Welcome to my first monthly, planned out TBR.
In the past, I’ve always been that person who doesn’t plan out what they read. Sure, I have a vague idea of what I want to read, but I rarely read what I say I’m going to read because I am much more of a mood reader (and by that I mean impulsive).
In the month of March, I am going to try and stick to all the books on my TBR for a couple reasons. 1) I think it is good to give you guys a list of what to expect from me reading wise for the month. 2) there are some books that I really need to finish this month, and by making a TBR, it will finally force me to do so and 3) it will help me knock out so more books for specific bingo sections on reading challenges because while the books I read do qualify I just end up reviewing them and not counting them for the categories (forgive me Diversity Bingo).
I will be reading these books in no particular order because I do need some reading freedom. And there will probably be some extra books I read later in the month because Spring break is happening, which means I actually have reading time!
Advanced Reader Copies:
- The Paths We Choose (Lilac Town #2) by M. Hollis: I received this ARC from the author. It is a New Adult, F/F story. I enjoyed Hollis’s previous book, and Lily was a standout for me so I’m really excited to get her story. It will be released on April 6th.
- Get It Together, Delilah! by Erin Gough: I received this ARC through Netgalley. It is a Young Adult novel about a girl managing her family cafe and school life, and the main character is lesbian. It was originally published under ‘The Flywheel’ in Australia, but now as a different name and is being released April 4th for an American audience.
- Noteworthy by Riley Redgate: I received this ARC through Netgalley. I’ve actually already started it, and am super excited to see where it goes because it has such a unique voice. It is about a girl going to a preforming arts school who attempts to make it in an all male a cappella octet. Noteworthy is being released May 2nd.
- Geekerella by Ashley Poston: I received this ARC through Netgalley. As the name suggests, Geekerella is a Cinderella retelling about a girl who is has ‘geeky’ interests. The plot is fairly reminiscent of Cinder & Ella (which is trash fire). I started this ARC, and was concerned when hosting a wedding at Boone Hall Plantation was mentioned. I DMed the author, about it (why do you need to reference it and further normalize hosting a wedding AT A PLANTATION) and she didn’t block me but I can’t DM her anymore so….. highly suspicious. I probably won’t finish this one tbh. It will be released on April 4th.
Released/Soon to be Released Books:
- Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde: I preordered a copy of this, and it should becoming in on the release day, March 14th. Queens of Geek is a Young Adult book. There’s neurodiversity, F/F, friendship, and it all takes place at a con. And it’s OwnVoices.
- When the Moon Was Ours by Anna Marie McLemore: It is a Young Adult, Magical Realism Romance with a Trans main character and POC leads. I started When the Moon Was Ours in January. I love it so far, so why haven’t I finished it yet? I have this thing where I avoid books I really like that I know are going to crush me. This is one of those. Also, physical copies are really hard for me to get through during college season, but I’m going to finish it this month!!!
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: Self explanatory. It is THE Young Adult book of the year. If you somehow have not heard of THUG before, it is about a girl named Starr who has to deal with the aftermath of the death of her unarmed friend by a police officer.
- Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey: I started this over a month ago, and it has been a strange read to say the least. It is a dystopian version of the land in between America and Mexico and it is even spookier because there’s a GIANT WALL separating the two. There’s also somehow superheroes. I’m almost finished with it, and am still not really sure how to describe the plot, but there are lots of POC and canon F/F.
- F*THIS by G.L. Tomas: I saw this diverse New Adult book floating around Twitter, and knew I had to have it. It has POC main characters, and was written by authors of color. I am always down for Diverse NA reads.
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon: I started this book on my trip to Mexico and absolutely love it. It is a historical read with Jewish main characters who are involved in comics. Also, one of the mains is a magician. Again, the physical copy problem is preventing me from reading this as fast as I would like. However if I don’t finish this soon, Sasha will probably kill me.
- Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz: Every month I’ve said I’ll read this book, but I am going to really do it this time. It is a Young Adult Romance about a Filipino girl who might be deported after learning her family’s visas have expired.
- A Hundred Thousand Words by Nyrae Dawn: It is a New Adult M/M book. I’m specifically reading it for the New Adult Bingo for “A Male Only POV”. Honestly, 99% of male only New Adults (the het ones at least) are Chaotic evil, so I’m beating the system and reading an M/M book.