August TBR 2016

Last month was the first time ever that I actually completed a TBR (normally I change my mind halfway through the month or run out of time)! This month I don’t think I’ll be so successful for the simple reason that I have two TBR piles. I could have made one (that would have been a more sensible and normal idea), but as I like making things difficult for myself I naturally have two. There is a reason, I promise.

The first is a paperback TBR – I’m away for a few days this month with a couple of friends so naturally paperbacks (or ebooks) are easier. I also have more of these. The second is a hardback TBR, as I’m off to uni in September I want to try and read as many of my hardbacks as soon as possible. I have some that look absolutely wonderful but I won’t have the space to take them with me to uni. So, here goes:

Paperback TBR


The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I’ve heard so many amazing things about this book, and as I’m going to Barcelona (this book is set there) this month, I figured it’s the perfect time to pick it up.

Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey

So in September I will be starting at UEA. Emma Healey was, until recently, their most recent new author (UEA is famous for its creative writing courses and is regularly producing new bestselling, award winning authors). I feel like pretty much everyone that I have spoken to on my course has read this book, and so I want to catch up before I start!

The Glorious Heresies – Lisa McInerney 

Considering I originally picked this up hesitantly, unsure of whether I would like it or not, the premise has definitely grown on me and I’m really looking forward to getting to it soon.

Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood

Okay, this is another one that I feel all my uni friends have read! That, and it does look absolutely fantastic and I’ve wanted to get to it for ages, so now is the time.

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

This is one I’ve wanted to read for a long time but put off whilst I was at school due to its difficult subject and being in a bad frame of mind anyway due to school. I’ve heard so many amazing things about this novel and I love Plath’s poetry and now I’m in a good frame of mind to read it, I can’t wait to do so.

Hardback TBR


Uprooted – Naomi Novik

This has suddenly recaptured my attention recently, and I really want to get to it. In July I read A Court of Thorns and Roses, and it reminded me of how much I actually enjoy fantasy novels. This one looks like something I’d really enjoy so I look forward to picking it up, as I definitely want to read it soon, but obviously won’t take a book this size to uni as I won’t have enough room!

The Heart Goes Last – Margaret Atwood

I love, love, love Margaret Atwood’s work, and this looks incredible. It is also a signed first edition, which I fangirl over every time I think of it.

The Rose and the Dagger – Renée Ahdieh 

I loved the first one and I cannot wait to find out what happens next! As it’s a duology I want to finish it before September and find out how it ends.

The Rest of us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness

I love the premise of this one, it just looks so unique! Recently I’ve seen it around on instagram and booktube, and I think this has reawakened my interest in this book.

Every Exquisite Thing – Matthew Quick

This is the only hardback for review that I haven’t yet read (I’ve read two others that I have, though I haven’t reviewed them yet…). I need (and want) to read this before uni as I don’t want to be waiting until christmas to review it, as I was kindly sent it a while ago now.

So that is my August TBR! I’m hoping to maybe get to two or three off each list, especially if I can have as good a reading month as July). Have you read any of these?


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