TBR | June 2023

Hello friends!

Can you believe we are almost in June? This year is flying by and I’m seriously having a hard time keeping up! But do you know what I keep up with? My reading! So as usual, I’m bringing you my TBR list for the month of June – what a segue, I know.

May was a great month full of great books – and you’ll read all about it in the upcoming Wrap Up post -, so I can only hope June is going to be as good!

For this month, my TBR is going to consist of 2 audiobooks and 3 paperbacks. Two paperbacks are standalones (one is contemporary and the other one is fantasy), and the other paperback is the first book of a fantasy trilogy. Regarding the audiobooks: one is a standalone fantasy book and the other is the first book of a contemporary series! So as you can see, no non-fiction books this month! To be honest, I’ve been loving fiction right now, so that’s what I’m going for this month.

But see the books for yourself! Here are the books I’m planning on reading this next month:

  1. Beartown (Beartown #1) by Fredrik Backman
    Starting strong with one of the audiobooks I want to read this month. This is a very popular series and I’ve been wanting to read this for a very long time. So this month I’m going to start this series and see how it goes. I’ve heard this is a hard one to go through, but I feel like I’m ready!
  2. Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber
    Another series I’ve been wanting to start for a very long time is “Caraval”! So this month I want to start this by picking up the first book in the series in a paperback format. I have the entire trilogy waiting for me on my shelf, so I have no reason to postpone this any more. I have high hopes for this one!
  3. The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
    This was a fairly recent purchase, but I decided to add this to my TBR this month and forget about my older books on my shelf because I’m so excited to read this! So this is one of the physical copies I want to read this month. You have probably seen or heard about this book before, but it’s essentially a standalone fantasy book, more specifically a mythological retelling. Very excited for this one!
  4. Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater
    This is the fantasy standalone that I want to listen to this month! I’m sure you recognize her name: this is the author who wrote the iconic “Raven Cycle” series and “Shiver” series! Apparently this is a “Brave” retelling, and the story is picked up a few years after the original story ends. I thought this would be a really cool read, and I’m excited to see what it is like! Maybe I should watch the movie one more time before I start this?
  5. Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
    Last but not least, I have my last contemporary fiction book to be read in a paperback format! It’s impossible you have never heard about this book so I’m not going to bore you with details. What I’ll say is that I’ve heard this is an amazing and impactful book, and I can’t wait to see what the hype is all about! Also, I’ll have tissues near me because I already know I’m going to cry.

Aaaand there you have it friends, my TBR list for June! As usual, I hope you liked this post! Let me know if you read any of these or if you have any recommendations for me. You know I’m always grateful for those!

Thank you for reading, have a great day!


Review | The Freshman (College Years #1) by Monica Murphy

“This was always beyond friendship for me.” 2.75/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: family disputes, playgrounds, car dealerships, college classes, concerts, shared apartments and rich kids.

I started flirting with a guy while waiting for my car to be serviced. Now granted, he wasn’t just any guy. Tall. Dark. Hot. Mysterious. Can you blame me for wanting to talk to him? He’s in town visiting his parents. So am I. He goes to the same college as I do. Such a coincidence. Almost as if our meeting is destined…

But I shouldn’t believe in that sort of thing. I am single as a Pringle and always ready to mingle. Until I keep running into Mr. Tall, Dark and Mysterious everywhere I go. Tony Sorrento. Turns out he’s on the football team. I mean, I’m not one to chase after a sexy jock but, okay. I’m down. And did I mention he’s only a freshman?

Our fathers are business rivals, and they forbid us from dating. We need to keep this on the low. Can we remain friendly? Sure. Maybe turn our friendship into friends with benefits? Most definitely. Here’s the thing though. I didn’t plan on catching feelings for him so quickly. Seems like he’s falling pretty hard for me too.

Defying our fathers’ wishes is only asking for trouble, but is being with Tony worth the risk?

