My Near-Future TBR (Special Thanks to the Wonder That Is Libby)

I must admit, one of the perks of being in quarantine is being able to focus on cutting short my ever-increasing TBR.

And thanks to the wonderful app that is Libby, I have been able to access my local library’s digital catalog and catch up on so many books I have been meaning to read.

Today, I’m listing some of the books I’m expecting to finish anytime by the end of May. I’m so excited to read these. 😆

The Ascendance Series Books 1-3 by Jennifer A. Nielsen

I really enjoyed this author’s Mark of the Thief trilogy, so when I discovered this three-in-one e-book version of her ongoing series, I thought: Why not? I’m currently halfway through the third book, The Shadow Throne, and I am having a great time. Review to come!

They Went Left by Monica Hesse

I discovered this book entirely by chance while browsing through Libby’s young adult shelf. I placed it on hold soon after reading the synopsis. I mean, World War II historical fiction? Sibling love? A story of healing? I’m almost certain that this will have me in tears.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness is one of the most popular authors in YA, but this is my first book from him. (I’m sorry.) The premise of “what if you aren’t the Chosen One?” seems so interesting. I LOVE twists on overused tropes. I’m planning to start the Chaos Walking trilogy if I like The Rest of Us Just Live Here, so *staring threateningly* you’d better make a good impression on me.

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

I read an excerpt of this book in Salt to the Sea, my first book from Ruta Sepetys. The emotion conveyed in those two chapters and the tense atmosphere of 1957 Spain had me immediately adding this to my TBR, and I Amazon-ed it soon after. That cover gives me chills. 👀

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Along with The Fountains of Silence, I also ordered The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. As an Asian-American, this modern classic caught my eye, and I’m looking forward to reading about some complicated mother-daughter relationships.

Keep reading,


How about you? What are you currently reading? What are you planning to read?

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