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What’s Next: My Library TBR

Hello there!  Since my last post was all about my library, I thought I would keep the theme going and share with you my library TBR.  These are the books I’ll be trying to get to over the next couple or so months, so let me know if there are any you want to hear my thoughts about so I can make sure to at least mention them in a wrap up!  I’m also interested to see what you’ve thought of these books, so let’s chat in the comments 🙂

PS. I want to let you know that though I have been very slow with replying to comments, I promise I am going to get to them all.


TITLE: The Star-Touched Queen
AUTHOR: Roshani Chokshi
STATUS: Currently Reading
THOUGHTS: I picked this up because of another blogger and I can’t remember who it was, or even why – I think it was maybe  because of a certain romance trope, but I can’t be sure.  Plus, I mostly loved The Gilded Wolves by the same author, except for a few little things and the ending (which was a big thing and led to a 3 star rating from me).  I just love the author’s writing style – I have just checked her Goodreads author page and she lists my two favourite authors (can you guess who?) among her influences so that makes a lot of sense!  I’m only about 30 pages in to this, but so far it is going great and I’m looking forward to continuing with it.

TITLE: Rebecca
AUTHOR: Daphne du Maurier
STATUS: Currently Reading
THOUGHTS: Funny but annoying story: I thought I had already read this book last week by listening to the audio version on Libby.  Unfortunately, I realised after finishing it, that it was only an abridged version.  And it was extremely abridged, lol.  Fortunately, I was immediately able to get it out in paperback form and am now reading it that way.  Though I have probably been entirely spoiled for the plot, I am enjoying the writing style much more and am hoping for some more character development.

TITLE: Out of My Mind
AUTHOR: Sharon M. Draper
STATUS: Currently Reading
THOUGHTS: I’ve actually got this in ebook form from Libby, which I am still counting as my library.  I put it on hold mid last year, and it’s taken all this time for them to acquire the book – I’m super grateful that they even bothered to get it though. It’s going pretty well so far as I am already interested in and actually like the main character.  Though I will say I have noticed a couple of things about the writing style that are starting to bother me, but I think I’ll be able to get past that.

TITLE: The Starless Sea
AUTHOR: Erin Morgenstern
STATUS: Currently Reading
THOUGHTS:  Sooooo I’ve been ‘reading’ this one since sometime last year, I think, but I ran out of time before it was due back at the library.  It’s been slow going because I’ve only just got it back out again (the queue was super long!) and it’s a slow-paced book.  The writing is lovely, of course, and I am actually interested in the plot and the settings, but I wish it would move just a little faster.  It could still go either way at this point – I might end up loving it, or I might end up being angry that I spent so much time on it.  We’ll see.


TITLE: Platform Seven
AUTHOR: Louise Doughty
THOUGHTS: This book is the March pick for BooksAndLala‘s Literally Dead Book ClubI’m super excited to read it and have it fresh in my mind for the group’s discussion of it.  Maybe I’ll even have something to say and share my own opinions in the Goodreads forums which will be the first time I’ve participated in Goodreads groups in a long time.  Also, is it strange that I keep getting this title mixed up with Station Eleven?  I haven’t read that one yet either, but it’s on my list.

TITLE: Dark Matter
AUTHOR: Blake Crouch
THOUGHTS: I believe this is a sci-fi thriller, and I have been needing more of them in my life.  I’ve heard both good and bad things, so I’m interested to see where it will fall for me.  I’m hoping it’s fast paced and exciting, or at the very least, weird.

TITLE: The Library At Mount Char
AUTHOR: Scott Hawkins
THOUGHTS: I’ve heard this book is supposed to be weird – it’s got gods and libraries, and those both indicate to me that this has a lot of potential.  If it turns out to be a horror, as suggested in the Goodreads genres, I will also be able to count it as a book out of my comfort zone.  Let’s hope this isn’t too strange for me.


TITLE: Paint Play: 21 Easy Watercolour Techniques to Explore
AUTHOR: Kate Johnston
THOUGHTS: I’ve honestly been waiting for this one forever – since at least November last year – so I’m hoping it’s good!  I decided to put it on hold because I am super interested in watercolour painting and have been trying it myself.  Now this book also serves an extra purpose because this year I am challenging myself to read more non-fiction.

