TBR Spotlight: 7 Authors I Want To Read

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Originally, today’s post was just going to be me talking about a bunch of authors I want to read but then I remembered that I started this little series on the blog where I spotlight certain aspects of my TBR – I did 8 books featuring POCs last month, if you missed it – and decided to include today’s post in that series! I mean, it goes perfectly with what I want to do and gives me yet another chance to look at my TBR and make sure that there are only books on it that I am still interested in reading especially since some books have been on there for years. Ooops! But let’s not get too rambly and instead start this post!

Pierce Brown


Up first we have the very handsome and funny Pierce Brown! I know for a fact that I have talked about wanting to start reading Pierce Brown books on the blog before, but it’s been a while and I need to remind myself that he is actually on my TBR and that Red Rising keeps staring at me because I continue to pick other books over it and that’s just not nice. And I am sorry, okay? I really am. I think I am going to make it my plan to read his Red Rising trilogy in time for the release of Iron Gold – which is a companion novel if I remember correctly. People are losing it over that release and I’m just sitting here with some serious FOMO (aka fear of missing out)! Soon, Pierce. Soon.

Laini Taylor


Next, we have Laini Taylor who I don’t really know anything about other than the fact that people really love her writing and that I haven’t read a single book by her yet. But! I actually own a Laini Taylor book now so I can read something of her’s – the question is just when? I don’t know if it’s smart to start with the author’s most recent work and then work backward, but it’s what I’m going to do because I really, really want to read Strange The Dreamer already (or listen to the audiobook while reading along)!

Tahereh Mafi


I feel like Jackie might be really excited to read that Tahereh Mafi is on my author TBR as she is the author of Jackie’s favorite series and Jackie keeps fangirling about it! I mean, I’ve read some of Tahereh’s work before (Shatter Me and Destroy Me) but I didn’t enjoy it too much back then. I am willing to give the series another chance though. But then again, Tahereh’s also has books outside of the Shatter Me series released, so I might just go for those instead – we’ll see! But I definitely want to read more of her work and find out if present day me enjoys her writing more!

Adam Silvera


It seems like everyone in the book community continues to rave about Adam, his writing and his books and I’m still sitting over here not having read a single one of his books! And the guy is releasing a new novel next month too – his second this year! And apparently, Adam loves to rip out people’s heart and stomp all over them? Sounds like a fun time for sure! Is there a point in time when it’s a good idea to read his books? Should I be really happy before so I don’t get too sad after I finish his books? Or should I be a bit sad already to feel the full force of his writing? Any suggestions?

Libba Bray


To be honest with you guys, the main reason why Libba Bray is on this list is her The Diviners series and it’s insanely pretty covers. I know that Libba has written so many more books, but I am mainly just interested in the Diviners series. But those books are huge. And while I’ve read big books, I am somewhat intimidated by the size of them! Do big books by an author on your TBR ever make you not want to read their work? Or do big books not intimidate you?

Renee Ahdieh


Up next, we have Renee Ahdieh! I feel like both her The Wrath And The Dawn Duology, as well as Flame In The Mist, are pretty liked books (the former maybe a bit more) and people tend to praise Renee’s writing quite often which has me curious for sure! And since I do want to read more diverse this year and read books set in places other than the US I feel like Renee’s books are exactly what I need! But at the same time, I keep putting it off to actually buy any of her books because I’m worried I won’t enjoy them? And what am I gonna do then??? How do you guys deal with that? Do you just buy the book and hope for the best? Or do you borrow the book from the library and buy it after if you really enjoyed it?

Amanda Foody


Amanda is definitely the most recent author on my TBR and I am so excited to hopefully read her debut novel soon! I keep hearing nothing but good things about it and Amanda really went at it and promoted her book and got me really excited for it! I just need to wait until the UK paperback is released because that’s the cover I want to own! It’s so pretty. Just one more month! I’m sure I can do it! Amanda is actually one of the few authors I follow on Twitter and interact with often which also kind of cements her place on this list! Whenever I think an author is great, I want to make sure I read their books too.

