My TBR is a massive shelf of around 50 books at the moment. It’s quite daunting really. So I thought I would go through the ones that I’m most looking forward to reading in the next few months.
1. The Possession of Mr Cave – Matt Haig
After a long chain of tragedies, Terrence is left with just one daughter and will do anything to keep her safe. Terrence lost his wife and one of his daughters, leaving just him and Bryony.
I picked this one up because I absolutely love Matt Haig. It’s one of his older books that I haven’t really heard much about, and it’s been sat on my TBR since Christmas now, but I really can’t wait to read it. It’s only a short book, so I’m thinking of saving it for when I go on holiday.
2. Anybody Out There – Marian Keyes
Something has driven Anna Walsh away from her happy life where she has everything – a glamorous career, loving husband, and a home. But why?
After picking up The Woman Who Stole My Life, I’m really into Marian Keyes. I found this one in Oxfam so I treated myself. It’s been on my TBR shelf for a few months, just because I know I can’t focus enough to read a long book right now.
3. More Than This – Patrick Ness
Seth drowned… but is somehow alive. And alone. The place he used to live in is abandoned and empty. He remembers dying, but somehow he’s there.
I bought this one last year on holiday and started reading it, then sort of forgot about it and gave up reading part-way through. It seems so good, and I can remember enjoying the parts I did read, I just don’t know why I didn’t finish it. I’m definitely going to read it this year, though, and I look forward to it.
4. Handle With Care – Jodi Picoult
Willow has Brittle Bone Disease, and sometimes the breaks can look like abuse, but they’re not. After her family goes on holiday and ends up getting split up because doctors think her parents are abusing her, her parents realise something needs to be done.
Like everyone else, I loved My Sister’s Keeper and since this one sounded so much like it, I couldn’t help myself. It seems like I thought this twice since I accidentally bought it twice, both times from the same Oxfam! Handle With Care sounds like it’s going to be a very deep read, much like Picoult’s other works, and it’s one I’m going to have to give time to.
5. One Hundred Names – Cecelia Ahern
Kitty is a journalist who makes a mistake and finds herself in the middle of a scandal. She is given one last chance to change her fortune by writing a tribute to her late mentor and boss from a list of one hundred names she left her.
Everyone knows how much I love Cecelia Ahern. I can’t even remember how long ago it was that I bought this one from a charity shop, and I honestly don’t know how I’ve managed to resist reading it for so long. I really need to read more Cecelia Ahern to get me out of the bit of a reading slump I’ve found myself in lately so it won’t be long before I pick this one up.
6. The Note – Zoe Folbigg
When Maya sees The One on a train, she knows her life will never be the same. It takes plenty of missed chances before she realises what she has to do.
This one was on the 3 for £10 offer on Amazon and it was one I hadn’t been sure whether to get or not for ages. So I caved and bought it. It’s one of my most recent purchases that I know will be a warm snuggly romance so I’m saving it for a rainy day.
7. The Fandom – Anna Day
At Comic-Con, somehow Violet and her friends find themselves part of their favourite story and accidentally kill the hero. Violet must get the plot back on track, it’s the only way to survive.
It sounds a lot like Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl crossed with Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer’s Between the Lines. All in all, it’s the perfect book for me. I’ve been interested in it since it first came out and finally bought it the other week, and I really can’t wait to start it!
8. Silver Bay – Jojo Moyes
Silver Bay is lovely – its quiet, safe, tight-knit. That’s why Liza chose to live there. It lets her escape her past and gives her young daughter the safety and freedom she needs. Until a man turns up who could destroy everything Liza has built up.
Yet another charity shop find, this has been on my TBR for a year now. I love Jojo Moyes and really can’t wait to finally get around to read it. It seems like a lovely snuggly read and it will probably come on holiday with me this year as a nice quick little read.
9. Fated – Alyson Noël
For Daire Santos, strange happenings are normal. She sees things – glowing people, animals following her, and crows mocking her around every corner. She goes to live with her grandmother in New Mexico after her mother worries she’s suffering from a breakdown, where she finds out what is really happening to her.
I borrowed this one from my sister a few years ago and read a few pages then put it back down again. Now I’m starting to enjoy reading fantasy for the first time, I find the idea of this one really exciting. I’ve heard so many good things about Alyson Noël so I feel like this is a really good starting point for me to get into reading fantasy properly.
10. The Secrets of Villa Rosso – Linn B. Halton
Ellie Maddison loves her job. She’s been sent to Southern Italy on a business trip, staying in a beautiful villa, and meeting a mysterious man. Ellie finds herself looking into the history of the villa and the people who have been there, and also looking into her own life.
I won this one along with a few others in a Harper Impulse competition last year and it’s the last one left waiting to be read. It’s definitely a summer read and yet another one that will probably come on holiday with me for a nice book for the sunny days.
Got any books sat on your TBR pile that you can’t wait to read? Let me know!