Goodreads TBR #5

Hi everyone!

This is a series where every other month I share 3-4 books that I’ve recently added to my *want to read* shelf on Goodreads! I always add a little snip it of the synopsis, but if you’d like more information on any of these books, I have linked all of their GR pages!

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?

I am so drawn to this book. The cover is so cute and it’s enemies to lovers. Sign me up! ! I think I am going to save this for Contemporary-a-thon early next year…assuming there is one.

Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister–at all costs

Okay the synopsis for this book is right up my alley! It sounds spooky and I am here for it. I put this on my Christmas wishlist so fingers crossed I get it. There’s no way I can save this read for the spooky season!

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn’t want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death. And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.

Brigid Kemmerer is definitely one of my favorite authors. It’s so easy to get lost in her writing. One of my goals for next year is to (hopefully) read all of her work!

Thats all for this month. Next round will be in February!

Have you read these books? What have you added on Goodreads lately??

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Goodreads TBR #4

Hi everyone!

This is a series where every other month I share 3-4 books that I’ve recently added to my *to read* shelf on Goodreads! As always, if you’d like more information about any of these books, I have linked all of their GR pages.

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.
Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.
Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .
What if their last shift was an adventure?

Up until a week ago I actually had no plans to read this. I’m not the biggest fan of graphic novels, but for some reason Pumpkinheads is calling my name. It probably has to do with all of the fall and Halloween vibes. You can 100% expect to see this on my October TBR!

Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.
But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.
With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

I recently asked for recommendations for books with characters who have visual disabilities. This was one that someone said I should pick up. I haven’t heard many reviews for it though. Have any of you read Reign of Shadows? What were your thoughts on it?

It’s My Life by Stacie Ramey

Jenna’s never let her cerebral palsy get her down. But when she discovers that her condition was actually caused by an injury at birth, she’s furious with her parents, who withheld the truth. And as they push her to get yet another difficult procedure, Jenna feels her control over her life starting to slip.
Enter Julian, Jenna’s childhood crush. He’s just moved back to town, and he’s struggling in school, so Jenna reaches out to him—anonymously— to help. Soon, their conversations are about so much more than class. She’s falling for him all over again, hard and fast. But would Julian still be interested in her if he knew who she really was? And can she find a way to take back her own narrative before she pushes away everyone she loves?

I saw this title on NetGalley a few weeks back and I was instantly interested in it! I am always happy to see books with disability representation. I am also excited that there will be an anonymous relationship! I am a sucker for those. Can’t wait to start reading this one soon! Release date is January 1, 2020.

That’s all for this month. Next round will be in November.

What have you recently added to your *to read* shelf on Goodreads??

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Goodreads TBR #3

This is a series where every other month I share 3-5 books I’ve recently added to my *to read* shelf on Goodreads! As always, if you’d like more information about any of these books, I have linked all of their GR pages.

She’s the Worst byLauren Spielller

Sisters April & Jenn haven’t been close in years. They have different priorities. When April notices her sister is sad about staying home from college, she decides to to something about it. The sisters spend a day exploring the greatest hits of their childhood. April soon learns that Jenn has been keeping a secret that could rip their family apart.

I love books about sibling relationships. This seems like it’s going to be a mix of fun & hard hitting. I recently got an e-ARC of She’s the Worst & can’t wait to get into it. Release date is September 3.

A Lesson in Thorns by Sierra Simone

When librarian Poe Markham takes the job at Thornchapel, she only wants two things: to stay away from Thornchapel’s tortured owner, Auden Guest, and to find out what happened to her mother twelve years ago. It should be easy enough—keep her head down while she works in the house’s crumbling private library and while she hunts down any information as to why this remote manor tucked into the fog-shrouded moors would be the last place her mother was seen alive. But Thornchapel has other plans for her…

So a lot of people read this during Smutathon last month & they seemed to really love it. I recently finished another book by Sierra Simone and it was SO good. I’m excited to read more from her.

