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5 Books I Want to Pick Up Soon!

I am well aware that I own way too many books that I have yet to read, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to keep picking up more. There are so many books out there that are on my TBR but I am yet to pick up a copy of. I wanted to share the top 5 books that I want to pick up soon. I may buy these books or I’ll pick them up from the library! Here are 5 books I want to pick up soon!

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

This is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born. It tells of Vietnam, of the lasting impact of war, and of his family’s struggle to forge a new future. And it serves as a doorway into parts of Little Dog’s life his mother has never known – episodes of bewilderment, fear and passion – all the while moving closer to an unforgettable revelation.

I’ve had this book recommended to me so many times and I feel like it is time to finally pick it up and give it a read. The writing is said to be absolutely beautiful and I would love to see what I think it of. I want to read this one very soon. I have a feeling that I will love it. My library has a copy of this book, so I’ll be borrowing it from there soon.


The Maid by Nita Prose

Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by.

Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has been navigating life’s complexities all by herself. No matter—she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. Her unique character, along with her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette, make her an ideal fit for the job. She delights in donning her crisp uniform each morning, stocking her cart with miniature soaps and bottles, and returning guest rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel to a state of perfection.

But Molly’s orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. Before she knows what’s happening, Molly’s unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect. She quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had unite with her in a search for clues to what really happened to Mr. Black—but will they be able to find the real killer before it’s too late?

I’ve been seeing this book all over the place recently and on top of that I’ve been seeing some amazing reviews for it as well. It is for that reason, that I have pushed it up my TBR. It seems like one of those books that you will start and then not be able to put down. I cannot lie and say I haven’t seen some negative reviews about this book but I want to give it a read and see what I think. This is another one that I’ll be picking up at the library.


Vile Stars by Sera Milano

17-year-old Luka isn’t looking for love. She’s trying to piece her life back together after a heartbreaking loss. But when she meets the gorgeous and charismatic Cosmo under a meteor shower at the Greenwich Observatory, it feels like destiny has played a hand. Surely theirs is a love written in the stars.

But Cosmo isn’t what he seems, using Luka’s love for him to slowly take control of her life. As the pandemic starts to make headlines and lockdown sets in, she is trapped emotionally and physically in a coercive relationship. Luka’s friends and brother can see what’s happening, but struggle to reach her. Something will have to be sacrificed so Luka can set herself free – but what will be left of her when she does?

This book is being released this month and I’ll be picking it up as soon as I can. I read Sera Milano’s previous YA novel in one sitting and it completely blew me away. So, now that she has a new book on the way, I am really looking forward to picking it up and reading it straight away. I’m sure it will be amazing!


Very Bad People by Kit Frick

Six years ago, Calliope Bolan’s mother drove the family van into a lake with her three daughters inside. The girls escaped, but their mother drowned, and the truth behind the “accident” remains a mystery Calliope is determined to solve. Now sixteen, she transfers to Tipton Academy, the same elite boarding school her mother once attended. Tipton promises a peek into the past and a host of new opportunities—including a coveted invitation to join Haunt and Rail, an exclusive secret society that looms over campus like a legend.

Calliope accepts, stepping into the exhilarating world of the “ghosts,” a society of revolutionaries fighting for social justice. But when Haunt and Rail commits to exposing a dangerous person on campus, it becomes clear that some ghosts define justice differently than others.

As the society’s tactics escalate, Calliope uncovers a possible link between Haunt and Rail and her mother’s deadly crash. Now, she must question what lengths the society might go to in order to see a victory—and if the secret behind her mother’s death could be buried here at Tipton.

I read Kit Frick’s last book and loved it. It was thrilling and fast-paced and put her on my radar for new books from her. So, now that she has a new book out, I am looking to pick it up very soon. The synopsis of his book makes it seem like it is going to a very thrilling read. I’ll be picking up a copy of this one very soon!


Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers

Jean Swinney is a feature writer on a local paper, disappointed in love and – on the brink of forty – living a limited existence with her truculent mother.

When a young Swiss woman, Gretchen Tilbury, contacts the paper to claim that her daughter is the result of a virgin birth, it is down to Jean to discover whether she is a miracle or a fraud.

But the more she investigates, the more her life becomes strangely (and not unpleasantly) intertwined with that of the Tilburys: Gretchen herself, her husband Howard – with his dry wit and gentle disposition – and her charming daughter Margaret.

But they are the subject of the story Jean is researching for the newspaper, a story that increasingly seems to be causing dark ripples across all their lives. And yet Jean cannot bring herself to discard the chance of finally having a taste of happiness.

This is a book that I pick up every single time that I go into a bookshop and I’ve yet to actually leave with a copy. It sounds like such an interesting book and I’ve seen some wonderful reviews for it recently. I really do want to give this one a go. Again, my library has a copy of this so I’ll be picking it up from there.

There you have it, some of the books I want to pick up soon! What books do you want to pick up soon? Let me know in the comments!

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