books i can’t wait to read: exploring my phyiscal tbr, ep. 2


๐Ÿ…›๐Ÿ…”๐Ÿ…ฃ’๐Ÿ…ข ๐Ÿ…–๐Ÿ…”๐Ÿ…ฃ ๐Ÿ…ก๐Ÿ…ž๐Ÿ…œ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…ฃ๐Ÿ…˜๐Ÿ…’

Hi friends! How are you? What have you been reading recently?

The first post in this blog series where I explore my physical tbr went so freaking well (thank you for the support and comments!), I wanted to quickly get to part two!

This year has reignited my love for romance and happy endings. I love reading romance as a palate cleanser as I know that I will have a fun time reading any romance book on my shelf. Well, you would hope so haha. But I’ve been reading romance more often because I desperately need to feel cozy and warm and as though I do have a heart. There is something so heartwarming and wonderful about reading a great love story with awesome characters and epic tension and build up.

LET’S GET INTO IT I’M PSYCHED!


๐Ÿ…—๐Ÿ…˜๐Ÿ…ข๐Ÿ…ฃ๐Ÿ…ž๐Ÿ…ก๐Ÿ…˜๐Ÿ…’๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…› ๐Ÿ…ก๐Ÿ…ž๐Ÿ…œ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…’๐Ÿ…”

I don’t have many historical romance, but enough that they need there own little section! My most recent purchase actually was a historical romance novel. I think it’s also a historical fantasy romance? ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’๐’‡ ๐’‚ ๐‘บ๐’๐’–๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐‘ถ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’‚ ๐‘จ๐’•๐’˜๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’“ is about a young woman cursed by a faerie who, for some reason, then joins up with some dude (who I’m pretty sure has some sort of title, like Lord or Duke) to help break her curse.

As you know, I love going into books not knowing that much about them – it adds some fun, some spice to the reading experience. I need to find spice somewhere. Let me live. Anyway, I heard somewhere on the grapevine that this might be some sort of retelling of Pride and Prejudice? Or some sort of Jane Austen re-imagining. I am not too sure if that is correct though, so don’t help me to it!


The next two historical romance novels are part of a historical romance series! They are ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘พ๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’‚ ๐‘บ๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’†๐’•๐’š ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’…๐’š ๐‘บ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’“๐’†๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’–๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’๐’•๐’๐’†๐’˜๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’ ๐‘พ๐’Š๐’•๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐‘ฐ๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’‚ ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’๐’•๐’๐’. I just want to read about badass women falling in love with badass men! Is that too much to ask for?! I think not.

Also, how goddamn gorgeous are these covers? The vibes are literally immaculate. Oh, I cannot wait to read these two. I am just expecting to have the best time reading these.


๐Ÿ…’๐Ÿ…ž๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…ฃ๐Ÿ…”๐Ÿ…œ๐Ÿ…Ÿ๐Ÿ…ž๐Ÿ…ก๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…ก๐Ÿ…จ ๐Ÿ…ก๐Ÿ…ž๐Ÿ…œ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…’๐Ÿ…”

A spontaneous addition to my physical tbr was ๐‘พ๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐‘จ๐’๐’†๐’™๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’“๐’Š๐’‚ ๐‘ฉ๐’†๐’๐’๐’†๐’‡๐’๐’†๐’–๐’“. This is a Pride and Prejudice re-telling, which I didn’t actually know prior to my spontaneous purhcase, about two young women who are set up on a blind date by Darcy’s sister. But Darcy lies to her brother about the date, claiming that it was great in order to stop her brother from being all up in her business about her dating life, or lackthereof. I think we have sort of enemies-to-lovers, fake dating romance and I am so freaking excited. I also heard that this has great bisexual representation! For the win!

A booktok darling, I quickly purchased ๐‘จ๐’๐’๐’๐’† ๐‘พ๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’€๐’๐’– ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฌ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐‘ถ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’† ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† before it disappeared into the ether (heh) as it just got sold to a traditional publishing house and will be released later this year. All I know is that this is a love story between two people who collide with eachother. It is a study in complicated relationships, of love being the best thing or the worst thing to happen to you. I don’t necessarily think this is a happy ending type of romance, but it sounds freaking intense and I hope the hype is true for this one.

One of my anticipated releases of the year! ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ณ๐’†๐’”๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐’‚’๐’” ๐‘ฎ๐’–๐’Š๐’…๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’„ ๐‘บ๐’„๐’‰๐’๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐‘บ๐’๐’๐’๐’“๐’‚ ๐‘น๐’†๐’š๐’†๐’” is a young adult queer romance novel. I have been staying away from contemporary young adult novels but this one, ticks all of my boxes. A coming-of-age queer romance, about 16 year old Yamilet Flores, who gets outed by her ex-best friend to her whole school. Thus, she moves to a new school, a Catholic school, where she is going to do all she can to ensure no one knows that she is gay. Romance ensues with a side of religious trauma and family expectations.

Another booktok and booktube darling is ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐‘ณ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐‘ฌ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’š ๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’๐’“๐’š. Now, I have read ๐‘ฌ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’š ๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’๐’“๐’š’s two previous adult romane novels and I thought You and Me on Vacation was good, Beach Read was meh – so I’m hoping that ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐‘ณ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’” blows me away. As an older sister, I’ve been told that this is going to resonate quite deeply with me and possibly make me emotional. Bring it on.

And lastly, I have another new 2022 release and that is ๐’€๐’๐’– ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’…๐’† ๐’‚ ๐‘ญ๐’๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘พ๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’€๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐‘ฉ๐’†๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐‘จ๐’Œ๐’˜๐’‚๐’†๐’Œ๐’Š ๐‘ฌ๐’Ž๐’†๐’›๐’Š. I have read one novel from Emezi and that was The Death of Vivek Oji which was such an intensly emotional read that I didn’t know how to feel about it. This novel is something slightly different from ๐‘ฌ๐’Ž๐’†๐’›๐’Š as I think this is the first romance novel they have written. I have either heard incredible things about this book or mediocre things – I feel like this is quite a divisive love story and I am interested to see how I feel about it.


So, have you read any of these? What did you think about them? Without spoilers, please let me know!

And that’s it for today, friends.

Until next time, happy reading!

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All the love,

allie

xx


๐“ฝ๐”€๐“ฒ๐“ฝ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ป

๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ช๐“ฐ๐“ป๐“ช๐“ถ

๐“ฐ๐“ธ๐“ธ๐“ญ๐“ป๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ญ๐“ผ

๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ธ๐“ป๐”‚๐“ฐ๐“ป๐“ช๐“น๐“ฑ


4 thoughts on “books i can’t wait to read: exploring my phyiscal tbr, ep. 2

  1. Book Lovers was SO, SO GOOD. I posted a review for it on Friday, actually. It blew me out of the water, and I did have high expectations after everyone raving about it! I bought Half a Soul two weekends ago, because Orbit was kind enough to send me a copy of the second book in the series. I need to get around to reading them!!

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    1. OMG okay i need to read book lovers asap!! I WILL HAVE TO READ YOUR REVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!! ive preordered the sequel of Half a Soul and i cannot wait!! i think it might be sapphic??? xx

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