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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April 2019 TBR

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Hey, friends! How in the heck is it April? Oh my word! Okay, I’m not sure if I’ve said this on the blog yet – but I am going on vacation this month! Well, I’m mostly going to be on vacation in the month of May, but I am officially leaving at the very end of April! Therefore, I am trying to read ALL the things with my friends, because I’m not sure how much reading I’m going to get done in May, because of all the traveling! So pray for me, because this month I am only going to work, sleep, eat, read, and write book reviews!


If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
April 23rd 2019 by Viking Books
Buddy Read with Kayla! 💗

You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno
April 23rd 2019 by Little, Brown
Buddy Read with Jane! 💗

➽ The Storm Crow (The ​Storm Crow #1) by Kalyn Josephson
July 9th 2019 by Sourcebooks Fire
Buddy Read with AnnaKat, & LaRonda! 💞

Kingsbane (Empirium #2) by Claire Legrand
May 21st 2019 by Sourcebooks Fire
Buddy Read with Julie! 💗

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
The Dragons & Tea April Book Club Pick! 💖

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
I am reading this for Kathy’s Birthday Buddy Read! 💖

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
June 4th 2019 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Buddy Read with Solly! 💗

Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker
August 6th 2019 by Atria Books
Buddy Read with Heather! 💗

A Prince on Paper (Reluctant Royals #3) by Alyssa Cole
April 30th 2019 by Avon
Buddy Read with Fadwa! 💗

We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya #1) by Hafsah Faizal
May 14th 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Buddy Read with Ju & Fadwa! 💞

Seven Blades in Black (The Grave of Empires #1) by Sam Sykes
April 9th 2019 by Orbit

Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood #1) by Juliet Marillier
I am reading this for Destiny’s Birthday! 💖

Also! I am going to be participating in FantasyAThon this month, too! So all these fantasy titles (plus hopefully a couple more) I am going to be reading from April 5th – April 15th! Also, I hope to vlog it, so expect a video or two from me on my booktube after those dates, too! Okay, friends! I love you all! Let me know what you are planning on reading this month! And I hope you’re all having the happiest of reading! 💗

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March 2019 TBR

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Hey, loves! The end of February was truly a wild one for me with my mental health, my reading, and just feeling a little off in the community. But I am hoping March completely changes this weird head space I’ve been in! And hopefully this weekend I get some Vitamin D in me, and film a bunch of videos! But, just a friendly reminder that I truly think all content creators (and all humans, let’s be real) struggle at different points, with so many different aspects of life, even though it is easy to not see with what we show online! But I know it always gets better, no matter what, but here is a typed out reminder that it always gets better, for myself and for whoever needs it right now. 💗

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
June 18th 2019 by Kokila
Buddy read with Madalyn! 💕
This book is going to mean so much to me, and I can’t wait to pick it up! Forever thankful that Madalyn is truly the kindest and most patient soul in the world. So blessed to have her friendship.

Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1) by Emily A. Duncan
April 2nd 2019 by Wednesday Books
Buddy read with Jocelyn! 💕
Okay, I have followed Emily on Tumblr for a long while, and from the aesthetic boards alone, I am dying to read this one! Actually, I’m starting this with Joce the day this post goes live! But my blog tour stop isn’t until the very end of this month!

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Buddy read with Krystal & Taryn! 💕
Do I really need to say anything? This book is going to be amazing, because Angie Thomas is a gift to the world, even though we don’t deserve her.

The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #2) by Helen Hoang
May 7th 2019 by Berkley
Buddy read with Kathy and Ju! 💕
Speaking of gifts, this book is truly going to feel like that. Especially reading it with these two lovely humans! Ah, I can’t wait!

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
April 2nd 2019 by Albert Whitman
I am so honored to be a part of the street team for this book, but I can’t believe I haven’t started the actual story yet! But I know it’s going to be beautifully perfect just based on all my friends and their reviews!

When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry
March 12th 2019 by Razorbill
Buddy read with Chelsea & Madalyn! 💕
I have never read an Emily Henry book, but when one of the loves of my life (who is hosting a readathon where this is the group read) asks you to buddy read with her, it is awfully hard to say no! Also, the premise legit seems 11/10, and I know my two faves are going to make the experience even more amazing!

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
#CatchUpOnClassics!
Oh man, after my last two classics both being two star reads, your girl is scared! But I think if anyone can change up my sad classic streak, it will be Jane Austen!

Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger
#DragonsandTeaBookClub with Amy! 💕
Oh my word, I mean, I am always excited about the books that me and Amy pick for our book club! But this one? Magical bar? Paranormal activities? Queer characters? Filipino author? The list keeps going, and everything is completely my brand.

Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor #3) by Mark Lawrence
April 9th 2019 by Ace
(Thank you so much again, Alexa!) 💖
I am not ready for this to be over in any way, shape, or form. But I feel so blessed to have amazing friends who gift me ARCs so I can get my tears review out into the world!

Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett
March 26th 2019 by Tor.com
A f/f novella retelling of The Tempest? Please just take all my money! Also, I love Katharine, and I can’t wait for this one! I know it’s going to be phenomenal!

Seven Blades in Black (The Grave of Empires #1) by Sam Sykes
April 9th 2019 by Orbit
Sam Sykes’ Twitter has added so many years to my life, that I am practically immortal at this point! I knew I couldn’t resist finally reading something brand new from him! And I’m all about those assassins out for vengeance, 24/7!

Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
Traveling book that Julie hosted! 💖
I feel like this is a polarizing one, but I can’t wait to see where I fall. Also, this is my first Jeff Zentner book, too! But expect a review for this one very soon!

Okay! That is everything that I 100% want to read this month, but I am also hoping to get to a few things that I neglected in February because of this weird mindset! So, fingers crossed that I get to all the things! Especially since I think April and May are going to be more hectic with work and with travel! But I’m wishing you all the happiest of reading! And remember, you all deserve the entire galaxy and every star within it! 💗

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February 2019 TBR

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Hey, friends! Okay! this February is going to be pretty wild for me! I am so damn honored to be a host for Contemporaryathon, but I also know that it is going to keep me pretty busy! Also, so many other amazing readathons and readalongs are going on this February, too! It is also Black History Month in the United States, and I always want to boost ownvoices Black books and media, but I especially want to boost Black voices for February! Also, my separate Contemporaryathon TBR will be coming all on its own very soon! But let me tell you about some of these groups that I’m so excited to participate in! And then I’ll list some books that I plan on reading with them all this month! 💗


BookTube Games (hosted by Myonna!)
(Team Ketterdam: Katie & Olivia!)

Challenge #1 the two hosts of your fictional place have to decide on the book that everyone in the group should read, if you read that book you will be counted x2 the pages. – February 1st- February 8th

Challenge #2 reading in places it isn’t normally acceptable for 5 minutes. for example reading in church, during a class, in a movie theater etc (worth 50 pages) – February 9th- February 15th

Challenge #3 24 hour readathon, you can do with anyone, from your own team or from another or you can just be by yourself (worth 100 pages) – February 16th- February 22

Challenge #4 scavenger hunt, a host from your team will be uploading a video and your task is to find the emoji that is for your team that is hidden in their video, comment or send them the time stamp of where it is and the location. (worth 200 pages) –  February 23- March 1st


Blackathon (hosted by FrancinaLauren, & Jesse!) 

1. FEEL THE LOVE Read a book (any genre) featuring romance between two black people (or one black person + a person of color).

2. WAKANDA FOREVER Read a graphic novel or comic series with a black or African MC

3. HEAR US ANY Read a work by a Black or African author

4. FEEL THE BEAT. Spoken word: listen to these 4 poems and share your favorite on social media or with a friend. Discuss what this poem means to you and why it matters.
Balaenoptera by Joshua Brandon Bennett
What I’ve Learned by Aja Monet
“Waiting” by Jasmine Mans, Alysia Harris, and Jennah Bell
Cuz He’s Black by Javon Johnson

5. MORE THAN A COLOR. We house complexity within us. Read a book starring an intersectional black character (black & LGBT, black & neurodivergent, black & disabled, etc)

6. IN THIS TOGETHER Read the group book with us! Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo


F/F FEBRUARY (Hosted by Imi & Ellie!) 

giveaway to win any book starring an F/F relationship (including the possibility of a pre-order of The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, which releases at the end of the month and has the best f/f couple). To enter this, all you have to do is tweet or post a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #FFFebruaryReads telling us about the F/F books you have read this month. We know that not every reads as much as others, so numbers don’t matter, just read what you can and talk about it a lot!

bingo challenge – we will have prompts to help you pick your reads and completing a bingo (any three horizontally, vertically or diagonally) will win you an extra entry into the giveaway!

photo challenge – this one is for Instagram! Taking part will also gain you one extra entry to the giveaway.


