Tuesday, June 4, 2019


        Wow! Book Expo was everything I dreamed of and more! Being surrounded by so many amazing book lovers and authors is an experience I hope near and dear to my heart. For those of you that do not know, Book Expo is a book trade fair that is held the Wednesday-Friday before BookCon. Nearly every major book publisher runs a booth where they showcasing upcoming titles, cool merch, and socialize with other book lovers. Many authors, librarians, bookstores and book reviewers attend the event to see what is new in the industry and what they should be looking forward to. Book Expo is filled to the brim with so many free books that have yet to come out, it honestly just makes you want to frolic through the booths and sing.
        I was able to get my hands on so many amazing books, but others were so close. Ninth House, Reverie. The Starless Sea. I will see you in a few months. Here are some of the books I am excited about and was able to snag during my three day trip to Book Expo!

  • Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson [July 30th 2019]
  • American Royals by Katharine McGee [September 3rd 2019]
  • Dear Hati, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite [September 3rd 2019]
  • Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi [September 3rd 2019]
  • Slay by Brittney Morris [September 24th 2019]
  • I'm Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal [October 1st 2019]
  • Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky [October 1st 2019]
  • Jackpot by Nic Stone [October 15th 2019]
  • War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi [October 15th 2019]
  • Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren [October 22nd 2019]
  • Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan [November 5th 2019]
  • The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper [February 4th 2020]

        I just want to shout out a few authors specifically that I just adore! Kimberly Jone and Gilly Segal were two of the sweetest humans who fangirled over my extra ass nails. Some of the cutest humans alive! Tochi Onyebuchi always had a smile on his face and was so happy to see everyone! Just an amazing human being that I want to shower with support. Phil Stamper is a delight of a human and we bonded over the fact that we were both in Ohio and needed to get the HELL out. Natasha Ngan is a SWEETIE and deserves all the love this world has to offer.
        I had an amazing time at BookExpo and met some amazing people! It is nice to see the community together in one place rather than scattered across the country. Expect to see me for Book Expo 2020 stuffing books into my bag like this!

What are you looking froward to reading this year? Let me know in the comments down below!

Thanks Hons,


  1. It was great meeting you on line! Can't wait to see what you think of Never Have I Ever!

    1. GREAT MEETING YOU TOO! It is next on my tbr!

  2. V excited for the gravity of us. Glad Phil is as much of a delight in person as he is on Twitter. Can’t wait to see what you think Lee

    1. He is such an amazing human! Very excited for his book!

  3. Wow! I'm so glad you were able to get your hands on so many amazing books! so many great reviews to come from you Lee! It's lit!!