#5OnMyTBR – Pink Cover

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook where you chose five books from your to-be-read pile that fit that week’s theme. If you’d like more info, head over to the announcement post!

Hello, reader!

It’s time for another 5 On My TBR and this one I really had to search my TBR to fulfill, haha. That’s because the theme this week is books with pink covers. I, apparaently, don’t have a ton of pink books on my TBR. Honestly, it’s mostly black/blue/white! But, after scouring my Want to Read shelf on Goodreads, I finally found five books that I’m eager to read and have pink hues.

So, without further ado, let’s get to the list!

#1. The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

I’m a little mad at myself for having not read this yet. I was so hyped when it came out and then I just… never picked it up. I even pre-ordered it! But this sapphic story about two girls running competing henna businesses for a school project is something that sounds like I would love it. I’m going to have to make this one a priority in 2022!

#2. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Yeaaaahhhh. I’ve owned this book for, um, awhile. And I have had every intention of picking it up! It always seems to keep being pushed further down my list as other books (read: fantasy books) capture my interest. I do want to read this romance featuring the son of the President of the United States and a literal prince and I think the hype has calmed down enough that I won’t go into it with my expectations too high.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: Apr 15, 2020

Image by Tressa @ Wishful Endings

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme where you get to flail about whatever upcoming book you’re excited to read. Though it is generally a new release, it certainly can be any book that’s on your TBR! This meme is currently hosted by Wishful Endings and it’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Hello, readers!

Ya girl is struggling with her O.W.L.s, y’all. Which means I haven’t been reading as much as I should be and an still dragging my way through The Heart’s Invisible Furies. Which means, instead of a WWW Wednesday, I’m bringing you a Can’t Wait Wednesday! Mixing it up. Keeping it fresh.

(S T R U G G L I N G)

Alright, there are a lot of books coming out in 2020 that I can’t wait to get my greedy little paws on. I decided to go with one that I’ve wanted to read since I learned it was a Thing back in 2019. Want some hints?

  • It’s a YA contemporary 📚
  • It involves a school competition 🎒
  • It’s sapphic! 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩
  • And it comes out May 12th 📅

Any guesses? My book for this Can’t Wait Wednesday is…

Goodreads Synopsis:

“When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses.
When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants—as long as she isn’t herself. Because Muslim girls aren’t lesbians. Nishat doesn’t want to hide who she is, but she also doesn’t want to lose her relationship with her family. And her life only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life.

Flávia is beautiful and charismatic and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flávia and Nishat choose to do henna, even though Flávia is appropriating Nishat’s culture. Amidst sabotage and school stress, their lives get more tangled—but Nishat can’t quite get rid of her crush on Flávia, and realizes there might be more to her than she realized.”

Publication Date: May 12th, 2020

Pre-order links: Indiebound::Bookshop::TBD::B&N::Amazon

Why I’m Excited:

This just sounds like it’s going to be amazing. It kinda has enemies-to-lovers vibes, though “enemies” is probably a strong word. I’m always here for a contemporary with a little social commentary, as well. I think this will be cute and it will probably hurt my heart and I am READY.

What book are you excited to finally read? Did you do your own Can’t Wait Wednesday post? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

Tag: Anonymous Bookaholics

Anonymous Bookaholics Book Tag

Hello, readers!

It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in a bookish tag, hasn’t it? I feel like it has been and I came across the perfect tag. Caffeinated Fae’s blog was featured as #blogoftheday by @TheWriteReads and she was doing the Anonymous Bookaholics Book Tag. I loved her answers and I loved the questions, so I decided to join in on the fun! By the way, you can find her answers here and maybe give her a follow while you’re there 😉

#1. What do you like about buying new books?

Pretty much everything, if I’m being honest. I love the smell of new books. I love flipping through the book for the first time and hearing the sound of the pages. I love looking at the title page and knowing I will be the first person to love that particular book (hopefully). It’s just such a wonderful feeling to have a beautiful new world to discover.

#2. How often do you buy new books?

At least once a month since I’m a member of Book of the Month Club. If I’m not controlling my spending, then I buy several a month. Because I have a problem. Though I suppose that’s not terrible considering some of the book hauls I’ve seen on Booktube!

#3. Bookstore or online book shopping: which do you prefer?

Most definitely bookstores! I could hang out in a bookstore for hours and never get bored. I love the smell and the ambiance and just being surrounded by all that potential. And there’s usually a cafe where I can sit and read in silence while enjoying some kind of pastry. Ugh, I live for those little moments!

#4. Do you have a favorite bookshop?

I sure do! I absolutely love Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts. It’s such a wonderful, indie bookstore that has a wide selection of all kinds of books. I think my favorite thing about them is that they have a used bookstore in the basement! I got a bind-up of The Chronicles of Narnia for like 7 bucks! They have fantastic author events, as well. And they give you cute store bookmarks with every purchase and, as a person who often misplaces her bookmarks, I really appreciate it.

#5. Do you pre-order books?

Honestly, I used to not pay enough attention to book releases to get in on pre-orders. I would just stumble across books in the bookstore or on Goodreads and be like “Ohhh, I want that!” In the last couple of years, though, I’ve been paying more attention and my amount of pre-orders has gone up. I tend to only pre-order books I am absolutely dying to read, so I still keep it to a minimum.

#6. Do you have a monthly buying limit?

When I’m not on a book buying ban? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, nooooo. Because I have no self-control.

Which is why I’m currently on a book buying ban 😬 Perhaps I should give myself a limit so I can still feed the need but not go as crazy as I used to. Moderation is key!

#7. How big is your wish list?

Ya know, not as many as you would think. Well… if we’re just talking about my Amazon wish list. The wish list in my head is a mile long 😂 I just want to read all the books!

#8. Which three books from your wish list do you wish to own right now?

All three of these books aren’t out yet, but I YEARN FOR THEM! I cannot wait to read all three!

If you would like to participate, consider yourself tagged! Let me know about all your book buying habits!

And, as always, happy reading!

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2020 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish back in June 2010. It is currently hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and, as is stated on the blog, it was “born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”

We’ve come to another Tuesday and today, we are anticipating Spring! I’m overly ready for the warm weather, the budding plants, and the sunshine. And, of course, I’m ready for the books!

This Spring, however, is a weird one, with the coronavirus looming over all of us. It’s especially a weird one for any authors that have books coming out from now until June! So I decided to highlight those ten of those books for my TTT. I’ll also leave a link to their Indiebound pages, as well, because our independent bookstores need some love during this crisis, too 💕

Alright, let’s get to my list!

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