In two days time I will be on holiday in Sicily! I have been lucky enough this year to get the chance to go on two summer holidays and I can’t tell you how grateful I am of this. I have never been to Sicily before but cannot wait to see what the island has to hold! It is so hard work to pick a set of books to take with you on holiday and deciding what to take on this holiday was no different. I have successfully got it down to 5 books for 7 days! Here is my Holiday TBR!
Frankly in Love by David Yoon
“High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance–“Date Korean”–which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful–and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and so they make a pact: they’ll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it’s the perfect plan, but in the end, Frank and Joy’s fake-dating manoeuvre leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love–or himself–at all.”
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book whilst I was at YALC this year and the self-control I have had to have to not read this book immediately is unbelievable! I really wanted to read this book whilst in a hot country, relaxing and I am going to be able to do just that! I cannot wait to read this!
Slay by Brittney Morris
“By day, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is an honours student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy. But at home, she joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel worldwide as Nubian personas in the secret multiplayer online role-playing card game, SLAY. No one knows Kiera is the game developer, not her friends, her family, not even her boyfriend, Malcolm, who believes video games are partially responsible for the “downfall of the Black man.”
I have been hearing so many incredible things about this book and I cannot wait to dive into it. I was lucky enough to be gifted a copy of this a few months ago and it immediately went onto my holiday TBR! I cannot wait to dive into this one!
Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
“Simone Garcia-Hampton is starting over at a new school, and this time things will be different. She’s making real friends, making a name for herself as student director of Rent, and making a play for Miles, the guy who makes her melt every time he walks into a room. The last thing she wants is for word to get out that she’s HIV-positive, because last time . . . well, last time things got ugly.”
If anyone saw me at the Penguin stall over YALC weekend you will know how excited I am to read this book. As soon as I heard about this book I knew I wanted to read it. I was lucky enough that the wonderful people at penguin gifted me a copy of this book for me to read. I cannot wait to read this finally and see what I think!
Dead Popular by Sue Wallman
“The reigning queen bee, Kate, knows that you don’t become the most powerful girl at school by playing nice. But when other students start revealing long-held secrets anonymously, she realizes someone is playing a much more dangerous game – and they know too much about Kate’s past. If she doesn’t figure out who’s behind this, her final year at Pankhurst could be exactly that: her final year.”
As I have said in the past I adore Sue Wallman’s book and I really think of her as a queen of the thriller YA book world! I picked up a copy of this whilst at YALC and immediately put it on my holiday TBR pile. I am planning on reading this one on the plane journey over to Sicily and I can’t wait!
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
“It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.
It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.
But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.”
I cannot quite believe this but I was lucky enough to win an early copy of this book whilst at YALC and knew I had to read it as soon as possible! I have heard so many amazing things and a couple of bad things about this book and I cannot wait to see what I think. This is a book I really cannot wait to dive right into!
That is my holiday TBR! I am also going to be taking my kindle with me just in case I don’t feel like reading one of the other book or if I read all the books I take with me. Have you read any of the books on my TBR? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!