I was slumping a bit last month and having trouble with reading on a schedule for the first half of the month, especially as school ramped up. I ended up with a lot of graphic novels and shorts to ease the stress. But I did get a chance to write a tbr post on like, the sixteenth, and to begin working through that. So let’s run through how I did.
Out of ten books on my list, I read three in full: Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor, Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick, and We Won’t Feel a Thing by J.C. Lillis. I began reading two more: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff and Speak Easy Speak Love by McKelle George. That leaves five and two to finish. Did I do well? Not really.
Books From My September TBR
Finishing my two CRs, Nevernight and SESL
This one needs no explanation. I’ll link reviews in next months’ wrap-up.
3. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
I’m reading this for my lovely friend Trish, who adores this book and will not let me rest until I read it. Let’s be really honest. Also, it’s a super diverse contemporary about radios and growing up and it sounds amazing!!
4. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
I have an arc of this. It is ruined, currently, because my cousin threw it in a marsh. I’m sure it was funny at the time. Anyway, I’m hoping this is good!! I’m worried but cautiously optimistic based on reviews from friends I trust and a positive ownvoices review I’ve seen. I’m going to take it slow because her standalones are usually really slow-paced.
5. Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
This is an arc I’m super excited about because it’s f/f fantasy and there’s murder and honestly?? huge mood
6. Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley Doyle
BI WITCHES!!! Also I loved this author’s debut.
7. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Uh. This is my english teacher’s favorite fantasy book, apparently?? And I’ve been putting it off for years, but guess what? My library had it. No more excuses, I guess.
Books For My New TBR
There are only a few things I’m trying to read that weren’t on my tbr for last month. FIRST is the Wicked+Divine graphic novel series. This is the only graphic series still on my tbr, and I’m using a readathon as an excuse to read it.
Here’s some info from Sam from @ThoughtsOnTomes. This will be going on from October 6th to October 8th, i.e. the weekend. The challenges are
1. Read from a new-to-you series
2. Read two installments of the same series
3. Read a work over 300 pages
4. Read a work with black and white art
5. Read a work picked out by a friend
6. Read at least 5 works.
I’m going to actually beat three of these: challenges one. two, and six.
9. The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd Jones
9. Shatter Me by Tahera Mafi
There’s a month-long readathon for this series next month, and I’ve heard it’s a fast read, so I’m giving it a try. I’ll probably continue even if I think it’s trash because I know some people love this series who hated the first book. But also… please don’t be trash. Please.
The Rest of the Month
I’m going to try and just get through these ten so I don’t feel overwhelmed. Hopefully, I’ll write a post on Monday the sixteenth or so with a new tbr, having finished all of these. Except possibly The Name of the Wind. It’s okay if I haven’t finished this one by the fifteenth, as long as I’ve begun.