How about you?

Do you guys have any authors on your TBRs? Who is your #1 priority to read? Have you read any of these authors before (I’m sure you have as they are rather popular) and which one should I get to first? Let’s discuss in the comments below! I’m looking forward to it!

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Down the TBR hole #16

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Hello, Everyone! Hope you had a great week!

Every week I go through my TBR and decide which books to take off or keep. This meme is hosted by Lia over at imaginaryplacesonpaper. You should check out her blog!

Without further ado, let’s get into it.


  • Wicked Like A Wildfire by Lana Popovic sounds very interesting! Ir’s actually going to be released on August 15th! I’m definitely interested in reading it. The premise reminds of glamours that the Lunars use in The Lunar Chronicles and I think that’s a really cool element.
  • Long may she Reign by Rhiannon Thomas this kind of concept is being used quite a lot and reading the synopsis didn’t really have me sold. Let me know if you read this and enjoyed it though! I never say never to trying it in the future.


  • Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer is definitely going to stay on my TBR because I already own a copy and definitely plan on reading it because reading more about Iko definitely has me on board!
  • Flowers of Luna by Jennifer Linsky is a sapphic romance novel about a girl with a family who has quite a bad reputation and she goes to the moon to make a name for herself but she meets this woman and romance ensues.


That’s it for this week! I hope you’re all having a great reading month so far.

Down the TBR hole #15


Hello, Everyone! Another week has gone by and here we are again. I hope you had a great week (with reading.).

Every week I go through my TBR and decide which books to take off or keep. This meme is hosted by Lia over at imaginaryplacesonpaper. You should check out her blog!

Without further ado, let’s get into it.


  • We Are Okay by Nina LaCour is about a girl named Marin who leaves her life behind to start over in New York. Once her best friend who she hasn’t told why she left comes back to visit she has to confront everything that happened. Sounds very interesting and a lot of people have enjoyed this book. I’m definitely intrigued! It can stay.
  • We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson is a story where a boy got abducted by aliens when he was a teenager and they keep bringing up on their ship. I have to say I never heard of any premise like this before and now that I’ve read it, I want to read it.


  • The Selection by Kiera Cass has me very intrigued and I have heard so many different things about it which makes me expect quite a few controversial aspects of it. I’m giving this a chance! It also features a competition which seems like a lot of fun.
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray is set in the 1920’s and that already has me sold! The idea of reading something that is set in the past seems so interesting! I’m keeping this. (Note: It gets harder and harder to choose what to keep and what not. The struggle is real here.)


Have you read any of these? If yes, let me know what you thought of them.



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Down the TBR hole #13


Hey, Everyone! I hope you’ve been having a great week! I hear a lot of people are at BEA or BookCon this week, so, if you did go, I hope you had fun!

Every week I go through my TBR and decide which books to take off or keep. This meme is hosted by Lia over at imaginaryplacesonpaper. You should check out her blog!

Without further ado, let’s get into it.


  • As I Descended by Robin Talley has a bisexual main character who’s in a relationship with a girl. I’m totally game for this! Even if I might not end up liking it as much, at least I gave it a chance for the representation in it.
  • Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli will definitely stay on my TBR. I’ve recently read Becky’s other book The Upside of Unrequited which was released in April this year. I fell in love with her writing and how fun it is!


  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I’m kinda torn about this because I tried getting into Fangirl but it didn’t really get me as much as I wanted to. But I think I’m gonna give this one a chance – see if it like it better than Fangirl.
  • Huntress by Malinda Lo has me sold on that synopsis alone! This sounds like such a cool story with diversity, lesbians, and fighting. It’s also written by a WOC Author.


  • Rebel Of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton sounds like a lot of fun (with a few tropes that are overused) and I’ve never read anything in a desert setting so this seems like a good place to start.
  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes is staying on my TBR because a) I already own a copy of this book b) I love fantasy that involves Kingdoms and Magic, so this has me sold already. One of the characters names is Magnus which is kinda funny.

That’s it for this week! Let me know if you read any of these and whether you liked them or not!


