Today marks not only the beginning of the a new month, but the final two days of my junior year! While I am freaking out that this is my last summer before finishing my undergraduate degree, I am also happily freaking out over all of upcoming free and non–school related time, which means more reading time!

There are so many 2019 releases and other books I am so excited to finally get to this month. I’m more than likely going to read more books than what’s listed below- I may or may not need a fantasy to break up all the contemporary. Although I still pick up books based on my mood, I am definitely a growing TBR maker. There are just so many books I want to (lovingly) tackle on my TBR during this final spring month and summer.

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I feel sort’ve guilty that I haven’t yet read Daisy Jones and the Six because everyone and their mother has been freaking out about it. Because of all the hype and my county library’s lengthy holds list for this title, I figured I’d have to wait to treat myself to reading it at the end of the semester.

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (ARC)

 Red, White and Royal Blue was a possibility read on my April TBR. While I do read during the school semester, I particularly want to to be in the mindset (i.e. not be worrying about papers and presentations) to fully enjoy this one because everyone has been loving it so so much!

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Since I read Ashley’s Poston’s Geekerella in May of 2017, I figured I’d read the companion novel during the same month! I was really enchanted with Geekerella, so I’m hoping I have similar feels with The Princess and the Fangirl.

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

You may have noticed that I have been working Jenn Bennett’s latest release, Serious Moonlight, in many of my latest recommendations post. And now this TBR. Jenn Bennett has quickly become one of my all time favorite authors over the past year, so it’s about time I get to the only published YA book of hers I haven’t gotten to just yet, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart.

The Deal by Elle Kennedy

Many people in my book community circle have lately been picking up Elle Kennedy’s The Deal series. I’m all for books featuring college and college-age protagonists, plus I love diving into an occasional new adult romance read (or 4).

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

May is very much about catching up on some of the 2019 contemporary releases I’ve missed this semester, including Field Notes on Love. While I have read road trip books, I’ve never read a book about a train journey.

I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

Surrounding its April 23 release, there has so been so much early and current hype for If I’m Being Honest. I’m obviously excited to read this book for its story, but I can’t get over its gorgeous pink cover! This author duo has the best covers to remake for bookstagram.

Night Music by Jenn Marie Thorne

Jenn Marie Thorne’s The Wrong Side of Right is one of my favorite 2019 contemporary reads. I partially read that book in March to see how I enjoyed Jenn Marie Thorne’s writing style to prepare myself for her latest release, Night Music.

Always & Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

I’m being very serious about my rereading goals in 2019, which includes rereading my favorite Jenny Han book, Always & Forever, Lara Jean.


What books are on your May TBR? Have you read any of the books above? Share in the comments!

9 thoughts on “EATING ALL THE CONTEMPORARY: May 2019 TBR

  1. I love contemporaries, they’re perfect reads for when the weather gets warmer! I hope you enjoy these 🙂
    I need to find adult contemporaries for my summer TBR, but The princess and the Fangirl is definitely on my list!

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    • Thank you! I do lean towards adult contemporary sometimes too. Sophie Kinsella’s books are fun (I’m not a fan of all of them though) and TJR is a staple.

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  2. I just read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and adored it! I am scared to pick up another one and not like it as much
    I’ve read some Sophie Kinsella but it was generally hit or miss depending on the premise 🙂

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