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
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To (Submitted by Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse).
Ursula K. Le Guin
Akemi Dawn Bowman
Lori M. Lee
J. C. Cervantes
What authors would you like to read for the first time?
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is ten authors that I haven’t read but would like to.
Jenn Lyons I have the first four books in the Chorus of Dragons series and I really want to read them this year.
Emily Tesh I have Silver in the Wood as an ebook. I am eager to read it and I’m also very much looking forward to her 2023 novel, Some Desperate Glory.
Alexandria Bellefleur I’ve heard great things about her Written in the Stars series. I’ve been on the lookout for new romance. So, I have added this author to my collection.
C.J. Tudor On a trip to Barnes & Nobel, I found The Burning Girls. I almost bought it but added it to my library TBR instead. I’ve since seen some good reviews for Tudor’s other books as well and I’d like to try the audiobooks sometime soon.
Martha Wells I want to read the Murderbot Diaries so badly.
Octavia E. Butler I bought Parable of the Sower last year. It’s definitely higher up on my TBR list.
Robin Hobb I don’t know that I’ll actually read Hobb any time soon, but I do want to eventually try some of her fantasy stories.
Mariana Zapata Target compelled me to buy some books from them and I found From Lukov with Love while browsing. I’ve seen great reviews for Zapata’s books.
Nina Varela I want to read Crier’s War and its sequel. I have the ebook and I’m pretty sure my library has the sequel.
Ann Leckie I really want to take some time to read some older science fiction like Ancillary Justice.
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?
Hello, lovelies! March is absolutely blessing us with exciting new book releases. I have a few of these preordered, but I’m hoping to borrow the rest from my library in an attempt to curb my book buying. I don’t know that I’ll manage to read all of these (or any of them, honestly) right away. But I thought it would be fun to share the books coming out in March, and their details, that I’m excited about.
March1st Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey “King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he’s a guaranteed good time–in bed and out–and that’s exactly how he prefers it. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger. She’s immune to his charm and looks, but she seems to enjoy his… personality? And wants to be friends? Bizarre. But he likes her too much to risk a fling, so platonic pals it is. Now, Hannah’s in town for work, crashing in Fox’s spare bedroom. She knows he’s a notorious ladies’ man, but they’re definitely just friends. In fact, she’s nursing a hopeless crush on a colleague and Fox is just the person to help with her lackluster love life. Armed with a few tips from Westport’s resident Casanova, Hannah sets out to catch her coworker’s eye… yet the more time she spends with Fox, the more she wants him instead. As the line between friendship and flirtation begins to blur, Hannah can’t deny she loves everything about Fox, but she refuses to be another notch on his bedpost. Living with his best friend should have been easy. Except now she’s walking around in a towel, sleeping right across the hall, and Fox is fantasizing about waking up next to her for the rest of his life and… and… man overboard! He’s fallen for her, hook, line, and sinker. Helping her flirt with another guy is pure torture, but maybe if Fox can tackle his inner demons and show Hannah he’s all in, she’ll choose him instead?”
March1st Gallant by Victoria Schwab “Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home—to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways. Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from. Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him?”
March1st Edgewood by Kristen Ciccarelli “No matter how far she runs, the forest of Edgewood always comes for Emeline Lark. The scent of damp earth curls into her nose when she sings and moss creeps across the stage. It’s as if the woods of her childhood, shrouded in folklore and tall tales, are trying to reclaim her. But Emeline has no patience for silly superstitions. When her grandfather disappears, leaving only a mysterious orb in his wake, the stories Emeline has always scoffed at suddenly seem less foolish. She enters the forest she has spent years trying to escape, only to have Hawthorne Fell, a handsome and brooding tithe collector, try to dissuade her from searching. Refusing to be deterred, Emeline finds herself drawn to the court of the fabled Wood King himself. She makes a deal—her voice for her grandfather’s freedom. Little does she know, she’s stumbled into the middle of a curse much bigger than herself, one that threatens the existence of this eerie world she’s trapped in, along with the devastating boy who feels so familiar. With the help of Hawthorne—an enemy turned reluctant ally who she grows closer to each day—Emeline sets out to not only save her grandfather’s life, but to right past wrongs, and in the process, discover her true voice.”
