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My Virtual Bookshelf - adding to my TBR list in February.....


Follow along each month as I share with you the books that caught my attention enough to get added to my TBR - and why. Be sure and let me know in the comments if you've read any of them already and have input about whether the book should stay on my TBR!




Back of Beyond #1, C.J. Box

Published 2011, 382 pages


Why I added this book: I've read a couple by this author; this is the beginning of a new series; it was on sale for $2 via #Bookbub so I bought it

Synopsis: an alcoholic cop (recently on the wagon) discovers his sponsor dead and as he tracks the killer, finds that his son is also in danger; wilderness mystery







Fiction Can Be Murder, Becky Clark

Published 2018, 284 pages


Why I added this book: Recommended by my sister and co-reviewer, Donna

Synopsis: a cozy mystery where a mystery author's agent is killed just like the

plot of her most recent manuscript and she becomes the suspect








The One Man, Andrew Gross

Published 2016, 431 pages


Why I added this book: Another recommend by Donna

Synopsis: a man must sneak into Auschwitz to help a physics professor escape to help stop the war; part historical fiction, part thriller







A Killer's Wife, Victor Methos

Expected Publish 3/20, 361 pages


Why I added this book: Amazon First Read (free) and I read his first book and enjoyed it

Synopsis: successful prosecutor must relive part of her horrific past to solve a copycat killer and protect her and her daughter; twisty thriller








Broken Ground #5, Val McDermid

Published 2018, 432 pages


Why I added this book: recommended by Mel at Strong Sense of Place

Synopsis: murder mystery set in highlands of Scotland







Burn, Patrick Ness

Expected Publish 5/20, 480 pages


Why I added this book: new release by Ness (and it has a great cover!) I recently finished his Chaos Walking trilogy and loved it

Synopsis: in 1957 a family in Washington is forced to hire a dragon to help with the farm and the dragon knows of a prophesy involving the daughter, a deadly assassin and a cult






The Glass Hotel, Emily St. John Mandel

Expected Publish 3/20, 320 pages


Why I added this book: loved Station Eleven so will try her new release

Synopsis: greed, ghosts, moral compromise as the story of a missing woman and an imploding ponzi scheme collide







How Beautiful We Were, Imbolo Mbue

Expected Publish 6/20, 384 pages


Why I added this book: received an ARC by this award winning novelist

Synopsis: a village in Africa is being environmentally destroyed by an American oil company and a young woman stands up for her village and fights back







The Printed Letter Bookshop, by Katherine Reay

Published 2019, 324 pages


Why I added this book: recommended by Anne at #ModernMrsDarcy and it was on Kindle sale for $2 (and it's a book about books!)

Synopsis: a woman's aunt bequeaths her this struggling bookshop and though she initially wants to sell, circumstances and people begin to change her mind





Riot Baby, by Tochi Onyebuchi

Published Jan 2020, 176 pages


Why I added this book: it's black history month and this new release sounds intriguing PLUS it's fantasy which I'd like to read more of

Synopsis: part family drama, part dystopian, this black brother and sister have major powers that come into play as they try to deal with systemic racism and brutality. Can they change the world?







I Found You, by Lisa Jewell

Published 2016, 352 pages


Why I added this book: came across it online somewhere, GR friend recommends it, plot sounds interesting

Synopsis: two women, secrets, and one man with no memory, psychological thriller sounds right up my alley







Braving It, by James Campbell

Published 2016, 384 pages


Why I added this book: saw it on a book blog and I'm intrigued by the premise

Synopsis: nonfiction: a father and teenage daughter go to the wilds of Alaska to help build a family cabin







Horrorstor, by Grady Hendrix

Published 2014, 248 pages


Why I added this book: saw it on a book blog and when I read that the book itself is formatted like an IKEA catalog....I'm in

Synopsis: strange things happen overnight in a retail store so 3 employees offer to stay overnight, haunted house-like happenings occur







The Last Cruise, by Kate Christensen

Published 2018, 304 pages


Why I added this book: recommended by Mel from Strong Sense of Place as a story evocative of the sea (podcast#6)

Synopsis: a cruise ship on it's last voyage and passengers and crew are pulled into an unexpected crisis (we love going on cruises!)





You can see my complete (and mostly up to date) TBR list on our Pinterest board: Terrie's TBR. Do any of these books intrigue you enough to get added to your TBR?

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