July TBR!

If you read yesterday’s post you know that I didn’t do so well with structured reading in June. I’ve been having some rough mental health days and took a step back from reading. For July, I’d like to get back into it because reading always makes me feel better. Also, I’m going on a week vacation so I’m sure I’ll be able to do lots of reading!

For July, I’m taking part in #fournationsreadathon, an Avatar the Last Airbender themed readathon! I’m going to read in honor of the Water Nation, so some of my planned books will be going towards that readathon, and that will be denoted in the list. If you’re interested – visit instagram @fournationsreadation.


  1. The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow #1), Kalyn Josephson
  2. The Crow Rider (The Storm Crow #2), Kalyn Josephson
  3. The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow #1), Margaret Owen
  4. The Faithless Hawk (The Merciful Crow #2), Margaret Owen
  5. Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards #1), Janella Angeles (also for netgalley)
  6. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1), Suzanne Collins
  7. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2), Suzanne Collins
  8. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3), Suzanne Collins
  9. A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0), Suzanne Collins
  10. Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3), Sarah J. Maas (fournations)
  11. In the Neighborhood of True, Susan Kaplan Carlton (also for netgalley)
  12. The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff (fournations)


  1. Set Fire to the Gods (Set Fire to the Gods #1), Sara Raasch, Kristen Simmons
  2. The Morning Flower (The Omte Origins #2), Amanda Hocking
  3. One Hundred Dogs and Counting: One Woman, Ten Thousand Miles, and A Journey into the Heart of Shelters and Rescues, Cara Sue Achterberg
  4. A Tortured Soul, L.A. Detwiler
  5. The First to Lie, Hank Phillippi Ryan (fournations)
  6. Hieroglyphics, Jill McCorkle (fournations)
  7. The Baby Group, Caroline Corcoran
  8. I Hope You’re Listening, Tom Ryan
  9. In a Holidaze, Christina Lauren


  1. The Lost City (The Omte Origins #1), Amanda Hocking
  2. Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassins #3), Robin LaFevers

It’s a lot of books, and I definitely won’t read them all. But I plan to choose between these books in a mood reading way, so we’ll see how far I get! I’m currently in the middle of In the Neighborhood of True and The Tao of Pooh.

What are you reading this month?

Happy reading, folks!

June TBR!

Happy (or frankly, not so happy as the protests continue) June! I am filled with hope for this month. I hope for freedoms to be given and change to be in the air. I hope for lives to be spared and differences to be made for POC across the world. In less serious terms, I also hope I read another ridiculously large stack of books.

For this month, I have planned 22 books to be read. This is indeed fewer than I read last month for those of you who are playing along at home. However, I feel like last month was largely a fluke and won’t be replicated for another hundred years. So, I will continue to prioritize my Netgalley list and continue working on getting those numbers down. I’m currently at ~87% ratio, and have many books planned for this month!


  1. Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3), Kerri Maniscalco
  2. Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper #4), Kerri Maniscalco
  3. The Bone Houses, Emily Lloyd-Jones
  4. Beyond a Darkened Shore, Jessica Leake
  5. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2), Sarah J. Maas
  6. The Beholder (The Beholder #1), Anna Bright
  7. The Boundless (The Beholder #2), Anna Bright
  8. DEVIATE (LIFELIKE #2), Jay Kristoff


  1. Mirage (Mirage #1), Somaiya Daud
  2. Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin #3), Robin LaFevers
  3. Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness #1), Robin LaFevers
  4. Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist #1), Renee Ahdieh
  5. Ninth House (Alex Stern #1), Leigh Bardugo
  6. If I Never Met You, Mhairi MacFarlane
  7. The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1), Jenn Lyons
  8. The Name of All Things (A Chorus of Dragons #2), Jenn Lyons


  1. Just Saying, Sophie Ranald
  2. Court of Lions (Mirage #2), Somaiya Daud
  3. Ever Cursed, Corey Ann Haydu
  4. These Vengeful Hearts, Katherine Laurin
  5. The Memory of Souls (A Chorus of Dragons #3), Jenn Lyons
  6. Igniting Darkness (Courting Darkness #2), Robin LaFevers – sampler

What books are you planning to read this month?

Happy reading, folks!

May TBR!

Happy May!! Yesterday, I scheduled a time to go donate blood plasma in Delaware to help those sick with COVID-19 since I am already recovered! I’m not necessarily looking forward to it, but at least I know I will be helping people!

My May TBR is going to look a little different than normal, I’m trying something new out! I will only be planning my ebook and eARC reads because I had such a hard time getting into physical books last month. So instead of stressing myself, I will plan my library and Netgalley books and just leisurely read physical books without the pressure to read all of them! It’s just a test for this month, so we’ll see how this goes in like 31 days!

