And it’s Wednesday again, which means it’s time for another five books, this time from July, to be added to my TBR. Take a moment and check them out, I’ve found quite a few amazing and different ones this time!
I have been meaning to read Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik for ages now. I have the book, a signed copy even, sitting on my shelf at this very moment and I still haven’t picked it up. And sure, I have a massive amount of books on my TBR that I’m trying to get through, but it still makes me cringe every single time I realize that there are a crazy number of books sitting on my shelf right now just waiting for me to pick them up and start reading. I love stories like this one and I can’t wait to get a chance at reading this book. I’d like to say that seeing it today is going to inspire me to read it soon, but the truth is that I have no idea if it will. All I know is that I have far too much that I need to read.
How could I not add Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen to my TBR? I mean, honestly, I have a bit of a weak spot for retellings and will pretty much read just about any of them that are available to me and I definitely have a strong weak spot for Beauty and the Beast since it’s the one story that my boyfriend and I actually agree on liking–which is rather shocking in my mind, to an extent, and then rather unshocking in others–but still, at the end of the day I think there’s very little that will convince me to pass up an opportunity to read yet another Beauty and the Beast retelling, as if there aren’t already enough of them out there. I swear.
The Unfortunates by Kim Liggett is a book that I don’t think I’d ordinarily be interested in at all. And yet, there’s a sort of nuance to the idea of a rich man’s son getting away with murder, feeling the trauma of that fact, and then trying to off himself whilst out in the wilderness. And then the fact that his suicide plans–or really, justice plans, I suppose?–are foiled by four other people getting trapped along with him and the heart to hearts that will apparently happen down in the caves is thoroughly interesting. I think I could do without whatever it is in the cave that’s hunting them, but the rest of the book sounds incredibly interesting. And that’s actually pretty shocking, coming from me as I don’t normally enjoy books like this. I’m definitely taking a leap of faith on Liggett’s novel.
Oh, I cannot even begin to guess at how long the first book in the series for which Bright We Burn by Kiersten White is the third novel has been on my TBR. It’s definitely been too long and the fact that there are already three books is proof enough that I’ve clearly fallen behind–though what about that is new?–in my reading. One day, I swear, I will get my TBR down from the monster that it is, but until then just prepare to see me adding more and more books to my list until I crack beneath the ginormous weight that is going to be crushing me more and more every day. Okay, so that’s a little bit dramatic, but I think you all feel that way at least a little bit sometimes.
I’m honestly kind of surprised at myself for adding Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre to my TBR. It’s not a book I would read normally, from the strange dark nature the book has–that cover alone turns me off, I’ll be honest–and the added fact of a love triangle (but also square?). A car crash causes a young girl to wake up in the body of her best friend and I’m left with the question of where her own body is…whether she (and subsequently, potentially her best friend?) and I think that the questions are what makes this book sound interesting enough to me to convince me that I should give it a shot. I don’t like dark books 99% of the time and I’m hoping that this book will end up being in the 1%.
And that’s all for this week, I hope you saw some sort of book that you’d be interested in. I think this one is a little bit more varied than a lot of my previous posts have been, so that might change something. As always, happy reading to you all!