2022 Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Friends, where has 2022 gone? This summer heat is killing me. I already want it to be winter, but that would mean the end of the year and I am definitely not ready for that. I am barely ready for this mid-year book freak out tag. I read more books this first half of the year than I’ve read in a long time. I am currently on schedule to read more books than I’ve read in like ten years (also I’ve been on Goodreads for this long?!). That is if I don’t end up in a terrible slump. I’ve been flirting with periods of slumpiness though. This first reading half of the year has been largely defined by comfort reads. I haven’t picked up much fantasy, but I have been devouring romance and manga. Both of which bring me such joy and I suppose that is why I’ve had so much fun reading this year. I am hoping to pick up more fantasy in this latter part of the year as well as horror. I’ve been neglecting both genres and I just feel like I am missing out on so many books as a result. With all that behind said, let’s take a look at reads from the first half of the year. Covers below are linked to Goodreads.

For those unfamiliar, this tag was created many years ago by booktubers Read Like Wildfire and Earl Grey Books.

1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2022?

I am actually on schedule to have more five-star reads than like any other year. I’ve picked up so many amazing reads, it’s almost overwhelming. But if I am going to choose one book for this question, I am going with Sonora Reyes’s The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School. This book felt in many ways like a cathartic read. It was heartbreaking and emotional, but had some of the sweetest moments between characters. I really became attatched to Yami and her brother, Cesar, especially.

2. Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2022?

I enjoyed Sonali Dev’s Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors, but Recipe for Persuasion, the second book in this romance series felt like it was written especially for me. Although P&P remains my favorite Jane Austen novel, I don’t think anything beats a great Persuasion retelling.

3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To?

Uh…there are so many! I don’t even like to think about all the books I’ve bought this year that I haven’t gotten to. One book high on my TBR is Claribel A. Ortega’s Witchlings. I adored Ghost Squad and have been really looking forward to this second middle grade novel by them. I just know it’s going to be incredibly enchanting.

4. Most Anticipated Release For Second Half of 2022?

Surprisingly there aren’t a ton of books I’m looking forward to the second half of the year. Hopefully means that I won’t be spending an absurd amount of money on books (This is all a lie. This is future Alicia editing this and past Alicia didn’t know what she was talking about. She has a ton of books on her TBR for the second half of 2022). One book I am really looking forward is Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s The Daughter of Doctor Moreau. I know this is a surprise to no one. I actually have an eARC of this one and will be picking it up in the next week or two (about to start this one tonight).

5. Biggest Disappointment?

I had a few lackluster reads, but none that really stand out to me as big disappointments. They just ended up being pretty average and I can see other people enjoying them more than me, so…

6. Biggest Surprise?

I honestly feel like a little kid discovering reading for the first time when it comes to manga. There are just so many stories out there that I have yet to discover and I am having a blast doing so. That being said, Kamome Shirahama’s Witch Hat Atelier has absolutely put a spell on me. I am utterly enthralled by it and can’t wait to continue the series.

7. Favorite New Author?

I am going to highlight two romance novelists that I picked up for the first time this year. I absolutely loved Denise William’s The Fastest Way to Fall and Alexis Daria’s You Had Me at Hola. Both of these books were just so good and they will probably not be the only books I pick up from these authors this year.

8. Newest Fictional Crush?

Claire Kann has become one of my favorite authors. Her recent release, The Romantic Agenda, was such a delight. My crush on the leading man, Fox, can only be rivaled by my love for the leading lady, Joy.

9. Newest Favorite Character?

Tatsuya Endo’s Spy x Family has been such a fun reading experience, so I am going to go with the entire Forger family for this question. Loid, Anya, and Yor all have their individual charms, but together they make such an elegant family.

10. Book That Made You Cry?

I probably cried while reading about half a dozen books this year, but one that stands out is Sonora Reyes’s The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School. I mentioned that reading it felt cathartic and sometimes this includes tears.

11. Book That Made You Happy?

Can a book that made you feel pain also make you happy? The answer is an astounding yes. Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass is such a gem of a novel and it made me realize how enjoyable Persuasion retellings can be.

