I’ve run out of ways to intro these posts so…
Look, I go through my TBR and decide what to keep and what to get rid of.
I actually do enjoy it, despite how this intro makes it seem.
I just always struggle to write an opening, for any post, but these especially.
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│Blood Water Paint│Joy McCullough │Stay│🔥│
That’s just the way of things.
I beg and fight and scrape
for scraps while he just has to glance
upon a thing to make it
This book sounds amazing and emotional and I’m not ready.
│Mick & Michelle│Nina Rossing│Go│🌈☀️│
I keep surfing the net, searching for new stories about people like me, as if that provides any clear-cut answer and solutions to the mystery that is me. The distance between the information out there and my life in our tiny house in Woodside is so massive…
I was looking to read more books with trans rep but from what I can tell it might not be the best rep.
│The Brightsiders│Jen Wilde│Stay│🌈☀️🌹│
I don’t know why, maybe I’m just super insecure, but I have this intense need to be liked. If someone doesn’t like me – or even expresses a different opinion than me – it makes me judge myself.
I somewhat enjoyed Queens of Geek and wanted to try the next book by the author.
│Undead Girl Gang│Lily Anderson│Stay│☀️│
“So you… what? Wanna start the fat brown girl clique?”
She cocks her head at me. “Doesn’t that sound dope as hell?”
This was 100% a title add.
And after reading the review Destiny @ Howling Libraries posted, I need to read it immediately.
│This Monstrous Thing│Mackenzi Lee │Go│
“You took my life and Oliver’s life and made them into this book. You made us into monsters, both of us.”
│A Thousand Beginnings and Endings│Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman│Stay│☀️│
Belonging is not love. It never was.
Anthology full of stories based on asian folklore and mythology!
│The City of Brass│The Daevabad Trilogy #1│S.A. Chakraborty│Stay│🌈☀️🌹✨│
“You’re some kind of thief, then?”
“That a very narrow-minded way of looking at it. I prefer to think of myself as a merchant of delicate tasks.”
That cover is gorgeous.
People seem to love it or hate it and I’m worried.
│The Bird and the Blade│Megan Bannen│Go│☀️│
Cruelty is easy to repay, my lord. Kindness is another matter.
That cover is gorgeous but I’ve lost interest.
│The Afterlife of Holly Chase│Cynthia Hand │Stay│
What’s the point of living forever if you can’t take a few risks?
I want to read a Christmas book at Christmas time goddamn it.
│To Be Honest│Maggie Ann Martin│Stay│🌑│
This was why I very rarely hung out with new people—their unknown reactions made me more nervous than it was worth most of the time.
That fat rep tho.
│The Cheerleaders│Kara Thomas│Go│🌹│
Everyone goes through shit, and there’s always someone somewhere who has it worse. It doesn’t make what you’re feeling any less real or any less shitty.
It sounded super interesting!
but I’ve decided to give it a miss after reading Biz’s @ Radiant Reads review.
Down The TBR Hole
│Coffee Boy│Austin Chant│Stay│🌈│
“Sometimes you have to reclaim it,” he mutters. “Because it gets rubbed in your face either way.”
I finally added an #ownvoices trans narrative.
I got there eventually.
│The Girl Who Drank the Moon│Kelly Barnhill│Go│☀️│
Just because you don’t see something doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Some of the most wonderful things in the world are invisible. Trusting in invisible things makes them more powerful and wondrous.
No, but seriously that’s a beautiful cover but I’ve lost interest.
│The Magic Misfits│Neil Patrick Harris│Go│☀️│
For me, magic can be a story, a game, a puzzle, or a surprise that takes my breath away in a single, furious gulp.
The author is Neil Patrick Harris.
That was my only reason for adding it but I’ve lost interest.
│(Don’t) Call Me Crazy│Kelly Jensen│Stay│🌹│
They did not know the extent of my talent for smiling when I was a tornado inside.
A collection of essays by authors on their mental health.
Also Victoria Schwab wrote one of the essays, so like, I need it.
│Grace and Fury│Grace and Fury #1│Tracy Banghart│Go│🔥│
You must be as strong as this prison, as strong as the stone and ocean that hems you in. You are brick and barbed wire. You are iron.
Added it for the cover.
But I’ve decided to give it a miss thanks to Destiny’s review.
│The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night│Jen Campbell│Go│
There are many different types of beginnings. And who’s to say we haven’t imagined our lives up to this point? Who’s to say we haven’t been propelled into this world from a parallel universe? One that’s just come into existence? This could be the very beginning of it, now. I mean, there’s no one else here. Listen. It’s completely quiet.
A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island.
That sounds brilliant but I don’t know, I just don’t think I’ll ever actually pick it up.
│Style│The OTP Series #1│Chelsea M. Cameron│Stay│🌈💐│
I think I just assumed everyone looked at girls that way. Because girls are beautiful and pretty and why wouldn’t you want them? Took me a little while to realize that wasn’t the case.
Added for the gay.
Keeping for the gay.
│Girls Burn Brighter│Shobha Rao│Go│☀️🔥│
Every moment in a woman’s life was a deal, a deal for her body: first for its blooming and then for its wilting; first for her bleeding and then for her virginity and then for her bearing (counting only the sons) and for her widowing.
I’m not going to lie, it was the title that got me but I’ve lost interest.
│Burial Rites│Hannah Kent│Go│
They said I must die. They said that I stole the breath from the men, and now they must steal mine.
This sounded promising but I’ve lost interest.
│Helter Skelter│Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry│Stay│
You can convince anybody of anything if you just push it at them all of the time. They may not believe it 100 percent, but they will still draw opinions from it, especially if they have no other information to draw their opinions from.
│To Kill a Kingdom│Alexandra Christo│Stay│☀️│
Technically, I’m a murderer, but I like to think that’s one of my better qualities.
Pirates and Mermaids man, they get me every time.
│My So-Called Bollywood Life│Nisha Sharma│Go│☀️│
As much as I love Bollywood damsels in distress, I don’t need saving. I’m my own hero.
This was such a cover add but I’ve lost interest.
│At the Edge of the Universe│Shaun David Hutchinson│Stay│🌈🌹│
The scariest thing in life is the door that closes and can’t ever be opened again.
Once I opened the door and stepped into the void, that door would slam shut behind me and I could never go back.
But maybe it’s okay to be afraid.
All of Hutchinson’s books sound like wild fucking rides and I don’t know if I’m ready.
│Let’s Talk About Love│Claire Kann│Stay│🌈│
It was not her job to be prepared to educate or enlighten – it was a kindness.
Dat Ace rep tho.
│Everything I Never Told You│Celeste Ng │Stay│☀️│
The things that go unsaid are often the things that eat at you–whether because you didn’t get to have your say, or because the other person never got to hear you and really wanted to.
Added because of Emily May’s review and I’m still interested.
│The Falconer│The Falconer #1│Elizabeth May│Go│
Sometimes the memories we cling hardest to, are the ones that hurt us the most.
I want to girl on the cover to stab me.
People seem to love or hate it and unfortunately the reviewers I trust fall under the hate it side
│Sometimes I Lie│Alice Feeney│Stay│🌹│
My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me:
1. I’m in a coma.
2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.
3. Sometimes I lie.
That quote sucked me in.
And so did the review Elise @ The Bookish Actress posted.
And I’m keeping it thanks to the review Krystin @ Here’s The Fucking Twist posted.
That’s books added in 2017 done and dusted!
My total was;
Go – 12
Stay – 16
Are any of these books on your TBR?
How do you organise your shelves?