#5OnMyTBR: series

Hello, friends! Welcome to another edition of #5OnMyTBR, which is hosted by the lovely E. of Local Bee Hunters Nook! It happens every Monday with the goal of sharing 5 books on your TBR, and you can either use the prompts, create your own prompt, or just share 5 books from your TBR. Graphic created by E.

Today I’ll be doing my own prompt again, this time focusing on books that are part of a series that I want to read.

The Gilded Ones – Namina Forna

I would’ve wanted to read this book based on the cover alone because it is so beautiful! This book is about a girl who is cast out from her community because her blood runs gold instead of red and receives an offer to fight in an army of girls just like her.

A Reaper At the Gates – Sabaa Tahir

I know, I know, I’m an embarrassment for not having read this book yet. I LOVED books 1 and 2 but have been putting off REAPER because I’m so nervous about it. Also, I have really bad series amnesia and always have to read either the previous or all the books in a series when a new installment comes out so I’ve been trying to find time to set aside to do that with this series.

Serpent & Dove – Shelby Mahurin

I keep meaning to read SERPENT & DOVE and am hoping to get to it before the end of the year. This book is about a witch and a holy war, which sounds right up my alley.

All the Tides of Fate – Adalyn Grace

I really enjoyed ALL THE STARS AND TEETH last year and am looking forward to the continuation of Amora’s story. This is a super exciting series, full of pirates and sea voyages and vengeful mermaids and dark magic. If you haven’t read ALL THE STARS yet, you definitely should!

A Court of Silver Flames – Sarah J. Maas

I was unsure if I was going to continue this series because A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT was TERRIBLE and these books are chonky bois and also this cover is ugly. However, I NEED to know what happens to Cassian and Nesta because I love Nesta, so here we go again I guess. But I am for sure buying the ebook because I do not want those hideous colors marring my beautiful shelves.

#5OnMyTBR: Pastel Covers

Hello, readers! Today will be my first time participating in the #5OnMyTBR meme, which is hosted by the lovely E. of Local Bee Hunters Nook! It happens every Monday with the goal of sharing 5 books on your TBR, and you can either use the prompts, create your own prompt, or just share 5 books from your TBR. Graphic created by E.

Today, I’m choosing one of the past prompts, Pastel Covers on my TBR! I’ve actually noticed a lot of upcoming books on my TBR have pastel covers, plus my whole aesthetic is pastel, so it seemed appropriate.

Here are my picks:

as far as you’ll take me – phil stamper

As you may know if you’ve followed me for a while, I LOVED Phil Stamper’s debut novel, THE GRAVITY OF US, and have been super pumped about his upcoming 2021 release, AS FAR AS YOU’LL TAKE ME. This book follows Marty, a gay teen who moves to London to pursue music and escape his conservative family.

the love curse of melody mcintyre – robin talley

I have enjoyed a previous book by Robin Talley and keep meaning to read more of her work because IT’S ALL SAPPHIC!!!! This book is about Mel (woo, name twin!!) who loves theater and being stage manager, but seems to be cursed to ruin her love life and to ruin the show when she falls in love. Of course, a cute girl ruins her plans of not falling in love during the production of Les Mis, so she has to try to not fall in love and wreck the show.

a pho love story – loan le

This book sounds so cute?! It’s a romcom about two teens who work at rival pho restaurants, so I’m expecting competition shenanigans and food descriptions galore for this one!

one last stop – casey mcquiston

This book was pitched as a queer Kate & Leopold, which I have not seen since I was a child and therefore do not remember. However, I am going to probably read everything Casey writes after RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE, and really, what could go wrong with a queer time travel-y romance??

she’s too pretty to burn – wendy heard

All I needed to know about this book was that it was sapphic and a thriller and I was sold. This book features two artists, a fire, and two murders, so obviously it’s going to be super intense and I am HERE FOR IT.