12. Favorite Book To Movie Adaptation You Saw This Year?

The Ms. Marvel adaptation is making me so happy. I am having a blast watching this one and it’s kind of making me want to revisit the comics.

13. Favorite Review You’ve Written This Year?

Lol, I’ve been so bad at writing reviews this year. I don’t know what it is, but hopefully I can do better in the latter part of the year. My review of Recipe for Persuasion didn’t completely suck, so I guess I’ll go with that one. You can read it here.

14. Most Beautiful Book You Bought So Far This Year?

Sue Lynn Tan’s Daughter of the Moon Goddess has one of the most beautiful book covers I’ve ever seen. I haven’t read it yet, but I have no doubt it’s just as lovely as the cover.

 

15. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of The Year?

I already mentioned one ARC I need to get to, but I also have Francesca Padilla’s What’s Coming to Me on my ARC list. This one comes out in August, so I better get to it soon. I am also hoping to shake off this fantasy slump so I can get to Rebecca Roanhorse’s Fevered Star. Though it does scare me a little bit.

What’s your favorite book of 2022 so far? What book are you most looking forward to reading before the end of the year? Leave me a link in the comments to your own Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag post, so I can visit.

Book Lists: Favorite Queer Books by Latinx Authors

Hello, friends, I hope this month is going well for you and you are picking up some wonderful queer books this Pride Month. Today on the blog, I am sharing fifteen of my favorite queer books by Latinx authors. This is a really important list for me being a part of the Latinx community, I know all too well how bigoted people in this community can be and I also know how valuable these books are for those looking for queer Latinx representation. If you are looking to diversify your Pride Month TBR (and beyond), I highly recommend all of these. This list was originally ten books long, but I had to add more because so many of these had a big impact on me and I could not leave them off this list. I also had the pleasure of adding my first read for Pride Month to this list. Sonora Reyes’s The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School helped me kick off this month with one of the most touching stories I’ve ever read. Covers below are linked to Goodreads.

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1. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

“To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.”

2. Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno

“Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat.

But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about.

As her college decision looms, Rosa collides – literally – with Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?”

3. The Resolutions by Mia Garcia

“New Years are for fresh starts, but Jess just wants everything to go back to the way it was.

From hiking trips, to four-person birthday parties, to never-ending group texts, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora have always been inseparable—and unstoppable. But now, with senior year on the horizon, they’ve been splintering off and growing apart. And so, as always, Jess makes a plan.

Reinstating their usual tradition of making resolutions together on New Year’s Eve, Jess adds a new twist: instead of making their own resolutions, the four friends assign them for each other—dares like kiss someone you know is wrong for you, show your paintings, learn Spanish, say yes to everything.

But not even the best laid plans can take into account the uncertainties of life. As the year unfolds, Jess, Ryan, Nora, and Lee each test the bonds that hold them together. And amid first loves, heart breaks, and life-changing decisions, beginning again is never as simple as it seems.”

4. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

“In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.

A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella Especially Heinous, Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naively assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgangers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes.

Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.”

5. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

“In his twisty, heartbreaking, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debut, Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx.

In the months following his father’s suicide, sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto can’t seem to find happiness again, despite the support of his girlfriend, Genevieve, and his overworked mom. Grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist won’t let him forget the pain. But when Aaron meets Thomas, a new kid in the neighborhood, something starts to shift inside him. Aaron can’t deny his unexpected feelings for Thomas despite the tensions their friendship has created with Genevieve and his tight-knit crew. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound happiness, he considers taking drastic actions. The Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-altering procedure will straighten him out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is.

Why does happiness have to be so hard?”

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6. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

“Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin.

The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…”

7. The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante

“Seventeen-year-old Marisol Morales and her little sister Gabi are detainees of the United States government. They were caught crossing the U.S. border, to escape the gang violence in their country after their brother was murdered. When Marisol learns that the old family friend who had offered them refuge in America has died and they are going to be sent home, they flee.

