TBR Highs & Lows #13

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Hey lovelies! 💛✨

I’m here with a spin on the usual version of this meme. In an effort to slowly get back into regular posting, I thought it might be a bit of fun to let you know what I’ve added to my Goodreads tbr so far this month. Hopefully, next week I’ll be back to the meme’s usual formatting – especially because I desperately need to clean out my Goodreads tbr – but let’s dive on in.

The Highs:

Pax Novis // Erica Cameron • A ya sci-fi about a girl who smuggles war orphans on her mother’s cargo ship until supplies, people, even entire ships start mysteriously vanishing, drawing attention to her operation.

By Any Means Necessary // Candice Montgomery 🌸🌷 • YA contemporary about a boy who decision to leave his neighborhood for college becomes even more difficult when the bee farm bequeathed to him by his beloved uncle goes into foreclosure. It’s recommended for Elizabeth Acevedo fans,, which I most certainly am and it has a Black gay mc & Afro-Latino bi li.

Repo Virtual // Corey J. White 🖤 • Queer Aussie author & Tor adult sci-fi. Set in a ‘smart city’ where the corporate elite experience an augemented reality raging with intergalactic (virtual) war until a real-life thief steals the first sentient AI.

Tweet Cute // Emma Lord  🖤 • This is 100% me caving to peer pressure because the early reviews are raving. It’s a na (???) contemporary romance between the people who run the Twitter accounts of rival family businesses. I think. It’s also been recommended to Jenn Bennett fans so.

Opium & Absinthe // Lydia Kang  • “…centered on a wealthy young New York heiress battling a morphine addiction and confronting a series of vampire-like slayings, occurring just after the first publication of Bram Stoker’s DRACULA”.

Afterlove // Tanya Byrne 🌸 • “A ya lesbian love story set in the afterlife.”

The next four are mysteries and thrillers nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards that

  • The Mother-In-Law // Sally Hepworth – family secrets, suspicious death
  • The Chain // Adrian McKinty – kidnapping rings, blackmail, spooky games
  • I’ll Never Tell // Catherine McKenzie – cold cases, family secrets, murder, 20 years later, summer camp
  • The Lost Man // Jane Harper – rural farm, Aussie, murder (?), siblings

Well Met // Jen DeLuca • This was also nominated for the GR Choice Awards. I know Chelsea @ chelseadollingreads loved it and I trust her romance recommendations completely. I think it’s enemies-to-lovers between actors at a Renaissance Fair.

The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One // Amanda Lovelace • Another Choice Award nominee! I don’t read a lot of poetry but I’ve read both of the other collections in the series.

The Novice // Taran Matharu • Everyone and their mother adores this series. It’s a ya fantasy about demons and magic and has Ranger’s Apprentice comparisons so how could I resist? I even managed to find a copy for $2 at the markets so.

Goodbye, Things: On Minimalist Living // Fumino Sasaki • After reading Waste Not, I tried to find some similar titles on the zero-waste lifestyle and minimalism and this was everyone’s go-to rec.

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding & the Meaning of Things // Randy O. Frost & Gail Steketee • This was another popular recommendation. It’s nonfic (w/o the self-help kind of element) explaining the psychology of hoarding disorders from the world’s leading experts. Look at me trying to expand my reading palate.

▷ Let’s Talk

what was the last book you added to your tbr?? any if you’ve read any of my ‘lows’, which would you recommend i make a priority??

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