6 Books On My Immediate TBR

Hello, friends! The start of the school year always signals a busy season of studying, exams, extracurriculars, and more. It’s always a struggle trying to balance school and blogging, so today, I wanted to share a few books on my TBR that I desperately want to finish this year. ✏ Hopefully, sharing my TBR to the public will help keep me accountable, especially in terms of finishing ARCs. I wrote a similar post earlier in the year, and it definitely helped me stay on top of everything so here we go!

The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao

I am so so so excited to be participating in the blog tour for this book which is hosted by Caffeine Book Tours. I have been shouting about this book ever since last year, and I cannot believe that in less than a month it will be released to the world. Katie is one of my favorite authors on Twitterβ€”she is endlessly kind and her snippets of writing never fail to make me smile. πŸ‰ If you’re a fan of Percy Jackson (and i mean who isn’t), then I’m sure you’ll love Faryn and her story. This is a book that I already know I’ll adore and will be gifting to all my younger cousins!

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Maybe This Time by Kasie West

It’s really no secret that I am a huge fan of fluffy contemporaries, and Kasie West is easily one of my favorite go-to authors for a feel-good story. πŸ’˜ I’ve actually already started reading this book as part of a buddy read with Lily from Sprinkles of Dreams, but I had to set it aside for a while to finish up some other books. I’m making it a personal mission to pick it up again sometime this month and hopefully have it finished by sometime in October. Even though the weather will be getting cooler for fall, the springtime setting in this book will be the perfect contrast. 🌸

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

A few weeks ago, I posted my unboxing video for this book on Twitter, and now, Frankly in Love is out in the world!! I still haven’t had the chance to find the time and devour this book, but I have been hearing such great things. The promotional book trailer for this book was one of the cutest I’ve seen in a while, but I’ve also heard from friends that the story is much more thoughtful than I originally thought in terms of exploring themes of identity and culture. πŸ’›πŸ’š Frankly, I already know that I’m going to be in love with this, and it’s just a matter of time before I pick it up!

Jade City by Fonda Lee

Okay…I KNOW I WAS SUPPOSED TO READ THIS MONTHS AGO. 😭 I’ve written about this in my past monthly wrap-ups, but in June, Julianna from Paper Blots, Lily from Sprinkles of Dreams, and May from Forever and Everly decided to buddy read this book together. However, it’s now September AND I STILL HAVEN’T FINISHED THE BOOK. *cue sad violin music* I honestly hate myself for being such a bad buddy read partner, but I am determined to finish this book ASAP because my dear friends loved the story. I also really really want to read Jade War together. πŸ₯Ί

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan

This is me being super grateful and happy because I was approved for a physical ARC of one of my most highly anticipated reads of the year!! πŸ₯°β€οΈ I read the first book in this series, Girls of Paper and Fire, and remembered being shooketh at the cliffhanger of an ending so I’m super excited to start the second book and see how everything unravels. I’m hoping to go into this story without *too* high expectations since I know some of my friends were disappointed by how things turned out…but we’ll see when I pick it up. πŸ‘€

Natalie Tan’s Book of Love and Fortune by Roselle Lim

This year I started branching out into the romance genre and read a few books that left me feeling warm and fuzzy inside so I’m super excited to start this story which is centered around family and food. Honestly, even reading the synopsis of this book had me ~in my feels~ because it touches on so many relatable themes of community and culture that I’m sure many Chinese children of diaspora can understand. I don’t really know what to expect, but I am ready to be left feeling hungry for more. πŸ₯Ÿ

🌟 Bonus! 🌟

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. I decided to add this book as a bonus to the list because I don’t own my own personal copy. BUT! I have heard SUCH great things that I know I need to read it before the end of the year. Caitlins review was honestly the final nudge I needed to add this story to my TBR. πŸ—‘ I haven’t been fully immersed in a fantasy read for a while, and I’m always a sucker for romance and wholesomeness too so I’m excited to see it all come together in this magical story!

Have you read any of these books?

What books are on your TBR?

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65 thoughts on “6 Books On My Immediate TBR

  1. You haven’t read Jade City yet. It’s do good though I shouldn’t be talking I still haven’t read Jade War yet and it’s been sitting on my shelf for months and so has Sorcery of Thorns which I’ve heard its very good.

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    1. OMG Okay I’m really glad that you like JADE CITY too because this might be the motivation I need to pick it up again. I really hope we both love SORCERY OF THORNS πŸ’–

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    1. I know!! I hope we both are able to better manage our time with studying and blogging! I hope you get the chance to pick it up sometime soon 😍❀️

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    1. Yay!! Okay, hearing that you also enjoyed it makes me even more excited to pick it up πŸ₯° I haven’t read a fantasy in SUCH a long time!

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    1. Ahhh I hope you enjoy them all!! On the bright side, I’ve heard so many people enjoyed it so hopefully, we’ll love it πŸ’š

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  2. I recently read Sorcery of thorns and it was sooooo good! I’m only just starting to venture into fantasy books but I loved it. I’m also so excited to read Frankly in Love because I’ve heard amazing things about it!