They hitchhike, snagging a ride with an unassuming woman who agrees to drive them to New Jersey, but when Marisol wakes up in D.C. she learns the woman is actually a government agent. Indranie Patel has a proposal for Marisol: she wants Marisol to be a Grief Keeper, someone who will take another’s grief into their body. It’s a dangerous experimental study, but if Marisol agrees she and Gabi will be allowed to stay in the United States. If the experiment fails the girls will be sent home, which is a death sentence. Things become more complicated when Marisol meets Rey, the wealthy daughter of a D.C. Senator, and the girl she’s helping to heal. Marisol likes Rey’s short hair and sarcastic attitude. But she didn’t expect the connection from their shared grief to erupt into a powerful love.

Suddenly being forced from the United States isn’t just a matter of life and death, but a matter of the heart.”

8. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Love grows such strange things.

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.

The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.”

9. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

“At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children. Both paths promise a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class.

Daniela Vargas is the school’s top student, but her pedigree is a lie. She must keep the truth hidden or be sent back to the fringes of society.

And school couldn’t prepare her for the difficult choices she must make after graduation, especially when she is asked to spy for a resistance group desperately fighting to bring equality to Medio.

Will Dani cling to the privilege her parents fought to win for her, or will she give up everything she’s strived for in pursuit of a free Medio—and a chance at a forbidden love?”

10. By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery

“On the day Torrey officially becomes a college freshman, he gets a call that might force him to drop out before he’s even made it through orientation: the bee farm his beloved uncle Miles left him after his tragic death is being foreclosed on.

Torrey would love nothing more than to leave behind the family and neighborhood that’s bleeding him dry. But he still feels compelled to care for the project of his uncle’s heart. As the farm heads for auction, Torrey precariously balances choosing a major and texting Gabriel—the first boy he ever kissed—with the fight to stop his uncle’s legacy from being demolished. But as notice letters pile up and lawyers appear at his dorm, dividing himself between family and future becomes impossible unless he sacrifices a part of himself. “

11. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

“Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…

In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.

Separated by distance—and Papi’s secrets—the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.

And then, when it seems like they’ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each other.”

12. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

“Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him.

When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.

However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened and tie up some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.”

13. One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

ISN’T BEING HUMAN ENOUGH?

When teen social activist and history buff Kezi Smith is killed under mysterious circumstances after attending a social justice rally, her devastated sister Happi and their family are left reeling in the aftermath. As Kezi becomes another immortalized victim in the fight against police brutality, Happi begins to question the idealized way her sister is remembered. Perfect. Angelic.

One of the good ones.

Even as the phrase rings wrong in her mind—why are only certain people deemed worthy to be missed?—Happi and her sister Genny embark on a journey to honor Kezi in their own way, using an heirloom copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book as their guide. But there’s a twist to Kezi’s story that no one could’ve ever expected—one that will change everything all over again.”

14. Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa

“Julián Luna has a plan for his life: Graduate. Get into UCLA. And have the chance to move away from Corpus Christi, Texas, and the suffocating expectations of others that have forced Jules into an inauthentic life.

Then in one reckless moment, with one impulsive tweet, his plans for a low-key nine months are thrown—literally—out the closet. The downside: the whole world knows, and Jules has to prepare for rejection. The upside: Jules now has the opportunity to be his real self.

Then Mat, a cute, empathetic Twitter crush from Los Angeles, slides into Jules’s DMs. Jules can tell him anything. Mat makes the world seem conquerable. But when Jules’s fears about coming out come true, the person he needs most is fifteen hundred miles away. Jules has to face them alone.

Jules accidentally propelled himself into the life he’s always dreamed of. And now that he’s in control of it, what he does next is up to him.”

15. The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes

“Sixteen-year-old Yamilet Flores prefers to be known for her killer eyeliner, not for being one of the only Mexican kids at her new, mostly white, very rich Catholic school. But at least here no one knows she’s gay, and Yami intends to keep it that way.

After being outed by her crush and ex-best friend before transferring to Slayton Catholic, Yami has new priorities: keep her brother out of trouble, make her mom proud, and, most importantly, don’t fall in love. Granted, she’s never been great at any of those things, but that’s a problem for Future Yami.

