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#5OnMyTBR | 2021 Releases

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I feel like there are so many amazing sounding books coming out in 2021, so I’m not sure how I’m going to narrow this down!! I have a whole shelf on goodreads with all of the unreleased books I’m interested in, if you’re curious you can find it here.

“Concrete Rose” by Angie Thomas

Expected Publication:  January 12th 2021 by Balzer + Bray


International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.

If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison.

Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control.

Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.

Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different.

When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can’t just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

“Cast in Firelight” by Dana Swift

Expected publication: January 19th 2021 by Delacorte Press


The first book in an epic, heart-pounding fantasy duology about two royal heirs betrothed to be married, but whose loyalties are torn, and a ruthless enemy who threatens their world, perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir, Hafsah Faizal, and Renée Ahdieh.

Adraa is the royal heir of Belwar, a talented witch on the cusp of taking her royal ceremony test, and a girl who just wants to prove her worth to her people.

Jatin is the royal heir to Naupure, a competitive wizard who’s mastered all nine colors of magic, and a boy anxious to return home for the first time since he was a child.

Together, their arranged marriage will unite two of Wickery’s most powerful kingdoms. But after years of rivalry from afar, Adraa and Jatin only agree on one thing: their reunion will be anything but sweet.

Only, destiny has other plans and with the criminal underbelly of Belwar suddenly making a move for control, their paths cross…and neither realizes who the other is, adopting separate secret identities instead.

Between dodging deathly spells and keeping their true selves hidden, the pair must learn to put their trust in the other if either is to uncover the real threat. Now Wickery’s fate is in the hands of rivals..? Fiancées..? Partners..? Whatever they are, it’s complicated and bound for greatness or destruction

“One Last Stop” by Casey McQuiston

Expected publication: June 1st 2021 by Piatkus


From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that puts a queer spin on Kate & Leopold.

A 23-year-old realises her subway crush is displaced from 1970’s Brooklyn, and she must do everything in her power to help her – and try not to fall in love with the girl lost in time – before it’s too late . . .

“A Dark and Hollow Star” by Ashley Shuttleworth

Expected publication: February 23rd 2021 by Simon Pulse


The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones in this thrilling urban fantasy set in the magical underworld of Toronto that follows a queer cast of characters racing to stop a serial killer whose crimes could expose the hidden world of faeries to humans.

Choose your player.

The “ironborn” half-fae outcast of her royal fae family.
A tempestuous Fury, exiled to earth from the Immortal Realm and hellbent on revenge.
A dutiful fae prince, determined to earn his place on the throne.
The prince’s brooding guardian, burdened with a terrible secret.

For centuries, the Eight Courts of Folk have lived among us, concealed by magic and bound by law to do no harm to humans. This arrangement has long kept peace in the Courts—until a series of gruesome and ritualistic murders rocks the city of Toronto and threatens to expose faeries to the human world.

Four queer teens, each who hold a key piece of the truth behind these murders, must form a tenuous alliance in their effort to track down the mysterious killer behind these crimes. If they fail, they risk the destruction of the faerie and human worlds alike. If that’s not bad enough, there’s a war brewing between the Mortal and Immortal Realms, and one of these teens is destined to tip the scales. The only question is: which way?

Wish them luck. They’re going to need it.

“Perfect on Paper” by Sophie Gonzales

Expected publication: March 9th 2021 by Wednesday Books


“Perfectly wonderful.” ―Becky Albertalli, New York Times–bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

In Sophie Gonzales’ Perfect on Paper, Leah on the Offbeat meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: a bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her classmates is hired by the hot guy to help him get his ex back

Her advice, spot on. Her love life, way off.

Darcy Phillips:
• Can give you the solution to any of your relationship woes―for a fee.
• Uses her power for good. Most of the time.
• Really cannot stand Alexander Brougham.
• Has maybe not the best judgement when it comes to her best friend, Brooke…who is in love with someone else.
• Does not appreciate being blackmailed.

However, when Brougham catches her in the act of collecting letters from locker 89―out of which she’s been running her questionably legal, anonymous relationship advice service―that’s exactly what happens. In exchange for keeping her secret, Darcy begrudgingly agrees to become his personal dating coach―at a generous hourly rate, at least. The goal? To help him win his ex-girlfriend back.

Darcy has a good reason to keep her identity secret. If word gets out that she’s behind the locker, some things she’s not proud of will come to light, and there’s a good chance Brooke will never speak to her again.

Okay, so all she has to do is help an entitled, bratty, (annoyingly hot) guy win over a girl who’s already fallen for him once? What could go wrong?

It was so hard narrowing this list down and there are so many other books I’m super excited about, but here are the top five I could think of right now! I’m always adding new books that I’m interested in so this list is forever changin!

Yours truly,


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August TBR | 2019

This is a little late, but better late than never!

This month I have so many most anticipated and new releases that I’m super excited to finally get to!

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Mind Games by Shana Silver

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Snow Falling by Jane Gloriana Villanueva (Caridad Piñeiro)

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Saga: Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Saga: Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Paper Girls: Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson, and Jared K. Fletcher

Paper Girls: Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson, and Jared K. Fletcher

So…. yeah, this is probably the most books I’ve ever had on my monthly tbr, and it’s very ambitious for me, but i’m really hoping I can get to all of them! 🤞

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My Sister Picks my June TBR!

She wanted to make it a little more exciting so she asked me 7 questions and picked 1!

☼ 1) Largest Contemporary?

“On the Come up” by Angie Thomas

Page Count: 447

I cant believe i still haven’t read this since this was one of my most anticipated books of 2019.

☼ 2) Smallest Fantasy?

“The Paper Magician” by Charlie N. Holmberg

Page Count: 222

☼ 3) Most exciting series?

“Asylum” by Madeleine Roux

Page Count: 317

☼ 4) Oldest Publication?

“Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen

Page Count: 375

One of my reading resolutions this year was to read more classics and I have been failing.

☼ 5) Lowest rated on Goodreads?

“Side Effects May Vary” by Julie Murphy

Page Count: 336

This book has been on my TBR for such a long time! I don’t know why, but I always put it off

☼ 6) First book in Alphabetical order?

“Aurora Rising” by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Page Count: 470

☼ 7) Smallest blue book?

“The Rest of Us Just Live Here” by Patrick Ness

Page Count: 336

And as a little surprise she got me “The Sun Is Also a Star” by Nicola Yoon B&N exclusive collectors edition and picked this to be the final book on my tbr!

Let me know what is on your June TBR!

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May 2019 TBR

I have a pretty ambitious tbr for this month considering i’ll be out of town for 8 days, but I’m really hoping I get quite a bit of reading done. �

Physical Books

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire I Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince I Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


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