May TBR: let’s do some mood reading

May 1, 2020

Another new month means another new TBR!

The themes for this month’s TBR are…

  1. Moody May — come join us at Devour Your TBR on Goodreads while we focus on mood reading!

Aaaand that’s it! I’m totally devoting this month to Moody May by not making a TBR at all.

That said… this would be a pretty darn quick and boring post if I left it at that, so here are a few books I’m hoping I’ll be in the mood for this month:

  • SIDE NOTE: I’m adopting a new challenge for myself! From now on, every time I purchase a physical book (ebooks don’t count), I’m going to try to read it within ONE MONTH of hauling it! There’s not going to be any weird self-punishment for failing or anything, it’s just something I’d like to make myself more conscious of so I can stop buying things and letting them sit on my shelf for a long time. That’s why you’ll see the new “recent haul” code in the emoji key below!

? buddy/group reads | ? graphic novels/manga |
? poetry | ? audiobook | ? kindle unlimited |
? reread | ✨ review copy | ? recent haul

  • Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones ??
    I am so excited to revisit this series, though I might reread Book 1 first!
  • The Only Good Indians
    I’ve been so excited about this that I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet. I have a copy from BookishFirst, and you get bonus points for posting a review on release day, so that’s what I’m aiming for.
  • Take a Hint, Dani Brown
    Honestly, how have I not already read this?
  • The Mime Order ?
    This is… unofficially officially on my TBR, sort of? I’m supposed to buddy read this with Jules!
  • The Serpent’s Shadow ?
    Also unofficially officially on my TBR, since I’m buddy reading this with Ellyn. Shhh… I know I’m breaking the Moody May rules, but let me have this.

Leftover Reads from April:

What book on your TBR are you most excited to read this month?


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  • Reply Holly May 1, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Best of luck with your TBR! Happy May!

  • Reply H. R Phoenix, Author May 1, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Great collection of books you got there! Hope they all turn out fantastic and best of luck! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply Laura Beth May 1, 2020 at 10:46 am

    I’m excited to finish The Ocean at the End of the Lane!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 5, 2020 at 5:45 pm

      Oooh, I haven’t read that in such a long time! How are you liking it?

      • Reply Laura Beth May 5, 2020 at 6:37 pm

        I like it so far. Gaiman is a master storyteller!

  • Reply evelynreads1 May 1, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    I hope you have a great reading month!


  • Reply thebrowneyedbookworm May 1, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    That’s a fantastic tbr Destiny!!! I have my eyes on Take a Hint, Dani Brown, I just love her titles, and I’m excited to start it.

  • Reply Whimsically Meghan May 1, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    I’m going to be starting The Bone Season this month and I’m super excited since it’s been sitting on my shelf for 3 years ?
    I hope you have an amazing month! 🙂

  • Reply bookishluna May 1, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Looks like you have a wonderful reading plan! I really enjoyed the books I read from The Bone Season, I hope you do too. I really want to get to The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel.

    • Reply Bec @ bec&books May 4, 2020 at 12:02 am

      Good luck to your reading newly hauled books. I know it would never work for me haha. I really need to factor in the Devour you TBR themes into my own lists more. Next month I swear!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 5, 2020 at 5:47 pm

      Thank you! This was my second time reading TBS and I loved it even more. I can’t wait to finally pick up book 2! 😀 I hope you enjoy your reads this month!

  • Reply thewolfandbooks May 1, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Yesss for mood reading. I had to stop creating TBRs during this quarantine. I was too sad so I picked fun books over my typical dark, morally grey. haha.

    I’m about to reread The Bone Season! But closer to the end of the month. I read it for the first time 5-6 years ago before it was super popular. I’m glad I’m rereading it now that more people are discovering.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 5, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      Same on picking happy, fun books right now, lol! I can’t get into any of my sad, gloomy stuff and it bums me out a little. ? I hope you enjoy your reread! I loved it so much more this time.

  • Reply Ellyn May 1, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    I’m hoping to read Check, Please soon too! I can’t wait to continue our Riordan buddy read!
    Also, you’re seriously making me want to read The Bone Season!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 5, 2020 at 9:39 pm

      I think I’m gonna reread book 1 of Check Please before reading book 2! Lmk if you want to read them together! <3

      • Reply Ellyn May 6, 2020 at 2:15 am

        Ooh yes pls! Let me know when you’re about to pick them up and I’ll join you!

  • Reply Kal @ Reader Voracious May 1, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Yaaas for mood reading, I hope this month is filled with great reads for you! And I like the little challenge you have in place… after my impulse buying last month I probably need to implement something similar for myself.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 5, 2020 at 9:40 pm

      Thank youuuu! <3 So far, it's actually been super motivating because it makes me not want to buy much. ? I hope this month is full of amazing reads for you too, my love!

  • Reply Mrs. Ram Jam May 2, 2020 at 9:49 am

    I’m most excited to read The Bone Witch this month.

  • Reply Anonymous May 2, 2020 at 11:51 am

    I was hoping to read Red Sister for Wyrd & Wonder this month but it’s going to many weeks before the digital copy is available through my library. I did read Ghost Squad a few weeks ago – it’s a quick fun and spooky read. I have The Only Good Indians on my TBR so I’ll keep an eye out for your review

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