Yes I know it’s almost over half way through the month so this post is a bit too late! I made a note on my laptop on my TBR and completely forgot that I didn’t actually post it (my memory is absolute garbaggggggeeeeee).
So here are the books I’ve planned to read this month:
- Upon the Tide by Ryan Jo Summers
I’m still trying out this romance genre thing so naturally when I got an email about this I was like HELL YEAH. Its basically about this fashion designer Pier Kincaid who is your typical workaholic! Her boss forces her to take a break so she heads down to Florida to meet her cousin. BUT hold up, she ends up being targeted by a gang of robbers and killers, and dragged along into this is Kade Wyatt. To escape from this gang, they end up boarding Kades boat. To be honest that’s all I needed to hear, I’m IN. Stranded in the middle of the ocean with a buff guy? Helluuurrr. Having some kind of thriller/crime aspect as well? Helluurr. So naturally I decided to read it as soon as I could…
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
One of my favourite comedians is…. Yup you guessed it Trevor Noah! I was just scrolling through Netgalley and came across this, I literally screamed! I would try and sum it up but I wont be nearly as good as the actual synopsis so here it is: (from Goodreads)
‘Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.
Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother: his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.’
- Heart Born by Terry Maggert
So I haven’t actually listened to an audiobook in a WHILE, so I decided to find something to listen to on my train journey. I skimmed through this synopsis and read just enough to know that I’d be interested, so here’s the synopsis: ( from Goodreads)
‘Her guardian angel was pushed.
Keiron was never meant to be anything other than a hero. Born high above in a place of war and deception, he is Heartborn, a being of purity and goodness in a place where there violence and deceit are just around every corner.
His disappearance will spark a war he cannot see, for Keiron has pierced the light of days to save a girl he has never met, for reasons he cannot understand. Livvy Foster is seventeen, brave, and broken. With half a heart, she bears the scars of a lifetime of pain and little hope of survival.
Until Keiron arrives.
In the middle of a brewing war and Livvy’s failing heart, Keiron will risk everything for Livvy, because a Heartborn’s life can only end in one way: Sacrifice.
Fall with Livvy and Keiron as they seek the truth about her heart, and his power, and what it means to love someone who will give their very life to save you.’
- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
First of all the cover for this book is absolutely STUNNING. I really do love reading cultural fiction and I was OBSESSED with the TV adaptation of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. So when I read in a synopsis that if you enjoyed that classic you’d love this, I just HAD TO!
Here’s the synopsis: ( From Netgalley)
‘On 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol.
But instead of being taken to his usual suite, he is led to an attic room with a window the size of a chessboard. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely.
While Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval, the Count, stripped of the trappings that defined his life, is forced to question what makes us who we are. And with the assistance of a glamorous actress, a cantankerous chef and a very serious child, Rostov unexpectedly discovers a new understanding of both pleasure and purpose.’
My TBR is pretty short, these are my last few weeks in Uni before I get a break so it’s all a bit hectic right now! I’ve also realised that I’ve started reading multiple books at the same time. I don’t know how I feel about it yet, but I will definitely have a post up about soon.
This is completely unrelated but I want to make more discussion type posts, my previous ones ( e.g. discussing the rating system) I really enjoyed making! I am someone who LOVES rambling so these kind of posts just let me get it all out :”D . If you could leave me topic suggestions or questions in the comments what you would be interested in seeing THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL! I’ve had way too much coffee today…