Spell the month in books tag

Today I have decided to do another book tag, as the last one I did, my reading habits tag, was so fun to do, it’s one of my favorite posts. I’ve been on the hunt for another book tag to try and I came across an account doing this tag! I saw it here but the originally, the tag is from this blog, reviews from the stacks.

For this tag I’ve done a one or more books from my tbr for each letter, they are all quite popular so you’ve probably read some of them, if you have be sure to let me know which I should bump up to the top of my TBR. I thought it would be an easy tag to do but when trying to think of books for each letter my mind just went BLANK, so I did end up choosing to take the books from my tbr which I’m not that mad about. Another rule of this tag is that the initial articles ( like a, an, the) don’t count- this made it so much easier hahah! I’ll make sure to leave goodreads links for each book I discuss, as well as a quick summary. If you want the goodreads link just click on the title of each book!

M

My two books for the letter M are the Midnight Library by Matt Haig and Malibu rising by Tailor Jenkins Reid. I have not read either, both are high on my TBR though!

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

summary- In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting new novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place

From what I understand, this book follows our mc Nora who does not want to live. She ends up in a library between life and death, and in this librry are endless shelves filled with books that allow you to see how you would have lived if you had done things differently, essentially all the lives you COULD have lived. This whole concept seems so exciting and magical to me, though I cannot help but wonder if this idea of trying lots of different lives may make it a repetitive story line? I’ve seen so many raving reviews of this so I am sure it is going to be a deep, well written story and I cannot wait to see if it is worth the hype. I feel like I am months behind with this book as the book community has been raving about it since it came out last year, but it is definitely top of my TBR so I’ll get round to reading it soon!

Malibu Rising by Tailor Jenkins Reid

I’ve seen quite abit about this book, and I’m really intrigued to read it! Unfortunatly it is not published till June so going to have to wait till then, but from what I’ve seen it is one of the most anticipated releases of 2021! I have not read any of TJR’s stuff before but I’ve been hearing about her alot recently so perhaps I’ll read some of her previous books to see if I like her writing style, does anyone have any reccomendtions for her books?

summary- This book follows the Rivas, a dysfunctional family who are in the public eye, as famous models, surfers, photographers and as they are the kids of a legendary singer. Every year they hold an annual party, but this year none of them are looking forward to it. We are told that by the end of the night the house will go up in flames, and every chapter of this book gets closer and closer to midnight where it will all kick off. Through the build up we follow the unveiling of family secrets through the legendary annual end of summer party at the Rivas’ mansion.

This sounds SO exciting! I can’t explain the exact vibes I’m getting but they intrigue me so much- I cannot wait to read this! I love books where you are told about something that happens later in the plot and you get to follow the build up to this moment. Despite the slight predictability of this trope, I find books like this always end up becoming such a great, gripping, intense storys, as it never turns out exactly how it is pictured at the start. From the reviews I’ve read, I’ve gathered it is funny, tear worthy, and a right emotional journey! All I can say is on June the 1st you won’t catch me anywhere but sat with my kindle diving into this book.

A

Ace of spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Another top tbr book that’s coming out in June- first bit of June is going to be a few weeks of manic reading hahah! This one is a thriller, which I discovered was a favourite genre of mine last year, so I was excited when I heard fictionalfates talking about this on youtube.

summary-  Welcome to Niveus Private Academy, where money paves the hallways, and the students are never less than perfect. Until now. Because anonymous texter, Aces, is bringing two students’ dark secrets to light. Talented musician Devon buries himself in rehearsals, but he can’t escape the spotlight when his private photos go public. Head girl Chiamaka isn’t afraid to get what she wants, but soon everyone will know the price she has paid for power. Someone is out to get them both. Someone who holds all the aces. And they’re planning much more than a high-school game…

I am so excited for this! I love a good thriller mystery, but sometimes thrillers are too scary for me as I’m shit with scary things ( such a baby) , so I’m glad this is a YA as it will make it easier for me to read. The topics I’ve heard discussed with this book are intriguing, a deep dive into racism, private school community and hidden secrets, I love the idea of the whole mystery game that’s being played! I’ve heard this book also has good LGBTQ+ representation which is always a win.

R

Red, white and royal blue by Casey Mquiston

God I must look like such a book community newbie not having read any of these insanely popular books yet but here is yet another book that I am so excited to read! It is a gay romance following two royals, hence the red white blue, who are meant to be in a fake friendship but they inevitably fall in love.

summary: First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you? 

I have noticed that LGBTQ representation is missing from my reads, I cannot remember the last time I read a book with the main characters being queer, so when searching for some books with LGBT themes I came across this one! I have heard such good things about it and the majority of people seem to rave about Casey’s writing style which I am really excited to explore, as I saw they have another book coming out in June, One last stop, so if I enjoy this I can add that to my anticipated reads list. It’s been described as sweet, romantic, hilarious and emotional- everything I love to see in a romance book!

C

A Court of Thorns and roses by Sarah J Maas

I do genuinely feel like I am the only one who hasn’t read this series? I have seen it bloody everywhere and with the most recent one in the series ( A court of silver flames book 4) being released in February I have found I cannot escape it. To be fair though, fantasy is not my usual genre, infact I don’t really think I’ve read one for years, but I do want to try it out to see if it’s my thing- I feel like the communities for fantasy books look so friendly haha!

summary: Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price … Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever

Overall it looks like something very different from my usual contemporary fiction, romance and self development books, but it also sounds like a great, exciting plot and I have heard many great things about it. I’ve also heard this book isn’t as good as the rest of the series though so I guess I’ll have to judge that if I decide to read the whole series – which I probably will as I hate leaving series open!

H

Heartstopper by Alice Osman

I haven’t heard too much about this book but I spotted the cover on goodreads and just thought WOW. This one is another queer romance following two boys Charlie and Nick, two complete opposites ( I am such a sucker for an opposites attract trope haha) who become friends at first, and then lovers later. From what I’ve heart the main way to describe this book is pure! I love that and feel like I need some more pure romances in my reading list. People seem to be obsessed with charlie and nick and there is nothing I love more than a romance that everyone stans, I love when characters and relationships are easy to fall in love with, even if it ends up in me becoming wayy too emotionally invested.

summary: Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?

Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore. Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him.

They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…

I think there are also a few more books containing these characters so will be fun to explore those if I enjoy this book!


So that’s todays post! I hope you’re all doing well and hope you found some reading inspo if you are yet to read any of these! Let me know which ones I should read first and if there were any that you have opinions on, I’d love to hear if you think any of them are overhyped, as I do feel like all of them are largely popular!

Thanks for reading,

Mia

6 thoughts on “Spell the month in books tag”

  1. Excellent post and thanks for the link back to my blog! ❤ Some of these books are also on my TBR as the only one I've read is Red, White and Royal Blue, which I loved. Sarah Maas has been recommended to me more times than I can count and is high on my own list. I hope you enjoy all of these reads! 😀

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