TBR is serious, ever-growing business. It NEVER diminishes in size. So instead of conquering it, I decided to just… keep adding more stuff to it. ‘Cause that’s logical.
In today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I share the ten latest additions to my own pile of books to read. I honestly plan to read them. All. Someday. In the future. Yes.
10. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Every once in a while, particularly after binging on any kind of fantasy, I feel the need to pick up a fun and flirty piece of chick-lit. Precisely because they are fun, and easy, and don’t make any attempts to take over your mind and leave you crying on the floor. For weeks.
A hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love.
The Hating Game promises to be exactly that kind of light and funny contemporary romance. And romances that start with misunderstandings and hate? Always the most fun!
9. Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
It’s been a while since I read anything historical rather than modern and this book popped in my feed at just the right time. It was definitely Jack the Ripper that caught my attention, of course. And to be honest, I don’t even know what exactly this book is about. But hey, JACK THE RIPPER. Might be fun, right?
8. Beyond the Veil by Pippa DaCosta
Yet another addition to my never-ending pile if urban fantasy. It makes me wanna rub my hands. Because I don’t ever want to run out of urban fantasy.
This one got my attention solely thanks to a raving review by someone who isn’t impressed easily. Plus, the summary mentioned a Prince of Hell. I’m in.
7. Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor
I’ve been mentioning Ally Carter here and on Instagram over and over again because she is my favourite when it comes to spies and thieves and preppy schools. That doesn’t mean I am not open to other authors. Plus, the summary has all the right words:
In this breathtaking debut that reads like Gossip Girl crossed with Twin Peaks, a Queen Bee at a blue-blooded New England prep school stumbles into a murder mystery.
Gossip Girl. Prep school. Murder mystery. My body is ready. Just lemme brew some coffee first.
6. Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys
I am a sucker for arena fights and games of survival. Especially when they involve a good mystery. Must be Japanese anime and manga influence, I suppose.
You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one, and come alone. If you dare.
Not sure when I will be able to tackle this one, but it is released today.
5. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
I don’t read a lot of contemporary YA. But if I do, it is usually a very cute romance like Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda or something darker and more brutal. This book is definitely the latter. Or, at least, it promises to be. It deals with a very real problem of school shootings. And to be amazing, it has to deliver. The way Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes did. We’ll see if it does.
4. I Swear by Lane Davis
Continuing with contemporary realistic fiction on the grim side of the genre, this one is about bullying and resulting suicide. Again, with a topic like this, the book has to deliver. I’m very critical about serious topics that are often, unfortunately, fetishised or used as a romantic plot devise.
Told in alternating perspectives and through well-paced flashbacks, this timely novel sheds light on both the victims of bullying and the consequences bullies face.
This one promises excellence. Both because of the multiple POVs and the fact that the victim isn’t there to tell the tale.
3. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Once again with the historical, though this time with an LGBT twist. But more than that, how could I possibly resist this:
An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.
This is EXACTLY the kind of book I would adore. Even before reading it. Like, PIRATES. BOYS. FRIENDS TO LOVERS. Unfortunately, it won’t be released until June 2017… #despair
2. Half Bad by Sally Green
After my most recent reread of All For The Game series by Nora Sakavic, I was once again crushed by the need to read something similar to ease the post-book hangover. That is how I stumbled upon Half Bad.
Wanted by no one. Hunted by everyone.
While the premises are paranormal rather than college sports and the plot is not-at-all similar, this book gives exactly the kind of darker, grittier vibe that I want: a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive. It also promises a lack of stereotypical YA boy-girl relationship full of romantic drama, which, again, is exactly what I need to ease the thirst to reread AFTG all over again.
1. Timekeeper by Tara Sim
The very first November 2016 release I plan to tackle as soon as possible. Which would be RIGHT NOW if it wasn’t for some university work screaming for attention. #rude
In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.
Victorian setting. Science fiction. Two lonely boys falling in love. How often do you see all that in one place? Please don’t disappoint me.
That’s it for my latest TBR update! Still waiting to be buried by it someday, yep. What’s your TBR status? Do you conquer or do you submit? Does your TBR terrify you? Does it haunt you in your dreams? Or do you just hide it under your bed, out of sight, out of mind?