I have some conflicted feelings about this book. I don’t think it’s a horrible book by any means, but something felt off. Well, a few things, actually.
This romance book starts when Tony (a freshman in college) meets the beautiful and very flirty Hayden in a high end car dealership. After talking for a few minutes they discover they are both rich, have daddy issues and attend the same college. All nice and dandy, until they bump into each other in a fancy party and find out their parents are enemies. And so a forbidden love begins!
I have to be real with you: I couldn’t care less about these characters. I wasn’t invested in the romance, probably because I wasn’t invested in the characters and their (lack of) chemistry. I think I still liked Hayden better than Tony, just because she was written like a unique main female character, and Tony was kind of boring and unmemorable. They didn’t fit well as a couple and their banter was nothing special. The only thing they had in common was the fact that they both came from rich families… and that’s it.
One thing I found weird was how the rivalry between both families was… glossed over? I thought this was going to be part of the main drama of the plot, but it was completely ignored and I was left confused. We don’t see Hayden and Tony fight against their families to be together and there was no resolution between families in any way, shape or form. What was even the point of this issue in the first place then?
The writing also felt a little weird because it was simultaneously boring, but fast-paced. The plot was so dull and full of rich people’s problems (not even the interesting kind of problems). Their encounters were boring and there was no spark between them. Everything happened so fast, and yet, nothing interesting happened.
I’m a little disappointed. I don’t like to leave book series unfinished, and that’s the only reason why I’m even considering reading the other 3 books left in the “College Years” series. I’ve heard great things about Monica Murphy, so I’m hoping the other books are a little more entertaining with better romances.

Review | She and Her Cat by Makoto Shinkai and Naruki Nakagawa

“I love her face when she smiles. But it could be that her smile is a lie that she uses to hide her clenched teeth. I don’t understand why she cried. I can’t even say, “You’ll be all right.” But I will always be by your side. After all, I am your cat.” 4/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: stray cats, meals, bonds, paintings, friendships, territories and loving owners.

For fans of Mieko Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs and Murata Sayaka’s Earthlings, this Japanese bestseller from renowned anime director Makoto Shinkai features four inspirational and heartwarming vignettes following women and their cats in their quests for love and connection.

Lying alone on the edge of the sidewalk in an abandoned cardboard box, a nameless narrator contemplates the indifferent world around him. With his mother long gone, his only company is the sound of the nearby train. Just as he fears that the end is near, a young woman peers down at him, this fateful encounter changing their lives forever

So begins the first story in She and Her Cat, a collection of four interrelated, stream-of-conscious short stories in which four women and their feline companions explore the frailty of life, the pain of isolation, and the limits of communication.

With clever narration alternating between the cats and their owners, She and Her Cat offers a unique and sly commentary on human foibles and our desire for connection. A whimsical short story anthology unlike any other, it effortlessly demonstrates that even in our darkest, most lonesome moments, we are still united to this wonderous world—often in ways we could never have expected.

What a wholesome book! This was such a cute and beautiful story – but I’m probably biased because I love cats and stories about cats.

In this book, we follow the story of four cats and their owners. The book is divided into four parts, focusing on each cat and respective owner. The cool thing is that all of the stories are connected and they know and interact with each other!

What I really liked about this book is how the animals could “talk”. You can read their thoughts and their conversations with each other, but the humans in the story don’t understand them, they only hear them meow or bark. I thought this was a really cool thing about the story and it helped bring the animals’ perspectives to life!

I found this to be a very typical Japanese book in the sense that there’s a lot of depth to it. To be more specific, there are plenty of reflections on life, death, friendship, happiness and loneliness.

It’s a short book full of magical, wholesome (and even sad) moments. I would recommend this one!

Review | The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

“The forest did not scare her; rather, she wanted to be like it: ageless and impervious, cruel and beautiful. Death could not touch it.” 3.5/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: dead goats, maps, caring siblings, shovels, last names, threats, graves, old magic, adventures, curses and bone houses.

Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family, and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.

