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.

What do you do for a monthly TBR? Do you stick to a list or wing it? Are you doing ARC August or Reviewathon? Share in the comments.

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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

What do you do for a monthly TBR? Do you stick to a list or wing it? Share in the comments.

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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.

What do you do for a monthly TBR? Do you stick to a list or wing it? Share in the comments.

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Monthly TBR – April 2019

The past couple of months I have been trying new ways to organize my monthly reading. I guess these aren’t really new since I used to do them all the time, but they feel new because it’s been a while. In March I decided to go back to the category reading. I was somewhat successful, but I felt a little limited which was strange because the categories were broad. But it just didn’t feel right so I decided to try something else in April, something I haven’t done in a long, long time.  I took 11 titles that sounded exciting to me and decided that would be my April reading list.

   
*currently about half-way through We Hunt the Flames

To be honest I wasn’t sure how it would go. Like I said, I did this once, a long time ago before I became a mood reader. But I also felt like I had enough variety on my list that I could attempt it. And I knew I had more books on it than I would actually get through so I did have some choice. Was I successful? Personally, I consider it a win. So much, in fact, I am doing it again (after I finish We Hunt the Flames) in May.

What do you do for a monthly TBR? Do you stick to a list or wing it? Share in the comments.

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Monthly TBR – March 2019

Back in early March, I discussed how I was going to try and go back to a modified version of my TBR list for 2015.  It had been so long since I have done a TBR category list and I realized how out of practice I was. Things definitely didn’t go as planned for me but it was a fun exercise. Will I do it again? I’m not sure. It is possible I outgrew that style of reading. But here is what I read for each category in March:

This book ended up being a DNF. You can find out more HERE, but I wasn’t able to get past page 83.

Originally this was going to be a different book since my tour stop for Love from A to Z isn’t until the end of April, but there was a change of plans and I’m so happy I read this one early.

In truth, I could have used a few different books in this category, but this reread and March release fit perfectly.

This was an entertaining read. It was quick and fun. Nothing special, but fun nonetheless.

I started this one in February but finished in March so I’m going to say it counts. 🙂

This book happened to come in from the library and I devoured it and loved, loved, loved it. One of my favorite Christina Lauren books.

These are the two categories I didn’t hit in March. I guess I could use a few books in the Purchased category, but they fit in others so this will go unfilled.

Like I said, it was a fun exercise but I don’t know if I will do it every month.

Did you try a TRB list in March? How did it go?

*click on the book covers for more information on each book.

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