Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful day.
Instead of taking the time and actually writing out a review I’m going to talk about even more books that I’ve added to be TBR/Netgalley shelf. Thanks to Netgalley, of course.
Yeah… I hate myself too, it’s okay.
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Expected Release Date: February 13th, 2018
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:
Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!
Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.
A beautiful graphic novel about a prince who loves dresses… what else could you want?? I actually finished reading this one the day I’m writing this and it’s definitely worth adding to that ever growing TBR pile of yours. Trust me.
I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street by Matt Taibbi
Expected Release Date: October 24th, 2017
An exploration into the roots and aftermath of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the police in a work of riveting literary journalism from the bestselling author of The Divide.
On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in Staten Island, New York City, after a police officer put him in what has been described as a “chokehold” during an arrest for selling “loosies,” or single cigarettes. The final moments of his life were captured on video and seen by millions, sparking a nationwide series of protests that built into the “Black Lives Matter” movement that has transformed American politics.
Weeks after Garner’s death, two New York City police officers were killed by a young black man from Maryland, in what he claimed was revenge for Garner’s death. Those killings in turn led to police protests, clashes with New York’s new liberal mayor, and an eventual work slow-down.
Taibbi tells a compelling story of the crime, the grand jury, the media circus, the murder of the police, and the protests from every side.
A powerful story that I’m looking forward to being more informed about and I will never pass up an opportunity to be more informed on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
On the morning of August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden calls out to her maid: Someone’s killed Father. The brutal ax-murder of Andrew and Abby Borden in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts, leaves little evidence and many unanswered questions. While neighbors struggle to understand why anyone would want to harm the respected Bordens, those close to the family have a different tale to tell—of a father with an explosive temper; a spiteful stepmother; and two spinster sisters, with a bond even stronger than blood, desperate for their independence.
As the police search for clues, Emma comforts an increasingly distraught Lizzie whose memories of that morning flash in scattered fragments. Had she been in the barn or the pear arbor to escape the stifling heat of the house? When did she last speak to her stepmother? Were they really gone and would everything be better now? Shifting among the perspectives of the unreliable Lizzie, her older sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, and the enigmatic stranger Benjamin, the events of that fateful day are slowly revealed through a high-wire feat of storytelling.
THIS HAS BEEN SITTING ON MY KINDLE FOR A MONTH. WHY HAVEN’T I READ IT YET?!
Adultolescence by Gabbie Hanna
Expected Release Date: September 19th, 2017
From Teen Choice Award-nominated comedian and vlogger Gabbie Hanna, known on YouTube as The Gabbie Show, an astounding debut poetry collection that captures the essence of what it means to come of age in today’s world.
Full of confessional, whimsical, and darkly humorous observations about life, love, and the early years of adulthood, this collection of over 150 poems, each illustrated by Gabbie herself, will introduce you to the unique point of view of one of the internet’s most remarkable voices.
I’m usually not one to read youtuber’s novels but since this is TheGabbieShow and I love her videos and it’s not a memoir, I thought I might as well give it a chance. Here’s to hoping I get approved for this one.
Sorry for such a short post! Netgalley wasn’t doing it for me this week, nothing was catching my attention. Do you use Netgalley? Did you happen to stumble across a novel that you’re excited to read?! Let me know!
Thank you so much for reading and have a great day!