TBR & Goals

October + Spookathon TBR

As you probably already know, this is Acqua’s No Free Time Fall, which means smaller TBRs, but I’d still love to (try to?) participate in this October’s Spookathon, since I never have before (readathon announcement here on Booksandlala’s youtube channel).


How September Went

From my September TBR I had:

  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow – read, ★★½ (review)
  • Steel Crow Saga by Paul KruegerDNF, no rating, (short GR review)
  • A House of Rage and Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna – still to read
  • Escaping Exodus by Nicky Draydencurrently reading (70%) [might still finish it this evening]
  • Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist*read, ★★★★½ (RTC on this blog)
  • The House of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard – still to read

I knew I wasn’t going to be able to read much this month, and struggling with The Ten Thousand Doors of January for half of it certainly didn’t help. However, I still did manage to read a few books, and this isn’t everything I read this month, so everything went well.

*In my last TBR, Gideon the Ninth was in this book’s place, but I said that if I wasn’t able to get to it because of costs (as it happened), I could put another book I read in September in its place.


Spookathon TBR

This readathon has five challenges; these books should fulfill all of them. So, hopefully, I will be reading these between October 14th and October 20th.

After the Eclipse by Fran Dorricott – I’ve been considering this thriller with a lesbian main character for a while now; queer adult thrillers don’t seem to be that common. It should fulfill the “read a thriller” and “read something you wouldn’t normally read” prompts, as this would be my first adult thriller.

The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht – the secret to actually reading things is also choosing the right books, in this case really short books. This is a gothic horror novella with a queer male main character, I think. Anyway, I’m always here for, as Tor.com said, “gratuitous corpses”. This is great for the challenges “read a book with red on the cover” and “read a book with a spooky word in the title” (monster).

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling – lesbian cave horror! It should be really messed up and extremely creepy and I hope I’ll be there for both. This definitely goes for the “read a book with a spooky setting“, I really hope it won’t disappoint in that.


ARCs

The sad reality is that yes, at least for this year I will still have ARCs to read before the end of the month. Since I’m requesting less now, I hope that won’t often be the case in the future. I love ARCs! Having only one month left to read multiple of them, that’s what I don’t love.

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi – this could be a struggle because futuristic climate apocalypse stories aren’t something I want to read right now and probably ever, but I will give it a chance since I got an ARC and it looks like it has potential to be something apart from “depressing”.

The Beautiful by Reneé Ahdieh – I haven’t read anything by this author in years and I’m really interested in seeing how her writing feels like now! And I’m also so here for diverse takes on paranormal romance tropes. Even in the case I don’t end up liking it, I really hope publishing won’t stop at this one.

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan – oh, am I bad at sequels. Anyway, this is out in early November, so I want to get to it now if possible. I loved the first book, but I know this is going to be a heavy read too and I’m not sure I will be in the right headspace? We’ll see.


Have you read or want to read any of these?

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T10T: Books I’d Love To Read This Fall

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books On My Fall 2019 TBR.

I’m not writing an actual TBR I plan to follow, because I probably won’t have the time to actually do anything as ambitious as following a ten-books TBR this semester (yay university). But here are some books I might read during the next months! Let’s hope I get to them before next fall.


The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake

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I know nothing about this book apart from the fact that it’s gay and that the cover looks like a really pretty kelp forest, and that’s enough for me to want to read it. I mean, technically I know that it’s an f/f Twelfth Night retelling, which would be more meaningful to me if I knew what Twelfth Night was apart from something something Shakespeare, or if I had least made the effort to look it up, but going into retellings knowing very little can be a fun experience in itself, so I don’t know if I will.


Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

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I promise that this TBR won’t all be me pointing at various books, telling you that I actually have no idea what they are, and then saying that they look cool and that’s why I’m going to read them – but I also don’t know what this one is. This time, I’ve actually heard it’s better to go into the book not knowing much, so that’s exactly what I’m going to do; it’s Seanan McGuire, creepy time of the year is approaching and from Into the Drowning Deep I know that she clearly knows how to do creepy. (If this isn’t in any way creepy, that cover is seriously bad marketing.)


