I have just spent the last half-an-hour requesting new books to review over on Netgalley, so it felt like perfect time to write this post. My Netgalley TBR is always full of new and exciting books because of how much time I spend on there. I love talking about all the books I am 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 some of the books that are currently on my Netgalley shelf / TBR!
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Nora Stephens’ life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.
Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away—with visions of a small town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute.
If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again—in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow—what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.
A new Emily Henry book is a book that I am going to be excited about. I let out a little scream when my request for this one was approved. I think this is going to be my next eBook read as soon as I finish my current. I cannot wait to see what I think as I have been seeing some amazing things about it already. I cannot wait to share my thoughts!
3rd May 2022
Something Certain, Maybe by Sara Barnard
Rosie is ready for her life to begin, because nothing says new life like going to university. After years of waiting and working hard, she’s finally on the road that will secure her future.
Except university turns out to be not what she hoped or imagined, and although she’s not exactly unhappy – really! – she might be a little bit worried that she doesn’t really like her course much. Or her flatmates. Or really… anything? But it’s normal to be homesick (right?) and everything will have settled in a month or two, and it’s totally fine that her friends seem so much happier than she is, and that the doctors don’t seem to know what’s wrong with her mother.
But then she meets Jade, and everything starts to look a little brighter. At least, it does if she’s only looking at Jade. But is first love enough when everything else is falling apart?
I adore Sara Barnard’s writing and I’ve loved reading the set of books focusing on Suzanne, Caddy and Rosie. We’ve had Suzanne and Caddy’s stories and now it is time for Rosie’s story. I am looking forward to seeing more of Rosie and what she gets up to. I’m sure this book will be beautifully written and I cannot wait to give it a read! You can read this if you haven’t read the other companion novels too which is excellent!
7th July 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’ve been looking forward to reading this one for such a long time now but have just not got round to it. I will be picking it up very soon though as Sue Divin’s writing is spectacular. Her debut novel blew me away and I still think about it often. I’m sure this one will have the same impact. I want to give it my full attention which I hopefully can do soon!
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!