Hello Bookworms, throughout the past year, my reading habits have varied a little, and so have the books I’ve now prioritized on my tbr. I’ve never been one to set a strict tbr(I could never follow it), so I view my tbr as more of a “bucket list” of books I need to read in my lifetime. The books I’ve highlighted in this post are simply a few books I want to get too soon, whether this month or this year; my current mood is leaning towards these!
I typically end up reading more than one book at a time- I find I do NOT have the patience for one book…and it’s simply the reality of reading on my kobo and physically. I honestly love doing that; since I don’t’ exclusively read one genre, I can balance a few books at once and pick depending on which book I’m enjoying the most! Coming out of my mini-slump, romances, and fantasy books, ones I can get easily lost in, is something I’m LOOKING for when organizing my tbr, and compiling my current one. I find that although literary fiction is one of my absolute favourite genres when my brain is a little slower with reading, it’s so much more difficult to be engaged with the story.
I’ve had this book on my tbr for almost a year now, and every time I’m in the mood to read a romance, I do, in fact, conveniently skip over it. But, there’s just something about it, maybe that my friends that do love it won’t stop raving about it, or all the reviews I’ve read are AMAZING.
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. (Goodreads)
Yes, yes…I believe it’s finally time for me to read this series finally. Finally, I’m ready…(tears are forming in my eyes, guys). This is a YA fantasy, which nowadays is something I don’t enjoy reading quite often, but with my current mood, if I get sucked into this one, I know I’ll get obsessed.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy. (Goodreads)
The title says it all really. Five stars without even opening it, I just know it.
In this sparkling essay, as mischievous and provocative as it is urgent and serious, Pauline Harmange interrogates modern attitudes to feminism and makes a rallying cry for women to find a greater love for each other – and themselves. (Goodreads)
Everything I’ve read by this author, I’ve adored. He is such a talented writer, storyteller, and his nonfiction books are simply brilliant. So delighted to see what new information this one holds.
Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill.
Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is a book that, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, places Jonathan Safran Foer “at the table with our greatest philosophers.” (Goodreads)
I’ve had this one in my possession for a few months, although it’s hilarious to admit that a book can intimate someone. I am. I am terrified I won’t love this one, and that SCARES ME SO MUCH. But I’m afraid I have to get over it; time is running out, people.
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child – not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power – the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. (Goodreads)
Am I ever not reading about greek mythology? The answer is no. Another BEAUTIFUL book I need to stop hiding from. Maybe one day I will outgrow my tendency to be scared of paper…maybe…just maybe.
Achilles, “the best of all the Greeks,” son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods’ wrath. (Goodreads)
And two special features: I had asked for some particularly horrible romances to get me out of my weird reading mood and my besties Chey and Emily delivered. Absolutely cannot wait, some horrific smut and terrible plotlines await me!