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I’ll Be Reading Soon – A Library TBR

Hey everyone, it’s Sabrina!  Today’s post is a list of all the books I am on the waiting list for from my library.  It’s a TBR of sorts, though I have no idea how long it will take for these books to get to me – one of them I have been waiting for since June last year!  I’m really looking forward to reading some of these, but I’d also love to hear if there are any you think I should prioritise!  Anyway, here is the list, starting with the ones I have been waiting for longest!

Disclaimer: I love my library so much and wouldn’t be able to read nearly as much without it, so uh, keep that in mind when you see me complaining throughout this post, lol.


The Wonder of All Things by Jason Mott
Hold Placed: 8th of June 2020
Place in Queue: 1

I know I heard about this book on Booktube somewhere, and I’m pretty it was through ONYX Pages, whose recommendations I trust wholeheartedly, so I am really hoping this book gets to me soon!  It sounds quite emotional and it also has a relatively low average rating on Goodreads (3.42!) so I am intrigued.


When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
Hold Placed:  26th of August 2020
Place in Queue: 5 of 21

I have heard so much about this book lately and it is killing me that I haven’t been able to read it yet!  Alyssa Cole is one of my favourite authors so I am so looking forward to reading this mystery-thriller.


Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Hold Placed:  11th of September 2020
Place in Queue:  1 of 6

This is another book I have heard lots of positive things about – even before it was released!  I’m confident that I will be able to read it soon considering I have finally made it to the front of the queue.  I just know this is going to be a good book.



The Lost Man by Jane Harper
Hold Placed:  23rd of October 2020
Place in Queue: 3 of 20

Vera suggested this book to me a very long time ago and I finally decided it was time to pick it up in October.  I haven’t read many thrillers lately, so I am hoping this will be a good one to get me back into the genre, and I am especially looking forward to it because of its Australian setting.


The Brightest Night by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Hold Placed:  13th of December 2020
Place in Queue:  1 of 2

Both Vera and I have talked about this trilogy before, and we’re hoping to buddy read the final book whenever it gets to me.  I am desperately hoping it’s soon, because the longer it takes the more I forget about the previous two books and the more I’m concerned that Vera will get sick of waiting for me :’)


The Dry by Jane Harper
Hold Placed:  3rd of January 2021 
Place in Queue:  6 of 27

I sort of wish I had put this on hold back when I did The Lost Man, but I didn’t realise at the time that this movie was being released!  In the meantime, my mum’s friends shared this book and have gone and seen the movie, and they all seemed to enjoy the experience.  The book is still in my family’s possession, but my dad is next in line to read it.  Hopefully he gets to it before we have to return it to my mum’s friend, but if not, this loan should arrive soon enough.



When The Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo
Hold Placed:  3rd of January 2021
Place in Queue:  2 of 2

It took quite a long time for The Empress of Salt and Fortune to arrive in for me after I placed it on hold, so I knew I should jump in the queue for this as soon as I could.  I didn’t absolutely love the previously mentioned novella, but I am still pretty interested in reading this sequel – and it’s quite short, so I don’t have much to lose!


Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Hold Placed:  9th of January 2021
Place in Queue:  26 of 50

I remember when I put this on hold I was 63rd in line, so a lot of progress has been made here, lol.  Vera loves this author (check out her amazing post all about his books here), so I knew I had to read something by him soon.  I’m feeling quite confident that I’ll love this one.


People From My Neighbourhood by Hiromi Kawakami
Hold Placed:  14th of January 2021
Place in Queue:  3 of 5

I’m pretty sure I heard both The Artisan Geek and Jen Campbell mention this book within days of each other and I have been wanting to pick up some more short story collections recently, so I decided to put this one on hold.  It sounds really strange and hopefully something I will love!



The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu
Hold Placed:  19th of January 2021
Place in Queue:  I don’t know, this section is blank for some reason 😦

I was really hoping to buddy read this in February with Uniquely Kmee but unfortunately it didn’t turn out that way.  We’re still hoping to read this together when I can get my hands on it.  I heard some good things about it earlier in the year so I can’t wait to read it.


Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
Hold Placed:  31st of January 2021
Place in Queue:  Again, this section is blank for this book 😦

I didn’t seem to love Get a Life Chloe Brown as much as everyone else, but I have liked some of the author’s other writing, so I am hoping I will gel with the sequel better!  It’s part of my 25 Sequels Before I’m 25 challenge, so I definitely need to read this soon!


