September 2020 TBR

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Happy last day of August, friends! Ahhh, August was a really great month for me (both personally and with my reading!) and I hope the good things continue in September! I do have many books here on this TBR and I really hope that I not only get to all of them, but maybe I’ll be able to get to a few extras too! 🍁


Kingdom of the Wicked (Kingdom of the Wicked, #1) by Kerri Maniscalco
Publication: October 27th 2020 by Jimmy Patterson 
Buddy read with Destiny, Maëlys & Lea 💕

This was on my August TBR, but I just couldn’t get to it with that busy birthday week I had! But I am so excited to give it a try with some amazing friends this month!

Nocturna (A Forgery of Magic #1) by Maya Motayne
The September Book Club Pick for Dragons and Tea 🐉☕

I cannot wait to kick of Latinx Heritage Month with this ownvoice magical story about a thief who can travel between worlds!

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar
Buddy read with Maëlys! 💗

Ownvoices for the South Asian rep and the Hindu mythos, and is all about a girl who is half a star and trying to save her father? Whew, sounds amazing. Plus, I received two copies of this in book boxes so I very much want to read and review it!

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins
Buddy read with Lea! 💓

The way I’m emotional to finally finish this reread together, but I am so very ready.

These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights #1) by Chloe Gong
Publication: November 17th 2020 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Buddy read with Maëlys! 💕

An ownvoices reimagining of Romeo and Juliet set in historical Shanghai is everything I needed to know. But this book has not received less than five stars from all of my friends so the amount of hype I have going into this one is a bit wild.

The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu
Publication: September 1st 2020 by Simon & Schuster
Buddy read with Lea! 💓

Be still, my shadowhunter heart! I would not miss this new release of Magnus and Alec’s for anything in the world.

Vampires of Portlandia by Jason Tanamor
Publication: September 29th 2020 by Parliament House Press
Blog Tour Stop: September 21st – Caffeine Book Tours
Buddy read with Maëlys! 💗

Ownvoices story celebrating the aswang and Filipino mythos? Truly sold off of that sentence alone! Also, this is probably the first thing I’ll read in September and I’m so very excited!

A Universe of Wishes edited by Dhonielle Clayton
Publication: January 5th 2021 by Random House
Buddy read with Lea 💕

After not really loving the last anthology I read, I am just craving a good one so very desperately and this one sounds very diverse and very perfect.



September is also #SapphicSeptember which is being hosted by Landice (Manic Femme), who I adore a lot a lot a lot! I plan to pick up a few extra sapphic reads for this readathon, but there are three books that I would like to try to prioritize! 🌈

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She’s Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard
Publication: March 30th 2021 by Henry Holt & Company
Buddy read with Maëlys! 💗

Not only is this a reimagining of Dorian Gray, but it has a pan character, too! Like, those two elements combined are too powerful and I do not think I can wait until 2021 to consume this story!

Out on Good Behavior (Radleigh University #3) by Dahlia Adler
Buddy read with Lea! 💕

I truly cannot believe I have read this, but this is the book that constantly gets recced to be for the pan rep, and I’m finally ready to fall in love too!

The Dark Tide (The Dark Tide) by Alicia Jasinska
Buddy Read with Landice 💓

A sister risking everything for her brother, while also starting a sapphic romance with the witch she had to protect her brother from? Like, too many keywords again! After Night Shine I am just read for all the sapphic maybe enemies to lovers (with witches)!


✨ Also, September 15th is the start of Latinx Heritage Month! So here are a few other readathons and book clubs I recommend with my whole heart:

💕 Latinxathon
💕 Latinx Book Club
💕 Latinx Book Bingo

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What are you reading in September? Or what is the book you’re most excited to pick up this September? I feel like we are starting to get into that second sweet spot book release season where so many books are coming out, and I’m always curious to see what people are most excited for! But regardless, I hope you all just have happy reading. I love you all so much! 💗

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August 2020 TBR

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August is always such a busy month for me, and notoriously my worst reading month, because of birthday things and traveling! But this year (and these quarantine times) are going to make this birthday a little different! Therefore, we are just going to over compensate by reading all of my favorite authors! 🎂

A few readathons that I always enjoy taking part in are also this month: ARC August and A-spec August! So, I feel like my TBR very much reflects that (plus me just wanting to read all the five stars for my birthday month), even though I hope to pick up a few more aroace things during these 31 days!  💕


Loveless by Alice Oseman 🌈
Buddy read with Lea & Maëlys 💕

I see a new Alice Oseman book and I buy, it’s really as simple as that at this point in my life. I haven’t seen too many reviews for this one, but I am excited to hopefully love it!

Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite by Zoraida Córdova & Natalie C. Parker
Publication: September 22nd 2020 by Imprint
Buddy read with Destiny 💕

I am craving a new anthology to read and review so badly, but I might be craving a buddy read with Destiny even more. Truly going to be such a powerful combination, and I can’t wait!

The Burning God (The Poppy War #3) by R.F. Kuang 🇨🇳
Publication: November 26th 2020 by Harper Voyager
Buddy read with Maëlys 💕

I’m already crying thinking of this being over, but also thinking of all the things Rebecca is going to do to my murder babies. I can’t wait to finish this trilogy and scream my love for it loudly forever.

When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole
Publication: September 1st 2020 by William Morrow
Buddy read with Maëlys 💕

Alyssa Cole writing a thriller? I mean, this is all I really needed to know. I love Alyssa and her stories so very much, and I can’t wait to see her to wow me with this new adventure for her! Also, my friend Bee really loved it and made me even more excited!

Horrid by Katrina Leno
Publication: September 15th 2020 by Little, Brown
Buddy read with Maëlys & Lea 💕

I think this has a very good shot at making my best of 2020 list, and maybe even being my favorite book of 2020. Katrina’s writing and themes and stories are just 100% for me and everything I like in literature, and I can’t wait.

Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton 🌈🎧
Buddy read with Maëlys 💕

Hi, all I want to read is everything by Tessa Gratton, because I give five stars to everything by her and I truly think she could be my favorite author. Also, this book has such shitty ratings on Goodreads, and I really hope to love it and give it a review to help people pick it up, because sapphic Shakespeare deserves better.

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar 🇧🇩🌈
The August Book Club Pick for Dragons and Tea 🐉☕

This sounds like it’s going to be the perfect f/f story, all about identity, and colorism, cultural appropriation, and much more, and I can’t wait to read this one with the book club!

Kingdom of the Wicked (Kingdom of the Wicked, #1) by Kerri Maniscalco
Publication: October 27th 2020 by Jimmy Patterson 
Buddy read with Maëlys & Lea 💕

Is it the autumn season yet and can you tell I want it to be because of this TBR?


What are you reading this August and are you doing any reathathons or readalongs? I can’t believe it is already August in this wild year, but I also can’t wait for fall and spoopy season to begin (hence this TBR, truly truly)! I hope you’re all having happy reading, and I love you all more than love itself! 💗

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July 2020 TBR

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I feel like it has taken an ungodly amount of time, but I finally have defeated my reading slump, and I think I actually *gasp* rediscovered my love for reading. Like, throughout my day I am craving to read, at least on my ereader, and that is a feeling that I was really lacking for most of 2019 (and… obviously many months of 2020, too)! I still didn’t want to go too ambitious on a TBR, but it just feels so good to be excited again! So, here are the eight things that I truly can’t wait to pick up in July! ☀️

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan 🇨🇳
📚 ARC: July 14th 2020 by Doubleday
Buddy read with Isabella 💕

Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett
📚 ARC: November 10th 2020 by Simon Pulse
Buddy read with Isabella 💕

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson 🌈🎧
The July Book Club Pick for Dragons and Tea 🐉☕

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel 🎧
Buddy read with Maëlys 💕

Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children #6) by Seanan McGuire 🌈
📚 ARC: January 12th 2021 by Tor.com
Buddy read with Maëlys 💕

Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards #1) by Janella Angeles 🇵🇭
📚 ARC: August 25th 2020 by Wednesday Books
Buddy read with Maëlys 💕

The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library #1) by A.J. Hackwith 🌈🎧
Buddy read with Maëlys 💕

Loveless by Alice Oseman 🌈
July 9th 2020 by HarperCollins


Okay! There is my TBR for the month of July! Have you read any of these? Are you excited for me to read any of these? I’d still love to finish A Deadly Education (Scholomance, #1) because I feel like I have been at 50% for over a month now! I’m really enjoying it, I just think… I read it at a bad time in my life and now I never want to pick it back up? Whew! Maybe in July! I also would really love to read Catching Fire & Fire with Lea if we can make it work! I hope you all have the happiest of days and reading this July and always! 💗

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September 2019 TBR

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Hello, friends! Happy September! The end of August was truly a wild and chaotic ride for me, but I am hoping for a more relaxing September, where I might be able to read all the things! September 15th is the start of Latinx Heritage Month! So, I would like to add more ownvoices Latinx fiction to my TBR, too! I also very much suggest you all follow Latinx Book Club run by some of my favorite humans, who boost ownvoices Latinx books all year around! Also, I am a host for Contemporaryathon which will be taking place from September 23 – September 29th! So, expect a different TBR for that week, too! But here are the things set in stone that I plan to read this month! 💖

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
The Dragons and Tea Book Club September Pick!

