So where I’m from we only have two seasons (wet and dry) but I love spring in places that have it! Today I thought I would share with you guys some books that recently arrived in the mail that I’m super excited to read. I’ve been wanting to read these for a while now and I’m just so jazzed that, school permitting, I can delve into them immediately!
First off, we’ve got:
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
“Crossing worlds, killing royals, saving cities. The marks of every good courtship.”
I don’t think you guys need a synopsis for this one hahaha. I’m so glad this is part of a trilogy and I get to continue following these characters around. I’m so, so ready to read this book. I need more Kell, Rhy and Lila time and I’ve heard this second book is even better than ADSOM so I am READY!
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
“Life is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day, a single moment comes along to define every second that comes after. Such moments are tests of courage, of strength.”
I’ve heard such good things about this book and I think that it’s about time I get in on all of the hype! I haven’t read anything by Tahir before but I’ve heard great things so I’m excited to see what this book holds.
The Islanders by Christopher Priest
“The Dream Archipelago is a vast network of islands. The names of the islands are different depending on who you talk to, their very locations seem to twist and shift. A tale of murder, artistic rivalry and literary trickery; a Chinese puzzle of a novel where nothing is quite what it seems.”
I love the film Prestige (based off of one of Priest’s books) and any story that’s so complex that I’m unlikely to figure it out the first time I hear/see it. From what I’ve seen of the reviews for this book, The Islanders is insanely tricky and I’m incredibly excited to read it.
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
“Na razrusha’ya. I am not ruined. E’ya razrushost. I am ruination.”
I’ve heard that this is an epic conclusion to the Grisha trilogy and while I’m excited to read it, it’s also the last Bardugo book I’ll read until she publishes another one, which makes me sad. There were a few spoilers in Crooked Kingdom but I’m sure I’ll still love Ruin & Rising.
Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
Not Your Sidekick follows Jessica, the powerless daughter of ‘super’ powerful (get it?) parents as she finds herself interning for a villain, with the added bonus of getting closer to her crush. I wasn’t entirely sure if this was a book or comic despite reading many reviews of it (it’s a book) but I’m equally excited to start it. LGBT characters! Superheroes and super villains! Yes please!
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
Everything Leads to You is about a young set designer named Emi and her fun, quirky love story. I’m not usually one for contemporaries but this one sounds so cute and I’ve heard so many good things about it.
“Because in the conversation beneath this one, what we’re really saying is I am an imperfect person. Here are my failures. Do you want me anyway?”
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins
This book follows the Women’s Rights movement from 1960 to 2008, covering politics, pop culture, sex, family, and work. I’m typically not too keen on reading nonfiction in my downtime but this one seems pretty important to me.
So what do you guys think? Have you read any of these and what were your thoughts on them? Can you give me any new book suggestions to help fuel my unhealthy book buying habits? And what books are on you TBR shelf?