What’s on my Nightstand (aka My TBR)

Some people have a bookshelf where all of their soon-to-be-reads hang out while they wait (and I admit I have one of these as well) but largely, my most anticipated future reads just hang out on my nightstand. Because for the most part, all of my reading is done right before I go to bed. It’s the perfect time to let my brain shut down a little after a day of reluctant adulating, and ease into an amazing story. I’m also a strong believer in what you read/do before bed setting the mood for your dreams, so better to drift into dreamland with a swoony love story on the brain. So at any given time I have 3-5 books sitting on my nightstand, under my nightstand…maybe one in a drawer. I have a problem. But lucky for you, I have some exciting reads waiting for me, and in-progress.

First up, is what I’m currently reading (this is actually 2 books right now) and they’re both 2017 debuts. The first, is FOLLOW ME BACK, by A.V. Geiger, which is a really addictive YA Thriller about a slightly-too-obsessed fan. This one was a big WattPad hit, before getting traditionally published, which is usually a pretty good sign, because it means tons of people already read it online and loved it. So far, it does not disappoint. I’m BARELY into this one, so luckily, I couldn’t spoil it for you if I tried! But I usually know in the first 10 pages if a book is going to hook me, and guys, this one totally has. The writing is great, fast-paced, and really authentic feeling. This is a YA that feels very “now.” This one isn’t available until June 6th, but you can preorder it here!

 

My second current-read is Shaila Patel’s SOULMATED, and I’m equally loving it. It’s beautifully written, and the characters are so endearing, it’s a fast read. This is another I have an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of, which is why I just couldn’t keep myself from starting two books at once. It’s not like me at all, but both of them were just calling to me! SOULMATED came out this month, so luckily, you don’t have to wait either, if you’re as impatient as I am. Get it here.

My other recent buys are too good to not atleast mention, but I’ll save details for another post. I know I’m going to want to rant and rave!

Up Next: CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber and A LIST OF CAGES, by Robin Roe

  

Jessica Pennington

Jessica Pennington writes swoony books for young adults (and young adults at heart). Her debut, LOVE SONGS & OTHER LIES (Tor Teen/Macmillan) will be available January 30, 2018. She loves music, french macaroons, and all things penguin.

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