Someone needs to stop me from requesting books on Netgalley because my TBR on there is out of control! My Netgalley TBR is always full of new and exciting books though which is amazing. 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.
I wanted to share some of the books that are currently on my Netgalley. Here are some of the books that are currently on my Netgalley shelf / TBR!
Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean
SPOILERS FOR FIRST BOOK IN THIS SERIES, SKIP THIS SYNOPSIS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT YET!
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.
This is the book that I am reading at the moment! I am enjoying it so far and it is lovely to be back in the world of Izumi. I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes and how Izumi changes as a character. I will be sharing my review of this one next month!
31st May 2022
One Day I Shall Astonish the World
Susan and Norma have been best friends for years, at first thrust together by force of circumstance (a job at The Pin Cushion, a haberdashery shop in 1990s Leicestershire) and then by force of character (neither being particularly inclined to make friends with anyone else). But now, thirty years later, faced with a husband seeking immortality and Norma out of reach on a wave of professional glory, Susan begins to wonder whether she has made the right choices about life, love, work, and, most importantly, friendship.
This isn’t normally the sort of book that I am drawn too, but there was something about it that had me intrigued. I think this is going to be one that I wait to read on a sunny day. I’ve heard a lot about Nina Stibbe’s previous novels so I am looking forward to reading it and sharing my thoughts.
21st April 2022
This Place is Still Beautiful
Annalie and Margaret are sisters who agree on only one thing: that they have nothing in common.
Annalie is seventeen: sweet, content, and looking forward to a summer of flirting with the most popular boy in school.
Margaret is nineteen: ambitious, a warrior for social justice, and desperate to forget her ex-boyfriend in New York City.
When their family is the victim of a racial attack, Annalie tries to pretend it never happened – but Margaret wants to fight back. Suddenly their relationship – and all the ones around them – are hanging by a thread. And then a crushing secret threatens to tear them apart forever . . .
I spoke about this one in my June releases post a few days ago and then got my Netgalley request approved which was amazing. This book sounds like it is going to break my heart, open my eyes and is just going to be a beautiful read overall. I cannot wait to give this one a read and share my thoughts about it!
9th June 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!