August 2022 TBR: 2022 releases, lots of romance, fantasy sequels and more

I had a good reading month in July and I decided to put together an overly ambitious tbr to see if I can keep the momentum going. Hopefully that’s the case because I’m hoping to read all of these 10 books in August:

The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher: this was on my tbr of other people’s favorite books of 2021 which I posted at the beginning of this year and I really want to read all the books on that tbr before the year ends.

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke: another book that I included in the other people’s favorite books of 2021 post, I have heard great things about this, I started it and I was liking it so I’m excited to finally finish it.

The Burning God by R.F. Kuang: This is on my list of books I need to finish before the end of the year, I need to get over my fear of being devastated while reading this and finally get to it.

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb: I read the first book two years ago and really liked it, but never continued with the series and it’s time to change that. I’m curious where this story goes especially since some of my favorite booktubers love this series.

Recursion by Blake Crouch: I have been in the mood to read more Sci-fi and this one keeps popping up everywhere, so I’ll give it a chance, especially since and it has a mystery/thriller aspect which I’m curious about.

Ruby Fever by Ilona Andrews: I have been waiting for this book for so long and I’m excited that it’s finally being released. I can’t wait to see how this trilogy ends.

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood: I have read and really enjoyed every story that Ali Hazelwood has published and this is one of my most anticipated releases of 2022, I can’t wait to get to it.

For Butter or Worse by Erin La Rosa: this sounds like a really fun romance and I have the audiobook from my library, so it’s just what I need.

The Godparent Trap by Rachel Van Dyken: I remember loving the movie Life’s Too Short when it came out, and I’m SO excited that someone wrote a book inspired by that movie. Also, I have heard good things from people who got ARCs.

An Impossible Impostor by Deanna Raybourn: This is the last book that I have to read to catch up with the Veronica speedwell series, which is a comfort series for me, so I’m happy to get to it.

What books are on your August tbr? Have you read any of the books on my tbr? which one should I prioritize?

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May 2021 TBR: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month + new releases

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share my may tbr, I chose most of these books to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the other 4 books are my most anticipated May releases.

Here are the books I’m planning to read:

We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal: I had fun reading the first book in this series even if I had issues with it (here’s my full review) and I have heard that this sequel is so much better than the first book, so I can’t wait to see how this duology ends.

Jade War by Fonda Lee: I’m so scared of reading this book because I know it’s going to make me suffer, but I know I’m goign to love it and I want to read it before the last book comes out at the end of the year.

The Burning God by R.F. Kuang: another book that I’m scared of reading because I know it’s going to break my heart but I also know I’m going to love it.

Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March: as an Agatha Christie fan and in general a fan of cozy mysteries, I’m looking for more diverse books in this subgenre and I have heard nothing but great things about this one.

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan: I rewatched the Crazy Rich Asian movie this month and I’m even more excited to read the final book in this series.

Tha Dating Plan by Sara Desai: I thought the first book in this series of companion novels was just ok, but this one has two of my favorite tropes: fake dating and marriage of convenience, so off course I’m going to give it a chance.

A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee: This ounds like a really sweet, fun romance, which is exactly what I’m looking for.

A Match Made for Thanksgiving by Jackie Lau: I have read and enjoyed a couple of Jackie Lau’s books and this is a short novella, which is great since this is an overly ambitious tbr.

Illusionary by Zoraida Cordova: I loved the first book in this duology and I can’t wait to know how it all ends

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry I loved Beach Read, so I was looking forward to Emily Henry’s next romance and then I heard it was a friends to lovers romance and my excitement multiplied.

Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur: I really enjoyed the first book in this series of companion novels and I can’t wait for this best friend’s little brother romance.

How to Find a Princess by Alyssa Cole: Alyssa Cole’s books are great, I loved the first book in this series and I can’t wait to read another f/f romance written by her because I know I’m going to love it.

What books do you want to read in May? Have you read any of the books on my tbr?

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April 2021 TBR: new releases, accidentally in love book club and fantasy books

Hi everyone! I haven’t making tbrs for the last few months becayse I was in a reading slump and mood reading seem like the best option, but I’m not in areading slump anymore and it’s time to catch up on some of my goals and some of the series that I put aside because of the slump. So that’s why the tbrs are starting again.

