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Please bear witness to my TBR and hold me accountable 😊

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My TBR has gotten a bit out of hand recently. I stand by the fact that buying books and actually reading those books are two completely separate hobbies.

The two contributing factors to my ever growing TBR are me being busy with school and now uni, and also my new found love of e-books, especially during the sales. These two things do not go hand in hand, hence my current problem.

Today I’m gonna share my current TBR as it stands now and then the plan is to cross them off this list one by one as I read them throughout the year. At least, that’s the plan in theory. I really do want to read all of these so fingers crossed (🤞) I get my shit sorted and actually read these!


ARCs

  • A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee
  • All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman
  • Little Thieves by Margaret Owens
  • The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglas
  • The Monarchs by Danielle Paige & Kass Morgan
  • Monstrous Design by Kat Dunn
  • Josh & Gemma Make a Baby by Sarah Ready
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J Klune
  • Under the Whispering Door by T.J Klune
  • City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn
  • Along for the Ride by Rachel Meinke
  • Flash Fire by T.J Klune

E-Books

  • Women Don’t Owe You Pretty by Florence Given
  • The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
  • Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales
  • Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud
  • XOXO by Axie Cho
  • Hani and Ishi’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
  • The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
  • Afterlove by Tanya Byrne
  • Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan
  • Rent a Boyfriend by Glore Chao
  • Snowflake by Nia Forrester
  • Geekerella Ashley Poston
  • The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
  • The Afterlife of the Party by Marlene Perez
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
  • Beyond the Black Door by A.M Strickland
  • Paperweight by Meg Haston
  • What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
  • Jade City by Fonda Lee
  • The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake
  • Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco
  • Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
  • Ace of Spades by Faridah Abíké-Iyímídé
  • Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
  • Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
  • With Malice by Eileen Cook
  • Not Here to Be Liked by Michelle Quach
  • I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre
  • Sheets by Brenna Thummler
  • Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco
  • Wraith by Mere Joyce
  • The Ravens by Danielle Paige and Kas Morgan
  • Cute Mutants by SJ Whitby
  • Running With Lions by Julian Winters
  • King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
  • Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
  • All Out Anthology
  • The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
  • Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn

Physical Books

  • Loveless by Alice Oseman
  • You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus
  • House of Hollows by Krystal Sutherland
  • Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
  • Anna K by Jenny Lee
  • In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • In Deep Waters by F.T Lukens
  • Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
  • Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
  • A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
  • The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnes
  • A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  • Only Ashes Remain by Rebecca Schaeffer
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers
  • S.T.A.G.S by M.A Bennett

So that is my current TBR in it’s entirety. I’m really gonna try and keep myself under control this year and not go overboard with buying new books. I mean sure I’ll still buy new books, but just not as many, my main focus this year is to really read most of these.

Please keep your fingers crossed for me. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, feel free to yell at me if you notice I’m straying from this plan. The whole point of sharing this is to name and shame myself. Also because there’s something so satisfying about crossing things of lists. I’m hoping that in and of itself is a motivator.

Elli xx

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Blog Tour: Mark of The Wicked by Georgia Bowers

*ARC provided by TBR and Beyond Tours*

Publication Date: August 10th 2021

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Magic always leaves its mark.

All her life, Matilda has been told one thing about her magic: You use only when necessary. But Matilda isn’t interested in being a good witch. She wants revenge and popularity, and to live her life free of consequences, free of the scars that dark magic leaves on her face as a reminder of her misdeeds.

When a spell goes awry and the new boy at school catches her in the act, Matilda thinks her secret might be out. But far from being afraid, Oliver already knows about her magic – and he wants to learn more. As Oliver and Matilda grow closer, bizarre things begin to happen: Animals show up with their throats slashed and odd markings carved into their bodies, a young girl dies mysteriously, and everyone blames Matilda. But she isn’t responsible — at least, not that she can remember. As her magic begins to spin out of control, Matilda must decide for herself what makes a good witch, and discover the truth…before anyone else turns up dead.


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Erm, how did my ARC shelf get like this again??

Howdy people, welcome to my blog :))

I literally said this just the other day but I’m saying it again: late night scrolling on Netgalley is dangerous!! One minute you’re on track to a decent approval rating, the next thing you know your shelf is full of books you didn’t think you’d be accepted for and don’t even really want to read.

Which is why I’ve been avoiding Netgalley after dark like the plague so I can’t even use that excuse for why I have 7 new ARCs on my shelf to read.



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ARC Review: If This Get’s Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley*

Publication Date: December 7th 2021


Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartbreakers in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is straining under the pressures of fame, and Ruben confides in Zach that he’s feeling smothered by management’s pressure to stay in the closet.

On a whirlwind tour through Europe, with both an unrelenting schedule and minimal supervision, Ruben and Zach come to rely on each other more and more, and their already close friendship evolves into a romance. But when they decide they’re ready to tell their fans and live freely, Zach and Ruben start to truly realize that they will never have the support of their management. How can they hold tight to each other when the whole world seems to want to come between them?


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May Wrap Up + 🌸Top 5 books I read this spring🌸

Helloo, happy whatever day it is today. I’m kind of out of school now (its’ complicated) so I don’t focus on what day it is till much later on in the afternoon when I have to remember if I have a driving lesson or shift at work.

Today I’m joining two posts in one: my May wrap up aswell as talking about my favourite books I read this spring.

