May TBR: A little mood reading, a few TBR jars…

The themes this month are…

  1. Moody May — all month

That’s it! I’m not planning to sign up for any readathons or other reading challenges besides whatever we might host in the Unexpected Readathon Time group on GR.

You can view a Goodreads shelf of my entire month’s TBR here! (Not this month, because it’s MOODY MAY!)

Now, on to my TBR!

Moody May means no normally scheduled TBR!


Try a Chapter Winner:


  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway — Ruth Ware


Leftover from April:

(yikes, lol)

  • Sorcery of Thorns — Margaret Rogerson
  • Dead Until Dark — Charlaine Harris (reread) 
  • Godsgrave — Jay Kristoff
  • In Darkness, Delight — anthology
  • New Orleans Rush — Kelly Siskind
  • The Name of the Wind — Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Right Swipe — Alisha Rai
  • Decluttering at the Speed of Life — Dana K. White
  • The Foxhole Court — Nora Sakavic
  • A Girl Like Her — Talia Hibbert (reread)


Upcoming ARC Releases:

Normally, here is where I’d list any ARCs coming out in the next 4-5 weeks, but since it’s Moody May, I’m doing something a little bit different. I’ve made an ARC-specific TBR jar that only includes titles of ARCs for this month! I color coded them into the 5 paper colors I had handy:

  1. GREEN = important, high priority, very anticipated
  2. ORANGE = overdue
  3. PINK = quick reads (graphic novels, short romance, novellas, etc.)
  4. BLUE = misc. print titles
  5. YELLOW = misc. ebook titles

Since reading my ARCs based solely on their release dates clearly isn’t working well for me lately, I’m hoping using this little TBR jar will help!moonsdivider

Library Loans:

I went a little wild a week or two back and put a TON of graphic novels on hold through our statewide library system. 😖😂 What hasn’t already come in, is already in transit and will arrive within a week or two, so I’m going ahead and listing everything here, with a genre emoji key for anyone curious:

💀 horror
💗 romance
🧙‍♂️ fantasy & scifi
💃 contemporary
🕵️‍♀️ mystery
📜 nonfiction


Monthly Goals

  • previous month’s goals:
    • read nothing but ARCs ❌
    • go on an ARC requesting ban ❌
    • post more reviews 🤷‍♀️ (it was the exact same number as the month before!)
  1. Focus on mood reading and using my TBR jar to hopefully kick my slump!
  2. Clear out my “RTC” (review to come) shelf on Goodreads!
  3. Read at least three (3) overdue ARCs and review them!


What books on your May TBR are you most excited to read?


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