I can’t believe it’s already time again to go through my seasonal TBR and look at what I actually read and what I didn’t get to. This time around I didn’t do too badly—I’m half and half which is definitely not the worst I’ve ever done. So let’s jump in.
What I Read
Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
We’re off to a good start already! This was the book on this TBR that I had owned the longest, so pretty happy with myself for getting to it in March. I really enjoyed it—it’s a cute romance and it was nice to be back in the world of Julia Quinn.
The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni
I went into the Prison Healer with very high expectations because Lynette Noni is a beloved Aussie YA author and this would be my first book of hers. Unfortunately, I DNFed it even though I did make it 250 pages in. For me, it felt like the book was trying to do too much and it just didn’t work for me.
Recitatif by Toni Morrison
Unfortunately, this was another I decided to take off my TBR. I had an audiobook of this from Libro.fm, but within the first few minutes of the story there was some pretty horrific ableism and I’m sorry but I’m not going to read that from anyone, not even Toni Morrison.
Wicked Games by Kel Carpenter
Would you look at me getting to both the audio and eBook pick? I read Wicked Games in mid-April and really enjoyed it. This was a sequel so I don’t really have too much to say here other than it was a nice quick read and I had fun with it!
For The Wolf by Hannah Whitten
I managed to sneak this one in last week after having not read anything from this list since finishing Wicked Games in mid-April, so pretty happy I managed to do that. I really enjoyed this. I love a book with a great atmospheric feel to it, and this certainly had that. I’m super excited to get to the sequel soon as well.
What I Didn’t
A Pack of Vows and Tears by Olivia Wildenstein
So I did start this one and made it a decent chunk of the way through, but there was some sort of triggering and intense stuff happening and it just wasn’t the time for me. I’m hoping I’ll get to finish it next month.
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
I really, really wanted to get to this. I even almost picked it up a few times but got waylaid reading other things. I’ve been desperate to read this for months but I just haven’t had the time, so I think I’m going to carve out a few days so I can finally do that.
Battle Royal by Lucy Parker
I really thought I’d get to this but I just wasn’t in the mood for it. I’ve been reading lots of contemporary romance, but this just wasn’t one that was grabbing me.
Cousins by Patricia Grace
I sadly didn’t get to this one, even though it’s reasonably small. I had so many other things going on and I just didn’t feel in the mood for this one. I’ll probably read it in the next few weeks or so as it’s part of a video I’ll be doing soon.
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
I’d anticipated getting to this one during Eurovisionathon, which ran mid-April to mid-May but ended up putting a different Ruta Sepetys onto my TBR instead. I didn’t even finish that one, so I definitely didn’t get to this one. I honestly have no idea when I’ll get to this one but that’s okay.
And there we are. Have you read any of these? How did you do on your Autumn (or Spring) TBR? I’ll see you all on Tuesday with my Winter TBR!