Salutations Chapterlings! August is here and with August comes a new tbr, and an update. This month will hopefully be an easy going month. Usually, I make my tbr packed with books I want to read or accomplish reading for the month, but I’m deciding to be more gentle with myself. And more gentle with my tbr. Hopefully I’ll be able to read all of these books! Also, in the month of August there are two big readathons happening right now, ARC August and A-spec August. I hope you end up participating in some of these and I can’t wait to see your tbrs!
As for the update, let’s rip the band-aid right off. Honestly, I was hoping to feel comfortable to come back into the book community stronger and better, but… that’s just not the case. I’m still going to be on lock down for the month of August and might even extend it into September. There’s a lot of things happening that have made me very unsafe, uncomfortable in the book community, and I’m not in a position where I feel comfortable talking about it right now. So as of right now, I’m taking it one day at a time and hopefully I’ll return. I also realize there are so many wonderful new people here in my little corner of the book community. I’m so glad you’re here and I appreciate you so, so much for supporting me. It truly means a lot. I promise, when I come back into the community, brighter and better, that I’ll have an introduction to the content creator post. For now, I love you all so much, I’m so happy you’re here, now let’s get into my tbr for August!
I feel like this list should’ve reflected my desire for spooky season just a little bit more. I’m just ready for fall to be here already, but for now we have to get through August. I’m so excited for my August tbr. As I’m making this post, I’ve started the audiobook of Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall. Most of the books I’m reading for this month are arcs and some of them come out really soon. But that wraps everything up for my August tbr. I hope you enjoyed this list, maybe some of these books caught your eye. Let me know down in the comments below what you’re reading for the month of August or link your tbrs. Until the next time we chat, may the month of August bring you wonderful reading, I hope you continue to stay safe and healthy, I love you! 💛
Salutations Chapterlings! Yes, I’m putting myself through it once again! July is here and it’s coming for me in every which way. For starters, my month is going to be kicking off with a full packed schedule. On July 3rd, 2020 I’ll be guest appearing on Bethany’s Twilight/New Moon panel to talk about the Indigenous representation, then I’ll be celebrating my spouse’s birthday on the weekend so expect me to be a ghost during that time, and then at some point (and you didn’t here this from me) Michelle from Thor Wants Another Letter wants to hold a Q&A with Brody from Et tu, Brody? and myself. So many things are happening this month. I also have some buddy reads that are currently in the works with some incredible people. As well as, OMG She’s Indigenous has announced our July pick (you can find the details down below)! Plus, I have some arcs I’m really looking forward to reading.
Now for the shark in the water… The 2020 Reading Rush is here, once again! So, I barely, just barely survived the Stay Home Reading Rush. My last minute scrambling was a hot mess, but I survived, somehow! Now, you would think I learned my lesson from last year and the Stay Home Reading Rush, but we have all concluded that I’m a glutton for punishment and of course those badges would lure me in! So here we are. Counting down the days till crunch time, but this time I’m prepared. Hopefully I can get everything read.
So before we get into the haul, I’m going to link some new sources that you can click on to help support organizations. Even though my media profiles and many other people are getting back to normal posting, things are far from over. Any support is better than no support and it helps make a difference. As always, make sure you’re using your platforms, using your voices, and doing what you can.
Okay, friends! Those are all the books that are lined up for my July TBR. I may add one or two things, possibly move some things around. We shall see what the future holds! But please feel free to tell me in the comments below if any of these books caught your interest or tell me if you’re planning on participating in The 2020 Reading Rush too! Until next time, remember to hydrate, stay safe, I love you! 💛
Salutations Chapterlings! For starters, Happy Pride Month! For those of you who are new here, I’m a bisexual, half Native American woman. I’m very proud in my sexual orientation and heritage. If anyone has a problem with that, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Now that we got that out of the way, to those of you have stayed, welcome to my chaos. But seriously, welcome to this little corner of mine. We have A LOT to talk about.
First off, I’m going to participate in Pride as much as I can this month. All of the books shown in this article aren’t all of the books I have planned. I have to place an order because like the genius that I am, I forgot to preorder certain books. So here we are. In the chaos that is my planning. Like usual, this TBR will most likely change. Not only will I list the books I’m planning to read, but somewhere in this article, I’m going to link some wonderful content creators of the LGBTQIAP+ community that I hope you will all check out and follow their content.
