6 Books I Recently Added To My ‘Want To Read’ Shelf

Hello and happy Friday you guys! The weekend is getting closer and closer and with the temperatures we’ve been promised (think high 20s to low 30s – degree Celsius that is) I think I might just hide inside and try and get as much reading done as I possible can.

Despite my best efforts to keep my TBR (both physical and digital on Goodreads) as low as possible, I keep finding new books to add to my Not Yet Released Shelf on Goodreads (I seperate released from unreleased titles for my own organization) and it might be getting a bit out of hand again. But that’s okay. They’re mostly end of 2019 or early 2020 releases so I don’t have to think about them just yet. xD

But one book I do keep thinking about is a March 2020 release that I get to be on the street team for (only my second ever! The first being Ace Of Shades’ last year) and get to read early and just, I’m so excited because I loved the author’s first book so, so much and I cannot wait to read more from her and to participate in yelling and promoting her upcoming release.

Now, what book am I actually talking about, you ask? Harley In The Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman! You’ve probably already seen the cover at this point but my blogging hiatus/slump meant that I didn’t get to share it in time – however, I wanted to make sure I gave it a proper shoutout in some way and this post was perfect for that. So, behold:

Harley Milano has dreamed of being a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas, she spends almost every night in the big top watching their lead aerialist perform, wishing with all her soul that she could be up there herself one day.

After a huge fight with her parents, who continue to insist she go to school instead, Harley leaves home, betrays her family and joins the rival traveling circus Maison du Mystère. There, she is thrust into a world that is both brutal and beautiful, where she learns the value of hard work, passion and collaboration. But at the same time, Harley must come to terms with the truth of her family and her past—and reckon with the sacrifices she made and the people she hurt in order to follow her dreams.

(via Goodreads.com)

As soon as we got a synopsis for this book I knew I needed to get my hands on this early if possible and the fact that I get to be on this street team with a bunch of amazing book people means the world to me. We even get early sneak peeks at things and there’s this super stunning art print that has me going all *heart eyes* at it!

I will definitely squeeze in Summer Bird Blue into my reading some time soon too as I haven’t gotten around to it yet (please don’t ask me why, I have no idea) and I want to have read all of the author’s work before diving into her upcoming novel to get the full experience.

Harley In The Sky is book #1 that I’ve added to my TBR, now let’s talk about the other five that I’m equally as excited/curious about!

Crier’s War by Nina Varela

Here’s a book that I wouldn’t even have known about if it wasn’t for someone on Twitter talking about how beautiful the cover is and throwing some buzzwords out there that made sure I would want to read this particular book.

What are those buzzwords you ask? Slow burn romance. Fantasy. Enemies-to-lovers. Plus, it’s a duology so you don’t have to wait years and years to find out how the story wraps up which is always appreciated. But that’s not even the most most exciting part, y’all. It’s a F/F fantasy novel! And we all know we need more F/F rep in our books so I’m super excited we’re getting it here!

I think it’s well established at this point that I suck at summarizing novels, so please make sure you check out the synopsis on Goodreads because trust me, you’ll want to read this book too after that. If you aren’t already hooked from just those buzzwords!

By the way, Crier’s War releases on October 1st, 2019!

As Many Nows As I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl

Here I was, once again browsing NetGalley hoping to find some fun new books to check out when this book’s cover just absolutely drew me in with its beauty. This keeps happening and it’s ridiculous but what can I do? And then I read the synopsis and was hooked even more.

I thought I had a difficult time trying to summarize the previous book but it’s actually even more difficult here because I feel like we don’t get too much from the synopsis but I feel like that might be exactly the way to go here? But just the idea of a story about someone coming to terms with themselves and who they are rather than who they are supposed to be sounds awesome to me and I want to read it. Plus, this is a debut novel and I love finding new authors to love and support, so this is perfect.

As Many Nows As I Can Get releases on August 20th, 2019.

10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon

If you guys saw my Mid Year Book Freakout Tag, you know I love Sandhya Menon books and usually her characters will make it onto my favorite characters list for the year their novels came out, so obviously I had to add Sandhya’s next YA novel to my TBR too – this is even set in the same universe as Dimple and Sweetie’s stories, respectively. We’ve actually already met Pinky in Sweetie’s novel and she seems pretty awesome!

