Current TBR Pile #19

by - 7:22 PM


Son of a Witch (ayyyy puns) by Gregory Maguire

Right. So y'all know of the musical Wicked, yes? Well, this book - about Elphaba's (possible) son - is the sequel to the book the musical was inspired by. This isn't a super high priority read, but I do want to get to it eventually.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

I think I'm giving John Green a second chance. (Mainly because the cover is cool, and the book is LGBT+.) I know this isn't a very popular book of his, though, and it was cowritten by an author I've only heard bad things about. bUT I STILL WANT TO GIVE IT A TRY.

Give Me a Fast Ship by Tim McGrath

I know I'm a huge nerd, shhhhh. 

I was fortunate enough to get this for my birthday, so I should be reading it soon! 

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

I originally wasn't going to read this book, but Bee's review convinced me. I'm second in queue for at the library, so I hope to get my hands on it in the near future!

We Carry the Sky by McKayla Robbin

I was pretttttty hesitant about reading this at first because it honestly just looks like a copy off of Rupi Kaur's milk and honey. But after reading quite a few samples and previews, I've tentatively decided it looks well-written enough to add to my TBR list. If any of you have read this, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

The Assassin's Curse by Kevin Sands

SEPTEMBER CAN'T GET HERE FAST ENOUGH. I adored Mark of the Plague, and The Blackthorn Key is one of my all-time favorite books. And nOW YOU TELL ME THERE'S A THIRD BOOK?? *AGGRESSIVELY SMASHES THE PREORDER BUTTON*


Let's chat! Have you read any of these books? What books are on your TBR pile? Any upcoming releases you're dying to read? Comment below, and have an awesome day. <3


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  1. A lot of people have recommended Will Grayson to me, but I never got around to reading it. John Green is a bit of a 'meh' author to me, because if i'm honest his books kind of leave me with a feeling of 'okay that's done' instead of mind-blowing awesomeness that others have experienced.

    I'm curious, what have you heard about David Levithian? I saw some of his books the other day at a bookshop with my friend and she was like 'oh he's cool', and I was going to check him out....

    1. Same!

      Every blogger I've ever seen review him has said things like, "I'm only reading this book for Nina LaCour" about the book he coauthored with her and "Unfortunately, this was a typical David Levithan read :(". Two of his books are on my TBR, though, so I'm curious to give him a shot!

      - Ellie

  2. i hope you have better luck with will grayson, will grayson than i did. i've given up on john green entirely at this point. :/
    i haven't read goodbye days but i read the serpent king by the same author last year and absolutely adored it. hopefully someday the tbr pile won't be so bad and i can get to it, because i really enjoyed his writing style.
    most immediately on my tbr pile for may is royal bastards, all the light we cannot see, allegedly, + done dirt cheap. but we both know i'm horrible at set tbrs so if at least half of those are the ones i actually end up reading, it'll be a big surprise xD
    another lovely post, ellie!

    xx a || not gary cooper

    1. HONESTLY I WAS READY TO AS WELL, BUT THEN I LEARNED WGWG IS LGBT+ AND MY INTEREST IN IT IMMEDIATELY SKYROCKETED. I've heard so many fantastic things about The Serpent King, so I'm really excited to finally try out Zentner's work. Thank you!

      - Ellie


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