May 2018 TBR

🌷💐🌹🥀🌺🌸 Hey, loves! I hope you don’t mind me posting twice today! I hate it when the first of the month falls on a Tuesday, because I love doing certain Top Ten Tuesdays so much! But hopefully you all will enjoy both of these! I am trying to keep my TBR kind of free this month, because I know that it is going to be rather strict in the upcoming months! And lately I’ve been mood reading, and spontaneous buddy reading a lot! And… I kind of love it a lot. But here are the ten things that I will definitely read in May!

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black:
ARC – Publication: January 8th, 2019
Yeah, I can hardly believe it myself. My friend Diana was able to get me a personalized ARC of this, and it is now my most cherished possession. This is going to be one of the first things I’ll read in May, because I have no chill and it is taking every ounce of self restraint to not ditch every book on my TBR and inhale read this sequel.

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas:
Publication: May 1st, 2018
Okay, by the time you are reading this, your girl has already devoured, reviewed, and hopefully loved this one! Literally, I’m staying up until midnight to read this highly anticipated novella, set in the ACOTAR world! And even though it is still surrounding Feyre and Rhysand, I’m thinking this is going to let us transition and know who the next series is going to be about! *prays forever for Cassian*

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan:
May is Asian/Pacific Heritage Month, so I’d like to get many ownvoices books in to help celebrate! Life & Lit is doing an entire event, and this is the group book pick! And this is a story about an interracial girl (half Asian, half white) who travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents after she hears about the passing of her mother (TW/CW: suicide, loss, grief). I think this book is going to be very hard hitting, and I think it’s going to have a very important discussion about mental illness, and how some cultures have an even harder time to reach out for help. And I’m buddy reading this with Yusra! ❤

Mirage (Mirage #1) by Somaiya Daud:
ARC – Publication: August 28th, 2018
This is an ownvoices Moroccan YA SFF novel about a girl who is taken from her village, to a powerful kingdom, all because she looks identical to the princess of the kingdom. She is forced to masquerade as the princess, if she ever wants to see her family and home again. This is also a buddy read with Julie from Pages and Pens, Jules at JA Ironside, Amy at A Court of Crowns and Quills, & Chelsea at Chelsea Palmer! ❤

Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas #2) by Zoraida Córdova:
ARC – Publication: June 5th, 2018
I don’t believe this is a direct sequel to Labyrinth Lost, which I absolutely loved two years ago. But this is still an ownvoices novel about another bruja in the family! Hopefully I’ll be emotionally prepared! And I’m buddy reading this with Alexis over at The Sloth Reader & Amy at A Court of Crowns and Quills! ❤

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover:
ARC – Publication: July 17th, 2018
This is the brand new CoHo book of 2018, and I’m a little scared to go into this, but I couldn’t refuse when Atria gave me an ARC (thank you, you all are the best!) I hope I will love this one, and hopefully it doesn’t give me too much anxiety! Plus, I’m buddy reading this with my bestie, Kayla! ❤

A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab:
Okay, you all know I’m not the biggest fan of this series, but I actually have high hopes for this concluding novel! And I hope I can fall in love with this series, like so many of my friends! And I’m reading this for the BooktubeSFF Awards, but I’m also buddy reading this with Julie, Destiny, & Julie! ❤

Fresh Ink: An Anthology edited by Lamar Giles:
ARC – Publication: August 14th, 2018
Friends, I have no words for how excited I am for this anthology! And every single one of these stories are ownvoices from authors of color! What a blessing! Expect a review for this early in the month! And I’m buddy reading this with Destiny! ❤

The Queen of Crows (The Sacred Throne, #2) by Myke Cole:
ARC – Publication: October 16th, 2018
The Armored Saint was one of the best books I read in all of 2017. I loved it more than words, and I can’t wait to see where Heloise’s journey goes next. And I’m buddy reading this with my favorites: Petrik from BookNest.eu & Lilly from Lair of Books! ❤

Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad #2) by Scott Reintgen:
ARC – Publication: July 17th, 2018
Nyxia was one of my favorite books of last year! It meant so much to me, and I loved it so much. This series stars a young black boy from Detroit, who is sent out into space for a once in a lifetime opportunity, game, and mission. And I can’t wait to see what happens next! And I’m buddy reading this with Lilly, Cierra, Scrill, & Solly! ❤

Okay, I think that’s everything! I truly have the highest of hopes for these ten books! What are you guys reading this month? And, as always, I’m wishing you all the happiness in the world, and all the good reads! 🌷🌹💐🌺🥀🌸

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40 thoughts on “May 2018 TBR

  1. YESSSS for Asian/Pacific Heritage Month! I have 2 so far on my TBR but hope to up that # *fingers crossed* I can’t wait for Mirage & Queen of Crows with you! I’m legit super curious to hear your thoughts on ACOFAF which I’m almost 99% sure you broke night over cause of that last insta story LOL! smh

    P.S. Great Line-up & happy reading Mel! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  2. I still haven’t come up with my TBr for this month :’) I’ve been doing a lot of mood reading at the moment as well but give myself at least some idea of what I need to read that month to keep me on track for things like ARCs, etc. I find it’s been working a lot better 🙂

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    1. Moody reading is best reading, love! But yeah, I honestly just keep a list of anything in order of when they come out, and side eye myself until I pick up the one that comes out first! Hahah!

      But I hope you have an amazing May and I’m wishing you the happiest of reading, always! 💖xx

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  3. Melanie I hope you’ll love The Wicked King because I would sell my firts born (well maybe not that ;-)) to get the ARC!!!! Happy reading.

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    1. My review is going up tomorrow! Hahaha! It’s half spoiler-free, and the last half is BOLDLY marked spoilers! But… I hope you love it, Cailin! I’m wishing you the happiest of reading! 💕xx

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  4. oh man i am sososoososso hoping i’ll finally get to A Conjuring of Light this month. & i hope The Wicked King goes brilliantly for ya!! wishing you a brilliant May ❤

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    1. Awh, thank you so very much, love! I will probably be reading City of Ash VERY soon! I’m actually craving to see what happens next! (Or maybe to see how nasty my friends are if that ending is true… haha!) I hope you have an amazing May, love! And happy reading! 💕xx

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