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TBR Books to Tackle in 2021! – Part Two

A couple of days ago I shared a post all about TBR books I want to tackle in 2021 (you can find it here). The issue is, my TBR is never ending and there are another few books on my TBR that I want to get round to reading in 2021. So, here is part two of TBR books I want to tackle in 2021!

Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing Jones is often caught between worlds. But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running she never knew she had. Wing’s speed could bring her family everything it needs. It could also stop Wing getting the one thing she wants.

I cannot believe I have never read this book. I’ve owned it for a long time and so many friends have recommended that I read it as it seems perfect for me. Problem is, I’ve never got round to reading it and seeing for myself. This year I want to give this one and go and see what it is people love about Katherine Webber’s writing.

The Year After You by Nina de Pass

Nine months later, Cara is still struggling, consumed by guilt and grief. In the hopes of giving Cara a fresh start, her mother sends her to boarding school in Switzerland, a place where no one knows what happened–and where they never will, if Cara can help it.

But her new classmates Ren and Hector won’t let her close herself off. They are determined to break down the walls she has so carefully built up. And maybe Cara wants them to . . . especially Hector, who seems to understand her like no one else does.

The problem is that the closer Cara gets to Hector, the more G slips away. If moving on means letting go of the past–and admitting what she did that night–Cara’s not sure she can.

I cannot for the life of me remember when I bought this book. I know it was after seeing a review that sang its praises though. Ever since then it has sat on my shelf willing to be read. I know this book is right up my street and I just keep putting off reading it. So this year I am hopefully going to finally take it off my TBR.

Lucky Caller by Emma Mills

When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it’s a complete disaster.

The members of Nina’s haphazardly formed radio team have approximately nothing in common. And to maximize the awkwardness her group includes Jamie, a childhood friend she’d hoped to basically avoid for the rest of her life.

The show is a mess, internet rumors threaten to bring the wrath of two fandoms down on their heads, and to top it all off Nina’s family is on the brink of some major upheaval.

Everything feels like it’s spiraling out of control―but maybe control is overrated?

I bought this when the UK was in the first lockdown back in April because it was the perfect book that I wanted to read at the time. By the time that it had arrived on my doorstep I was in the mood for something completely different. So, this year I want to get a book off my TBR that I bought on impulse in the hopes it will stop me from doing it as much as I do.

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’re thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents’ rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school.

But Ben’s attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan’s friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life.

This story about a non-binary teen finding their voice has been on my TBR ever since it was released. I’ve picked it up to start it so many times now but each time I’ve put it down. This is through no fault of the book, just I want to give it as much attention as possible. I’m going to make an effort this year to finally read this book.

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.

Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him.

When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

I was first drawn into this book by its beautiful cover. Then it sat on my shelf for months and months. The author then released a second book which I actually read first and throughly enjoyed. So much so that I’ve pre-ordered their third book. Hence, I think it is finally time that I get round to reading this one and seeing what I think.

Those are just a few of the books on my TBR at the moment, but I am really hoping I get round to reading them in 2021. Make sure you check out part one of this little series here.

What books on your TBR do you want to read soon? Let me know in the comments.

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