I’ve managed, thanks to my holiday, to get my Netgalley TBR under some form of control. That does not mean there are still a lot of books on there though. Writing this sort of post each month helps me to see what is on my TBR and when I need to read them. So, I wanted to share some of the books that are currently on my Netgalley TBR! Here are some of the books that are currently on my Netgalley shelf / TBR!
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.
And 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?
This is a companion novel to two of Sara’s previous books, both of which I adored. I cannot wait to see what Rosie’s story is going to be. I’m sure it is going to be a heart-warming but at times heart-breaking book to read. I cannot wait to read this one and see how it links to the other two companion novels.
7th July 2022
Mika in Real Life by Emiko Jean
At 35, Mika is struggling.
She’s been fired (again). Her last relationship went up in flames. Her mother is perpetually disappointed in her. And now, she’s had a phone call from sixteen-year-old Penny Calvin: the baby she reluctantly placed for adoption when she was just a teenager herself.
Penny has questions – and Mika is desperate to meet her girl. But she barely feels like she can take care of herself. Is she ready to show Penny who Mika Suzuki really is?
I’ve read Emiko Jean’s Tokyo Ever After series and I absolutely loved it. So, when I found out that she would be releasing an adult contemporary novel, I was excited. I cannot wait to see what I think of this one and how it differs from her other YA novels that I have read.
8th September 2022
Heartbreak Houseshare by Emily Merrill
Fresh out of university in Manchester and struggling to climb the career ladder in London, Flick’s devastated when her boyfriend dumps her with no warning and leaves her looking for a new place to live.
Being forced into a houseshare with three complete strangers isn’t exactly how Flick saw things going. But the residents of Carlisle Avenue are quickly on hand to help her navigate the ups and downs of the life she’s currently winging.
With their help, along with her big sister, Flick manages to focus her energy on ticking off items that she’s added to her ‘twenties list’ – the perfect bucket list for any twenty-something reclaiming their life post-break up.
And all is going well, that is until her boss catches wind of it and asks her to create a new magazine column documenting her progress. Enter Teddy, a sweet guy who becomes Flick’s friend after a tennis meet-cute. As the column finds its feet Flick’s in way over her head, somehow managing to fake-date Teddy to please her boss and her readers.
But the further Flick gets into twenties life, the more she realizes: maybe she’s not the only one following the ‘fake it ‘til you make it’ mantra.
This one sounds like it will be such a fun read! I was drawn in by the fact it mentions Manchester which is very close to where I live and a place I know well. Then the rest of the synopsis drew me in further. This sounds like a book I am going to love reading.
7th July 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!