And because all of that hasn’t been reason enough for me to want to read this book, the author included one of my all-time favorite tropes: fake dating. I literally just read and adored a book with the exact same trope (hello Red, White & Royal Blue) and I’m always here for more of it!

Unfortunately for all of us, 10 Things I Hate About Pinky doesn’t come out until spring/summer 2020 but that’s okay. We’ve got 3 full lenght novels to read while we wait!

The Drowning Summer by Christine Lynn Herman

The next book I added is the most recent addition as the author just announced it this week and that’s Christine Lynn Herman’s The Drowning Summer!

You may remember from one of my recent wraps up that I unfortunately didn’t love her debut novel as much as I had hoped I would but I’m sure she’ll improve more with each book and this does sound quite interesting and who am I to say no to that?!

The Drowning Summer features two bisexuals girls who (I’m pretty sure) fall in love with each other and there’s a murder mystery and Gatsby vibes. I haven’t actually seen or read anything Gatsby but I’m still super curious to see what this book has in store for us all!

Once again, unfortunately for all of us, we still have to wait quite a bit until we can get our hands on this book as it doesn’t come out until 2021.

Untitled by Casey McQuiston

For the last book on today’s list, we don’t really have much information at all yet but since I adored the author’s previous release Red, White & Royal Blue I knew I had to add her next one to my TBR too.

And apparently this post has a bit of a theme running through it as this book also features a F/F relationship – that’s half the books on today’s list. I’m super excited to read more F/F relationships because I definitely don’t read enough and want to change that in the future.

Also, there’s apparently a bit of time travel involved in this particular rom-com and I’m super curious to see it play out and see how it’s worked into the story. I did think of a different book for a second when I first read that in the bit of information we have about this book and I truly hope it’s done better here – but I’m sure it’ll be!

What about you guys? Have you added some new books to your TBRs lately and if so, what books? Any you think I’d really enjoy too? Please do let me know in the comments down below – my TBR obviously isn’t long enough yet. xD

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17 thoughts on “6 Books I Recently Added To My ‘Want To Read’ Shelf

  1. omg I am excited about SO MANY books on this list!! Crier’s War sounds super amazing and I can’t wait to read my ARC of it! I’m also ridiculously psyched for Sandhya Menon’s Pinky book; as soon as I met Pinky in Sweetie I knew I needed a book about her.

    Great list, I hope you enjoy all of these books!

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  2. Lovely post, Swetlana! ❤ I hadn't heard about Crier's War until today or yesterday, but good gracious, is that cover stunning! I'm such a sucker for eye candy, and that cover is no exception. After hearing some of those buzz words too, it's made me want to pick it up! Slow burn fantasy with enemies to lovers trope? Hell to the yes! Harley in the Sky sounds like such a marvelous book, and it's reminded me once again that I need to get off my butt and finally read a book by Akemi already! Haha.

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  3. Ahh I’m really excited to read Harley in the sky, I really enjoyed Starfish (I have yet to read Summer Bird Blue, though!) and this one sounds so, so very good and I LOVE that cover, too 🙂
    VERY excited to read more by Casey Mc Quiston just as well, I loved Red, White and Royal Blue so much! 😀

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  4. I NEED THE NEW CASEY MCQUISTON BOOK LIKE I NEED AIR. I don’t even like time travel books but RW&RB was the absolute best thing ever, and I’m always here for f/f rom-coms, so I don’t even care. I’m so impatient I desperately need it to have a release date, at the very least 😭

    And Harley in the Sky is surely also going to be amazing, and I can’t wait!!

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  5. You know I wasn’t loving There’s Something About Sweetie as much as I wanted to, but I am SO READY for 10 Things I Hate About Pinky!!! I really wanted to know more about Pinky and I loved Samir, so this book is a gift to myself and I feel like I could really enjoy it 😍 The Crier’s War also sounds like a really interesting Fantasy, I’ll go check it out! 💗

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