The Beautiful

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I have an ARC of this YA historical fantasy involving vampires, so of course I hope to read this soon. My previous experiences with Reneé Ahdieh haven’t been the best (The Wrath and the Dawn was fine as a duology overall, but it did have its own problems, and I’ve heard mostly negative things about Flame in the Mist), but I’m here for a new, diverse YA vampire phase.


Reverie by Ryan La Sala

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I’ve been hearing such good things about this queer YA novel – of which I got an ARC, it was read now on netgalley for a day – and I’m really intrigued. It looks like it will be an unforgettable experience (I mean, evil drag queen sorceress. That has to be interesting), I hope I’m right.


Her Royal Highness

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I think that with how this semester is looking so far, I won’t have that much brain-energy to read, so I’m glad that I have some things on my TBR that look both easy to follow and still interesting to me – this is a royalty romance, which I usually wouldn’t read, but f/f, and that’s automatically more interesting to me.

I kind of have a taste for the unnecessarily convoluted and I will admit that, but this fall is not looking like the right time to read worldbuilding-heavy adult sci-fi. I love it and want to read more of it, but I wouldn’t do it justice right now, so this fall might have more contemporaries in it than usual.


The House of Sundering Flames by Aliette de Bodard

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The last book in one of my favorite series! This has been out for months and I still haven’t been able to read it, which is sad, but I really want to. It should have more Emmanuelle, which I’m always here for, and more Thuan, which is amazing.


A Kingdom for a Stage by Heidi Heilig

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Will I ever not love stories about necromancers? The more I think about it lately, the more I feel like I seriously underestimated just how much I liked necromancy-related tropes.

Another anticipated sequel! I loved For a Muse of Fire last September and I really want to know what happens next. Also, I need more mixed media fantasy right now, and just look at that cover.


Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon

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Another contemporary f/f romance, this time under 200 pages! The kind of thing that will probably be easy to read and not make me feel like a complete failure while also being, hopefully, cute. I haven’t had the best luck with this author so far, but I hope this one will be different.


The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

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I’ve mostly heard mixed things about this one, but I still want to give it a chance. I think it’s an atmospheric contemporary fantasy story with a mostly bisexual cast and creepy woods, which all sounds really interesting; fall is the right time for this kind of stories, but I’m still going into it with low expectations.

If this one ends up not working for me, I hope that I will at least be able to find some other creepy contemporary-set fantasy, I always love those.


Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Am I worried because I haven’t seen the best reviews lately? Yes. But I’m still so intrigued and want to know how a contemporary-set adult Leigh Bardugo novel will look.

(…It can’t be worse than her Wonder Woman novel. I hate superheroes and still thought that was ok. So.)


Have you read or are you anticipating any of these? Also, I didn’t choose all blue and black covers on purpose, but it does look pretty this way.

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T10T: Books I’m Intimidated By

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why.


The Priory of the Orange Tree

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  • I’ve liked only one book longer than 600 pages since 2016 – at the time, I had far more patience and time to waste, so I didn’t hate long books as much as I do now. Said long book I liked is also the last book I read, so this isn’t happening anytime soon
  • This is… longer than 800 pages. Why should I do this to myself
  • Because gays and dragons, that’s the real answer
  • And because everyone loves it

The Traitor Baru Cormorant

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  • I’m 90% sure I’m going to hate this, but in a moment of really bad decision-making, Acqua requested an ARC of the sequel last year. And they approved her. Why.
  • Why should I read a fantasy story involving homophobia and the tragedy of being gay when I could, you know, not do that
  • (because you own the book and the sequel, you disaster)
  • (why do I do these things to myself?)

