Monthly TBR

December 2019 TBR

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!


❄️ Currently Reading ❄️

❄️ The Wold Wilder by Katherine Rundell
September 6, 2016 by Simon & Schuuster for Young Readers


❄️ December TBR ❄️

❄️ The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie
March 26, 2019 by Dutton Books for Young Readers

❄️ White Stag by Kara Barbieri
January 8, 2019 by Wednesday Books

❄️ The Wicked King by Holly Black
January 8, 2019 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers

❄️ The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
November 19, 2019 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers

❄️ Winterwood by Shae Ernshaw
November 5, 2019 by Simon Pulse

❄️ The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro
March 6, 2018 by Feiwel & Friends

❄️ An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow
September 24, 2019 by HQN Books

❄️ My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins
October 25, 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin

❄️ Silver Town Wolf: Home for the Holidays by Terry Spear
September 24, 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

❄️ 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
October 1, 2019 by Disney-Hyperion


❄️ Buddy Reads ❄️

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!

❄️ In/spectre Vol. 1 by Kyo Shirodaira & Chashiba Katase
October 16, 2019 by Kodansha Comics

❄️ Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
September 3, 2019 by HarperTeen

❄️ Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
January 16, 2019 by HarperCollins


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! ❤️

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Monthly TBR

November 2019 Mini TBR

Salutations Chapterlings! I feel like it’s been a hot minute since I’ve talked about books I’m reading or plan to read. October was definitely a crazy time for my reading and just the mood of everything. The whole thing just took a nose-dive. Honestly, I’m probably in the worst reading slump right now from severe burn out. October was a month of high levels of stress and my reading has really suffered for it. Now we’re in November and I’m currently sick so I haven’t been getting a lot of reading done. I’ve mostly been trying to recover and get better as soon as possible. However, I promise an October book haul soon and an October wrap up as well. So be patient, I promise, they’re coming!

However, we’re in November and you probably want to hear about all the books that are making it onto my November. Well, I’m actually not planning to read a whole lot this month. As I mentioned, I’m in a really bad reading slump from burn out, stress, and from being sick. Plus, as we get closer to the end of the year I get very homesick and crave wanting to be around my family. So my focus does tend to shift around this time and knowing that it does shift helped me plan this tbr. It’s a small list and if more books make it into my reading, then that’s a win. But as for right now, I just have five books lined up for this month. Two of these books I’m currently reading and will hopefully be finishing soon. So, without any further jibber-jabber, here’s my November mini tbr!


🍁Currently Reading🍁

🍁 The Witch’s Book of Self-Care by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
December 11, 2018 by Adams Media

🍁 No Tricks, Just Treats by Tijan, J. Daniels, Helena Hunting, and Tara Sivec
September 24, 2019 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks


🍁November TBR🍁

🍁 House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
August 6, 2019 by Delacorte Press

🍁 Almost Home by Joan Bauer
August 29, 2013 by Puffin Books

🍁 The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
February 21, 2017 by Ember


I told you that was going to be a quick tbr! Compared to October, November is a baby tbr. This is probably my smallest tbr I’ve done all year. There is a chance that this will change, but who knows what will happen this month! Anyway, that’s all to my November TBR! I hope you found some books you’re interested in and I hope you enjoyed this tbr/life update bit! As always, may November be kind to you, I love you! 🧡

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Monthly TBR

October 2019 TBR

Salutations Chapterlings! I can’t believe we’re finally in my favorite month of the year, October! I’m ready for spooky things, binge watching all the Halloween movies, and dressing up in all the costumes! But aside from that, I’m excited to finally curl up with a cup of hot coco and read some good books! I’ll admit, September has left me in a whirl wind of playing catch up and to be honest, I’ve gone a little overboard on the books for the month of October. I mean, I really went overboard this time. But that’s okay! I’m going to do my best to read all of these books and get as many off my tbr cart, ASAP!

