August 2019 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! After a hugely productive July, I’m ready to take it slow when it comes to reading in August. Plus it’s my birthday so I’m only planning on reading books that I REALLY want to read. No sense in wasting my time with books that I don’t absolutely love during my birthday month.

Add in that it’s my Jonas Brothers concert, too. I’m just excited about everything all around so let’s get into the books I plan on reading in August!

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1. The Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro

In August, I’m doing 3 buddy-reads. The first of which is going to be the first 3 books in the Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro. I’ve never read these books before and I’m excited to be buddy-reading them with Jenna from Bookmark Your Thoughts. Jenna and I are reading the first book while Sofia from Bookish Wanderess is reading books 2-4 with us.

Mostly, I’m just excited to see if I end up liking this book and see if the other ladies share similar reactions. Overall, it’s just going to be a fun time. 😀

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2. New Moon (Twilight #2) by Stephenie Meyer

As mentioned in my wrap-up, I said that Ellyn and I are going to be buddy-reading the Twilight series. I’m especially excited for this book though as I was firmly on Team Jacob so I’m curious to see my reactions to this book now. Maybe it might be a little bit too relatable since I got broken up with this year. However, I’m always happy to buddy-read with Ellyn

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3. The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

The last buddy read I’m doing for August is of The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai. I saw that Melanie and Amy picked this for their Dragons & Tea Book Club so I decided to join in as I already have it preordered. I honestly don’t know much about this book and I’m excited to read it with everyone and see our reactions. 🙂

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4. The rest of the Sugar Baby series by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Before I cancel my Scribd subscription, I want to read the rest of Rebekah Weatherspoon’s Sugar Baby series. They’re basically novella-length and are featuring the same two characters from the first book. I can’t wait to see what happens next with these two and if I’m going to end up, enjoying this series as a whole.

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5. The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada

I decided to buy this book to use up the rest of my gift card and I’m honestly excited about it. I know the reviews aren’t super positive but I’m going in with moderate expectations. I think it features baseball as the main plot-point and I love baseball so I’m crossing my fingers. Either way, I wanted to save this for August as I’ve been highly anticipating it.

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6. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

The last book on my August TBR is one that everyone’s been raving about on Booktube and I’m finally going to read it. I think this book features the friends-to-lovers trope which is one of my favorites. Plus the love interest is a retired baseball player and THAT IS MY SHIT so yes, I’m excited. It’s also steamy which is honestly all I need to hear so yeah, I’m SO hyped for this one.


Those are all the books I plan on reading in August although I’m sure I’ll probably squeeze in a few more. Guess we’ll have to wait and see but for right now, those are my tentative plans. 🙂

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July 2019 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I feel like there are so many read-a-thons going on in the summer. For July, I don’t think I’m participating in any but if you know of some, please let me know. Last month, I participated in smutathon and really loved it. If anything, it helped spark my reading and get me out of the slump I’ve been in such April.

That being said, I did buy a few books in June. (What book ban???) Lmao but I also have a few books I’d like to take out of the library too. Basically, I’m just going with the flow for my reading. Although I do have a few books I’d like to read that I featured in my Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag.


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1. Somewhere Only We Know

Starting with my library books, a book I have coming off hold soon is Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo. If I’m remembering correctly, this is a YA contemporary romance between a K-pop singer and a paparazzi. I’ve read 2 of Maurene Goo’s other books and really enjoyed them so I figured why not give this one a shot? Plus it seems like a good summery contemporary.

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2. Let Me Hear A Rhyme

The second book coming off hold soon is Let Me Hear A Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson. I got this one on audio since it’s a book all about music. I don’t know much about this but the cover intrigued me so I decided to put a hold on it. I’ve only read Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson so I’m excited to see if I enjoy this one as much.

