May 2016 TBR

My summer break begins mid-May so I’m hoping to get caught up on my Goodreads challenge this month and finally read a bunch of books that have been on my TBR for a while. I have in this post five books I’m fairly certain I will be able to read this month, but I’m actually hoping I’m able to read at least ten. Friday I will be releasing my Intimidating TBR Pile which is also unofficially doubling as my Summer 2016 TBR, so hopefully I’ll manage to get to some of those as well. I want to leave it open for now though.


Library Books

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen | I started this book on May 1st before I went to sleep. It started off really promising. It’s set during WWII in Scotland and will involve the Loch Ness monster apparently so I’m really looking forward to getting further into the book. It’s by the same author who wrote Water for Elephants, which was another lovely period piece I read around the time the movie by the same name came out a few years ago.

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer | This is a book I was first introduced to on BookTube last fall I think. It’s nonfiction and written by a woman from the band the Dresden Dolls (which I actually kind of listened to my freshman year of high school). I’m hoping this will be an inspiring read. I’m someone who has had trouble asking for help when it comes to creative stuff because I’m naturally inclined to be as self-sufficient as possible. So I’m interested in learning what this book has to offer!

Owned Books

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | This will be a reread. I read it for the first time last fall and I unexpectedly became absolutely captivated by the story and this new world Sarah J. Maas created. I ended up ordering it in March so I’m really excited to finally get the chance to read it again during summer as I’m hoping it will inspire me to want to write again.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas | This sequel was in my Most Anticipated Releases of 2016 list and comes out finally on May 3, 2016. I actually just preordered it on Amazon today along with another book I’ve realized I need to own for my future studies. So I’m looking forward to reading it as soon as I can finish my reread of A Court of Thorns and Roses! I have a little bit of an idea of what will be happening in this book and I’m so excited!

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab | I started trying to read this book in March, I believe, and had to set it down because I was just not that interested in reading it at the time. I don’t feel a desire to reread the first book before I get to this one, I just think that I need to be in the right mood to enjoy this book fully so I don’t want to force myself to read it prematurely. I am getting more and more excited to read it now though!

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