Back in February I was inspired by Emily from Midwestern Book Nerd to share some of my recent additions to my want to read shelf on Goodreads. It was a fun post to do, and since it’s been a bit since the last one, I thought I’d do it again! Last time I shared the last ten additions, but this time I’ll be sharing the last five.
Middle grade graphic novels are some of my favorite things! I’ve been thinking about reading something by Terri Libenson, but just haven’t done it yet. When I read the description for her newest graphic novel, Just Jaime, I knew this was where I needed to start. The synopsis for this one clicked with me more than her others, so I’m hoping it will be a good place to start!
I enjoyed Tiny Pretty Things that Sona Charaipotra co-authored with Dhonielle Clayton so I’m looking forward to giving her first solo novel, Symptoms of a Heart Break a try. In all honestly, I’m a little nervous about it just because medical things can cause me a lot of anxiety and not good feelings after what I’ve been through with my son. Before all of that happened though, this is a story that would have been right up my alley, so I still want to read it.
This would be my third Robin Benway book to read. I’ve enjoyed both Emmy & Oliver and Audrey, Wait!, but for some reason haven’t picked up Far from the Tree yet. As much as I love discovering all the exciting upcoming books, I might enjoy finding new backlist titles to read even more. There’s just something so special about a book that’s been in the world for a while but I’m just now finding and reading.
The Hive is actually one I’m feeling a little iffy about. The premise sounds interesting enough but also incredibly cringeworthy. Dystopian novels set in the not so distant future can be exciting and fascinating, but it seems like it can also be really easy to mess them up. I’m crossing my fingers this will be a good one, but I haven’t read anything by Barry Lyga yet so I don’t have any knowledge of his previous works to base my hopes on.
The cover for Girls of July is seriously making me feel all the heart eye emojis. It’s just so beautiful. I’m also a sucker for books about a girl group that are actually friends instead of completely hating each other for no reason and I’m hoping that’s what this is going to be. I also remember when Beastly came out and all my reader friends, me included, thought it was the best book to ever come out. So, yeah, I’ll give Alex Flinn another try.
What is the last book you added to your ever growing Goodreads TBR? Is this a feature you’d like to see more of – maybe once or twice a month? Let me know in the comments!