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

In this YA dystopian girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive.

A few weeks ago I heard Korrina at Owlcrate talk about this book. She said she really enjoyed it but it was way too dark to use for a box. Just from the synopsis I can definitely tell The Grace Year is going to be difficult read. Release date is October 8.

That’s all for this month. Next round will be in September.

What have you added to your *To Read* shelf lately??

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Goodreads TBR #2

This is a series where every other month I share 5-10 books I’ve recently added to my *to read* shelf on Goodreads!

As always, if you’d like more information about any of these books, I have linked all of their Goodreads pages.

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed. 

This book follows Annaleigh who’s had four sisters die, each death more tragic than the last. There are whispers that her family is cursed by the gods. After seeing disturbing ghostly visions, Annaleigh believes the deaths weren’t an accident. She goes on a mission to uncover truth.

This book sounds super creepy & I am 100% here for it. It’s release date is August 6!

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

Y’all vampires are making a comeback! Yes, that’s right…VAMPIRES!

I’m pretty sure (although I could be wrong) I’ve heard Jay say that his vampires are vicious! So definitely no sparkling here. Honestly, someone just give me this book already. September 2020 is way too long of a wait!

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

I’m not so patiently waiting for my audiobook hold to come through for this book! I am ready to see what all the hype is about.

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever altered. After erratic climate change has made Earth a dangerous place to live, the fate of the population rests on the shoulders of the final six who will be scouting a new planet. Intense training.

The Final Six is definitely giving me Skyward & The Raging Ones vibes, which I love. SciFi isn’t usually my thing, but lately it’s all I’ve wanted to read! Can’t wait to dive into this story.

Fear of Missing Out by Kate McGovern

When Astrid learns that her cancer has returned, she hears about a radical technology called cryopreservation that may allow her to have her body frozen until a future time when–and if–a cure is available. With her boyfriend, Mohit, and her best friend, Chloe, Astrid goes on a road trip in search of that possibility.

That synopsis intrigues me so much. It seems like such an impossible decision. I haven’t heard anyone talk about this book though. If you’ve read it, let me know your thoughts!

That’s all for this month. Next round will be in July.

What have you added to your *To Read* shelf lately??

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Goodreads TBR #1

I’m always findimg new books that interest me but I don’t always get the chance to talk about them. So I’ve decided that every other month I am going to share the last 5-10 books I have added to my *to read* shelf on Goodreads.

If you want to know more about any of these books, I always have the Goodreads page linked!

1. Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by L.C. Rosen

In this book we follow Jack who likes partying, makeup, and boys. He has been receiving mysterious love letters, but once he starts writing a sex advice column, the letters get creepy. Jack goes on a mission to find out who his secret admirer is…before things get dangerous.

This kind of gives me Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda vibes but like times ten. I’ve seen people say this book is super sex positive, fun, hilarious and swet. So yeah, I’m going to have to read this very soon.

2. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

After a confrontation was made public, First Son Alex and Prince Henry of Wales are forced into a fake friendship as damage control. After spending time together, the two start to fall for each other.

This book sounds SO GOOD! It will be released on May 14 & you better bet I will be reading it ASAP!

3. Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller

This is about a girl named Camille who goes on a road trip with friends to get an abortion.

I know the subject matter is pretty controversial, but I have heard some AMAZING things about this book. I’m sure it will be a super powerful & emotional read. It’s release date is April 9.

4. Clementine at Sunrise by Ashley Herring Blake

Ashley Herring Blake is a new auto buy author for me. This middle grade won’t be published until fall 2020, but once I saw the announcement I immediately added it to my Goodreads shelf!

5. Nikolai Duology #2 by Leigh Bardugo

So this doesn’t have a title nor does it have a release date, but I am SO READY FOR IT! I can’t wait to have this book in my hands. The wait is going to be excruciating!

Feel free to join in! What were the last five books added to your Goodreads shelf??