Hello all! I hope you are keeping safe and well! Whilst the UK has been in lockdown I’ve been making my way through the books on my Netgalley shelf! There have been so many wonderful books on my Netgalley shelf over the years and I’ve finally got it down to just 4 books! Here is what is currently on my Netgalley shelf/TBR!
Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett
Budding photographer Josie Saint-Martin has spent half her life with her single mother, moving from city to city. When they return to her historical New England hometown to run the family bookstore, Josie knows it’s not forever, so there’s no reason to change her modus operandi—keeping to herself, dreaming of the day she can leave.
But after a disastrous summer party, a poorly executed act of revenge lands her in big-time trouble. As in, jail…alongside the last person with whom she’d want to share a mugshot: the son of the boat mechanic across the street, Lucky Karras. Outsider, rebel…and her former childhood best friend.
Josie and Lucky become the talk of their coastal small town. But during a summer of secrets, everything changes, and the easy friendship they once shared grows into something deeper and more complicated. Can Josie and Lucky swim past obstacles that come with rough waters, or will they both go down together?”
I absolutely adore Jenn Bennett’s books and they always make me feel summery. I am a little behind in reading this one as it came out early this month but I cannot wait to read it. This one sounds particularly up my streets, so I can’t wait to give it a go. I’ve actually ordered a physical copy of this one to add to my shelves alongside my other Jenn Bennett books!
10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon
“Pinky Kumar wears the social justice warrior badge with pride. From raccoon hospitals to persecuted rockstars, no cause is too esoteric for her to champion. But a teeny tiny part of her also really enjoys making her conservative, buttoned-up corporate lawyer parents cringe.
Samir Jha might have a few . . . quirks remaining from the time he had to take care of his sick mother, like the endless lists he makes in his planner and the way he schedules every minute of every day, but those are good things. They make life predictable and steady.
Pinky loves lazy summers at her parents’ Cape Cod lake house, but after listening to them harangue her about the poor decisions (aka boyfriends) she’s made, she hatches a plan. Get her sorta-friend-sorta-enemy – who is a total Harvard-bound Mama’s boy – to pose as her perfect boyfriend for the summer.
When Samir’s internship falls through, leaving him with an unplanned summer, he gets a text from Pinky asking if he’ll be her fake boyfriend in exchange for a new internship. He jumps at the opportunity; Pinky’s a freak, but he can survive a summer with her if there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
As they bicker their way through lighthouses and butterfly habitats, sparks fly, and they both realize this will be a summer they’ll never forget.”
I absolutely adore Sandhya Menon’s books, especially those set in the same timeline as When Dimple Met Rishi. So, when this one got put on Netgalley to request, I immediately did just that. My original plan was to read this book whilst on holiday in Lanzarote (where I should be now) but given the circumstances, I am saving this one for when I need a pick-me-up book!
Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
“Vernell LaQuan Banks and Justyce McAllister grew up a block apart in the Southwest Atlanta neighborhood of Wynwood Heights. Years later, Justyce walks the illustrious halls of Yale University . . . and Quan sits behind bars at the Fulton Regional Youth Detention Center.
Through a series of flashbacks and letters to Justyce, Quan’s story takes form. Troubles at home and misunderstandings at school give rise to police encounters and tough decisions. But then there’s a dead cop and a weapon with Quan’s prints on it. What leads a bright kid down a road to a murder charge? Not even Quan is sure…”
I finished reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone very recently. Dear Justyce is the sequel to that. I’ve had this on my shelf for a couple of months now, due to being auto-approved by the publisher. Dear Martin was such a heart-breaking and important book to read and I know that Dear Justyce will be too. I am going to be reading this one very soon.
The Reckless Life of Harriet Stoker
“What if death is only the beginning?
When Harriet Stoker dies after falling from a balcony in a long-abandoned building, she discovers a world of ghosts with magical powers – shape-shifting, hypnosis, even the ability to possess the living. Felix, Kasper, Rima and Leah welcome her into their world, eager to make friends with the new arrival. Yet Harriet is more interested in unleashing her own power, even if it means destroying everyone around her. But when all of eternity is at stake, the afterlife can be a dangerous place to make an enemy.”
This is my most anticipated release of 2020! I absolutely adore Lauren James’ books and have had this one pre-ordered since January. But, when I saw this available on Netgalley just yesterday I had to request it. I am already 50 pages in and absolutely loving it. I can already tell it is going to be another favourite book of mine!
There you have it, everything that is on my Netgalley shelf/TBR at the minute! What have you got on your Netgalley shelf and what are you excited to read? Let me know in the comments!