Hiya BookNerds! So as you all know I have an absolute monster of a TBR for this year but in keeping with the bookish spirit we all have, I of course still want to read ALL THE BOOKS. Recently, I renewed my Library Card (not after months of it being expired at all-for shame) and am now able to borrow all the books for free, because let’s face it, books are expensive and I do not have the money to buy them and using a library is a bonus anyway because who doesn’t love the library?! They are simply fantastic. Anywya, today I decided to compile a list of books I desperately want to borrow (or buy if I adore them) and read after I have gotten through my TBR – hopefully. So, let’s dive in!
Serpent & Dove, by Shelby Mahurin. I have heard so much about this and it sounds brilliant. It definitely leans more on the romantic but I have been trying to branch out to more genres and as this is also fantasy it seems like a brilliant place to start! Magic, witches and lifelong enemies, this definitely sounds like it will be a fantastic read.
Sick Kids In Love, by Hannah Moskowitz. A BOOK ABOUT CHRONICALLY ILL PEOPLE WHO DON’T DIE IN THE END AND FALL IN LOVE AND ARE HAPPY??? YES yes yes please. I loved TFIOS when it came out and I still do because there are fatal illnesses that need to be represented. But I am dreadfully bored and sick of them being the ONLY stories available. Disability and chronic illness is not a ‘one-size fits all’ label, there are so many different types of illness and they should be explored and represented —> I WANT to be represented. And this fluffy story seems like a good place to start. Any recs for more books like this are very welcome!! Especially if they feature a wheelchair user because I am one and we need more of that too!
The Familiars, by Stacey Halls. This book sounds beautiful and heart-breaking and brilliant. It sounds amazing, I hae heard so many amazing things about it and overall this book is one that definitely appeals to me. I mean magic and two women who need to save each other? Yes please this sounds like a fantastic female-led story and I definitely want to read it.
The Flat Share, by Beth O’Leary. Not in my go to genres at all but in an effort to branch out this is my pick because it sounds absolutely fantastic. It sounds fluffy, funny and seems like it will be a good read overall and I have heard glowing things about this author so I am super excited to try out some of their work!
The Foundling, by Stacey Halls. I read an extract of this on ReadersFirst (unfortunately I didn’t win this one) and I requested it on Netgalley. If denied I will buy/borrow it anyway because it sounds as brilliant as The Familiars. The extract was beautifully written and the story sounds fascinating.
The Ruby In The Smoke, by Philip Pullman. I love Philip Pullman and so my friend recommended this book to me! It sounds exactly like my type of read, Victorian setting and a deadly mystery?? Yes please. This sounds like a great series and I definitely want to read it.
The Cruel Prince, by Holly Black. A very popular series that I have heard about a lot. It’s story and characters sound brilliant and well developed and diverse so naturally I want to read this series because I love all of those things!
Age Of Assassins, by RJ Barker. I LOVED the first book in the Bone Ships series and am so excited for the next book to be released. The author is an excellent writer so I really want to give his other series a try, his worlds are so rich and diverse and this series has assassins and who doesn’t love that!! This series sounds fantastic and I will definitely read it soon.
Shadow And Bone, by Leigh Bardugo. The author is practically shouted about every time I go online and yet I haven’t read any of her books. So I am seeking to rectify this because the type of books she writes are very firmly in my favourite genre and they sound amazing.
The Binding, by Bridget Collins. I love stories about stories, I love magic and fantasy and so when I heard about this book I definitely wanted to read it because it sounds magical and dangerous!
Once Upon A River, by Diane Setterfield. I read a review of this by BadBookThief (Asha) who was up for @The_WriteReads review of the day yesterday and I was immediately intrigued as I didn’t know much about this one. But, the reviw was very insightful and the book sounds brilliant and incredibly interesting so it is now on my list!
Sic Of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo. Another popular book by this author and another that is most definitely in my favourite genre! I have been told it is similar to Lies Of Lock Lamora but YA and I am currently reading Lamora and it is fantastic so I would love to read a YA type book like it. I have also heard that it is just an excellent book overall with fantastic characters so that is enough to convince me!
The Night Circus, by Erin Mrgenstern. Have I told you that I LOVED The Starless Sea ??? Because I did which means I am most definitely going to read the authors other book which is apparently a gothic, magical delight! I have heard mixed reviews on this but I did love TSS so maybe her writing is for me and I will love this one too!
Circe, by Madeline Miller. I love anything to do with Greek Gods and Goddesses and this is all about that! This book sounds all kinds of interesting from the Gods to the magic and I am very excited to give it a go!
Red, White & Royal Blue, by Casey McQuiston. Another ‘out of my genre’ book but it sounds absolutely hilarious, cute and intriguing. This one has been very popular but I haven’t gotten around to it yet and I really am hoping to because it sounds like a great read.
The Priory Of The Orange Tree, by Samantha Shannon. Fantasy, diversity, magic, dragons and assassins all in one book?! This is like a dream come true and yes I will be reading it because it sounds phenomenal!
Ninth House, by Leigh Bardugo. Yes, again I know! This is the only book I am a little hesitant about because of the darker content. But, the fantasy side of it sounds amazing with its occults, secret societies and all around mystery and danger it does sound like a great read.
I am sure I could add a lot more but these are some of the books I feel I have missed and would love to read! Are there any books you particularly want to read or feel you have missed? Any rec’s or books you think I should have on this list? Let me know! Happy Reading BookNerds! 😊💜📚