It seems to now be a monthly thing where I share what I have added to my Netgalley TBR but I am not complaining. I’ve added quite a few books to it in the past month. 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!
How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie
I have killed several people (some brutally, others calmly) and yet I currently languish in jail for a murder I did not commit.
When I think about what I actually did, I feel somewhat sad that nobody will ever know about the complex operation that I undertook. Getting away with it is highly preferable, of course, but perhaps when I’m long gone, someone will open an old safe and find this confession. The public would reel. After all, almost nobody else in the world can possibly understand how someone, by the tender age of 28, can have calmly killed six members of her family. And then happily got on with the rest of her life, never to regret a thing.
I was first attracted to the cover of the book and then I noticed that the author was Bella Mackie and I immediately had to request it. Bella Mackie, if you don’t know has written a couple of mental health books that discuss the benefit of running on your mental health. I’m a big fan of Bella and this book really has me intrigued. I am really looking forward to reading this one and seeing how her writing transfers from non-fiction to fiction.
22nd July 2021
Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins
Natalie is living her dream: topping the charts and setting records as a Brazilian pop star… until she’s dumped spectacularly on live television. Not only is it humiliating–it could end her career.
Her PR team’s desperate plan? A gorgeous yet oh-so-fake boyfriend. Nati reluctantly agrees, but William is not what she expected. She was hoping for a fierce bad boy–not a soft-hearted British indie film star. While she fights her way back to the top with a sweet and surprisingly swoon-worthy boy on her arm, she starts to fall for William–and realizes that maybe she’s the biggest fake of them all. Can she reclaim her voice and her heart?
This book has fake dating and celebrities which I am always going to jump on. I’ve been hearing some amazing reviews of this one already and I cannot wait to give this one a read. I think is going to be one that I read in the sunshine one day and I’m looking forward to it. I will share my thoughts with you as soon as I read it!
3rd August 2021
Not Here to be Liked by Michelle Quach
Eliza Quan fully expects to be voted the next editor-in-chief of her school paper. She works hard, she respects the facts, and she has the most experience.
Len DiMartile is an injured star baseball player who seems to have joined the paper just to have something to do. Naturally, the staff picks Len to be their next leader. Because while they may respect Eliza, they don’t particularly like her.
Eliza is not here to be liked. She’s here to win.
But someone does like Eliza. A lot.
Shame it’s the boy standing in the way of her becoming editor-in-chief….
I love an enemies to lovers storyline and this sounds just like that. I’m really looking forward to giving this one a read very soon. This is the authors debut novel and I love giving debut novels a read because you never know if you are going to find a new favourite authors. I cannot wait to share my thoughts on this one.
16th September 2021
The Things We Don’t See by Savannah Brown
Over thirty years ago, young and promising singer Roxy Raines disappeared. The people of her hometown, the tiny island resort of Sandown, are reluctant to talk about it, proclaiming Roxy as a runaway.
Seventeen-year-old Mona Perry is convinced there’s something more sinister at play. Armed only with a suitcase and a microphone – to record her findings for her podcast’s listeners – this runaway teenager has one hot summer to get to the bottom of the disappearance.
But as Mona gets drawn deeper and deeper into the strange goings on of this isolated community, it is clear that nothing is as it seems – least of all Mona’s own past . . .
I read Savannah Brown’s last novel and really enjoyed it. The mystery element of that one was really interesting and kept me guessing which sometimes doesn’t happen with mystery books. I’m looking forward to giving this one a read to see the mystery and see if her writing has improved in any way. Also, the formatting of this book is interesting as there are little transcripts of a podcast throughout.
24th June 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!