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Today I am naming and shaming … myself.
Netgalley is a holy sight of amazingness allowing book lovers and reviewers early access to upcoming releases and I use it often. I’ve been using the site for about two years now. At the start I was doing really well at keeping up with what I requested but then a book slump hit and I kept requesting things and not reading leading to a whole lot of ARCs on my TBR left to read.
I figured today I’d share the books that are my top priority to read. These are the books with the most recent release dates unlike some others which have been on standby for over a year now.
I feel like if I read the newer releases it will motivate me to read the more backlist novels too.
The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons
Welcome to Vale Hall, the school for aspiring con artists
This story follows Brynn who runs cons on unsuspecting rich kids to save up for college and is then recruited to Vale Hall, a school for conartists. I’m actually currently reading this, I’m 31% of the way through. Nothing major has happened just yet but I’m starting to see signs that I could really enjoy this.
Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson & Ellen Hagan
A stirring and unputdownable read about what it means to be a woman today
This is one of two that I requested the other day in my moment of weakness but how could I resist? This is said to be perfect for fans of The Hate U Give which I really enjoyed and follows two girls who decide to start a Women’s Rights Club at their ‘progressive’ high school. I think this is probably going to be the next one I pick up and I’m looking forward to it.
Merlin’s Shakespeare by Carol Anne Douglas
Beth has magical powers, but will she learn how to use them in time?
And here we have book number 2 of my moment of weakness. I don’t know what it’s about exactly but the title seems intriguing. I’m not expecting this to be anything amazing but I’m hoping it will be entertaining. Also it features the wizard Merlin and I want more of that.
The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess
Victoria Parker knew her dad’s behavior toward her was a little unusual, but she convinced herself everything was fine—until she found herself locked out of the house at 3:00 a.m., surrounded by flashing police lights.
I’m not sure what this is about exactly but the cover is beautiful! And it has high ratings on Goodreads. It seems like it’s going to be an emotional read.
You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things.
At first glance this doesn’t seem like something that would interest me. I’m not a huge fan of romance novels or country music but I’m thinking I might like this and I find myself excited to read it. It seems like it has some tropes I might enjoy: badboy Rockstar who might not be all that bad being the main one.
The Leading Edge of Now by Marci Lyn Curtis
People say the truth will set you free, but Grace isn’t sure about that.
Again with the BEAUTIFUL cover! And also with the vague synopsis. I believe this is some sort of mystery novel about a girl called Grace who’s sent to live with an uncle months after her fathers death. I’m hoping the amazing cover reflects an amazing story.
So those are six of top priority Arcs. There are more but these are what I’m focusing on for the time being, I’m hoping I can fly through these and enjoy them.