Girl Made of Stars

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  • I did really like some aspects of Ashley Herring Blake’s How to Make a Wish, but unlike many of my goodreads friends, I didn’t love it
  • this should be hard-hitting contemporary about a heavy topic. In theory, that sounds great, but I… usually end up not liking this kind of book (see what happened with The Nowhere Girls and Sadie)
  • but I’m still interested in it, because queer representation and because I do think it’s going to handle this topic well.
  • also I’m shallow and I love the cover

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

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  • When I was still writing on my old Italian blog, this was on my list of “most anticipated books for 2018”
  • Two years later: still haven’t read it, because I’m bad at anthologies, the only ones I read are the ones I get as ARCs
  • There are so many authors in here I loved books from: Aliette de Bodard (one of my favorite authors), Alyssa Wong (favorite short fiction author), Sona Charaipotra, Lori M. Lee, Roshani Chokshi, Cindy Pon…
  • I always want to read it and then never actually read it because I think I’m going to love it and what if I buy it and then I don’t! This makes no sense. I know.

Red, White, and Royal Blue

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  • Romance is a very hit-or-miss genre for me
  • when it comes to popular queer books, I hate when I’m one of the few who don’t like them. It happened with The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, probably the most hyped f/f book, and it was all but a good experience
  • I’m not sure real-world royalty anything is a topic that has ever interested me
  • but nearly everyone loves it and it still sounds fun?

The Kingdom of Copper

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  • I have a paperback of this one, and… there’s no way this is a book. This is a brick or a close combat weapon. Not a book.
  • I’d need to reread The City of Brass, which is also all but short
  • Will this ever happen? Who knows. Not me.
  • I want it to happen because I want to know what happens, but I’m just as bad at sequels as I am at long books, so.

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

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  • Despite adult sci-fi technically being my favorite genre, I am really good at never reaching for it!
  • Why haven’t I read this f/f book set in space yet? Because it’s… long, I guess?
  • I have no other reason and it doesn’t make sense even to me

Range of Ghosts

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  • backlist [/ˈbæk.lɪst/]: the thing that, on this blog, never gets read
  • also the reviews are all but promising and this sounds kind of boring even to me
  • the same was also true for the author’s most recent book, Ancestral Night, which was amazing, actually
  • also the first chapter was nice and the cover is beautiful

War Girls

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  • Today in Acqua always requests the wrong ARCs: this is about climate change
  • I don’t want to read more about climate change for fun
  • the ecology course was more than enough
  • a normal person’s brain, while requesting an ARC: I liked the author’s previous book and this synopsis appeals to me at this moment, I had this on my TBR already, can’t wait to read it
  • Acqua’s thought process: cover! pretty!!
  • I’m trying my best to not be like that anymore, yes

If We Were Villains

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  • I have absolutely zero experience with this genre, so there is a good chance that I will end up hating this
  • I also don’t care about Shakespeare or any English classic, really
  • but I’m also intrigued and most of my friends love it
  • let’s see how much I regret this in the end?

Have you read any of these?

TBR & Goals

Small September TBR

In August, I had a lot of free time and still ended up reading less than I expected; during September, I won’t have that much (any?) free time, so I want to be kinder to myself and write a slightly shorter TBR.


How August Went

  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – read, ★★★ (review)
  • War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi – still to read
  • The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinsonstill to read
  • Jade War by Fonda Lee  read, ★★★ (review)
  • A House of Rage and Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna – still to read
  • The Impossible Contract by K.A. Doore – read, ★★★★½
  • Velocity Weapon by Megan E. O’KeefeDNF, no rating
  • Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight by Aliette de Bodard – read, ★★★★★
  • The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard – reread, ★★★★¼ (review)

As you can see, not too bad – and as all the books on this list I read were adult fantasy/sci-fi novels, so the slower pace is also justified. Struggling so much with Jade War certainly didn’t help.


September ARCs

The true priorities of the month. I managed to get my September ARCs down to a manageable number in August, which is great, let’s keep up with this.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow – this sounds like a somewhat heavy, beautifully written book, and I hope that, unlike this author’s Hugo-award-winning short story about librarians, I don’t end up hating it. (I mean, I loved another of her short stories, so I’m hopeful?)

Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger – I actually have no idea what this is about, but I’ve heard so many promising things in the last few days. I also found Paul Krueger’s previous book Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge really enjoyable, so I hope this is just as fun.

A House of Rage and Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna – I… don’t remember A Spark of White Fire that well, so I’m not as interested as I was when I first read it. It’s always like this with sequels when too much time has passed, but I hope trying to actually read the book will change my mind. It has happened before.


Other Books

Escaping Exodus by Nicky Drayden – I’ve had the new novel by one of my favorite authors for months and I still haven’t read it. How. This is technically out in October, so not something I feel I need to get done right now, but I want to read it soon. It has biological spaceships!

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir – I rarely include new releases I don’t already own in TBRs, but I really do want to get to the “lesbian necromancers in space” book when it comes out. If I’m not able to get to it in September (for example, if I order a physical copy and it doesn’t get here in time), I’m just going to replace this and won’t count it as a fail as long as I end up reading something else instead.

The House of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard (reread) – after my really successful reread of The House of Shattered Wings, I plan to go on and reread this one to finally get to The House of Sundering Flames. As this is one of my favorite fantasy books ever, I can’t wait.


Have you read or are you anticipating any of these?

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August TBR

Technically, August hasn’t begun yet and I have already read parts of several of these books, but what can you expect from a Ninefox Gambit fan but calendrical heresy?


How Did July Go?

Not that well, if I look at my TBR; pretty well, if I consider that this isn’t all I read:

  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo – still to read
  • The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding read, ★★★★ (RTC on this blog tomorrow)
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas read, ★★★★ (review)
  • Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia  read, ★★★★ (review)
  • Velocity Weapon by Megan E. O’Keefe – still to read
  • Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim – read, ★★★¾ (review)
  • Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno – still to read
  • The Truth Is by NoNieqa Ramos – still to read
  • Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear – read, ★★★★★ (RTC on this blog)

For a month during which I had exams and didn’t have a stable connection for a week – which prevented me from buying new ebooks, which is why With the Fire on High and Don’t Date Rosa Santos had to wait – this is pretty good, especially since I changed my plans halfway through for a read-a-thon. What is less good is that I’m falling behind on ARCs, and I can already tell that September will be problematic (however: I’ll try to not let that stress me, I’m not going to feel stressed because of books of all things.)


Emotionally Difficult Reads

The first third of August should be stable (no exams, no university, finally) – which is more than I can ask for the rest of the year. It’s a small window of time, so I don’t know if I will actually be able to read much, but… I waited a whole year for the perfect moment to read these emotionally difficult books, which this time are my priority instead of ARCs.

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – usually, if I end up quitting a book because it feels too depressing, I don’t pick it up again. But this is the most critically acclaimed fantasy trilogy of this decade, so not even giving it another chance would just feel wrong.

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi – this is YA, which means it could be marginally less exhausting than the other two in this category, but I’m just going to say that if I had known that it prominently featured climate change, I wouldn’t have requested an ARC of it. The ecology course was enough for an entire year.

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson – I am voluntarily walking into something I know could seriously hurt me (and not in a good way), because I’m definitely not smart, and what can we do about it?


I Should Read Some Sequels…

…but I’m not sure which ones yet. I will be starting two new high fantasy series (see previous category), and if I like those first books, I give myself permission to temporarily ignore Jade War and AHoRaS and read The Obelisk Gate, The Stone Sky and/or The Monster Baru Cormorant instead, or any other sequel. Everything is fine, as long as these three are sequels (note for future Acqua: no, novellas don’t count).

Jade War by Fonda Lee – I’m cheating, because technically this is an overdue ARC that I’m already 40% through, but I know this is going to take me weeks (I’d love this series a lot more, if going through three chapters didn’t take me a day and if Jade War weren’t a 600-page-tome), so I need to motivate myself.

A House of Rage and Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna – this is out at the beginning of September, and I’d love to read it before release date, but I don’t know how realistic that is as an idea. I might have to skim through/reread A Spark of White Fire first, too, so we’ll see.