The risen corpses are known as “bone houses,” and legend says that they’re the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity. What is it that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good?

Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them deep into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the long-hidden truths about themselves.

This was a very typical YA fantasy stand alone with a strong heroine, and I’m not mad about it because that was exactly what I felt like reading! 

If I had to describe what “The Bone Houses” is about, I would say it’s mostly a book about family and death. You may think this would be a creepy book since the main character is a gravedigger and there are a lot of dead bodies just walking around, but it wasn’t. It was a fun read and full of magic and adventure!

I personally liked all the characters in this and I found them all lovable, but I especially loved the main characters Ryn and Ellis! I loved their dialogues and humor, but I also felt their grief and their pain. Also, there’s a slow burn (and subtle) romance between them, and you know me… I’m a sucker for romance. Ryn’s siblings were also a great addition to the story, and I loved how they were always there for their sister.

I thought it was entertaining and different, but it’s not a super memorable book. The message is beautiful though! Not the best book ever, but definitely not bad.

Recommendations | Need Some Books to Read at the Park? I’ve Got You Covered!

Hi friends!

I don’t know about you, but the warmer weather is starting to make a stronger appearance here where I live! And for me that’s great news, because now I’m taking a lot of nature walks and I’m spending a lot of time at the park… reading, of course!

I just feel like it’s difficult to top a relaxed afternoon with a cozy book on a park bench. Being outside gives me a lot of good energy, but doing that while reading also allows me to stay in tune with my introverted nature. It’s honestly such an amazing way of spending time for me, that I wish you would experience that feeling as well.

So today’s recommendation post is exactly that! Today I’m sharing with you some books that I think would be perfect to read outside, surrounded by nature on a sunny day. Here they are:

Have no fear, I have books for all of you readers according to genre! Let’s take a look at them individually:

1. On the Fence by Kasie West

For all of my YA lovers out there like myself, I have a great recommendation for you today. This is probably my favorite Kasie West book, and coincidentally, I think this would be perfect to read at the park! This is a very cute romance book featuring a tomboy lead who plays soccer, perfect if you love the “boy next door” and “brother’s best friend” tropes! I honestly love this so much, and I automatically thought of this book because they spend a lot of time outside doing outdoor activities. It’s fast paced and the romance will make you swoon! Definitely recommend this one if you love YA romance. You can find the synopsis below!


“For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.
To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can’t solve Charlie’s biggest problem: she’s falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.”

2. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

If you prefer adult romance, I would recommend “The Unhoneymooners” by the duo of writers Christina Lauren. I know a lot of people pick this up during the Summer because it’s a great beach read, but I can 100% say this has park read potential! You can check the synopsis below to see what the story is about, but I really like how fresh this story feels and the entire vacation atmosphere the book projects, so I thought I’d recommend this one to you. If you haven’t picked this up yet, I highly recommend you give this one a chance.


Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Ami, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.
Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.
Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of… lucky.

3. His & Hers by Alice Feeney

Don’t think I forget you, my fellow thriller fans! This is your park read, right here: “His & Hers” by Alice Feeney. I picked this thriller for today’s recommendation because it’s fast paced, intriguing and full of smart twists! But the main reason it’s because I also read this book outdoors and I remember how perfect and fitting it felt. The story is really good and the mystery is very well put together. You can read the synopsis below and see what it’s all about!


“There are two sides to every story: yours and mine, ours and theirs, His & Hers. Which means someone is always lying.
When a woman is murdered in Blackdown, a quintessentially British village, newsreader Anna Andrews is reluctant to cover the case. Detective Jack Harper is suspicious of her involvement, until he becomes a suspect in his own murder investigation. Someone isn’t telling the truth, and some secrets are worth killing to keep.
His & Hers is a twisty, smart, psychological thriller. A gripping tale of suspense, told by expertly-drawn narrators that will keep readers guessing until the very end.”

