It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a Sunday Stacks. Instead, I introduced y’all to my new kitten, Noodle, and showed you what is currently on my iPhone the past two Sundays. But today I’m back with an updated weekly TBR! This week I’m actually participating in the next unexpected readathon Destiny from Howling Libraries is putting on. She does these every now and then and I love it! They really encourage me to buckle down and get a lot of reading done. Because of this I have a pretty ambitious TBR for the week.
Wow. Wow. Wow. It’s been about three weeks since I finished How it Feels to Float and I honestly haven’t stopped thinking about it. Biz’s story left me breathless and aching in the best way possible. This is seriously one of my favorite books I’ve read so far this year and it’s ranked pretty high up on my list of all time faves too. This novel is an incredible examination of mental illness, friendship, and sexuality. Make sure you read my full review and find the the mini playlist I put together for the book as well.
Even though this was on my TBR for several weeks ago I only finished it last Thursday night. You can read the spotlight I did for it as participation in the blog tour and enter to win a copy of the book. Happy Messy Scary Love had some really great humor in it and this is a perfect quick summer read. I didn’t love it as much as I was hoping, but I’m still glad I was able to read it. I’ll have a full review coming your way within the next few weeks!
I’ve started drowning in review copies, so I never was able to get to Opposite of Always. It’s going to stay high on my TBR though for one of the next times I pick up a book just for funsies.
I requested Birthday quite a while ago on NetGalley and was approved for it this past week. It’s a little stressful since it comes out in less than two weeks, but I’m incredibly excited to read it. Meredith Russo’s If I Was Your Girl hit me real hard when I read it three years ago and I have a feeling Birthday will do the same. I haven’t heard anything but praises for it. Seriously, y’all, on Goodreads it already has 142 ratings with an average rating of 4.5 stars. I’ve never seen that before.
The Boy Next Story is the second book in a series where your favorite literary characters come to life. This one is inspired by Little Women, and while I didn’t love reading that classic I do love the idea of it. This sounds super cute and sweet and I was ecstatic when I saw I was part of the blog tour for it with Fantastic Flying Books. My stop is on May 22, so make sure you come back then to see my review and some of my favorite quotes from the book!
This one is going to look familiar because I’m pretty sure this is the third time I’ve told you that I’m planning on reading Something Like Gravity. I don’t know why it keeps getting pushed off because I loved Amber Smith’s first book, The Way I Used to Be. I think it’s probably because I have an eARC of it, and honestly I tend to gravitate towards physical books. They hold my attention better and I just prefer reading them. This book is going to get read this week though, I swear.
Wonder Woman is on my TBR for the first prompt in my readathon, choose a random book. I asked my husband to go and choose one thing from my unread bookshelf (is there really anything more random than that?) and this is what he came back with. I’m pretty sure I got this as soon as it released two years ago, but I haven’t read it yet because I’ve been too nervous. I love Leigh Bardugo, and I was obsessed with Wonder Woman when I was little, but I’m not convinced I’ll love this.
The second readathon prompt is to read a scary book. I used to watch horror movies all. the. time. when I was younger with my dad, but now I can hardly stomach them for some reason. I get scared way too easily. So now I just stick to creepy books which I still love. An ARC of Devil in Ohio has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years now. The reviews for it aren’t great, but the premise sounds interesting and spooky so I’m looking forward to giving it a shot.
For the final readathon prompt, read a book with more than one author, I’ll be doing my third read of Illuminae. I still haven’t read Obsidio (I know I know….), and by now so much time has passed that I don’t really remember anything that happened previously. It’s rare that I re-read books, but ever since I did my major book unhaul it’s made me want to start. I think I might set a personal goal of re-reading one book every month.
So there is my very ambitious TBR for the week! I really doubt I’ll get all six books read, but I’m staying positive and hopeful about it. What is your favorite recent read and what are you hoping to get to this week? Let me know in the comments and let’s chat!