I am constantly added books to my TBR and I thought it might be interesting to talk about why I want to read them. I also get a secret joy out of adding more books to your TBRs!
Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson
Not only is the cover for Let Me Hear a Rhyme AMAZING, but the story inside sounds just a wonderful and impactful. It is about three teens who do everything they can to make their friend who was murdered in to a famous rapper. I really love hard-hitting YA contemporary novels, especially if music is important to the story.
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev
A diverse retelling of Pride and Prejudice? Yes, please! I have seen a lot of glowing reviews for Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors and I can not wait to read it. It is exactly the kind of book I am in the mood for right now.
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
Can you tell I have been in a contemporary mood lately? The Right Swipe is an adult contemporary romance that sounds really charming and the early reviews for it have been excellent. I can not wait for it to release in July!
I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott
I have really been in to essay collections lately and I have heard great things about I Miss You When I Blink. It is Philpott’s memoir about her life after she accomplished all of her goals. Where does she go from here? I am definitely intrigued!
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
Reese Witherspoon’s book club picks can be hit or miss for me but her May book, From Scratch, caught my attention. This quote from the synopses on Goodreads is what really sold me on it:
Her story is about loss, but it’s really about love found. Her story is about travel, but it’s really about finding a home. It is about food, but it’s really about chasing flavor as an act of remembrance.
I actually finished the audiobook this morning and it was beautiful. Many tears shed. Will talk more about it in another post.
The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman
I know next to nothing about The Italian Teacher but I bought it simply because of the gorgeous cover and the fact that I love books set in Italy. Shallow reasons to buy a book? Sure, but I am intrigued nonetheless!
The Water Dance
I am ashamed to admit that I have yet to read anything by Ta-Nehisi Coates, even though I am desperate to read Between the World and Me. The Water Dancer is his newest book and is set to release in September. Here is a quote from Goodreads:
This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved.
I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
I have seen some mixed reviews for I Was Anastasia but I am still curious about it. I love the idea of a fiction novel based on Anastasia Romanov. It is not something I have read before and I plan to go in to this one an open mind!
What book have you most recently added to your TBR? Have you read any of these books?
42 thoughts on “Books I Recently Added to My TBR”
I Was Anastasia was brilliant. Lawhon really knows how to approach a subject! I reviewed it on my blog when it was first published.
That’s so great to hear. I have a good feeling about it!
Yay let me hear a rhyme!
So excited to read it!
You wont be disappointed! Promise!
I am with you on the pretty cover/set in Italy thing!
Yes! I will instantly add any book like that to my TBR.
The Water Dancer seems like a very interesting read. 🙂 I think I’ll include that in my own TBR list 🙂 Thank you.
Yay! I am particularly excited about that one!
I want to read I Was Anastasia as well.
I hope we both get to it soon!
I hope you can read all of them soon 🙂
I hope so too!
Let Me Hear to Rhyme has one of the most beautiful covers !! I hope you enjoy all these once you read them, sweetie 😊❤️
Thank you so much!
I’m really looking forward to The Water Dancer.
Me too! I just know it is going to be amazing.
“I Miss You When I Blink” is such an adorable sentiment!
I know! Such a great title.
I love your mix of titles💜 I also added Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors.
Thanks! Really looking forward to that one!
I also added the right swipe to my goodreads 🙂
Doesn’t it sound adorable?
I love it.kinda reminds me of the Hating game, kiss quotient type of books. I still have these to read too lol
I want to read all of Tiffany D. Jackson’s books although I think I’m probably going to start with Monday’s Not Coming as I really want to find out what’s going on from that books blurb. I also really want to read I Was Anastasia, I don’t read all that many books like it but it sounds fascinating!
I have heard amazing things about Monday’s Not Coming. I hope to get to that one as well!
I hope you enjoy it if/when you do 😀
I’d definitely by the Italian Teacher only because of the cover! It’s gorgeous <3
So glad you agree! It’s even better in person!
The Right Swipe is on my TBR as well! It sounds like a really cute read! And I genuinely want to frame the cover of The Italian Teacher! It’s so bright and colorful and beautiful! 😍
I know! Whoever designed that cover is brilliant!
The cover for Let Me Hear a Rhyme is soo nice and it sounds like something I’ll be adding to my TBR too now 😊
Isn’t it so cool? Such a great cover! So happy to add a book to your TBR!
I went to my local bookstore today and I saw it on the shelves, it was a sign 🙂
I really want to read Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors. The original Pride and Prejudice novella is one of my favorite books of all time. I have seen several retellings being published recently and really want to read them 😀
Same! There are a lot of retellings and they are all on my TBR!
I have From Scratch checked out from the library. I’m excited to read it. Hopefully you enjoy it when you pick it up!
Great post! and that Pride and Prejudice retelling looks great! 🙂
Thank you! It really does!
Can you not? My Goodreads TBR is already overflowing. Garrshh. 🙄
Hahah yes! All part of my plan!