The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
Hold Placed:  18th of February 2021
Place in Queue:  6 of 6

This was an exciting find in my library’s catalogue because I’d been hoping they’d acquire a copy ever since I heard about this book, but had had no luck for quite some time.  I really enjoyed this author’s Daughter of the Pirate King duology, so I have pretty high hopes for this book even though I have heard more negative than positive things about it, if I’m honest.  Fingers crossed I enjoy it though.



Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor
Hold Placed:  25th of February 2021
Place in Queue:  3 of 3

I’m going to keep reading Nnedi Okorafor’s books until I find one that I love, because her concepts are always incredible and Remote Control is no exception to this.  It’s also one of my most anticipated releases of the year so I hope those two people in front of me in the queue read and return it fast 😛


Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Hold Placed:  2nd of March 2021
Place in Queue:  1 of 1

I finally, finally, finished the original Grisha trilogy this month, so now I only have to read the Six of Crows duology before the TV show comes out.  I already own Six of Crows and am planning to read it before March is through, and hopefully I’ll be able to move straight on to Crooked Kingdom.  The original Grisha trilogy ended up being just an okay read for me, but I have high hopes for this sequel duology – how could I not, after all the praise it gets online?!


I Thought It Was Just Me by Brené Brown
Hold Placed:  2nd of March 2021
Place in Queue:  4 of 4

BooksandLala did a vlog reading books recommended for her enneagram type recently, and I had a look at the ones suggested for my type (I believe it’s type six, in case you were wondering), and this book came up.  I’m trying to read more nonfiction this year, so I decided I’d give this a go.  My mum is always trying to get me to read self-help books so she’s going to love seeing me read this, lol 😐



The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
Hold Placed:  6th of March 2021
Place in Queue:  1 of 1

April’s Buzzword prompt is “Space Related Words” and I’ve been wanting to read this book since it was released, so this seems like the perfect time to pick it up.  From what I’ve seen online, this book seems to be a hit or a miss for people so I hope I end up in the “love it” camp!


The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Hold Placed:  7th of March 2021
Place in Queue:  1 of 1

I am so curious to find out if I enjoy this book or not, because The Buried Giant by the same author was not my cup of tea at all, but this one does have a much higher average rating on Goodreads plus I know Vera loves this book.  So I am quietly confident that I will like this one.


What do you think?

Have you read any of these books?  Do you think I’ll like them?  Do you have any books you’re waiting on from your library?  Let me know!

11 thoughts on “I’ll Be Reading Soon – A Library TBR

  1. I am ennagram 6 too! I’ll definitely try picking up I Thought It Was Just Me by Brené Brown! 🤔 Ohh I am participating in buzzword reading challenge too 😅. I hope you receive all these books real fast 🥺.

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  2. Cemeery Boys, Remote Control and Dani Brown are on my March TBR haha!
    I really need to pick up The Empress fo Salt and Fortune!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  3. Library lines are the worst, lol! Luckily I live in a town that’s 99% old people, so whenever I want to borrow a YA book from the local library, usually I can get them pretty quickly. I hope you enjoy Cemetery Boys!

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  4. I read three of these. It was no surprise to me that Dani Brown and Anxious People were hits for me. I have had great luck with the authors, but me loving the Six of Crows books was. It’s not my goto genre, but the duology was great. I was heartbroken by the second book and she many tears, but it was good. Hope you enjoy them all

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  5. Such a great TBR Sabrina! I haven’t read Alyssa Cole’s books yet, but ‘When No One Is Watching’ sounds fantastic. I’ve read ‘The Best Lies’ and it’s one of my favorites, I remember loving the mystery/thriller aspect and the characters. 💕

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  6. I loved looking at your Library TBR/Holds! ❤ I hope you end up liking Cemetery Boys, I loved it so much last year and the characters truly stole my heart 🥰 I still haven’t read The Shadows Between Us as well, but I heard so many things back when it came out, that I hope to pick it up someday! I hope you enjoy all your library reads 😊

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  7. Ah this is such a lovely TBR! I really want to read Cemetery Boys, The Sound of Stars and The Best Lies, I’ve heard amazing things about all of these books 🙂

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