I’m really looking forward to this month! I’m a big fan of New Adult though I haven’t read it in a really long time. Considering how little I’ve been reading lately, I hope this month will help push me to read a bit more. These books are usually easy to read for me and I fly by them really fast, the last time I had a NA month I read 18 books so it looks like it might be a good month. I also hope to not be so busy, cross your fingers for me!
SO let’s get started!
First Order of Business:
How to Make a Wish and Noteworthy
by Ashley Herring Blake and Riley Redgate
I’ve got two books to review this month! I’ve heard such great things about both of them from friends on Twitter and fellow book bloggers so I’m really excited to start them. The first is a coming of age contemporary novel about two girls dealing with harsher things than they should. One of the main characters is bisexual I believe so that’s gonna be cool to read about. The second one is kind of the one that I’m most excited about but also really apprehensive. It’s about a girl who dresses as a boy to become a part of her boarding school’s acapella group. I love music and I love acapella and I really want to read it. However, I didn’t enjoy Redgate’s debut so I hope this one is much more my speed.
The Mom Book Club:
The Female of the Species
by Mindy McGinnis
Because of my busy schedule in March, we didn’t manage to get to this one last month. Hopefully we’ll be able to start it this month and we’ll enjoy it!
Read It While It’s Hot Challenge:
The Upside of Unrequited
by Becky Albertalli
I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK! I’ve heard amazing things from so many different people and I really enjoyed Albertalli’s first book, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I can’t wait for it to come out, specially since it’s set in the same place I think and I hope to see some cameos!
2017 Debut Author Challenge:
by Wendy Brant
There aren’t many new debuts that I’m interested in this month except for this one. This book is a contemporary but with a little bit of magical realism I think? The main character is a math genius but when she touches someone, she can see a vision of their emotions. It sounds really interesting and I hope I can get to it this month.
Read Like a Grown Up Challenge:
As I’m reading New Adult this month, there’s no adult that fits the theme so I’m taking a little break haha.
Stand with the Loners Challenge:
by Mariana Zapata
I’m really excited by this pick. I’ve been wanting to find NA by Latinx authors for awhile, there’s really not much popular diverse NA but this one has been recommended to me a few times. It revolves around a girl who plays soccer and while I’m not like that at all, soccer is a huge part of my family. And I like reading sport romances but usually it’s male POVs and football or something like that, so I’m excited to see what this is all about.
Catch Up with the Release Challenge:
Second Position and Wicked Heart
by Katherine Locke and Leisa Rayven
These two books have nothing to do with each other but I’m placing them in the same category. The first book is one I’ve been thinking of reading for a long time. If you didn’t know, I love to dance and I’ve been dancing since I was little. A while ago, I started searching for books with dance themes on Goodreads and this one was one of the most popular ones. It’s the first book in a series so I really hope it’s good (the author is pretty awesome on Twitter, too). The second is the last book in one of my favorite NA series that I’ve been putting off since it came out. I didn’t want it to end so I haven’t read it yet, but I swear I’ll do it this month!
Take the Key and Lock Her Up, Sinner, Shadow & Bone and Miss Mayhem
by Ally Carter, Maggie Stiefvater, Leigh Bardugo and Rachel Hawkins
Yes, this is the same as last month’s. Please don’t judge me.
Jockblocked (Gridiron #2)
by Jen Frederick
This is a sequel to a book I read in 2016 as part of the Rainbowthon. I did not like the first book that much to be honest haha. It was filled with insta love from like the third paragraph, it’s pretty crazy. However, I liked the characters and the story was pretty interesting so I’m willing to give this book a chance.
The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years #1)
by Sarina Bowen
Another sports romance but this one deals with characters who are currently unable to practice their sport. A lot of my romance blogger friends have been raving about this series and this author for a really, really long time and I think it’s about time for me to see what all the fuss is about. This author has also collaborated with one of my favorite NA authors so I’m hoping this is good.
Leaving Amarillo (Neon Dreams #1)
by Caisey Quinn
This is the first of many books on this list that come from me searching for recs on Goodreads. I really love to read books that have music within it and this book is filled with country music, tattoos and what I’m guessing is angst. I’m hoping that I’m going to enjoy this book because this series could become a favorite with all these elements. However, I hold NA books to a high standard so we’ll see.
Full Measures (Flight & Glory #1)
by Rebecca Yarros
This one is an interesting mix between sports and military romance and it’s another one of those I found on a search through Goodreads. It has a really high rating too but you never know if that’s actually because it’s good or because some people are easily pleased. I hope I can manage to get to it.
Strong Side (Eastshore Tigers #1)
by Alison Hendricks
The next couple of books are all M/M romances which is really cool, but I’m kind of nervous about it since they’re all written by women… This is another sports romance and I apparently can only read about sports in NA now haha. I know of no one who’s ever read this book so I’m going in blind. Wish me luck!
Him (Him #1)
by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
This is the book I was talking about a little bit ago. Elle Kennedy is one of my favorite NA authors and I’ve had various blogger friends absolutely rave about this duology and collaboration. Again, more sports and an M/M romance (still nervous) but I’m looking forward to seeing what this has in store. It’s been recommended to me by a lot of freaking people so we’ll see.
Love Lessons (Love Lessons #1)
by Heidi Cullinan
This will be the second book I read from this author if I manage to get to it. She wrote a book that I read with the Mom Book Club in 2015 that I really loved, 5 out of 5 stars, and I’ve been looking to continue with more of her work for a really long time. This one is much different than that first book since it’s set at college but I loved how the author managed to build her plots so I hope this is good too!
Dirty (Dive Bar #1)
by Kylie Scott
And just to add some spice to the mix, let’s add some more tattoos and a little bit of alcohol into this TBR. I’m running out of things to say because all of these are so similar. I heard about this book on Facebook from a bunch of fanfiction writers that I follow and since I generally like their stuff, I figured why not try out their recs? Haven’t seen anyone I follow around here talking about it, so we’ll see.
Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers #1)
by J.A. Redmerski
This is the only book on this list that’s a little bit different than the rest. This is a contemporary thriller series that I’ve been recommended by quite a few people, mostly Lainey @ gingerreadslainey on YouTube and some bloggers that I follow. It’s all about the mafia I think and/or hired mercenaries and that sounds like a good time to me! Here’s to hoping that it’s a good one.
Radleigh University #1, #2 and #3
Last Will & Testament, Right of First Refusal and Out on Good Behavior
by Dahlia Adler
This is pretty much the only series out of this list that I’m already willing to invest in from the get go because I have a feeling that I’m going to love these books. I’ve been following Dahlia Adler on Twitter for a really long time and she’s such an amazing human being. I’ve been trying to read her books for ages and I didn’t get to one of her YA books in February so I hope that this month I’ll be able to at least start her NA series which I’m pretty sure is going to be amazing.
So that’s it for this post! I would love to know if any of you have read the books that I mentioned around the middle of this post. I know it’s really long but I feel like I’ll be able to read these really quickly if I set my mind on it. I’m a huge fan of New Adult books, though I do prefer mine to have more substance and less drama so I hope I’ve picked the right books for the kinds of things I like. Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you on my next post!