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Monthly TBR: May 2018

Okay, is this a joke? How is it May already? This better be an episode of Punk’d.

Well, since Ashton Kutcher has yet to appear and call shenanigans, I guess I’d better give you guys my May TBR. I’m hoping this month shapes up to be better than April. A lot better.

First, we’ll start with the books I’m planning to finish in May. Because there are quite a few I’ve already started…

1. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

I’m nearly finished with Lair of Dreams, and I’m honestly obsessed with it. This sequel to The Diviners takes the story and characters to the next level. It’s full of suspense and action, and the characters are so, so relatable. I’ll be finishing this one this week.

2. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

I’m still only 100 pages into The Darkest Minds. I just haven’t had the chance to revisit it yet, but it’s not for lack of trying. This book jumps right into the heat of things, and I’d like to get back to it. I want to know what happens to these kids with special abilities! They’d better get the vengeance they deserve.

3. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

This is a book I picked up on a whim the other day. I haven’t read literary fiction in a while, and I had a craving. From the beginning alone, I can tell it’s definitely no The Kite Runner. But I’m enjoying the setting and writing thus far, so I’ll likely finish it sometime in May.

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

I’ve all but stopped mentioning Harry Potter in my posts because I’m taking a long hiatus from my re-read. I think it’s time I wrapped this one up though. Then I can move onto other series without feelings of guilt.

5. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

I’m currently in the middle of a ton of books. So of course, I went to Barnes and Noble and bought A Court of Frost and Starlight the day it came out. What is this self-control you speak of? I’m already a few chapters in, and it’s a much slower story than the other novels. It’s a bridge, so I suppose that’s to be expected. But I’m excited to see how this will transition into more novels, and I can’t wait to read more from Cassian’s perspective.

And on top of the books I need to complete, I also have a few I’d like to pick up and start…

1. Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi

I picked up Children of Blood and Bone last month, despite the fact that I didn’t have time to read it. Well, I’m making time. I’ve heard too much praise for this novel to continue putting it off. I’m not going to lie, I’m a little overwhelmed by the size though…

2. From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon

I was lucky enough to get an ARC of From Twinkle, with Love to review for Culturess. I’m ashamed to admit I’ve never read When Dimple Met Rishi, but I’ve heard fabulous things about Menon’s books. I’m looking forward to diving into this one.

3. What I Leave Behind by Alison Mcghee

I’m also reviewing What I Leave Behind for Culturess, and it looks like a small but intriguing book. It’s about mental illness, which is right up my alley. And it’s comprised of short chapters, so I should fly through it pretty quickly.

4. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

This summer, I’m planning on a complete Riordan binge. I’m hoping to start that this month, so I’d like to pick up The Lost Hero. Fingers crossed!


What are you planning on reading this month? Let me know in the comments below!

7 thoughts on “Monthly TBR: May 2018”

  1. You have a great TBR list! I see a couple of these that I hope to get to soon. I really would like to read The Darkest Minds before the movie comes out. I hope I can.

  2. Don’t let the size of Children of Blood and Bone scare you!! I was hesitant to pick it up because of it’s size, but once I started, I went through it so fast. It’s soooo good!

    1. I started it, and I’m no longer intimidated! Now my schedule just keeps getting in the way haha.

    1. Good to know that it picks up! I’ve had it just sitting there, partially read, for about a month now. Woops.

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