January TBR 2018

How best to start 2018? With an overly-ambitious and basically unachievable TBR. Why not? Here are the books I’d like to try and get to in January. I’m going to put the ones I have to read for uni in a separate list because those aren’t so optional… I just want to read all of the books at the moment, so this list was very difficult to compile, and is also very likely to change!

Uni books 

  • There But For The – Ali Smith
  • Hawthorn & Child – Keith Ridgway
  • Harvest – Jim Crace
  • Henry V – Shakespeare (this is a reread for me)
  • Richard II – Shakespeare
  • Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare (No I haven’t yet read this. Everyone seems so surprised when I say I’ve never read/seen this!)

Chosen books

  • Winter – Ali Smith
  • In Real Life – Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang
  • Turtles All the Way Down – John Green
  • Percy Jackson 1, 2, 3, and 4 – Rick Riordan*
  • A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  • Our Numbered Days – Neil Hilborn
  • Lumberjanes #2 – Various authors / illustrators
  • Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

* – I am participating in the Epic Riordan Readalong which is hosted by my fabulous best friend: links for the YouTube channel, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR 2016

It’s that time of year again, where all of the readathons happen in a short space of time! I have only just found the challenges and dates for this readathon, which just goes to show how I’ve been living under a rock these past few weeks (considering I knew I wanted to participate this year and had been keeping an eye out (or so I thought) for the dates). I have tweaked one of the challenges slightly, but other than that, here is my TBR. If you want to find out more then click here.

Read The Group Book – The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.

I want to read this anyway, though if I’m honest I would prefer to save this for my holiday later in the summer as Morgan Matson’s books are perfect for hot sunny days. This will be possibly the last one I pick up therefore, if I even get through them all (which I doubt).

Free Choice / Wild Card BookMoonstone by Sjón

I desperately want to read this and it’s super short. I only received it for review a few days ago but it looks so interesting, I can’t wait to pick it up.

Read a Book Off of the Host’s List of Recommendations 

Okay, this is the one I’m changing slightly as I don’t own any of the books on the list and I don’t really want to buy any more at the moment unless I can get them for a good price on kindle. However the one I would most like to read (More Happy Than Not) is not available for kindle (at least I can’t find it listed on amazon) and so instead I plan on reading Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick, as there is a Matthew Quick novel on the list!

Read a Book With Your Favorite Mythical Creature A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

When I was deciding which book for this challenge I realised two things: one, I don’t have a particular favourite mythical creature and two, I have very few books that I know to include them. However, this fits the title as (I believe) it is about fairies and I really want to get around to reading it very soon. (This can also be used for the challenge about reading an author you haven’t read before).

Read a Book You’ve Been Putting Off Picking Up Soundless by Richelle Mead

I really wanted to read this when I first got it, however since then I’ve heard more and more negative reviews and have been putting it off. I would like to find out for myself what it is like though, so I do plan to eventually get around to picking it up.

Read a Book from an Author You’ve Never Read Before – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

This can also count for one I’ve been putting off, though I’m not sure why. It looks fabulous and unique and I definitely plan to get to the whole trilogy this summer.

Read a Book in a Different Format than You Usually Read Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

I’ve heard so many amazing things about this graphic novel and I still haven’t picked it up yet, despite having it for a fairly long time. It looks like something I’ll enjoy so I hope that I get around to reading this.

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I don’t know how many books I’ll get to during the readathon (between 3rd-9th July) but I’m hoping for three as I have a lot of things to get sorted and there are 2,250 pages in total. Are you participating in this readathon? I’d love to know your TBR if you are!

November TBR 2015

Well seeing as last month’s TBR went awfully (but I did read some good books and complete my Goodreads challenge) This month is going to be very short to the books that I need to read and review!

  1. Need – Joelle Charbonneau – I have started this and despite being apprehensive at first I am really enjoying it.
  2. The Light That Gets Lost – Natasha Carthew – This is the one I’m most excited to get to because honestly this looks fantastic.
  3. Boy 23 – Jim Carrington – This also looks intriguing and I’m looking forward to getting to this one as well.

Hopefully this will be a fairly good reading month and I’ll be able to pick another book once these have been read and reviewed off my shelf. There are so many that I think I want to read but then change my mind to another so who knows what I’ll be thinking in three weeks! (I’m aiming for a book a week). At the moment I’m thinking Illuminae or A Court of Thorns and Roses, but I’m 100% sure that my mind will change multiple times! I’ll get to them all eventually…

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(Overly Ambitious) October TBR 2015

I do have half term at the end of this month, but I still think that this TBR is extremely ambitious.  I didn’t even read fourteen books in July or August when I had time, especially not including classics. The problem is I have a lot of books that I have started and want to finish, it’s halloween so, like everyone else, I want to read something (slightly) scary and I have some books for review. We’ll see. I’m going to aim for half of them I think, and hope for the best!

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  1. What We Left Behind – Robin Talley (this is an ARC that needs to be reviewed before its release date of the 22nd)
  2. The Light That Gets Lost – Natasha Carthew (Again this is an ARC but it doesn’t come out until November – but it looks so good and I cannot wait to read it)
  3. Need – Joelle Charbonneau (This is an ARC that comes out very early November and so I need to read this! The plot looks so intriguing and I’m really looking forward to starting it, although I may leave it to a time when I have a little less work to do because it seems like the kind of book I’ll want to focus on properly)
  4. The Invasion of the Tearling – Erika Johansen (Oh my days the sooner that I get to this the better I cannot wait…!)
  5. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde (I’ve already started this and I’m really enjoying it! I just had to put it down for a while because I was really tired by the time I was getting to bed (and when I picked it up therefore) and couldn’t focus on it)
  6. The Divine Comedy – Dante (This book is so so beautiful and I honestly am so excited to read it! This is another one that I’ve already started).
  7. More Than This – Patrick Ness (I’ve already started this, but struggled with it as a read before bed as it’s quite dark and I wanted something I could just chill and relax with!)
  8. Rook – Shannon Cameron (This was the Perustopia book club book and yes I missed the liveshow deadline thingy (the time to have read it by) but I’m about halfway through and am struggling to get motivated to pick it back up, despite the fact that I was really enjoying it)
  9. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs (This is as spooky as I’ll go – I’m such a wimp – and it’s perfect for halloween coming up!)
  10. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D. H. Lawrence (I need to read this for school asap, but I’m struggling to find the motivation (for the same reason as Dorian Gray, I’m too tired to focus on a classic in the evenings when I read!))
  11. The Accident Season – Moira Fowley-Doyle (I’ve heard that this is set in October and there’s something about reading a book in the month it’s set! It’s also quite short!)
  12. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare (Since starting Hamlet at school this year and realising just how much I enjoy (and actually shockingly understand) Shakespeare, I’ve wanted to pick up another of his plays, and this is the one I have, for some reason, wanted to read for ages!)
  13. On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan (I have started reading this and I’m really enjoying it so far, and it’s really short!)
  14. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley (I’ve been meaning to read this for ages and I’m enjoying dystopians at the moment)

So yeah, a rather long list, but these are the books that I’m really in the mood to read at the moment! I’m just hoping to have a better reading month than September…