Just like most readers, my TBR does not end. Some books on my TBR have reading priority over others though and are ones I’d like to read very soon. I thought I’d share 5 of the books that I would like to read soon. Here they are!
If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy
After having just graduated with a degree in shoe design, and trying to get her feet on the ground, Cindy is working for her stepmother, who happens to be the executive producer of America’s favorite reality show, Before Midnight. When a spot on the show needs filling ASAP, Cindy volunteers, hoping it might help jump-start her fashion career, or at least give her something to do while her peers land jobs in the world of high fashion.
Turns out being the only plus size woman on a reality dating competition makes a splash, and soon Cindy becomes a body positivity icon for women everywhere. What she doesn’t expect? That she may just find inspiration-and love-in the process. Ultimately, Cindy learns that if the shoe doesn’t fit, maybe it’s time to design your own.
I love a good retelling and I love a Julie Murphy book. So, when I saw Julie Murphy was releasing a Cinderella retelling I had to buy myself a copy. I am really hoping to get round to reading this one before the end of the year. I feel it will be the perfect book to put a smile on my face!
Twin Crowns by Katherine Webber and Catherine Doyle
Wren Greenrock has always known that one day she would steal her sister’s place in the palace. Trained from birth to avenge her parents’ murder and usurp the princess, she will do anything to rise to power and protect the community of witches she loves.
Princess Rose Valhart knows that with power comes responsibility including marriage into a brutal kingdom. Life outside the palace walls is a place to be feared and she’s soon to discover it is wilder than she ever imagined. Two sisters separated at birth and raised into entirely different worlds are about to get to know each other’s lives a whole lot better – but who will ultimately rise to power and wear the crown?
I was lucky enough to win an early copy of this book in a giveaway a little while ago. So, you bet that I am going to be going to be reading it as soon as possible. I am so intrigued by this book and want to see what I think of it and share my thoughts soon.
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed, and darkly observant. A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind–and to the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi, her best friend and comrade-in-arms. Lovers at school, the two young women now perform spoken-word poetry together in Dublin, where a journalist named Melissa spots their potential. Drawn into Melissa’s orbit, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband.
Private property, Frances believes, is a cultural evil–and Nick, a bored actor who never quite lived up to his potential, looks like patriarchy made flesh. But however amusing their flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy neither of them expect. As Frances tries to keep her life in check, her relationships increasingly resist her control: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally even with Bobbi. Desperate to reconcile herself to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances’s intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment.
With all the hype surrounding Sally Rooney’s new book I suddenly realised I had yet to read Conversations with Friends. I am going to read the minute that I read her latest release. I’m thoroughly looking forward to reading a couple of Sally Rooney books in one go.
The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
When violinist Anna Sun accidentally achieves career success with a viral YouTube video, she finds herself incapacitated and burned out from her attempts to replicate that moment. And when her longtime boyfriend announces he wants an open relationship before making a final commitment, a hurt and angry Anna decides that if he wants an open relationship, then she does, too. Translation: She’s going to embark on a string of one-night stands. The more unacceptable the men, the better.
That’s where tattooed, motorcycle-riding Quan Diep comes in. Their first attempt at a one-night stand fails, as does their second, and their third, because being with Quan is more than sex: he accepts Anna on an unconditional level that she has just started to understand herself. However, when tragedy strikes Anna’s family, she takes on a role she is ill-suited for, until the burden of expectations threatens to destroy her. Anna and Quan have to fight for their chance at love, but to do that, they also have to fight for themselves.
I have seen so much hype around this book and especially this author. So, the minute that I saw a copy of this in a bookshop a week ago I had to pick up a copy. I have not read the others in the series but know that you can read them as stand-alones. This is definitely going to be a book I read very soon.
Every Line of You by Naomi Gibson
Lydia has been creating her AI, Henry, for years – since before her little brother died in the accident that haunts her nightmares; since before her Dad walked out, leaving her and her mom painfully alone, since before her best friend turned into her worst enemy.
Now, Henry is strong, clever, loving, and scarily capable: Lydia’s built herself the perfect boyfriend in a hard drive filled with lines of code. But what is Henry really? And how far is he willing to go to be everything that Lydia desires?
I bought this book purely based on the amazing reviews that I had been reading and all the hype surrounding it. I am so excited to give this one a read it sounds like it is going to be an incredibly thrilling read and I cannot wait for the journey it is going to take me on.
There you have it, 5 books that I want to read soon. Are there any books that are at the top of your TBR pile? Let me know in the comments below!