TITLE:  Ninth House
AUTHOR: Leigh Bardugo
THOUGHTS: This is another book I started but had to return before I could finish it.  I didn’t get all that far in, so I’m thinking I’ll be starting from the beginning.  I’ve heard pretty mixed reviews, but I do really like the sound of this book, and I love dark academia vibes, so I’m hoping I’ll be on the side that loves it.  Then maybe I’ll be able to get myself to read Ruin and Rising faster!

TITLE: The Tea Dragon Society
AUTHOR: Katie O’Neill
THOUGHTS: There was a time where I was seeing this all over Booktube, and it looked so, so adorable that I have been constantly checking the library website for it, and lo and behold, it appeared in the catalogue one day.  I’m not expecting this to be a life changing book, but I am expecting it’ll be fun and cute.

TITLE: The Other People
AUTHOR: C. J. Tudor
THOUGHTS: I put this on hold as soon as I heard that it was the February pick for BooksAndLala‘s Literally Dead Book Club.  Obviously, and sadly, I didn’t get it in time to read for the book club, but I am still planning on reading it when it gets to me.  I haven’t even read the synopsis for it – or I don’t remember it anyway – so hopefully I will be pleasantly surprised by whatever happens in this book.

TITLE: The Weight of the Stars
AUTHOR: K. Ancrum
THOUGHTS: I am always wary of picking up books to do with space because I am absolutely terrified of it, but I have heard so many good things about not only this book but this author that I had to put this on hold.  I’ve been waiting quite a while at second in the queue now, so I’m not sure how long it will be before I get to read it, but I am sure hoping it’s soon!

TITLE: Magic For Liars
AUTHOR: Sarah Gailey
THOUGHTS: I don’t know when I first heard about this book, and to be honest, I don’t know what it’s even about at this point except that it has magic in it.  I hope, lol.  I do really like the cover though and I heard LucieReads talk about it so I’m thinking I’ll enjoy the book.

TITLE: We Should All Be Feminists
AUTHOR: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
THOUGHTS: Almost all the people I’m friends with or following on Goodreads have given this five stars, so I’m guessing there’s a high chance that I’m going to enjoy it.  It’s also non-fiction, and so will count toward reading out of my comfort zone.

TITLE: Gideon the Ninth
AUTHOR: Tamsyn Muir
THOUGHTS: I have heard almost nothing but incredible things about this book and the cover looks so exciting to me.  If I don’t like this, I’ll be disappointed and surprised.  Extra tidbit: I think the edition the library has has blacked sprayed edges so I’m looking forward to seeing that.

TITLE:  The Unspoken Name
AUTHOR: A. K. Larkwood
THOUGHTS: I’ve seen this book cover floating around, it looks epic, and that is essentially all I know about this book.  Maybe I’ll like it.

TITLE: Neverworld Wake
AUTHOR: Marisha Pessl
THOUGHTS: I thought this was a Peter Pan retelling when I put it on hold, but now I’m not so sure.  I may have mixed it up with another book, lol.  Either way, it’s sure to be something different, and I won’t be disappointed if it’s not the retelling I was expecting.


I’ve already talked about all of these books in my February and March Most Anticipated Releases post, so I’ll say no more about them here, only that I’m in the queue for them and will hopefully be reading them soon. You can click on the images to go to their Goodreads page, as with all the book covers in this post.


What do you think?

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? And, are you a crazy hold-placer like I am?

23 thoughts on “What’s Next: My Library TBR

  1. I also am waiting to read Ninth House. I haven’t decided yet if I want to finish the Grishaverse books first, before I go in. I definitely think I will probably prefer the Grishaverse books, but we shall see. It does seem like a very unique concept!

