Current TBR Pile #4


*TBR pile explodes*

Hey, young bloods! Recently I've added a lot of books to my TBR list, primarily a result of coming back from Guatemala and being OVERWHELMED BY ALL THE AWESOME REVIEWS THAT HAPPENED WHEN I WAS GONE. So today, I'll be sharing with you some of the books that have recently been chucked onto my monster of a TBR pile. :)

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valante


This book reminds me so much of The Wizard of Oz! It's a whimsical Victorian-style fairytale my new friend recommended to me, and I'm super pumped to start it. PLUS ISN'T THAT COVER SO GORGEOUS.

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin


I'd seen this book floating around the blogosphere a lot, but it didn't really capture my attention until I read Adi's stunning review of it. I've never even heard of a YA fiction with gender fluid representation before, so I'm immensely excited to read it.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


This is another one I'd seen around the blogosphere, but it wasn't until I read Anna's awesome review that I got interested. Before, I'd just dismissed it as a typical contemporary, but now it sounds really unique!

Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli


This is the result of yet another awesome review by Adi that HAS ME SHIPPING ALREADY. Plus, just like Symptoms, the representation is making me very excite!!!

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur


I've been searching for some new poetry books recently, and this one Michelle recommended looks really good! It's contemporary free verse poetry about heartbreak and healing, and although I usually don't go in for that sort of thing, I sneaked a peek at the contents on Amazon and the poems look amazing.

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga


After a friend mentioned this as being one of her current favorite books, I read the first chapter on Amazon and NOW I MUST FINISH IT. It's super good already!

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Um.

So, somehow I ended up with the majority of these being contemporaries?

*squints suspiciously at computer*

Usually I'm not one for contemporaries, but I guess that'll be changing soon! What's on your TBR pile? Do you have any recommendations for me? Comment below, and remember that you are all very beautiful pickles. <3

Namarië,
Ellie
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28 comments:

  1. I have a massive TBR pile that I need to work through. The Hidden Sea books by A.M. Dellamonica are high up there, and so is The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith. It's so hard to decide what to pick up next when I've got about a billion options...gah. TBR anxiety should not be a thing.

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    1. Those sound really good! Omg, I get that too :)

      - Ellie

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  2. ah, thank you love for sharing some of my reviews! <333
    i'm not usually a contemporary person either, but this year i've found/read a lot of fantastic ones + i think i'm much more open to the genre now.
    i'm currently waiting for my copy of this savage song (v.e. schwab) to come, and it's probably the thing i'm most excited about on my tbr even though i don't have it yet. xD
    my lady jane is another one on the stack that i want to get to soon. it has insanely high reviews + is supposed to be really funny so i'm looking forward to it. ^-^

    xx a || not gary cooper

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    1. No problem, babe!
      Same!
      I feel you, fam.

      - Ellie

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  3. I LOVED Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda. It was such a lovely book and you'll completely fall in love with Simon... hopefully. Also, My Heart and Other Black Holes was really good one.
    I'm currently reading The Raven Boys so this month will be probably dedicated to the Raven Cycle series. And I need to read Cress. :)

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    1. Ahhh, now I'm even more excited to read them!

      - Ellie

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  4. WE WERE LIARS *CUE FIRE WORKS* I FLUCKING LOVED THAT BOOK OKAY THERE'S A HUGE PLOT TWIST BE READY. also i do like my heart and other black holes. depression books are fasinating for me. i'll have to check out the other books. :)) also i love contemporaries.

    xo emily

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    1. OKAY I'LL BE ON HIGH ALERT.
      Thanks for the rec!

      - Ellie

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  5. These all sound wonderful! I loved Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and I hope that you will too ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Now I'm doubly excited to read it!

      - Ellie

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  6. I haven't read Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda yet, but I really want to! I've heard great things about it. My TBR is to finish Glass Sword (for some reason it took ages to come to me in the mail) and read Rebel of the Sands as well, since a lot of people have given it rave reviews. We'll see how it goes! XD

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    1. Those are a couple I've been thinking of reading! I look forward to hearing how you like them :)

      - Ellie

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  7. These all look like very good books. Symptoms of Being Human is one of my favorite books of all time. It has such good representation and I think you'll really like it. My current TBR is an advanced copy about a society where every seven years, everyone looses all their memories, told by the perspective of the one person who has never forgotten.

    Bridgette| A Bit of This and That

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    1. thAT SOUNDS SO GOOD OMG. What's it called?

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  8. These all look super great! I have read the first one, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, and really liked it! It is a weirder one for sure, but I enjoyed it all the same. Let me know what you think of it once you've read it!
    Great post, darlin'. <3 <3

    Sophie xx
    A Lantern In Her Hand
    The Inkpot Girl

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! I'll be sure to tell you :)

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  9. Super cool list. I love your blog.

    -T.
    x

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  10. We Were Liars is super good! :) Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda was also pretty good :)

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    1. Thank you for the recommendations!

      - Ellie

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  11. I've never read any of these... :P Hehe.

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    1. Haha, that makes two of us!

      - Ellie

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  12. wow! That's quite the pile of books! I've been meaning to read My Heart and Other Black Holes.
    I have a pile of like seven books from the library staring at me accusingly. *is terrified*

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    1. IKR I'M TERRIFIED TOO. Plus there are a few books from my last TBR pile post I still haven't gotten to.

      - Ellie

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  13. All of these look good, but the first one sounds particularly awesome.

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    1. I agree! There's nothing like a good old-fashion fantasy :)

      - Ellie

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  14. Great list! Do you have Bookstagram because your photos are en pointe :D

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    1. Thank you!
      Ahhh, no, I don't. I wish xD The photo belongs to @twirlingpages on Instagram.

      - Ellie

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