So, I wasn’t be able to go to my local Friends of the Library sale last month (and I am SUPER bummed), but I did pick up these new reads in the last month from the Barnes & Noble #BookHaul and from Book of the Month Club and I’m very excited to get through my books on deck to get to these! There are also a few ARCs I’ll be reading and reviewing this month too.
First up is My Summer of Love and Limoncelloby Sue Roberts. It’s a story about heartbreak, whirlwind adventures, and second chance love. Who wouldn’t love an Italian summer love? (Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture Publishing for providing this eARC.) Next up isThe Other Side by Sarah Hocut. This is a story of a girl trying to save a historic ice cream shop and includes a possible rival love interest. Count me in. (Thanks to NetGalley for providing this eARC.)
Books on the Shelf
I was really excited to pick up a few of these reads! I’m looking forward to diving into these reads and losing myself in new (or old) worlds.
I am beyond excited to read Black Leopard, Red Wolf. It’s been getting so much buzz lately, I can’t wait to join the conversation! But, honestly, give me any fantasy set in Africa and I’m here for it. I first heard of Three Dark Crowns from another blogger (I cannot for the life of me remember who!) and so when I saw it on sale, I had to grab it. Of course, I’m a sucker for magical series, fights for thrones, and fantasy. What more can I want here?
Next are The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King. Again, I’ve been seeing so many bookstagrammers talk about this series and I can’t wait to see what all the hype is about. I am a sucker for anything fae, so this series seems right up my alley.
To break up all the dark fantasy reads, there’s The Proposal. Lately, I’ve been really into romance, which is totally not normal for me, but I’m taking it in stride by picking this read through Book of the Month as well as On the Come Up. Both are written by women of color and both have had great reviews recently!
I’m SUPER excited to read Pride – it’s a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in Brooklyn and starring all characters of color. Count me in! I’ll admit, I bought Girls of Paper and Fire mainly because the cover was so interesting. But, once I read the description I was further intrigued. I love a good forbidden/unexpected love in a dark place trope!
Once again, I chose another book because of it’s cover: Courting Darkness. I like pretty books and I cannot lie! But, I also remember seeing this book pop up a time or two on my feed so I figured I’d check it out for myself. Lastly, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm was a must have for me! The Inheritance Cycle is one of my all time favorite book series (I refuse to speak on that awful movie, Eragon) and I am so excited to return to the world of Alagaësia, even for just a short while.
Be on the lookout for my reviews of these books over the next few months. I’m just coming out of a three week reading block (reading 7 books at once put me into a book coma and I’m just starting to feel ready to read again!) so I doubt I’ll read them all this month.
If you’ve read any of these or want to read them, let me know your thoughts!