Since I started my bullet journal at the beginning of the year, I've been following monthly TBRs. Almost entirely because they function well in a monthly bullet journal spread. But I wanted to go back to my roots, seasonal TBRs, but this time with a twist. 

I recently started following (and loving btw, you have to check out her channel) Starlah Reads. She recently did an excellent video where she took a Penguin Teen quiz that told her "Which YA Heroine Are You?" and then she read and reviewed the book it gave her. I thought this idea was basically brilliant, and then proceeded to take the quiz for myself.

And then I took some more. Because internet quizzes are my kryptonite. And made a TBR for myself. I also know it's impossible for me to read 13 books in one month, so I'm going to read these books for the next three months. (I'm also challenging myself to review these fully on my blog as well, but don't hold me to it.)

At the end of this, I'll wrap-up my overall thoughts on the books. And who knows, I might do it again.


You're Lady Helen!
You're an old soul. In fact, you were probably even born in the wrong era. As such, you stand out in a crowd and always seem to end up with way more responsibility than you ever wanted. You might even be living a double-life as a result. Or monster hunting. Who knows.
You're cutthroat and fearless when it comes to ~evils~, but you're not afraid to put on a pretty dress and smile either. You always have the upper hand and nerves of steel to back you up.
This was one that I had on my TBR years ago when it first released but then took off in a goodreads purge because I hadn't really heard anyone talk about it. To be fair, it still sounds really interesting, even though paranormal isn't my usual genre, and the quiz kind of did a good job selling this to me because Helen sounds like a fun protagonist.

If you love Orphan Black, chances are you're addicted to twists, turns, and maybe a conspiracy or two. Get your fix by reading a thriller like Nemesis, which features a girl who gets murdered every two years--then comes back hours later.
This was less a quiz and more a one question pick a TV show question. I haven't heard anything about this book, I haven't heard anyone talk about or review this, but if it's anything like Orphan Black (which I haven't thought about in ages, but adored) then I don't really want to know much.


Looks like you're ready for a spontaneous road trip to New Orleans! Make your escape and get away by page with Mariam Sharma Hits the Road.
I haven't heard the best reviews about this, what I've heard has been pretty middle of the road, but I really love Sheba Karim as a person. I've gotten to hear her speak a couple of times, and I've been meaning to read That Thing We Call a Heart for years so I'm hoping this will force me to actually pick up one of her novels.

You always present your best foot forward, and often, it's to cover up for the insecurities that plague you. You shouldn't have them, though, because you're often underestimated and never fail to prove yourself. You have a secret romantic side as well, but you'd rather die than admit it.
Another one that I took off of my TBR, this time because of negative reviews, and I'm not completely thrilled to read. I don't really have a lot to say here because I don't think I'll like this. But I'm going to give it a try.

We hope you're already consider Kheryn Callender's totally epic love story a must-read, because the story of Nathan and Oliver James will have you smiling to yourself a ridiculous amount. And that's exactly what you--well, let's be read, what we can all--use!
So, while Epic Reads by far had the best and most varied quizzes (thank you, I appreciate it), they don't really do the best job of selling me these books. I've only glanced at reviews, and the top ones from people I trust are fairly negative, but this looks like it's about two boys falling in love and one of them is really into film?

I've seen this cover around a lot, but I never actually added it to my TBR. Another one that I'm super skeptical about but will give my best shot.

Elias is a fighter--he would fight for you, for your future, and for a better world. You have a social justice streak and need someone who can keep up with you.
I feel like a lot of these responses have been very middle of the road, but I'm genuinely so excited for this one! I've been meaning to read it for ages, and I actually own my own copy so I'm prepared to jump into this world. The people that love this world are completely in love with it, so I hope I love it as much as they do.


Clara's taken her prankster life too far. After a bloody incident at her prom, she and her rival are sentenced to working her father's food truck for the summer. It's not all enemies and Korean-Brazilian fusion, though--there's the cute Hamlet, who spends his days vending coffee. Watch Clara fall in love--and maybe in friend--in The Way You Make Me Feel.
I've heard such good things about this! I know it has a food truck and a Korean-Brazilian main character and a great dad. This is another one that I actually own and genuinely very excited to jump into this one.

Also, I wanna say that of the three places I took quizzes, Book Riot by far gave the best results quality-wise.

Twinkle idolizes female filmmakers and wants to make it big herself. To do so, she sets herself to creating a film for an upcoming contest. But there's also her crush on Neil--is it him sending her emails? Or is it his sort-of dorky twin brother, Sahil? Find out in From Twinkle, With Love.
I haven't heard many reviews for From Twinkle, With Love but I adored Sandhya Menon's first YA book. A lot of people weren't big fans of that, but I got to hear her speak about how Dimple got published and the inspirations and that made me like it maybe more than some people. I am very excited that the main character in this one, Twinkle, is super interested in movies and film. That's something that I love and we don't get a lot of books where main characters have varied interests.

Lying Cat: You are fierce and loyal. And you can always tell when someone is lying.
I kind of just took this quiz for laughs, but when I got Lying Cat from Saga, I knew I had to add it to the list. I'm in the middle of the second volume right now, so I'll be reading the third volume for this challenge.

You should read All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy! While surrounded by your family, read about a man searching for his. In India during World War II, Myshkin was known as the boy whose mother ran off with an Englishman. Now, as an adult, he tries to find out where she went and why she left.
This book gets the special honor of being the only one on this list that I've never heard of before. But it's a pretty short post-WWII historical fiction. Hopefully, I'll enjoy it.

You should read An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole. Set during the American Civil War, this novel tells the story of Elle, a former slave who returns to the South to spy for the Union army. There she meets Malcolm who is also an undercover agent. When these two fall in love, they have to decide what's more important: their passion for their cause or their passion for each other.
I completely fell head over heels for Alyssa Cole's Reluctant Royals series. I'll be honest, though, historical romance is not my thing, and this doesn't sound particularly up my alley. But if I trust anyone to do it, I trust Alyssa Cole.

Something Heartwarming and Romantic: The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory, Save the Date by Morgan Matson, A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole, The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang, The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli.
I think, depending on how this story goes and how much I enjoy it, this might be my last Morgan Matson? It's nothing against Matson or her writing, but I think I've just outgrown her stuff. I don't love cishet people falling in love over the summer. I just don't really read many of those books anymore.

I was so pumped when this was on the list of books? I'd heard buzz about this for years and just never picked it up. I was never incredibly interested in it, but I thought it sounded intriguing enough. I'm excited to see what I think of this graphic novel.

It's a lot of books. It's ambitious, especially for me, but I'm looking forward to this project. Please tell me down in the comments if you've read any of these, and which ones you think I should prioritize.

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