Five Books I Need To Read Before We Say Hello To 2019.

Since I disappeared for so long and have been out of the loop for quite some time, I don’t have a clue what new releases are coming out and what books I should be excited about! I have a few books on my TBR that I’ve been dying to read since forever and which I desperately need to read before the end of the year looms any closer

Books I Want To Read

We are officially in the middle of the year and soon we’ll all be sitting in front of the Christmas tree singing Christmas carols, but before that happens there are five books that I desperately want to read! I know that 2019 might still be very far for some people, but with my hectic schedule I really don’t have any idea when I’ll be able to realistically read these books. These five books are all books I’m really excited about and I really hope I can get to them all before the end of the year

From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon — I absolutely adored When Dimple Met Rishi so when I learned that Menon was releasing a new book with the same style of kickass female character I knew I had to add it to my TBR instantly! From Twinkle, With Love follows the story of Twinkle an aspiring filmmaker and wallflower that has stories that she wants to tell the world. This sounds like it will be just as adorable as When Dimple Met Rishi and I honestly can’t ask for more.

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka — So you all know I’m an absolute sucker for books with intriguing synopses and Always Never Yours just sounds too good to pass up! This book follows the story of Megan Harper; the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It’s not a curse or anything, it’s just the way things are. I mean this sounds so good, throw in a love story and some theater nerdiness and I am hooked.

Love & Other Carnivorous Plants by Florence Gonsalves — I love books that cover diverse topics as well as mental illness and Love & Other Carnivorous Plants touches on both! One by one, Danny is losing all the underpinnings of her identity. When she finds herself attracted to an older, edgy girl who she met in rehab for an eating disorder, she finally feels like she might be finding a new sense of self. This sounds like it can be a very interesting book if the diversity is handled correctly, I am really looking forward to seeing if that is the case.

The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde — I have been waiting to read this book since forever! Jen Wilde’s debut novel, Queens of Geek, was my absolute favourite contemporary novel of last year and when I found out that Wilde was releasing a second book I actually squealed. The Brightsiders is the story about a teenage drummer that has to deal with family struggles, the paparazzi and coming out as bisexual, since this is another #ownvoice novel I have zero doubts that The Brightsiders will be nothing short from amazing!

Legendary by Stephanie Garber — Although Caraval wasn’t my favourite read of last year and I expected lots more magic from it, I am still really intrigued to read Legendary. I’m excited to see what Garber has planned for Scarlett and Donatella and I’m really hoping for more magic, mystery and romance in this second installment.

Are any of these books on your TBR?

Have you read any of these books and what were your thoughts?



12 thoughts on “Five Books I Need To Read Before We Say Hello To 2019.

  1. Oh I LOVED Always Never Yours so, SO much, I really hope you’ll get to read it before the year ends. The main character is one of my favorites for sure ❤ I also liked The Brightsiders and can't wait to hear what you think of it 😀
    I also want to read Legendary, even if I wasn't the biggest fan of Caraval, I am still curious to see what will happen in that one!
    Fantastic list, Michelle! ❤ ❤

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    1. Thanks so much, Marie ❤️
      I know that when I get my hands on The Brightsiders that I’m going to devour it! I’m so excited to actually read it. I’m also so happy to hear that you enjoyed Always Never Yours and that it was one of your favourite main characters.

      So happy to be back blogging and so happy we get to comment on each others things again ❤️

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  2. Oh Michelle you had to mention how it will be christmas in a blink of an eye. NOOO 😦 haha!
    I definitely want to read Legendary by the end of the year, I have such high hopes. I think it definitely will be even more magical this time around!

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