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TBR Books to Tackle!

My TBR never shrinks it always grows and some of the books on my TBR have been on there for a long time. So, I wanted to make a list of some books on my TBR that I would like to tackle throughout 2023. Here they are!

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car and sees, amid the hordes of people waiting on the platform, Sadie Green. He calls her name. For a moment, she pretends she hasn’t heard him, but then, she turns, and a game begins: a legendary collaboration that will launch them to stardom. These friends, intimates since childhood, borrow money, beg favors, and, before even graduating college, they have created their first blockbuster, Ichigo. Overnight, the world is theirs. Not even twenty-five years old, Sam and Sadie are brilliant, successful, and rich, but these qualities won’t protect them from their own creative ambitions or the betrayals of their hearts.

Everyone talked about this one non-stop last year and they are still talking about it non-stop now. So, I would like to finally pick up my copy of this in 2023 and see what I think. I have high expectations for it which is why I feel I am putting it off but I want to read it very soon.

The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas

Rosie Graham has a problem. A few, actually. She just quit her well paid job to focus on her secret career as a romance writer. She hasn’t told her family and now has terrible writer’s block. Then, the ceiling of her New York apartment literally crumbles on her. Luckily she has her best friend Lina’s spare key while she’s out of town. But Rosie doesn’t know that Lina has already lent her apartment to her cousin Lucas, who Rosie has been stalking—for lack of a better word—on Instagram for the last few months. Lucas seems intent on coming to her rescue like a Spanish knight in shining armor. Only this one strolls around the place in a towel, has a distracting grin, and an irresistible accent. Oh, and he cooks.

Lucas offers to let Rosie stay with him, at least until she can find some affordable temporary housing. And then he proposes an outrageous experiment to bring back her literary muse and meet her deadline: He’ll take her on a series of experimental dates meant to jump-start her romantic inspiration. Rosie has nothing to lose. Her silly, online crush is totally under control—but Lucas’s time in New York has an expiration date, and six weeks may not be enough, for either her or her deadline.

When I picked this one up I wanted to read it straight away but it sat on my TBR pike and I never picked it up again. I’d like to change that this year as I want to see what I think of it. I know it has been getting some mixed reviews so I want to see what I make of it.

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Bee Königswasser lives by a simple code: What would Marie Curie do? If NASA offered her the lead on a neuroengineering project – a literal dream come true – Marie would accept without hesitation. Duh. But the mother of modern physics never had to co-lead with Levi Ward.

Sure, Levi is attractive in a tall, dark, and piercing-eyes kind of way. But Levi made his feelings toward Bee very clear in grad school – archenemies work best employed in their own galaxies far, far away.

But when her equipment starts to go missing and the staff ignore her, Bee could swear she sees Levi softening into an ally, backing her plays, seconding her ideas… devouring her with those eyes. The possibilities have all her neurons firing.

But when it comes time to actually make a move and put her heart on the line, there’s only one question that matters: What will Bee Königswasser do?

Very similar to Elena Armas’ book, I got hooked up in the BookTok hype and ordered this one with the plan to read it immediately. That of course did not happen and it has been on m TBR ever since. I know that this is another that has been getting mixed reviews and I’m looking forward to seeing what I end up thinking of it.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here — it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

This one has been on my TBR books to tackle posts for a long time now and I still haven’t got round to reading it. I know so many people love it and I really do want to get round to reading it this year. I may take it on holiday with me to force myself to read it!

Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson

Hidden among us is a secret coven of witches. They are Her Majesty’s Royal Coven. They protect crown and country from magical forces and otherworldly evil. But their greatest enemy will come from within.

There are whisperings of a prophecy that will bring the coven to its knees, and five best friends are about to be caught at the centre. Life as a modern witch was never simple … but now it’s about to get apocalyptic.

This book has got some absolutely amazing reviews and I’ve been meaning to read it since its release. I’ve put it off because my copy is a hardback and they aren’t the easiest to carry around. I’m hoping to read this one before the sequel comes out later this year. That way I can go right onto the next book!

There you have it, 5 of the books I want to tackle on my TBR this year. What books on your TBR do you want to tackle this year? Let me know in the comments below!

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