May TBR

March was an off month for me. I was only able to finish 6 books last month despite my annual average of 8 books/month. This month, I am planning to read as much as I can and pick up the books I am most excited about. I plan to read two more of my Book of the Month selections as I am very excited over the selections I’ve made over the past few months.

1. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

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I selected this book as an add-on for my Book of the Month box in January. I have already started reading as of the time this post goes live. I know there are some concerns over the mature content of the book, causing me to be careful as I continue through the novel. I think the fact that this was chosen as the 2016 book of the year by BOTM users sold me on buying this book.

2. The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer

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Every time I read a historical fiction, deviating from fantasy novels, I am surprised. I don’t know why I don’t expect it when initially pick up the book. You would think I would learn by now. In 2019, I have been paying attention to this trend. Every historical novel that I’ve read this year has been great and I do not believe this book will be any different.

3. Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare

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Cassandra Clare is one of only two authors that I consider an auto-buy when a new novel of theirs is published. The only other is V.E. Schwab. This is book one of a new Shadowhunter series following Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. Many people would agree that Magnus is their favorite Warlock in the Shadowhunter realm.

4. The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab

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I own every book by V.E. Schwab. I am very excited to have the chance to read one of her very first books to be published. While I own the regular cover of this novel, I am very tempted to buy the Barnes and Noble edition only to have both editions on my bookshelves.

5. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

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I selected this book as an add-on to an earlier BOTM box this year. I have heard many good things about this fantasy and I am very excited to start it. Reviews have said that this murder mystery is fast paced and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

6. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

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Wicked Saints is currently heading in my direction after winning a Twitter giveaway. I am so excited that I was so lucky to win this book. This book is one of my most highly anticipated books, as it was with many others in the YA community. I have heard of it described as a gothic fantasy.

7. Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

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OK. I JUST FINISHED THE RED RISING TRILOGY AND IT WAS AMAZING!!! Apparently this book happens ten years in the future and I am fascinated how their new world has shaped. Is it how Darrow and the Sons of Ares imagined it to be? Or did it go back to the way it was? Iron Gold moved up on my TBR list after the ending of The Morning Star. WHAT AN ENDING!!

8. Normal People by Sally Rooney

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Normal People was my BOTM selection for April. When I found out that it was an option to choose, I was very excited. Since I was unable to read it in April, it will definitely be read in May. Hopefully. I always say that, but then choose ten other books first.

9. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

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One of my favorite Booktubers is Gabby over at GabbyReads. Fun fact, she was the one who introduced me to Book of the Month. Gabby was lucky to receive an ARC of this book and she loved it. I have read a few books based on her recommendation, such as Verity by Colleen Hoover, and I have not been disappointed yet. I am not a huge fan of Romance novels, but I am curious to see if I will enjoy this book.

What Books are on Your May TBR?

Easter Readathon TBR

The Easter Readathon is ran by Kate over at Reading Through Infinity. It takes place over the long Easter holiday weekend from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22.

You can keep track of your progress using the hashtag #EasterReadathon and by posting your TBR on your blog this week.

There are optional Reading Challenges to participate in throughout the weekend. Completing one challenge earns you an entry into her giveaway! To see all of the reading challenges and enter her giveaway, visit her blog here.

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Onto my TBR pile for the weekend….

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I recently started reading Red Rising, the first book of the Red Rising trilogy. For the Easter Readathon, I plan to see how far I can get into the series. I hope to finish Red Rising and start Golden Son before the end of the weekend.

Goodreads TBR Challenge

My Goodreads TBR list is an overwhelming mess. To organize and control it, I decided to make up my own challenge which I am going to refer to as the ‘Goodreads TBR’ challenge.

These are the steps I took in order to make the following list;

1. Eliminate all books that you DO NOT own.

2. Set aside books that coincide with your monthly and yearly reading goals.
For me, I set apart books that fit within these goals;
– Read 1 Book from my Book of the Month selections a month. (Annual goal)
– 1 Reread chosen from books I read 1+ years ago per month. (Annual goal)
– Catching up on my unread V.E. Schwab books. (April goal)

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March TBR

I don’t usually make specific TBRs as I typically choose my next book based on my mood. I have been finding it more difficult to make that choice due to the vast amount of amazing titles that have been released recently. 2019 has already been a great year for new releases. By making this list, I hope to help future me make that decision easier. I have read 8 books a month so far this year so I choose 8 books for my TBR, my most anticipated among ones that will help me reach my reading goals as explained in this post.

I am currently rereading the Ember in the Ashes series so that I can read the third and final book in the series, A Reaper at the Gates. 

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1. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

I am currently reading this and hope to finish within the next 2-3 days.

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