appreciation, recommendations

Blogger Appreciation: Books Added to my TBR – Part 1

I’ve seen similar posts like this around in the last while (most notably from Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books) and have been wanting to spread the love around. I love the community I have gained from getting to know a number of you through our shared love of reading. I have come to enjoy reading so many of your blog posts about the books you’ve enjoyed or anticipate.

With that said, there are books I have only been exposed to through these blogs and I have to give them credit for adding these lovely titles to my (never-ending) TBR. This is my way of appreciating the effort they put into the posts they create which I’m sure can get hard sometimes when life gets in the way.

I hope to do this every so often as a way of sharing love with one another.

So here’s to part 1 of books I’ve added to my TBR because of these posts:

Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson (Kristin Kraves Books)

I can’t wait for this one to come out later this summer, but the synopsis sounds like a total hoot! A grad student (yay! More STEM protagonists) who is obsessed with true crime thinks her neighbour may be a TAD too sketchy (is he a serial killer??) or perhaps it’s just a different kind of chemistry brewing between them. It sounds absolutely delightful and totally something I would want to read.

When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (24hrYAbookblog)

The synopsis sounds kind of haunting with more than a dash of magical realism sprinkled in. I mean, the title alone gives me a very heartbreaking vibe that might just sucker punch me in all the right areas. I wouldn’t normally go for something that might just make me cry, but…I’m feeling this may be one of those exceptions.

Is This for Real? by Kathy Strobos (One Book More)

Uh, did I completely forget that this was a best friends to lovers story?? You all know this is my VERY specific trope that I love which I posted all about recently. Plus it contains fake dating, slow burn romance so it has something for everyone!

No Filter and Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado (Monogamist Reader)

In the time of social media, creating a fake profile off of a very real person isn’t totally unimaginable. And yet, this protagonist might just get caught because she went TOO viral with a post. I know it has focuses on plus-sized bodies and queer representation so it’ll be an interesting read for sure!

Love, Chai, and Other Four-Letter Words by Annika Sharma (Chonkybooks)

I want to read more stories with different cultural representation and I love that this book may give insight with a South Asian MC. Romances that defy expectations, including familial ones which may be some of the hardest ones to shake, are definitely something I understand and am intrigued to see more in fictional stories.

The No-Show by Beth O’Leary (fifty-two)

This reminds me of the movie The Other Woman where one man is in a relationship with 3 women, unbeknownst to all of them, until the other women find out about each other. In this case, this jerk stands them all up on Valentine’s Day (of all days!) and things may get more chaotic from there. Who knows? I need to read this to find out.


I honestly can’t wait to read these books! Thanks again to these wonderful bloggers. Please check them out if you don’t already know them!

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