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3. Pulling Doubles (Wright Brothers #2)

Last month, I picked up the first book in the series on audio and liked it. In July, I’m deciding to continue the series and I’m excited to see Joseph Jr’s story. I loved watching Rece and Jason’s relationship develop so I’m hoping this one is every bit as good. If I like this book, then it might cement Christina C. Jones as one of my new favorite authors. I’m just crossing my fingers that it ends up being as good. 😛

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4. We Are Never Meeting In Real Life

I made a goal to read more non-fiction in 2019 and I haven’t really done that. I knew I had to feature a non-fiction book on this list. This is a book I’ve had my eye on for a while and it seems like the perfect time. I don’t know if it’s because of the cover or the blurb from Roxane Gay but this book looks hilarious. Maybe someone else reviewed it or something but I’m excited to finally get to it.


Even though I know I’ll read more in the month, those are just some of the books I want to pick up. I have a stack of romance books I bought so I’ll probably dive into those. I’m just excited that I have my reading mojo back and I don’t want to jinx myself. Lmao

What are you planning to read in July? Be sure to let me know in the comments!

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Smutathon & June 2019 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Since I didn’t exactly get everything I wanted read in May, this is going to be my time to catch up. If you don’t follow me on Twitter, then you missed out because 3 of my books came in damaged. That being said, I have to go to the store and return them so I can finally read them.

Basically, that throws a huge monkey wrench in my Smutathon TBR because I planned on reading at least 2 for challenges. Instead, I’m going to try and figure out another game plan so this TBR for Smutathon is very tentative.

This round of the Smuthathon is taking place from June 3-9. The focus is to read smutty adult romance books. Personally, that’s one of my favorite genres so this is going to be easy for me. This round, Riley and Lainey came up with a bingo board to follow so I think I’m going to try for traditional bingo.

If I can get all of these right, I think I’m going to go diagonal. Starting with New To You Author and over to Finish a book in one day.

  • New-To-You Author: The Deal by Elle Kennedy
  • Out Of Your Comfort Zone: The King Of Bourbon Street by Thea de Salle
  • Read A Host’s Favorite Romance: Hate To Want You by Alisha Rai
  • Finish a book in one day: Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid

It took me a little while to come up with books to fulfill each prompt. However, I’m crossing my fingers that I can get to all of them!


In addition to my books for smutathon, I have a handful of other books that I want to get to.

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First up is Red, White, and Royal Blue since my copy came in damaged. Once I get a new copy, I’m finally going to buddy read it with Jenna!

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At the library, I have a hold on With The Fire On High. I loved Elizabeth Acevedo’s debut so I’m excited to read her second outing. I have this in ebook format but if I like it enough, I’m going to go for the audiobook.

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Another book I have on hold is Stars Above. I think this is a short story collection about the characters from The Lunar Chronicles. Ellyn said this was the last thing we have left until we finish the series. Sadly, our buddy-read is coming to an end 😦

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If I’m not burnt out on romance, I want to read the next book in the Hoops series by Kennedy Ryan. This works out great because the NBA finals are going on and I’ve been thinking about reading this for months. I just never pulled the trigger and I think it’s finally time!


This is a really tentative TBR because I’m not sure what I’m going to be in the mood for in June. I really do plan on finishing all those books for smutathon, though. I might end up trying to squeeze in another read or two. We’ll see. 🙂

Are you participating in Smutathon? What are you reading? I’d love to know so I can get some recommendations!

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May 2019 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I don’t know if it’s just me but I feel like May is going to be a good month. Hopefully, the pool will be open soon and I’ll be able to relax and read on the deck. With it getting warm out, I love to read outside and May is the perfect time to start. 🙂

For me, May is going to be a catchup month. I really took a step back in April and I’m ready to jump back into it. There are so many books coming out that I want to and books on my TBR I still have to read. However, my goal for this month is to read at least 6 books. Maybe more if I feel like pushing myself lmao.

