At the beginning of this year, I made a promise to myself that I would never set foot in any bookstore until I’ve conquered the mountain-like piles of “To Be Read” (TBR) books that inhabited my bedroom floor. Had my life depended on me keeping this covenant, I would’ve been dead by now. I have habitually visited my local Barnes and Noble since then, and have walked out with what should’ve been one, but instead, five or more books. Despite the fact that: (1) I probably have too many books at this point, (2) I’m running out of space on my bookshelf, and (3) my bank account is on the verge of depletion, I give you my “I-shouldn’t-have-bought-these-books-and-am-not-sure-when-I’ll-read-them” book haul with a teeny weeny synopsis!
Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
- I don’t usually read guy on guy romance novels, but this book has been getting a lot of buzz on BookTube, so I decided to pick it up. It’s about an American First Son who falls for the Prince of Wale. Interesting.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- I feel like I’m the only one who hasn’t read this book. I’ve heard nothing but great things about it, both on BookTube and Bookstagram. It’s about an aging movie icon who finally comes clean about her life in the spotlight and airs out the details about her scandalous life. I’m getting a Marilyn Monroe vibe with this one.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
- I’ve seen this book before, but I never bothered picking it up until I watched the HBO series. I am so obsessed with the show, so I had to get the book — it’s only fair. This mystery begins with a murder and a bunch of twisted lies between friends.
The Other Woman by Sandie Jones
- I want to read outside my comfort zone, so I decided to buy this thriller. This novel is pretty much your typical “girl meets guy, and guy’s mother is freaking insane” tale.
Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
- This is another popular mention in the BookTube community. I am nervous about this one because I’m picky when it comes to fantasy novels. Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung kills evil men in order to survive. Okay.
Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia
- I’ve never read a graphic novel before, and I’m so excited to start with this one! I think this is the backstory of Raven’s life and how she changed, but we’ll see.
Though I might be late to the party on buying some of these books, the most important takeaway is that I got them. Let me know which book sounds interesting to you or if you’ve already read them!