Top Off Your TBR: October 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 29, 2022 4:18:08 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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We are officially in the Spooky Season! Hocus Pocus 2 is on Disney + starting September 30, so I'm not sure why you're even reading this instead of watching the Sanderson sisters rise again. But...

If you haven't already, check out these two fun reading bingo challenges:

But Do They Bang: Bang in the Night 2: The Monster Smash - This is not all about monsters, but is really quite flexible and spooky/spoopy. Runs September 19-October 31.

Fall In Love Bingo - General fall theme, runs September 1-November 30. These are quarterly, so if you miss it you can expect one for winter afterward. (Please, I hope Jen and Aarya continue!)

 My birthday is this month, so I'm probably going to be up to some nonsense (and maybe yelling about the Supreme Court, sorry) over on Instagram where I'm @loveinpanels.

I also want to mention that October is when the majority of Christmas romances are released. Those aren't my thing, so I didn't include many on this list. They're everywhere though, so enjoy!

Happy October!

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Top Off Your TBR: September 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2022 3:21:46 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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Happy back to school/spooky season/pumpkin spice/apple season!

I am currently "between jobs," so although I'm still doing the grad school thing, I'm looking forward to taking breaks from home repair projects to write up some long-overdue reviews. Expect more things here soon, but in the meanwhile you can find me over on Instagram where I'm @loveinpanels.

September is a pretty easy-going month for books over in my personal TBR, but this list turned out pretty big!

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Top Off Your TBR: August 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 6, 2022 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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It's August! I've read a few and want to read a few others, so I'll be giving a few super short reviews below and then the usual list of upcoming releases. It's a big one.

Let me know what you're excited to read this month and again, if you want to join a readers-only community on Discord, I can get you an invite!

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Top Off Your TBR: July 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2022 1:44:48 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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It feels odd to send this out amid all the chaos, devastating news and ongoing systemic ills, but I guess that's the "new normal" we were all so excited to reach.

There is no easy answer, no quick fix. Most of these problems have been around for decades if not centuries and there are folks out there who've been in the work just as long. If you need to find them, let me know and I'll do my best to help. In the coming years it's going to be more important than ever to have small, mobile communities for immediate support and collaborative action. You don't have to do everything, but everyone needs to do something. Pick your thing and start training for the marathon.

A personal update - my family is moving! It's been absolutely overwhelming to finish up grad school for the year and then roll right into selling and buying a home in another state, complete with helping my  children process emotions from the move and another massive school shooting.

If you are a publicist and need my new mailing address or if you are a reader (no authors, please) and want to join a Discord community of other readers, email me at suzanne at loveinpanels dot com.

You're here for the books, so let's get to it.

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Top Off Your TBR: June 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 6, 2022 11:29:24 AM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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Happy Pride Month!

I'm at a loss for words and my personal life is in a state of upheaval, so I'm just sending rainbow vibes and a big book list. Hope you find something great to read!

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Top Off Your TBR: May 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2022 3:18:47 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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Happy May, everyone! I just finished with school for the semester and we're preparing for a big move, so things have been a bit hectic around here. I read a bunch of books out this month, however, so I've written a little about them in this post instead of highlighting my most anticipated picks like I usually do. (Probably back to normal next month.)

It's easy to sink into despair these days, but I'm really glad you're here and that we can still talk about books. It's connection, small moments and the things that bring us joy that'll carry us through. I'm wishing you a rejuvenating spring (season or water source, you choose) and maybe even a picnic with one of these new books!

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Top Off Your TBR: April 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2022 1:36:05 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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It's April 7 and I've got the April TBR post up! Yes, it's still a week late but I'm taking my wins where I can these days.

I'm excited to wrap up school for the year and get my hands in the soil. It's been a long winter and I think we all need to touch some grass.

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Top Off Your TBR: March 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 26, 2022 4:11:53 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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This post is obviously incredibly late. I'd love to say that the April one will be more timely, but I'm not at all able to promise that.

One positive, however, is that I've been able to catch some of the books with delayed releases. This seems to be increasing again and I encourage you to check your pre-orders for updates.

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Top Off Your TBR: February 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2022 8:15:44 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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Happy February! It's that time of year, so the virtual panels are everywhere and it's a glorious thing. Avoid the thinkpieces, embrace the presentations!

I want to specifically call attention to the virtual panel Milwaukee Public Library is holding on February 22:

"Celebrate the release of Black Love Matters - an incisive, intersectional essay anthology that celebrates and examines romance and romantic media through the lens of Black readers, writers, and cultural commentators - with special guests editor and librarian Jessica Pryde, best-selling author Beverly Jenkins, and host of Romance Ever After Allie Parker. Exploring the multifaceted ways love is seen-and the ways it isn't-this diverse array of Black voices collectively shines a light on the power of crafting happy endings for Black lovers. "

This is going to be so great and if you're able to attend, definitely sign up!

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Top Off Your TBR: January 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2022 12:23:46 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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It's 2022 and we're still in a pandemic. I'm tired and grumpy and I'm sure you are, too. But hey, we've got books!

Before we get to the list, I want to let you know I'm making a couple of changes to these posts. For one, I won't be compiling monthly lists over at Bookshop anymore. Folks aren't using them and it seems a misuse of my time. Second, I started making lists over at Amazon. Let me know what you'd like in the future!

I'm wishing you a year full of moments of joy and wonder, and the ability to hold onto those moments amidst the chaos.

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