March8th Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore “Everyone who lives near the lake knows the stories about the world underneath it, an ethereal landscape rumored to be half-air, half-water. But Bastián Silvano and Lore Garcia are the only ones who’ve been there. Bastián grew up both above the lake and in the otherworldly space beneath it. Lore’s only seen the world under the lake once, but that one encounter changed their life and their fate. Then the lines between air and water begin to blur. The world under the lake drifts above the surface. If Bastián and Lore don’t want it bringing their secrets to the surface with it, they have to stop it, and to do that, they have to work together. There’s just one problem: Bastián and Lore haven’t spoken in seven years, and working together means trusting each other with the very things they’re trying to hide.”
March8th Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments by T.L. Huchu “Ropa Moyo’s ghostalking practice has tanked, desperate for money to pay bills and look after her family she reluctantly accepts a job to look into the history of a coma patient receiving treatment at the magical private hospital Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments. The patient is a teenage schoolboy called Max Wu, and healers at the hospital are baffled by the illness which has confounded medicine and magic. Ropa’s investigation leads her to the Edinburgh Ordinary School for Boys, one of only the four registered schools for magic in the whole of Scotland (the oldest and only one that remains closed to female students). But the headmaster there is hiding something and as more students succumb Ropa learns that a long-dormant and malevolent entity has once again taken hold in this world. She sets off to track the current host for this spirit and try to stop it before other lives are endangered.”
March15th The Last Laugh by Mindy McGinnis “Tress Montor murdered Felicity Turnado—but she might not have to live with the guilt for long. With an infected arm held together by duct tape, the panther who clawed her open on the loose, and the whole town on the hunt for the lost homecoming queen, the odds are stacked against Tress. As her mind slides deeper into delirium, Tress is haunted by the growing sound of Felicity’s heartbeat pulsing from the “best friend” charm around her fevered neck. Ribbit Usher has been a punchline his whole life—from his nickname to his latest turn as the unwitting star of a humiliating viral video. In the past he’s willingly played the fool, but now it’s time to fulfill his destiny. That means saving the girl, so that Felicity can take her place at his side and Ribbit can exact revenge on all who have done him wrong—which includes his cousin, Tress. Ribbit is held by a pact he made with his mother long ago, a pact that must be delivered upon in four days. With time ticking down and an enemy she considers a friend lurking in the shadows, Tress’s grip on reality is failing. Can she keep both mind and body together long enough to finally find out what happened to her parents?”
March15th The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout “From the desperation of golden crowns… Casteel Da’Neer knows all too well that very few are as cunning or vicious as the Blood Queen, but no one, not even him, could’ve prepared for the staggering revelations. The magnitude of what the Blood Queen has done is almost unthinkable. And born of mortal flesh… Nothing will stop Poppy from freeing her King and destroying everything the Blood Crown stands for. With the strength of the Primal of Life’s guards behind her, and the support of the wolven, Poppy must convince the Atlantian generals to make war her way—because there can be no retreat this time. Not if she has any hope of building a future where both kingdoms can reside in peace. A great primal power rises… Together, Poppy and Casteel must embrace traditions old and new to safeguard those they hold dear—to protect those who cannot defend themselves. But war is only the beginning. Ancient primal powers have already stirred, revealing the horror of what began eons ago. To end what the Blood Queen has begun, Poppy might have to become what she has been prophesied to be—what she fears the most. As the Harbinger of Death and Destruction.”
March15th The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James “In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect–a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion. Oregon, 2017. Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases–a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea’s surprise, Beth says yes. They meet regularly at Beth’s mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she’s not looking, and she could swear she’s seen a girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn’t right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?”