EBOOKS (from the library)

  1. Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1), Robin LaFevers
  2. Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2), Robin LaFevers
  3. Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin #3), Robin LaFevers
  4. Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness #1), Robin LaFevers
  5. Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters #1), Talia Hibbert
  6. The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club #1), Lyssy Kay Adams
  7. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern


  1. The Bride, Wendy Clarke
  2. The Plus One Pact, Portia MacIntosh
  3. Dark Skies (Dark Shores #2), Danielle L. Jensen
  4. The Trouble With Hating You, Sajni Patel
  5. Set Fire to the Gods (Set Fire to the Gods #1), Sara Raasch
  6. More Than Maybe, Erin Hahn
  7. Love Sold Separately, Ellen Meister
  8. Queen of the Unwanted (The Women’s War #2), Jenna Glass
  9. Where Dreams Descend, Janella Angeles
  10. Dear Emmie Blue, Lia Louis
  11. Keep My Heart in San Francisco, Amelia Diane Coombs
  12. The House Guest, Mark Andrews
  13. Igniting Darkness (Sampler) (Courting Darkness #2), Robin LaFevers

So, this is pretty adventurous, but we’re going to try to get through it all! My Netgalley ratio will love me!

How do you plan your TBR’s?

Happy reading, folks!

April TBR!

Happy April folks! I wish I could say this month would be better than March, but I’m not sure that’s going to be true… So I’m hoping to get a lot done this month in order to help ignore the fact that life is so different than usual! I started spring cleaning my house this past weekend, and I’m working on adding housework to my daily routine so it can stay that way. I also want to get a bunch of wedding planning done this month, even though we can’t have in person meetings. Those are just a few of my goals for this month, non reading wise.

In terms of reading goals, I planned to read an astronomical amount of books again this month, that I likely won’t follow because of who I am as a person!! But, it makes me happy to aim high (I know that’s backwards). I like striving towards higher goals. So, see below for the books I hope to read in April.


  1. The Wife Between Us, Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
  2. The Beckoning Shadow (The Beckoning Shadow #1), Katharyn Blair
  3. Well Met (Well Met #1), Jen DeLuca
  4. House of Salt and Sorrow, Erin A. Craig
  5. The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow #1), Margaret Owen
  6. Diamond & Dawn (Amber & Dusk #1), Lyra Selene
  7. Magic For Liars, Sarah Gailey
  8. Defy Me (Shatter Me #5), Tahereh Mafi
  9. Imagine Me (Shatter Me #6), Tahereh Mafi
  10. Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #1), Laini Taylor
  11. Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.5), Sarah J. Maas
  12. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2), Sarah J. Maas


  1. The Girl With the Whispering Shadow (The Crowns of Croswald #2), D. E. Night
  2. Last Memoria, Rachel Emma Shaw
  3. Chasing Lucky, Jenn Bennett
  4. What Lies Between Us, John Mrrs
  5. By the Book, Amanda Sellet
  6. Queen of the Unwanted (The Women’s War #2), Jenna Glass
  7. A Taste of Sage, Yaffa S. Santos
  8. The Circus Rose, Betsy Cornwell

Like I said, I planned too many books because of who I am as a person!! Come tell me what books you’re planning to read this month!

Happy reading, folks!

March TBR!

Happy March! I’m so excited for this month because it means spring it coming! February is always the most dreary month, but March brings promise of warmth and happiness! Daylight Savings time starts and I am able to take book photos when I get home from work again!

I plan on reading SO MUCH this month – I can’t imagine I will get to all of these but I’m sure going to try! I’m trying to be more flexible with myself this month, but there are some that I NEED to read this month. I am including a mix of physical, ebooks, and audiobooks in this list and a few will be new releases I’m really excited for!


  1. Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1), Kat Cho
  2. The Beckoning Shadow (The Beckoning Shadow #1), Katharyn Blair
  3. Girls With Sharp Sticks (Girls With Sharp Sticks #1), Suzanne Young
  4. Sky Without Stars (System Divine #1), Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
  5. Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1), Cassandra Clare
  6. Ember Queen (Ash Princess Trilogy #3), Laura K. Sebastian
  7. Diamond & Dawn (Amber & Dusk #2), Lyra Selene
  8. Magic For Liars, Sarah Gailey
  9. Defy Me (Shatter Me #5), Tahereh Mafi
  10. Imagine Me (Shatter Me #6), Tahereh Mafi
  11. Well Met (Well Met #1), Jen DeLuca
  12. The Shadows Between Us, Tricia Levenseller


I recently started getting eARC’s from Edelweiss as well as Netgalley, so I’ve revised my header to include both.

