To Be Read (TBR)

🌈Happy Pride Month – June TBR πŸŒˆ

Hello lovelies and Happy Pride month!! 🌈

I am soo happy that we’re in June and that so many queer books are getting the attention they deserve!

I finished my school year on June 2nd, (which explains my absence) but I am back and I now have a lot of free time on my hands and I want to read as much as I can this month!

I identify as a panromantic demisexual but I’m also fine with the bisexual label. And here are my flags!

I’m trying to diversify my shelves as much as I can and I have found a great bingo on instagram to do so (@onceandfutuebooknerd and @bookstorevibe).

So here are my June Hopefuls:

Trans/ genderfluid/non-binary mc: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Ace/Aro mc:  Bloody Spade by Brittany M. Willows (ARC)
Queer rep in a non-wetsern setting: Sweethand by N.G Peltier
Queer book by a BIPOC author: Ace of Spades by  Faridah Γ€bΓ­kΓ©-ÍyΓ­mΓ­dΓ© 
Queer x neurodiverse/ disabled mc: Something to Talk about by Meryl Wilsner
Fat x queer mc: Off the record by Camryn Garrett
A book celebrating queer joy: Cool for The Summer by Dahlia Adler and One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
Non-fiction queer book (I really struggle with non-fiction so I'm skipping this one).
Queer historical fiction: Lying With Lions by Annabel Fielding 

Bonus

And I’m also going to co-host a book club on Instagram (let me know if you want to join) and we’re reading Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar!! I can’t wait to receive my copy and read this one . I have also loved Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas so I cannot wait to read Tryst Six Venom which is sapphic and got published on June 3rd!

What are some books on your June TBR? Let me know in the comments!

Karla xx

Favourites · Monthly Wrap Up/ Favorites

February Wrap-Up aka best reading month ever! βœ¨

Happy March lovelies!

I hope that you’re all well. My sweet, dear February is behind us and it was the best month ever. I had a great quiet birthday and I read 8 books which I gave 4 or 5 stars to! So only amazing books! I also have three all-time favourites and read some of my most anticipated releases of the year so it was an overall success! I hope March continues to treat me well and I wish all of you a great (reading) month!

I have managed to read 8 books this month which is great for my reading goal; I’m now 14/70 with three books ahead of schedule. My favourite books were Legendborn, A Court of Silver Flames and Act Your Age, Eve Brown! All of these books made me ugly cry in a good an dbad way and I love them so much!

5 stars

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…. This book holds a dear place in my heart for everything it represents in terms of representation. I have never been more drawn to a romance couple; Eve and Jacob, were *clenches fist* SO CUTE. I cried when I received an ARC for this book. I’m so so so happy.

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…. I had neevr read this before can you believe it? I didn’t have time to reread the whole ACOTAR series so this book was a nice transition into ACOSF and a great way of remembering the dynamic between the Inner Circle.

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… This book. This book. This book. Character development? Perfect. Female empowerment? Sublime. Love interest? To die for. I loved this.

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I have never enjoyed reading a book this much in my entire life. Never. This is what dreams are my of. I can die happily, my dreams have been answered.

4 stars

The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert. β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… .WOW a fun, cute and sexy romance! Talia Hibbert knows the way to my heart.

The Traitor Queen by Danielle L. Jensen β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…. This was a satisfying and great conclusion to the story and i had a great time reading it!

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…. How refreshing this story was! A coming of age with a Black main character? Yes, please!

Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…. I read a dark! Kylo Ren fanfic once and my life has never been the same. Douglas is known for writing dark romances and I wanted to see what the hype was about. Worth it!

Favourite posts by fellow bloggers

A Guide to Audiobooks by Jayati @It’s Just a Coffee Addicted Bibliophile. Jayati wrote an amazing post on audiobooks and I just really loved it!

From Blood And Ash: Book Review by Hundreds&Thousands,Β Hundreds & Thousands of Books. I love this reveiw because even though this book was great, I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to and it was nice to see a review that felt the same way about a certain character…

What to Read After Bridgerton byAnne @ The Lit Bitch. Let’s face it, after watching the TV show we all asked this question and Anne came up with a great list of books to read! A lifesaver.

The Shadows Between Us // Review by April Lee @ Booked Till Midnight,Β Booked Till Midnight. You know when a review is so good it makes you by the book? Yes, well this definitely happened and April is to blame.

This month’s hopefuls!

So this is my birthday haul! I received many gift cards and of course I decided to spend that money in books! Since I’m going on a book buying ban, I’m hoping to read most of these in the following weeks!

Any book I should read first? Let me know!!

As I said, I had an amazing month! It wasn’t easy everyday and I started school again, but it was my birthday month and Black History month and Valentine’s Day (aka people celebrating romance novels) and I just felt so much love!! My (twin) sister and I both bought nice dresses to wear at home, we ate a delicious cake and we sang 22 by Taylor Swift the whole day! It was perfect. If you’re wondering what the white thing that’s under my dress, it’s a bad that is meant to cover my second degree burn! I tried curling my hair and this happened; I’m the clumsiest person ever. Bella Swan, who?

Goals

  • Work on my WIP everyday. Now this is something I really struggled with this in February and I really hope I make a dent or even finish a first draft this month!
  • Not purchasing any book (except Act Your Age, Eve Brown)
  • Read at least 8 books this month
  • Finish Empire of Storms which I have been reading since december.

What did you do last month? What did you enjoy reading? Let me know in the comments!

Karla xx