Amanda’s July TBR Jar Picks

Hello, lovelies! Another month down and we’ve reached July. My life is about to explode into chaos, so I’m making this post because it’s free content. I’m not putting any pressure on myself to read anything at all this month. But if/when I want to read, I can use this post as a guideline.

New Release
Off the Grid by Tess Sharpe
I love Jurassic Park and I’ve loved all of Sharpe’s books I’ve read, so I think I’ll love this.

Adult
When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill
I bought this for myself as a treat for Mother’s Day and a book where there’s a historical event where a mass of women turn into dragons? Yes, I would like that.

1st in a Series
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
I wanted to read this at the end of last month but it didn’t happen. So, I’m determined to read it this month.

Standalone
The Man Ban by Nicola Marsh
This was an impulse buy romance. Romances have been easy for me to read lately, so this is here to make my tbr easier.

Young Adult
The Evolution of Claire by Tess Sharpe
I recently learned that Sharpe has written IP for Jurassic Park, so obviously I had to buy it. I want to read it asap and binge the movies before I eventually see the newest movie. I also want to read it before I read Sharpe’s newest Jurassic Park book (which is middle grade and on my tbr above).

And, of course, I’ll share my upcoming NetGalley reads as well. There’s a lot because I’ve fallen a few books behind, but I’m doing the best that I can.

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah
A Strange and Stubborn Endurance by Foz Meadows
For Butter or Worse by Erin La Rosa

What are you reading this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s June 2022 TBR Jar Picks & Clear Your Sht Readathon TBR

Hello, lovelies! We have officially made it to the halfway point of 2022. Hopefully, the second half is as good as I’m expecting it to be! I hope 2022 has been treating everyone well and we’re all about to read some great books this month.

Romance
Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

Favorite Author
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Reread
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

Young Adult
The Genesis Wars by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Most Recent Purchase
Book Lovers by Emily Henry

As usual, I’m going to share the books I need to read this month to try to keep up with my NetGalley eARCs.

Always Jane by Jenn Bennett
An Unreliable Magic by Rin Chupeco
Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire
The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah
Small Town Pride by Phil Stamper
Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler
Wretched Waterpark by Kiersten White
Breaking Time by Sasha Aslberg
January Fifteenth by Rachel Swirsky

Clear Your Shit

Walkman // a book you’ve been avoiding the longest
An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

Breakfast Club // read a book with food themes or items
Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Love & Food edited by Elsie Chapman

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun // read a book with multiple POVs
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

NES // read a sci-fi, or a book with technology in it
The Genesis Wars by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Polaroids // read a book with characters on the cover
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Care Bears // read a comforting book
Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Manic Monday // read a book you can finish over the weekend to avoid a manic monday
Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

Rainbow Brite // read a book with LGBTQIA+ representation
Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

I’m definitely being a little bit ambitious with this TBR, but I think if I get some of the audiobooks from the library I can manage it. What are you hoping to read this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s May TBR Jar Picks

Hi, lovelies! Happy May! Last month, I actually did pretty well with my TBR jar picks. I’m not pushing myself to focus only on these TBR books, because I’m just trying to read steadily so I don’t get into a reading slump. So, these are books that I want to read this month, but might possibly completely ignore.

Gifted to You
The Suite Spot by Trish Doller

Reread
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Middle Grade
The Weeping Tide by Amanda Foody

Romance
From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata

Standalone
Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez

As usual, I also have some NetGalley books to read for this month.

Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire
The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah
Hide by Kiersten White
Primal Animals by Julia Lynn Rubin
Small Town Pride by Phil Stamper

What books are you hoping to read this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s April TBR Jar Picks

Hi, lovelies! I somehow managed to read three of my five TBR jar picks last month, so I have decided to continue picking prompts from my TBR jar. These are the prompts I’ve picked for April and the books I’ve picked to read for them.

LGBTQIA
Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

Favorite Author
Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality by Roshani Chokshi

Backlist Book
The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell

1st in a Series
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Thriller
Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf

As always, I’m including the NetGalley books I need to read for the month.

The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller
The Jade Setter oof Janloon by Fonda Lee
The Button Box by Bridget Hodder, Fawzia Gilani-Williams, & Harshad Marathe
Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments by T.L. Huchu
Fool Me Once by Ashley Winstead
Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak by Charlie Jane Anders
In a Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power
To Marry and To Meddle by Martha Waters
This May End Badly by Samantha Markum
Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf

I might have bitten off more than I can chew this month. But I’m going for it. Check out my wrap-up at the end of the month to see how many of these I manage to read. What are you hoping to read this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s March TBR Jar Picks

Hello, lovelies! We’ve made it through another month of 2022. Somehow things in our world are even worse instead of the better that I know we were all hoping for. Personally, I’ve just had a baby. He’s three weeks old! Life has honestly been a pretty big struggle lately trying to take care of a newborn and a three year old. But we’re taking things day by day and managing the best we can. My reading has absolutely suffered a little bit, so I really don’t know that I’ll even get to read any of these books. But I like making these posts and picking a few books to read each month from my TBR jar, so we’re going with it. Last month, I read three of the five books I picked and really enjoyed the three that I read. But I’m not stressing about the books that I didn’t get to. Let’s talk about what prompts I picked for this month and what books I’m hoping to read for each one!

Favorite Author
The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I have the ebook preordered for this one, so I should absolutely be able to read this one this month. It’s one of my most anticipated releases of 2022.

Fantasy
The Weeping Tide by Amanda Foody
I loved The Accidental Apprentice, so I’m very excited to continue this series.

Young Adult
Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer
I’m supposed to buddy read this with Books in the Skye this month.

