I am already so tired of this year and we’re only on February. It makes no sense whatsoever but that’s how I feel guys. So to hopefully combat this despair that is within me about like life, I stuff my TBRs full of books that I really want to read and that I want to talk about with all of you. Realistic Fiction is basically what I use so I can read contemporary but that doesn’t necessarily revolves around romance.
SO let’s get started!
First Order of Business:
The Pants Project, Done Dirt Cheap and Girl Out of Water
by Cat Clarke, Sarah Nicole Lemon and Laura Silverman
I’ve got a few more review books this month. The first one is a middle grade book about a trans boy from an author that I’ve read before. She wrote The Lost and the Found but that’s a contemporary thriller so I’d love to see the differences in her writing with this one. The second is a book that I was kind of interested in but wasn’t really sure I wanted to request until some people started raving about it on Twitter. I’m pretty excited to read it and see what it’s all about. And the last book is one that I’m going to be reading with my best blogging friend, Fadwa! The author was kind enough to get us both ARCs since we were both really looking forward to reading it and we’re so excited to read it together!
The Mom Book Club:
Seven Ways We Lie
by Riley Ridgate
My friends and I have gotten back into the swing of our book club! We had a great time with our book last month and we’re so excited to keep the momentum going. I got to choose our book this month and out of four choices, we all agreed on this one. I can’t wait to get started!
Read It While It’s Hot Challenge:
Dawn Study and A Conjuring of Light
by Maria V. Snyder and V.E. Schwab
My top two favorite authors are both coming out with books this month and there’s absolutely no way that I’m not reading them as soon as they come out. Dawn Study is the third book in the final trilogy from the Chronicles of Ixia, I hope to have read to first two by now or at least be done with the first and reading the second so I can get to this one as soon as it’s out. And ACOL is the last book in the Shades of Magic trilogy. I am not ready, I don’t think I’ll ever be ready so I think that I’ll be buddy reading this with Reg so that we can both agonize together!
2017 Debut Author Challenge:
The Education of Margot Sanchez
by Lilliam Rivera
I want to make more of an effort to read Latinx literature this year. I realized what small amount of books I’ve read with Latinx protagonists and considering I’m Latinx, I consider that a problem. I know that I will not find a character from my country or from my specific culture, there are a lot of similarities between Latinx countries that I can still identify with these kinds of characters. I’ve heard really good things about this own voices book so I hope I enjoy it.
Read Like a Grown Up Challenge:
P.S. I Love You
by Cecelia Ahern
This is the book that inspired that one really famous romcom that I haven’t watched. I read another book by Cecelia Ahern in 2014 that I really loved and found super entertaining and I’ve been wanting to read more of her books so I hope that I’ll be able to get to this one this month.
Stand with the Loners Challenge:
by Nina LaCour
Nina LaCour wrote one of my favorite books ever, Everything Leads to You which is absolutely amazing. But I haven’t read any of her other books! I really want to change that this month, I’ve heard good things about this book as well and I hope I enjoy it as much as the other book.
Catch Up with the Release Challenge:
Just Visiting and Love & Gelato
by Dahlia Adler and Jenna Evans Welch
So I picked two books that came out last year and the year before that I really wanted to read at the time but I didn’t manage to do so. Dahlia Adler has been so recommended to me and I’ve been wanting to get into her books for a long time. Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes recommends this standalone a lot so I hope I enjoy it. Love and Gelato came out last year and while I haven’t heard much, positive or negative, I’m a sucker for Italian anything so I hope I like this.
See How They Run, Forever, The Bitter Kingdom, The Hollow, Dark Wild Night, Shadow & Bone and Miss Mayhem
by Ally Carter, Maggie Stiefvater, Rae Carson, Jessica Verday, Christina Lauren, Leigh Bardugo and Rachel Hawkins
You might have seen some of these last month and that’s because I knew I wasn’t going to get to all of them and I was right… I got to one haha. All the rest of the books on my TBR that month were also series I wanted to finish so those became priority but I’m gonna do everything in my power to try to get to all of these and knock these off my TBR for good! Wish me luck guys I need it.
The Geography of You & Me
by Jennifer E. Smith
So the rest of this list is pretty much contemporary standalones. I’ve read one of Smith’s books before, and I really liked it and I know that all her books have very similar covers and while they don’t connect in anyway, they all look good together. So I thought if I like them all, I’ll buy them and they’ll look super pretty on shelves. So I’m reading this one haha.
This Is Where the World Ends
by Amy Zhang
This is Zhang’s second book. I read her debut novel and absolutely loved it and when this came out last year I said I was going to read it but lo and behold, I didn’t. This one is going to be top priority this month and I hope it breaks my heart into several different pieces like Falling Into Place did.
Second Chance Summer and Since You’ve Been Gone
by Morgan Matson
I read Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour in 2015 and really loved it. I’ve been wanting to read more of Morgan Matson’s books since then but you know me, I just didn’t do it haha. So this month, both of these books are on my TBR and I really wanna get to them. I’d still have The Unexpected Everything left to read but I hope that I enjoy these.
Along for the Ride and Lock & Key
by Sarah Dessen
I’ve read three Sarah Dessen books and I loved two of them to death. I really want to read all her books though there’s a giant list of them. She’s been around for a really long time, like these books were published in the 2000’s (2009/2008) and it’s only two of her books! Also, she has a new book coming out this year so read it!
Proof of Forever
by Lexa Hillyer
I don’t remember what this book is about but ever since I saw the cover I’ve been interested in reading it. For some reason, I’m dying to get my hands on this and I really hope it doesn’t suck because I’ll be really disappointed. I don’t think I know anyone who has read this either so if you have, please let me know!
Summer #1, #2 and #3
The Summer I Turned Pretty, It’s Not Summer Without You and We’ll Always Have Summer
by Jenny Han
I have such a long relationship with this series. I own the first two books and read them when I was in high school I think. My mom also read them and this is the second time that I’ve tried to re-read and finally finish it by reading the last book. I always put it at the end of my pile because it’s a contemporary series but I NEED TO FINISH IT PEOPLE. Imma make it happen, I swear
So that’s it for this post! I know that I always have a lot of books on my TBRs, it’s a problem that I don’t see myself fixing for a long time so don’t worry about me guys. I just chug along and read as much as I can all the time haha. Let me know if you’re read any of the books above and what you thought, specially the standalones! Thanks so much forr reading and I’ll see you on my next post!