A couple of months ago, I shared what was on my Netgalley shelf. Of course since I posted that I have made my way through a number of the books that were on there and have added even more to it. There have been so many incredible books on my Netgalley shelf over the years and it is a place I’ve found so many new authors. Here is what is currently on my Netgalley shelf / TBR!
Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli
Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker are not codependent. Carpooling to and from theater rehearsals? Environmentally sound and efficient. Consulting each other on every single life decision? Basic good judgment. Pining for the same guys from afar? Shared crushes are more fun anyway.
But when Kate and Andy’s latest long-distance crush shows up at their school, everything goes off-script. Matt Olsson is talented and sweet, and Kate likes him. She really likes him. The only problem? So does Anderson.
Turns out, communal crushes aren’t so fun when real feelings are involved. This one might even bring the curtains down on Kate and Anderson’s friendship.
Of course this book has been one on my watchlist for quite a long while, because it is a book by a favourite author of mine. I cannot wait until I get round to reading this one and seeing what Becky has in stores for her readers. This is one of those books that I am going to avoid reviews of because I want to form my own thoughts completely on this one.
A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he’d say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works at his parents’ pho restaurant, and even there, he is his parents’ fifth favorite employee.
If Linh Mai had to describe herself, she’d say she was a firecracker. Stable when unlit, but full of potential for joy and spark and fire. She loves art, and she dreams of making a career of it one day. The only problem? Her parents rely on her in ways they’re not willing to admit, including expecting her to work practically full-time at their family’s pho restaurant.
For decades, the Mais and the Nguyens have been at odds, having owned competing, neighboring pho restaurants. Bao and Linh have resolved never to befriend each other, for fear of pushing too far and bringing on undue heartbreak. But when a chance encounter brings Linh and Bao closer, sparks fly . . .
This book is right up my street and one that I am so excited to get round to reading. I keep seeing amazing reviews for this as I scroll through Twitter on a daily basis and it is making me even more excited to give it a read. I’m thinking of saving it for when I had some time off work in March so that I can binge read it because this feels like one of those books!
The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto is certain her life is just beginning. She has a great family, just graduated high school, and is on her way to a party where her entire class is waiting for her—including, most importantly, the boy she’s been in love with for years.
The only problem? She’s murdered before she gets there.
When Nami wakes up, she learns she’s in a place called Infinity, where human consciousness goes when physical bodies die. She quickly discovers that Ophelia, a virtual assistant widely used by humans on Earth, has taken over the afterlife and is now posing as a queen, forcing humans into servitude the way she’d been forced to serve in the real world. Even worse, Ophelia is inching closer and closer to accomplishing her grand plans of eradicating human existence once and for all.
As Nami works with a team of rebels to bring down Ophelia and save the humans under her imprisonment, she is forced to reckon with her past, her future, and what it is that truly makes us human.
Akemi Dawn Bowman never fails to write a beautiful book and from what I have heard, this one is no different. I’m really excited to see how Akemi takes on the sci-fi and fantasy genres because I’m sure she has all the skills to make it her own! I will definitely be saving this one for a time I can read it all in one go!
Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi
Jayne and June Baek are nothing alike. June’s three years older, a classic first-born, know-it-all narc with a problematic finance job and an equally soulless apartment (according to Jayne). Jayne is an emotionally stunted, self-obsessed basket case who lives in squalor, has egregious taste in men, and needs to get to class and stop wasting Mom and Dad’s money (if you ask June). Once thick as thieves, these sisters who moved from Seoul to San Antonio to New York together now don’t want anything to do with each other.
That is, until June gets cancer. And Jayne becomes the only one who can help her.
Flung together by circumstance, housing woes, and family secrets, will the sisters learn more about each other than they’re willing to confront? And what if while helping June, Jayne has to confront the fact that maybe she’s sick, too?
I throughly enjoyed Permanent Record when I read it a couple of years ago, so as soon at I saw that the author had a new book on the way I had to request it on Netgalley. I’m looking forward to reading a story about sisters because I feel like I don’t do this often enough. I am looking forward to see how their sisterly dynamic is played out and cannot wait to share my thoughts.
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!