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    1. OMG OK I’m glad that you really liked it because I’ve heard SUCH good things?? And I just want to pick it up ASAP 😍

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  3. Yes! I really want to read Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune πŸ™‚ I also totally relate to the whole holding yourself accountable thing, so I usually tweet out the things I need to do/read so that I stay on track !

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    1. Yes!! That’s such a good thing to do. I also try to do the same by tweeting my to-do list so I can be accountable with everyone πŸ˜… I hope you get a chance to pick it up sometime soon Jess!!

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    1. Ahhh I know!! I already started it, and it’s SUPER cute πŸ₯° I also just really enjoy Kasie West books in general~~ fajsklfajsl I know exactly how you feel about a book buying ban 😭

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  4. Best of luck reading all of these, Tiffany, & I hope school is going well for you so far!πŸ’—

    I’m in the same boat as you with GoSaS- I’m looking forward to reading it, but I also know it has let people down, so I’m also nervous. And ahh, I’ve been seeing Frankly in Love everywhere on bookstagram and not only is the cover very aesthetically pleasing, but it looks like a great book in general!

    Happy reading, my friend!

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    1. Thank you, Olivia!! School is getting SUPER busy for me, but I hope things are going well for you too ❀️

      lksfjalskf I think I’m feeling so nervous to be disappointed, but I also trust so many of my friends’ opinions that I’m sure I’ll probably think the same. I think the promo for FRANKLY IN LOVE has been INSANE. I’m honestly super excited to see what it’s all about πŸ‘€

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    1. I know!! I’m definitely a big fan of contemporaries so I’m super excited for this (not as much with the fake dating trope tho) but I hope we both love it!!

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  5. JADE CITY is incredible, I reread it this year and loved it even more than I did the first time β™₯ I’d be so curious to hear your thoughts once you finish it, because it really is one of my favourite books of all time! The audiobook is also amazing, maybe it could help you finish it to read it in another format?
    I’m so happy you got approved for an ARC for Girls of Storm and Shadow, I can’t wait to finally read this novel. I mean, after the ending of the first novel, how could I not be? November has never been closer. I’ve seen a few people being disappointed 😦 I hope it won’t be the case for me, but I guess we’ll see!

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    1. FJKDSALFALSK I KNOWWW I’VE HEARD SUCH GOOD THINGS!! I think I’m going to try to listen to the audiobook because I’m having a hard time with the physical book because I can only read a few pages at a time. I think switching the format will probably help a lot πŸ₯°

      I hope you also have an amazing list of reads this year!!

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  6. EEEE I’m in Shealea’s blog tour for The Dragon Warrior as well! It’s my first time getting a physical arc, and I’m so pumped! I’ve already read a few pages of Frankly in Love, and the writing is so unique! I can’t wait to continue, and since a lot of reviewers have been saying that it’s darker than expected, I’m so excited to learn more! ah, I can’t wait to read Jade City!! Lmao I promised CW that I’d read it before the end of the year—it just seems like everything I’d want from a book and I don’t know why I haven’t gotten to it yet!

    Congrats on getting a physical arc of GOSAS! That’s amazing! I actually signed up to get one, but I haven’t received word about it yet πŸ€” I’ve also heard some negative reviews, and not gonna lie, it’s putting me off reading the book a little. And I’m so so glad that I convinced you to read Sorcery of Thorns! It’s so good and wholesome, and I think that it’s great if you haven’t read a fantasy in a long time!

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    1. YAAAS CAITLIN!! I’m so excited for us lots πŸ’– YOU DESERVE ALL THE PHYSICAL ARCS OOO I’ve heard the same about FRANKLY IN LOVE which is why I’m trying not to go into it expecting all the fluff since it has darker themes for sure.

      OKAY WE HAVE A PERSONAL MISSION…TO FINISH JADE CITY BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. You are allowed to smack me if I don’t. I’ve heard the same about GOSAS so I’m honestly reallyyyy nervous to dive into it πŸ‘€

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    1. I know!! I also think it’s SO FREAKING CUTE how they’re married. I really hope that we finish it soon ❀️❀️❀️

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  7. Sorcery of Thorns is fantastic, I can highly recommend it! I love Margaret Rogerson’s standalone fantasy books so much, they’re always so atmospheric and have the most lovable characters πŸ₯° I have yet to read Girls of Paper and Fire, but I really want to get myself a copy! πŸ™‚

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    1. Ahhh it look SO FREAKING GOOD!! I didn’t know that she wrote many standalone fantasy books. This is the first one I’ve heard of, but I am so so excited for it!! GoPaF was really great, and I hope you get a chance to read it soon~ πŸ₯°

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  8. Love this post, Tiffany! Oh my goodness, I need to read all of these SO BADLY! I cannot wait to start on Dragon Warrior soon, because I love Katie so very much! (Also, wow, my deadline for reading it as part of the Caffeine Tours is creeping up slowly … I need to get a move on! Haha) I read Natalie Tan earlier this year, and it was such a sweet book! I wasn’t very fond of the romance, but I adore the family and food aspects in it! I still need to read Frankly in Love, Sorcery of Thorns, and Jade City too!

