Unfortunately, it seems as if I’ve hit a bit of a reading slump this month, mostly because I’ve been busy and then started watching more videos and shows. Typically, I read a lot during May because I’m either procrastinating or the semester is done. Still, I managed to read 15 books this month!

Also, Mana and I are doing #thegildedwolvesreadathon again this year! Check out more details below.


Surprise! Mana and I are doing The Gilded Wolves readathon again, this August! We will be reading The Gilded Wolves from August 1st to August 21st and The Silvered Serpents from August 22nd to September 18th, just in time for The Bronzed Beasts, out September 21! More details to come, but be sure to follow @tgwreadathon on Twitter for more updates.


Have you ever read a book because of me? Please fill out this form and let me know!


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

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta *
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane (adult)
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury (watch out for my review!)
β˜…β˜…β˜…ΒΎβ˜† Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta (watch out for my review!)
β˜…β˜…β˜…ΒΎβ˜† Battle Royal by Lucy Parker (adult) (watch out for my review!)
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson (read my review here) *
β˜…β˜…β˜…ΒΎβ˜† Devil in the Device by Lora Beth Johnson (watch out for my review!)
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† The Dating Plan by Sara Desai (adult)
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…ΒΌ She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan (adult) (watch out for my review!)
β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½β˜† Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane (adult) *
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner (memoir)
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao (watch out for my review!)



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

  1. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (new adult) (read my review here) ***
    • out: June 1
    • rep: bisexual protagonist with anxiety, Chinese-American lesbian love interest, gay side character, Black sapphic side character, Black gay side character, Puerto-Rican-American trans side character, Black pansexual side character
  2. Sonny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park
    • out: June 1
    • rep: ownvoices Korean-American protagonist
  3. Simone Breaks All the Rules by Debbie Rigaud
    • out: June 1
    • rep: ownvoices Black protagonist
  4. Trouble Girls by Julia Lynn Rubin
    • out: June 1
    • rep: wlw protagonists
  5. The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo (adult) (read my review here) ***
    • out: June 1
    • rep: adopted bisexual Vietnamese-American protagonist
  6. The Sea Is Salt and So Am I by Cassandra Hartt
    • out: June 8
  7. Heartbreakers and Fakers by Cameron Lund (read my review here) ***
    • out: June 8
    • rep: Japanese-American love interest
  8. We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon (read my review here) ***
    • out: June 8
    • rep: Jewish protagonist with OCD, Egyptian-American love interest with depression, Jewish side characters, Jewish wlw side character, Black wlw side character
  9. Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria
    • out: June 8
    • rep: bisexual protagonist
  10. The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (adult) ***
    • out: June 8
    • rep: ownvoices Indian-inspired characters and setting; lesbian protagonists
    • cw: homophobia, gore, violence, execution by burning, forced drug use
  11. Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa ***
    • out: June 8
    • rep: ownvoices gay Mexican-American protagonist, gay Vietnamese-American love interest, Black side character, pansexual side character, lesbian side character
  12. The Box in the Woods (Truly Devious #4) by Maureen Johnson
    • out: June 15
  13. A War of Swallowed Stars (The Celestial Trilogy #3) by Sangu Mandanna ***
    • out: June 15
    • rep: ownvoices Indian-inspired world and characters, wlw side characters
  14. Blood Like Magic (Blood Like Magic #1) by Liselle Sambury ***
    • out: June 15
    • rep: ownvoices Trinidadian-Canadian protagonist and side characters, Mexican-Canadian trans boy love interest, Trinidadian-Canadian trans girl side character, Trinidadian-Canadian demisexual lesbian side character
    • cw: blood, gore, whipping scene within the context of slavery, gun/police violence, discussion of and character with an eating disorder, violence, mentions of substance abuse and addiction, mentions of child neglect
  15. For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten (adult)
    • out: June 15
  16. Darling by K. Ancrum
    • out: June 22
    • rep: ownvoices Black protagonist, Russian biromantic asexual love interest, Black side characters, lesbian side character, bisexual side character, biracial (Ojibwe, Irish) bisexual side character, hard-of-hearing sc, Ojibwe bisexual side character, Ojibwe side character, Korean-American side character
    • cw: violence, guns, blood, off page murder
  17. Rising Like a Storm (The Wrath of Ambar #2) by Tanaz Bhathena
    • out: June 22
    • rep: ownvoices Indian-inspired world and characters
  18. Star Eater by Kerstin Hall (adult) ***
    • out: June 22
  19. Love Scenes by Bridget Morrissey (adult)
    • out: June 22
  20. Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta ***
    • out: June 29
    • rep: ownvoices wlw Korean protagonist, wlw protagonist

2 thoughts on “SUMMARY: may”

  1. Umm sorry I must’ve submitted a blank response while I was reading your feedback formπŸ˜ΆπŸ˜ΆπŸ˜…
    great post!! I’ve only followed your blog since this year and I must say your review of These Violent Delights pushed me a lot into reading it – and I loved it! The Gilded Wolves and the Silvered Serpents are high on my TBR, and I’d like to see more discussion posts here because I love the way you discuss a topic! (My fav is where you discuss the comparisons between SoC and TGW)

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