Monthly TBR

TBR List — May 2016

Here’s what I want to read this month, May 2016:

This list does not include books I am currently reading (The Girl from Everywhere, The Lie Tree, and Sword Quest). And I KNOW THIS IS AN AMBITIOUS LIST. But I think I can do it. I feel like I can read at least half of all these books!

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I was sent all of these by publishers at some time or another… Gah, I’m so behind on some of these ARCs!

  • My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix. Quirk Books, May 17th, 2016. Thank you, Kelsey! | Grady Hendrix is the author of Horrorstor, which I greatly enjoyed back in 2014.
  • Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger. Quirk Books, June 7th, 2016. Thank you, Kelsey! | Fighting monsters with magical cocktails in Chicago. Sounds awesome!
  • The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel. Pegasus, May 6th, 2016.
  • The Samaritan by Mason Cross. Pegasus, February 2016. | The sequel to Mason Cross’s thriller The Killing Season, which I really enjoyed.
  • The Passenger by F.R. Tallis. Pegasus, February 2016.
  • The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey. Algonquin Young Readers, April 2016. | I haven’t read a good middle grade book in a while, so I hope this one surprises me!
  • The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen. Katherine Tegen Books, May 10th, 2016.
  • Whisper to Me by Nick Lake. Bloomsbury, May 3rd, 2016.
  • The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore. Thomas Dunne Books, September 2015. | For months I’ve been saying I’ll read this. Let’s see if I finally read it this month


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The April and May releases are top priority, the June releases I’d love to get to if I have time.

  • Alight by Scott Sigler. Del Rey, April 2016. | The sequel to Scott Sigler’s Alive, which I had mixed feelings about. But curiosity got the better of me, and that’s why I requested Alight — and happened to get approved!
  • The Map of Bones by Francesca Haig. Gallery Books, May 3rd, 2016. | The sequel to The Fire Sermon, which really surprised me. Been putting off The Map of Bones but now I need to seriously read it.
  • 100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen. Atheneum BFYR, May 17th, 2016.
  • Frayed by Kara Terzis. Sourcebooks Fire, June 7th, 2016. | It’s Kara’s novel!
  • Grayling’s Song by Karen Cushman. Clarion Books, June 7th, 2016. | Karen Cushman is/was a favorite middle grade author of mine. Excited to revisit her writing after all these years!
  • The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone. Little, Brown BFYR, June 7th, 2016.
  • The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. Roc, June 14th, 2016.
  • Risuko by David Kudler. Stillpoint Digital Press, June 15th, 2016.
  • And I Darken by Kiersten White. Delacorte Press, June 28th, 2016.

Graphic novels, comics, manga:

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Yes, lovely readers — May will likely be another graphic novel/comics/manga-heavy month. (I have more coming in at the library, too!) I’m going to try to space out my reviews to not cause the over-saturation you saw on the blog in April.

  • Black Butler, Vol. 1 by Yana Toboso.
  • xxxHolic, Vol. 1 by CLAMP.
  • Boxers by Gene Luen Yang. | I’ve read Gene Luen yang’s American Born Chinese, which I really liked, so I’m looking forward to this other graphic novel of his.
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs and Cassandra Jean. | I loved Miss Peregrine’s the novel, so I’m excited to see how it translated into graphic novel format. I’m also excited for the movie.
  • Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, and Jacob Wyatt. | Continuing on from Vol. 1: No Normal because Kamala Khan is one teen superhero I’m interested in following!
  • East of West, Vol. 2: We Are All One by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta, and Frank Martin. | Vol. 1: The Promise was incredibly, if confusing. Can’t wait to read Vol. 2!
  • Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen, and Maarta Laiho. | Noelle Stevenson wrote Nimona, which I loved, so I’m curious to try her other series.
  • The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 3: Commercial Suicide by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson, and Clayton Cowles. | Vol. 2: Fandemonium left off on an absolutely mean cliffhanger. I don’t love The Wicked + the Divine, but the art is so gorgeous I’m continuing with the series just because of that.
  • Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky.
  • Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh.

What’s on your TBR for this month?
Have you read any of these books?
Comment below letting me know!

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2 thoughts on “TBR List — May 2016

  1. Goodness – ambitious indeed! But I have no doubt you will speed through all of these books; while I have not picked up any myself, I have heard glorious things about so many. All the best, my love! I cannot wait to read your reviews. ❤


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