My wishlist of books does not seem to have an end but some of the books on there are higher priority books than others for me. I thought I would share 5 books that I want to buy soon. This could mean this week, in the next couple of months or even by the end of the year but they are books I want to purchase soon! Here they are!
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’s mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.
This book is given that much hype and has been talked about almost non-stop since it was published 2011. So, I feel it has to be pushed up my purchases list and needs to be one I buy and read very soon. I am looking forward to seeing what I think of this as it is outside of my usual reading comfort zones but I have high hopes.
She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen
After an embarrassing loss to her ex-girlfriend in their first basketball game of the season, seventeen-year-old Scottie Zajac gets into a fender bender with the worst possible person: her nemesis, Irene Abraham, head cheerleader for the Fighting Reindeer.
Irene is as mean as she is beautiful, so Scottie makes a point to keep her distance. When the accident sends Irene’s car to the shop for weeks’ worth of repairs and the girls are forced to carpool, their rocky start only gets bumpier.
But when an opportunity arises for Scottie to get back at her toxic ex–and climb her school’s social ladder–she bribes Irene into an elaborate fake- dating scheme that threatens to reveal some very real feelings.
A fake dating story that involves a sport! Of course I was want to read this very very soon. I’ve heard quite a lot of excellent things about this one as well. So, you bet the minute I see this one is available from an Indie bookshop I am buying it. I’m sure I will love it.
May the Best Man Win by Zr Ellor
Jeremy Harkiss, cheer captain and student body president, won’t let coming out as a transgender boy ruin his senior year. Instead of bowing to the bigots and outdate school administration, Jeremy decides to make some noise–and how better than by challenging his all-star ex-boyfriend, Lukas for the title of Homecoming King?
Lukas Rivers, football star and head of the Homecoming Committee, is just trying to find order in his life after his older brother’s funeral and the loss long-term girlfriend–who turned out to be a boy. But when Jeremy threatens to break his heart and steal his crown, Lukas kick starts a plot to sabotage Jeremy’s campaign.
When both boys take their rivalry too far, the dance is on the verge of being canceled. To save Homecoming, they’ll have to face the hurt they’re both hiding–and the lingering butterflies they can’t deny.
This book has been on my radar for such a long time and I was hoping to purchase it the other day. There seems to be supply issues with this book in the UK at the moment so for now my purchasing is on hold. It is still very much at the top of wishlist and I will be buying it as soon as I can. I’ve heard some amazing things about this book and want to give it a read for myself.
You & Me at the End of the World by Brianna Bourne
Hannah wakes up to silence. The entire city around her is empty, except for one other person: Leo. Stuck with only each other, they explore a world with no parents, no friends, and no school and realise that they can be themselves, instead of playing the parts everyone expects of them. Together, they search for answers amid crushing isolation. But while their empty world may appear harmless . . . it’s not. Because nothing is quite as it seems, and if Hannah and Leo don’t figure out what’s going on, they might just be torn apiart forever.
I’ve picked this book up in bookshops a number of times now and it has always been further down my priority list than the other books that I’ve picked up at the same time. So, the next time I pick this book up in a shop it is going to be my number one priority. I will not leave it alone again! It sounds like a book right up my street so I am looking forward to reading it.
Between Perfect & Real by Ray Stoeve
Dean Foster knows he’s a trans guy. He’s watched enough YouTube videos and done enough questioning to be sure. But everyone at his high school thinks he’s a lesbian—including his girlfriend Zoe, and his theater director, who just cast him as a “nontraditional” Romeo. He wonders if maybe it would be easier to wait until college to come out. But as he plays Romeo every day in rehearsals, Dean realizes he wants everyone to see him as he really is now––not just on the stage, but everywhere in his life. Dean knows what he needs to do. Can playing a role help Dean be his true self?
I nearly bought this book yesterday but picked up a more anticipated book instead. I’ve heard a lot of excellent things about this book though so I will place it a little higher on my purchase list and get it at the next opportunity that I have!
There you have it, 5 books I want to buy soon! What books do you want to buy soon? Let me know in the comments below!