I am currently an exhausted corpse. That is all.
Jk no. But I’m so over university assignments and have no motivation anymore welp.
This is a really random post idea. But I had this ongoing list (as per usual) and I thought LET’S JUST COMPILE INTO A POST. It’s been in drafts for approximately 1000 years and I’m feeling 0 creativity at the moment so we’re just gonna go ahead and post.
There’s not much else to say really HA. I’m a bit of a mess.
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MADE YOU UP BY FRANCESCA ZAPPIA
I absolutely ADORE Francesca Zappia’s second novel Eliza & Her Monsters, it’s like my favourite standalone of all time.
I just… cannot even put into words how hard it hit me. I related to the main character(s) on a whole other level. And it just WOW. IT’S SO GOOD!!
I saw this one at a book sale and immediately bought it because I loved her other book so much. And I’ve actually heard mixed things about this one I think? All I really know is that it has schizophrenia rep, which I’ve never read about before.
We’ll see how it goes I guess?
I WAS BORN FOR THIS BY ALICE OSEMAN
I’ve read like four of Alice’s books so far and have thoroughly loved them all. I read the first two volumes of Heartstopper, the Nick & Charlie ebook and also Radio Silence. They were all so good and Alice is such a cool person.
I love her art style but I think I prefer her novels more, just because they’re like a full story if that makes sense and you understand what I’m even saying??
Probably not. I think she’s a really talented writer and I’ve had this one on my shelf for ages.
I love how all of her contemporary worlds intertwine, I think it’s the coolest when contemporary authors have that. So we’re very excited to read on!! All I know is BOY BANDS and FANDOM CULTURE!!
ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS BY MAGGIE STEFVATER
I,,, have had this book on my shelf for literal years. And I need to get off my butt and JUST. READ. IT. Come on Ruby, we know it sounds weird as heck and you’ll probably seem dumb when you read BUT JUST DO IT.
*insert Nike ad* Incredible.
Honestly, I have no idea what this book is about. Literally nothing. But I do know that I love Maggie’s pretentious writing style.
Wow, I’m bad because that’s literally all I have to say. Go me??
Sorry, we all knew I was a terrible book blogger. Not news to anyone
WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH BY ELIZABETH ACEVEDO
Ouch, I love this cover so much wowee. SHE STUNNING!!
Okay SO. I’ve read The Poet X, which I thoroughly loved and was my first venture into books written in verse. I actually want to reread it because I think that I’d love it more a second time round. But Elizabeth’s third book in verse just came out and I’m SUPER stoked to read, so I really want to get to this one right here before I get my hands on it. But also it sounds so amazing and I’m super pumped.
Apart from all the stellar reviews, all I know is that this book is written in novel format and that’s it’s about a teen mom. It has been AGES since I read a book about a teen mom, literally I think it was when I stumbled upon one at my local library years ago. But also it’s about a CHEF and cooking and just ahhh I’m very pumped.
THE DREADFUL TALE OF PROSPER REDDING BY ALEXANDRA BRACKEN
Tis no secret that I adore The Darkest Minds with my whole heart. I just can’t help myself. And ever since the lovely publisher sent these bad boys my way, I’ve been waiting for a great time to devour them.
I’ve been getting into middle grade recently, and I know these have spooky and have ghosts and all that great stuff. Idk maybe I’ll get to them now because it’s the spooky season. But also who am I kidding, I don’t do tbrs…
Both my younger siblings have already read and thoroughly enjoyed, so I can’t wait to read them. I’ve always loved Alex’s writing style and she’s brilliant at writing loveable characters. I’m READY!!
THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD BY EMILY HENRY
Oh gosh, so since this draft is years old, I debated adding this book because I’d only read one of the author’s books. But that has since changed, as I recently read her adult romance debut Beach Read and ugh FREAKING. ADORED. THAT. BOOK.
So, naturally, I want to drop everything and read anything and everything Emily Henry has written, as well as her favourite books.
