My Autumn TBR 2021

I have a lot of books I want to read this Autumn including all my spooky Halloween reads but I won’t be including them in this post, I’ll be doing a separate post for all the spooky filled books I want to read which will be going up within the next week or so. For now though here are some books that I plan on reading in the next few months that are not very spooky but books I still want to read. I’m also linking up to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl), where the topic is a freebie choice.

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Not Here To Be Liked by Michelle Quach – (I was sent a free copy of the book from the publisher after winning a giveaway on twitter)

Skyhunter (Skyhunter #1) by Marie Lu

Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson #12) by Patricia Briggs

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Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse #3) by James S.A. Corey

Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries #4) by Martha Wells

City of Thorns (The Demon Queen Trials #1) by C.N. Crawford

What books are on your autumn tbr?


My Summer TBR 2021

Summer has begun so I thought I’d do a list of the books I plan on reading during it. I don’t like listing too many books because I’m kind of a mood reader and want to leave space to change my mind but I do love doing seasonal tbrs so here are some books I can’t wait to read this Summer.

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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
The Crown of Gilded Bones (Blood and Ash #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen

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A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson
Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) by James. S.A Corey
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

What books are on your Summer TBR?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them. These are a few books that I loved so much and would love to read something that has similar vibes to them.

Renegades by Marissa Meyer – I loved this trilogy and I loved the themes of heroes vs villains and how sometimes you don’t know the difference between them both.


Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko – I read Raybearer earlier this year and loved it, I loved the writing and how the author told the story.


The Diviners by Libba Bray – The Diviners has such a brilliant atmospheric writing and I loved each book in the series.


Solanin by Inio Asano – It’s been a while since I read this but I liked how the main character was reflecting on her life and wondering what to do with it.


Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) by Laura Thalassa – I really liked the relationship between the characters in this book and loved their banter with each other.

What are some books you loved that you’d like to find more books like them? Have you read any of these books?

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May Wrap Up 2021

What I Read In May:

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Blood Heir (Aurelia Ryder #1) by Ilona Andrews – 4 STARS

I loved being back in this world again and reading about these characters. It was great to read from Julie’s pov and I was so very intrigued to find out what had happened to Julie and how she had changed. I loved the writing and I can’t wait to see where the story goes next.

The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris – 4 STARS

I really liked this book and just like with Slay the writing hooked me into the story immediately. I loved finding out about Alex and his relationship with his brother and how it developed more over the course of this book, I loved the focus on the brothers. This is such a moving story that is told in such an interesting way.

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Cold Iron Heart by Melissa Marr – 2 STARS

I was very excited to be back in the Wicked Lovely world again and I enjoyed that part of this book, the part of reintroducing to some of our past favourite characters in this prequel but I was disappointed in the actual plot of this book. I disliked the storyline with Thelma Foy, I found her character not very interesting and thought she and Irial had no chemistry. I still love the world of Wicked Lovely and the atmosphere it has.

Summer Bound (Wicked Lovely 5.2) by Melissa Marr – 3 STARS

This is a short story set after the events of the last Wicked Lovely book and I definitely think you should read Cold Iron Heart before reading this because it this short story revolves around what happened in that story. I liked this story better than Cold Iron Heart and I loved seeing where all the characters ended up after Wicked Lovely.

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Black Sunshine (Dark Eyes #1) by Karina Halle – 4 STARS

Black Sunshine is a dark vampire romance book and I really like it. I was instantly intrigued by the story from the start and I felt the book had a great atmospheric feel to it. I liked some of the side characters and I’m excited to read more about them in future books.

A Memory Called Empire (Teixacalaan #1) by Arkady Martine – 3 STARS

This is a sci-fi space opera that I thought was an okay read. It was slow and felt dense in the beginning and although it did perk up and I got more into the story as it went along, I still felt not very connected to the story or characters. The pacing also felt a little off to me but I still felt intrigued enough in the story to keep going.

Blog Posts I Did In May:

Underrated YA Fantasy Books

The Quick Fire Fantasy Book Tag

Quotes About Books

Most Recent Additions To My TBR

Books With Leaves and Branches On The Cover

Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences

Guard You Heart by Sue Divin Book Review

Wolf’s Bane and Wolf’s Curse by Kelley Armstrong Book Review

Reborn (Shadow Beast Shifters #3) by Jaymin Eve Book Review

April Wrap Up 2021

What did you read in May?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences. Book titles with complete sentences are always interesting because it feels like it tells a lot about the book.

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This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
I Had That Same Dream Again by Yoru Sumino
The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

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The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman
Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners #3) by Libba Bray
Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress #4) by Jeaniene Frost

Have you read any of these books?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Most Recent Additions To My TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Ten Most Recent Reads. Since I’ve already talked about my most recent reads in my April wrap up which I posted yesterday I thought I’d change this week’s topic to the most recent additions to my tbr.

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The Faceless Mage (Legends of Abreia #1) by Kenley Davidson – This is the first book in a fantasy romance series and I keep seeing it on Amazon so I thought I might as well put it on my tbr.

The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1) by Jenn Lyons – The Ruin of Kings is a fantasy book that I’ve heard so many great things about recently.

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells – Again I’ve heard nothing but good things about this series and I can’t wait to read about Murderbot.

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When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain (The Singing Hills Cycle #2) by Nghi Vo – I read the first book in this series last month and was intrigued to continue with this series even though they are standalone stories.

A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson – This book is a reimagining of Dracula with the focus on his brides and it sounds like it would be an interesting read.

A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan #1) by Arkady Martine – This is a sci-fi/ fantasy space opera book and I’ve seen so many good reviews of it. I don’t really know too much of what it’s about but I’m excited for it anyway.

What books have you recently added to your tbr?