Contemporaries pt. 2 | I Show You My TBR pt. 5

header.jpgCan y’all believe that I’m actually sticking to my schedule and posting this series on time for two weeks in a row now? Because I certainly can’t!

Anyway, today I only have 2 stacks of books to talk about, so I’m expecting this to be a not incredibly long blogpost.

And that’s when I realized I hadn’t taken pictures for the post yet, and it would be impossible for me to take them the next day, so it would be impossible to get this post finished in time. Kind of ironic that I started off the post the way I started it, right? I thought I’d keep it in there because I found it pretty funny, and I hope you do too, haha.

Anyway, now, exactly a week later, I’m continuing writing this post. It will still include 2 stacks of books, but the blogpost did turn out to be a bit longer than I expected it to be last week because of my failure. Anyway, let’s dive straight into it!DSC08784.JPGHere’s my incredibly pretty stack of hardcovers! I usually never go for hardcovers because they’re too expensive and I just don’t like reading them, but all of these books (besides THUG) were only released in hardback so I didn’t really have a choice. I just really wanted to read the books.

Anyway, you might be a bit surprised that I still haven’t read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas yet, and to be honest, I am too. I’m expecting it to be absolutely amazing and impactful and I’m so glad that it’s getting all the hype that it’s getting because I’m 100% sure it’s well deserved, but I’ve been actually a bit scared to pick it up. The book deals with the death of the main characters best friend, and that’s just a really triggering thing for me. I’m not sure how graphic/heavy/etc it is (it would be helpful to know btw, so please leave a comment/dm me if you want to talk about it), but I just want to be in the right mindset when I pick it up so it won’t affect me in an unhealthy way.

The rest of the books are all books that I’m a bit less scared of. I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews for Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy, but I’m still quite excited to pick it up because of the bi rep. And the other two books, Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee and Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, are books that I’ve only heard positive things about. Those two are really those kinds of books where, if someone walked up to me and said ‘you have to read this right now and you’ve got one day to finish it’ I’d be overjoyed instead of completely stressed out. I really can’t wait to pick them up!DSC08780.JPGAnd this is my little stack of books that all deal with very heavy topics, which is why I’m too scared to pick them up, but I still really really want to. We have Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed, Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornell, Far From You by Tess Sharpe and Wing Jones by Katherine Webber. And they’re all books that I’ve heard fantastic things about.

If I’m being totally honest with you, looking at these books makes me a bit sad. I really want to read them, and I know I could love them, if it wasn’t for my mental health. My anxiety just holds me back in so many things, and the fact that it affects my reading, the thing that I love doing most, too, just makes me very sad.

I don’t want to leave you on a negative note, so let me just tell you something that’s very exciting to me: I have the whole evening to myself, which means that once I finish editing the header for this post, I can go read! I haven’t had the time to read all week, so I’m incredibly excited about it! Anyway, I hope you’re all having an amazing weekend!

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