March 22nd The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller “Charm is a witch, and she is alone. The last of a line of conquered necromantic workers, now confined within the yard of regrown bone trees at Orchard House, and the secrets of their marrow. Charm is a prisoner, and a survivor. Charm tends the trees and their clattering fruit for the sake of her children, painstakingly grown and regrown with its fruit: Shame, Justice, Desire, Pride, and Pain. Charm is a whore, and a madam. The wealthy and powerful of Borenguard come to her house to buy time with the girls who aren’t real. Except on Tuesdays, which is when the Emperor himself lays claim to his mistress, Charm herself. But now–Charm is also the only person who can keep an empire together, as the Emperor summons her to his deathbed, and charges her with choosing which of his awful, faithless sons will carry on the empire—by discovering which one is responsible for his own murder. If she does this last thing, she will finally have what has been denied her since the fall of Inshil — her freedom. But if she does, she will also be betraying the ghosts past and present that live on within her heart. Charm must choose. Her dead Emperor’s will or the whispers of her own ghosts. Justice for the empire or her own revenge.”
March 22nd Savvy Sheldon Feels Good As Hell by Taj McCoy “Savvy Sheldon spends a lot of time tiptoeing around the cracks in her life: her high-stress and low-thanks job, her clueless boyfriend and the falling-apart kitchen she inherited from her beloved grandma—who taught her how to cook and how to love people by feeding them. But when Savvy’s world starts to crash down around her, she knows it’s time for some renovations. Starting from the outside in, Savvy tackles her crumbling kitchen, her relationship with her body, her work–life balance (or lack thereof) and, last but not least, her love life. The only thing that doesn’t seem to require effort is her ride-or-die squad of friends. But as any home-reno-show junkie can tell you, something always falls apart during renovations. First, Savvy passes out during hot yoga. Then it turns out that the contractor she hires is the same sexy stranger she unintentionally offended by judging based on appearances. Worst of all, Savvy can’t seem to go anywhere without tripping over her ex and his latest “upgrade.” Savvy begins to realize that maybe she should’ve started her renovations the other way around: beginning with how she sees herself before building a love that lasts.”
March29th Until the Last of Me by Sylvain Neuvel “Over 100 generations, Mia’s family has shaped Earth’s history to push humanity to the stars, making brutal, wrenching choices along the way. And now Mia finds herself about to help launch the first people into space. She can’t take them to the stars, not quite yet. But with her adversary almost upon her, and with the future of the planet at stake it’s becoming clearer that obeying the First Rule is no longer an option. For the first time since her line’s first generation, Mia will have to choose to stand her ground, knowing that the overwhelming odds mean that she risks not only her bloodline, but also the future of the human race. A darkly satirical thriller, as seen through the eyes of the women who sacrifice all to make progress possible and the men who are determined to stop them… Always run, never fight. Preserve the knowledge. Survive at all cost. Take them to the stars.”
March29th Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Q. Sutanto “Meddy Chan has been to countless weddings, but she never imagined how her own would turn out. Now the day has arrived, and she can’t wait to marry her college sweetheart, Nathan. Instead of having Ma and the aunts cater to her wedding, Meddy wants them to enjoy the day as guests. As a compromise, they find the perfect wedding vendors: a Chinese-Indonesian family-run company just like theirs. Meddy is hesitant at first, but she hits it off right away with the wedding photographer, Staphanie, who reminds Meddy of herself, down to the unfortunately misspelled name. Meddy realizes that is where their similarities end, however, when she overhears Staphanie talking about taking out a target. Horrified, Meddy can’t believe Staphanie and her family aren’t just like her own, they are The Family–actual mafia, and they’re using Meddy’s wedding as a chance to conduct shady business. Her aunties and mother won’t let Meddy’s wedding ceremony become a murder scene–over their dead bodies–and will do whatever it takes to save her special day, even if it means taking on the mafia.”
What new releases are you looking forward to this month?
Hi, lovelies! I decided that 2022 is going to be the year of comfort when it comes to reading. I have a pretty tough year ahead of me, emotionally, and I’m going to need all the comfort I can get. So, to assist with that, I’m going to be rereading all of the things and I thought I would share what ten books or series are on my TBR to reread this year. All my reviews are linked in the titles if you want to know what I thought the first time I read them.
The Trials of Morrigan Crowby Jessica Townsend “A cursed girl escapes death and finds herself in a magical world – but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination. Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It’s then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart – an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests – or she’ll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.”
The Bone Seasonby Samantha Shannon “The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing. It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.”