With that being said, it’s time we got serious and talk about real world issues. By now, I’m sure you have heard about the injustice happening in the black community, you have heard about George Floyd, you have heard about the protests, and if you follow my social media, you have probably come to the conclusion that I stand with the protesters and the black community. With all of this happening, this month I’m taking it upon myself to read and prioritize books by Black authors. I’m also going to be leaving links at the beginning of this article with sources of how you can donate, petitions to sign, places to support, etc… Silence is not an option. We all need to come together, take a stand, and support the black community especially if you are white or white passing. We need to do better, we HAVE to do better. If you think otherwise, if you have hatred and racism in your heart, or you choose to be silent on this matter… Don’t let the door hit you on the way out! *Side note: I added the information for David McAtee. The whole story broke my heart and I wanted to make sure to share his story, the petition, and the gofundme to support his family. If you can contribute, please help in any way you can.*
Okay, friends! The links are there for you to go check out, support, and contribute if you can. Please do what you can to be vocal about this matter, be the ally the black community deserves, do better! Now without any further delays or possible rants, let’s get into the books!
Okay, fellow readers! I know that was a super long list, but this information needed to be shared. As I mentioned above, help any way that you can. Sign petitions, donate, if you’re protesting then white and white passing protesters need to step up and protect your fellow black protesters, make sure you are educating yourself, friends, and family, just do your part! I also want to say that there is a Blackout Buddy Read happening this month as well and there’s an announcement video that you can watch. Shae is such a beautiful mind and she is an incredible content creator. So make sure you check that out, support Shae on her channel, and join in! Boost and uplift the voices of black content creators in our community! Don’t let their voices go unheard! Also, I hope you’re able to go check out some of the amazing LGBTQIAP+ content creators I listed above. There are so, so many more to follow, boost, and support. With all of that said, stay safe and protect one another, stay healthy, continue to fight against injustice, I love you.
The Asian Readathon is a month long readathon, for the month of May to celebrate Asian Heritage Month, made by Cindy @readwithcindy. It is a readathon where the participants read Asian books. The challenges are simple and it is a fun way to get to know about the Asian culture. The 2020 Announcement Video is available on their channel!
This year’s challenges are as followed:
🏮 Read any book by an Asian author.
🏮 Read a book featuring an Asian character or written by an Asian author who you can relate to. Ex: If you’re an immigrant you can read about an immigrant character; if you’re a woman you can read a book by another woman; etc.
🏮 Read a book featuring an Asian character or written by an Asian author who is different from you. Ex: If you’re straight you can read about a queer character; if you’re Japanese you can read a book by a Vietnamese author; etc.
🏮 Read a book recommended by an Asian. Ex: Watch an Asian booktuber’s recommendations video; ask your Asian friend what book best represents them; have an Asian friend choose between 2 books on your TBR; etc.
🏮 OPTIONAL: Read “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng and participate in the Little Fires Readalong and the Little Fires Watchalong
If you still need more information, then click HERE!
Salutations Chapterlings! This is going to be one long post! So you better buckle up and prepare for a wild ride of a time! I have been planning, plotting, and hoarding books for the month of May. If you think I’m kidding, well you’ll just have to wait to see my list. Before we get to that list, let me recommend a few books that I enjoyed that are perfect for the Asian Readathon. I also want to recommend that you try to support small book stores and authors as much as possible during these hard times. It’s so important that we all support one another and I’m a firm believer of supporting small businesses. Each of the titles will be linked to IndieBound and I also want to recommend checking out Scribd because they are having a 30 day free trial happening. Not going to lie, I’ve been using the daylights out of it and I can’t recommend it enough! Now, onto the recommendations!
Okay, okay! I’ll stop for now, but I think you can see that not only do I have a lot of books I want to read for this readathon, but I also have so many recommendations! This isn’t even scratching the surface of it all! I have a huge stack of books to choose from! Nonetheless, I am super excited for May to hurry up and get here so I can start reading all of these books. In the meantime, let me know in the comments below if you’re participating and what books you plan to read, or come tell me if you read any of the books I have listed above. Until next time, here’s to another month of good reading ahead, I love you! 💕
Salutations Chapterlings! Finally April has come and I am back! So back in March I made a Life Update which is very unusual for my blog, but I felt is was necessary to make that post. In that post I got very personal and opened up a little about the things that was happening behind the scenes in my life. Even though I was posting reviews, I stepped back with posting any articles on my blog (aside from that life update) that felt personal. Even my other social media platform forms suffered a little from what was happening. With everything happening in the world right now, I made sure that I finished up the few books I wanted to read for March and took the rest of the month off from reading. Now we’re in April and there’s been so much happening! There’s also so many exciting things happening this month and I can’t wait for you all to be a part of it!
