ARCs in my TBR Pile


This reading year, I’m focused on reading fun books that make me enjoy my reading experience. Last year, I found myself in a reading rut where I struggled to finish books because I wasn’t invested in what I was reading. In my 20 books to read in 2020 list, I detailed 20 books that generated some excitement in me to pick up this year.

Luckily for me, I was approved on Netgalley to receive eArcs of two of these books! I feel incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to read these two books early to share my excitement with other readers and I am eagerly anticipating their release dates to discuss my opinions with other readers. While you can expect a full review of these books to be posted closer to the publication dates, here is a synopsis of each book and why it is one of my most anticipated releases:

  • 10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon
10 Things I Hate About Pinky (Dimple and Rishi, #3)

I was recently approved for 10 Things I Hate About Pinky on Netgalley, which is the third book in the When Dimple Met Rishi companion series. In this book, Pinky goes on summer vacation with her family. To convince her family that she makes good choices, she asks Samir to join her family at the lake as her fake boyfriend. Since Samir’s summer internship fell through, he is more than happy to volunteer if Pinky puts in a good word with her mom, a powerful attorney looking for a winter intern.

Sandhya Menon typically delivers fun, YA contemporaries which are right up my alley. I received an Arc for There’s Something About Sweetie earlier this year and it became my favorite book by Menon. I’m crossing my fingers that I will enjoy this next installment of the companion series!

  • Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett
Chasing Lucky

Chasing Lucky was another recent Netgalley approval for me and I am so excited to read. Along with 10 Things I Hate About Pinky, it appeared on my 20 books to read in 2020 list. In this book, Josie Saint-Martin is an aspiring photographer who returns to her hometown and clashes with the local bad boy, Lucky Karras, who used to be her best friend.

I have read two other books by Jenn Bennett, Alex, Approximately and Serious Moonlight, both of which I received eArcs for via NetGalley. While Alex, Approximately was only an average read for me, I really enjoyed Serious Moonlight and was hooked from start to finish. After Serious Moonlight, I wanted to check out more Jenn Bennett books as was delighted to see she had an upcoming release in 2020. Chasing Lucky sounds so much fun with the friends to enemies to lovers trope, but likes Jenn Bennett’s other novels, I’m sure it also has a lot of heart and character growth.

What upcoming releases are you mot excited for?

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