A Scary July TBR

Happy July! I don’t know about you but I simply can not believe that we have made it through half of the year. Where in the world has the time gone?

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a TBR. The reality is I really don’t like TBRs because I feel that puts a lot of undue pressure and stress on me. However, I’m really excited about this TBR. I’ve been in a wanting to read horror kind of mood lately and having said that I’ve decided to satisfy that want, that need with an entire month dedicated to scary/spooky reads.

When I was deciding on the books to read for this month, I wanted to make sure that it had a mix of BIPOC authors. And, without further adieu, let’s jump into my July TBR. Continue reading

ABC Book Challenge: “A”

I’ve seen this book challenge around for a while now and traced it back to Classy x Book Reviews. It seemed like a fun challenge to do, until I started going through my TBR. I have a fairly sizeable TBR and it is out of control. I have hundreds of books and it seems that nearly half of them are unread.

Having said that, this challenge should be a real eye opener of what I’m going to read or not going to read. I feel a purge coming on.

Most Memorable Books

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  •  The Awakening by Kate Chopin made the memorable list and not because it was one that I enjoyed. Well, I liked it, right up until the end and then it crashed and burned.
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang is a graphic novel I read a few months ago about a Chinese American boy who wants to fit in. There are 3 seemingly unrelated tales. Yang weaves a tale that is funny, poignant and on some levels sad. It’s a tale about learning to love and accept who you are.
  • American Street by Ibi Zoboi is an immigrant story with a bit of magiIcal realism. Fabiola and her mother board a plane from Haiti to Chicago. Her mother ends up detained by Immigration and Fabiola must learn to navigate a new country, a new city, relatives she doesn’t know and her first boyfriend.

Books Still on My TBR