Back in June I shared what was on my Netgalley shelf. Since then I made my way through what was on there and have added even more to it. There has been a number of amazing books on my Netgalley shelf over the years and I currently have it down to just 4 books! Here is what is currently on my Netgalley shelf / TBR!
This is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey
“Like any other teenager, Jess Flynn is just trying to get through her junior year without drama . . . but drama seems to keep finding her. Between a new crush on her childhood best friend, overprotective parents cramping her social life, and her younger sister’s worsening health, the only constant is change—and her hometown of Swickley, which feels smaller by the day.
Swickley is getting weirder by the day, too. Half the population has been struck down by a mysterious flu. Conversations end awkwardly when Jess enters the room. And then one day, a tiny, sleek black device—with an apple logo on it—falls out of her best friend’s backpack and lands at Jess’s feet.
But the year is 1998, and the first iPhone won’t exist for another nine years.”
I am incredibly intruqied by this book. As it isn’t out until February next year I haven’t heard much about it but I am excited to see what I think. I am excited to read this and I am expecting it to be one of those books that when I start it, I won’t be able to put it down.
The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
“Los Angeles, 1992
Ashley Bennett and her friends are living the charmed life. It’s the end of high school and they’re spending more time at the beach than in the classroom. They can already feel the sunny days and endless possibilities of summer.
But everything changes one afternoon in April, when four police officers are acquitted after beating a black man named Rodney King half to death. Suddenly, Ashley’s not just one of the girls. She’s one of the black kids.
As violent protests engulf LA and the city burns, Ashley tries to continue on as if life were normal. Even as her self-destructive sister gets dangerously involved in the riots. Even as the model black family façade her wealthy and prominent parents have built starts to crumble. Even as her best friends help spread a rumor that could completely derail the future of her classmate and fellow black kid, LaShawn Johnson.
With her world splintering around her, Ashley, along with the rest of LA, is left to question who is the us? And who is the them?”
This is the book that has been on my Netgalley shelf for the longest. I have heard a lot of incredible things about this book, so, I am really hoping to get round to reading it myself very soon. I cannot wait to see what I think and share my thoughts!
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
“Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.
But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for.
Margot’s mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what’s still there?
The only thing Margot knows for sure is there’s poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she’s there, she might never escape.”
This is the first ever audiobook that I have got via Netgalley. I am excited to not only find out more about this story but also to listen to it. I think it is so exciting that Netgalley has started doing audiobooks now so this will be my first chance at seeing what it on offer and I am excited!
All this Time by Rachael Lippencott and Mikki Daughtry
“Kyle and Kimberly have been the perfect couple all through high school, but when Kimberly breaks up with him on the night of their graduation party, Kyle’s entire world upends – literally. Their car crashes and when he awakes, he has a brain injury. Kimberly is dead. And no one in his life could possibly understand.
Until Marley. Marley is suffering from her own loss, a loss she thinks was her fault. As Kyle and Marley work to heal each other’s wounds, their feelings for each other grow stronger. But Kyle can’t shake the sense that he’s headed for another crashing moment that will blow up his life as soon as he’s started to put it back together.
And he’s right.”
Previously, I throughly enjoyed reading Five Feet Apart by the same authors as this book, so of course I had to request it. I am waiting for the perfect time to read this one as I feel it is one I will be able to read very quickly! I cannot wait to share my thoughts on this one.
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!