Friday, February 3, 2017
Hello there nerdlings!
It's 5 Fandom Friday!!! This week we're talking about our TBR (to-be-read) piles. As I am so incredibly busy all the time, I am super behind on books that I want to read. As you can imagine, my list is insanely long. Since I rarely have time to keep up with newer releases, I typically keep up through Booktube blogger reviews. So most of these books are releases from years past that I can't wait to check out.
5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
This is the most recently released book on my list, having come out last month. I have heard so many book bloggers raving about this book and the premise sounds incredible. Scarlett and her sister Tella have dreams of attending the week-long game of Caraval, a mysterious game of legends. After finally receiving their invitations, they attend only for Tella to get kidnapped. Scarlett struggles with the hopes that Caraval is only a game, though she may not be prepared to play. This book sounds amazing and I can't wait to start it. However, I may want to read the next book on my list before I begin, as I hear it is pretty similar.
4. The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern
A circus that arrives without warning and vanishes without a trace. This book sounds super mysterious and I have avoided reading too many reviews for it just because it seems like every review has a spoiler. I hear it's less focused on the mystery of the circus and more on the players, but I've always been a fan of creepy circuses, mysteries, and magic. I can't wait to read this one as it is currently tempting me from my Kindle.
3. This is Our Story by Ashley Elston
I have to thank Kristin for this recommendation because she's been recommending it on her channel for about a month and it sounds so interesting!! Another mystery, this time about a group of 5 boys who, after a hunting trip, come out as group of 4. None of the boys will say what happened but Kate, the new intern at the DA office, isn't about to let them go that easy. What really happened to the 5th boy, and is Kate really prepared to find out? I know I am and I can't wait to pick up this book!
2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I feel like I'm the only person on the planet who has yet to read this book. With recommendations by pretty much everyone, including my best friend Cassie, I have to check this book out. This book follows a fangirl named Cath who has to go through her first year of college, no longer accompanied by her twin. Wren, her sister, is ready to leave the fandom behind and embrace college life, but Cath is just not too hopeful. I actually started reading it today between classes and I'm already really into it. I'm only a few pages in, hence the TBR status, however as a fellow fangirl of most things, I can't wait to delve deeper in this story. The synopsis really spoke to me because when I came to college and left my entire life 9 hours away, I took to my fandoms to keep me sane. I'm excited to see what Cath chooses to do.
1. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
This book won't come out until May of this year but I'm already so freaking excited for it. I'm a huge fan of the Breakfast Club and this book sounds pretty similar. 5 students enter detention, 4 leave and of course, no one wants to talk. This book also sounds very similar to One of Us is Lying, but I can't get enough of weird high school mysteries. The 5 students all share the same stereotypical characteristics of the Breakfast Club characters: brain, beauty, outcast, jock, and criminal. There is an added twist though, as the outcast also happens to run a super high-profile gossip app and plans to release huge news on his detention buddies. Everyone has a motive, but who did the deed?
Those are just some of the books on my TBR! Have you read any of them? Are you excited to check any out? Let's chat in the comments!
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