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!
The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess
This book has been making its rounds on bookstagram and the cover and title alone were enough to make me want to read it! I have absolutely no idea what it is about but I am intrigued nonetheless. I know that it is historical fiction and that books are important to the story, and that is all that I need to know!
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
I have been meaning to read a book by Micheal Ondaatje, and The English Patient is one of my mom’s favourite movies. I told her that I would read the book and then we can watch the movie together. Also, for my birthday my friends gifted me one of those 100 Book Bucket List scratch-off posters and this book is on there!
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
Miracle Creek is another book that everyone on bookstagram was reading at some point. It must have been a Book of the Month club pick! The cover instantly caught by attention, and the more reviews that I read the more intrigued I was. Not a single one of my friends on Goodreads has rated it below four stars. It sounds like the kind of literary mystery that I adore!
The Adventures of Maud West Lady Detective by Susannah Stapleton
This is sort of a random one, but I saw Simon at Savidge Reads rave about it and I knew that it would be my type of book. I have really gotten in to true crime this year but I have realized how few of them focus on women. I know next to nothing about Maud West other than the fact that she was a female detective working in the early 1900s. I am looking forward to learning more!
My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress by Rachel DeLoache WIlliams
My Friend Anna is another true crime book and it is being describe as Sex and the City meets Catch Me If You Can- that is all that I needed to know! I recently saw Morgan at nycbookgirl on bookstagram talking about how much she was enjoying it and couldn’t put it down. It comes out tomorrow and I can not wait to get my hands on it!
Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith
Look at that cover!! So awesome! The book itself sounds just as beautiful and sweet. I think that the Goodreads description will help to sell you on this one:
Chris and Maia aren’t off to a great start.
A near-fatal car accident first brings them together, and their next encounters don’t fare much better. Chris’s good intentions backfire. Maia’s temper gets the best of her.
But they’re neighbors, at least for the summer, and despite their best efforts, they just can’t seem to stay away from each other.
The path forward isn’t easy. Chris has come out as transgender, but he’s still processing a frightening assault he survived the year before. Maia is grieving the loss of her older sister and trying to find her place in the world without her. Falling in love was the last thing on either of their minds.
But would it be so bad if it happened anyway?
Sounds so good!
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
I can not believe that Middlegame came out in May and I am just now talking about it! It was always on my radar but I was not sure if it was something that I was interested in reading. I adore Seanan McGuire’s The Wayward Children series and I think I have just been nervous to try anything else by her. Middlegame has been getting glowing reviews and I am not pretty confident that I will love it as well!
What book have you most recently added to your TBR? Have you read any of these books?