The Night Circusby Erin Morgenstern “The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.”
The Ten Thousand Doors of Januaryby Alix E. Harrow “In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.”
This is How You Lose the Time Warby Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone “Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them. There’s still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win that war.”
The Calculating Starsby Mary Robinette Kowal “On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process. Elma York’s experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition’s attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn’t take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can’t go into space, too. Elma’s drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.”
The Last Magicianby Lisa Maxwell “In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives. Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future. But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.”
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas “After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.”
Dryby Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman “When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival. The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers. Until the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.”
Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts “Recently widowed Stella Rothschild has found a new love in Logan Kitridge. But there is someone who isn’t happy about Stella’s growing feelings for Logan: the Harper Bride, an unidentified woman whose grief and rage have kept her spirit alive long past the death of her body.”
These are just some of the books that I want to reread this year. I’m sure I’ll find others to add to this list, but these are the ones that are speaking to me at the moment. Do you like to reread books?
Hello, lovelies! End of Year-A-Thon has arrived! Check out my announcement post or Vicky’s announcement post for all the details. This readathon starts the day after Christmas, the 26th, and will run right up until 11:59pm on the 31st. We have some totally optional prompts if you like to have prompts to create a TBR list. That’s what I’m going to be sharing with you all today. I like to have prompts to pick options from my unread books, so let’s get into the books I’ve picked to go with our five prompts.
A book that was published in 2021
Float Plan by Trish Doller
A book from a series you’ve already started, but haven’t finished
Tarnished Empire by Danielle L. Jensen
A book by an own voices author
The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
Your most recently acquired book (bought, borrowed, gifted, etc.)
The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities by Rick Riordan & other authors
A book with gold on the cover
Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria
There we have it. These are the five books that I’m hoping to read in this final week of 2021. Are you participating in my readathon? If you are, share your TBR list in the comments so I can see them!
Hello, lovelies! Once again, it’s a new month. It’s actually one of my favorite months, October! For me, spooky season starts in September, so I’ve been reading all the books I’ve saved for spooky season for the last month, but I’m excited to share what I’ve planned for this month. I’m going to keep this first Blogtober post as my TBR jar picks because I’ve really been enjoying picking books off my TBR shelf this way. I’m also doing a readathon which I’ll mention later in the post. I have lots of Blogtober content that I’m very excited to share with you all.
Fantasy Into the Dying Light by Katy Rose Pool
Backlist Book The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Thriller The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Most Recent Purchase The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi
Young Adult The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young
I’m a bit behind on my eARC’s from NetGalley, so I have a few I want to read this month, as usual. These are just the ones that I couldn’t fit into TBR prompts for this month.
Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune
All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman
I’m also participating in the Gothtober Readathon (find all their information here on Twitter) again this year. This year it’s Angels vs. Demons (or vs. Death if you don’t want to be on a team). I’m going for Team Demon, which should surprise zero people. The prompts are listed in the graphic below, but I’m also sharing each prompt with my book selection.
Mythology Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee
Omens The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling
Found Family The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi
Dark Romance A Shadow in the Ember by Jennifer L. Armentrout
LGBTQ+ Representation Into the Dying Light by Katy Rose Pool
Murder I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin
Classics Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood
BIPOC Representation Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Disability Representation The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is Books on My Fall 2021 To-read List.
Hi, lovelies! G has returned to us with a brand new version of The Magical Readathon! I’m honestly beyond excited about this because I loved the Magical Readathon in the past years when I did it. But with the author of the series that inspired the readathon being hugely transphobic, G has recreated this readathon with a brand new world of her own creation. I’m in awe of the amount of time and effort that it must have taken to think up and plan and organize everything for this. You can check out G’s announcement video with all of the details and stuff you need to know here!
Above is the ‘Novice Path’ which is the path I must take if I want to make it to Orilium and attend the academy there. To successfully venture on the Novice Path, I must complete two prompts, but I’m going to go for all seven. Each prompt must have their own book. So, here are the books I’m planning to read to complete the Novice Path and make it to Orilium.
