I’ve done it again and managed to add even more books to my Netgalley TBR. I went on a requesting spree which means I have a lot more books I need to read soon which is exciting. That means I’m back with another what’s on my Netgalley TBR post. I started writing these posts each month to see what was on my Netgalley TBR and hold me accountable when I haven’t read them on time. Here are the books on my Netgalley shelf / TBR!
Friday I’m in Love by Camryn Garrett
Mahalia Harris wants.
She wants a big Sweet Sixteen like her best friend Naomi.
She wants the super cute new girl Siobhan to like her back.
She wants a break from worrying–about money, snide remarks from white classmates, pitying looks from church ladies . . . all of it.
Then inspiration strikes: It’s too late for a Sweet Sixteen, but what if she had a Coming Out Party? A singing, dancing, rainbow-cake-eating celebration of queerness on her own terms.
The idea lights a fire in her, and soon Mahalia is scrimping and saving, taking on extra hours at her afterschool job, trying on dresses, and awkwardly flirting with Siobhan, all in preparation for the Coming Out of her dreams. But it’s not long before she’s buried in a mountain of bills, unfinished schoolwork, and enough drama to make her English Lit teacher blush. With all the responsibility on her shoulders, will Mahalia’s party be over before it’s even begun?
I’ve loved the both of Camryn Garrett’s books so of course I was excited to see she was releasing a third one. This one sounds like it will be a lot of fun to read whilst also covering some really important topics. I’ve already seen some incredible reviews for this one so I cannot wait to read it and share my thoughts!
2nd February 2023
Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Sixty-year-old self-proclaimed tea expert Vera Wong enjoys nothing more than sipping a good cup of Wulong and doing some healthy ‘detective’ work on the internet (AKA checking up on her son to see if he’s dating anybody yet).
But when Vera wakes up one morning to find a dead man in the middle of her tea shop, it’s going to take more than a strong Longjing to fix things. Knowing she’ll do a better job than the police possibly could – because nobody sniffs out a wrongdoing quite like a suspicious Chinese mother with time on her hands – Vera decides it’s down to her to catch the killer.
Nobody spills the tea like this amateur sleuth.
I adore Jesse Sutanto’s books! They are hilarious and just all-round wonderful. So, when I saw her next book would be a cozy crime I was beyond excited. This one sounds like it is going to be a spectacular read and I’m sure I will love it. I cannot wait to read this and share my thoughts and if you haven’t read a book by Jesse Sutanto then I cannot recommend them enough!
16th March 2023
Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson
PhD candidate Phoebe Walsh has always been obsessed with true crime. She’s even analysing the genre in her dissertation – if she can manage to finish writing it. It’s hard to find the time while she spends the summer in Florida, cleaning out her childhood home, dealing with her obnoxiously good-natured younger brother, and grappling with the complicated feelings of mourning a father she hadn’t had a relationship with for years.
It doesn’t help that she’s low-key convinced that her new neighbour, Sam Dennings, is a serial killer (he may dress business casual by day, but at night he’s clearly up to something). But it’s not long before Phoebe realises that Sam might be something much scarier – a genuinely nice guy who can pierce her armour to reach her vulnerable heart.
I’ve been seeing a lot about this one online and the minute that I saw it up on Netgalley for request I couldn’t resist. There has been a lot of hype surrounding it which has made me even more excited to read it and see what I think. It seems like it is going to be an interesting romance so I am definitely intrigued.
30th March 2023
Imogen, Obviously by Becky Albertalli
Imogen may be hopelessly heterosexual, but she’s got the World’s Greatest Ally title locked down. And when she visits her best friend, Lili, at college who is newly-out, newly-graduated, and newly thriving, with a cool new squad of queer college friends, no one knows that Imogen’s a raging hetero – not even Lili’s best friend, Tessa.
Of course, the more time Imogen spends with chaotic, freckle-faced Tessa, the more she starts to wonder if her truth was ever all that straight to begin with…
Becky Albertalli’s books have never disappointed me. They are always full of amazing characters, important discussions and I’ve loved them all. So, I cannot wait to sit down and read this one because I’m sure it will be amazing.
11th May 2023
There you have it, some of the books 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!