It has been a little while since I last shared what is on my Netgalley shelf. Since I last shared what was on there I’ve added a lot of books 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!
Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
Everyone likes Hani Khan – she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they don’t believe her, claiming she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship… with a girl her friends can’t stand – Ishu Dey.
Ishu is the polar opposite of Hani. An academic overachiever, she hopes that becoming head girl will set her on the right track for university. Her only problem? Becoming head girl is a popularity contest and Ishu is hardly popular. Pretending to date Hani is the only way she’ll stand a chance of being elected.
Despite their mutually beneficial pact, they start developing real feelings for each other. But some people will do anything to stop two Bengali girls from achieving happily ever after.
I’ve been excited about this book for so long now! In fact, I think I’ve mentioned this book a number of times in the past few months because of how excited I am about it. I requested this one a long time ago but only got approved for it the other day. It was a lovely surprise to be approved for it and I downloaded it immediately. I cannot wait to read this soon and share my thoughts!
27th May 2021
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
Evie is disillusioned about love ever since her dad left her mum for another woman – she’s even throwing out her beloved romance novel collection.
When she’s given a copy of a book called Instructions for Dancing, and follows a note inside to a dilapidated dance studio, she discovers she has a strange and unwelcome gift. When a couple kisses in front of her, she can see their whole relationship play out – from the moment they first catch each other’s eye to the last bitter moments of their break-up.
For Evie, it confirms everything she thinks she knows about love – that it doesn’t last.
But at the dance studio she meets X – tall, dreadlocked, fascinating – and they start to learn to dance, together. Can X help break the spell that Evie is under? Can he change Evie’s mind about love?
When this went on Netgalley, I cannot tell you how quickly I clicked on the request button. I adore Nicola Yoon’s books so much and have so many happy memories of my time reading them. So, to have a new Nicola Yoon book is something that I have been waiting years for. I cannot wait to share my thoughts on this one with you very soon.
3rd June 2021
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 has been on my Netgalley TBR for a long time now after I got excited about it months ago. Due to the release date of the book being pushed back I have held back on reading it just yet. I know that this book is getting some absolutely incredible reviews so of course I am excited to see what I think. I am a sucker for romance storylines that have food involved so I am very excited to share my thoughts on this one.
24th June 2021
You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao
How do you move forward when everything you love in on the line?
Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city, spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes. Desperate to hear his voice one more time, Julie calls Sam’s cellphone just to listen to his voicemail. And Sam picks up the phone.
What would you do if you had a second chance at goodbye?
This is one of the most hyped books on book Twitter, which is why as soon as it become ‘read now’ on Netgalley I hopped on the chance. The concept of this book intrigues me so much and add this to the so many incredible reviews and you’ve got a book that I am desperate to read. I cannot wait to read this one and share my thoughts.
2nd November 2021
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!