September 2022 To-Be-Read | Monthly TBR

Happy Monday, friends!

Still no Weekly Update Post because I have not been doing anything too interesting, nor have I been reading much the past week. That being said, I do have a pretty exciting blog post to substitute it with for this week.

A Monthly TBR post!

It’s been quite a while since I did a TBR blog post (my last one was back in April of this year), and I’ve got some pretty exciting books on this list that I am so excited to share with all of you. I really hope to I will try my hardest to allocate time to read and get through my TBR for this month. 

I think this to-be-read list might be a fairly ambitious TBR list I have ever set for myself, so hopefully I hope to not only finish the books, but love them all too

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Goodreads Synopsis:

Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies — humans with extraordinary abilities — who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone… except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice — and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

Why it’s on my TBR:

I’m pretty sure I’ve been recommended this book multiple by bookish friends online. I’m also a fan of Marissa Meyer, and I’ve read her previous book series ‘The Lunar Chronicles’ which I really did enjoy.

You can check out my book review for The Lunar Chronicles here:

Cinder by Marissa Meyer | Book Review

The One About A Badass Female And Her Wolf: Scarlett by Marissa Meyer | Book Review

Perfect Prey by Helen Sarah Fields

Goodreads Synopsis:

In the midst of a rock festival, a charity worker is sliced across the stomach. He dies minutes later. In a crowd of thousands, no one saw his attacker. The following week, the body of a primary school teacher is found in a dumpster in an Edinburgh alley, strangled with her own woollen scarf.

DI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach have no motive and no leads – until around the city, graffitied on buildings, words appear describing each victim.

It’s only when they realise the words are appearing before rather than after the murders, that they understand the killer is announcing his next victim … and the more innocent the better.

Why it’s on my TBR:

This is the second book in Helen Field’s D.I. Callanach series, and I cannot wait to continue on with this series.

Check out my book review for the first book: The One About My New Favourite Crime Novel Series: Perfect Remains by Helen Sarah Fields | Book Review

The Library by Bella Osborne

Goodreads Synopsis:

Two different generations. Two unusual people. Thrown together to save their local library.
Tom is a teenager and blends into the background of life. After a row with his dad, and facing an unhappy future at the dog food factory, he escapes to the library. Tom unwittingly ends up with a bagful of romance novels and comes under the suspicion of Maggie.

Maggie is a pensioner and has been happily alone for ten years, at least that’s what she tells herself. When Tom comes to her rescue a friendship develops that could change her life. As Maggie helps Tom to stand up for himself, Tom helps Maggie realise the mistakes of her past don’t have to define her future.

They each set out to prove that the library isn’t just about books – it’s the heart of their community.

Together they discover some things are worth fighting for.

Why it’s on my TBR:

I wanted to try a variety of different genres on my TBR this month, so this contemporary romance was added to the TBR last minute for variety. The synopsis and the book reviews I’ve read make this book sound like a feel-good romance that I am always in the mood for. Plus, I love reading books about books and libraries– it’s like a book-ception.

And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander

Goodreads Synopsis:

For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her stifling home life. So when her new husband died on safari, she felt little grief for the man she barely knew. Now, two years on, she discovers in his journals a very different man: a gentleman scholar very much in love with his new wife. Emily becomes fascinated and immerse herself in his intellectual pursuits, studying Greek and spending time in the quite corridors of the British Museum. 

But there she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret involving stolen artefacts from the Greco-Roman galleries…and as she sets out to solve the crime she discovers even more surprises about her dead husband…

Why it’s on my TBR:

I wanted to try a variety of different genres on my TBR this month, so this contemporary romance was added to the TBR last minute for variety. The synopsis and the book reviews I’ve read make this book sound like a feel-good romance that I am always in the mood for. Plus, I love reading books about books and libraries– it’s like a book-ception.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Goodreads Synopsis:

Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Why it’s on my TBR:

This is one of those books which has been on my radar for years. When I was a loyal Booktuber viewer, I had heard of this book series from one of those book recommendations videos. I can count on one hand the amount of books I have read that feature Angels and I am always on the lookout for more. I also heard that Laini Taylor’s writing is really beautiful and poetic, so I cannot wait to experience her writing for myself.

It was not until lately, when Amazon had an offer for £2 each book, that I bit the bullet and bought the entire trilogy (for only £6 + free Prime delivery!!)

An Arrow to the Moon by Emily X.R. Pan

Goodreads Synopsis:

Hunter Yee has perfect aim with a bow and arrow, but all else in his life veers wrong. He’s sick of being haunted by his family’s past mistakes. The only things keeping him from running away are his little brother, a supernatural wind, and the bewitching girl at his new high school.

Luna Chang dreads the future. Graduation looms ahead, and her parents’ expectations are stifling. When she begins to break the rules, she finds her life upended by the strange new boy in her class, the arrival of unearthly fireflies, and an ominous crack spreading across the town of Fairbridge.

As Hunter and Luna navigate their families’ enmity and secrets, everything around them begins to fall apart. All they can depend on is their love… but time is running out, and fate will have its way.

Romeo and Juliet meets Chinese mythology in this magical novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Astonishing Color of After

Why it’s on my TBR:

I’m not going to lie, I added this book to my TBR because it fits one of the prompts for a Reading Challenge that I have taken part in. It does sound really interesting regardless, and I am always in the mood for a mythology retelling fantasy novel.

What books are on your April TBR?

Let me know in the comments below!

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