September TBR

Apparently this month is going to be contemporary September & honestly, not mad about it at all!

Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy
This is the first middle grade book from this author & I’m beyond ready to jump into the story.

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
You’ve seen this on my TBR countless times, I know. I’m going to read it this month though. Promise!

Dear Martin by Nic Stone
I have heard INCREDIBLE things about this book!

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
One of my most anticipated releases for 2020!

 ➸ Beach Read by Emily Henry
I’ve heard a lot of buzz about this book lately. Fingers crossed I like it as much as everyone else!

Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
I have no idea what to really expect from this book. I have a feeling it is going to rip my heart in two.

The How & the Why by Cynthia Hand
I’m reading this for a new book club I am in! My friend Lacey started We’re All Booked & this is our first pick! 

What do you plan to read in September??

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August TBR

How is it already August? I swear it still feels like March. 😬

My TBR for the month is going to be pretty chill. I am still feeling a little slumpy so I’m not going to put too much on my plate.

Fable by Adrienne Young

This is one of my most anticipated releases of the year! I have loved this author’s first two books so I’m hoping I will feel the same about Fable! Release date is September 1!

These Vengeful Hearts by Katherine Laurin

This is a YA thriller about a high school secret society. Release date is September 8!

Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

I’m super excited to continue with this series! The ending of book 2 was so good and I’m dying to see what happens next. I’m buddy reading this with Lacey!

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Yes, I will be reading this as soon as it is released! I think I am gong to go with the audiobook so fingers crossed it’s good. I CAN’T WAIT!

And that’s it! What will you be reading this month?

July TBR

Hi friends! I’m super excited for what I’m reading this month. There’s a couple rereads, ARCs, and TBR jar picks!

Goodreads pages will be linked.

REREADS

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

I have been meaning to catch up with this series for two years now and it is finally happening!

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Finishing out my reread of this nostalgic series. What a time it has been!

ARCs

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Y’all, I am still in shock that I was approved for this title. I have never been more excited and grateful. I am actually 70% into this right now and OMG!!!! It’s FANTASTIC!!! Release date is October 6th.

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston

This is the third book in the Once Upon a Con series. I had this on my TBR last month, but I failed to get around to it. This title releases on August 4th!

TBR JAR

I have a TON of books on my shelves that I need to read and I thought doing a TBR jar would be a fun way to get to them. I am going to draw out two books each month and I have to read one (or both if I am super interested).

This month I drew…

The King of Bourbon Street by Thea de Salle
I don’t really know much about this book besides the fact that it’s an adult romance with a plus size main character. I mean, I’m sold just on that alone!

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
This pick is actually perfect! I was really hoping to read Graceling this summer anyway so yay!!

And there’s so much more I WANT to read this month but nothing is set in stone!

What do you plan to read in July??

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June TBR

I have a PACKED TBR this month. I broke it down into groups to help explain!

Goodreads pages will be linked.

REREADS

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

This is one of my all time favorite books and it’s one that I reread every year!

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

I am rereading the Twilight Saga in preparation for Midnight Sun. I am also rewatching the movie and doing commentary over on my Instagram! I’m having a lot of fun!

ARCs

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

This is a YA horror that releases on July 7! I really enjoyed this author’s debut, Wilder Girls, so I am super excited to dive into this story.

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston

This is the third book in the Once Upon a Con series. I seriously CANNOT believe I was approved for this title. I absolutely loved the first two books so I have high hopes for this one.

🌈 LGBTQ+ READS 🌈

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

My wonderful friend Lacey gifted me this book last year and I have been putting off reading it until now!

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

I have heard fantastic things about this author’s books. I am hoping I love this and it will make me want to read their backlist titles.

All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages

A queer anthology that I have been DYING to read. I don’t want to get my hopes up too high, but I reallllly want to love this book!

TBR JAR

I have a TON of books on my shelves that I need to read and I thought doing a TBR jar would be a fun way to get to them. I am going to draw out two books each month and I have to read one (or both if I am super interested).

This month I drew…

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
I am actually really happy with this pick! This author has another book coming out soon and I want to read her debut first.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I have seen mixed reviews of this book, but I am still intrigued by the premise.

What are you planning to read in June??

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May TBR

Last month I had a strict TBR, but this month I am going to mood read! I have a few books that I need to read, but after that I have zero plans! 😃

Goodreads pages will be linked.

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

I am rereading this so I can continue on with the rest of the series!

