Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To Be Read Tuesday!

I'm trying to get back into blogging, I swear! But so far I'm not doing so great. I decided to post every Tuesday about books on my TBR list. (Lord knows there are enough to last awhile.)

To kick it off I'm sharing some books from my pub-sisters. There are a ton of Swoon Romance, and Month9 books that I'm looking forward to reading, but I'm going to share two this week and two next week. :)


Sixteen-year-old Zadie’s first mistake was telling the boy she liked she could bring her dead sister back to life. Her second mistake was actually doing it.

When Zadie accidentally messes with the Reaper’s Rite that should have claimed her sister Mara, things go horribly wrong. Mara isn’t the same anymore—Zadie isn’t even sure she’s completely human, and to top it off, a Reaper is determined to collect Mara’s soul no matter what. Now Zadie must figure out how to defeat her sister’s Reaper, or let Mara die … this time for good.

Why it's on my TBR list:

For one, I love sister stories. And the premise fascinates me. Will she be able to save her sister? Or will she have to let her go? I don't know about you, but I want to find out! 

Louder Than Words

Disappointment has been on speed dial in Ellen Grayson's life lately. Her dad died, her mom numbs the grief with drugs and alcohol, and her so-called friends have slowly abandoned her. 

Trusting a popular teacher with her troubles should have been safe and should NOT have led to an unwelcome seduction attempt that made her desperate to escape the final moments of Junior year. Lesson learned. Best to keep all the sordid details to herself and trust no one.

Enter Rex Jacobi, a cocky boy, recently transplanted from New York City and fellow summer camp employee. Though his quick wit and confidence draws her in, she can't let him get too close. And summer is just long enough and hot enough to keep a boy like that at arm's length.

But by the time Rex's charm wears down her resistance, it's too late. He's put Ellen on the "just friends" shelf and has shifted his romantic attentions to the impossibly annoying and perky anti-Ellen. Even worse, the teacher who tried to get her to sleep with him is still at it, preying on other girls while Ellen struggles to come to terms with what happened.

With her ability to trust as shaky as a chastity vow on prom night, Ellen must decide if she has enough remaining courage to speak up about the well-liked teacher and risk retribution, tell Rex how she really feels about him and risk heartbreak, or hold all her secrets inside. After all, it's the only safe place she knows when the only thing louder than words is the fear of being rejected.

Why it's on my TBR list:

This poor girl! I feel for her already. I love emotion-filled, 
character driven stories and this sounds like it will fit the bill.

I want to know what's on your to be read list! And if you want to add these books to 
your TBR list you can click the titles above to go to their GR page.


  1. Good to hear from you Rachel!
    Go with whatever schedule works for you.

  2. Dorthy's is on my TBR list already, but the other one is new. Blogging is sometimes hard to get to, so no worries!

  3. My Sister's Reaper is on my list too. In fact, I almost started reading it just a week or two ago...but let's face it, life has been so "interesting" the last couple months I really haven't done much reading.

    Here's to blogging as we can, eh?

  4. Ooh, these both sound great. I especially love the sound of My Sister's Reaper. I'm such a sucker for dark, supernatural stories!

  5. This is a great idea for a regular post. I like how you share why you want to read them. They both sound interesting, in wildly different ways, of course.