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The Next 5 Books I Want to Buy and Why

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Hey, bookworms! For today’s post I wanted to discuss the next 5 books I plan on buying, and why they’re on the top of my list. I will admit, I’m somewhat on a book buying ban since I’m moving soon, but knowing me I’ll be purchasing a few more between now and then!😂 There are a variety of different genres on this list; most shockingly non-fiction, but I know that all of these books will either bring me joy or help me in a major way! Let’s get started!

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Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

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I’ve noticed this renowned author for years and only recently did one of her books really intrigue me. Barefoot sounds full of drama, chaos, and spice, and I’m so pumped to read it this summer! This story follows three women burdened with small children and emotional instability; they all have their own trauma and circumstances! On a trip to Nantucket for the summer, Vicki is trying to sort through the news that she has a severe illness, Brenda has left her career after being caught in an affair with one of her students, and Melanie is finally pregnant with her husband who is, unfortunately, having an affair. While they’re in Nantucket, they’re introduced to an insanely attractive 22-year-old named Josh Flynn, who helps babysit their children and allows them to let loose and relax on their well-needed vacation! I feel like this is going to be such a perfect book to read on the beach for hours at a time and I cannot wait!

Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski

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On a more serious note, this is one of my top 5 because I’m in serious need of self-improvement and allowing myself the rest I need to avoid burnout! I love that this book focuses solely on how women experience burnout differently from men and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize the amount of stress and emotional discomfort we face to live a more freeing and joyful life! I have always struggled with stretching myself too thin to the point where I break down and need to take longer breaks than actually necessary, so I think this book will really help me!

If We Were Villains by M.L Rio

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This one has been on my radar for some time now and my good friend at work also loves this book to death, so I figured it was worth adding to the list! This book has a “then and now” aspect to it where a man named Oliver was accused of murder 10 years prior, and a detective asks him to flip through his memory about what truly happened all those years ago to determine what really happened. 10 years earlier, Oliver and his five friends all place the same roles onstage at the elite arts college they attend as they do in real life: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingenue, and extra! One of the six friends is suddenly found dead after drama incurs and the five remaining friends must pull off the acting challenge of a lifetime: convincing the police, and themselves, that they are innocent and didn’t murder their friend. This definitely gives me some dark academia/mystery vibes and I could not be more excited to see what the hype is all about!

Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score

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This is by far one of the most exciting books for me because I love romances, and I am currently in a home renovation addiction phase since I’ll be moving soon and can’t wait to do renovations myself! This romance releases next month and is all about a famous house-flipper named Maggie who is on a mission to flip an old Victorian home in four months to something beautiful. The only thing is there’s a distraction, Silas and his adorable dog. Silas is a landscaper in the area who seems to want to be in Maggie’s life, whether it’s serious or not, but she is not looking to put down any roots and isn’t sure if a sexual distraction is healthy for her right now. As their summer progresses and Silas forces his way into her life, Maggie has begun demolishing her emotional walls and is panicking about whether she needs to do what she came to do and move on or follow her heart! I am obsessed with this storyline, and I can’t wait to see how I like it because I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Lucy Score’s work!

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

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This was a late add to this list that actually took the place of The Stand by Stephen King, but when I saw it at work in paperback for the first time yesterday, I was like, “YES, YUP”. I have wanted to read this book for so long as it sounds insanely exciting and has a ton of different bestseller awards! Long story short, this book revolves around a professor and his old student who had a top-selling idea for a book plot, but then the years later the student dies without ever publishing the book and the professor takes his idea. I’m almost positive there’s some sort of mystery aspect to this book regarding the truth around what this book’s plot is truly about (and who), and about how the professor stole this plot idea for the money and fame which isn’t the morally correct thing to do! Overall, I’m super excited to read this soon and give my review to you guys!

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Like I said at the beginning, there are a variety of genres in this post, but I cannot wait to pick these 5 books up and read them for pleasure and/or for my mental health! There’s 1 general fiction, 2 thrillers, 1 romance, and 1 non-fiction; the perfect variety if I do say so myself! For those of you who are interested in knowing which I’m least versus most excited about, here you go:

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Comment down below a book that you’re insanely excited to purchase soon so we can all have more book recommendations! Thank you so much for reading today’s post and I hope all you bookworms have a fantastic day!❤

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