The Novice Path Entrance: read a book with a map
The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Ashthorn Tree: a book that keeps tempting you (or the book on top of your TBR)
Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
The Mist of Solitude: read a standalone
The Twin Paradox by Charles Wachter
Ruin of the Skye: read a book featuring ghosts/haunted house, or other supernatural elements
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Obsidian Falls: read a thriller or mystery book
Holdout by Jeffery Kluger
Tower of Rumination: read a five star prediction
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Orilium Academy Arc: a book with a school setting
How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao
There are also a few prompts that have to so with creating my character (which I plan to use in future rounds of this readathon) so, I am planning to attempt these prompts as well this month.
Wildling: read a book largely set in a forest/outside
The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Irtheria: read a book that features fae or elven characters
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Earthling: read a book with elemental magic or an element work in the book/series title (air, fire, earth, or water)
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
So, these are all of the prompts that I am hoping to complete this month (if you read my TBR jar post, you may have noticed that I definitely borrowed from that list too. What are you reading this September?
Hey, lovelies! It’s a new month, which means we have five new picks from my TBR Jar. First, let’s talk about how I did last month. Out of the five books I picked, I read three of them. I think that’s pretty good considering I didn’t read much of anything for most of the month. And the two that I didn’t read were fantasy and the third in a series I think I want to reread before I jump into the new one. I’m happy with how I did for the prompts. I also managed to read my book club book and way more NetGalley arc’s than I planned for. So, let’s talk about what prompts I picked for August! I’ll be on vacation for most of the month, so I’m not keeping my hopes up that I’ll be reading a ton of books.
5 Star Prediction The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green I love John Green and I have the audiobook borrowed from my library. I haven’t listened to his podcast of the same name, and I’m glad for that now that this book is out. I fully anticipate loving this book.
Reread Key of Light by Nora Roberts This is the perfect prompt because I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately. Roberts is a go-to for me when I’m in a reading slump.
Most Recent Purchase Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning I found this second book in the series for like $2 at a local used bookstore in July. I really enjoyed the first one and I’m excited to continue the series.
Middle Grade Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia I’m so excited for this sequel and I’m glad that I have a prompt for this eARC since I need to read it this month either way.
LBGTQIA One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston This one was gifted to me for my birthday and I’m incredibly excited to read it.
I have more NetGalley arc’s I need to read than usual for the month of August. But I’ve stopped putting pressure on myself to read them as fast as possible. I have a system and I just keep working with that and I slowly make progress. So, these are all eARC’s that I have that will be published in August. Are there any on your TBR?
Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Hi, lovelies! We’ve made it through another month of 2021. So, I’m back with five more picks from my TBR jar! I did really great with last month’s picks. I read all but one of them. I did start that last book, but a reading slump hit me in the end of June, so I didn’t manage to finish it. Despite the reading slump, I’m pushing through and picking five more books that I hope to read in July.
1st in a Series
We Set the Dark on Fire by Sara Raasch & Kristin Simmons
Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson
The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer
Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Favorite of a Friend
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
I’m also planning to participate in the next round oof Pop Culture Readathon (find all the information for this readathon on their Twitter). I’m not really going to make a specific TBR for that though. There are so many prompts that I’m just going to fill them in as I read. I do, however, have some NetGalley ARCs that I need to read. So, I’ll add those below with a few books that I want to read in July.
Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth This was one of the books I didn’t get to last month, but it’s been chosen as the bookclub book for this month. So, I’ve got to actually pick it up this time.
The Sea is Salt and So Am I by Cassandra Hartt
The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
A Season of Sinister Dreams by Tracy Banghart
That’s all I have this month. I’m trying to keep it smaller this month so that I don’t fall back into the reading slump that came for me in June. What are you planning to read this month?
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is Books On My Summer 2021 TBR.
Legacy by Nora Roberts
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Artemis by Andy Weir
Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is the ten books on my summer TBR fo 2021.
Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth
The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
A Season of Sinister Dreams by Tracy Banghart
The Dating Dare by Jayci Lee
Cazadora by Romina Garber
Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
W.I.T.C.H., Part I. The Twelve Portals, Vol. 2 by Elisabetta Gnone
These are ten books that I’m hoping to get to this summer. What’s on your list?
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!
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?