TBR Buster: Vacation Reading

I'm reading down my TBR this coming week because I'm heading on what should be a gorgeous vacation to London and Spain (I can't wait!). Here's a look at what I'm looking forward to that's been sitting in my TBR pile. And yes, it's an ambitious list... Signal Boost, by Alyssa Cole

I've been waiting to read Alyssa Cole's new book Signal Boost for what feels like ages now (and luckily she's a very tolerant friend who hasn't given me grief for it). This is book 2 in her Off the Grid series after an excellent start with Radio Silence, and it picks up John's M/M romance.



Fortune's Pawn, by Rachel Bach

I don't read SciFi normally, but I was so charmed by Rachel Bach/Rachel Abbot on the Dear Bitches, Smart Authors podcast last week that I went ahead and bought Fortune's Pawn on the strength of awesome personality. And I can't wait to get reading!



Break Me In, by Shari Slade

Shari Slade and Amber Lin were kind enough to invite me along to the Bisexual Book Awards this weekend (where they won Best Romance!). While I was there, I told Shari that her first installment in this serial Ride Me Hard made me blush on the subway. She just laughed at my subway embarrassment. This is a dirty, dirty series and it's so good.



The Brightest Day: A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology, by Kianna Alexander, Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart, & Piper Huguley

I read an early draft of Alyssa Cole's Civil Rights Movement novella in this anthology and thought it was moving and sexy (the hero is just...yes). Naturally I'm so curious to read the rest of the anthology which are all spread out in different historical eras.



Off the Edge, by Carolyn Crane

Against the Dark did incredible, wrong things to me. I think I just sat on my bed and stared at my Kindle when I was done with it. And now I've been promised an even more incredible book in the RITA winning Off the Edge. I'm not sure I'm ready for the awesomeness.



Love and Other Scandals, by Caroline Linden

Caroline Linden has been on my TBR list for a year or so. What makes it even better is that I'm a sucker for a historical heroine busting out and deciding to have a little adventure all while recruiting a roguish family friend to help her.



Beyond Shame, by Kit Rocha

I haven't read a single Kit Rocha book, and I think it's about time to change that. I'm starting at the beginning of the Beyond series (and have a lot of books to catch up on I decide that like the book).



Intimate Geography, by Tamsen Parker

I read Tamsen Parker's first book, Personal Geography, earlier this year and loved it. It's raw, dark, dirty erotic romance, and it has a take-your-breath-away ending. I've been clamoring to get Intimate Geography into my TBR for a few weeks now and find out what happens next.



The Story of a New Name, by Elena Ferrante

This is the second book in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels. I read her and Karl Ove Knausgaard back to back and fell in love with both authors. I've been looking forward to sinking back into Ferrante's beautiful prose and reading more about the intertwining lives of Lila and Elena as they mature.



H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald

This book has been recommended to me by more people than any other this year. It's supposed to be a gorgeous memoir (a genre I don't usually go for) all centered around a woman training a goshawk and dealing with the death of her father.