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5 Books I Want to Read Soon!

I am always adding books to my TBR and wishlist after seeing them online or in bookshops. Some of the books stay on there for a couple of days, others stay on there for months. There are some books on my TBR currently that I want to read very soon and I thought I’d share them with you. Here are 5 books I want to read soon!

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…

I am literally just about to start reading this one and I cannot wait. I’ve been a Becky Albertalli fan for such a long time so, of course, I’m excited to have a new book by her being released soon. I’ve seen some incredible things about this one already and I cannot wait to share my thoughts!

Death of a Bookseller by Alice Slater

Roach – bookseller, loner and true crime obsessive – is not interested in making friends. She has all the company she needs in her serial killer books, murder podcasts and her pet snail, Bleep.

That is, until Laura joins the bookshop.

Smelling of roses, with her cute literary tote bags and beautiful poetry, she’s everyone’s new favourite bookseller. But beneath the shiny veneer, Roach senses a darkness within Laura, the same darkness Roach possesses. As Roach’s curiosity blooms into morbid obsession, it becomes clear that she is prepared to infiltrate Laura’s life at any cost.

I will be reading this as soon as I finish my current read! I’ve seen so much about it online, so when I saw it in person the other day I had to pick up a copy for myself. It sounds incredible and I’m sure is going to be a whirlwind of a book. I cannot wait to read this.

Forget Me Not by Alyson Derrick

Stevie and Nora had a love. A secret, epic, once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. They also had a plan: to leave their small, ultra-conservative town and families behind after graduation and move to California, where they could finally stop hiding that love.

But then Stevie has a terrible fall and the last two years of her life are erased overnight. Suddenly Stevie finds herself in a life she doesn’t quite understand – she’s estranged from her parents, drifting away from her friends and dating a boy she can’t remember crushing on. She’s headed towards a future that isn’t at all what her fifteen-year-old self would have envisioned.

And Nora finds herself … forgotten. Can the two find their way back together through a lost memory? A romantic ode to the strength of love and the power of choosing each other, against odds and obstacles, again and again.

After reading Alyson Derrick’s joint novel with Rachael Lippincott, She Gets the Girl last year, I have been excited to read her solo YA debut since it was announced. This one sounds like it is going to be heart-breaking and hopeful at the same time. I’m looking forward to seeing what I think of it!

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield

When Leah finally returns after a deep sea mission that ended in catastrophe, her wife Miri knows that something is wrong.

Whatever happened in that vessel stranded on the ocean floor, Leah has carried part of it with her, onto dry land and into their home.

As Miri searches for answers to her wife’s altered state, she must face the possibility that the woman she loves is slipping from her grasp.

This one caught my eye whilst in a bookshop recently and I’ve been looking forward to reading it ever since. It sounds incredible and like it is going to be a weird love story to get hooked into. I’ve seen some amazing reviews for it too so, I cannot wait to give it a read.

The Half-Life of Love by Brianna Bourne

It comes as a twinge, a signal that you’ve reached the exact half point of your life… Flint knows he will die at 16 so he’s never really tried to live. With 6 weeks left, he returns to his hometown with his family, determined to go quietly.

Science-obsessed September interns at the world-renowned Half Life Institute. She has never grieved the death of her younger sister who “half-lifed” the previous year but she is determined to find a cure. Chance brings the two together.

A friendship – and then something more – starts to form. September’s easy warmth gives Flint permission to enjoy his life, and in turn Flint allows September to grieve instead of hiding behind smiles and personas. But time’s running out and Flint hasn’t shared his secret yet – will their connection prove extraordinary enough to last beyond those last few weeks, or is their time together destined to end in heartbreak?

The concept behind this one is what originally had me interested and then I saw it was getting some excellent reviews online. So, I want to read this one very soon. I’m sure it is going to be heart-breaking so I need to prepare myself for that but I’m looking forward to seeing what I think.

There you have it, 5 of the books I want to read soon. What books are you hoping to pick up soon? Let me know in the comments below!

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