4. Ikigai by Héctor García & Francesc Miralles

For my non-fiction fans, I have a great park bench recommendation as well! I’ve also read “Ikigai” outside, but the difference this time is that I listened to the audiobook version while walking in nature, not sitting on a bench. I don’t know exactly what it is, but there’s something about this book that emanates really good and inspiring energy. You feel grounded and at peace while reading this, and I truly think it pairs very well with a sunny and relaxed afternoon at the park! You can check the synopsis below for more details!


“Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people.
What’s your ikigai?
“Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” —Japanese proverb
According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai—the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means that each day is infused with meaning. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. It’s also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there’s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they’ve found a real purpose in life—the happiness of always being busy.
In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds—one of the world’s Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and—their best-kept secret—how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn’t want to find happiness in every day?”

5. Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa

If you are looking for a literary fiction novel, I think this may be the perfect fit for you! This was the first book I have read in 2023 and I loved it. I don’t want to spoil the story for you, in case you don’t know what it’s about, but I recommend you to read the synopsis below to see if it’s a good fit for you. But even if you’re skeptical, I would still recommend you to try this because the story was very wholesome, heartbreaking (in a good way) and completely worth it. It’s also a fairly short book, so why not?


“Sentaro has failed. He has a criminal record, drinks too much, and his dream of becoming a writer is just a distant memory. With only the blossoming of the cherry trees to mark the passing of time, he spends his days in a tiny confectionery shop selling dorayaki, a type of pancake filled with sweet bean paste.
But everything is about to change.
Into his life comes Tokue, an elderly woman with disfigured hands and a troubled past. Tokue makes the best sweet bean paste Sentaro has ever tasted. She begins to teach him her craft, but as their friendship flourishes, social pressures become impossible to escape and Tokue’s dark secret is revealed, with devastating consequences.
Sweet Bean Paste is a moving novel about the burden of the past and the redemptive power of friendship. Translated into English for the first time, Durian Sukegawa’s beautiful prose is capturing hearts all over the world.”

And there you have it friends! I hope you found this recommendation post interesting and I hope you found yourself some new books to read. As usual, I’m always looking for book recommendations so let me know if you have any for me!

Thank you for taking the time to read this post! I hope you liked what I had to share with you today. I’ll see you in the next one! 🙂

Review | The Office BFFs by Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsley

“When you watch ‘The Office’ you are watching a group of people who are having fun and becoming good friends. We formed a deep bond with our castmates and crew during those nine years, and I think we passed that feeling on to our audience.” – 4.5/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: auditions, gossip, hair & makeup trailers, red carpets, improv, special guests, amazing catering, on-set accidents and behind the scenes stories.

An intimate, behind-the-scenes, richly illustrated celebration of beloved The Office co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey’s friendship, and an insiders’ view of Pam Beesly, Angela Martin, and the unforgettable cast of the hit series’ iconic characters. Featuring many never-before-seen photos.

  Receptionist Pam Beesly and accountant Angela Martin had very little in common when they toiled together at Scranton’s Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. But, in reality, the two bonded in their very first days on set and, over the nine seasons of the series’ run, built a friendship that transcended the show and continues to this day. Sharing everything from what it was like in the early days as the show struggled to gain traction, to walking their first red carpet—plus exclusive stories on the making of milestone episodes and how their lives changed when they became moms—The Office BFFs is full of the same warm and friendly tone Jenna and Angela have brought to their Office Ladies podcast.

This book was way better than I thought! I admit I picked this randomly without giving it much thought, but it turned out to be an amazing and fun reading experience. I was having so much fun that I ended up listening to the audiobook in a single day!

Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsley starred on the tv show “The Office” as Pam and Angela, and they became very close friends in real life (not in the tv show… not even close). They wrote this book together, and here they share their experiences on set and how they developed their close friendship.

I’m a big fan of “The Office” tv show for a number of different reasons. I love the dry humor, the comedic timing, the talented cast, the improv moments, Jim & Pam (or should I say Jam)… and the list goes on! So when I found this book existed, I quickly added it to my (endless and bottomless) TBR list. Now that I read it, I can tell you that I love it!