Here are some of the books I’m planning to read in April:

The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan: It’s been over a year since I read the first book in this series, so it was time to continue with it. I’m almost done with this and I’m really enjoying it.

The Burning God by R.F. Kuang: I’m so intimidated by this book, Im pretty sure its going to hurt me. I read the first two books in the series in 2020 and I dont want to let too much time pass before finishing it, so it’s time to get to this book.

The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski: I have tried to read this before but I wans’t in the mood for it, hopefully now I can finish it and continue with the series.

Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse: One of my goals for this year is to read more books by Indigenous authors and I have been failing that goal, so it’s time to start working towards accomplishing it. I have heard great things about all of Roanhorse books and this was the first one to be available from my library..

Oculta by Maya Motayne: I loved the first book in this series, Nocturna, and I have been waiting for this sequel for such a long time, I’m so glad I’m finally going to be able to continue with this story. Release date: April 6th.

Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle: I really liked Sarah Hogle’s debut novel You Deserve Each Other, so I’m excited to pick up her new release especially since the premise sounds amazing. Release date: April 6th.

To Love and to Loath by Martha Waters: I loved the first book in this series and I’m really intrigued about the relationship between the characters that are the protagonists of the book. Release date: April 6th.

Damaged Goods by Talia Hibbert: I’m one of the co-host for the Accidentally in Love book club this month and this is the book that we are going to read . I’mreally excited since I have read two of the books in this series and I enjoyed them.

What books do you want to read in April? Have you read any of the books on my tbr?

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Life Update, Blogmas 2019 & December TBR | Blogmas Day 1

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Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be back to blogging after a long and unexpected hiatus. I want to start today post by giving you a bit of a life update that kind of explains why I have been gone for a bit.

LIFE UPDATE 

  • From September 15 to October 15, during Latinx Heritage Month, I hosted and participated in the Latinx Book Bingo and I also participated in the Latinxathon. I loved reading books by Latinx authors and getting to interact with Latinx readers on Twitter during these readathons.
  • Unfortunately, I didn’t read as much as I was hoping. But it was for a great reason, I got the chance to go to Denmark for two weeks o to take a course in the University of Copenhagen (this was the last two weeks of Latinx Heritage Month). I learned a lot, met amazing people and had a lot of fun, but I was incredibly busy and didn’t get the chance to read that much or write blog post. I’ll post my wrap up for the Latinx Book Bingo and the Latinxathon later this week!
  • My trip and the fact that I was busy preparing for it also meant that I didn’t write the series of posts that I had planned to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. I only posted one before going into the unexpected hiatus: My 5 Favorite YA Books by Latinx Authors
  • After getting back from my trip, I decided to participate in Nanowrimo for the first time and that’s the reason I extended my hiatus past mid-October, because I needed to do a lot of prep work and then I needed to write 50k words in a month
  • Unfortunatly, I failed Nanowrimo. I only wrote 11.000 words, which I’m still happy about because that’s more than I had before starting Nano.
  • I failed because November was an incredible stressful and emotional month for several reasons. First of all, I started to look for a job after a year of living abroad to get my master’s and it has been an anxiety inducing process (good vibes are appreciated since I’m still looking!). And second,  I live in Colombia and we have been protesting against the goverment for about two weeks now and a lot of inspiring and hopeful things have happened but also a lot of hard and painful things have happened as well, which has been extremely draining.
  • Those are the reasons why I have been in hiatus for about two months and even if some of the situations that prompted the hiatus are not resolved, I’m eager to start blogging again, which is why I have an announcement to make!

ANNOUNCEMENT 

I’m participating in Blogmas this year! This basically means that I will post everyday from today, December 1st until Christmas day. The fun thing is that I have not prepated at all, I have nothing written and so I’ll be winging it and I’m hoping it’s not a disaster. Tomorrow you are getting a post with my December most anticipated book releases, I hope you check it out!

