I spend way too much of my time looking for new things to request on Netgalley, which always means my Netgalley TBR is never-ending.I love talking about the books that I’m anticipating because it makes me even more excited to read them. There have been so many amazing books on my Netgalley shelf over the years and it is a place that I’ve found so many new authors and books. Here are just a few things currently on my Netgalley shelf / TBR!
Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean
SPOILER ALERT! THIS IS THE SYNOPSIS FOR THE SEQUEL!
When Japanese-American Izumi Tanaka learned her father was the Crown Prince of Japan, she became a princess overnight. Now, she’s overcome conniving cousins, salacious press, and an imperial scandal to finally find a place she belongs. She has a perfect bodyguard turned boyfriend. Her stinky dog, Tamagotchi, is living with her in Tokyo. Her parents have even rekindled their college romance and are engaged. A royal wedding is on the horizon! Izumi’s life is a Tokyo dream come true.
Her parents’ engagement hits a brick wall. The Imperial Household Council refuses to approve the marriage citing concerns about Izumi and her mother’s lack of pedigree. And on top of it all, her bodyguard turned boyfriend makes a shocking decision about their relationship. At the threat of everything falling apart, Izumi vows to do whatever it takes to help win over the council. Which means upping her newly acquired princess game.
But at what cost? Izumi will do anything to help her parents achieve their happily ever after, but what if playing the perfect princess means sacrificing her own? Will she find a way to forge her own path and follow her heart?
This is this sequel to Tokyo Ever After which I’ve read and absolutely adored. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next in Izumi’s story. It is already getting amazing reviews, so I am excited to see what I think. I’ll be saving this one for a day where I need a cosy read.
31st May 2022
Truth Be Told by Sue Divin
Two teens from very different backgrounds – Tara, the Catholic daughter of a two generation single parent family, and Faith, the daughter of strict Evangelical Protestants from Armagh, come face to face at a residential and discover they look almost identical. A DNA test reveals they are related, and that Faith’s father is not who she thinks – while Tara has never known hers. Between them, they set out to unravel the mystery of their shared parentage, but in doing so set in motion a series of revelations about the pasts of both their families. Meanwhile, they are also dealing separately with their own issues – Tara angry and grieving after the sudden death of her boyfriend Oran, and Faith hiding her true sexuality from her family for fear of being disowned.
I read Sue Divin’s debut novel, Guard Your Heart, last year and it completely blew me away. So, as soon as I saw her latest book was available for request, I was clicking the request button. This one sounds incredibly interesting and seems it is going to cover quite a few important topics. I cannot wait to share my thoughts on this one.
14th April 2022
When Our Worlds Collided by Danielle Jawando
When fourteen-year-old Shaq is stabbed outside of a busy shopping centre in Manchester, three teenagers from very different walks of life are unexpectedly brought together. What follows flips their worlds upside down and makes Chantelle, Jackson, and Marc question the deep-rooted prejudice and racism that exists within the police, the media, and the rest of society.
I read And The Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando back in 2020 and I still think about it often. It’s story really affected me. That means I am even more excited to read this one. I’m sure it will be as hard-hitting as her other book and I cannot wait to share my thoughts on it!
31st March 2022
Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly
Recently divorced Dahlia Woodson is ready to reinvent herself and she’s found the perfect opportunity: the hit cooking competition show Chef’s Special. Falling flat on her face on the first day is admittedly not the best start, but Dahlia isn’t going to let it mess up her focus.
London Parker is also there to win. As the first non-binary contestant on Chef’s Special, they have a lot to prove, and they have enough on their mind without being distracted by the pretty contestant who crashed into them on Day One and hasn’t really stopped talking since.
After filming a few episodes, Dahlia and London grow closer and things get a little steamy as they spend more time together outside of the show.
Suddenly winning isn’t as important as either of them thought, but when their relationship starts to feel the heat both in and out of the kitchen, Dahlia and London realise that love doesn’t always follow a recipe.
I’m currently reading this one and loving it! A romance that takes place at a cooking show, yes please! It seems to be getting nothing but praise this book, so I cannot wait to finish it and see what I think!
18th January 2022
There you have it, some of the things that are 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!