There are SO MANY BOOKS that I’m dying to read. D Y I N G. But because it’s exam season, and because I’ve been preparing to begin dissertation fieldwork, I haven’t been reading much YA. Most of what I’ve read for the past month and a half has been titled stuff like, “The Conservative Governments and the Development of Welsh Language Policy in the 1980s and 1990s.”

(actually that paper was pretty good)

Since I haven’t been reading for fun, I don’t exactly have a book review on hand, and I may not have one for some time. And that is why, instead of a book review, I’m going to talk about what I’ll definitely be reading as soon as I get the chance.

Seven books that I’m dying to read:

  1. Children of Blood and Bone (Tomi Adeyemi). HNNNNGH NIGERIAN FANTASY OMG I WANT IT SO BADDDDD. A little part of me dies every time I see an ad for it on the Tube because I know that loads of people are gobbling it up and I won’t be able to for months.
  2. Let’s Talk About Love (Claire Kann). I completely lost it when Goodreads told me about an asexual romance starring people of colour. If I don’t love this book to bits I will flip all the tables in the world.
  3. The Queens of Innis Lear (Tessa Gratton). I’m always Shakeshere for Shakespeare.
  4. Zenith (Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings). I do not care that a glass spaceship is highly impractical and probably doesn’t physics. I LIVE for impractical aesthetics. GIVE ME THE SPACE AESTHETIC
  5. Stay Sweet (Siobhan Vivian). It’s a book about a feminist ice cream shop that’s been run exclusively by ladies since the forties. There are so many good words in that sentence. “Ladies.” “Feminist.” “Ice cream.” Why is this book not in my hands.
  6. The Hazel Wood (Melissa Albert). This book was recommended to me a few weeks ago by my friend Mikaela and it looks h*cking cool. It’s all dark fairy tales and cryptic messages.
  7. A Great and Terrible Beauty (Libba Bray). This book flew under my radar for years, but now that Lady of Daemons has me up to my armpits in moody, magical Victorian girl power, I suddenly want to read A Great and Terrible Beauty. Like, a lot. A LOT.

I just need to hang in there for a few more months. A few more months. A few mORE MONTHS

What are you dying to read? And what’s gobbling up your precious reading time?