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

This is an eARC that I need to get to! It’s release date is July 7.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

If you’ve been following my blog for a while then this book may come as a surprise to you! Last year I had a goal to read ALL the Shadowhunter books but I called it quits after three books. I even put in a post that I DNF’d this series. For some reason though, I have really wanted to get back into the world. Hopefully this goes well.

What are you planning to read in May??

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April & OWLs Magical Readathon TBR

Hi friends! It has been quite a while since my last post. Things have been a little crazy. With everything going on in the world, I haven’t had the time or energy to write up new posts. I haven’t even been able to read much at all. My mind has been so overwhelmed with coronavirus news and it’s been hard to focus on anything else. 

 It’s been two weeks since social distancing/quarantine started and I am finally getting into a routine. I’m really hoping that April will be a lot calmer and easier than March was.

I have an ambitious TBR this month. I am going to break it down into sections to better explain!

ARCs

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
Release date: May 26
Publisher: Berkley
I don’t really know much about this book besides it’s a F/F romance set in the entertainment industry. That’s enough info to get me super excited to start reading!

Admission by Julie Buxbaum
Release date: May 5
Publisher: Delacorte
I know that it takes a while to get a book published, so I’m convinced this author is psychic. Admission follows a college bribery scandal. Sound familiar…Aunt Becky???

By the Book by Amanda Sellet
Release date: May 12
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Again, I can’t remember much about the synopsis, but I know it has to do with a book nerd. I’m here for it.

OWLs MAGICAL READATHON

This AMAZING readathon is hosted by Book Roast. She puts so much hard work into this and I am very excited to participate for the first time. I chose to pursue the Seer career! This means I need to complete three courses to pass my OWLs!

➸ Ancient Runes: heart on the cover or in the title

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
This is the companion novel to Letters to the Lost. I absolutely loved that book and I can’t wait to see some of the characters again.

➸ Astronomy: read a majority of this book when it’s dark outside

The Whisper Man by Alex North
An adult thriller about catching a serial killer. I figured this would be a great one to read at night!

➸ Divination: assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read

Wilder Girls by Rory Power
This couldn’t have been a more perfect pick! I have been wanting to read this for such a long time!

OTHER READS

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
I have been waiting for my audiobook hold to come in for a while & I am next in line. Finally!

Let’s Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry
I thought this would be an interesting time to read this book.

That’s it! Fingers crossed I can get to all of these.

I hope you all are staying home (if you can) & taking care of yourselves.

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NetGalley Reads #2

This series is where I share some of the eARCs I have lined up for the next few months!

Admission by Julie Buxbaum

Release date: May 5, 2020

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Synopsis:

It’s good to be Chloe Wynn Berringer. She’s headed off to the college of her dreams. She’s going to prom with the boy she’s had a crush on since middle school. Her best friend always has her back, and her mom, a B-list Hollywood celebrity, may finally be on her way to the B+ list. It’s good to be Chloe Wynn Berringer–at least, it was, until the FBI came knocking on her front door, guns at the ready, and her future went up in smoke. Now her mother is under arrest in a massive college admissions bribery scandal. Chloe, too, might be facing charges, and even time behind bars. The public is furious, the press is rabid, and the US attorney is out for blood.

As she loses everything she’s long taken for granted, Chloe must reckon not only with the truth of what happened, but also with the examination of her own guilt. Why did her parents think the only way for her to succeed was to cheat for her? What did she know, and when did she know it? And perhaps most importantly, what does it mean to be complicit?

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

Release date: May 26, 2020

Publisher: Berkley

Synopsis:

Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn’t come at a worse time—threatening Emma’s promotion and Jo’s new movie.

As the gossip spreads, it starts to affect all areas of their lives. Paparazzi are following them outside the office, coworkers are treating them differently, and a “source” is feeding information to the media. But their only comment is “no comment”.

With the launch of Jo’s film project fast approaching, the two women begin to spend even more time together, getting along famously. Emma seems to have a sixth sense for knowing what Jo needs. And Jo, known for being aloof and outwardly cold, opens up to Emma in a way neither of them expects. They begin to realize the rumor might not be so off base after all…but is acting on the spark between them worth fanning the gossip flames? 

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

Release date: July 7, 2020

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Synopsis:

Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.

But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for.

Margot’s mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what’s still there?

The only thing Margot knows for sure is there’s poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she’s there, she might never escape.

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

Release date: July 7, 2020

Publisher: Dial Press

Synopsis:

Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers–and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprising amount of guys named Chad! But Bea is sick and tired of the lack of body diversity on the show. Since when is being a size zero a prerequisite for getting engaged on television?