There are so many things I found out through this book that I would have never thought in a million years! But what I think what surprised me the most was to find out that the writers and producers had a very close relationship with the actors, and all of them participated and contributed with creative ideas, storylines and even personal experiences. This blew me away! It’s not very common to see that in other tv shows. There was a lot of room for the cast to improv and to make suggestions.

I never listened to their podcast “The Office Ladies”, but I might give it a try someday. According to other reviewers, a lot of what they shared in the book was already shared in the podcast.

I also really liked the guest appearances throughout the book! Rainn Wilson and Creed’s appearances were the best, in my humble opinion! I wish Steve apeared in a different way, but I was still happy to hear him with his small participation.

Needless to say this book is every fan’s dream! If you’re a fan of the show, this is a must read. I’m sure you will have a lot of fun reading it.

Review | The Maze Runner Files by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3.6)

“We can’t play God.
We can’t do this to kids.
You’re evil, I’m evil.
Everyone will die.
No matter what.
Let nature win.”
3/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: emails, secret files, old memories, trials and confidential conversations.

The Maze Runner Files is a 50+ page collection of classified records and concealed information from the world of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series. Lost emails between WICKED employees, memos meant to be destroyed after reading, and a selection of the Gladers suppressed memories make up this e-original short. These documents offer a unique glimpse of the world of The Maze Runner and are a must for any fan of The Maze Runner.

I don’t know exactly what I was expecting from this small novella, but I was sure it wouldn’t add too much to the story. And I was right. But what I didn’t expect was to find so many parts that were already published in previous books. And by that I mean the exact same paragraphs. 

There’s still some original content here, but I would say it’s about 50/50 of original and recycled material. Regarding the original content: I personally liked reading about Frypan’s memories and Minho’s phase 3 of the trials. For me, those were the best chapters I took from the novella.

I wanted to pick it up because I love this series, but in the end it’s not a very relevant novella for two reasons: it adds nothing to the story and has a lot of content already used before.

It is an okay read, but you can definitely skip this one.

Wrap-Up | What I Read in April 2023

Hello friends!

I hope you’re doing well! Today I’m bringing you my Wrap Up for the month of April. This month was a very good reading month and I was able to read a good amount of fun and romantic books! All the ratings for the books I read this past month are between the 3 and 4 stars tiers, so it was definitely a positive reading month for me!

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 8 books I read this past month:

  1. The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary: 3.25/5⭐
  2. The Maze Runner Files (The Maze Runner #3.6) by James Dashner: 3/5⭐
  3. The Thief Who Sang Storms by Sophie Anderson: 3.25/5⭐
  4. A Thousand Heartbeats by Kiera Cass: 4.5/5⭐
  5. Blade of Secrets (Bladesmith #1) by Tricia Levenseller: 4.5/5⭐
  6. Master of Iron (Bladesmith #2) by Tricia Levenseller: 4.25/5⭐
  7. Tudo o Que Nunca Fomos / Todo Lo Que Nunca Fuimos (Deja Que Ocurra #1) by Alice Kellen: 4.25/5⭐
  8. She and Her Cat by Makoto Shinkai and Naruki Nakagawa: 4/5⭐

As you can see it was a mixture of very average reads and really amazing reads! I started the month by reading “The Road Trip” by Beth O’Leary, and I have to say… I wasn’t super impressed. I think Beth O’Leary has great books, but this was only an okayish read for me.

Turns out, I was still missing a little novella book from the “Maze Runner” series. So this month I picked up “The Maze Runner Files”. It was an okay novella, but I wasn’t expecting to find so much “reused” material. And NOW I’m done with “The Maze Runner” series!

I also read the most recent middle grade book from Sophie Anderson, named “The Thief Who Sang Storms”. It wasn’t my favorite from her, but I really liked the strong message of the book and the fantasy world she built! I would still recommend this one, because I feel like this was just a case of personal preference.

