Top Ten Tuesday-Resolutions/Hopes for 2021 (Or Last Ten Books I Added to My Want To Read List)

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:

She assigns each Tuesday a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her 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.

When I saw the topic for today’s TTT, I decided I wasn’t going to do it. I have written a couple posts about my bookish New Year’s Resolutions and figured that was enough. So, I decided, that I was going to write a post about the last 10 books that I added to my want-to read shelf on Goodreads. Enjoy!!

  1. An Ordinary Life by Amanda Prowse
  2. The Unbroken by C.L. Clark
  3. The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
  4. The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He
  5. The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
  6. The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan
  7. The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  8. The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
  9. The Ikessar Falcon by K.S. Villoso
  10. The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng by K.S. Villoso

The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

The Art of Hiding

Title: The Art of Hiding

Author: Amanda Prowse

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Date of publication: August 22nd, 2017

Genre: General Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Number of pages: 290

POV: 3rd person

Where you can find The Art of Hiding: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

What would you do if you learned that the life you lived was a lie?

Nina McCarrick lives the perfect life, until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.

Alone, bereft and faced with a mountain of debt, Nina quickly loses her life of luxury and she begins to question whether she ever really knew the man she married. Forced to move out of her family home, Nina returns to the rundown Southampton council estate—and the sister—she thought she had left far behind.

But Nina can’t let herself be overwhelmed—her boys need her. To save them, and herself, she will have to do what her husband discouraged for so long: pursue a career of her own. Torn between the life she thought she knew and the reality she now faces, Nina finally must learn what it means to take control of her life.

Bestselling author Amanda Prowse once again plumbs the depths of human experience in this stirring and empowering tale of one woman’s loss and love.

Trigger Warning: None

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The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse

The Idea of You

Title: The Idea of You

Author: Amanda Prowse

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Date of publication: March 21st, 2017

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Number of pages: 332

POV: Alternating 2nd person and 3rd person

Where you can find this book: Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

With her fortieth birthday approaching, Lucy Carpenter thinks she finally has it all: a wonderful new husband, Jonah, a successful career and the chance of a precious baby of her own. Life couldn’t be more perfect.

But becoming parents proves much harder to achieve than Lucy and Jonah imagined, and when Jonah’s teenage daughter Camille comes to stay with them, she becomes a constant reminder of what Lucy doesn’t have. Jonah’s love and support are unquestioning, but Lucy’s struggles with work and her own failing dreams begin to take their toll. With Camille’s presence straining the bonds of Lucy’s marriage even further, Lucy suddenly feels herself close to losing everything…

This heart-wrenchingly poignant family drama from bestselling author Amanda Prowse asks the question: in today’s hectic world, what does it mean to be a mother?

My review:

This review is going to be a huge trigger alert. If you have ever had a miscarriage, was a teenage mother or was forced to give a child up for adoption…..don’t read this review. Hit the back button and keep on scrolling. If you do keep on reading and trigger from reading this….don’t say I didn’t warn you and don’t get upset. So read at your discretion and don’t go past the read more block I put up.

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