DECEMBER TBR 

I have read 139 book in 2019, so I want to read 11 books in December to reach 150 books read. Here are a few  books that I would like to read this month:

I want to read more fantasy, that’s why I chose a few fantasy books that have been on my tbr for a while to read this month:

Are you doing Blogmas this year? Let me know! Also, if you have a recent post that you would like me to check out, link it in the comments!
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February TBR (Fantastic February + Contemporaryathon + Catch Up on Classics)

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I usually don’t post tbrs, because I’m a mood reader, but in January I discovered that I can actually stick to them and since I signed up for a bunch of challenges and I’m participating in readathons and I made tbrs of books I needed to read in 2019, I think I’ll start making monthly tbrs. So here are the books I’m hoping to read in February, I’m being VERY ambitious, but I hope to get to all of them!

FANTASTIC FEBRUARY 

This is the prompt for February from the Goodreads group, Devour Your TBR, which is run by Destiny @ Howling Library and Kathy @ Books and Munches. You don’t have to be part of the Goodreads group to participate, just check out Kathy’s post.  This month, like you can see from the prompt, we are reading fantasy books and this are the ones I’m hoping to get to: 

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty: I have been meaning to read this one for a long time and the sequel just came out, so I think it’s perfect timing.

And I Darken by Kiersten White: This is one of the books on my list of books to read in 2019, I can’t wait to finally read it!

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: This book is one of my 5 star predictions, everyone seems to love it, so I’m hoping I’ll love it as well!

The Reader by Traci Chee I’m reading this because Laura @ Green Tea and Paperbacks loves it and talks so much about it that I’m sure I’ll love it as well!

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Mejia: One of my most anticipated releases of the year. I’m so excited for a F/F Latinx Fantasy/Dystopia!

The Wicked King by Holly BlackI’m almost half way thorugh this one! It was one of my most anticipated releases of Janaury, but I didn’t manage to actually read it last month.

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo: Another of my most anticipated releases of January that I didn’t get to, I need to catch up!

CONTEMPORARYATHON 

This readathon is hosted by  ChelseaJulieNatasha, and Mel, the goal is to read Contemporary books and there are seven challenges that I will be trying to complete. Since it’s Black History Month, I decided to try to choose books with Black main characters and written by Black authors for most of the prompts of this readathon! Here are the ones I ended up choosing:

Read your most recently acquired contemporary novel – On The Come Up by Angie Thomas: Okay, so I haven’t acquired this book yet, but the Contemporaryathon is taking place one week after the release of this book and since I’m buying it as soon as it comes out, this will be my most recently acquired book.

Read a book with plurple (blue or purple) on the cover – Black Enough by Various Authors: This was one of my most anticipated releases of January and I decided to read it in Febuary instead of January, because it fits this prompt perfectly.

Read a diverse contemporary – Piecing Me Together y Renée Watson: I have been meaning to read this book for a long time and it’s finally time to get to it!

Read a dark or taboo contemporary – Sadie by Courtney SummersThis is one of  the 2018 releases I want to read in 2019  and it’s also on my 5 star predictions. This was the first book that I thought about when I read this prompt and I have high expectations, so hopefully I’ll love it.

Read a contemporary you meant to read in 2018 but didn’t get to – Dear Martin by Nic Stone: This book was in my 2017 releases I want to read in 2018 and I didn’t get to it, so I feel like it fits this prompt perfectly.

Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format- The Backstagers Vol. 2 by James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh (illustrator)I read an arc of volume 1 a while back and really enjoyed it, so I’m excited to continue on. Here’s my review of volume 1.

Read a contemporary with a picture on the spine- Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira AhmedI’m buddy reading this with Laura @ Green Tea and Paperbacks and some other people and I’m so excited!

OTHERS 

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë: This is February’s book for Catch Up On Classics, I have been meaning to read it for a while, but I find it really intimidating, so I have been postponing it and now it’s finally time to read it!

The Disasters by M. K. England: I’m the worst, I was supposed to be part of the blog tour for this book in December, but my mental health wasn’t the best when I was supposed to read and review this, so I didn’t get to it. Now, it’s finally time to do it!

Unbroken  by Various Authors: I’m reading this one for a blog post I’m writing and I can’t wait for you to see it!

Are You Seeing Me? by Darren Groth: I’m also reading this one for a blog post, which you will see soon!

Are you participating in any of these readathons or challenges? What are you planning to read in February? Are any of these books on your tbr? Have you read any of them? 

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