I was looking at the books I’ve read over the last three months and while I’ve enjoyed a lot of what I’ve read, there’s a lot of entire series and a fair few re-reads, so I think it’d be kind of boring, hence the combination.


May Wrap Up

My TBR for May included 3 books. I knew I was going to be busy with school so I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself to read. I ended up only reading 1 of those books on my TBR but in total I read 8 books this month 😂

Night Owls by Jenn Bennett – Jenn Bennett has become one of my favourite contemporary authors recently. I love her work so much that I’ve read all of her currently published books so when I was in the mood for something quick and easy I decided to re-read Night Owls.

This book follows budding anatomy artist who randomly meets the notorious street artist Jack who has been “defacing” the city left and right and a romance soon blooms.

I love the romance of this one, love how easy it is to read, and especially the focus on different and unique art styles. I’m trying not to re-read too many books but I lowkey want to go back and re-read more of Bennets books.


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I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I read // April Wrap Up

Howdy and hello. Happy Monday, it’s an especially happy Monday because it’s a bank holiday and who doesn’t love a bank holiday??

Today I’m going to be talking about the books I read in April. Overall I read 6 books and got halfway a seventh. I was not expecting to read that much so I’m very happy with that.


Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare – God how is it that I only read Chain of Iron this month? Feels like ages ago.

This is of course, the much anticipated sequel to Chain of Gold, a book I read last year and loved with my whole heart. I was really excited about this book and it was good, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think it lived up to my own expectations.

The eerie, almost horror like vibes of the first book is something I loved and that sadly wasn’t replicated. Plot-wise, I liked the focus on Lucie and Jesse and the James and Cordelia but the cliff-hanger with those two was not for me.


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – I watched this because of the show. What more can I say?

I’m really glad that I picked this book up this month. It was my third time reading Six of Crows but I loved it just as much. I actually went through and picked out my favourite quotes and moments.

I’ve also added this book to the stack of YA books I want my mum to read. I loved this book, I loved the show and if I have time I’m going to re-read Crooked Kingdom in May just to keep the love going.


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arcs I wasn’t expecting to be accepted for + books I forgot to haul :))

I swear to God my memory is getting worse. I literally walked in to the bathroom the other day, forgot why I was there only to get to the kitchen and remember I needed the loo. Now today I go scrolling through my drafts (of which there’s way too many) and come across a book-haul I was in the middle of writing and totally forgot about.

Maybe the fact that I was dropped on my head a few times as a kid is finally catching up to me. Oh well.

Today I’m going to be talking about those books that I got a while ago as well as some of the recent additions to my ARC shelf that I was very pleasantly surprised to be accepted for 😊


Exciting ARCs I wasn’t expecting …

First of all, did anybody else know that NetGalley has a whole ass app now! I got the email about an update and I was like “whatt???” and of course downloaded it straight away so now I have certain arcs for when I’m out and about.


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ARC Review: The One’s We’re Meant to Find by Joan He.

*ARC courtesy of NetGalley*

Publication Date: May 4th 2021


Cee has been trapped on an abandoned island for three years without any recollection of how she arrived, or memories from her life prior. All she knows is that somewhere out there, beyond the horizon, she has a sister named Kay. Determined to find her, Cee devotes her days to building a boat from junk parts scavenged inland, doing everything in her power to survive until the day she gets off the island and reunites with her sister.

In a world apart, 16-year-old STEM prodigy Kasey Mizuhara is also living a life of isolation. The eco-city she calls home is one of eight levitating around the world, built for people who protected the planet―and now need protecting from it. With natural disasters on the rise due to climate change, eco-cities provide clean air, water, and shelter. Their residents, in exchange, must spend at least a third of their time in stasis pods, conducting business virtually whenever possible to reduce their environmental footprint. While Kasey, an introvert and loner, doesn’t mind the lifestyle, her sister Celia hated it. Popular and lovable, Celia much preferred the outside world. But no one could have predicted that Celia would take a boat out to sea, never to return.

Now it’s been three months since Celia’s disappearance, and Kasey has given up hope. Logic says that her sister must be dead. But as the public decries her stance, she starts to second guess herself and decides to retrace Celia’s last steps. Where they’ll lead her, she does not know. Her sister was full of secrets. But Kasey has a secret of her own. 


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I’m drowning in ARCs again … send help // TBR

Howdy. Welcome to my blog. Today I am procrastinating. 👏Yay!👏 Instead of studying for my two exams, I’m going to be talking about the ARCs I currently need to read.

I actually did a post similar this last year and none of them are on my ARC shelf anymore so it seems like naming and shaming myself works.


Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

I’ve been saying I’m going to start this book for days now, its open to the first page on my Kindle and everything but I haven’t had time.

This book is the first of new series following two persecuted twin witches, Emilia and Vittoria. When Vittoria is brutally murdered Emilia seeks vengeance on the killer. Then Emilia meets Wrath, a prince of hell tasked with solving a series of murders and … I’m guessing the two team up??

I didn’t know what to expect when I requested this book. I saw a pretty cover and a plot about witches and said “yes please!”. I’ve since learnt this is by the author of Stalking Jack the Ripper, a series I haven’t read but am interested in, and I’ve seen nothing but good reviews.


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Mini ARC Review: Off Script // Anti Virginity Pact

*I recieved both of these ARCs from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

The Anti Virginity Pact by Katie Wisner

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Publication Date: June 16th 2020

Goodreads Synopsis

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