So I’m officially back! April is going to be a very busy month for me! Make sure you check out my blog post about Supporting Authors while in Self-Isolation because I go into a little detail in that article of the things happening later this month. All of that aside, I have some amazing books lined up for this month, but I have a feeling some of them are going to be put aside for other books I’m excited for. And I had one last minute addition added on. Regardless, this month is sure to be an exciting one for reading and other bookish things! Now without any further delays, let’s get to the books!
Breakdown: April 6th: #1 – #17 April 7th: #18 – #34 April 8th: #35 – #51 April 9th: #52 – #68 April 10th: #69 – end
Content/Trigger Warnings: eating disorder & discussion of body image
Okay, friends! Those are all the books I want to read for April. Of course, there’s a chance that this will change or I will end up reading more than anticipated. No matter which way the wind blows, I’m excited for this month. As always, feel free to tell me in the comments some of the books you’re hoping to read this month! Until next time, I hope you all are staying safe, drinking plenty of water, have a tbr full of five star reads, and of course, I love you! 💕
Remember that one time where I said I was going to take a month off to rediscover my love for books and video games, feel safe in my space again, pull myself out of the horrible reading slump February put me in, and take that month to catch a breath and start fresh? Yeah…me either!
Salutations friends! If that introduction was any clue, I have done it once again! Back in the middle of February I made an announcement to all my friends I do buddy reads with that I was taking the month of March off. No buddy reads, a small tbr, feeling good and safe in my space again, and coming back in April feeling refreshed. Things didn’t go as I planned. Basically, I have a full March TBR and a Backlist Readathon TBR for the month of March. I talked about this in my February Wrap Up, February was (is) my worst month so far for 2020. A lot of things happened in my personal life that really affected me and there were a few things in the book community that really took a toll on me as well. I never voiced it, I never talked about it with my friends, but I will be making another post on my blog going into a little more detail. Essentially, a few people in the book community came into my space and was harassing me about a certain arc that I had received from a publisher. February ended with me feeling very unsafe in the book community, second guessing my reviewing process, and really put me in a negative head space. So I’m really nervous about having a ambitious tbr for the month of March and about a lot of things right now.
In total, I have nine books on my tbr for the month of March with two new releases that I’m hoping to get to. It’s pretty big and pretty ambitious especially since I’m very aware of the number of pages for each book. It’s a lot of pages, but I really, really want to get to most of these books. Some of these books are anticipated reads and I’m really hoping that one of these books, if not the majority, pull me out of this reading slump and remind me how much I love escaping into other worlds. So, without any further delays or going off on a random tangent, here is my March TBR. Enjoy!
I can’t believe this is my TBR for the month of March! I’m excited, I’m nervous and anxious, and I just really want to read all of them this month. March is certainly going to be a wild and chaotic month, reading wise and I’m kind of here for it. But that is everything for my March TBR, I hope your tbr is just as wild and chaotic as mine. Plus, I’m super excited for the release of Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry! I have been telling so many readers about this book that I’m sure they’re sick of me talking about about it. Please feel free to tell me down below some of the books you want to read for March or if you read any of these books, come tell me your thoughts! Until next time Chapterlings, may March be kind to us all, I love you! 💚
Salutations fellow readers! We are in a new month with a brand new theme and it’s that time, once more! I am at it once again where I’m probably biting off more than I can chew by adding a readthon to my March reading plans. However, I think I’m better prepared for it this time by only having three books on my TBR for this readathon. Of course, the real question is can I read all three books within a week or did I, once again, set myself up for doom? Who knows! We’re jumping on this wild ride anyway!
In case this is the first time you’re hearing about this readathon, The Backlist Readathon is being hosted by all the ladies listed below (so make sure you check out their videos and give them some love). This readathon will take place during the second week of March, March 9th to March 15th. So you’ll have a full week to cram as much reading as you can or as much light reading as you can! Whatever books you decide on, it’s sure to be a fun time for everyone participating.
Challenges: 🌸Intimidates the most | 🌸Recommended by someone: Mel at Meltotheany | 🌸Diverse | 🌸Shortest backlist title
Okay, Chapterlings! That covers the books I’m hoping to read. As you can see, each book covers a wide variety of the challenges. So hopefully I can at least read two of them, fingers crossed! But let me know down below if you’re participating and what books you may be trying to read. Until next time, let’s tackle these challenges together, I love you! 💕
Salutation friends! Okay! I thought I was going to be done with overdoing it with my TBRs in 2020, but apparently I just can’t help myself! February is going to be wild and my schedule is going to be jam packed. So I’m going to be pretty busy especially with my family coming to visit. It’s going to be crazy, but I will hopefully be getting to all these books this month. It’s going to be wild, it’s going to be fun, and I can’t wait to read all of these books!
