
A Hidden Affinity by Audrey Coulthurst
“In A HIDDEN AFFINITY, a princess with a forbidden magical gift falls in love with the rogueish, horse-training sister of the prince she’s supposed to marry.” [source]. What’s not to look forward to?! There are even horses in the mix!