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My Net Galley TBR

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My Net Galley TBR #amreading #books #BookWormProblems #TheStruggleIsReal


If you're a bookish a person like myself, you've probably seen #BookwormProblems on social media at some point. Well, another one that springs to mind as I write this post is #TheStruggleIsReal. This is because today I'm talking about that ever growing mountain that is my to be read list (TBR).

It would take far more than one blog post to list all the books on my TBR so today I'm going to limit to listing just those from Net Galley... which is still a LOT of books.

I'm way behind on my Net Galley TBR, and not because I haven't been reading. I have. It's more a case of adding more books to my TBR before I've read the ones already on it. What's a girl to do when they keep releasing so many awesome sounding books all the time?!

Anyway, here's a look at the current state of my Net Galley TBR. Let's start by looking at those that have been on my list for a while:

My Net Galley TBR #amreading #books #BookWormProblems #TheStruggleIsReal
I'm currently reading Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer. I'm having a bit of trouble getting into it, and the whole child molesting part had me putting it aside. That said, I went to look at the reviews that have been left for it so far and noticed that a lot of them commented on the fact that they felt the same way at the start but that it was worth carrying on. Apparently it all makes sense in the end. With that in mind I'm giving it another chance and will continue reading. I've read another book by the author, in a completely different genre, that I loved. Hoping this one will win me over along the way.

I'm also hoping to finish more from this list over the summer months. As you can see, there's quite a mix.

Now let's look at the newer books on my TBR. These are the ones I've recently been sent by publishers:
My Net Galley TBR #amreading #books #BookWormProblems #TheStruggleIsReal
I'm really excited about all of these, but the two that I particularly can't wait to read are One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus and The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher.

About One Of Us Is Lying:

Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive.
On Thursday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the bad boy, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the jock, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead. And according to investi­gators, his death wasn't an accident.
On Thursday, he died. But on Friday, he'd planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they just the perfect patsies for a killer who's still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

About The Princess Diarist:

When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford. 

With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diarist is Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time—and what developed behind the scenes.  Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable, The Princess Diarist brims with the candor and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience.

Despite having so many books on my TBR my current feedback ratio is 73%. Not bad. Keep in mind I don't just read books I get from Net Galley. I have plenty on my bookshelves, and get sent a lot of books from authors, and publishers to review too. Not to mention great finds found on Amazon.

Want to know the truth? Even when I know I have so many books on my TBR list, I still add more to it. I try to put a ban on myself from time to time, but then along comes another awesome sounding book that yells "You must read me!" and there I am adding to my TBR again... I will eventually get round to reading them...

Do you struggle to get through your TBR too? Are you constantly adding more books to your list despite having plenty already on it? What books are on your summer reading list this year?

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