As per That Artsy Reader Girl’s Blog, “Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
How it works:
I assign each Tuesday a topic and then post my top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.
February 5: Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About (these are the books you need help deciding if they’re worth adding to your TBR or not.)
If I could only decide on 1, which would be the best?
The below list of 7 was taken from Cosmopolitan:
The Dreamers: A strange illness in this Southern California college town begins plaguing its citizens in this new novel from the New York Times bestselling author (Walker wrote 2012’s The Age of Miracles.) People begin falling into a deep state of sleep from which they can’t be woken up but are dreaming intensely as loved ones try to solve the mystery.
The Lost Girls of Paris: In 1946 Manhattan, one woman discovers the secrets of a ring of female spies during the time of World War II. Jenoff, bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale, brings serious girl power to this story of brave women and the war.
The Au Pair: Rous’s new thriller follows Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother, Danny, as they attempt to solve the mystery of their mother’s alleged suicide. Seraphine finds a photo of her mother taken on the day of their birth, but only one baby is present, causing confusion and leading to a family investigation.
On The Come Up: Thomas’s last novel, The Hate U Give, became a bestseller and a star-packed film (Issa Rae AND Common, we’re here for it.) Her highly anticipated next novel tells the story of Bri, a 16-year-old whose rap goes viral for the wrong reasons, leading to trouble for her family and an eviction notice.
The Anonymous Girl: The writer duo who gave the world The Wife Between Us is sending another psychological thriller our way. Jessica Farris volunteers for a seemingly innocent psychology study with the very secretive Dr. Shields. The study escalates from a few personal questions to a manipulative charade, leaving Jessica more paranoid than ever and trying to escape.
The Suspect: Bestselling author Barton weaves together the story of two 18-year-old girls who disappear on a trip to Thailand and Kate Waters, the journalist who attempts to find them. While working to solve the mystery of their kidnappings, Waters begins to unravel a few other unsolved mysteries in her own life.
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls: In Gray’s debut novel, two sisters join forces to fight back when their oldest sister and her husband are arrested. Viola and Lillian are forced to defend their family’s honor when they are disgraced by their small town because of their sister’s arrest—the details of which remain a mystery.
The below list of 3 was taken from Penguin Random House:
Stalker: The internationally bestselling authors of The Sandman and The Hypnotistreturn with a terrifying new thriller: Detective Joona Linna–recently returned from compassionate leave–reunites with hypnotist Erik Maria Bark in a search for a seemingly unassailable sadistic killer.
Sociable: Elinor Tomlinson moved to New York armed with a journalism degree and a dream. Instead, she’s working as a nanny and sleeping on a foam pad in a weird apartment. So when Elinor is offered a job at Journalism.ly, the digital media brainchild of a Silicon Valley celebrity, she jumps at the chance. There, Elinor discovers her true gift: she has a preternatural ability for writing sharable content. But as she experiences professional success, the rest of her life falters: her boyfriend dumps her, two male colleagues insist on “mentoring” her, and a piece she writes about her personal life lands her on local television. As Elinor grapples with the bewildering etiquette of online dating, the preening male ego, and the capricious nature of Internet fame, she faces a new challenge—how to reconcile her internal self with the world of thoughts and feelings online.
The Lost Ones:When Army Ranger Quinn Colson, the new sheriff of Tibbehah County, is called out to investigate a child abuse case, what he finds is a horrifying scene of neglect, thirteen empty cribs, and a shoe box full of money. Janet and Ramon Torres seem to have skipped town—but Colson’s sure they’ll come back for the cash. Meanwhile, Colson’s sister has returned—clean and sober for good, she says. His friend Boom has been drinking himself into oblivion and picking fights at the local bar. And his old flame is pregnant. But Colson can’t focus on his personal problems. He and Deputy Lillie Virgil are convinced that Janet and Ramon have a taste for guns, drugs, and human trafficking. Soon Colson and Virgil find a link between the fugitive couple and a drug cartel that controls most of the Texas border, taking their investigation far beyond the rough hills of northeast Mississippi…