Monthly TBR – October 2019

For 7 months I have been doing this reading list/TBR list and I truly have been loving it. I admit there are times I have strayed but I have had valid reasons and one was because of NYCC (which I just got back from). But other than that I feel like I have been sticking to my plan and it has been a lot of fun. I didn’t read a lot of books in September (although I am about 40% through Scars Like Wings) but I read what I needed to and I’m happy with it.

Here is a look at how September went for me:

October is a different kind of month for me. I decided a while ago I was going to read romance books so my TBR list consists of only those. Since I am posting this late I hate already read 2 on the list and have started the third. Here’s hoping I can make a good dent on my Goodreads challenge.

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Monthly TBR – September 2019

I have made it 6 months doing a TBR List and I’m still really enjoying myself. August was pretty good since it was ARC August. I read a good amount of ARCs I have been meaning to read or was really excited for. I did read one book that was not on my original list since it was Becoming by Michelle Obama and I had been on hold at the library for a million years. And I reread Anna and the French Kiss because it was my 40th birthday and that book fills me with love. And I did have one DNF. But all in all, it was a good reading month.

Here is a look at how August went for me:

For September I plan to read two New to Me books since I didn’t get to the August one because I was reading mostly ARCs and Becoming changed my plan a little. I am also reading some books I need to for something that is happening in October (more to come on that soon!!!!). I’m about halfway through with one of these on the list and it is a lot of fun.

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Monthly TBR – August 2019 (#ARCAugust and #Reviewathon)

This is month five of my TBR list making. In March I tried categories and it was a bust. So when April rolled around I went back to something I haven’t done in a long time, a list of actual book titles. That seemed to work and I had a lot of success with it. At the beginning of each month, I create a new TBR list and  I have been reading based off those books and I’m kind of loving it.

Here is a look at how July went for me:

July was a mixed bag in terms of success. I did spend a lot of time reading Vow of Thieves because it was so good I was savoring it. I wish I had gotten through a couple more, but August is a new month.

Actually August is ARC August, hosted by the fab ladies of Read. Sleep. Repeat. They have hosted this challenge for 6 years and admittedly I was a little late to the party. Last year was my first time doing it but I plan to keep it up. My ARC pile (physical and eARCs) is a lot, to put it mildly, so this is perfect to get some of those old ARCs off my list and read them. It also is perfectly coinciding with Reviewathon, hosted by Netgalley. Timing couldn’t be better!

Now on to the August TBR list made up of all ARCs minus the New to Me option and my planned reread of Anna on my 40th birthday.

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Monthly TBR – July 2019

This is month four of my TBR list making. In March I tried categories and it was a bust. So when April rolled around I went back to something I haven’t done in a long time, a list of actual book titles. That seemed to work and I had a lot of success with it. At the beginning of each month, I create a new TBR list and  I have been reading based off those books and I’m kind of loving it.

Here is a look at how June went for me:

June wasn’t the best for me in terms of the number of books read, but I’m okay with that. I read two fantastic books, A Heart So Fierce and Broken and Field Notes on Love, so that makes up for not reading as many as I would have liked. (Side note: I am about 40% done with The Best Lies)

My July reading list has me super excited! There seems to be a royalty theme going on and I don’t hate it. But what I’m really excited for? Vow of Thieves by Mary Pearson which will be my next book after I finish The Best Lies. And the “surprise book” listed is a book that I may read but I don’t want to say anything in case I hate it and it disappoints people. HA

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Monthly TBR – June 2019

This is month three of my TBR list making. In March I tried categories and it was a bust. So when April rolled around I went back to something I haven’t done in a long time, a list of actual book titles. That seemed to work and I had a lot of success with it. Figured why not and tried it for May. May was also a success. If you don’t believe me, take a look:

Okay so it is a little deceiving since I DNFd two of the books, but I completed 8 of them and finished the long book I was reading in April. To me, this was a success and in the grand scheme of things that’s all that matters.

Since this seems to be working it is time to share my June TBR. This one is a tad different because I have two wild card categories. The reason for this is I’m hoping to get a couple of books I requested this month and if I do they will slide right into those spots. So not really wild cards since I know the titles, but I don’t want to get my hopes up too much. We shall see.

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