Down the TBR Hole // A Book Just Has to be Gay & I’ll Add it – 2018 TBR 2/5

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I have a headache so here’s a gif as an introduction.

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the weight of the stars.jpgThe Weight of the Stars│K. Ancrum│Stay│🌈☀️🌹│

Love is not about holding people where you want them. It is about doing what’s best for them because you need them to be okay.

Once again, this book was added because of the review Elise @ The Bookish Actress posted.

Mostly she got me with the Gays In Space meme.

gays in space

Where the Futures End│Parker Peevyhouse│Stay Go│

“That’s what people are. Just all different pieces.”

This book was added because of Elise’s review.

This is another one I’m going to skip.

Don’t Call Us Dead│Danez Smith│Stay│🌈☀️🌹│

paradise is a world where everything
is a sanctuary & nothing is a gun

I watched quite a few of Danez’s poetry readings on the Button Poetry Facebook page and I love them.

More Than This│Patrick Ness│Go│🌈│

Know yourself and go in swinging.

The title of this sounds like a One Direction fanfic.

Every body loves this and I feel like I should read it but also I don’t care???

mirageMirage│Mirage #1│Somaiya Daud│Stay│☀️│

You do not kneel or bend, I told myself. To anyone. You continue.

This book was added because of the review Elise @ The Bookish Actress posted.

I mean Elise had me at a fantastic lady lead and her complex relationship with a fantastic lady antivillain’. Everything else sounds amazing but that one line is catered to my exact tastes so here we are, months after I originally made my decisions for this post and have since bought the book so I’m excited!

Daughter of the Burning City│Amanda Foody│Go│🌈│

Once upon a time, we were burned to the ground. But we did not die. Instead we kept burning, kept moving, kept growing. The smoke surrounds us, even if we no longer burn.

Hype Hype Hype

But I just don’t really care about reading this one anymore.

Autoboyography│Christina Lauren│Go│🌈│

This is how we reveal ourselves: these tiny flashes of discomfort, the reactions we can’t hide.

I lot of people love this book but after reading the review Emma @ Emma Reads Too Much posted I’ve good skipping it.

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley│Shaun David Hutchinson│Go│🌈│

Love’s more than holding hands and going to dances. It’s two people who struggle to live, even when they should maybe both be dead. When one of them would be better off dead.

Honestly what Huthcinson book haven’t I added at this point???

This seems to be . . . not his best? Also I’m still not 100% what the fuck it’s even about so I don’t even know what I might be missing.

the gallery of unfinished girlsThe Gallery of Unfinished Girls│Lauren Karcz│Stay│🌈☀️│

red is the colour of blood, of apples, of the T-shirt I bought on our last, worst all-Moreno family vacation .. red is flame and fury. red is thin and shallow and covers everything. red loves you back

This book was added because of the review Elise @ The Bookish Actress posted.

Seafire│Seafire #1│Natalie C. Parker│Go│🌈🌹│

Never underestimate the girls of this world.

Girls only pirate ship

But I just don’t feel any kind of urgency to pick this one up?

Every Day│Every Day #1│David Levithan│Go│🌈│

Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen.

The movie was coming up so I thought I’d read the book. I didn’t end up watching the film but I think I might get around to it and miss the book instead.

on the come upOn the Come Up│Angie Thomas│Stay│🌈☀️│

“But it’s kinda like saying one side of the Death Star is safer than the other. It’s still the goddamn Death Star.”

It’s the author of the Hate U Give!

I bought this recently, actually and so it’s sitting next to my still unread copy of THUG on my shelf.

Pantomime│Michal Grey #1│Laura Lam│Go│🌈│

I wanted to be a part of the magic, create it and wield it with such skill that it looked effortless. I wanted to fly.

I really Liked Lam’s False Hearts but I’ve lost interest in this.

Foxes│Suki Fleet│Go│🌈│

Look, you had me at foxes.

But seeing as the only person from my friends list who has reviewed this book said they were kinda bored reading it, I think I’ll give it a miss.

