Goodreads Recommendations: To Read or Not to Read #1

Hey there booklovers!

I thought I’d have a little fun today with my Goodreads recs. Feel free to think of this as a tag and do it over on your own blog! I’ll probably do this once a month or so. (Because I need to add more books to my TBR *insert eyeroll*)

Here are the ‘rules’:
Take a look at your Goodreads recommendations, choose a shelf, pick a few, share the synopsis, and decide whether you’ll add it to your TBR (including why or why not).

Goodreads Book Recs

updated: Sep 21, 2018 05:25AM. Based on my ‘Favorites’ shelf.

Title: M-Theory: A Marauders Short Story (Marauders #0) by Lina Andersson*


M-Theory: This theory combines the five different string theories into one. It states that strings are really 1-dimensional slices of a 2-dimensional membrane vibrating in 11-dimensional space and that the five different versions of string theory might describe the same thing seen from different perspectives. In plain text: it’s a fucking mystery.

Recommended because I added: Under Locke by Mariana Zapata
Add to TBR?: No. TBH, that synopsis told me nothing about this book.


Title: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (Necromancer, #1) by Lish McBride*


Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak. Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else. With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin?

Recommended because I added: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Add to TBR?: No. You know me, I always need at least little romance in most of my books. This doesn’t seem to have any.


Title: Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1) by Tricia Levenseller*


There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for. Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship. More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

Recommended because I added: Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Add to TBR?: YES! OMG! This sounds SO good! Especially after reading To Kill a Kingdom, I’m all about pirates right now… and the potential romance sounds so good!


Title: A Little Ray of Sunshine by Lani Diane Rich*


Emmy James is not the kind of girl who attracts angels. In fact, after she sent her life into a nosedive six years ago, she’s tried to attract as little as possible -attention, people, or responsibility. She skips from town to town in an Airstream trailer, working odd jobs and keeping to herself until a sudden whim lets her know it’s time to move again. And this works just fine, until the day two unexpected visitors show up at the New Jersey trailer park she calls home. One is a childhood friend with news: her mother and his father are getting married, and they want EJ to be there. The other is a sweet but odd woman named Jess, who says she’s an angel specializing in cosmic relationship mending…and blueberry pancakes. Jess doesn’t think it’s any coincidence that this is all happening at once, but EJ would rather run herself over with her own Airstream before reconnecting with her neglectful, self-absorbed mother. When she wakes up to find her trailer cruising down the highway with a determined angel at the wheel, however, EJ realizes that sometimes what you want and what the Universe intends for you can be two very different things…

Recommended because I added: A Little Night Magic by Lucy March
Add to TBR?: No. Eh, it would take quite a bit for me to get into a book like this and I don’t really have the confidence that I’ll be able to based on the summary and the cover.


Title: Flora Segunda (Flora Trilogy, #1) by Ysabeau S. Wilce


Flora knows better than to take shortcuts in her family home, Crackpot Hall–the house has eleven thousand rooms, and ever since her mother banished the magickal butler, those rooms move around at random. But Flora is late for school, so she takes the unpredictable elevator anyway. Huge mistake. Lost in her own house, she stumbles upon the long-banished butler–and into a mind-blowing muddle of intrigue and betrayal that changes her world forever. Full of wildly clever plot twists, this extraordinary first novel establishes Ysabeau Wilce as a compelling new voice in teen fantasy.

Recommended because I added: Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones
Add to TBR?: No. The ratings aren’t that high and it’s not really my cup of tea.


Title: One by Jewel E. Ann*


Lake Jones is a cover girl for cutting-edge prosthetic legs, a binge-watcher of Netflix, known to spy on her neighbor through her door’s peephole, and fond of laser games with her hairless cat. She’s also a bit sexually-frustrated. Until … God bestows a breath of mercy upon her in the form of Minnesota’s NFL starting quarterback. But this gift is no stranger. Lake met Cage Monaghan three years earlier. It was one day. One moment. One kiss that resurrected her dreams of finding love. His dimpled smile distracts from his imperfections, which include: a love for country music, fishing, and a feline-hating girlfriend. When life finally gives them their chance, it’s a humorous and heart-wrenching journey to find their place in the world. “We would be Cage and Lake. We would be unpredictable. We would be reckless. We would give normality the middle finger.” ***This book is a standalone. However, it is HIGHLY recommended that any readers who have not, but may consider, reading the Jack & Jill Series, do so before reading this book. It contains spoilers to Jack & Jill.

Recommended because I added: Ball Peen Hammer by Lauren Rowe
Add to TBR?: Yes! And, actually, I’m going to add the Jack & Jill book, too!


What books are on your Goodreads recs? Do you agree with them?




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