If you’re anything like me, you have a lot of books you are anticipating the release date of, all the time. I am always excited for something big coming out, and most times I’ll have them pre-ordered to guarantee release date delivery and to take advantage of any pre-order incentives!
Yet, I find myself looking at my shelf, wondering why all of these highly-anticipated books remain unread! I have a feeling that it may be something of a worry that the book won’t live up to my hype-levels. Plus, there’s just so many AMAZING books coming out all of the time. LIKE SLOW DOWN Y’ALL, there are only so many hours in the day!
So here are the books that have been sitting neglected on my TBR pile, waiting to be read. If you’ve read any of them and liked them, please YELL at me in the comments to get on it!
- Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
- Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
- Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
- Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
- Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
- This Savage Song *and* Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
- Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
- Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
- A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess
- Sourdough by Robin Sloan
- Armada by Ernest Cline
- Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
- Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
- The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
- Saga Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan
Now having looked at these…many of them are sequels or in a series! I hate having to try to remember a year ago and what happened in a book to read the newest installation! Sometimes I’ll even wait for more than one to come out so I don’t have to do that!
So what do you think? Are you shunning me yet? Which of these do I NEED to read, and which should I just skip?
★★★★☆ — Out tomorrow!
Jessi Klein is most well known for being the head writer on Inside Amy Schumer, but has also written for several other popular comedies (e.g. SNL, The Kroll Show). You’ll Grow Out of It is a memoir of essays from childhood to motherhood that will make you snort.
However, it is also full of good tips and general advice for life. For instance, Klein spends a chapter describing precisely why you should GET THE EPIDURAL. She also tells us about the (not so?) glamorous life of going to the Emmys shortly after having a child.
I (along with pretty much everyone I’m sure) wish there were more tidbits about the shows she has worked on. Surely there are funny things that have happened on at least one of these shows that could apply to the book!
All in all, You’ll Grow Out of It is a funny look at an awkward childhood and how Klein (sort of) grew out of it. I’d recommend this for light reading on vacation or to make you laugh while you’re waiting for your baby to pop out, drugged out on your epidural.
Purchase the book here!
Thank you to the publisher for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
★★★☆☆ New Release Tuesday!
Every once in a while, it’s refreshing to read something like American Housewife — it’s got short stories varying in length that are super easy to read. It’s a fast read, full of hilarious scenarios, dark mystery, and interesting observation told from all different types of American Housewives: mothers, authors, homemakers, and more.
My favorites were “Dumpster Diving with the Stars,” in which an author participates in a popular show that’s like American Pickers if it were a celebrity contest show. Another worth noting, “The Fitter,” a dramatic scene with a woman trying to keep her handsome, successful husband from being stolen from her. “Take it from Cats” is a hilarious super short that gives you advice learned from cats, like “If someone moves to make room for you, take up more room,” and “If you’re not interested, don’t look interested,” and “Just because you can fit into something tight doesn’t mean that you belong in it.”
Light, breezy, and funny, American Housewife is definitely worth picking up for those times when you don’t want to think, but want to be entertained.
Purchase the book here.
Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
New release Tuesday!
Why Not Me? is a funny collection of essays that has the perfect balance of wit, humor, and candor that Kaling is known for. In the book, you will find great tidbits from her work on The Office and The Mindy Project, stories about her relationships with various celebs (being soupsnakes with BJ Novak, offending unnamed pop stars, etc.), and her tips for looking like a movie star and various dieting mishaps. In addition, there are some great inspirational pieces that (of course) manage to stay hilarious, such as her tips on confidence and her commencement speech to Harvard.
This book won’t change your life (and if this is what you’re expecting, you don’t know Mindy), but Mindy Kaling shows incredible growth from Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? and passion for what she does and what she stands for.
The unabridged audio version of Why Not Me? is highly entertaining as Kaling reads it herself. However, it should also be noted that there are pictures in the physical book that are not made available to the listener.
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