Monthly TBR – December 2019

9 months in and I’m still enjoying making these TBR list. Occassionally I will read off the list or something will come up and I will need to read a different book, but mostly I have stuck to what I decided on and read from it. I don’t feel pressure which is good. I feel like I have enough options that it doesn’t stress me out and I like that.

Here is a look at how November went for me based off my original list:

It wasn’t the best reading month for me, but I did read some really great books like The Map from Here to There, A Quiet Kind of Thunder and Meet Me at Midnight. Highly recommend those make your TBR.

For December I am going to wing it. I only have 9 books left to read to reach my Goodreads goal so I’m most likely going to read a lot of romance and maybe a reread or two. Keeping it simple for the last month of the year. I’ll be back in January with another TBR list though.

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Monthly TBR – November 2019

For 8 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 mostly I feel like I have been sticking to my plan and it has been a lot of fun. October was a particularly good reading month for me. I was only reading romance books and I ended up reading 12 books. Two of the books on my original list went unread because I got early access to The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abbi Jimenez and The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa, and it was worth it. Make sure you add both to your TBR.

Here is a look at how October went for me based off my original list:

I’m back to mixing it up some in November. I’m doing a reading challenge at work and we have to read the alphabet. I still need J, N, Q, X, Y, and Z so I have three books that start with 3 of those letters on my list. If you have recommendations for J, X and/or Z, please shout them out. I can’t win since I host, but I want to get as close as I can to finishing the alphabet.

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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.

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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