The Echo Room│Parker Peevyhouse│Stay Go│

Rett and Bryn hide in a cold, dark room. Safe from what’s outside.
But they’re not alone.

This book was added because of the review Elise @ The Bookish Actress posted.

This time I think I’m good missing out.

george.jpgGeorge│Alex Gino│Stay│🌈│

George stopped. It was such a short, little question, but she couldn’t make her mouth form the sounds.
Mom, what if I’m a girl?

#ownvoices trans book.

Still Missing│Chevy Stevens│Stay│

I think people can be so crushed, so broken, that they’ll never be anything more than a fragment of a whole person.

I added this one because of review Krystin @ Here’s The Fucking Twist posted.

Triptych│Will Trent #1│Karin Slaughter│Stay│

That was the American way, though. Spend a million dollars rescuing some kid who’s fallen down a well, but God forbid you spend a hundred bucks up front to cap the well so the kid never falls down it in the first place.

I added this one because of review Krystin @ Here’s The Fucking Twist posted.

Driving by Starlight│Anat Deracine│Go│☀️│

We were all fighting one another for a window out of hell. Me against my sisters. It had to stop.

Hello, I really like this cover.

But that’s not enough to keep it on my TBR.

broken monsters.jpgBroken Monsters│Lauren Beukes│Stay│

Everyone lives three versions of themselves; a public life, a private life and a secret life.

I added this one because of review Krystin @ Here’s The Fucking Twist posted.

Heartsick│Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell #1│Chelsea Cain│Go│🌹│

Something about the way she moves through the world does not lend itself to the care of fragile objects.

I have no idea, maybe because Krystin rated it highly? But she doesn’t have a review posted so I don’t know.

Carry On│Simon Snow #1│Rainbow Rowell│Go│🌈│

You were the sun, and I was crashing into you.

Hype Hype Hype

I’m good going without supporting this author, I’ve gone this far without reading one of her books so I think I’ll stick with that.

Down The TBR Hole

⛈️ Down the TBR Hole // I Almost Break Even – 2017 TBR 3/4

⛈️ Down the TBR Hole // Look At All The Pretty Covers – 2017 TBR 4/4

⛈️ Down the TBR Hole // Gays, Witches & Gay Witches 2018 TBR 1/5

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almost loveAlmost Love│Lousie O’Neill│Go Stay│🔥│

Love was holding your breath until they texted you. Love was waiting for them to decide that you’re good enough.

It’s Lousie O’Neill!

I was going to get rid of this but ended up buying it from a thrift store so oop.

Akata Witch│Akata Witch #1│Nnedi Okorafor│Go│☀️│

Prejudice begets prejudice, you see. Knowledge does not always evolve into wisdom.

I listened to the authors ep on the 88 Cups of Tea Podcast but I’ve lost interest.

The Poet X│Elizabeth Acevedo│Stay│🌈☀️│

Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,” I say, thumping a fist against my chest. “Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?

My co-worker told me to read it.

The Exact Opposite of Okay│Laura Steven│Stay Go│🔥│

Bitches bite back. And men hate that. Society hates that.

I want a whole bookcase dedicated to Feminist YA in my home. but I think I’m good skipping this one.

the dark descent of elizabeth frankensteinThe Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankentstein│Kiersten White│Stay│🔥│

I sought to puncture Heaven and instead discovered Hell.

I really really really loved And I Darken so when I saw this I knew I wanted to read it.

Speak Easy, Speak Love│McKelle George│Go│

Words. What a tricky, tangled science.

A 1920s Much Ado About Nothing retelling set in prohibition era.

I’ve lost interest though.

The Seafarer’s Kiss│The Seafarer’s Kiss #1│Julia Ember│Go│🌈│

What we had might not be forever, but it was now, and it was everything I needed.

Gay mermaids!

But I’ve lost interest.

beneath the citadel.jpgBeneath the Citadel│Destiny Soria│Stay│🌈☀️💐🌹🌑│

No one wanted to believe their mistakes were preventable. If your future was foretold, then you weren’t accountable for it.