Just when Bea has sworn off dating altogether, she gets an intriguing call: Main Squeeze wants her to be its next star, surrounded by men vying for her affections. Bea agrees, on one condition–under no circumstances will she actually fall in love. She’s in this to supercharge her career, subvert harmful anti-fat beauty standards, inspire women across America, and get a free hot air balloon ride. That’s it.

But when the cameras start rolling, Bea realizes things are more complicated than she anticipated. She’s in a whirlwind of sumptuous couture, Internet culture wars, sexy suitors, and an opportunity (or two, or five) to find messy, real-life love in the midst of a made-for-TV fairy tale. In this joyful, razor-sharp debut, Bea has to decide whether it might just be worth trusting these men–and herself–for a chance to live happily ever after.

What are some NetGalley ARCs that you need to read??

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All of My Unread Books | 2020

This is an updated list of all the books on my physical TBR! Let me know which ones I should read ASAP. 🖤

  1. Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy
  2. Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
  3. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
  4. The Fever King by Victoria Lee
  5. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  6. Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez
  7. Wilder Girls by Rory Power
  8. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
  9. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  10. Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
  11. Girls With Sharp Objects by Suzanne Young
  12. Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shisterman
  13. Fear of Missing Out bu Kate McGovern
  14. I’ll Give You the Sun bu Jandy Nelson
  15. Anna K by Jenny Lee
  16. Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
  17. A Torch Against the Night bu Sabaa Tahir
  18. Timekeeper by Tara Sim
  19. LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
  20. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  21. All Out edited by Saundra Mitchell
  22. The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
  23. Contagion by Erin Bowman
  24. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
  25. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
  26. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  27. The Flatshare bu Beth O’Leary
  28. This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson
  29. Hunted by Meagan Spooner
  30. Criers War by Nina Varela
  31. More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
  32. Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
  33. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  34. Daughter of the Burning City bu Amanda Foody
  35. Rosenarked bu Livia Blackburne
  36. Scavenge the Stars bu Tara Sim
  37. A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
  38. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  39. Not Guilty bu Kayla Cutsinger
  40. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  41. Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McClemore
  42. Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
  43. Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer
  44. The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
  45. Hunting Prince Dracula bu Kerri Maniscalco
  46. Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
  47. Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  48. Rogue Princess by B.R. Meyers
  49. Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

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Friends Pick My March TBR

This month I am doing something a little different with my TBR and I am SO excited about it!

I asked three of my bookish friends to pick what I will read in March. Each person chose two books. One was from my physical TBR and the other was any book of their choosing! 

I decided to do this little challenge for a few reasons. First, it just sounds fun! Second, I thought this would be a great way to get through on TBR pile. Third, it helps me step out of my reading comfort zone. Hopefully I’ll find some new favorites.

Goodreads pages will be linked! I also linked my all of my friend’s social media, so be sure to give them a follow!

Lacey: YouTube | Instagram
-Book from my TBR: Into The Drowning Deep by Mira Grant 
-Book of their choosing: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

AlexxBlog | Instagram
-Book from my TBR: The Fever King by Victoria Lee
-Book of their choosing: Woven in Moonlight bu Isabel Ibañez 

Cassie: YouTube | Instagram 
-Book from my TBR: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
-Book of their choosing: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

That’s it! I really am so excited for everything I’m reading this month. I am going to try  to do some updates over on my Instagram stories. So if you want to know my thoughts on any of these books, head over there!

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February & Contemporaryathon TBR

Hi everyone!

Once again this month’s TBR is small but oh my gosh I am REALLY excited to start reading!

Goodreads pages will be linked.

Lair of Dreams by LIbba Bray

The second book in the Diviners series, I am buddy reading this with my good friend Lacey. This book is over 500 pages long so it will take up a majority of the month and I am SO ready for it. I cannot wait to be back in this world.

Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman

This follows a girl who wants to be a trapeze artist. I’ve never read a contemporary that revolves around a circus so I am intrigued! Publication date is March 10.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

This will be a reread for me. I am wanting to continue with the series but I need to refresh my memory on what happened in the first two books.

Contemporary-a-thon:

This readathon is hosted by Chelsea from chelseadolling reads, Julie from Pages and Pens and Natasha from myreadingisodd. It runs from Feb 10-16.

Well Met by Jen DeLuca
-read a book with green on the cover
-read a book with an illustrated cover

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert
-read a hard-hitting contemporary
-read a diverse contemporary (keeping in mind that it is Black History month)
-read from a new to you author
-read a backlist
-read a book that is loved by a book community member & shout them out (chelseadolling reads)

What are you planning to read this month??

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