May Hopefuls

Hi. I’ve written a few TBR posts before but I haven’t really stuck to them at all. This month I’m being quite ambitious, though, and I thought what better way to keep myself accountable than with a TBR? So, here are my May “hopefuls” – books I’d like to get to, if possible.

First of all, I have a few NetGalley books I am planning to read.

I got approved for these three recently and I already made a dent in two, so I’m quite convinced I’ll read them soon. Spin the Dawn isn’t a new release and I’m not sure why it was on NetGalley, maybe because the second book is coming out this month and people will be more likely to request it and review it if they also get the first book – but I was smart and requested just one, in case I don’t enjoy it. I have a feeling I will, though.

It’s my birthday halfway through the month and I’m lucky to be getting MANY books. I picked a few I already own, and a few I’ll be receiving to read physically. It’s quite a big stack of books, but it’s the 2nd and I’m already halfway through one. Many of these are my most anticipated releases of this and last year and I think I’ll fly through them.

Audiobooks really boost my numbers every month, and I enjoy them immensely. I can journal, clean or shop AND read all at once! There are a few audiobooks on Spotify, which I’ll definitely be listening to.

And lastly, I’d like to continue with some series I have as ebooks. Luckily, all of these are novellas, rather than full length novels. Although I’d like to read all of them, I’d be happy with reading one of each.

That makes… 19 books. More than I’ve ever read in a month. If I read them all – perfect. If not, I’m positive I can read MOST of them.

Any books on here you’re looking forward to reading? Or maybe you’ve read them already? What did you think?

Thanks for reading. As always, talk soon!

December TBR

Hi! I’ve been thinking about this list for the last couple of days and I managed to finally slap together a makeshift TBR for the month. After my reading slump in November, I’m not going to overload myself with books – we all know how busy December is for all of us working in retail/hospitality/customer service, and I’ve taken on a lot of responsibility for the coming month because I’m a people pleaser (but that is completely beside the point, I’m just complaining because I regret my decision BIG TIME), so I know I won’t get to as many things as I would like to.

Here are my vague reading plans for the month:

Slayer by Kiersten White

Carrying this book over from November. I decided to put it down for now, but I’d like to finish it before the end of the month, so fingers crossed it’ll happen.

Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson

After finishing Words of Radiance, I’m dying to continue with the Stormlight Archive series. As it’s recommended to read Edgedancer before Oathbringer, I’ll be doing just that, and very soon, because I CANNOT WAIT! Ya girl’s excited.

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

(Look at the paragraph above)

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

I badly want to join the hype. I just know I’m going to love this book (I mean, I don’t know and I’ll be crushed if I don’t), so I plan on reading it ASAP.

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

What can I say? I need Ronan back in my life. I love The Raven Cycle and I’m excited to find out more about the world and magic in said world. The reviews have been great, too, which makes me even more hyped to read it.

The God Game by Danny Tobey

This one is an early January release I need to get to. I’ve had an ARC for a while now, so it needs to happen soon. I don’t like the comparison with Ready Player One – that book is probably one of my most hated books EVER, so if they’re similar in any other way than just plot wise (which I still find interesting and think it can be well done – RPO just was terribly done), then I’m super unlucky.

Some would say those are still very ambitious reading plans, especially with Oathbringer being such a brick of a book. If I read all of those – great! If not, I won’t beat myself up.

How many books are on your December TBR?