Heist Heist Heist

Pride│Ibi Zoboi│Go│☀️│

Never let the streets know when you’re upset. Don’t let any strangers see you cry. Hold your head up and look as if you’re ready to destroy the world if you have to.

That cover is so gorgeous!!! But I’ve lost interest.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love│Maurene Goo│Stay│☀️│

Just sit back and believe, it’s so much more fun that way!

My cousin got me into K-Pop so maybe this will get me into K-Dramas???

But I think I’m good without it.

Bone Music│Burning Girl #1│Christopher Rice│Go│

When we hurt people just to punish them, Luanne used to say, we create a darkness that will live on long after our reasons for giving birth to it have faded.

The synopsis got me: Charlotte Rowe spent the first seven years of her life in the hands of the only parents she knew—a pair of serial killers who murdered her mother.

circeCirce│Madeline Miller│Stay│🔥│

When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist.

Hype Hype Hype

I recently bought this one!

The Missing Ones│Detective Lottie Parker #1│Patricia Gibney│Go│

Sometimes you were better off not knowing, rather than finding yourself literally in the dark.

The premise?? But I’m not interested anymore.

Ace of Shades│The Shadow Game #1│Amanda Foody│Go│🌈☀️│

She was a pistol wrapped up in silk. She was a blade disguised as a girl.

Hype Hype Hype

Meet Cute│Jennifer L. Armentrout│Stay│🌈☀️│

Some people you want to get to know and some people you want to know you. I think that’s the difference.

Another one added because of Elise’s review.  

the serpent king.jpgThe Serpent King│Jeff Zentner│Stay│🌹│

Nothing makes you feel more naked than someone identifying a desire you never knew you possessed.

This one I added because of the review Cait @ Paperfury posted.

Chord│The OTP Series #2│Chelsea M. Cameron│Stay│🌈🌹│

I didn’t want to tell you this originally, but coming out isn’t a one-time thing. It happens over and over. 

Added for the gay and keeping for the gay.

The Only Harmless Great Thing│Brooke Bolander│Go│

Why do you not fight when there is still breath and blood within you? Why do you not trumpet and flail?

Added because of Elise’s review but I’ve lost interest.

tess of the roadTess of the Road│Tess of the Road #1│Rachel Hartman│Stay│

She still held sorrows, but she was not made of them. Her life was not a tragedy. It was a history, and it was hers.

Added because of Emily’s review.

Women of Resistance│Danielle Barnhart│Stay│🔥│

when a girl pronounces her own name
there is glory

when a woman tells her own life story
she lives forever

Love me some feminist non-fic.

Grey Reads

⛈️ Grey Reads // Everything’s On Fire and I Couldn’t Be Happier – Girls of Paper and Fire

⛈️ Grey Reads // Bloody Moors & Candy Castles – The Wayward Children 2 & 3

⛈️ Grey Reads For Mental Health Awareness // Love Doesn’t Cure All (Thank Fuck For That) – Made You Up

Lightning Separation


first draft.jpgFinal Draft│Riley Redgate│Stay│🌈☀️🌑│

I promise you, two dozen words were not the difference between mediocrity and excellence. Make a habit of burning something to ash before expecting a rebirth.

I’m into all this rep!

Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness│Ilana Jacqueline│Stay│💐│

Suffering from a chronic illness doesn’t mean you can’t live an active, engaged life. This book will show you how.

Added because of the review Dani @ Touch My Spine Book Reviews posted and I have a chronic illness.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender│Leslye Walton│Stay│🌹│

Love makes us such fools.

Added because of Elise’s review but I’ll give it a miss.

Grey’s Shelves

⛈️ Bookish Bits // Series TBR – Extra Down the TBR Hole

⛈️ Bookish Bits // Library Love – 2018

⛈️ Bookish Bits // I’m Finally Participating in A Readathon and Challenge! – Late-A-Thon + January Jam Jar

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An almost even split!

I did change my mind a couple of times from what I had initially decided so that helped a bit.

My total was;

Go – 23

Stay – 22

Are any of these books on your TBR?
How do you organise your shelves?


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