  1. What I Like About Me, Jenna Guillame
  2. Girls With Razor Hearts (Girls With Sharp Sticks #2), Suzanne Young
  3. Girl Gone Viral (Modern Love #2), Alisha Rai
  4. What I Like About You, Marisa Kanter
  5. You Deserve Each Other, Sarah Hogle


I recently started checking audiobooks out of the library and a few holds came in, so I’m going to try and get to those this month!

  1. Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1), Renee Ahdieh
  2. The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1), Renee Ahdieh
  3. Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle #1), Adam Silvera

So for those counting at home, that’s 20 books! I read 18 in February so it wouldn’t be completely out of the ordinary, but who knows! Check back at the end of the month to see how I do!

Happy reading, folks!

February TBR!

Happy February! I’m very excited for my upcoming reads this months because I got some Netgalley books that I’m really anticipating for 2020. Netgalley has been very good to me, and I started an account with Edelweiss as well! I already have one approval for a 2020 release that I’m so stoked for, but will likely be reading in March.

I’m continuing to try to have a good balance of physical and ebooks, because I can feel the strain on my eyes when I read too much on my phone or iPad. I’m starting my binge of Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, which will likely continue on to March unless I read a whole lot more than I’m expecting to (which likely won’t happen because we are very busy with wedding planning!)


Some of these may look familiar from my January TBR, but I didn’t get to them last month so they just were bumped to February. Two of these books are library books to read before I read the sequel in the form of a Netgalley eARC.

  1. The Women’s War (Women’s War #1), Jenna Glass
  2. The Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1), Kat Cho
  3. The Beckoning Shadow (The Beckoning Shadow #1), Katharyn Blair
  4. Serious Moonlight, Jenn Bennett
  5. The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.5), Sarah J. Maas
  6. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2), Sarah J. Maas
  7. Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3), Sarah J. Maas
  8. Girls with Sharp Sticks (Girls with Sharp Sticks #1), Suzanne Young


Highlights of this month will be Havenfall and The Electric Heir. Sara Holland is one of my favorite authors and I loved The Fever King.

  1. Havenfall (Havenfall #1), Sara Holland
  2. Bad Bachelor, Stephanie London
  3. We Are Blood and Thunder (We Are Blood and Thunder #1), Kesia Lupo
  4. The New Guy, Kathryn Freeman
  5. The Electric Heir (Feverwake #2), Victoria Lee
  6. Girls with Razor Hearts (Girls with Sharp Sticks #2), Suzanne Young
  7. Queen of the Unwanted (Women’s War #2), Jenna Glass
  8. The Empress of Salt and Fortune, Nghi Vo

I hope you all have a lovely February, and read everything you want to! Let me know if any of these are on your list as well!

Happy reading, folks!

January TBR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR (again)! A new year is so fresh and ripe with bookish possibilities. If you read my 2020 Goals Post, you know that I have a semi-structured plan for what books I’m going to read each month. I painstakingly poured over my physical books, Netgalley responsibilities, and backlist babies to determine what to read this month and I came up with a HUGE list. We’ll see how this actually works, but I have high hopes!


My plan is to read a new backlist series each month and just binge my way through them. This month is devoted to Cassandra Clare.

  1. City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4), Cassandra Clare
  2. City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5), Cassandra Clare
  3. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6), Cassandra Clare
  4. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1), Cassandra Clare
  5. Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2), Cassandra Clare
  6. Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3), Cassandra Clare
  7. The Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1), Kat Cho
  8. The Beckoning Shadow (The Beckoning Shadow #1), Katharyn Blair
  9. Love Her or Lose Her (Hot & Hammered #2), Tessa Bailey
  10. The Women’s War (Women’s War #1) – Jenna Glass


I give myself 4 days to read Netgalley books, at 25% a day. It’s worked so far, and gives me time to read physical books at the same time. Even if I get really engrossed and finish one in 2 days, I won’t start the next until the calendar says to.

  1. The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2), Roshani Chokshi
  2. Queen of the Unwanted (Women’s War #2), Jenna Glass
  3. The Shrike and the Shadows, Chantal Gadoury and A.M. Wright
  4. Unravel the Dusk (The Blood of Stars #2), Elizabeth Lim
  5. Heart of Flames (Crown of Feathers #2), Nicki Pau Preto
  6. The Electric Heir (Feverwake #2), Victoria Lee
  7. Havenfall (Havenfall #1), Sara Holland
  8. The Kissing Game, Marie Harte
  9. Break in Case of Emergency, Brian Francis

Before you say anything, yes I know this is a very ambitious list. I think 18 is the most books I’ve read in a month before so 19 in the first month of the year may be pushing it. BUT I just don’t care! I get to make my TBR however I want, and we’ll see how I do at the end of the month! Wish me luck, friends!