February 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! And some amazing creators have made the Blackathon (hosted by Francina, Lauren, & Jesse!). So if you haven’t checked out that readathon yet, please do! While I’m not participating in the readathon this year, I have made sure that I included a few books with characters of color or have been written by authors of color, or both!
Yeah, I think that about covers it! I’m so excited for this month and this month’s books to be read! I can’t wait to read these books and I’m even more excited to share my thoughts with all of you! But let me know in the comments below some of the books you’re hoping to read this month and what readathons you’re participating in! Until next time friends, may February be a month full of great books, I love you! 💕
Happy New Year readers! A new year means new books to read and that means all the TBRs are being put out into the world! And yes, that means I’m going to be attempting to tackle my 2019 backlist early. If you saw my 5 Star Predictions, you probably have already seen some of these books on that list. However, there are a few books that I haven’t mentioned on that list you’ll also be seeing in this article. I’m very excited for a lot of these books, I’ve heard the good and the bad, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that my predictions are right about all of them. Anyway, let’s jump into these books so you can see all the amazing titles planned for the month of January!
The Dates & Breakdown: January 13th: 1 – 76 (43 seconds) January 14th: 77 – 147 (cracked) January 15th: 148 – 221 (3 hours) January 16th: 222 – 298 (3,850 days) January 17th: 299 – end
Content/Trigger Warnings:Physical fight, bullying, injuries, hospital, sexual assault, pretend deafness, mention of suicide.
Okay, Chapterlings! Those are all the books I have planned for the month of January! I know, I do this all the time with setting up a TBR and then never sticking to it, but I promise 2020 is going to be a year of sticking to the TBR no matter how much I may want to pick up other books. As I said, I can’t wait for some of the books I have planned for this year. I hope you all are excited for the new year as much as I am. With that, feel free to tell me some of the books that have found it’s way onto your TBR this month in the comments below. Until next time, I hope January gives you plenty of five star reads, I love you! 💙
Salutations friends! We have finally landed in the month of December! I’m still in awe that we’re at the end of the year already. Where did the time go?! I guess time really does go by fast when you’re reading a good book. Anyway, we’re in December and that means a whole new TBR has come at last. Now, picking this TBR was not so easy and I think my brain ending up subconsciously picking books that had shades of blue in them. I did mention this before, but I’ll say it again… This is the time of year where I get really busy and very family and home-bound focused. What that means is even though I have this wonderful and amazing TBR, it doesn’t mean I’m going to read all these books and there’s a very high chance that I will pick up books more centered around going home, friends and family, or books about finding family. It’s just my sentimental and homesick nature around this time of year. But I will do my absolute best to stick to my TBR because there’s some really great books that I’ve been itching to read!
On that note and before we jump into the books, you’ve probably noticed a new change to the theme. I briefly showed a sneak peek of this on my Instagram stories and today in the big winter theme reveal! If you’ve been here awhile then you probably know this, but I’m very sentimental about my spouse. So I will have them help me out with coming up with new designs and I just get very soft that they’ve been supporting me through this whole blogging journey. The new design and theme for winter is all thanks to them! And I’m so thankful and grateful for their help, for them wanting to support this blogging journey, and for them being them! ❤️ Okay, now that I got all sappy and mushy, on to the books and a very special announcement!
So now for the important announcement! So Kayla from Books and Blends and I have decided we’re going to be doing a monthly manga reading together! As well as having at least a minimum of one buddy read a month! I’m excited for this and if you didn’t know already, I love this woman with my whole heart and soul. She makes me smile and laugh, she’s a pocket of sunshine in my life, and I just love her a whole lot. If you haven’t checked out her blog, please do so! And yes, these are the three books we have chosen for the month of December! I’m excited, she’s excited, and I hope you all are excited because it’s going to be a really fun time!
Okay, Chapterlings! That wraps up all the books are on my TBR for the month of December. There’s a lot more coming this month in the terms of surprises and announcements! I can’t wait to share it all with you, but for right now it has to be a secret. But that’s everything on my TBR for December. Let me know in the comments some of the books you’re hoping to read for the month of December or tell me about some of the read-a-thons you’re hoping to participate in this month! Until next time, may this wintery month bring you lots of joy and blessings, I love you! ❤️