Recent TBR additions!

recent tbr additions

My TBR is huge. And how is this different than any other bookworm’s TBR dilemma? I don’t mark all the books I want to read on Goodreads. In fact, before I started using Goodreads properly I used to save the books I wanted to read as screenshots in my phone. I still have that album. At some point I tried marking those books on Goodreads but gave up after 20 or so because I could see no end and I was already tired.

This means that my TBR is actually larger than my Goodreads number. There are so many books I’ll see online and think “I want to read that” but don’t mark it. But it’s hard to keep track when I do want to see what books I have to reads, so I’m making more of an effort nowadays to mark those books.

Plus, my TBR has exploded after following bookstagram and becoming a blogger. Keeping track is needed.

When I asked twitter to choose what post I should do for today, majority voted for recent TBR additions and here we are. To keep this post short, I’ll only mention the books I added this past week.

Let’s dive in!

you'll miss me when I'm gone.jpg[1] You’ll miss me when I’m gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

This is a YA contemporary about twin sisters who are very different but some new news changes everything in their lives. I saw a reader rave about this in her review and HAD to add it. What makes me want to read it is that it’s centered around family and in case you don’t know this—I love stories about families. I love familial bonds, issues, basically anything. And I also love stories with twins in them, so I’m totally up for this book.


this is how it happened.jpg[2] This is how it happened by Paula Stokes

I’ve read two of Stokes’ books and I gave one of them—Girl Against The Universe—4.5 stars because I really really liked it. I saw a blogger talking about this on Instagram and I immediately marked it to-read.

The story is about Genevieve who wakes up from coma after getting into an accident with no recollection of it, due to which her celebrity boyfriend died, and we follow her life after that. The other driver gets bashed by the media and Gen tries to remember what actually happened that night.


the man I love.jpg[3] The man I love by Suanne Lacqueur

The book is centered around a violent act and narrates the repercussions of that moment on a circle of friends. I’ve read quite a few books where the MC is dealing with aftermaths of tragedies such as shooting and I am really looking forward to this one.

It sounds like a romance book but I believe it’s much more than that. The focus is mainly on a couple among those friends. I think I’m really going to enjoy this one. I have a feeling.


surprise me.jpg[4] Surprise me by Sophie Kinsella

I’ve read all the Sophie Kinsella books I’ve heard of. I’ll admit—she’s not my favourite and none of her books are my absolute favourite, but I do enjoy her stories. They’re romance and yet have the humour element which is really nice for when you want a light hearted story.

This book is about a married couple who find out that they have 68 more years to live together (I’m not sure how this happens? Is there a small magic element? I’m not sure?) and concoct ways to keep their marriage interesting. But of course, like everything, there are ups and downs with secrets revealed. I’m drawn to this book because it feels like a love story where a happily married couple find each other again. I don’t usually go for such stories but I want to try it as I’m sure Kinsella would have weaved it well.


radio silence[5] Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

I’ll be honest—I knew nothing about this book when I marked it. Sometimes I also put books down as to-read when I simply want to check them out later; in an effort to not forget. This book was one of those.

I added it because Cait @ paperfury raved about it and gave it 5 stars. I read her review and thought, “this might just be up my street” and put it down to-read. That’s it.

What I think this book is about—self-growth. Hear me out: the synopsis on Goodreads talks about two characters who each have their own goals and when one person’s podcast goes viral, the trust between them breaks and each of them have to work past their individual issues. To get to each other eventually, yes, but still they have to grow. I love character growth and I really want to read this.


And those were the books I added last week! I should do these posts more often—and maybe include in my review an expectations vs reality section. Could be fun.

I’ll see y’all tomorrow with another blogmas post (the second to last of this year)!

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What books did you add to your TBR recently? Do you keep up with Goodreads or prefer picking up books as you see them? Do you have a TBR list or just wing it? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Let me know everything in the comments!


4 thoughts on “Recent TBR additions!”

  1. Oh godddd, I don’t even want to think about the state of my tbr, honestly. Haha. I haven’t read as much this year as I did over the past years…so the books are VERY quickly beginning to pile up. I have been meaning to read Radio Silence, though! I hope you enjoy these books—they ALL look great.

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