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    1. YAYYYY I’m so glad that you also enjoyed this post so much!! I definitely know we have similar tastes in books too. I can’t wait to support Katie will all my heart ❀️ OOoo that makes me even more excited to read Natalie Tan if you enjoyed it! and YES JADE CITY!!! I’m planning on using an audible credit for the audiobook so I can listen rather than read it~

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  9. kasie west is such a sweet and fluffy contemporary author, she’s always delivering on the soft cuteness 🀧 i hope you enjoy it. flashback to your unboxing video, aka the cutest video on the entire internet I WANT TO READ FRANKLY IN LOVE SO BADLY and i cant wait to hear your thoughts on it. i’ve heard some mixed reviews but im blocking out all the negativity, not this time.
    i swear, sorcery of throns is haunting me bc i still havent read it. literally WHEREVER i go, i see it and hear people screaming about it. we gotta find out what all the hype is about

    good luck getting through these books soon, i hope you love them all

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    1. kasie west is my fluffy queeeennn (or at least one of them) and i’m really excited to listen to the audiobook for it!

      fkladsfjalskf you flatter me and i will hug you tons for it!! i’ve heard some mixed thoughts that it’s more serious than romance-y??? which i guess i can understand so just gotta dive in and read it first for myself.

      THAT’S HOW I FEEL ABOUT SORCERY OF THORNS TOO. I’m honestly really surprised with how huge it’s gotten! i definitely want to hear your thoughts after we both read it πŸ‘€

      i hope you love all your reads too!!

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  10. Hahaha pretty much all of these books are on my immediate TBR as well!!! Especially Natalie Tan’s book of luck & fortunate – I’ve heard SUCH incredible things about it & apparently amazing food features HEAVILY in it which is all I needed to know πŸ˜‚ I also want to read AT LEAST one Kasie West book this year – I miss her writing!

    πŸ’› Ngoc

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    1. YESSSS I can’t wait for us to dive into these books because I’m sure they’re going to be amazing 😍😍😍 fjaklfaslk you need to pick up a Kasie West book soon!! I would recommend PS I Like You or By Your Side. Those were two that I really enjoyed!

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  11. Ah this is such a lovely TBR, Tiffany, I can’t wait to hear what you think of all of these. ❀ Frankly in love is on my goodreads TBR as well and I can't wait to read it, it sounds like such a wonderful read. And Sorcery of Thorns, I've heard SO MUCH about this book lately, I'm curious to see what all the hype is about haha. I'll be looking forward to hearing allll of your thoughts on these lovely books! πŸ™‚

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    1. YAY!! I’m really glad that we have similar TBRs, especially because I know that if you liked it there’s a high chance that I will also really enjoy it too πŸ’– I can’t wait for us to finish both of those books because I really really want to know your thoughts then!!

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  12. Almost all of these are on my TBR too, Tiffany. I have the physical copy of Sorcery of Thorns but haven’t got time to start it 😦 I have requested a copy of Frankly In Love but let’s see when I get it. I forgot to sign up for The Dragon Warrior on time so I will need to wiat for the release. Ahh, I wish I could get a copy The Girls of Storm and Shadow.
    Well, good luck with the TBR and I hope you enjoy these πŸ™‚

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    1. YES!! I love that we have similar tastes in books πŸ’– Ahhh I’m so happy that you got a copy of Sorcery of Thorns. I’m considering getting my own but was also debating between borrowing from the library. and OH NO about The Dragon Warrior, but I hope you have a fantastic time when you read the book!!

      Good luck as well with your TBR πŸ’–

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  13. I feel like we’re on the same wavelength for so many of these books! I also started Maybe This Time, but haven’t gotten around to finishing it yet. And Jade City! I’ve heard such good things! But I keep on pushing off reading it πŸ˜… Frankly in Love is also on my TBR, it looks like it’s going to be absolutely adorable and I *cannot* wait to read it. Best of luck with your TBR!!

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    1. LOLOL I Love that!! I just finished Maybe This Time today and it was pretty cute πŸ₯° I think I’m going to try Jade City on audiobook because I’ve heard it makes it more digestible! I love that we have such similar tastes and we can get to them school (esp with school being so busy)

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    1. I’ve heard the same thing too!! And OOF the fantasy slump is so real. I think fantasy books take a lot more out of me than a regular contemporary. Hopefully, we’ll both be able to pick it up soon!!

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    1. Ahhh I know!! The food descriptions have me so excited πŸ’– The Dragon Warrior was also such an amazing read. I’m sure you’re going to love it~~

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  14. I really hope that you manage to get all of these read like you want to (: I seriously need to read Sorcery Of Thorns and Girls Of Paper And Fire. Tbh I have like 50 books that I’d ideally like to read by the end of the year πŸ˜…

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    1. Thank you Charlotte!! I thought GoPaF was really fun to read, and I am so excited to pick up Sorcery of thorns sometime soon too ❀️ I feel the same about the never-ending TBR πŸ˜…

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