Monthly TBR – July 2022

How is the year already halfway over? Seriously. This month I plan to continue mood reading. That didn’t happen quite as much last month as I hoped it would because I ended up having a ton of library holds show up all at once that I wasn’t expecting so soon. I don’t have that many ARCs to read for July, but I am going to try to get a start on some of the ones for August this month because there are SO MANY OF THEM. August is really going to be a super busy month for book releases. I also still have a few library books left to read. So, the plan for this month is going to be similar to last month… mood reading while also trying to finish up some obligations.

Library Books

Must-Read ARCs

Other Potential Reads

These are some of the books that I’ve been dying to get to but haven’t had the chance to read yet. If the mood is right, I’m hoping to get to them this month. This is the no pressure section, though. So, don’t be too surprised if I don’t get to them. They’re just the most likely mood reading picks.

Are any of these books on your TBR? Have you already read them? If so, what did you think? Let me know down in the comments!

My Favorite LGBT+ Books Since Last Year’s Pride

I really enjoy reading, reviewing, and spotlighting mostly queer books during Pride. However, I also read a ton of LGBT+ books throughout the year. In today’s post, I wanted to highlight my favorite books with LGBT+ characters that I’ve read this past year since the last Pride month. These were all five star books for me, and I loved each and every one of them. There’s a wide range of genres represented here with the intention that the list will hopefully have something for everyone. Initially, this was going to be a list of five, but I couldn’t narrow it down even close to that number. So, instead you get my 15 favorite LGBT+ books/series that I’ve read since last year’s Pride.

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Monthly TBR – June 2022

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Hello, everyone! Happy Pride month! Last year for Pride I only read and reviewed books with queer main characters or authors. Most of the books I read this month will follow suit. However, I’m also going to have a few reads that don’t fit that trend due to ARC obligations. Luckily, most of what I read is very queer anyway, and I’m a huge supporter (and reader) of queer books year round. So, I don’t feel super obligated this year to stick to as rigid of a structure as I did last year when I was fairly new to blogging and also relatively new to reading books with queer characters. The last year and a half of exploring a lot of queer characters and their stories has been a wonderful way for me to engage with that aspect of my identity and learn about myself in a new way. I’m looking forward to continuing to read amazing queer stories, this month and all the months to come.

I started this month with the intention to mostly mood read. The last several months I’ve done a ton of readathons, and I’m a bit burned out on having such a strictly set reading list. I have a few ARCs I need to get to, but beyond that my intention was to just read stuff from my shelves that caught my eye at whatever pace felt right. The library had other plans. lol. I had three holds become available yesterday. So, I’ll be reading those books first followed by the ARCs. Then I plan to switch into full on mood reading mode with the time that is left.

Library Books

eARCs

Other Potential Reads

These are some of the books that I’ve been dying to get to but haven’t had the chance to read yet. If the mood is right, I’m hoping to get to them this month. This is the no pressure section, though. So, don’t be too surprised if I don’t get to them. They’re just the most likely mood reading picks.

Are any of these books on your TBR? Have you already read them? If so, what did you think? Do you have a favorite book with LGBT characters that I need to add to my TBR? Let me know down in the comments!

Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2022

Hello, everyone! How is it already May? April was a pretty good month. The first week or so I was still recovering from oral surgery, but I’m grateful there were no complications. I’m feeling better now and am all healed up. I also went on a short vacation over the Easter holiday, which was nice. I haven’t left the house much since COVID started. So, it was nice to have a change of scenery even if it was only for a few days. Unsurprisingly, the other major thing that happened this month was that I read A LOT. I participated in two readathons and ended up reading even more than usual. Scroll below to see all the details!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2022

Hello, everyone! We have reached the end of March and the end of the first quarter of 2022. Where has the time gone? Personally, I’m happy to see this month go. It’s just been a weird one with lots of random stuff happening. It has just left me feeling out of sorts, especially this week. I had oral surgery on Tuesday, and I’ve felt pretty horrible since. I’m on a soft food diet, which is the bane of my existence, but I’m sticking to it because chewing is out of the question due to the pain. On a brighter note, I read A LOT this month, and most of it was really great. How great? Read on to find out more!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2022

Hello, everyone! I know we are already a week into March, but I still haven’t wrapped up my February yet. So, here we go… Better late than never! February is always the month of birthdays, mine and both my parents. This meant lots of cake, as well as some new books. Other than all the celebrations, it was a pretty quiet month filled with dreary weather and lots of reading. Not a whole lot has changed in my daily routine. So, despite getting a year older, everything is still rolling on as usual.

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Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2022

Hello, everyone! I can’t believe the first month of this year is already over, but at the same time, it seems like it lasted forever. I’ve spent most of the month in isolation because the latest wave of COVID has been wreaking havoc in my area. I’ve been lucky enough to avoid getting sick so far, and I’m trying my best to keep it that way. It has been a relatively uneventful month. I’ve done a lot of blogging and reading, which has helped me stay at least sort of sane. 🙂 I didn’t quite reach all of my goals when it comes to reading, but I came pretty close.

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TBR: February 2022

Hello, everyone! It is the start of another month, which means it is time again to plan out what I want to read. I’m not participating in any readathons again this month. So, I’m mostly picking these books based on what ARCs need to be reviewed and what books I’m in the mood to read.

In total, I want to read 12 books in February 2022 despite this being a shorter month. I have a ton of ARCs to get through, and one of my library holds came in way earlier than I expected. So, rather than take anything off the list, I’m just gonna try to power through it all. We’ll see how it goes. I’m also going to be reading The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin along with other members of The Oasis Discord channel, which I’m excited about because I’ve wanted to finish this trilogy for the last five years. I’m finally moving on to book two!

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TBR: January 2022

Hello, everyone! It is the start of another month, which means it is time again to plan out what I want to read. I’m not participating in any readathons this month. So, I’m mostly picking these books based on what ARCs need to be reviewed and what books I’m in the mood to read.

In total, I want to read at least 10 books in January 2022 to start the year off strong. I have several ARCs to get through this month, and there are a couple new/recent releases I really want to get to, as well. I’m also going to be reading The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin along with other members of The Oasis Discord channel. I’ve already finished one book this month, Of Darkness and Light by Ryan Cahill, that I started prior to the end of last year. Since I’m already done with it, I’m not including it in my goal of 10 books.

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