Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Top 10 Tuesday, May 4

Thank goddess for an easy task this week for Top 10 Tuesday: my 10 most recent reads! (Although, as per usual, I'm tweaking slightly to note it's reads I haven't reviewed yet!)

It's probably weird (?) to post about recent reads when I previous asked about quitting my blog, but much of the advice was a reminder to focus on what I enjoy about blogging (and to take a break to refresh). Just giving myself the space to wonder was a nice break, and I found I wasn't ready to cut and run. I want to talk books but I want to do it ... better? Different? I'm not sure precisely yet -- can I blame concussion brain?? Anyway, here's me dipping my toe back in with ...

My 10 Most Recent Reads (That I Haven't Reviewed)*

Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice. Read this in one night. Quiet, atmospheric, immensely stressful

The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey This was as good as the buzz promised. Somehow both soap opera splashy and moral ethics deeps.

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole This romance was an absolute delight and is based on a classic email spam, being told you're a royal descendant. Only...what if it were true???

The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda This was such a wonderfully creepy read, reminiscent of Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore This was so great and I regret I haven't reviewed it yet. Apparently the working title was 'Medieval Queers' and it really is. It is a wonderful re-imagining of 'The Red Shoes' fairy tale with a medieval love story and I inhaled this one.

Revenge by Yōko Ogawa One of the creepiest things I've read in forever, this collection of short stories is MESSED UP. All are slightly interconnected and I'm getting goosebumps just recalling them. 

Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade Another book I regret I haven't reviewed yet. This romance was adorable and sexy and revealed to me some crap I still hold about being a fat woman. So a fluff with substance!

The Heiress Gets a Duke by Harper St. George Gilded Age romance that really stumped me in terms of how the HEA would happen, as our business-minded heroine didn't want to marry someone who just needed her cash. The author pulled it off. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

The Edna Lewis Cookbook by Edna Lewis My first read of 2021, I actually read every recipe in this book, partially because there was so much information to be gleaned from the brief introductions. Lewis is called the Julia Child of Southern cuisine, but there's also the start of the farm-to-table and slow food movement in her cooking, and I loved this cookbook. I'm working through her longer one now!

* Once more, I counted wrong, and there's only 9 reads here. Womp womp.


  1. The Edna Lewis Cookbook does sound good!

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-my-ten-most-recent-reads/

  2. I like your description of THE ECHO WIFE. That just makes me want to read it more!

    Happy TTT!

  3. I love to read cookbooks. Thanks for sharing the Edna Lewis Cookbook.

  4. A Princess in Theory sounds interesting! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!