Down the TBR Hole // Pride Month TBR Binge Continues – 2018 TBR 4/5

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Click the above graphic and it will take you to Lia’s Down The TBR Hole post.

It’s crazy to think that before 2018 I hadn’t really read any sapphic books!

And now I can’t get enough of them! I want all the girls falling in love with other girls I can get my hands on!

Bless 2018 me who unconsciously chose a whole TBR basically dedicated to girls and then she just got gayer from there.

And now so many books I read are sapphic! Or at the very least have LGBTQIAP+ rep of some kind! And these Down The TBR Hole posts really reflect that!

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June

when the moon was ours.jpgWhen the Moon Was Ours│Anna-Marie McLemore│Stay│🌈☀️│

When they both realized they were heartbroken enough to want the love torn from their rib cages, they touched each other with their hands and their mouths, and they forgot they wanted to be cured.

Added because of Emily’s review.

I have only read short stories by Anna-Marie McLemore but they’ve all been so good that I know I’m going to love their books.

Will I ever get around to picking one up and reading it? YES. I MUST. I NEED TO.

The Color Purple│Alice Walker│Go│🌈☀️│

You got to fight. But I don’t know how to fight. All I know how to do is stay alive.

Listen, I know this is a sapphic classic that I should read but I really don’t think I’ll be able to get into it.

Dress Codes for Small Towns│Courtney C. Stevens│Go│🌈│

The year I was seventeen, I had five best friends—a Pixie, a president, a pretender, a puker, and a douchebag—and I was in love with all of them for different reasons.

I liked the premise but I’m no longer interested.

How to Make a Wish│Ashley Herring Blake│Stay│🌈│

“Why do you keep doing that?” she asks, her voice small and low.
“What . . . calling you Mom?”
She nods.
“Because that’s who I need you to be.”

Added because of the review Elise @ The Bookish Actress posted + the author’s Girl Made of Stars still hits me so fucking hard when I think about it.

last night i sang to the monster.jpgLast Night I Sang to the Monster│Benjamin Alire Saenz│Stay│🌈🌹│

The heart can get really cold if all you’ve known is winter.

I mean honestly, it was the title but this sounds right up my alley.

The Abyss Surrounds Us│The Abyss Surrounds Us #1│Emily Skrutskie│Stay Go Stay│🌈☀️│

I don’t just raise monsters. I am one

Added because of Elise’s review.

Okay here’s the thing. I have no urge to pick this up.

Would I enjoy it? Maybe?

I don’t know what it is about this particular book but I just don’t want to read it and yet I keep it on my TBR because I feel like I should.

Like it’s space pirates. I love pirates! It’s queer. I’m queer!

And yet . . .

Fine, I’ll fucking keep it. 

Echo After Echo│Amy Rose Capetta│Stay│🌈☀️│

I have learned that fear is a kind of death.

Added because of Elise’s review.

As I Descended│Robin Talley│Go│🌈☀️💐│

Between the atheism and the lesbian thing, Lily was a terrible Catholic. Even before she’d added murder to her list of sins.

Added because of Elise’s review.

into the drowning deep.jpgInto the Drowning Deep│Rolling in the Deep #1│Mira Grant│Stay│🌈☀️💐│

It was beautiful, in its own terrible way. So many monsters are.

It’s dark and crooked and its Seanan McGuire.

Also, I recently bought this one! See, this is both the blessing and the curse about doing these posts because I end up with all these books fresh in my mind and then I go to a thrift store and BAM there’s a bunch of books I know are on my TBR and I just have to buy them.

Winterglass│Benjanun Sriduangkaew│Go│🌈☀️│

Your mind is a weapon, Nuawa, and we shall nurture it in the absence of fear. One day you will fire all that you are, like a bullet, into the heart of the Winter Queen.

Honestly, I think I just saw Winter Queen

We Are Okay│Nina LaCour│Stay│🌈│

If only I had something to take the edge off the loneliness. If only lonely were a more accurate word. It should sound much less pretty.

Added because of Elise’s review.

Jane, Unlimited│Kristin Cashore│Stay│🌈│

“Do you ever feel,” she says to Jane, “like you’re trapped in the wrong version of your life?”

Added because of Elise’s review.

I will never hesitate to add a weird book that Elise rates 5 stars.

wild beautyWild Beauty│Anna-Marie McLemore│Stay│🌈│

Love grew such strange things.

Added because of Elise’s review.

Another McLemore book I swear I’ll read and probably love.

Reign of the Fallen│Reign of the Fallen #1│Sarah Glenn Marsh│Stay│🌈☀️🌹🔥│

Why love hurts when it’s the thing we live for. The thing some people search their entire lives for. The thing some people die for.

Added because of Elise’s review.

Keeping for addiction rep.

Radio Silence│Alice Oseman│Stay│🌈☀️│

I wonder—if nobody is listening to my voice, am I making any sound at all?

Added because of the review Jamieson @ Jamishelves posted.

If Oseman’s graphic novel Heartstopper is anything to go by then I will love this.


Down The TBR Hole

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

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

🍃 Down the TBR Hole // My Pride Month TBR Binge – 2018 TBR 3/5


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Added for the Gay

These are all books I added purely for the gay but didn’t have anything else to convince me to keep them on my TBR this time round.

