Goodreads Books I Recently Added to My Shelf

I love looking through books on Goodreads to add to my Want To Read shelf – especially since I’ll occasionally go through it and just put books in my cart from there to buy. And with so many books being published and announced each week, it’s so hard to remember which ones I was interested in.

So here are some books I recently added to my Goodreads shelf!


Mosquitoland by David Arnold
Published: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780451470775

I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange.

After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland…


The Castle School (for Troubled Girls) by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Release Date: March 2, 2021
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: YA Thriller
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781728220987

When Moira Dreyfuss’s parents announce that they’re sending her to an all-girls boarding school deep in the Maine woods, Moira isn’t fooled. She knows her parents are punishing her; she’s been too much trouble since her best friend, Nathan, died―and for a while before that. At the Castle School, isolated from the rest of the world, Moira will be expected to pour her heart out to the odd headmaster, Dr. Prince. But she isn’t interested in getting over Nathan’s death or befriending her fellow students…


Mark of the Wicked by Georgia Bowers
Release Date: August 10, 2021
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250773890

A young witch tries to unravel the mystery of who is framing her for dark magic in Georgia Bowers’ creepy YA debut fantasy, Mark of the Wicked.

Magic always leaves its mark.

All her life, Matilda has been told one thing about her magic: You use only when necessary. But Matilda isn’t interested in being a good witch. She wants revenge and popularity, and to live her life free of consequences, free of the scars that dark magic leaves on her face as a reminder of her misdeeds…


Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan
Release Date: May 25, 2021
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Historical Romance
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780358206217

In this irreverent regency romp by New York Times best-selling author Sophie Jordan, newly minted sixteen-year-old Primrose Ainsworth finds herself on a wayward birthday adventure through London with a mysterious hero—perfect for fans of My Lady Jane.

The youngest of four daughters, Primrose Ainsworth is used to getting lost in the shuffle. But when her parents decide to delay her debut into English society, Prim hatches a plan to go rogue on the night of her sixteenth birthday…


This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron
Release Date: June 29, 2021
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781547603909

Darkness blooms in bestselling author Kalynn Bayron’s new contemporary fantasy about a girl with a unique and deadly power.

Briseis has a gift: she can grow plants from tiny seeds to rich blooms with a single touch.

When Briseis’s aunt dies and wills her a dilapidated estate in rural New York, Bri and her parents decide to leave Brooklyn behind for the summer. Hopefully there, surrounded by plants and flowers, Bri will finally learn to control her gift…


The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Release Date: April 6, 2021
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Science Fiction Fantasy
Pages: 482
ISBN: 9781534456495

Eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto is certain her life is just beginning. She has a great family, just graduated high school, and is on her way to a party where her entire class is waiting for her—including, most importantly, the boy she’s been in love with for years. The only problem? She’s murdered before she gets there…

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Better Together by Christine Riccio
Release Date: June 1, 2021
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781250760067

Freaky Friday meets The Parent Trap in this sparkling and heartfelt story about sisters, second chances, finding romance, and finding yourself.

Jamie’s an aspiring standup comic in Los Angeles with a growing case of stage anxiety.

Siri’s a stunning ballerina from New Jersey nursing a career-changing injury…

What are some books you recently added to your Want to Read shelf? 


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