I was a little hesitant this month to do a TBR because of my reading slump last month, but when I saw the amount of books I had sat on my shelf needing reviews, I thought it best to try and get through some of the books. The books I have decided to read this month are easy reads, and nothing too taxing, so hopefully I will manage to work my way through them. I am going away for a few days towards the end of the month, so I plan on finishing all these before I leave.
The book I plan on reading in May are-
Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall
Mike and Verity have a special game. The Crave.
They play it to prove what they already know: that Verity loves Mike. That she needs Mike.
Even though she’s marrying another man.
Now Mike knows that the stakes of their private game are rising.
This time, someone has to die…
As soon as I read the description for this book I knew In had to request it because it sounded so interesting and different to the other thrillers that are currently on sale. I am hoping this is the sort of book that has twists and turns, and keeps my guessing to the very last page.
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet.
But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar, where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester, Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.
It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.
I have had this book sitting only bookshelf for a while now, and I’m in the mood to read a good contemporary story, so hopefully this will be the book I am craving for. I have heard some really positives reviews about this, and I am excited to get round to reading this.
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat – but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mum, and her life is decidedly less privileged. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends – not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. With some messy dynamics emerging in this once tight-knit group of friends, senior year suddenly gets even more complicated for Leah, as she realises she’s falling not for the guy who’s taking her to prom, but for the girl who’s dating her best friend.
I have been waiting for this book for what seems like years. Every since I first read Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, I have waited for a sequel, and now its here I am hesitant to see if it will reach my very high expectations, but judging my early reviews, I don’t have to worry.
Truth Sister by Phil Gilvin
The year is 2149. The Women’s Republic of Anglia seeks to harness forgotten technologies from the time when men ruled the world. Naturals are second-class citizens, while women born through cloning are the true children of the Republic. When Clara Perdue graduates from the prestigious Academy, she is ready to do her part to support the Republic and bring about a better future for all. But when she stumbles on information that the Republic has tried to keep hidden, she begins to realise that the society she has been taught to believe in and trained to defend is not all that it seems.
I was offered the chance to review this title from the publisher and I jumped at the chance. It sounds like a very unique story, set in an interesting world, with a unique main character. I haven’t heard any reviews for this book yet, so I will be going into this book with no expectations, which is very rare.
The Electrical Venus by Julie Mayhew
In a lowly side-show fair in eighteenth-century England, teenager Mim is struggling to find her worth as an act. Not white, but not black enough to be truly exotic, her pet parrot who speaks four languages is a bigger draw than her. But Alex, the one-armed boxer boy, sees her differently. And she, too, feels newly interested in him. But then Dr Fox arrives with his scientific kit for producing ‘electrickery’ Her popularity – and the electric-shocking kisses she can provide for a penny – mean takings are up, slop is off the menu and this spark between her and Fox must surely be love.
This is another book that I haven’t heard too much about in the book community, but it caught my attention when I was offered the opportunity to review this from the publisher. I don’t read many books set in the 18th century, so this will be a welcome change to my usual reads.