SUMMARY: april

April was a bit of a surprise in that I managed to read so much and so quickly too! I slowed down the last week, but I still managed to read 17 books this month. I also spent a weekend watching Shadow and Bone, which I didn’t think I would watch but everyone talking about it convinced me. You can read my thoughts on it in an impromptu post, linked below. Also, May is going to be such a hectic month because I have so many reviews going up, finals, and a BTS comeback (it’s BUTTER time, babey!), but we will persevere!


* = reread
bolded = favorite
underlined = ARC
ya unless otherwise noted

★★★½☆ We Can’t Keep Meeting like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon (watch out for my review!)
★★★★☆ Heartbreakers and Fakers by Cameron Lund (watch out for my review!)
★★★★★ Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills (read my review here) *
★★★★★ Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong (watch out for my review!)
★★★★☆ Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle (adult)
★★★½☆ Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa (watch out for my review!)
★★★☆☆ Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo (read my review here)
★★★★☆ Once More Upon a Time by Roshani Chokshi (adult) (watch out for my review!)
★★★★¾ Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert (adult)
★★★½☆ Heartbreak for Hire by Sonia Hartl (adult) (watch out for my review!)
★★★★½ A War of Swallowed Stars by Sangu Mandanna (watch out for my review!)
★★★★★ Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta *
★★★½☆ The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo (adult) (watch out for my review!)
★★★★¼ People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (adult) (watch out for my review!)
★★★½☆ Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi (middle grade)
★★★★★ Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta *
★★★★★ The Donut Trap by Julie Tieu (adult) (watch out for my review!) *



bolded = most anticipated
*** = have the ARC / read and will be reviewed
ya unless otherwise noted

  1. Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan (read my review here) ***
    • out: May 4
    • rep: ownvoices Muslim Bangladeshi-American protagonist with anxiety and side characters, Indian-American side character, bisexual biracial (Chinese, white) side character, wlw Black side character
  2. 10 Truths and a Dare by Ashley Elston (read my review here) ***
    • out: May 4
    • rep: Latinx love interest, biracial (Filipino, white) side character
  3. Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney
    • out: May 4
    • rep: ownvoices Black protagonist and love interest
  4. The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He (read my review here) ***
    • out: May 4
    • rep: ownvoices East Asian protagonists
  5. Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee
    • out: May 4
    • rep: ownvoices multiracial (Afro-Puerto Rican, Japanese, white) bisexual trans protagonist, queer love interest, asexual nonbinary side character, Cuban-American lesbian side character
  6. Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee ***
    • out: May 4
    • rep: biracial (Chinese, white) protagonist and main character, ownvoices Chinese side characters, lesbian side character
  7. Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane (adult)
    • out: May 4
  8. Better than the Movies by Lynn Painter ***
    • out: May 4
  9. Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler ***
    • out: May 11
    • rep: bisexual protagonist, wlw love interest
  10. From Little Tokyo, with Love by Sarah Kuhn ***
    • out: May 11
    • rep: ownvoices biracial (Japanese, white) protagonist, biracial (Filipino, Chinese) love interest, wlw Japanese-American side characters, Japanese-American side characters
    • cw: racism, homophobia
  11. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (adult) ***
    • out: May 11
  12. Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan ***
    • out: May 18
    • rep: lesbian protagonist, bisexual protagonist, trans boy side character, Black side character, pansexual side character
    • cw: parental abuse (emotional), homophobia, internalized homophobia
  13. May the Best Man Win by Z.R. Ellor
    • out: May 18
    • rep: ownvoices gay trans protagonist, gay love interest
  14. Happy Endings by Thien-Kim Lam (adult) ***
    • out: May 18
    • rep: ownvoices Vietnamese-American protagonist and side character, Black protagonist and side characters, wlw side character
    • cw: mentions of death of a parent (mother) from cancer
  15. Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey
    • out: May 18
  16. Made in Korea by Sarah Suk ***
    • out: May 18
    • rep: ownvoices Korean-American protagonists and side characters, biracial (Korean, white) side character
  17. Misfit in Love (Saints and Misfits #2) by S.K. Ali
    • out: May 25
    • rep: Arab-Indian-American protagonist
  18. Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur (adult) ***
    • out: May 25
    • rep: bisexual protagonist and side character, lesbian side character
  19. Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
    • out: May 25
    • rep: Muslim bisexual Bangladeshi-Bengali protagonist, queer Indian-Bengali protagonist
  20. Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth
    • out: May 25
    • rep: ownvoices lesbian protagonist, wlw love interest

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