The thing is, it’s hard to fake being straight when Bo, the only openly queer girl at school, is so annoyingly perfect. And smart. And talented. And cute. So cute. Either way, Yami isn’t going to make the same mistake again. If word got back to her mom, she could face a lot worse than rejection. So she’ll have to start asking, WWSGD: What would a straight girl do?

Told in a captivating voice that is by turns hilarious, vulnerable, and searingly honest, The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School explores the joys and heartaches of living your full truth out loud.”

Have you read any of these? Are any on your TBR? Which queer book by a Latinx author is your favorite? Let’s discuss in the comments!

Book Lists: Pride Month TBR

Happy Pride Month, friends! In celebration, I will be picking up queer books all month long. I am a little nervous about making this TBR list. I have been a very moody reader this year and have gone through phases where I can’t pick up a certain genre, can’t read a physical book, or can’t handle any audiobooks. But I really wanted to make a TBR for Pride Month, so here we are. I am keeping this list pretty short just in case I end up being in the mood for something different. My main goal is to reach for these first this month. I have already started Sonora Reyes’s The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School (and it is soooo good!), so I’m off to a good start. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. The Romantic Agenda by Claire Kann

Joy is in love with Malcolm.
But Malcolm really likes Summer.
Summer is in love with love.
And Fox is Summer’s ex-boyfriend.

Thirty, flirty, and asexual Joy is secretly in love with her best friend Malcolm, but she’s never been brave enough to say so. When he unexpectedly announces that he’s met the love of his life—and no, it’s not Joy—she’s heartbroken. Malcolm invites her on a weekend getaway, and Joy decides it’s her last chance to show him exactly what he’s overlooking. But maybe Joy is the one missing something…or someone…and his name is Fox.

Fox sees a kindred spirit in Joy—and decides to help her. He proposes they pretend to fall for each other on the weekend trip to make Malcolm jealous. But spending time with Fox shows Joy what it’s like to not be the third wheel, and there’s no mistaking the way he makes her feel. Could Fox be the romantic partner she’s always deserved?”

2. The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw

“A diverse team of broken, diminished former criminals get back together to solve the mystery of their last, disastrous mission and to rescue a missing and much-changed comrade… but they’re not the only ones in pursuit of the secret at the heart of the planet Dimmuborgir. The highly-evolved AI of the universe have their own agenda and will do whatever it takes to keep humans from ever controlling the universe again. This band of dangerous women, half-clone and half-machine, must battle their own traumas and a universe of sapient ageships who want them dead, in order to settle their affairs once and for all. 

Cassandra Khaw’s debut novel is a page-turning exploration of humans and machines that is perfect for readers of Ann Leckie, Ursula Le Guin, and Kameron Hurley.”

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3. Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie

A teen girl navigates friendship drama, the end of high school, and discovering her queerness in Ophelia After All, a hilarious and heartfelt contemporary YA debut by author Racquel Marie.

Ophelia Rojas knows what she likes: her best friends, Cuban food, rose-gardening, and boys – way too many boys. Her friends and parents make fun of her endless stream of crushes, but Ophelia is a romantic at heart. She couldn’t change, even if she wanted to.

So when she finds herself thinking more about cute, quiet Talia Sanchez than the loss of a perfect prom with her ex-boyfriend, seeds of doubt take root in Ophelia’s firm image of herself. Add to that the impending end of high school and the fracturing of her once-solid friend group, and things are spiraling a little out of control. But the course of love–and sexuality–never did run smooth. As her secrets begin to unravel, Ophelia must make a choice between clinging to the fantasy version of herself she’s always imagined or upending everyone’s expectations to rediscover who she really is, after all.”

4. The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes

“Sixteen-year-old Yamilet Flores prefers to be known for her killer eyeliner, not for being one of the only Mexican kids at her new, mostly white, very rich Catholic school. But at least here no one knows she’s gay, and Yami intends to keep it that way.

