After 2 weeks of hiatus from this series because of being on holiday, I’m finally going to continue it with part 4: the contemporaries. Again, the stack of contemporaries on my TBR is too big for one blogpost (believe me, I had to bring them all downstairs because it was too hot to work in my room and my arms are hurting) so I’m splitting it up into two blogposts. This week I have 9 books to discuss with you!I’m starting with these three books that I’ve received for review. Truth or Dare by Non Pratt and Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Weich are books that I received from Walker Publishing that I don’t know a lot about, but both have something that intrigues me. Truth or Dare is one of those books where you have to read half of the book and then flip it over to read the other half, and I’ve never read something like that before. I’ve also heard quite a few great things about the author, so I’ll probably get to this one soon! Love & Gelato is one that I’ve seen around quite a few times, but don’t really know a lot about. However, the synopsis says that it takes place in Italy and I think that setting should be great.
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu is a book I’ll definitely be getting to soon because the release date is coming up, and I’m also pretty excited about it. I requested this because it was described as being a very feminist book but since then I’ve heard that the feminism in this book is very white, and that’s for sure going to bother me so I’m not as excited about it as I used to be.The next little stack of book is the books that have been on my TBR the longest, and that I’m now the least excited about. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson was one that I was super excited about when I got it, because I had read every MM book at the time and loved them all. I’ve tried reading it and got a few chapters in, but I just couldn’t get into it. And then to see how incredibly long this book is is just not motivating. (And I have to admit that I’m not that into m/f romances at the moment. I’ve just read so many of those already and it’s a little boring to me right now.)
Then there’s Kids of Appetite by David Arnold, which I was also super excited about when I got it, but I don’t even really remember why. I’m sure I’ll probably like it once I read it, but I just need something to make me want to pick it up because I have no motivation at all. Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate however is a very different story. It’s not that I have no motivation to pick it up, I’m just scared to pick it up because I heard that there’s a LGBT+ narrative in here that’s not treated amazingly and I’m scared I’ll end up being hurt by it. I’m still hesitant to unhaul it though, because I really liked Riley Redgate’s Noteworthy.Then there’s three books that I’m not going into much detail about because I have the same feelings towards all of them: they’re very new releases but I haven’t had the time to pick them up yet. These books are The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon and Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde. I’m so excited to pick up each of these books because I’ve heard nothing but great things about them from people that I trust, and they all seem like quite happy books! I haven’t been in a big contemporary mood lately though, so it might take a while for me to actually pick them up, but that doesn’t mean I’m any less excited about them. I really hope I can finish these by the end of the year!