This month is a little different though! The end of September still has me catching up on reviews, hauls, and basically everything. And since I’m playing catch up, that also includes catching up on taking photos. That means my tbr photo hasn’t even been taken yet. It also hasn’t been taken yet because I have an overly ambitious tbr for this month and I have no idea how I would even fit that into one photo. But it’s fine, it’s fine! We’re getting this tbr up and that’s all that matters! I promise, I will get that tbr photo up as soon as possible, but in the meantime, I hope you still enjoy my tbr for the month of October!


🎃 Currently Reading 🎃

🎃 War (The Four Hoursemen, #2) by Laura Thalassa
July 10th 2019 by Lavabrook Publishing, LLC
Buddy read with Kayla

🎃 The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
September 24th 2019 by Little, Brown Books
Buddy read with Donna


🎃 Full October TBR 🎃

🎃 Fables Deluxe Edition Book 5 by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
June 5th 2012 by Vertigo

🎃 His Hideous Heart by Dahlia Adler
September 10th 2019 by Flatiron Books

🎃 Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco
September 10th 2019 by JIMMY Patterson

🎃 Spell on Wheels by Kate Leth & Megan Levens
June 20th 2017 by Dark Horse Comics

🎃 Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro
July 2nd 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books

🎃 The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, & Carey Parietsch
July 17th 2018 by First Second

🎃 Stormrise by Jillian Boehme
September 24th 2019 by Tor

🎃 Down Among the Stick and Bones by Seanan McGuire
June 13th 2017 by Tor

🎃 Well Met by Jen DeLuca
September 3rd 2019 by Berkley

🎃 Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
February 26th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books


🎃 Buddy Reads 🎃

🎃 House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
August 6th 2019 by Delacorte
Buddy read with Alejandra

🎃 Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
February 28th 2018 by Random House Books
Buddy read with Cassie


🎃 Side TBR 🎃

🎃 This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab
July 5th 2016 by Greenwillow Books

🎃 Jackaby (Jackaby #1) by William Ritter
September 16th 2014 by Algonquin Young Readers

🎃 Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
January 16th 2018 by HarperCollins

🎃 Red’s Untold Story (Once Upon A Time #4) by Wendy Toliver
September 22nd 2015 by Kingswell Teen


Okay, readers! Those are all the books I want to read for the month of October! You can really tell that I got a little carried away. Okay, so maybe I got carried away by a lot. It’s fine, we’re fine, everything is fine! It’s going to be an amazing month of reading, adventures, and giant sweaters!. Anyway, please let me know down in the comments below some of the books you have of your tbr for the month of October! Any spooky reads? Let me know! Until next time; may your month be spooky, filled with lots of five star reads, I love you! ❤️

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Monthly TBR

September 2019 TBR

Salutations Chapterlings! Why yes, I did do a new theme! Tis it not the fall season?! I think it is! Don’t worry, this look won’t be staying around for THAT long. This is just a theme that will only appear during the months of September, October, and November. Anyway, you came here because it’s officially September and with September means a new TBR must go up! So here we are! Now for the record, September is going to be a chaotic month! By now you’re probably staring at me and wondering, “Autumn, what have you done this time? I thought you weren’t going to keep doing this to yourself.” Well, not only do I have a TBR I really want to get accomplished this month, but I have a buddy read set for early September AND I’m going to be participating for the first time EVER in Contemporary-a-thon! It’s a very busy, very stressful, very exciting and anxiety ridden time! I’m a glutton for punishment and I’m an insomniac anyway. So here we are, friends! Hopefully, I will be getting my Contemporary-a-thon TBR up sometime in the near future. So anticipate some changes, new books popping up, and a fun time. But without any further delay, let’s dive into the books and a little bit of what the month of September has in store!


🌻 Currently Reading

Well this is a bit awkward… I finished the book I was currently reading and set aside another book I was currently reading. Ah, mood reading… forever being as unpredictable as the weather!


