Hi friends, I hope all is well! Today I thought I’d talk about some books I’ve added to my TBR recently and why I added them. These aren’t the most recent ones, per se, but they’re ones I wanted to talk about.
The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V. E. Schwab: in all honesty, I’m not the biggest fan of V. E. Schwab’s writing. There’s just something about it that doesn’t totally work for me. But, this sounds amazing. I mean, listen to this blurb:
It’s about a love story between a French girl and the devil over 300 years. She sells her soul for the ability to live forever, and the devil curses her to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Ummm yes please? I am so here for it.
Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough: this honestly doesn’t sound like my usual thing, but that cover. Oh my goodness, it’s so gorgeous. Also, this book takes place in Georgia, which I think is a really cool setting. I’ve also recently been obsessed with books about women going slightly insane, and this seems to fit the bill.
The June Boys by Courtney Stevens: this is about a serial kidnapper, and sounds so weird but also amazing. I’ve mentioned before that I find kidnappings super interesting
(sorry), so this was an immediate TBR add.
Yesterday I Was the Moon by Noor Unnahar: this is a poetry collection that I added because the cover and title are both gorgeous. Hopefully it lives up to those.
Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak: I am obsessed with books like this! Women rising and then falling. idk what it is, but I find them super interesting. And this sounds really cool (and has a pretty pink cover).
The Majesties by Tiffany Tsao: this sounds like the Chinese-Indonesian version of the last book I talked about, which I am here for. Wealthy sisters? With one of them ruining their family name? Yes please?
A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott: my school is doing an Indigenous writers book club, and this is the first book! I’ve definitely already read this by the time this post is going live, but I wanted to highlight it anyway because I’m always trying to raise awareness of Canadian and Indigenous authors. (update: it’s amazing, everyone please read it)
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline: this is a dystopian written by an Canadian Indigenous woman, and it sounds amazing. I also love the cover and am here for Indigenous people being on book covers. I also found this for 30% off at Chapters the other day, and what was I going to do? Say no?
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire: I think Seanan McGuire is brilliant, and this sounds so interesting. Angela from Books and Lala on youtube recommended it and made it sound really good, so I had to add it to my TBR!
What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson: I asked on twitter a while ago for books dealing with the afterlife or existentialism and my pal Rick recommended this one. It sounds so interesting and the idea of a love story across the afterlife and real life sounds so cool.
Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay: small town Northern Canada and failed stars sounds like something I need in my life. I honestly think this was added to my TBR because there was a giveaway for it? But it sounds super interesting.
Bunny by Mona Awad: oh look. Another book about a young woman rising in the social ranks and then (presumably) spiralling. AND it takes place at a university. Also the author was born in Montreal so even though she lives in the US, she counts as Canadian!
Looker by Laura Sims: what’s that? Another book about a woman’s life going to shit when she meets a famous person? Who’d’ve thunk. Also this cover is my recent favourite cover, just look at how gorgeous it is.
Whisper Network by Chandler Baker: this is about a group of women and their boss who has always been sexually inappropriate around them and them trying to take him down, I believe. It sounds super interesting and I cannot wait to read it.
So there’s a list of books I’ve added to my TBR recently! Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Are you planning on reading them? Let me know!