I moved into a new place this summer, and some of my precious books are still trapped in boxes, waiting for me to find shelf space for them. I may resort to stacking them in the middle of the living room and calling it modern art.
That being said, I do have a special shelf reserved for my TBR, which somehow only seems to get more full. Here are some of my most anticipated reads:
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
An #ownvoices tale of powerful brujas, Latin American traditions, and a Deathday celebration gone terribly wrong? Sign me up.
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
I had the immense pleasure of meeting Frances at the ALA conference this year, and ever since I’ve been dying to read her book about a girl named Faith and this dangerously strange tree.
This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
I’ve actually been lucky enough to read Mackenzi’s forthcoming novel The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, and yes, you should envy me because it is incredible. Now I’m excited to go back and read her debut novel, which is a historical fantasy inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
I know I’m way behind the curve on this one. NO SPOILERS.
Despite my deplorable lack of free time, I have managed to read a few books recently, and I’m in the middle of a couple right now.
Timekeeper by Tara Sim
This one’s out in November and you should keep it on your radar. It’s a dreamy, steamy steampunk tale about a world where time is controlled by clock towers.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I was behind the curve on this one too, but I positively adored it. Simon and Blue have a very special place in my heart. And now we have a film to look forward to!
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
As I write this, I’m still in the middle of this one and desperately avoiding all spoilers. Ever since the last page of Six of Crows, I’ve been dying to get back to Ketterdam and my favorite dastardly thieves.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Why, yes, I am in the middle of two books. That’s my minimum, actually. I’m listening to this audio book on my commute, and most mornings I’m sorely tempted to “accidentally” miss my exit so that I can have a few more minutes with it.