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  2. Wow so many books!! Roshani Chokshi is an author I still need to check out but I have heard good things (a few mixed reviews on some books) but I’m definitely wanted to read her books!!
    I read The Starless Sea last year and I REALLY loved it, although I do understand what you mean about it being slow and it is nonsensical but I was obsessed. I read it with the audiobook (which was amazing) but then had to go out and buy it!!
    The Library At Mount Char sounds so interesting, I would love to know your thoughts on it once you’ve read it!!
    I definitely want to check out The Tea Dragon Society and The Weight of The Stars too!!
    I read Ninth House and I enjoyed it, I loved the characters and the magic!!
    Happy reading!! ❤

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    1. Yeah, I can’t help myself apparently, lol. I love Roshani Chokshi’s writing so much and highly recommend her books if only for that.
      I’m glad you enjoyed The Starless Sea – I’m hoping things will make more sense to me as I get through it, haha. Having to buy your own copy really is a sign of a great book!
      I’m really hoping The Library at Mount Char will be as interesting as it sounds 🙂
      Glad to hear you liked Ninth House too!
      Thanks!!! 😀 ❤

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  3. I loved this post!! I’m always curious about what others check out of the library, as I’m a big fan of mine 🥰 I love The Star-Touched Queen, it has such a vivid world and a swoon-worthy couple, so I hope you end up liking it!! 😊 I don’t place holds that often, but I did it last month to get Michelle Obama’s memoir as it was in high demand😄

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  4. ooohhh i would LOVE to hear your thoughts on “rebecca” (despite the annoying abridged version 😭😭) i’ve heard it’s a really interesting, twisted classic and i’m definitely interested in picking it up someday.
    i LOVED the starless sea but i definitely know what you mean by wanting it to go by a little faster. i was able to read it through an audiobook so it helped me get through the long, drawn out parts but i do really hope you love it, it made me so emo 😭😭

    ahhh can’t wait to hear your thoughts on dark matter. it was so fast paced and adventerous to me. i couldn’t stop reading it bc i just NEEDED to know what happened. also it’s so smart!! and made me feel so dumb bc wow science really hurts my brain lol

    good luck for all the books you have holds on, they all are so highly praised and i do hope you love them as much as everyone raves about them!!

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    1. So far, Rebecca is really interesting – and so much better than the abridged version, lol.
      I may have to see if Libby has The Starless Sea on audiobook and see if that helps me like it helped you 🙂 I am really enjoying it and glad to hear you loved it 🙂

      I finished Dark Matter yesterday and I loved it!! I will definitely be writing about it in our March wrap up. I totally know what you mean about needing to know what happened + the science hurting your brain :’)

      Thanks May!! I hop so too 🙂

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  5. Oh my goodness OUT OF MY MIND. I love that book SO much and I think it is such an important one to read. I remember picking it up by chance, and then reading it. By the time I was done recommending it one of my older sisters, my younger sister and my mum had all read it. I hope you’ll love it too. I also really enjoyed Rebecca and find it to be such a haunting and well crafted novel. I am looking forward to seeing what you make of your up next reads as well. We Should all be Feminists is one I have gifted to multiple friends but have yet to read for myself. And I also really want to try Dark Matter too. Happy reading x

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    1. I finished Out Of My Mind and it really was great! That’s so cool that you managed to get your whole family to read it. I absolutely loved the main character and the family relationships.
      Rebecca is going great so far plus I loved We Should All Be Feminists and Dark Matter, so I definitely recommend you give them a go!

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  6. I’ve read Yes, No, Maybe So and The Starless Sea and loved them both! I hope you do too!
    I go crazy when I am requesting books – mainly because the waiting list is so so long!
    A lot of the time I thank ‘past me’ for requesting a book because I’ve forgotten until I have the ‘ready to pick up’ email come through.
    – Emma 🙂

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  7. Oh my god yes someone else who is terrified of space hahahaha. I can’t wait to read The Weight of the Stars either, I’ve heard amazing things about this book, but I’m just so scared of space too, hahaha. I hope you’ll love it though! 🙂
    I’m so nervous to read The Starless Sea as well. I liked The Night Circus by this author, but also found it a little hard to get into, at first.
    Happy reading! ❤

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    1. Lol, I am glad I’m not alone!! I hope The Weight of the Stars isn’t too scary for us and we both end up enjoying it :’)
      I loved The Night Circus when I read it, but I can barely remember anything about it at this point – I hope you enjoy The Starless Sea if you get to it! 🙂


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