Can’t Wait Wednesday is a book blogging meme hosted over at Wishful Endings. It’s to discuss and spotlight books that you’re excited about but that you haven’t read yet, to get you more excited about your TBR pile! It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, which is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. I first heard about this meme from Kappa at Kappa Reads!
A spectacular novel of family, friendship, and finding your way in life…and in love.
Angie Appiah is the epitome of the Perfect Immigrant Daughter. She’s got it all: medical school credentials, a handsome lawyer boyfriend, and ride or die friends. But what happens when everything falls apart? Her boyfriend dumps her, she bombs the most important exam of her medical career, and her closest confidante and roommate pulls away, telling Angie she’s more wrapped up in herself than in her friends.
Angie is crushed. She’s always faced her problems by working “twice as hard to get half as far and until now, that’s done well for her. When did life get so complicated? Suddenly, she begins to question everything: her career choice, her friendships, even why she’s attracted to men who don’t love her as much as she loves them. And just when things couldn’t get more confusing, enter Ricky, brilliant, thoughtful, sexy, but who has wasteman practically tattooed across his forehead. For someone who’s always been in control, Angie realizes that there’s one thing she can’t plan on: matters of her heart.
Can’t Wait Wednesday is a book blogging meme hosted over at Wishful Endings. It’s to discuss and spotlight books that you’re excited about but that you haven’t read yet, to get you more excited about your TBR pile! It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, which is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.
Set in a gorgeous world of bone and shadow magic, of vengeful gods and defiant chosen ones, The City of Dusk follows the four heirs of four noble houses–each gifted with a divine power–as they form a tenuous alliance to keep their kingdom from descending into a realm-shattering war.
The Four Realms–Life, Death, Light, and Darkness–all converge on the City of Dusk. For each realm there is a god, and for each god there is an heir.
But the gods have withdrawn their favor from the once vibrant and thriving metropolis. And without it, all the realms are dying.
Unwilling to stand by and watch the destruction, the four heirs–Angelica, an elementalist with her eyes set on the throne; Risha, a necromancer fighting to keep the peace; Nikolas, a soldier who struggles to see the light; and Taesia, a shadow-wielding rogue with a reckless heart–will become reluctant allies in the quest to save their city.
But their rebellion will cost them dearly.
I’m SO intensely excited for this book — it feels like the intense dark fantasy steampunk book that I loved as a kid, and now with queer heroes! It comes out on March 22nd. Bookshop link here,Storygraph link here.
Technically I have a Storygraph list but I mostly ignore it. I keep track of stuff I really want to read by foolishly requesting it on NetGalley, disregarding how busy I am that month with other things. (Please help me.) I also have a Notion database about it!
Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?
Oh, it’s whatever I can get my hands on.
How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
Vibes, or whatever’s due next on NetGalley.
A book that’s been on your TBR the longest
The book that’s been on my TBR the longest is Finnikin of the Rock, Lumatere Chronicles. I put this on my TBR on May 13, 2013, so…. Almost ten years. Also I feel like I’ve never heard of this book before and have no recollection of my desire to read it. Look at its Storygraph page here – it came out in 2008 apparently??
A book that you recently added to your TBR
I just added Last Chance Books by Amanda Select to my TBR! This was a romance book published in 2020, and it looks like an Emma type of retelling (where one girl is always giving advice but can’t seem to find love herself), and that is one of my favorite types of stories. I think I actually bought this book over the summer and never got around to it…. Here’s its Storygraph page!
A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover
Oh, this is a great question. It’s definitely This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke, which I picked up exclusively for the cover. It’s historical fiction, which I simply do not read, but I did not realize that before I put it on the list. Check it out on Storygraph here.
A book on your TBR that you NEVER plan on actually reading
A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you
Oh, another great question. Probably Crier’s War? I was super excited about this book three years ago and pre-ordered it and I uhhhhh. Have never read it. Check it out on Storygraph here.
A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you
Several people have recommended me Baby and Solo by Lisabeth Posthuma! She’s a Michigan author, so that makes a lot of sense. I did check it out of the library but only got about an hour into it before I had to return it. Check it out on Storygraph here!
A book on your TBR that you’re just dying to read
Iron Widow!!! I want to get to this like, this weekend, or the next time I have like, six straight hours free. My friends have all said to make sure that I am in a comfortable place while I am reading it because I won’t be able to stop. Check it out on Storygraph here!
The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf
2,184 ……. Yeah. Let’s not talk about that. END OF POST BYE