I have no self-control when it comes to request books on Netgalley. I can’t help myself from request all the amazing books available on there. So, I started writing some what’s on my Netgalley TBR posts to see what is on my TBR and hold me accountable when I have not read them on time. Here are the books on my Netgalley shelf / TBR at the moment!
What the World Doesn’t See by Mel Darbon
Run away from what they see. Discover who you are. Maudie and Jake’s family is falling to pieces – their mum’s been struggling with her grief since they lost Dad and one night she vanishes. When Jake is put into care, Maudie can’t take it any more. She comes up with a wild plan to pull their family back together – by kidnapping Jake. On the run in Cornwall, Jake and Maudie each find something they hadn’t expected – freedom and love. But can they find Mum and a way to heal together?
After reading Rosie Loves Jack by this author, I knew I had to pick up this one. I’m actually halfway through reading it at the moment and it is incredible. It is such a beautiful book and is telling such an important story. I will certainly be sharing my thoughts on this one soon and I can’t wait to read more of it.
2nd March 2023
Happy Place by Emily Henry
Harriet and Wyn are the perfect couple – they go together like bread and butter, gin and tonic, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Except, now they don’t.
They broke up six months ago. And they still haven’t told anyone.
Which is how they end up sharing a bedroom at the cottage that has been their yearly getaway with their best friends for the past decade. For one glorious week they leave behind their lives, drink far too much wine and soak up the sea air with their favourite people.
Only this year, Harriet and Wyn are lying through their teeth. The cottage is for sale so this is the last time they’ll all be together here and they can’t bear to break their friends’ hearts. So, they’ll fake it for one more week.
It’s a flawless plan (if you look at it through a pair of sunscreen-smeared sunglasses).
But how can you pretend to be in love with someone – and get away with it – in front of the people who know you best?
I’m so excited to finally read this one! I’ve had it on my radar for such a long time and it sounds like it is going to be amazing. I’ve already seen some amazing reviews of this online which makes me even more excited to pick it up. Emily Henry’s writing has not let me down so far so my hopes are high for this one.
25th April 2023
Imogen, Obviously by Becky Albertalli
Imogen Scott may be hopelessly heterosexual, but she’s got the World’s Greatest Ally title locked down.
She’s never missed a Pride Alliance meeting. She knows more about queer media discourse than her very queer little sister. She even has two queer best friends. There’s Gretchen, a fellow high school senior, who helps keep Imogen’s biases in check. And then there’s Lili—newly out and newly thriving with a cool new squad of queer college friends.
Imogen’s thrilled for Lili. Any ally would be. And now that she’s finally visiting Lili on campus, she’s bringing her ally A game. Any support Lili needs, Imogen’s all in.
Even if that means bending the truth, just a little.
Like when Lili drops a tiny queer bombshell: she’s told all her college friends that Imogen and Lili used to date. And none of them know that Imogen is 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. . .
I”ve loved Becky Albertalli’s writing for such a long time now and I always look forward to her having a new book out. This one seems like it is close to Becky’s heart and there is a little authors note at the begin of it which shows just how personal this book is. I’m sure this one is going to make me cry but I am so ready for it.
2nd 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!