I know it’s already a week into August, but I can still post a list of what I want to read right?! I’m going to try something new this week, and if it works, I’ll do this the beginning of every month.
I have been adding books to my TBR (to be read) list for as long as I can remember. But lately, I have been reading some great reviews on some great books. I usually read a book at a slower pace than most, so it usually takes me a bit more time to get through a book. So although I know I will not be able to read all of them, I am going to post my most recent TBR list.
The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace
Synopsis: A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serve as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.
Why I want to read: Now first, I have never read an entire book of poetry. But after interacting with Amanda Lovelace on her twitter account, and reading an amazing review written by Lucy-May from Writing Wolves, I decided to take the plunge and buy the book. Now I can’t wait to read it.
Synopsis: milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
Why I want to read: As you can see, this is the second poetry book on my list. When I read Nadia’s post on her blog The Introverted Blogger about Milk and Honey, I immediately added it to my TBR list. That’s why when I was at Barnes & Noble the other day, I picked both this book and The Princess Saves Herself in this One. I can’t wait to share my thoughts on this book.
Synopsis: One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
Why I want to read: One of Us Is Lying appealed to me as I was walking around B&N. The cover is creative and intriguing. I have heard nothing but good things about this book, and can’t wait to see what happens to Simon.
Synopsis: Maddie has big plans to spend the last months before college tying up high school “loose ends” alongside her best friends. Then her beloved grandmother drops two bombshells: (1) Gram is dying. (2) She’s taking her entire family on a round-the-world cruise of dreams come true—but at the end, Gram won’t be returning home.
With a promise to live in the now without regrets, Maddie boards the Wishwell determined to make every moment count. She finds new friends in her fellow Wishwellians, takes advantage of the trip’s many luxuries, gets even closer to her quirky family, and falls for painfully gorgeous Enzo. But despite the copious laughter, headiness of first love, and wonder of the glamorous destinations, Maddie knows she is on the brink of losing Gram, and she struggles to find the strength to let go in a whirlwind summer shaped by love, grief, and laughter.
Why I want to read: The Loose Ends List at first glance, seems to be a light-hearted and comical read about love and grief. For all of the serious books out there, I hope that this one is a comical relief that I will enjoy.
Synopsis: Trevor has known since he was ten years old that he has Huntington’s disease, but at sixteen he is informed that he has one year to live. One day while he’s trying to figure stuff out, an old man named Plank finds him standing at a cliff by the ocean. It’s the beginning of an odd but intriguing relationship. Both Trevor and Plank decide to live by Plank’s Law, which is -just live.- This means Trevor has to act on the things on his bucket list, like hanging out with real penguins, star in a science fiction movie and actually talk to Sara–the girl at the hospital who smiles at him.
With the aid of Plank and Sara, Trevor revises his bucket list to include more important things and takes charge of his illness and his life.
Why I want to read: I heard about Plank’s Law from Katie at Book Ink Reviews. Although I don’t currently own this book; I really want to get it. It sounds like such a good read that I am hoping I have enough time this month to pick up a copy and read it.
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Synopsis: Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away?
Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J.
Their only communication with each other is via email – and due to the distance between them, their messages take months to transmit across space. And yet Romy finds herself falling in love.
But what does Romy really know about J? And what do the mysterious messages which have started arriving from Earth really mean?
Sometimes, there’s something worse than being alone . . .
Why I want to read: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe seems like a great spin on the typical long-distance relationship storyline. I heard about this book from Jenn from Jenniely. Everything about this book sounds good. Again, I don’t yet own this book (not like it’s hard to get a copy). If time is on my side, I will be able to get to this book!
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So this is my list this month. I am fairly confident that I can get through these books. And am excited to read all of them! Hopefully, by the end of this month I will have read many, if not all of these books. (I’m sure other books will sneak onto this list as well!)
Thank you to the bloggers that made me interested in these books!
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*All synopsis’ are from Goodreads and are not my own writing
What books are on your TBR list this month? Let me know in the comments!
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