May 1, 2020

May 2020 TBR

* What's this? Back to back posts? Yup! This happens every month. I love posting my TBRs and wrap-ups. It's basically just a big list with pictures and I LOVE making lists. To not do these would just be the saddest thing. And now I'm rambling.... hehe. oooookay, moving on. 





*This month I'm putting my focus on finishing up some of my outstanding series. Some of these series I've had on hold for years, others I started last month. Either way, I figured May would be a great month for a round-up of sorts. 


Books I hope to read in May:


The City of Tears by Kate Mosse

This is a new release for May (in the US) and I'm so excited. I really enjoyed The Burning Chambers and I'm excited to get back into the world. Mosse writes multi-generational historical fiction novels. The majority of which are set in medieval France in the time of the religious wars. They are some of my favorites.

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

I can't say I'm looking forward to these two books but I am looking forward to finishing up The Mortal Instruments series.

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

I'm sad but also excited to finish up the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. I love Audrey Rose and Thomas. Their relationship is one of my favorites. I was a little worried reading Escaping from Houdini but it seems like everything is going to be ok.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I liked Six of Crows for the most part. It was an ok book. I'm probably going to find that the duology could have been a stand-alone but I know Bardugo likes to drag things out so I'm prepared to be bored for most of the book. There is some small part of me that hopes this one will be better.

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Again, another book that I'm mildly interested in but since it's part of a duology and not a huge series I'm feeling good about it.

Diamond & Dawn by Lyra Selene

I read the first book Amber & Dusk back in 2018 and I really loved it. The magic system is really unique and I quite liked the main character. I can't wait to dive back into this world.

Citadel by Kate Mosse

This is the final book in Mosse's Languedoc trilogy. I read Labyrinth years ago and I absolutely loved it. The sequel, Sepulchre was equally enchanting and I'm very much looking forward to this one. The novels in this series are independent and don't have to be read in order so I'm curious to see what this one is about.

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

I read and loved The Gilded Wolves. I am looking forward to the sequel as well. It's been so long since I read The Gilded Wolves but I'm hoping I remember enough of it to understand what's going on in The Silvered Serpents. This one will release in September 2020.

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

This is another historical fiction that I'm really intrigued by. It follows different timelines so it has the multi-generational vibes that I love. I know it has something to do with the original Jewish Bible so that really has me interested. I must say that I've put reading this one off because it's an eBook. I just forget about them and I much prefer reading physical books.


New Releases:


Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

The sequel to Aurora Rising is out this month. It's one I've been looking forward to. I can't say that Aurora Rising was my favorite Jay and Amie book but it was definitely a good one. 

The Library of Legends by Janie Chang

The title alone has me interested in this one. The cover is also beautiful and I would really like to get my hands on a copy. 

The City of Tears by Kate Mosse

This book officially releases in the US this month. I received the eARC from Net Galley several months ago and I MUST read it this month. I don't think it's fair to Net Galley and the authors to request a book and not read it before it releases. That's the whole point of getting ARCs in the first place. That's why this book will be my first read for May. 😉

*I think that's it for my May tbr and the books I hope to buy this month. Let me know what you are reading below! I'd love to know. 

Happy reading,

Alicen