Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What's On Liz's TBR List?

Hi all!

For me months go by and every time I see a new blog post or run into something about a book I just hit up Goodreads or B& and add it to my wishlist. Problem is, now that school has started finding time for leisure reading is tough! Still, I figured I'd share with you two of the books at the top of my TBR pile.

What are yours? I'd love some more to add to my collection. You know help the addiction grow...

My Life Next Door which is an adorable contemporary romance. And since I'm working on one I could use a few pointers. Beside isn't that the cutest cover? ;)

Goodreads Synopsis:

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

Semi-Charmed Life. Lately I'm all about NYC so reading about a blogger swept up into the NYC socialite life, well, that sounds promising. Okay, yeah, I also like the cover. (Yes, I'm one of those people)

Goodreads Synopsis:

In Nora Zelevansky’s hilarious debut, Semi-Charmed Life, an Upper West Side naïf, Beatrice Bernstein, gets swept up in the seemingly magical life of socialite Veruca Pfeffernoose, while ghost writing her blog. Veruca’s glitteringly opulent world soon seduces Beatrice away from her own insular, arty family with a promise of fancy parties, travel outside Manhattan (for once) and one desperately cute guy. But when her new glitzy lifestyle starts to take on dark undertones, Beatrice has to decide who she is—once and for all. With her own magical touch, Zelevansky deftly explores the world of rarified Manhattan in this sparkling modern fairy tale of first love, finding one’s voice and growing up.

What are you dying to read?



  1. My CP gushed about MY LIFE NEXT DOOR, as did a number of other people, so it's on hold at the library and will make it to the top of my list when it arrives. :D

  2. The two on top of my TBR pile are Inbetween by Tara Fuller and My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris.

  3. Oh Kelly My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is so on my list!

    I'm terrible. I'm in the middle of like 4 books right now. Idk what's up with me.

    And yayayyyyy good to know Stina!! That one sounds utterly adorable!

  4. Yep, MSSSC is definitely high up on my list.

  5. I just bought My Life Next Door today! I read two pages of it in the store and was like, "Sold." Also on-deck is Terra Elan McVoy's BEING FRIENDS WITH BOYS and IDENTICAL by Ellen Hopkins.

  6. My wish-list for books keeps getting longer and longer, too. There just aren't enough hours in the day, right? Thanks for the synopses of the books! :-)

  7. Those are awesome-looking reads. I'm neck-high in revision, right now, but trying to squeeze in some of Leigh Moore's The Truth About Faking as well as Julia Spencer-Fleming's In The Bleak Midwinter - I'm studying her craft of third person close, alternating POVs.