1st in a Series
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
I actually am about 150 pages into this one already. I started it in February for book club, but didn’t manage to finish it. I’m hoping to finish it and continue the series this month.

Backlist Book
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
I started rereading this while I was in labor and then put it down to read House of Sky and Breath and never picked it back up, so, I would like to pick it up again this month.

As always, I have a few NetGalley ARC’s that I need to read this month. So, I’ll share those here as well.

A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft
Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments by T.L. Huchu
Last Exit by Max Gladstone
The City of Dusk by Tara Sim
Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell by Taj McCoy
The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller

This is a bit of an ambitious TBR for me, but I should be able to read most of these if I can find the ebooks. What are you planning to read in March?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogmas Day Three: Amanda’s December TBR Jar Picks

Hello, lovelies! I have lots of fun things planned for Antonia and me to share with you this Blogmas. But first up will be my final TBR jar picks of 2021. I’m still in the midst of the Clear Your Shit Readathon (find my tbr for that here.) And a few weeks ago I announced round four of End of Year-A-Thon, so expect a separate TBR post for that later this month. So, I’m only going to choose five books and a few of my NetGalley arc’s to add to my TBR this month. Some of those might cross over with the two readathons, but we will see!

Graphic Novel

Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe

Most Recent Purchase

Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight by Janet Evanovich

Sequel

The God of Lost Words by A.J. Hackwith

Romance

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

Young Adult

Into the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

These are the five books I’ve picked from my TBR jar prompts. I’m really trying to get all of my 2021 NetGalley arc’s finished before the year is over.

No Beauties or Monsters by Tara Goedjen

The Excalibur Curse by Kiersten White

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich

These are the handful of books I’m hoping to finish in December. Check out my Clear Your Shit Readathon TBR to see what else I’ll likely read this month and keep an eye out for my readathon TBR. What are you hoping to read this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s June TBR Jar Picks

Hi, lovelies! Last month was pretty successful for my first attempt with my TBR jar. I did well enough that I’m going for it again. I think the idea of the TBR jar is such a fun one that I’m willing myself to do just as well this month. So, I will pick five slips from my jar and then pick books that fit the categories I’ve picked for this month. I will also be including a few books I want to read this month that aren’t a part of my TBR jar picks. I have some eARCs I need to make sure to read this month. Let’s see what I’m hoping to read this month!

Adult
Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
I absolutely loved both The Hating Game and 99 Percent Mine. I’m confident I’ll love this one too.

First in a Series
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one. I was actually asked to add this to my TBR so I can let a friend know if it’s as good as it sounds.

Standalone
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
This one I found as a local used book sale. I liked Big Little Lies the novel and the tv show. I’m interested to see if I like this one too as I’ve heard good things.

New Release
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
I absolutely loved Beach Read so, I’m very excited to pick up Henry’s newest release.

Favorite of a Friend
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
My friend, Alana, has been raving about this book for literal years. So, hopefully I’ll manage to finally pick this one up.

These are the books that I’ve picked to go with my TBR jar categories. I’m hopeful that I’ll manage to read all of them. I’m excited about quite a few of these, so I think I’ll actually be able to do that this month. I’m also participating in a readathon on Twitter this month. The Clear Your Shit Readathon was wicked fun to do last year and I am in need of clearing more shit off my TBR. So, I’m joining this month long mini-round. There’s a bingo board and all that, but I’m just going to list the prompts.

Candles: a book with a white or black cover
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
I’ve owned this forever but never pick it up. I figure it’ll be good to have something pretty short on this list.

Athame: a book in a genre you don’t normally read
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
I got this one because I’ve heard incredible things about it. It’s horror and that’s far from my usual genre.

Cauldron: a book featuring a magical object
We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal
I’ve actually already started this one. I’m only about 100 pages into it. But I really want to finish it as soon as I can. So, here it is on this TBR list.

Bells: a comfort read
Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
I tried to share books from my TBR jar picks and this bingo board so that I didn’t have a huge list to read.

Free Space
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
This is my June bookclub book. I’m excited for this one because I adored Beartown. I’ve seen people hauling this one, but not many reviewing it. Also, I couldn’t fit it in any of the other squares.

Ancient Grimoire: a book that’s 400 pages or more
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
Another borrow from my TBR jar picks, but I have a lot of new romance I want to read and most of those aren’t over 400 pages.

Bag of Teeth: a creepy book
Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth
I’ve heard incredible things about this one and I’ve been eager to pick it up since I bought it.

Incense: a book in your favorite genre
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
So, technically science fiction is my favorite genre. But romance is a really close second and I don’t have any sci-fi on my physical TBR that I’m really excited about.

Chalice: a book with something elemental
Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi
This is my audiobook choice. I love the audio for this series. I also just love this series. Last month, I finished rereading the first three so I’m excited to dive into this one.

I do have a few other books on my TBR list. They’re mostly eARC’s that I really need to get to. I’ve been slacking a bit on my NetGalley arc’s since binging like 10 of them in April.

Off the Record by Camryn Garrett
I have an eARC of this one that I plan to read this month.

Better Together by Christine Riccio
Another eARC that I need to make sure to read this month.

Trouble Girls by Julia Lynn Rubin
There are a few NetGalley arc’s I need to read in June and this queer Thelma & Louise is one I’m excited for.

So, this is a much longer list than last month. But I did well enough with my May TBR jar picks. I read three of the five books that I picked. The only reason I didn’t read all five was because I didn’t read that many audiobooks last month and those two were both books I planned to listen to. So, I’m happy with my results from last month and I’m excited to push myself to stick to this TBR for June. What are you thinking of reading this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.