Down the TBR Hole #12

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Hello, Everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. My exam is over now (still waiting on results) and my last days at work are counting themselves. But here we are back with this meme that is so much fun! Swetlana has decided not to participate for a few weeks, so, you’re left with just me.

Every week I go through my TBR and decide which books to take off or keep. This meme is hosted by Lia over at imaginaryplacesonpaper. You should check out her blog!

Without further ado, let’s get into it.


  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff has the coolest concept of a book I have ever seen. Actually, I’ve started reading this a while ago but didn’t continue yet but I’m definitely planning on finishing it, although I might have to start from the beginning because most of it got lost in my head.
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman gives me some serious Lunar Chronicles vibes based on the synopsis alone! I’ll be giving this a chance because I haven’t read much sci-fi yet and want to explore that genre a bit more.


  • Assasin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers sounds interesting enough but like I mentioned in a previous post, there are so many similar books and I want to make room for others. Maybe someday I’ll pick it up but not anytime soon. Sorry!
  • Truthwitch by Susan Dennard has such a cool concept that plays with truth and lies and that alone has me sold already! A lot of people seemed to have enjoyed it a lot so, that’s always a given.


  • History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera is about grief, coping with the loss of a loved one and self-discovery. Seeing as I already own a copy of this book, I would be damned if I took it off my TBR.
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera is about Aaron who, despite having a girlfriend, finds himself falling for a guy. Things get complicated from there on. I’m game for any book with LGBT+ characters in them so I’m sold. I also want to explore the contemporary genre a bit more because I read a lot of fantasy.

That’s it for this week! Let me know if you read any of these and whether you enjoyed them or not!

Down The TBR Hole #11

Hey, my name is Swetlana and I completely forgot to write and post this yesterday. I feel like I haven’t really been writing posts lately and so I honestly just forgot all about this week’s TBR Take Down post! But I guess it’s better a day late than not at all, right? This weekly meme is hosted by Lia over at Lost In A Story! You should definitely check out her blog and see which books she’s gotten rid of over the weeks!

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Book #1: Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Up first this week we have Strange The Dreamer and honestly, this story sounds a bit out there and I love it? I’ve seen so many people rave about this book and it was on countless anticipated releases lists too! And I know that a lot of people love Laini Taylor and that definitely makes me want to read this even more! This is staying on my TBR!

Book #2: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

I swear, this week is made up mostly of books that are really beloved or the author is really beloved and obviously Furthermore fits that category too! So many people love Tahereh and from what I’ve seen, she seems like a pretty cool person (can we just mention her pregnancy announcement with Ransom Ricks? so cute.) and we’ve talked about this before. Whenever I like an author as a person I want to read their books too, so this is staying on my TBR as well!

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Book #3: Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch

I’ve read the first two books in this trilogy and I really enjoyed them which makes me want to read Frost Like Night too! And I don’t really like leaving series I enjoyed unfinished, so that might play into my decision too. That and the stunning covers. Looking at them all together results in the heart eyes emoji! This is staying on my TBR!

Book #4: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Oh, look! Another book by an author I find really awesome! Up next we have Red Rising and I recently talked about how I want to read this sometime this year and that feeling is still absolutely true! I’ve actually seen more people recently talk highly of this series, so that definitely has me more excited too! This is staying on my TBR as well!

Book #5: Wires And Nerve by Marissa Meyer

The last book on this week’s list is Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer! This features one of my favorite characters from The Lunar Chronicles: Iko! She was such a fun character to get to know and her interactions with the other characters were always so much fun! I can’t wait to get to this sometime soon – this is staying on my TBR!

I feel like this is the first time in eleven weeks that I am keeping all of the books on my TBR! I honestly didn’t even look at the synopsis for any of these books because I already knew that I really wanted to read them and they are all fairly recent additions to my TBR (about a year at most) which means that my interest in them is still fairly new!

Have you guys read any of these books? Which one should I get to next (after I read Lady Midnight, Lord Of Shadows and hopefully This Savage Song)? Please let me know in the comments below!