Another month has gone by and another TBR has not be completed. So, riddle me this; why do I keep doing this to myself? Maybe it’s some sort of weird torture. I stopped doing TBRs on my Booktube channel because I’m 100% trash at sticking to them. Continue reading
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
Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Additions
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I am pretty proud of myself because I only added 1 book since December.
Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf
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
- 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
- Adiós Hemingway by Leonardo Paduro
- Akata Witch #1 by Nnedi Okorafor
- Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko
Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Our first Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020