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1. Wild Blue Wonder

This is like the 3rd or 4th TBR I’ve put this book on. Regardless, I really do plan on reading it but haven’t been in the mood yet. It has such a spring/summery cover that it would be perfect to read in May. I’m pretty sure this book is contemporary with some magical realism in it. No matter, I do plan on finally getting it read this month.

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2. Fumbled (Playbook #2)

This is another one I’m embarrassed to admit I haven’t read. Last season, I loved Alexa Martin’s debut novel, Intercepted. In April, its sequel came out and I still have yet to pick it up. I did mention it in my Top 5 Tuesday post so I figured that would motivate me but nope. If I don’t read any other books this month, I HAVE to read this one.

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3. Red, White & Royal Blue

Is anyone surprised by this one? Doubtful as this book has been taking over both Booktube and the book blogging world. Everyone loves it and I’ve been hearing about it for what feels like months. Thankfully, I’m going to be buddy-reading this with Jenna from Bookmark Your Thoughts. She’s one of my favorite people and friends so I’m excited about our first buddy read.

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4. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4)

Speaking of buddy-reading, I’m pretty sure that Ellyn and I are going to finish our buddy read of The Lunar Chronicles in May. We started it in February I think so it’s been a few months. I feel like I’ve invested so much into this series and I’m anxious to see how it wraps up. If the conclusion is good, this could end up being one of my new favorite series. 🙂


Those are all the books I’m committed to read. I’m hoping that I can get back to my normal reading month with at least 10 books. We’ll see if that ends up happening but I’m crossing my fingers. 🙂

What books do you plan on reading in May?

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April 2019 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! When you’re reading this, I’ll be on vacation so I probably won’t be replying to comments, making posts or doing any reading. Basically, I’ll just be relaxing. 🙂 Hopefully, you guys don’t miss me too much. Lol

I’m writing my TBR a little bit early and this month, I’m going to try to catch up on the books I have on hold. Honestly I originally planned a post with my boyfriend but since he’s MIA, I can’t do that. Instead, I’m going to feature the books I have on hold.

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1. Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

This is a book I had on my March TBR but just didn’t get to. I decided to move it to my April TBR in hopes that I decide to read it. I’ll be off the first few days of April so maybe I’ll have a desire to read it then. I’m not sure why I didn’t pick it up, maybe because it’s almost 400 pages but I’m going to pick it up in April.

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2. The Wicked King (Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black

The second book on my TBR is one that I’ve been waiting to read. I’ve heard a lot of amazing things about The Wicked King and I’m SO nervous about it. I think I let the hype get to me too much but I’m finally going to read it. Since I’ll be coming out of vacation mode, I decided not to try and push myself to read a lot since I read 13 books in March 😛

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3. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

The last book I’m featuring is a book that I have on hold at the library. Right now, it says that it has a 2-week wait so it should be off hold by the time this post goes up or a week or so after. Honestly, I’ve never read anything by Tahereh Mafi and I’m a little bit nervous but I’m going to give it a try. 🙂


To be completely transparent, I have no energy or motivation to read. I feel like the situation with my boyfriend has sucked all the life out of me. It’s just hard to get excited about something and then it not happen. Plus I have no answers as I haven’t heard from him so I’m just not feeling the best.

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March 2019 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! March is an interesting month for me as I don’t know if I have any plans yet. My boyfriend and I are supposed to go on vacation but when I’m writing this, I’m not sure if his request is approved and I have yet to submit mine.

Regardless, I’m not setting a big TBR because of that. If I’m going on vacation, I’d rather not add a lot of books and then get disappointed. Instead, I’m only going to be featuring library books that should be coming off hold soon and I’ll probably end up reading more but these are my priority. 🙂

 

 

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1. Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

I’ve heard everyone talking about this book so I put it on hold as soon as I could. I’ve been waiting patiently and my hold is almost up. I don’t know much about this book besides that it’s a Romeo & Juliet reimagining…I think? I know that their school is putting on a production of it and the MC and her love interest get together because of that? Lol, I don’t know but I’m excited to finally pick it up.

