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Let’s peek at some exciting recent TBR additions!

March 3, 2020

I’ve been missing the TBR Lows & Highs meme lately, so I thought it might be nice to go back through the last couple of months of titles I’ve added to my Goodreads TBR and highlight a few of the most exciting ones!

And by a few, I mean… 30? We’ll make it quick, don’t worry.

(This was only maybe 20% of my TBR additions since my last Lows & Highs post.)

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A Dark and Hollow Star

Sadly this doesn’t come out until next year, but it’s a YA fae book with an f/f main couple and an m/m side couple and loads of mental illness rep and I AM EXCITED 👏

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The Wolf of Oren-Yaro

Honestly, I was sold on this adult fantasy as soon as I heard the MC’s nickname is “Bitch Queen” because, for whatever reason, that sort of thing just… really appeals to me. 😂 It sounds very stabby and fun and dark and I pre-ordered it, so hopefully I’ll get to it very soon!

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A Taste of Her Own Medicine

A romance with own-voices Black rep featuring a 40-year-old heroine and her brand new (and much younger) instructor? I’m super here for this.

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The Flatshare

Do you mean to tell me… there’s an entire book revolving around the “only one bed” trope?!?! (I might have ordered a copy of this immediately after writing this post…)

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Bunny

Apparently this is a weird contemporary/horror crossover about absolutely awful characters, and I haven’t seen almost anyone besides Kayla from BooksAndLala like it… but she made it sound so intriguing?!

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The Year of the Witching

Horror, witchcraft, feminism, and Seanan McGuire raved about it, so how could I not want to read it as soon as humanly possible?

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Star Daughter

This cover… celestial courts… Hindu mythology… *swoon*

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Hollow

I love creepy camera stories 😁

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Look

All I know about this is that it has queer girls and that’s enough for me sometimes

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Something to Talk About

f/f rom-coms! Please!!!

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Darling Rose Gold

I’ve always been fascinated by the real-life story that inspired this book, so even though it’s about to release and I know it was a dumb idea… I miiight have requested this from Edelweiss today 😬

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The Sun Down Motel

I haven’t read anything by this author, but SO MANY people have messaged me to tell me to read this! I have the ebook on hold, but it’s got a 16-week wait, so it’ll be a while. 😬

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Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles

Retellings of horror movies!!! My brand!!

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The Girl and the Stars

This is set in the same world as Red Sister, but Mark Lawrence said you don’t have to read that before this, I think.

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The Bromance Book Club

I wasn’t sure I wanted to read this, but now I’m seeing it EVERYWHERE, so I caved and put a copy on hold at the library. It’s about a group of guys who read romance novels to learn how to make their marriages better. 😂

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Enthralled

Dark romance about a woman who sells herself to a “master”. Sometimes you just need something sleazy. 🤷‍♀️

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What Kind of Girl

Revenge stories against abusers!!! Yes!!!

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Rewind

A thriller about a hotel manager who creeps on his guests via hidden cameras until one of his guests is murdered. *gasp*

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The Sound of Stars

I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews on this lately so I’m not rushing to buy it, but I know it involves a dystopian society, queer rep, aliens, and a secret library, all of which sound pretty cool.

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Cursed

Gimme aaaaaall the dark fairytale retellings~

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These Vengeful Hearts

I think this is a thriller about a girl who wants to get back at the popular kids at school after they hurt her sister? I really just want more dark YA contemporary revenge stories in my life.

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Grown

LOOK AT THIS COVER

LOOK AT IT

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Who I Was with Her

Oh, man. YA contemporary stories with bi girl rep and grief… that’s my shit right there.

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Junk Boy

A queer novel in verse with poverty rep. I never see good poverty rep in YA and it’s something that means a LOT to me on a very personal level, so that alone made me want to read this.

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Among the Beasts & Briars

I’ve had mixed experiences with Poston’s writing, but honestly, I couldn’t NOT add this with how gorgeous it is, and I always love the theme of mysterious animal companions that might not just be animals.

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This is Not a Ghost Story

YA horror, this cover is BEAUTIFUL, and I love haunted house stories where the house is the threat.

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Fury Unleashed

I’m still such a sucker for fallen angel stories 👀

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The Fourth Whore

A woman accidentally releases the demon Lilith, who goes on a homicidal rampage against men. I think. It sounds pretty awesome.

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Night of the Mannequins

A Tor.com novella by SGJ? Featuring mannequins and teen pranks gone wrong? GIMME

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Ice Planet Barbarians

… I’m finally caving and adding the alien smut book.

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Have you read any of these new additions? Let me know what you thought of them! (And let me know if you missed the TBR addition posts, too!)

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7 Comments

  • Reply Kara March 3, 2020 at 11:26 am

    I read The Flatshare, and it really didn’t work for me. It’s clunky and choppy writing and the characters were just boring.

  • Reply evelynreads1 March 3, 2020 at 11:49 am

    I’m really interested in reading the flatshare as well!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

  • Reply foundbetweenthepages87 March 3, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    The Flatshare is on my TBR for this month! I see a lot of new things I need to add, so thanks for that.😂😂 I need to become an immortal so I have time to read everything I want to!

  • Reply melandherbooks March 3, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    I got an ARC of The Year of the Witching and I’m super excited to read it

  • Reply tasya @ the literary huntress March 3, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    i have darling rose gold and bromance book club on my tbr too! they are recent additions as well as i can’t help myself even though my goodreads tbr is already overflowing with books xD

  • Reply ashley @ socially awkward bookworm March 8, 2020 at 9:19 am

    You added so many great looking books to your TBR recently. I have quite a few of these on my TBR. I’ve been seeing The Bromance Book Club around so much and have always been on the fence about reading it, but I found it at a used bookstore last month and couldn’t pass it up. I read Darling Rose Gold and it was pretty good. I’ve always been interested in the real story that inspired the book as well and this was a nice little twist on the real story.

  • Reply Use Your Words April 2, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    I added too many books to my TBR because of this post.

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