My TBR List Additions for June
I've found that this is a great way to track my newly added books and measure that against how many I read to come up with a net addition to my TBR. And it is almost always an add - I never seem to be able to read more than I add to my list. Sigh. Here are 15 books that intrigued me this month.
Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight by Riku Onda (translated)
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publish Date: June 2022, 286 pages
Discovered: Emily at Budget Tales book blog
Synopsis: a psychological thriller set in Tokyo where two people are spending their last night together - both thinking the other is a murderer. Who was killed and who IS the murderer?
Crime Writer by Dime Sheppard
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Published Oct 2021, 423 pages
Discovered: Verushka @ Pop.Edit.Lit blog
Synopsis: a successful crime author "recruits her main characters to investigate her maybe-unfaithful fiance`".
Modern Magick by R.J. Johnson
Published May 2022, unknown pages
Discovered: free from Book Sirens
Synopsis: first in a new series set in current day about a group of 5 people (thieves) who find a magical amulet and have to work together to figure out how it works and save the world. (review here)
Past Crimes #1 by Glen Erik Hamilton
Published 2015, 324 pages
Discovered: series recommended by book blogger Mark @ Carstairs Considers who never met a cozy mystery he didn't like. :)
Synopsis: edgy and suspenseful, man who has given up the criminal life for a military career is drawn back to the life to avenge the death of his grandfather and clear his own name.
The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark
Published June 2022, 320 pages
Discovered: Likewise (an app kinda like reddit)
Synopsis: by author of The Last Flight which is also on my TBR, a twisted domestic thriller featuring 2 women - the ultimate con woman who lies like she breathes, and a victim who has waited 10 years for her revenge.
The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James
Published March 2022, 352 pages
Discovered: book blog from Top Ten Tuesday: Abyssal Librarian
Synopsis: woman who hosts a true crime podcast randomly meets and gets an interview with a woman who was tried and acquitted (lack of evidence) for 2 murders. The interviews turn into friendship, until things begin to go wrong.
The Weight of a Thousand Oceans #1 by Jillian Webster
Published June 2022, 439 pages
Discovered: book blog from Top Ten Tuesday: Among Stories
Synopsis: first in a trilogy, beautiful writing and the story of a young woman in a dystopian world who is trying to find her purpose in life. Heart, adventure, and a little magic.
A Winter's Promise #1 by Christelle Dabos
Published 2018, 492 pages
Discovered: book blog from Top Ten Tuesday: Lifestyle of Me
Synopsis: translated from French: the world has shattered into hundreds of celestial 'arks', each with its own society; a girl from one arc is married off to a man from another and becomes a pawn between rulers
Risuko #1 by David Kudler
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published 2016, 230 pages
Discovered: this one also from Lifestyle of Me
Synopsis: young fatherless girl is torn from her family and sent to a school that isn't what it seems and she becomes enmeshed in a plan to reunite Japan
A fantasy series where the last book, Locklands, has just been published, so it seems a good time to start it. Discovered via Likewise with a notification of the new release, I looked it up and read the blurbs and they sound fascinating: magic, excellent world building (according to Bryan Sanderson's review) and it all starts with a heist scheme. I'm totally ready for it.
The Last Blue by Isla Morley
Genre: Historical Fiction
Published May 2020, 336 pages
Discovered: SSOP (Strong Sense of Place)
Synopsis: 1937 - a writer and photographer set off in the hollers of Tennessee to track down a story, and find a blue woman (could work as a companion to the Book Woman of Troublesome Creek?)
She Walks These Hills #3 by Sharyn McCrumb
Published 1994, 448 pages
Discovered: SSOP Podcast (Strong Sense of Place)
Synopsis: set in Appalachia this award winning book is about a old woman gifted with "the sight" and a policewoman who try to put to rest the superstition that a young woman's ghost is once again roaming the hills of Tennessee.
Grave Lies #1 by A.N. Willis
Publish date July 26, 2022, 320 pages
Discovered: Book Sirens ARC
Synopsis: a retired FBI agent needs help solving a cold case and turns to the Mercury Mediums for help; one sees the dead, one reads the living
I added 15 books to my TBR list this month and have read 10 for a net addition of only 5 books. I can live with that! What got added to your reading list this month? Are you like me and the list grows faster than you can possibly read from it?