Hello! Cait Marie here with the first TBR Tuesday! Some of you may have noticed that I am going through books like crazy this year. However, for every book I read, it seems like three more are added to my TBR (To Be Read list). There are just so many things I want to read, especially now that I am branching out into other genres. So, I thought I would share some of the books on my TBR each week and see what you all think!
This week, I thought I would start with my May TBR. We are two weeks into the month and I have already finished four books. I might be setting a personal month-record here. I will talk about the books I’ve finished more in the book haul at the end of the month.
There are so many books I want and need to read this month! My new courses have started, and I am taking a literature class in which I have to read three books. I don’t have to read all three this month though, thank goodness! I also received a couple review copies of books. Plus, there were some highly anticipated releases this month. So, there’s a lot of reading happening!
Here are the books I want/need to read in May (the first four I have finished):
- A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas – Released May 1 and finished by May 2. So, so good! If you’re obsessed with this series, you’ll love this novella. (Review)
- The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth – Released April 10 and finished May 5. It took me a while to read this one, but I didn’t want to finish it because I didn’t want it to end! (Review)
- Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch – I finally finished the first book in this trilogy and loved it! Full review coming soon!
- Child of Water by Lela Grayce – The ebook is released May 17, the paperback was released May 7. I received an ARC of the ebook from the author and loved it! (Review)
- War Storm by Victoria Aveyard – This was released today (May 15)! I am currently waiting for my copy to be delivered from Amazon. This is one of my top anticipated books of the year. I love the Red Queen series! I even get to meet Aveyard on Saturday!
- The Gates of Golorath by R.M. Garino – I received a copy of this book from the author to review. I’m not very far into it yet, but I like it so far. It’s a lot of information to retain in the beginning, but I’m hoping it makes more sense the more I read.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I have to read this for class. I’m excited for this reread; I love the series!
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy – I have to read this for class as well and I’m less excited for it. I got the book years ago at a garage sale, but could not get through it. Hopefully this time will be easier now that I love reading more.
- Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia – I’ve started this one and would like to finish it this week. I am meeting Zappia with Victoria Aveyard this weekend, so ideally I would finish it before meeting her.
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – This is one of our books for the SNHU Book Club this month, so I am going to try to listen to the audiobook before next week’s meeting.
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – This is for a different online book club. I’ve heard nothing but great things about Schwab and this book specifically. I was hoping that it being picked would motivate me to read it quicker, but there are a lot of books I have to finish before I get to this one!
If I have time, there are a few others I’d like to read:
- Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton – Another SNHU Book Club book for the month.
- The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson – The third book of the month for the SNHU Book Club. I have read this book before though, so I might just flip through it as a refresher.
- Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare – I started rereading this trilogy via audiobook a few weeks ago, and the second and third books just became available on Scribd, so I want to finish them at some point in the near future.
I know, it’s a lot for one month! With the weather finally being nice and warm, I’m feeling more productive. As long as I can stay on task and not procrastinate, I will be able to get everything done. Mind you, I still have schoolwork, club meetings and tasks, and work Coffee House Writers, but who really needs sleep?