Authors I Want to Read

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

There are plenty of authors I know and love dearly, but of course there will always be a never ending list of those I want to discover, too.

Some of these are already on my bookshelveees, while some are those I’ve admired from somewhat afar for some time still.

Where do you think I should start? Are any of these also on your TBR stack?

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Review: Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Challenge prompt: A sapphic book

Blurb:

Everyone likes Humaira “Hani” Khan—she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship…with a girl her friends absolutely hate—Ishita “Ishu” Dey.

Ishu is the complete opposite of Hani. She’s an academic overachiever who hopes that becoming head girl will set her on the right track for college. But Ishita agrees to help Hani, if Hani will help her become more popular so that she stands a chance of being elected head girl…

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Review: The No Show by Beth O’Leary

Challenge prompt: A book with cutlery on the cover or in the title

Blurb:

Three women who seemingly have nothing in common find that they’re involved with the same man in this smart new rom-com by Beth O’Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare.

Siobhan is a quick-tempered life coach with way too much on her plate. Miranda is a tree surgeon used to being treated as just one of the guys on the job. Jane is a soft-spoken volunteer for the local charity shop with zero sense of self-worth.

These three women are strangers who have only one thing in common: They’ve all been stood up on the same day, the very worst day to be stood up–Valentine’s Day. And, unbeknownst to them, they’ve all been stood up by the same man.

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10 Books I Would Keep Forever

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl

Recently I took a look at 10 Irish books I could never part with. It’s a series I’ve seen on Book Tube a few times in the last few weeks, and I felt like putting a patriotic spin on it.

Of course, that then gave me ideas for 10 non-Irish books I would keep on my shelves forever. Some of them come from my childhood, some are favourites from my adult years, and there are a few in between too.

Have you read any of these? Would you keep them too or unhaul?

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Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Challenge prompt: A book with a character on the ace spectrum

Blurb:

As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn’t believe in lasting romantic relationships–but her best friend does, and that’s what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees.

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