Hello, book lovers! 💕
I know a lot of people are trying to get they’re TBRs down, especially with the end of the year right around the corner and so many new books being published. But I feel like I have been adding more books to my list than I read. But then again, I don’t have nearly as many books on my TBR as some of the people I follow on Goodreads (I think I have 35 at the moment).
But needless to say, I still have many books that I’ve recently added to my list that I want to talk about. They’re ones that I want to get to in the near future, so this is a way of holding me accountable to read them.
So there are 7 books that I’ve added to my TBR in the last 3 months, and a majority of them are ones that I want to get to by the end of the year. Or at least try to. And they’re not all books that have recently been released in the last 3 months, just ones that I have found in the last 3 months that I really want to read at some point.
The first one I added is Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton. Honestly, I know nothing about this book. It was one of the ones I saw on Riley Marie”s BookTube channel back in September where she recommended a bunch of fall books. This was one that interested me at the time.
Reading the synopsis again on Goodreads, I definitely think it’s one that I still want to get to. It has to do with a village that made a bargain with the devil, which kind of reminds me of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab, though this one came out in 2018. It would have been perfect for October, but honestly, I’ll probably pick it up some time in the winter, even if it’s not before the end of the year.
The next book that I recently added to my list is Well Played by Jen DeLuca. I read the first book from this series, Well Met, last summer and really enjoyed it. I didn’t know that it was going to be a series until I heard so many people talking about it. There’s been mixed reviews on it, but I still really want to get to it. I plan on picking it up this month, but I’m going to go into it with low expectations just so I’m not as disappointed if I don’t like this as much as the first book.
I also added The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss to my list around the same time that I added Strange Grace. It was in the same recommendations video that Riley Marie made, and the way that she described it made me really intrigued to pick it up. It’s revolves around famous literary icons whose daughters solve mysteries in a Victorian setting. So there’s Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes, and many others. I haven’t read many of the original stories that the characters are based around, but I’m definitely intrigued. It’s supposed to be really witty and fun. And I’m always down for that.
Another book that I added is Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. This is one that I’ve heard so many great things about, and again would have been great for Halloween. But honestly, it probably could be read at any time. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself because I really want to read it even if it’s not before the end of the year.
From what I know, it’s some kind of ghost story where the main character, Yadriel, summons the wrong ghost that won’t leave until Yadriel helps him. It just sounds really good, and I’m really excited to get to whenever I do manage to read it.
I just realized that a majority of the books on this list were ones that would have been perfect fall/Halloween reads. Not that I can’t read them now, but I really wish I had gotten to them in September or October.
But anyway, the next book I have on my list is When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole. This is a romance thriller, and something that I wouldn’t typically be interested in picking up. But again, I have heard pretty good things about it and figured I’d give it a try. I wound up buying it in paperback, and I plan on reading it at some point this month.
The last two books are the only books that I’ve recently added to my list that don’t fall into the category of fall/Halloween. They’re actually holiday books. And every year around Christmas, I’m looking for some good holiday books that aren’t the cheesy ones that I always find when I Google ‘Christmas books.’ Which isn’t bad if that’s what you’re into, but they’re never really what I’m looking for.
But these are pretty popular ones that I’ve heard good things about and want to try to read in December. Because, at least for me, that’s really the only time of year that I want to read a Christmas-related book. I’m sure I’m in the minority about that, but anyway. The books are In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren and The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler.
I’ve read a few of Christina Lauren’s previous books and have really enjoyed them, so I’m really hoping that I enjoy this one. I hope that it gives me all the Christmas feels and vibes that I’m looking for. I don’t know anything about this book, and I really don’t want to. I want to go into this book pretty blind because I don’t always like to know that much going into a romance; it makes it more interesting.
I have never read any books by Sarah Morgenthaler, but The Tourist Attraction sounds really interesting. I initially heard about this series on dinipandareads‘ blog when she did a WWW Wednesday post and mentioned that she read the Mistletoe & Mr. Right. I’m not sure if I have to read the first one in order to read that one, so I figured I’d read the first one anyway. It seems to have pretty good reviews on Goodreads, so I figured I’d give it a try. If I’m feeling really ambitious, I’ll pick up the second one too in December.
So there you have it. Those are the books that I have recently added to my TBR list. There will most likely be more books added before the end of the year, but as of right now, these are the most recent books. And they’re all ones that I really want to get to in the upcoming months.
Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? Are there any that you think I should make top priority? I’d love to discuss in the comments below!
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