Saturday, August 5, 2017

My TBR List #2 - August 2017

Hello everyone!  I'm participating in a new meme called the "My To-Be Read List" meme which is hosted by Because Reading and basically the goal of this meme is to pick 3 books from your TBR pile and let your followers and other participants vote for the book you should read next!  Also, stop by the other blogs and help vote for the books that they should read as well as your own!

Use #MyTBRL at the end of your post so that way, if your linky doesn't work, there's still a way to find you!


By: Stephanie Garber

Hardcover407 pages

Published January 31st 2017 by Flatiron Books

Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.


By: Marissa Meyer

Hardcover453 pages

Published November 8th 2016 by Feiwel & Friends

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Made You Up

By: Francesca Zappia

Hardcover448 pages

Published May 19th 2015 by Greenwillow Books

Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook and Liar.

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn't she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal. 

Funny, provoking, and ultimately moving, this debut novel featuring the quintessential unreliable narrator will have readers turning the pages and trying to figure out what is real and what is made up.


  1. I voted for Caraval because I read it at the beginning of the year and it still haunts me. It is so good!! Hope you enjoy the winning book :)

  2. I went with Caraval. I've seen it around but have yet to read it. Thanks for stopping by my blog Worth Reading It?

  3. I chose made you up since I recently read Eliza and her Monsters and liked it a lot!

  4. Even though the others look good, it was a hands down Heartless vote for me. That was easily one of my favorite reads of the year last year :)

  5. I voted for Made You Up because it sounds so intriguing! I hadn't heard of it before, although I've heard good things about the other two you mentioned. I hope you enjoy whichever wins!

  6. I had only read Caraval, but people love Heartless and I have heard tons of praise for Made You Up. So essentially, you cannot lose with any of these.

  7. I'm interested in Caraval myself. Can't wait to see which one wins!

  8. Caraval but that was hard, I have both Heartless and Caraval but I want to read Caraval soon. Would love to see what you think of it.