One of the books I was most excited to read was the amazing “A Thousand Heartbeats” by Kiera Cass. And guys… it didn’t disappoint! This was everything I could have hoped for a Kiera Cass book! “The Selection” series is still my number one pick, but this one comes right after. It was so good! Is it weird that I kind of want to read it again? Lol.I’ve also read a YA fantasy duology I’ve wanted to read for a while now named “Bladesmith”! I’ve read both books from the duology this month (“Blade of Secrets” and “Master of Iron”) and I truly loved them! I highly recommend Tricia Levenseller’s books if you love YA fantasy. They’re always really short series or even standalones, so if you have commitment issues to lengthy series like I do, this is perfect for you!

I also went ahead and I started a book I was only planning on reading in May. I’m talking about the Spanish novel “Todo Lo Que Nunca Fuimos” by Alice Kellen, the first book in the contemporary romance duology “Deja Que Ocurra”. I read this very fast and I thought it was a good romance book… but I feel like I’ve read the same exact story before? Maybe in a Nicholas Sparks book? Still, the story was engaging and I felt like it was the perfect beach read!

Another great book I read was the Japanese novel “She and Her Cat”! This book follows four cats and their owners, but the cool part is that their stories intersect and they interact with each other. It was a little sad sometimes, but the wholesome story and “cat banter” was worth it!

As usual, I’ll be posting the reviews for these books soon!

What about you guys? How was your reading month? Let me know in the comments! Thank you for reading friends, I’ll catch you guys later!

TBR | May 2023

Hello friends!

I hope you’re doing well and you’re reading a lot! As usual, I’m bringing you my TBR list for the month of May. April was an amazing reading month, full of fun and romantic reads – you’ll read all about it in the upcoming Wrap Up post!

For this month, my TBR is going to consist of 2 audiobooks and 3 paperbacks. Two of the paperbacks form a duology, and the other paperback is a YA stand alone – but they’re all contemporary fiction. But not the audiobooks! One of the audiobooks is fantasy and the other is non-fiction. 

See them for yourself! Here are the books I’m planning on reading this next month:

  1. Lore by Alexandra Bracken
    We are starting strong with my first audiobook pick of my TBR. This is the fantasy book I was talking about! This was very popular a while ago, but I never had a chance to pick it up. Well, that ends in May! I don’t know a lot about the story itself – by my choice -, but this has been on my TBR for a very long time and now it’s time to finally listen to it!
  2. Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
    For this month I decided to pick up a book that has been on my shelf for a very long time! I’m talking about “Am I Normal Yet?” by Holly Bourne. I believe this is a YA romance book with a coming of age story, following a girl with OCD. I don’t gravitate towards YA books like this anymore because I feel like I’ve outgrown these coming of age stories, but I still want to read it since I bought it. We’ll see, fingers crossed!
  3. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
    Another book I don’t know much about – the only thing I know is the fact that this is a non-fiction book about Nature! I’m very excited about this one! I’m hoping to learn some things soon.
  4. Tudo o Que Nunca Fomos / Todo Lo Que Nunca Fuimos (Deja Que Ocurra #1) by Alice Kellen
    This is the first book of the contemporary romance duology I just told you about. It is a book written by a Spanish author, and as far as I know, this wasn’t translated to English. I bought it a while ago, because it was translated to Portuguese! I’ve had this for so long on my shelves, and I’m excited to finally read it!
  5. Tudo o Que Somos Juntos / Todo Lo Que Somos Juntos (Deja Que Ocurra #2) by Alice Kellen
    This is the second book of the duology I mentioned above! Hopefully I will be able to finish the entire duology in May.

Aaaand there you have it friends, my TBR list for May! As usual, I hope you liked this post! Let me know if you read any of these or if you have any recommendations for me. You know I’m always grateful for those!

Thank you for reading, have a great day!