My To-Be Read List ~ It’s May, Let’s Vote!!!

Posted May 5, 2018 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 14 Comments

MyTBRListWe sit for hours looking through our TBR lists wondering when we will ever get to that one book we were dying to read when we added it 3 months ago or maybe even a year. As our piles get bigger we realize there is just not enough time in a day to read all the books that we wanted to read. So I had a great idea, pick 3 books from my TBR Pile and have you all pick which one I should read next. This is a monthly MEME and you are more than welcome to join me. Just create a blog post with your three books and link the post below. Need the full rules? No problem, you can find them all right HERE. Don’t forget to stop by the blogs on the linky below to help the other bloggers by voting on their next read!

I thought we can keep up with each list with the hashtag #MyTBRL so add that to the end of your post so if you can’t get to the linky we can still find you 🙂


So this month I picked

So last months pick was Kingdom of Storms and as much as I wanted to like it I didn’t. I also have an issue with the MC having the same name as my kids. It was just creeping me out know that the two characters would have sex and it was my sons name. This month I am going to try and read some of the books I got from my Uppercase Box. I have a few good ones that I have been wanting to read! 🙂

Ink, Iron, and Glass (Ink, Iron, and Glass #1)
by Gwendolyn Clare
336 pages
Published February 20th 2018 by Macmillan/Imprint


Can she write a world gone wrong?

A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation, where her mother―a noted scriptologist―constantly alters and expands their reality.

But when her home is attacked and her mother kidnapped, Elsa is forced to cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative Victorian Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of young scientists with a gift for mechanics, alchemy, or scriptology―and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and tragic past. She recruits the help of these fellow geniuses just as an assassin arrives on their doorstep.

In this thrilling debut, worlds collide as Elsa unveils a deep political conspiracy seeking to unlock the most dangerous weapon ever created―and only she can stop it.

The Queen’s Rising (The Queen’s Rising #1)
by Rebecca Ross
464 pages
Published February 6th 2018 by HarperTeen


When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?

A Conspiracy of Stars (Faloiv #1)
by Olivia A. Cole
432 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books


Octavia has only ever had one goal: to follow in the footsteps of her parents and become a prestigious whitecoat, one of the scientists who study the natural wonders of Faloiv. The secrets of the jungle’s exotic plants and animals are protected fiercely in the labs by the Council of N’Terra, so when the rules suddenly change, allowing students inside, Octavia should be overjoyed.

But something isn’t right. The newly elected leader of the Council has some extremist views about the way he believes N’Terra should be run, and he’s influencing others to follow him. When Octavia witnesses one of the Faloii—the indigenous people of Faloiv—attacked in front of her in the dark of night, she knows the Council is hiding something. They are living in separate worlds on a shared planet, and their fragile peace may soon turn into an all-out war.

With the help of Rondo, a quiet boy in class with a skill for hacking, and her inquisitive best friend, Alma, Octavia is set on a collision course to discover the secrets behind the history she’s been taught, the science she’s lived by, and the truth about her family.

 Let’s Vote….

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Thank you so much for stopping by to vote 🙂

Check back next week to see which one I will be reading!

Have a great day and Happy Reading!


About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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14 responses to “My To-Be Read List ~ It’s May, Let’s Vote!!!

  1. These all sound wonderful, Michelle! I even added them to MY tbr!! LOL But I voted for Ink, Iron, & Glass and I hope it’s as amazing as it sounds (looks like it’ll be the winner) because I want you to read a GOOD book this month and I want the assurance it’s good before I snag it! 😉
    Happy reading! {{{hugs}}}

  2. I went with A Conspiracy of Stars! I love the cover, the title and the blurb sounds really interesting.

  3. I find myself wanting to read books with characters that have my daughter’s name, but the sex thing probably would ick me out too. LOL

    I had a hard time choosing this time, but ended up going with The Queen’s Rising. I think they all sound good though! I hope you enjoy whichever wins, Michelle.

    I hope you have a great week.

    • Exactly, it wasn’t spelled the same but it just wasn’t working.

      Thanks Wendy, I’m excited to see which one wins!!!

  4. I went with The Queen’s Rising because it looks like a kick butt fantasy, but man that one’s not winning lol. Looks like Ink, Iron & Glass is winning by a country mile! They all look good though.

  5. I want to read all of these myself!! I had a hard time choosing one, but I wound up picking Ink, Iron, and Stars. Hope you enjoy the winning book 😀

    • Lol, I was having a hard time picking which uppercase to pick, Ive gotten so many that I haven’t read yet. I’m looking forward to see which one wins. Thanks for voting Lillian.

  6. I voted for A Conspiracy of Stars as I like the title for that one and the blurb sounds good too!