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi
September 3rd 2019 by Simon & Schuster
My Blog Tour Post: September 13th

His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler
September 10th 2019 by Flatiron Books

Crier’s War (Crier’s War #1) by Nina Varela
October 1st 2019 by HarperTeen
My Blog Tour Post: October 2nd

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
 September 24th 2019 by Little, Brown Books

➽ Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray
#DivinersReadalong:
Sep 1st: 1 – 76 The Devil’s Business
Sep 2nd: 77 – 144 Keeping Out the Dead
Sep 3rd: 145 – 225 Dreams Can’t Get You
Sep 4th: 226 – 312 Part Two
Sep 5th: 313 – 409 And Do They Dream?
Sep 6th: 410 – 515 Ace of Spades
Sep 7th: 516 – End!
#DivinersReadalong Liveshow:
Sep 13th: 9PM EST / 6PM PST
@Madalyn’s channel

Into the Crooked Place (Into the Crooked Place #1) by Alexandra Christo
October 8th 2019 by Feiwel and Friends
Buddy read with Imi!

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
November 5th 2019 by Doubleday Books
Buddy read with Jocelyn!


Okay, loves! Those are the eight things! I hope you enjoyed! I hope you have a beautiful September filled with love, health, and happiness! And I hope we are both able to read all the things this month! Happy reading! 💖

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August 2019 TBR

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Hey, friends! I hope you’re all having an amazing start of August! August is going to be a busy month for me, because *pretend to be surprised* I am traveling again! Once, to LA to go to a BTS Exhibit! And another time, to go to Magic Fest here in Las Vegas! I am so excited for both, and I hope to vlog both, too!

As for my TBR? I have some exciting and high hopes! I am currently reading Feast of Sparks with some of my best friends, and having the best time! And I have three very exciting readalongs I’m doing this month (breakdowns are all below)! And, most excitingly, me and Alexa, from Alexa Loves Books, are reading five Filipino authors and their ARCs in between both of our birthdays (the 5th – the 27th), because we are cute and I love her a lot! 💕


Feast of Sparks (Thornchapel #2) by Sierra Simone

Buddy read with ChelseaJaneMadalynRiley, & Paloma! ❤


Dead Voices (Small Spaces #2) by Katherine Arden


Faker by Sarah Smith 🇵🇭


A Thousand Fires by Shannon Price 🇵🇭


Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger 🇵🇭


The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World #1) by Rin Chupeco 🇵🇭


Wicked As You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic #1) by Rin Chupeco 🇵🇭


The Right Swipe (Modern Love #1) by Alisha Rai

This is the August pick for the Dragons and Tea Book Club! 🐉☕

❤ The Dates & Breakdown:
August 19th: Chapters 1 -5
August 20th: Chapters 6 – 10
August 21st: Chapters 11 – 15
August 22nd: Chapters 16 – 20
August 23rd: Chapters 21 -25
August 24th: Chapters 26 – 30

❤ Content and Trigger Warnings:
Sexual harassment, cyber bullying and harassment, domestic verbal abuse
(From Saniya’s short but amazing review that I love!)


Ironside: A Modern Faery’s Tale (Modern Faerie Tales #3) by Holly Black

❤ The Dates & Breakdown:
August 12: Chapter 1-3
August 13: Chapter 4-6
August 14: Chapter 7-8
August 15: Chapter 9-11
August 16: Chapter 12-End

I am reading this for #FaerieAThon, which I am cohosting with JaneKristin, & Alexa! ❤


The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray

#DivinersReadalong:
August 3rd: 1 – 98 – The Harlot Adorned on the Sea
August 4th: 99 – 196 – The Good Citizen
August 5th: 197 – 309 – The Wrong Person
August 6th: 310 – 401 – The Same Song
August 7th: 402 – 498 – Lamentation
August 8th: 499 – End

#DivinersReadalong Liveshow:
August 16th
9PM EST / 6PM PST
@chelseadolling’s channel

❤ Trigger warnings:
murder, gore, racism, medical procedures, animal cruelty, death of a sibling (in the past), death of a parent (in the past), rape, abortion, eugenics, and possibly some homophobia
(Thank you so much to K for their amazing review!)



