Ever since I discovered NetGalley, I think my life has become much more exciting (nerd alert!). I love to search for new books that are just right up my alley, books that otherwise I might never have known. I love it when the publishers accept your request and you can’t help but want to tell everyone (even if they don’t know what you’re talking about). I do it anyway. CAN YOU BELIEVE I’M GOING TO READ THE NEW BOOK BY ROBERT DUGONI?
This is an amazing initiative and I find it quite sad that we don’t have something similar where I’m from. Publishers here are so reluctant to let you review books, unless you have like 2000 followers or have become a YouTube sensation. So thank you, NetGalley and US/UK publishers.
Here’s my to-read list for the next two months (I’ll also be reading other stuff). Can’t wait to dive into these new books. Let’s see what they’re about:
The Sister (Louise Jensen)
A compelling, gripping psychological thriller perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, I Let You Go, and The Girl With No Past”.
You had me at “gripping psychological thriller”. And the cover is so amazing.
The House at the Edge of Night (Catherine Banner)
A sweeping saga about four generations of a family who live and love on an enchanting Mediterranean island off the coast of Italy.
It’s been some time since I’ve read a great family saga. Hoping this has a mystery as well. And I don’t think I’ve ever read anything set in Italy.
Curious Minds (Janet Evanovich)
Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, teams up with Emmy-winning writer Phoef Sutton for a brand-new series of thrillers.
I read some Stephanie Plum books and they were so much fun… this is promising and surely a fast read.
The Last One (Alexandra Oliva)
In Alexandra Oliva’s thrilling fiction debut, survival is the name of the game, as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself—and one woman’s mind and body are pushed to the limit.
The plot is definitely original and it grabbed my attention. I think I might love this a lot (and I really need to read Station Eleven soon).
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (Bryn Greenwood)
A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.
This… this I wasn’t so sure about. I got accepted before I even read what the actual topic was about (and to be honest, it makes me feel a bit uneasy). But I’m going to give it a chance, since everyone seems to love it so much.
Arrowood (Laura McHugh)
A dark, gripping novel from the author of The Weight of Blood about a mysterious kidnapping and the ways in which our lives are shaped by the stories we create about our past.
This has all my favorite ingredients. A big house, a mystery, flashbacks… can’t wait to see if I enjoy it as much as other similar books.
What do you have on your to-read list?