Several months ago I came up with this brilliant idea that I could do a fun post about my TBR for the second half of the year. Unfortunately…I completely forgot. And now there’s only four-and-a-bit months left.

Is that stopping me from doing this anyway?

Absolutely not.

Let’s dive right into the top books I want to read this year (but probably won’t get time to, whoops).

Note: I haven’t read any of these books yet, so I can’t vouch for whether or not I recommend them. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Renegade Skyfarer (Stones of Terrene, #1)

by R.J. Metcalf

I found this book through a crazy book friend, and then noticed it was on sale for free on Amazon. So naturally I checked it out. And then I accidentally bought it.

Yes, it was a legitimate accident. Let me just tell you, the ‘buy with one click’ deal on Amazon really does buy the book with one click.

Now you know.

So obviously now that I own this book I want to actually read it. The premise sounds pretty cool. Sky pirates, dragons, and amnesia? YES PLEASE.


Moonblood (Tales of Goldstone Wood #3)

by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

I got this one for my birthday in July, and I’m so looking forward to reading it. The Goldstone Wood books have never failed to pull me in and take me on a wild ride.

I’m not sure if this one can beat the feels-ride that Veiled Rose was, but I think it’s going to do the best job it can.



Unblemished (Unblemished #1)

by Sara Ella

My older sisters (aka: the best book recommenders in the world) have both read this and they keep telling me I need to as well.

The whole concept of her ‘blemish’ and the alternate dimensions/reflections sounds really amazing.

It might be really confusing too, but hopefully that won’t be too much of an issue. ๐Ÿ˜›

Bonus points that the cover looks gorgeous and Sara Ella is also a lovely person.


What Blooms from Dust

by James Markert

I’m going to be honest with you. I don’t even know what this book is actually about.

I signed up to BookLook Bloggers solely to get an early copy of Fawkes, but then I needed to get another review copy or else they’d kick me off (and I have to stay on for Nadine’s next book. Obviously), so long story short, I picked the book that looked the most interesting.

How did I pick? I went to goodreads and checked the synopsis. I’m ashamed to say I didn’t even read the whole blurb. I just read the first sentence, and What Blooms from Dust was by far the best one available.

Blurb: Just as Jeremiah Goodbye is set to meet his fate in the electric chair, a tornado tears down the prison walls, and he is given a second chance at life.

Me: The main character starts off about to die — nice. Electric chair — sweet. Tornado — what on earth? This book sounds weird. I’ll take it.


The Evaporation of Sofi Snow (Sofi Snow #1)

by Mary Weber

This is another book I’ve heard a LOT about. Some people say it’s amazing. A few people say it’s not. But it was on sale on Amazon, and I figured it was never going to get cheaper than one dollar, so I snagged myself a copy. And while I was at it, I got the sequel. Because it was only one dollar as well.

So I’m hoping that I like them, otherwise that could be a bit awkward.

I also just realised that I’d never actually read the official synopsis. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Whoops.


The Profile Match (The Mission League #4)

by Jill Williamson

I have been waiting for the finale of The Mission League series for far too long, but it’s finally on its way! There’s no cover or release date yet, but it’s probably coming out in the next few months.

Soon my questions will be answered. Mwahaha. I can’t wait.


Mark of the Raven (The Ravenwood Saga #1)

by Morgan L. Busse

I saved the best for last, as you can see. This is also not-yet-published (releasing in November!), but that’s not stopping me from adding it here. ๐Ÿ˜›

Have I read the author’s books before? No.

Have I had it recommended by a friend? No.

Did I add it to this list just because the cover looks so amazing and I’m obsessed with all of Kirk Douponce’s covers?




Let’s chat! Do we share any TBR books? What are the books at the top of your list? Do you add books to your TBR solely because of the gorgeous covers?


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