I seriously haven’t been this excited for a TBR in a very long while, and I’m just so overwhelmed with happiness, in the best way possible. I really think August is going to be everything! And I feel so very blessed! Also, I am doing my first ever liveshow on my YouTube channel on August 27th at 5 PST / 8 EST, and you’re all invited, too! 💕

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July 2019 TBR

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Hey, loves! How in the heck is it July already? I am thankful that I’m not doing any traveling this month though! Hopefully that means I will be able to read all the books and write all the reviews (that I’m a bit behind on, haha)! And I for sure am wishful thinking with this very ambitious TBR!

Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff
September 3rd, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press
Buddy read with  Jules!

Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali
This is the July pick for the Dragons and Tea Book Club! 🐉☕
July 8th: (Pages 1 – 68) Zayneb Saturday March 9
Oddity: Unpredictable Creatures
July 9th: (Pages 69 – 134) Adam Tuesday March 12
Marvel: Strangers
July 10th: (Pages 135 – 207) Adam Sunday March 17
Marvel: Zayneb at the Perfect Place
July 11th: (Pages 208 – 276) Zayneb Tuesday Marc 19
Oddity… And Marvel: Plotters
July 12th: (Pages 277 – End)

Valiant: A Modern Tale Of Faerie (Modern Faerie Tales #2) by Holly Black
This is for #FaerieAThon, which I am cohosting with JaneKristin, & Alexa!
July 8: Valiant, Chapter 1-2
July 9: Valiant, Chapter 3-5
July 10: Valiant, Chapter 6-7
July 11: Valiant, Chapter 8-10
July 12: Valiant, Chapter 11-END

The Black Veins (Dead Magic #1) by Ashia Monet
July 17th, 2019
Blog Tour Stop: July 13th!
Buddy read with Fadwa!

Normal People by Sally Rooney
Buddy read with Romie!

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
December 30th, 2019 by Graydon House
Buddy read with Taylor!

Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin
September 3rd, 2019 by HarperTeen
Buddy read with Lea & Jane!

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
October 22nd, 2019 by Simon Schuster Audio
Buddy read with Lea & Jocelynn!

Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker
August 6th, 2019 by Atria Books
Buddy read with Kristin, & Alexa!

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
September 10th, 2019 by Orbit
Buddy read with  Jules!


Okay, friends! That’s my hopeful TBR! If I end up participating in The Reading Rush (@meltotheany – add me!) I will make a separate TBR! Let me know what you’re reading this month! And, like always, I’m wishing you all the happiest of reading!

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May 2019 TBR

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Hey, friends! I am officially in Hawaii are you are reading this! I know, I wish you were all with me! But this month is going to be very busy for me, but in the best way possible! I am in Hawaii for a little over two weeks, and then I am home for two weeks (where I can hopefully get some good reading done) and then I am off to NYC for Book Expo and Book Con! So, I am only going to add eight books to my TBR and hope I get to most of them!

Also, the month of May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month! I always want to be reading ownvoices Asian books, and supporting Asian authors, but especially in the month of May! So hopefully I can incorporate a little more Asian Lit between my travels, too! Also, May 24th is Pan Visibility Day, so I’d like to at least read one book featuring a pansexual and/or panromantic character(s) around then, too!

But here are the eight things that I hope to get to this month:


Gideon the Ninth (The Ninth House #1) by Tamsyn Muir

My most anticipated release of 2019! And I’m going to be buddy reading this one with Madalyn while we are both on different beaches, but pretending we are together!


Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

This is me and Amy’s book club pick for May! And it is a story celebrating ownvoices Korean mythology!


Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

So many of my friends have suggested that I read this! I honestly can’t wait to see if I end up falling in love like they think that I will!


Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

I can’t believe I haven’t read this one yet, but hopefully it is one of the first things that I pick up in May!


Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Ren Faire romance! Do I need to say anything else?


Arranged by R.K. Lilley

RK Lilley has written some of my favorite steamy scenes of all time, so when she dropped this highly anticipated new release, I screamed! I can’t wait to read this one!


Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker

After The Simple Wild, I am now obligated to read everything (and hopefully love everything) by KA Tucker!


Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

This is the bookclub pick for two of my best friends, who honored me so much by asking me to participate in helping host their May book!

Books With Friends
Live show May 18 at 5pm CDT!
With ChloeSpence, & Trinh!



Okay, friends! I think that’s everything! I hope you’re doing well! I hope you’re loving everything that you’re reading! I can’t wait for my blog and my life to be back to normal come mid June! And I hope you all know how much I miss you! Happy reading!

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