Another month, another TBR! I already finished one of the four books, but I still wanted to share my May TBR with you guys! It’s full of assigned reads, either for uni or for my blog.
Hard to Love by S. Jones
Leaving a safe, predictable relationship and falling straight into the center of a whirlwind was never part of Emily’s plans.
From that very moment when the stranger’s hand takes her by the wrist, she is thrust into a world where she is flooded with feelings she cannot ignore.
Torn between her head and her heart, she quickly realizes that fighting her attraction to Chase Newman is an impossible task. He’s a man who always gets what he wants and with his sights set on Emily, she doesn’t stand a chance. A one-night stand will never be enough though, when she wants so much more than that.
When secrets and lies threaten to destroy the trust between them, Emily starts to question her own decisions. With doubt and suspicion plaguing her mind, is what they have worth fighting for? Or will the truth tear them apart?
I finished reading this book last night and you can find my review over here!
Condemned by Hayley Oakes
For eight years, I’ve lived with the scars left by him.
William Devereux consumed me until I didn’t know where I ended and he began … I tried to forget but I was forever changed.
And now he’s back.
Gone is the aggressive hothead who hurt me and set my body on fire in equal measure, replaced with a responsible, doting, single father.
I’m trying my best to remain unaffected.
He’s trying his best to make amends.
Sometimes the one thing you shouldn’t want, is the one thing you can’t breathe without.
I got an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. It will be up next Tuesday!
Excess Baggage by Laura Barnard
Stuck in a dead-end relationship, Erica Bennett finds herself daydreaming of her first holiday romance. She was fifteen, it was exciting, new and full of possibilities…and Jack Lawson was hot as hell. That kind of thing leaves a mark.
So when her friends suggest a girls holiday to Luna Island, it’s exactly what she needs to take her mind off things. What she doesn’t expect is to spot Jack – a much older, hotter version of him – across the hotel lobby.
Their attraction is still there and it isn’t long before sparks fly, but fifteen years is a long time. They aren’t the same people they were back then and besides, it’s only a week, right?
Is it a second chance at something real or will their excess baggage ruin their shot at love after they leave Luna Island?
I can’t wait to read this book! My review on it will be up soon!
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The year is 1969. In the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, fraternal twins Esthappen and Rahel fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family. Their lonely, lovely mother, Ammu, (who loves by night the man her children love by day), fled an abusive marriage to live with their blind grandmother, Mammachi (who plays Handel on her violin), their beloved uncle Chacko (Rhodes scholar, pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher), and their enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grandaunt). When Chacko’s English ex-wife brings their daughter for a Christmas visit, the twins learn that things can change in a day, that lives can twist into new, ugly shapes, even cease forever, beside their river…
This is a novel I have to read for uni. I’m now about 40 pages in and it’s lovely so far, although I still don’t have a clue what the story will be about. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it though, so I’m eager to continue!
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera tells the story of a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing and one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover. This magnificent novel juxtaposes geographically distant places, brilliant and playful reflections, and a variety of styles to take its place as perhaps the major achievement of one of the world’s truly great writers.
This is another book I have to read for uni and there’s this thing with the blurbs of literature that gives me absolutely no clue what the novels are about! So I don’t know if I’m looking forward to reading it …