🌻 To Be Read

🌻 The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Golden Yarn by Kore Yamazaki

🌻 Warriors: The Lost Warrior by Erin Hunter

🌻 Ink (Skin Book, #1) by Alice Broadway

🌻 Sadie by Courtney Summers

🌻 The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale


🌻 Buddy Reads

🌻 Pestilence (The Four Hoursemen #1) by Laura Thalassa

Buddy read with the wonderful Kayla at Books and Blends


🌻 Finished Reading

🌻 Every Heart A Doorway | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil a Run Vol. 7 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

*Full Reviews Coming Soon*


Okay, friends! That covers everything so far for the month of September! My Contemporary-a-thon TBR should be going up in the next week or so, keep those eyes peeled! Well, I hope you’re all ready to hop on this ride! It’s going to be a crazy and wild ride, but it’s happening! I also want to take a moment to thank my spouse for helping me bring my ideas to life with this new spooky, fallish theme for my blog! This wouldn’t have been possible if they weren’t able to cipher my rambles and scribbles! But please let me know down in the comments what you’re reading for the month of September and whether or not you’ll be participating in the Contemporary-a-thon this round! As always, I hope your month is full of fall-tastic reads, I love you! ❤️

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August 2019 TBR

Salutations Chapterlings! I’m finally getting my August TBR up! I know, know, but the way I see it, better late than never! So, remember how last month I said it was going to be an easy going month and then I jumped into a readathon that was right at the end of July? Remember that? So…that’s definitely NOT happening this month! I refuse to go overboard this month with my reading. Actually, to be fully honest with you, I think I have a pretty good TBR picked out for this month. A lot of the books I picked out this month are books I’m anticipated or really want to read. In fact, one of them has been such an anticipated release that I’m almost finished it! So for the month of August,it should be smooth sailing, but there is a bit of pressure because most of the books I’m reading this month are ARCS and they just so happen to be releasing in September. Be prepared because I’m going into full crunch mode to make sure I get these all read and hopefully have reviews up soon. But enough of my talking, let’s jump into this month’s TBR!

P.S. You may have noticed that I’m no longer reading Wilder Girls. And you’re right! I just finished that a couple days ago and hopefully you’ll be seeing my thoughts on that book soon! I’m still processing my feelings and I do have one more review to go up before that one goes. So be patient and anticipate them both coming soon!


🌻 Currently Reading

🌻 There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool


🌻 To Be Read

🌻 No Judgments by Meg Cabot

🌻 Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire

🌻 The Nanny by Gilly MacMillan

🌻 Boundless by R.A. Salvatore


Okay, friends! That’s everything for my August TBR! I swear, this month is going to be a lot less stressful, I promise! No readathons, no sprints, just good ‘ol reading and reading if I’m in the mood for reading. And this time, I’m definitely making sure I pay more attention to my mental health while reading and not overdoing it. I have my snacks at the ready and I’m excited for the rest of the month ahead! But, let me know some of the books you want to get to this month! I would love to hear some of the titles and would love to hear recommendations! ❤️ And as usual; may August be full of reading and five stars reads, I love you! ❤️

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July 2019 TBR

Salutations Chapterlings! July has finally come and I’m hoping for a less stressful and far less busier month than May and June have been! I’m super thankful for things to hopefully start winding down which means I can finally start catching up on some serious reading. While I’m still playing catch up with articles and reviews, my reading game is going strong and hopefully I’ll soon be wrapping up my second book read for the month of July! However, I have so much in store and I can’t wait to share everything with all of you! So let’s jump into my July breakdown!


Before I get started, there are a couple books that aren’t featured in this TBR. Mostly due to the fact that I’m already in the middle of reading them, close to finishing them, or have finished them. So here’s a quick recap of what I’m currently reading and what I already finished!

Currently Reading or Finished

🌻 Blackbird Vol. 1 by Sam Humphries & Jen Bartel – Review Coming Soon!
🌻 We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal – Soon to be Completed, Barnes & Noble YA BookClub
🌻 Black Iris by Leah Reader – Still Listening!