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People should just be allowed to look in the mirror and see all kinds of possibilities. – Girl Mans Up, M-E Girard

If You Could Be Mine│Sara Farizan│Go│🌈☀️│

Drum Roll, Please│Lisa Jenn Bigelow│Go│🌈│

Girl Mans Up│M-E Girard│Go│🌈│

Ask the Passengers│A.S. King│Go│🌈│

Future Leaders of Nowhere│Emily O’Beirne│Go│🌈☀️│

The Story of Lizzy and Darcy│Grace Watson│Go│🌈☀️│

Fortitude Smashed│The Camellia Clock Cycle #1│Taylor Brooke│Go│🌈│

How to Repair A Mechanical Heart│Mechanical Hearts #1│J.C. Lillis│Go│🌈│

Wolfsong│Green Creek #1│T.J. Klune│Go│🌈│

Two Boys Kissing│David Levithan│Go│🌈│

One Man Guy│Michael Barakiva│Go│🌈☀️│

True Letters from a Fictional Life│Kenneth Logan│Go│🌈│

Abroad│Abroad #1│Liz Jacobs│Go│🌈🌑│

Whatever│S.J. Goslee│Go│🌈│

I didn’t come up with the lie. It wasn’t mine. They handed the lie to me, and I tried like hell to make it work for a while. – True Letters from a Fictional Life, Kenneth Logan

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July

they both die at the end.jpgThey Both Die at the End│Adam Silvera│Stay│🌈☀️│

You may be born into family, but you walk into friendships. Some you’ll discover you should put behind you. Others are worth every risk.

Hype Hype Hype

Annie on My Mind│Nancy Garden│Go│🌈│

Have you ever felt really close to someone? So close that you can’t understand why you and the other person have two separate bodies, two separate skins?

Added because I enjoyed The Year They Burned the Books but I’m not interested in reading this one anymore.

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel│Sara Farizan│Stay Go│🌈☀️🌑│

How do people do this? How do people work up the courage to be themselves even if it means facing rejection from people who love them? Why don’t people get medals for this?

Added because of Elise’s review.

Lies My Girlfriend Told Me│Julie Anne Peters│Stay Go│🌈│

Most of all I’m mad at Swanee for dying and taking from me the most precious thing I ever owned.

Added because of Elise’s review but I’m not feeling it anymore.

the wicker kingThe Wicker King│K. Ancrum│Stay│🌈☀️🌹│

Would you do something bad if you knew it would have more good in it, in the end, than bad?

Added because of Elise’s review.

History Is All You Left Me│Adam Silvera│Stay│🌈🌹│

I’ll never understand how time can make a moment feel as close as yesterday and as far as years.

Hype Hype Hype

Openly Straight│Openly Straight #1│Bill Konigsberg│Go│🌈│

You can be anything you want, but when you go against who you are inside, it doesn’t feel good.

Added because of Elise’s review.

We Are the Ants│Shaun David Hutchinson│Stay│🌈🌹│

The universe may forget us but it doesn’t matter. Because we are the ants, and we’ll keep marching on

Added because of Elise’s review.

running with lionsRunning with Lions│Julian Winters│Stay│🌈☀️│

Why do people let things so precious to them turn into dark, unbearable secrets?

Added because of the review that Chaima @ Runaway with Dream Thieves posted.

Leo Loves Aries│Signs of Love #1│Anyta Sunday│Go│🌈│

The worst thing I’ve done on a date? Ask who her favorite serial killer is. Under a bridge. In the dark.

I think I saw this on Netgalley maybe?

peter darlingPeter Darling│Austin Chant│Stay│🌈│

“I won’t hurt myself, I’m the spirit of youth and joy, remember?”
“You’re a grown man and a nuisance.”
“I’m your nuisance,”

Added because of Jamieson’s review.

Also, this cover is like my whole ass aesthetic.

Black Wings Beating│Skybound #1│Alex London│Go│🌈│

I’d rather live in a world where I get to love the moon than in one where I don’t, even if the moon won’t return the feeling.

The cover got me

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes│Atia Abawi│Go│☀️│

So yes, you were born to die. But in between, you are meant to live.

I don’t remember this at all

spinning silver.jpgSpinning Silver│Naomi Novik│Stay│

A robber who steals a knife and cuts himself cannot cry out against the woman who kept it sharp.

Added because of the review that Destiny @ Howling Libraries posted.

The Astonishing Color of After│Emily X.R. Pan│Stay│☀️🌹│

My mother is a bird. This isn’t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird.

Added because of Elise’s review.

American Panda│Gloria Chao│Stay│☀️│

I couldn’t go through life as a shadow.

Added because of Elise’s review.


Grey Reads

🍃 Grey Reads // It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas – My True Love Gave To Me

🍃 Grey Reads // I Paid $12 for Disappointment – Let It Snow

🍃 Grey Reads // Showing the Cyclical Nightmare of Abuse – Bad Romance


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I finally got rid of more books than I’m keeping!

I love that for me.

My total was;

|Go 26|Stay 19|

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

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