This one is her YA debut and frankly, that title alone just very much intrigues me. I don’t know too much about this one, but I don’t like knowing because I’ve found going in blind is the best way to read them. I know that the main character speaks to a ghost though and that it’s magical realism. I’M READY!
CINDER BY MARISSA MEYER
As of now, I’ve only read the first two books in the Renegades trilogy and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself. I’m a sucker for books that have characters with special abilities.
As you probably know. I tend to talk about what I love a lot. Anyways, I still haven’t read this OG series. I feel terrible.
I was never really keen on sci-fi until more recently and now I’m lowkey obsessed, but have FOMO because I haven’t read this yet. I also haven’t read all that many Fairytale retellings, which is something I’d like to change. All I know is that this book has CYBORGS. And there’s ROMANCE.
Sounds like a great time to me amirite?
A VERY LARGE EXPANSE OF SEA BY TAHEREH MAFI
I was SO stoked to read this one when it was coming out, but it arrived in South Africa super late so I haven’t managed to read it yet. I don’t necessarily adore Shatter Me but I do ADORE Tahereh Mafi. Her writing is brilliant and I can’t wait to give this one a go.
I know this book is going to be super personal, which is why I really want to read. And I know her upcoming contemporary book was just announced, which is exciting. Reminded me how behind am I welp.
All I know is that this is about being Muslim in America after 9/11, which I’ve never read about.
So yeah, somebody push me to FINALLY read this.
VICIOUS BY V.E. SCHWAB
I’ve read AND LOVED Victoria’s adult Shades of Magic fantasy trilogy. That last book just BLEW me away and I ADORED it. Unfortunately, her YA book This Savage Song was a bit of a miss for me, and I think I just don’t vibe with the YA writing style. Which is why I have no doubt that I’ll LOVE this one since it’s adult.
Everybody raves about it, and I know it’s about these college boys who experiment on themselves to give themselves powers. Which we’ve already discussed is MY SHIZ! Like hello, this feels like it could be 1000% my thing. Xandra and I are actually planning on buddy reading this one, which is going to be so much fun xx
Also yes this edition is lowkey ugly and I want to pretty one to match my copy of Vengeful lmao
ON THE COME UP BY ANGIE THOMAS
Friends, I was,,, so late to THUG and only read it last year, which I am ashamed to admit. And I have an ARC (though it was sent to me way after the release so) of On The Come Up and I??? Haven’t read it yet.
I did start this book and was LOVING it so I don’t even know why I stopped reading. I think it was exam season or I wasn’t in the mood for contemporary. Either way, I MUST get to this one asap. It’s about rapping, and I hear the audiobook is super good so I may go that route. Anyways, I just NEED to pick it up to seep in the gloriousness!!!
Also, very excited about Angie Thomas’s next book which is like a prequel to THUG about Starr’s father which YES! It’ll be set in the 90s and I’m very excited.
SHADOW AND BONE BY LEIGH BARDUGO
I’m a terrible Leigh fan, I’ve been saying that I’ll get to this series for freaking ever. And have I done that? NO. I ADORE Six of Crows and also Leigh Bardugo as a person. I love her magic system and I also think that I will at least have fun with this series. But aghhh.
Myself Caitlin, and Rhi who’s joining in, have a buddy read planned though don’t know when it’s going to happen welp. But I WILL read them before the show is out. The cast is just so perfect and I CANNOT get over how amazing they are. The theme song just got dropped and I HAVE CHILLS AND AM STILL SCREAMING!! Lowkey have feeling that I’ll love this trilogy more than I might’ve because of them?? Is that even possible? Does that even make sense? Not really. But anyway, I WILL READ THEM IN 2020!!!! MARK MY WORDS!!!
And there’s the list.
Here’s to hoping that I get to these.
*truly takes a shot*
That’s it today for today folks. You are hereby granted permission to scream at me to read these books!!
HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE? WHICH SHOULD I GET TO FIRST? WHAT BOOKS ARE ON YOUR TBR FROM AUTHORS YOU LOVE? I’D LOVE TO KNOW!