The Impossible Contract by K.A. Doore – if everything goes according to plan, this is a buddyread with Silvia! Can’t wait to be back in Ghadid and see other gay assassins. (Yes, this is an f/f assassin book, and isn’t that the best concept?)


Other Priorities

Velocity Weapon by Megan E. O’Keefe – I know. I didn’t get to this one last month because I ran out of time, but this needs to happen, it was out in June. Also, it looks great?

Of Wars, Memories, and Starlight by Aliette de Bodard – I’ve also already started this short story collection, and I will be slowly reading it over the course of the month. I hate reading collections all together, but a little every day? I loved doing that with Conservation of Shadows and The Fox’s Tower and Other Tales, I hope it works for this one too. (I’ve already read two stories and they were amazing.)

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard (reread) – I will be rereading this one to eventually get to The House of Sundering Flames, which came out a few days ago. I can’t wait to get back into this world, and it would mean a lot to me if some of you tried it as well? I get that the first book isn’t the best thing ever, but I really do think this series is underrated.


TBR Add Ban

Right now, my TBR is at 159 books. It might not look like a lot – I know that many people have goodreads TBRs of more than 500 books, and my “owned” (ebooks/eARCs + a few finished physical copies) TBR is actually around 30 – but I really don’t want it to reach 200 again. So I’m giving myself a rule: I can only add a book for every book I remove. Let’s see if it works?


Have you read or are you anticipating any of these?

 

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Tentative July TBR

Despite June being exam month, the all-queer TBR turned out to be mostly a win (more on that below), and I hope I’ll be able to read just as much in July, which is also exam month.


How June Went

  • The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite – read, ★★★★½ (review)
  • This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone read, ★★★★½ (RTC)
  • The Love Song of Sawyer Bell by Avon Gale – currently reading [might manage to finish it by the time the month ends]
  • Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells – DNF, no rating (short GR review)
  • All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil DNF, no rating (I chose not to review this, but feel free to ask)
  • Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver DNF, no rating (short GR review)
  • The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley – read, ★★★ (review)
  • Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli – read, ★★★★ (review)
  • Release by Patrick Ness – read, ★★★½ (RTC)

This is, of course, not all I’ve read this month. I wish I could have DNFed less books, but I can’t always guess what is going to work for me by the synopsis and reviews alone, especially when two of the books are ARCs.


Contemporaries

It’s summer! I should be reading contemporaries during the only season in which I actually want to read them.

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo – she wrote one of my favorite books of last year and I still haven’t read this! I need to fix that. Also, I’m seriously in love with the cover.

The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding – I’ve had this on my TBR for so long, I can’t believe I still haven’t read it. This should be a summer-y f/f romance with a fat main character that talks about fashion.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas – this recently got in Italian bookstores (both in the English and translated editions, which is uncommon for a YA book) and of course I bought it; I will try to get to it this month. I hope I will love its characters just as much as I loved the cast of The Hate U Give.


July ARCs

Of course, focusing only on queer books for all of June meant that I didn’t get to some other ARCs, which – as far as I know – aren’t queer, but that are out in June and July.

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: I’m finally going to do this. This year I’ve been struggling with fantasy, both in the sense that most of the ones I try don’t work for me as much as I hoped and in the sense that I rarely reach for it, but I hope this will change with this book.

Velocity Weapon by Megan E. O’Keefe: this is me, requesting an ARC of something I had no idea even existed, and then forgetting about it until it’s overdue. Oh well, let’s not do what we did with the two ARCs I still haven’t read from October 2018?

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim: I’ve seen a few positive reviews lately and I’m hopeful? This year me and YA fantasy don’t get along, but I have an ARC of this since March and I want to give it a try. Also, that cover.


It Would Be Nice to Get To

Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno – I wasn’t that interested in this initially, because I thought it was a Swoon Reads book and I haven’t liked one of them, but: it’s not, it’s an ownvoices Cuban-American book that has been getting amazing reviews from people I trust, and the main character is also bi. It looks like such a summer read, it would be perfect for July.

