I’m here with another monthly reading list today. As always, this is much more of a guideline than a required reading list.
I love making a TBR every month even though I’m a mood reader because it’s my first go-to once I finish a book, I like to check this list to see if anything sounds good.
I have a secret…
I have a secret TBR that I’ll be starting this month for a video I’m hoping to post next month, but my lips are sealed!
There are lots of exciting books coming out this month and next month! These are the ARCs I’m planning on reading prior to release.
Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson
Release Date: 5/19
This adult contemporary romance is about adoptive mama’s boy/play boy Jesse who is trying to keep his mother’s knitting store open after she passes, even though his brothers want to close it. Jesse enlists the help of his childhood friend who is ak nitter and also happens to have feelings for him.
Beach Read by Emily Henry
Release Date: 5/19
There is SO much hype around this book and I 100% buy into it! This is a romance about two authors who go on a writing retreat at the beach and end up neighbors. It’s supposed to be super fun and swoony and I am so ready for it!
Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
Release Date: 5/26
This is an F/F romance between a showrunner and her assistant who get caught in a misunderstood compromising position by the media and they end up fake dating. I need more F/F romances in my life!
The Marriage Game by Sara Desai
Release Date: 6/9
Hello, beautiful cover! This is a hate-to-love romcom about an entrepreneur who is down on her luck, so her father sets her up in an office to start a business… and also sets her up on a series of blind dates. Little does she know, the office was also promised to a CEO of a company that is looking for a quiet office space. This seems like it could be a super cute, diverse novel.
There will be a lot of physical reading going on this month, so I’m not sure how many audiobooks I’ll be able to fit in. I’m playing it safe and adding only 4 this month!
Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz
My lovely friend Averie from AverieLovesBooks recently read this in a reading vlog and it literally brought her to tears. Both she and I suffer from chronic illnesses (different illnesses from one another) and the characters in this book also have chronic illnesses. That’s all I really need to know: that a good friend likes it and it has chronic illness rep. I will always support that!
Docile by K.M. Szpara
This sounds like it is a pretty polarizing read. I’ve seen a few people review this and everyone seems to have mixed reviews. From what I understand, this takes place in the future where people can sell themselves as personal slaves (to be used in any way) in exchange for eliminating all of their debts for their families. When they do this, they take a pill or get an injection that makes them docile and compliant. The main character in this story decides to do this without taking the injection.
Wolfsong (Green Creek #1) by TJ Klune
This book has been getting so much love for a really long time – and it’s been on my TBR for a long time as well. There seems to be a bit of a resurgence of love for this book over on BookTube lately, so when Audible had a recent member sale, I decided to finally buy it and I cannot wait! This is an M/M shifter romance that takes place over many years.
Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) by Laura Thalassa
I recently read Pestilence and War by this author, so when I saw this on sale over on Audible, I bought it without knowing what it is about. The only thing I know is that it is a new adult fantasy romance with fae.
I’m not entirely sure if I’ll be able to get to any physical books this month since I’ll be doing a lot of e-reading for my secret TBR and ARCs, but I do hope to finish at least one of these books. I try to read at least one book from my bookshelf each month, but I always aim for more!
Reborn Yesterday (Phenomenal Fate #1) by Tessa Bailey
The premise of this book has the makings of an epic romance and I need one in my life STAT. This is a vampire romance about a funeral home director who is working on a body that comes back to life. I believe this is a fated mates situation and I’m so here for it! Also, I really like Tessa Bailey.
Most of All You by Mia Sheridan
I love me some Mia Sheridan. This is supposed to be a super angsty contemporary romance with two characters with dark pasts.