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2. Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky

Right now, I have 4 unread books on my shelf and this is one I acquired the earliest. This was a Christmas gift and I still haven’t read it. I did read a chapter or two before I put it down in favor of something on my TBR. If I don’t finish any other books, I need to finish this one!

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3. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

For the next book on my list, I have 99 Percent Mine. Since I’m not a book buying ban, I was originally going to wait and put it on hold at the library. However, my parents surprised me and said I could pick out a book for Valentine’s Day. Actually, my dad said two but I only got this one because I have so many library holds.

I know this hasn’t been getting as much as love as The Hating Game but I’m excited about it. I think it features the friends-to-lovers trope and that’s my favorite. I’m cautiously optimistic about this one. Lol

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4. Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

The last book on my list is another unread one from my shelf and that’s Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak. I don’t know anything about this book but two of my favorite booktubers Chelsea and Madalyn loved it so I’m down. This was before my book buying ban so I’m crossing my fingers that I love it. Lol


Those are all the books I plan on reading in March! It’s a small TBR but with everything up in the air, I don’t want to commit to much. Who knows? Maybe I’ll end up having another great reading month 😛 

I’d like to know what everyone else is reading and if we have any books in common! 

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Feminist Lit February TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Last year, I participated in Feminist Lit February and I loved it so I’m doing it again. Unlike typical read-a-thons, this one lasts all month long and there’s technically no challenges but guidelines. However, I like the challenges so I’m still going to use them. 🙂

Feminist Lit Feb is hosted by Jane from ItsJaneLindsey. The entire point of the read-a-thon is to read feminist and diverse books. I’ve been looking forward to this since the year started so let’s get into the challenges and the books/media I plan on using for them!

1. Read a book of feminist fiction.

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For my first choice, I’m going with Scarlet, the second book in The Lunar Chronicles. Ellyn and I are buddy-reading this together so I figured why not include it? I double-checked with Ellyn and she said this book was feminist so I’m good there. I’m happy to finally get started on our buddy read. 😀

2. Read a book of feminist nonfiction.

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For Christmas, I was gifted this by my friend, Lysette. I know she loves Sam Maggs, but I’ve never read anything by her. Jane actually mentioned this in her video, too so it was a perfect choice. I honestly don’t know much about this besides that it focuses on female friendships so I’m excited to see who and what Maggs talks about.

3. Read an #ownvoices book

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Even though the Contemporary-A-Thon challenges aren’t out yet, I’m going to try and double this one up. At this point, the challenges will be out so we’ll see where I end up fitting this. Regardless, this is one of the books I plan on reading in 2019 as I’ve heard such awesome things about it. Plus it’s a super short audiobook told in verse, too. 🙂

4. Read a book written by a black woman, or someone who is black and non-binary/gender fluid.

 

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Originally, I planned on reading A Princess In Theory but my library had other plans. In place of that, I’m going to read One Crazy Summer. This is a book my mom read with her students and told me about which got me hooked. It sounds like a quick albeit powerful read which is right up my alley. 🙂

5. Feminist freebie – engage with a form of media that is feminist (books, movies, TV shows, podcasts, music, etc!).

For my feminist freebie, I’m going to watch Broad City. I know the final season is airing and I can always watch the older seasons on Hulu. Jane had a lot of suggestions, but Broad City is one of my faves. This show is lauded as having one of the best portrayals of female friendship on TV and I completely agree. There’s no way I couldn’t include it as part of my Feminist Lit Feb lineup.


Those are all of my Feminist Lit February picks and I’m just so excited to get started. I might end up trying to read more because there are so many feminist books I want to get to. I’m just hoping I end up succeeding at this and at the Contemporary-A-Thon so let’s all cross our fingers. 🙂

I also might do a Feminist Lit Feb post later this month so be on the lookout 😉

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