#FeministLitFeb (Hosted by Jane!) 

1) Read a book of feminist fiction.

2) Read a book of feminist nonfiction.

3) Read an #ownvoices book

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

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


BookTube ❤️vaLITines (Hosted by Cait, Sarah, & Leah!) 

COLD SHOWER: Read a book that is rumored to have a steamy scene

LOVE SONG: Write a song or poem to your book, something in your book, or something bookish

ROSES ARE RED: Read a book with red on the cover

BEAUTIFUL ON THE SHELF: Read a book with a beautiful cover

FRAMING THE FAVE: Take a picture of your favorite book and post it on social media

GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING: Read a book that was given to you as a gift

HEART WARMING: Read a book that you feel will warm your heart or a book that has warmed your heart in the past

FORGOTTEN LOVE: Read a book that you previously DNFed

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Read a book by a Black author

PUPPY LOVE: Read a middle-grade book

LIVING SINGLE: Read a standalone

TOGETHER FOREVER: Buddy Read a book with someone

USE #vaLITines ON SOCIAL MEDIA: don’t forget to tag our twitter @BT_valitines

BY ANY OTHER NAME: Read a banned book

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: Read a translated work

READ COZY: Read in your coziest clothing or blanket

FIVE STARS: Read a book that a friend, foe, or someone else in your life has rated 5 stars

WHERE YOU GO, I GO: Take a book everywhere you go in a day and read it in different places

MORE TO LOVE: Read a book over 400 pages

BUBBLE BATH: Read in the bubble bath

HAPPILY EVER AFTER: Read a retelling

HOT DATE: Read by candlelight

SKINNY LOVE: Read a book under 200 pages

SHARING IS CARING: Read a book that meets a challenge for another readathon happening in February

LIBRARY LOVERS MONTH: Read a book from the library


➽ Some of the Books I Hope to Read: 

(And I’m buddy reading with Madalyn, Julie, and Kathy this month!)

Yeah, I have some really talented friends who I’m so blessed to have in my life! And I can’t wait to take part in all these amazing readathons and readalongs that they are hosting! Again, my Contemporary TBR will be out soon! Plus, don’t forget the Dragons & Tea February book pick that totally works for most of these groups! And let me know if you plan on joining in on any of these! Happy reading, friends! 💗

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January 2019 TBR

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Hey, friends! Happy New Year! I cannot believe that we are already in 2019, but I’m wishing you all the pure happiness, unconditional love, and good health for the new year (and forever after, too)! And I’m really hoping to start off 2019 with some amazing reads!

The Wicker King (The Wicker King #1) by K. Ancrum
The January pick for the Dragons and Tea Book Club! 🐉☕

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black
January 8th 2019 by Little, Brown
This is going to be a reread for me, but I can’t wait to buddy read this with Lea! 💕

A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle
The January pick for #CatchUpOnClassics! 🔎

A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro
And then I’m going to read the *bonus* buddy read book for #CatchUpOnClassics! 🔍

The Hod King (The Books of Babel #3) by Josiah Bancroft
January 22nd 2019 by Orbit
I cannot believe I have an ARC of this in my house. This is going to be everything! 💜

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo
January 29th 2019 by Imprint
I am seriously just counting down the days until this midnight release! 👑

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
April 2nd 2019 by Albert Whitman Company
I am doing a massive buddy read for this with Hesina’s Imperial Court! 💗

Again, But Better by Christine Riccio
May 7th 2019 by Wednesday Books
I want to love this so badly, and I actually think I will. Especially because I’m buddy reading this with Madalyn! 💖

The Foxhole Court (All for the Game #1) by Nora Sakavic
Oh boy, I’m going to love this or hate this and I’m extremely scared, but extremely excited! At least I have Solly for buddy reading and moral support! 🧡

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
January 29th 2019 by William Morrow
I can’t believe I keep pushing this ARC off, but I blame the not so great reviews I keep seeing for it! I am actually really scared to read this one, but I promise to have a review up before the 29th! 💛


Okay, friends! Those are the ten books that I really hope to get to this month! Again, I don’t know how it is already the start of a new year, but I hope you all are having an amazing start to it! And I can’t wait to share another year with all my bookish friends!

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