After being outed by her crush and ex-best friend before transferring to Slayton Catholic, Yami has new priorities: keep her brother out of trouble, make her mom proud, and, most importantly, don’t fall in love. Granted, she’s never been great at any of those things, but that’s a problem for Future Yami.

The thing is, it’s hard to fake being straight when Bo, the only openly queer girl at school, is so annoyingly perfect. And smart. And talented. And cute. So cute. Either way, Yami isn’t going to make the same mistake again. If word got back to her mom, she could face a lot worse than rejection. So she’ll have to start asking, WWSGD: What would a straight girl do?

Told in a captivating voice that is by turns hilarious, vulnerable, and searingly honest, The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School explores the joys and heartaches of living your full truth out loud.”

5. Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

In this young adult novel by award-winning author Anna-Marie McLemore, two non-binary teens are pulled into a magical world under a lake – but can they keep their worlds above water intact?

Everyone who lives near the lake knows the stories about the world underneath it, an ethereal landscape rumored to be half-air, half-water. But Bastián Silvano and Lore Garcia are the only ones who’ve been there. Bastián grew up both above the lake and in the otherworldly space beneath it. Lore’s only seen the world under the lake once, but that one encounter changed their life and their fate.

Then the lines between air and water begin to blur. The world under the lake drifts above the surface. If Bastián and Lore don’t want it bringing their secrets to the surface with it, they have to stop it, and to do that, they have to work together. There’s just one problem: Bastián and Lore haven’t spoken in seven years, and working together means trusting each other with the very things they’re trying to hide.”

Have you read any of these? Which books are you planning to read this Pride Month? Let’s discuss in the comments!

Monthly Wrap-Up: May ’22

Friends, I read thirteen books in May. Thirteen! I can’t remember the last time I read so much and even though a big portion of it was manga, I’m still going to celebrate. I still haven’t shaken off my fantasy slump, but have a couple of SFF reads that I am eyeing for my TBR for Pride Month (should go up in the next day or two). I decided to take it easy this May in terms of blogging, so I didn’t post much. That should change in June as I did manage to come up with a variety of ideas to close out the first half of the year. The first half of the year! I am kind of terrified by the fact that the year is going this fast. Make it stop.

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Favorite Book This Month:

This is a really hard question for this month’s reads. I read a lot of good books and could probably have picked a couple of others for this spot, but in the end, I am going with A Pho Love Story by Loan Le. This was a nearly perfect YA romance and if you are looking for a great summer read, I would highly recommend it. Cover linked to Goodreads.

Least Favorite Book This Month:

No book received lower than three stars from me.

Other Books I Read This Month:

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✿ Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman

✿ Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

✿ Spy x Family, Vol. 2 by Tatsuya Endo

✿ Spy x Family, Vol. 3 by Tatsuya Endo

✿ You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

✿ The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas

✿ Join the Club, Maggie Diaz by Nina Moreno

✿ Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado

✿ A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 1 by Makoto Hagino

✿ Heartstopper: Volume Two by Alice Oseman

✿ Spy x Family, Vol. 4 by Tatsuya Endo

✿ Spy x Family, Vol. 5 by Tatsuya Endo

Reviews Posted:

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Notable Blog Posts:

Top Ten Tuesday: 2020 Books I Was Excited to Get But Haven’t Read – Called myself out with this post. Feel free to bully me about any of these titles.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Nonsensical Reasons Why I Love Being a Bookworm – I had such a blast putting this list together. Here are ten reasons that I love being a bookworm and I’m sure you will all agree.

What I Watched/Am Watching:

Spy x Family – I wanted to read more volumes of the manga before diving into the anime, so I am not too far into this one. I am adoring it so far. Apart from this, I am kind of stuck in a rut when it comes to shows. I haven’t really gotten deep into anything, but have watched a lot of first episodes. Still searching for what will become my next obsession.

June Releases I’m Excited For:

(Covers linked to Goodreads.)

What have you been watching lately? What was your favorite read in May? Let’s talk in the comments and be sure to leave a link to your own wrap-up post, so I can visit!