The Truth Is by NoNieqa Ramos – a hard-hitting contemporary about a questioning Puerto Rican girl falling in love with a trans boy? I might not have heard about this before but it sounds great and I have an ARC. It’s not a priority because it’s not out until September, but I’d love to read most contemporaries on my TBR in summer.

Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear – this one hasn’t been getting the best reviews, but it’s f/f in space and I have to try something with that premise. I’m not sure July is the best time for that, but we’ll see.


Have you read or are you anticipating any of these?

TBR & Goals

June 2019 [PRIDE] TBR

June is two things: pride month and exam month, which means that this time my TBR will be both all-queer and mostly short books. I don’t want to give myself any goal apart from “don’t read allocishet books for a month”, because I might even end up not reading anything at all because of real life.

(Or so I say, but I did read almost 20 books last June, and at the time I had even more exams and was recovering from surgery. So who knows)


How May Went

Wanted to Read
  • Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee – reread, ★★★★★ (new RTC)
  • Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee – reread, ★★★★★ (new RTC)
  • Hexarchate Stories by Yoon Ha Lee – read, ★★★★½ (RTC)
  • The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta – read, ★★★★¾ (review)
  • All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil – still to read
  • The Afterward by E.K. Johnston – currently reading (10%)
Wanted to Read If I Had Time (I did not, in fact, have time)
  • Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – still to reread
  • Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear – still to read
  • Furyborn by Claire Legrand – still to read

I kind of failed at this, but I still really appreciate how I did? These books are not all I’ve read this month, and I still mostly followed the TBR – and I might be really slow at rereading, but I reread two books and a half this month anyway. Also, I still have no recent overdue ARCs (the recent is there because I have two… from October. I know.)


F/F ARCs

I’m going to try to read all the f/f ARCs I have this month, because what’s the best month to do something like that?

(I don’t know why, but they all have weirdly long names.)

🏳️‍🌈 The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite – there isn’t a genre I systematically avoid as much as historical romance, but I will make an exception for this one. Look at that cover. I. (Also, astronomy! I really hope it’s good.)

🏳️‍🌈 This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone – I’m hesitant with this one, because I’ve only heard it’s f/f, and the last time I had heard something by Amal El-Mohtar was f/f, I was queerbaited. Also, this is about time travel, and I don’t know how I feel about that. However, the cover is gorgeous and it should be enemies-to-lovers, I have to try it.

🏳️‍🌈 The Love Song of Sawyer Bell by Avon Gale – I’m not even really sure what this is about but I want to give a chance to adult romance novels as a genre, and why not try that with the pairing I’m most likely to care about instead of always trying popular m/f ones.


Other Books I Want To Get To

🏳️‍🌈 Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells – biracial bisexual main character! I’m not sure if this will be m/f, f/f or have no romance, but I know that it involves dragons, and so I want to read it.

🏳️‍🌈 All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil – I didn’t make it last month but it’s fine anyway because it’s about a bisexual latinx teen in post-punk San Francisco and I’m sure it’s going to be great

🏳️‍🌈 Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver – After reading the short Date the Lizard last month, I want to know more about this world, and it’s time I overcome my dislike for this cover and get into this series, recommended everywhere for its asexual, trans and polyamorous representation


If I Really Have Time

These are all books I own physical copies of, and I’d like to do something about my owned TBR too.

🏳️‍🌈 The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley – I said I was going to read this… a year ago? I still haven’t, and I don’t know why, since it’s m/m historical fiction that got translated in my language

🏳️‍🌈 Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli – this should be a quick read, so I’m probably going to get to it easily? I hope so. Becky Albertalli has been very hit-or-miss for me before, so I don’t know how this will end.

🏳️‍🌈 Release by Patrick Ness – another m/m novel I’ve owned a copy of for a while, but I haven’t managed to get to it yet.


Have you read/want to read any of these?