This year, I’m aiming to read 3 books a month, so that I can achieve my goal of 36 books in 2021! I’ve never really planned my next books in advance, apart from knowing what my next book will be during the last 100 pages of my current read, to motivate me even more! Let’s see if I stick to any of these goals this year!
This month, I am going to be reading the two books that I’m currently reading, as well as a new book.
Pleading Hearts – S.J. Hopewell
Determined to honor her late father’s memory, twenty-two-year-old Anna Fitzgerald embarks on a journey through Virginia’s top law school: Ashcroft University. With the love of her mother, younger sister Margaret, and faithful dog Jasper, Anna is unstoppable. Until she unexpectedly finds herself at the mercy of oncoming traffic. Cue Justin Goldman – her ruggedly handsome, intellectually charming classmate with warm, hazel eyes and a surprisingly relatable past. Justin jumps to Anna’s rescue, pulling her to safety in his arms. The only problem? Justin has a girlfriend. As Anna advances through law school in denial of her growing feelings for Justin, neither could possibly predict the tragedy that would soon strike the beloved city of Manderley.
Average rating on Amazon: 5⭐
The Mechanical Maestro – Emily Owen
Brothers George and Douglas Abernathy are clockmakers who are barely scraping a living in their family’s shop. They are also brilliant inventors with a sideline building custom-built androids and other technology ahead of its time. Their sixteen-year-old sister, Molly, is also a genius, specialising in transformative plant biology, but earns her keep by sewing.
The Abernathys’ fortunes improve dramatically when the brothers invent a clockwork automaton composer named Maestro, whose musical artistry takes London by storm. But there are those who believe Maestro is a fake, and others who think him a monstrosity.
As Maestro tries to make sense of the world of London’s high-society which he is thrown into, he incites the interest of sinister figures who would go to any lengths to discover what makes him tick.
Average rating on Goodreads: 4.71⭐
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
Average rating on Goodreads: 4.51⭐
These are the books that I am aiming to read this month.
Have you decided what books you’re reading this month? Do you plan your reading in advance? Or do you just choose your next book as you go along? Let me know in the comments!
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