So I've caught up on my TBR pile again. This means unless I start rereading stuff I have nothing to read and will end up spending my time looking online at all the books I want but can't yet have. Here are a selection of the ones I want the most this month.
Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger
Kody Keplinger returns to the world of The DUFF in this brand-new companion novel! Sonny
Ardmore is an excellent liar. She lies about her dad being in prison.
She lies about her mom kicking her out. And she lies about sneaking into
her best friend's house every night because she has nowhere else to go. Amy Rush might be the only person Sonny shares everything with -- secrets, clothes, even a nemesis named Ryder Cross. Ryder's
the new kid at Hamilton High and everything Sonny and Amy can't stand
-- a prep-school snob. But Ryder has a weakness: Amy. So when Ryder
emails Amy asking her out, the friends see it as a prank opportunity not
to be missed. But without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to
Ryder all night online. And to her horror, she realizes that she might
actually like him. Only there's one small catch: he thinks he's been
talking to Amy. So Sonny comes up with an elaborate scheme to help Ryder
realize that she's the girl he's really wanted all along. Can Sonny lie
her way to the truth, or will all her lies end up costing her both
Ryder and Amy?
There aren't many America authors I actively get excited about. Kody is an exception. I've loved every single one of her books I have read and cannot wait for this.
Spotlight on Sunny by Keris Stainton
A story about
discovering who you are, sorting out friendships and family
relationships, also exploring what it is like to grow up as a Muslim in
After winning a local film competition, Sunny and her
best friends Kitty and Hannah are off to do a film-making course - in
London! Sunny can't believe her dad has let her come on her own (even if
he has asked her to phone every day...) Sunny is loving the film-making
classes and hanging out with their new friend - lovely, funny Will.
Sunny knows that these things don't fit with the future her parents want
for her and she starts to wonder what she really wants. And that's not
even the biggest thing on her mind - there's also the big secret she's
hiding from her best friends...
It is no secret that I adore Keris's books. I am so incredibly excited to get my hands on this.
All that Glitters by Holly Smale
Harriet Manners has
high hopes for the new school year: she's a Sixth Former now, and things
are going to be different. But with Nat busy falling in love at college
and Toby preoccupied with a Top Secret project, Harriet soon discovers
that's not necessarily a good thing...
I love this series and I am so cross that I won't be able to read it this month because I refuse to buy a hardback copy when I could only buy book one and two in paperback. I've literally only just caught up on the 3rd book for precisely that reason. Don't they understand how important it is that books match?
House of Windows by Alexis Casale
hates it when people call him a genius. Sure, he's going to Cambridge
University aged 15, but he says that's just because he works hard. And,
secretly, he only works hard to get some kind of attention from his
workaholic father. Not that his strategy is working. When
he arrives at Cambridge, he finds the work hard and socialising even
harder. Until, that is, he starts to cox for the college rowing crew and
all hell breaks loose..
Alexis is an author I have only recently discovered and I can't wait to read this now. Also I love Cambridge so very excited to read this for that too.
The Lost and Found by Cat Clarke
six-year-old Laurel Logan was abducted, the only witness was her younger
sister. Faith’s childhood was dominated by Laurel’s disappearance –
from her parents’ broken marriage and the constant media attention to
dealing with so-called friends who only ever wanted to talk about her
Thirteen years later, a young woman is
found in the garden of the Logans’ old house, disorientated and
clutching the teddy bear Laurel was last seen with. Laurel is home at
last, safe and sound. Faith always dreamed of getting her sister back,
without ever truly believing it would happen. But a disturbing series of
events leaves Faith increasingly isolated and paranoid, and before long
she begins to wonder if everything that’s lost can be found again…
I honestly couldn't care what this book is about. I want it because Cat wrote it and I am very much certain I will adore it.
PS I still love you by Jenny Han
Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for
him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?
I loved the first book. I fully expect to adore this too.
This is not a love story by Keren David
Kitty dreams of a
beautiful life, but that's impossible in suburban London where her
family is haunted by her father's unexpected death. So when her mum
suggests moving to Amsterdam to try a new life, Kitty doesn't take much
persuading. Will this be her opportunity to make her life picture
In Amsterdam she meets moody, unpredictable Ethan, and
clever, troubled Theo. Two enigmatic boys, who each harbour their own
secrets. In a beautiful city and far from home, Kitty finds herself
falling in love for the first time.
But will love be everything she expected? And will anyone's heart survive?
Another author whose books I adore. Looking forward to this one a lot