Dragons & Tea Book Club July Pick

🌻 Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali
April 30th 2019 by Salaam Reads

 🌻 The Dates & Breakdown:
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)

🌻 Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty
July 3rd 2017 by Disney-Hyperion

🌻 Ink (Paper Gods #1) by Amanda Sun
June 25th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

🌻 P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
May 26th 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

🌻 Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi
March 27th 2018 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pending Buddy Read with my fellow Bookstababe Dani

🌻 The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

🌻 Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston
March 27th 2018 by Kensington

🌻 From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon
May 22nd 2018 by Simon Pulse

🌻 Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
September 26th 2017 by Simon Pulse

🌻 Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles #1) by Jodi Meadows
September 12th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books

Okay, friends! That does it for this TBR! I know that felt super short and I probably could have gone into a more rough draft of when I might be getting to these books. However, in all honesty (no masks or deceptions), May and June have left me a little burnt out and my reading has been a little all over the place. The fact that more comics and poetry books have been popping up on my wrap ups is never a good sign when it comes to my reading especially if the whole wrap up is mostly comics or graphic novels. So keeping my month open to allow myself room to breathe and take things at a slower pace for my own sake is what I’m aiming for, but don’t worry too much, friends! There will be buddy reads, reading updates, and hopefully some reviews you all will love. Plus, I have two Book Club books I’m reading for this month! So that’s two exciting things to look forward to! That does it and I can’t wait to see everyone’s TBRs for this month! As always, I hope this month is filled with lots of reading for all of us and of course, I love you! ❤️

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June 2019 TBR

Holy strawberries Batman! I’m in a real jam this time!
May has officially come and gone. There were so many wonderful moments, but now we’re hitting summer and that may have caused me to bite off more than I can chew. I can’t believe I’ve done this to myself! I finally made a very ambitious TBR and June is definitely the month where I’m all booked! June is probably going to be my biggest month for reading, if not for reading activities. The pressure is on friends! I have so much planned and there’s a few events that I have to check on to see when they’re scheduled before I say anything. Just know there’s a lot of things happening behind the scenes that when the time comes for it, I’ll be sharing it with all of you. So pay attention to my social media!

So let’s talk a little about my June TBR because this is the entire list. Half of my TBR I’m keeping secret just because I like surprising people. I’m like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get from good ole’ Malli! But seriously, it’s going to be great and the second half is based off the fact that June is Pride Month. So keep your eyes peeled for some of those reads. Outside of my secret TBR, this month you probably noticed some books that were supposed to be part of my May TBR. Yeah…those didn’t happen. May was a wild ride and I’m just surprised I read as many books as I did for that month. So three of those books have ended up on my June TBR. I’m determined to get them, they sound so good and right up my reading tastes. Now, let me share with you some of my picks for the month of June!


The Current Reads

🌻 Shadow of the Fox by Julia Kagawa
Harlequin Teen; Original edition (October 2, 2018)
🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Volume Six by NAGABE
Seven Seas (March 12, 2019)
🌻 The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
First Second (February 13, 2018)


🌻 Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Little Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 22, 2018)
🌻 Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
Razorbill (October 31, 2017)
🌻 Song for A Whale by Lynne Kelly
Delacorte Books for Young Readers (February 5, 2019)
🌻 Fence Volume One by P.C. Pacat, Johanna the Mad, Rebecca Nalty
BOOM! Box (July 31, 2018)
🌻 Heavy Vinyl: Riot on the Radio by Carly Usdin & Nina Vakueva
BOOM! Box (April 24, 2018)
🌻 We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (May 14, 2019)
🌻 Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Flatiron Books; 1st edition (January 31, 2017)

Okay, Chapterlings! That’s a little bit of sneak peek at my June TBR. There’s so much happening this month and such little time to do everything I want to! This time there will be no side bar TBR just this TBR and my Pride Month TBR. So wish me luck as I embark to binge read and have month jam packed of exciting new events and reads! I hope you all have an amazing month of reading and pride! I love you! ❤️

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