Up next on my TBR (To Be Read list)
Up next on my TBR… Two and a half months into 2017 and my TBR is only growing more ferocious. Devouring any hint of a new book on the market, its intense, eerie glare usually has me running for cover – into another book obviously.
Do I try to control it? No, I do not! Instead, I while away good reading time trolling book blogs, Goodreads, libraries and review sites just to find more books I want to read.
The solution? Well… any suggestions that don’t include boycotting bookish sites will be considered!
These are review copies that I have to read and review before their publish date – no pressure!
Other Breakable Things by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood
This sounds so dark (and I like dark stories). I have also heard great things from fellow book bloggers.
Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone else’s transplanted heart—he tried to embrace it. He truly did. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again.
And now it is. – Goodreads.com
And Then We Ran by Katy Cannon
Road trip books rock! I love traveling and this way I can ‘see’ more of the world.
Megan knows what she wants out of life and she intends to get it, whatever her parents say.
Elliott has given up on all his plans for the future – but then Megan bursts into his life with a proposal that could change it forever.
Together they embark on a road trip to escape their hometown and chase their dreams. But life is a journey and not even Megan can control where theirs will lead… – Goodreads.com
The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
The first book in this All the Missing Girls series was one of my favourite reads last year so I am super excited to read this one.
Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah can get a teaching position and both women can start again. But their new start is threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later. – Goodreads.com
Road Signs That Say West by Sylvia Gunnery
Another road trip.
It’s Hanna’s wild idea, of course: take their mom’s car, pack up the tent, and drive across the country. Just three sisters, one guitar, and the Trans Canada Highway. They can be back in Nova Scotia before their parents are home from Europe. She doesn’t say she wants to forget about what happened in Italy, and at university. Claire doesn’t say she keeps having nightmares about her friend’s recent suicide. Megan doesn’t say much, unless it’s a complaint. But maybe they all feel, somehow, that this is their one chance to do something together, something big, before time begins to scatter them. – Goodreads.com
The Sister Pact by Stacie Ramey
Another dark story? Would totally contrast with the bright cover.
Allie is devastated when her older sister commits suicide – and not just because she misses her. Allie feels betrayed. The two made a pact that they’d always be together, in life, and in death, but Leah broke her promise and Allie needs to know why.
Her parents hover. Her friends try to support her. And Nick, sweet Nick, keeps calling and flirting. Their sympathy only intensifies her grief.
But the more she clings to Leah, the more secrets surface. Allie’s not sure which is more distressing: discovering the truth behind her sister’s death or facing her new reality without her. – Goodreads.com
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
Assassins. Treason. Murder. All good!
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.
But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom. – Goodreads.com
These are purchased books that I have to read because… Just trust me on this.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I am pretty sure everyone knows why I want to read this. I bought a copy a few days ago at the airport and am saving it for when the jet lag has dissipated. Any day now!
Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game. – Goodreads.com
Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
This is the second book in the Thunder Road series. I am a huge fan of Katie McGarry, but her books are expensive. I bought this one on sale just before the third book was released.
One moment of recklessness will change their worlds.
Smart. Responsible. That’s seventeen-year-old Breanna’s role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully’s line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas “Razor” Turner into her life.
Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don’t belong. But when he learns she’s being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it’s time to step outside the rules. – Goodreads.com
Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster
Murder mystery. Thriller. There might be a pattern here.
When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her step-grandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme court, her distraught mother turns to her old college roommate, Josie Bates, for help. Josie, once a hot-shot criminal defense attorney, left the fast track behind for a small practice in Hermosa Beach, California. But Hannah Sheraton intrigues her and, when the girl is charged as an adult, Josie cannot turn her back. But the deeper she digs the more Josie realizes that politics, the law and family relationships have created a combustible and dangerous situation. When the horrible truth of the murder is uncovered could save Hannah Sheraton or destroy them both. – Goodreads.com
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Nicola Yoon is a popular author for a good reason. This will be the second of her books that I have read and I can’t wait.
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true? -Goodreads.com
Have you read any of these? Which ones do you recommend? What is your TBR like?
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