And here’s another five books from 2018 that found their way to my TBR recently. They’d be perfect for you to add (maybe?) if you’re participating in the Beat the Backlist challenge this year! And we all definitely shouldn’t be forgetting some of the amazing books that came out last year, so check them out! I post these once a week every Wednesday, slowly working through all the YA releases from last year that I’ve added to my evergrowing list of to-reads.
Dating Disasters of Emma Nash by Chloe Seager just sounds like a lot of fun. I have a feeling that this book is one that I wont fall in love with nor ever reread, but one that I’ll be happy to have experienced at least once. It’s not something I typically read unless it’s almost very specifically a Sarah Dessen novel, so that’s definitely something to be aware of. I suppose I’m just curious to see how the book goes. While I used to avoid internet based novels, they’re obviously becoming more prevalent in recent years. And while I will say that fantasy is infinitely more preferred on my end, I do occasionally enjoy reading these sorts of books. They’re realistic and interesting.
Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June had me at modern red riding hood retelling. I didn’t even have to read anything more about the book, I knew I would be picking this one up to read. Though, at first glance, I’m not entirely sure how one does a modern red riding hood. This book is mixing dreams of becoming a dancer with the tale of the little girl traveling through the forest and I can’t wait to see how it goes. Of course, I can’t really say for sure if this one will be done well. There are certain intricacies to the original story that it seems to imply that the author didn’t fully understand some of the messages behind the original story. But it could just be bad marketing and so I’m looking forward to reading this one with the hopes that it includes all the messages that it should.
Allied by Amy Tintera is on this list largely due to the fact that previous novels in the series also are. I’ve put quite a few books on my TBR based on the fact that the first books in the series were on there so it stands to reason that this is likely to keep happening. Still, every time it does I feel a little disappointed because it just shows how little time I have to read all the books that I’m so desperate to read. There are simply too many books in existence for me to ever end up without some of these on my list. And I guess I’ll just have to start getting used to it?
OMG, GIMMIE! Why is it that I’m only just now hearing about Ship It by Britta Lundin? As I’m saying this, I slowly checked out some of the reviews on Goodreads and I have to say I’m about as devastated as the main character was said to be in the synopsis. I mean, this book just sounded really amazing, a wonderful commentary on LGBTQ+ issues within the film and television industry. I guess I just imagined that it would turn out better. I still want to read it, just to see firsthand what everyone has been saying about it, but it looks like the general consensus is that this book didn’t accomplish what it set out to do, which is really upsetting. But maybe this will exist as the book that pushes for a better commentary to be written? One can only hope.
I’m not 100% sure how much I want to read Whisper by Lynette Noni. I think this is mainly because stories like this can be hit or miss depending on how they’re written and I don’t feel like I have enough of a grasp for how this one is going to go to tell me whether or not I’m going to like it. I suppose there’s a strong likelihood that I will, but it’s the sort of thing that reminds me of a great number of books that I haven’t liked simply due to the fact that they were written poorly both in the aspects of the characters and the idiotic romance. And if someone tries to force a romance that is exceptionally dumb, it kind of ruins things for me. So, hopefully this book wont do that.
And that’s a wrap for this week. I hope you’ve managed to find at least one new book for your reading pleasure. Have you added any to your TBR? Let me know in the comments! Happy reading!