Happy reading, folks!

November TBR!

Happy November, friends! I know many of you are working on NaNoWriMo, but I am not participating myself. My talents lie in reading the books you authors write, and I’m a-okay with that! I look forward to doing some great reading this month, while also enjoying the start of the holiday season! This really is my favorite time of year 🙂

See below for my planned reads for November. Who knows how many of these I will stick to, but we’ll see!


  1. Wayfarer (Passengers #2) – Alexandra Bracken
  2. The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You #1) – Emery Lord
  3. To Best The Boys – Mary Weber
  4. Thunderhead (Scythe #2) – Neal Shusterman
  5. Renegades (Renegades #1) – Marissa Meyer


  1. The Wickerlight (The Wren Hunt #2) – Mary Watson
  2. Before the Broken Star (The Evermore Chronicles #1) – Emily R. King
  3. Into the Hourglass (The Evermore Chronicles #2) – Emily R. King
  4. The Everafter Song (The Evermore Chronicles #3) – Emily R. King
  5. Ivory (Manhattan Ten #1) – Lola Dodge
  6. We Used to Be Friends – Amy Spalding
  7. The Map From Here to There (The Start of Me and You #2) – Emery Lord
  8. A Love Hate Thing – Whitney D. Grandison

I’m thinking I will read more physical books that this, but I feel like I can commit to at least these. What are you all reading this month?

Happy reading, bookish friends! 🙂

October TBR

Happy spooky October! October is my birth month and also Halloween and the beginning of the holiday season (in my mind) so it’s one of my favorite months of the year. It’s currently 90 degrees in Baltimore so it’s not feeling super fall like, but I can’t wait to curl up in flannel with a cup of hot cider reading a book. All time favorite thing to do in the fall. So below are the books I will hopefully be doing that with this month! Still hardcore behind on Netgalley but it’s fine!!! I’m ok!!


  1. The Girl the Sea Gave Back – Adrienne Young
  2. Stalking Jack the Ripper – Kerrie Maniscalco


  1. The Throne of the Five Winds – S. C. Emmett
  2. A Midnight Clear – Sam Hooker, et al
  3. Coral – Sara Ella
  4. The Wickerlight – Mary Watson
  5. A Violet Fire – Kelsey Quick
  6. Safe Harbour – Christina Kilbourne
  7. All That’s Bright and Gone – Eliza Nellums
  8. Good Girls Lie – JT Ellison
  9. Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things – Jacqueline Firkins
  10. The Map From Here to There – Emery Lord
  11. Don’t Read the Comments – Eric Smith
  12. The Silvered Serpents – Roshani Chokshi
  13. The Stars We Steal – Alexa Donne
  14. A Love Hate Thing – Whitney D. Grandison
  15. Ink in the Blood – Kim Smejkal
  16. The Sounds of Stars – Alechia Dow

Any of these books grace your list as well? Let’s talk in the comments!

Happy reading, bookish friends! 🙂

August TBR

The fact that it is already August is definitely blowing my mind. This month is the boyf’s and my third anniversary. We’re going to Lewes, DE to stay in the Dogfishhead Inn (we’re both really into craft beer) and we even splurged on the Romance package :). I’m excited to get some good reading done this month, though it is going to HEAVILY contain eARC’s from Netgalley! I’m very behind (my ratio is like 28%) and want to get caught up so I can be approved for more books. Outside of Netgalley, I’m going to try to fit in a few backlist physical books so I’m not just staring at my iPad all month (talk about killing your eyes). So see below for my reading plans!

Netgalley eARC’s

  1. Swipe Right For Murder – Derek Milman
  2. Midnight Beauties – Megan Shepherd
  3. The Murder List – Hank Phillippi Ryan
  4. Eclipse the Skies – Maura Milan
  5. The Weight of a Soul – Elizabeth Tammi
  6. Crown of Coral and Pearl – Mara Rutherford
  7. Tweet Cute – Emma Lord
  8. The Lady Rogue – Jenn Bennett

Physical books

  1. A Curse So Dark And Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer
  2. Strange the Dreamer – Laini Taylor

It’s a bit of an ambitious month because of the eARC’s, but I’ve found I read those faster than physical books? I’m not really sure how that works, but I’ll take it! Especially with trying to get through 8 in one month, while going away on vacation.

If you have any of these on your TBR, keep an eye out for my reviews as they come!

Happy reading, bookish fellows!