July 2020 TBR


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

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
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

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

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
@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

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


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

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


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
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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November 2018 TBR

NovemberTBRHello, my loves! Right now, as you are reading this, I am at BlizzCon 2018 in Anaheim, California! So, I’m sorry if I don’t reply back until I get home in a few days! But I promise I’m taking a bunch of pictures, and probably updating my story a lot on Bookstagram! But I have so many amazing reads planned for this November, and I can’t wait to share them with you all! 🍁✨

➽ Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare 🌙
This is actually one of two books I brought with me to California! And how cute is it that I’m going to be reading this while in LA? Like, it’s the little things, friends! And the experience is going to be even more blessed, because I’m reading this one with one of my best friends in the entire world, Lilly from Lair of Books!

➽ Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare 💫
And I can’t wait to read this second book, so that I can finally be up to date in time for the release of Queen of Air and Darkness! Friends, it has been a damn journey reading every single book by Cassie Clare this year, but I had so much fun doing it! I’m honestly not ready for it to be over!

➽ Skyward by Brandon Sanderson 🚀
This book comes out November 6th, and I have no chill and will read it immediately upon release! (And probably as soon as I get home from California! I mean, if the B&N shipping gods treat me kindly!) And I’m so dang excited! How to Train Your Dragon but with spaceships? Yeah, that sounds like everything I’ve ever wanted!

➽ Jane Steele by Lyndsay Fay 🔪
This is one of the last books on my “must read of 2018” list, and it’s the one I honestly was always most excited for. This is one of the brightest lights in the book community’s favorite book (Joce, I love you!) and I have the highest of hopes! I’m also buddy reading this one with my dear friend Destiny!

➽ The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton 👑
So far, my favorite book of the year is Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton, so I couldn’t let her other 2018 release pass me by! I’m also buddy reading this one with so many people who I love in the community! And I can’t believe how lucky I am to not only have these friendships, but to hopefully read this amazing book with them!

➽ Enchantée by Gita Trelease 🇫🇷
ARC | Releases: February 5th, 2019 by Flatiron/Macmillan
This one looks nothing short of magical! Plus, I will read literally anything that has to do with Marie Antoinette! And I’m reading this one with my dear friends Mia & Amy!

➽ How Long ’til Black Future Month?: Stories by N.K. Jemisin 💗
N.K. Jemisin is my favorite author of all time, and there is no way I could let November pass me by without reading this November 27th release! This is a collection of SFF stories that range from dragons after Hurricane Katrina, to a black mother during the Jim Crow, living in the south trying and trying to save her daughter from the fae. I know this is going to be a moving and important collection that will probably make my best of the year list! I don’t know what the world has done to deserve N.K. Jemisin, but I will forever be thankful for her beautiful voice and masterpiece books.

➽ The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden ❄
ARC | Releases: January 9th, 2019 by Del Rey
This is probably going to be my most anticipated release of 2019, and I’m just not ready to say goodbye yet! The other two books in this series have meant so much to me, and they were both nothing short of perfection. I’ve had this ARC for two weeks now, and I don’t know how I haven’t read it yet! Soon, friends, soon!

Okay, friends! Let me know if you have read any of these and what you thought about them! I really am so damn excited to read all eight of these! I hope you are all having a wonderful November first, and I hope you had the happiest of Halloweens yesterday! Happy reading, loves! 🍂✨

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