August Wrapup + September TBR


Read:

  1. The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) – Erika Johansen *review*
  2. Alex + Ada (Alex + Ada #1) – Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn *review*
  3. Alex + Ada (Alex + Ada #2) – Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn *review*
  4. Alex + Ada (Alex + Ada #3) – Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn *review*
  5. Nimona – Noelle Stevenson *review*
  6. In Real Life – Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang *review*
  7. Bunny Drop (Bunny Drop Volume #1) – Yumi Unita *review*

TBR:

  1. Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy #1) – Robin Hobb
  2. The Mime Order (The Bones Season #2) – Samantha Shannon
  3. Mask of Shadows (Mask of Shadows #1) – Linsey Miller
  4. The Dressmaker’s Secret (The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy #1) – Kellyn Roth

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June Wrapup + July TBR


Read:

  1. Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) – Kendare Blake *review*
  2. Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) – Cassandra Clare *review*
  3. Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5) – Kazu Kibuishi *review*
  4. Escape From Lucien (Amulet #6) – Kazu Kibuishi *review*
  5. Firelight (Amulet #7) – Kazu Kibuishi *review*
  6. July Lightning (Bad Bloods #4) – Shannon A. Thompson *review*
  7. Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #4) – Iain Reading *review*

TBR:

  1. Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy #1) – Robin Hobb
  2. Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #5) – Iain Reading
  3. The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1) – Samantha Shannon

October Wrapup + November TBR


Read:

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) – J. K. Rowling *review*
  2. Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassins #1) – Robin LaFevers *review*
  3. Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1) – Tamora Pierce *review*
  4. Fire (Graceling Realm #2) – Kristin Cashore *review*
  5. In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness #2) – Tamora Pierce *review*

TBR:

  1. Mercer Street (American Journey #2) – John A. Heldt
  2. Indiana Belle (American Journey #3) – John A. Heldt
  3. Class of ’59 (American Journey #4) – John A. Heldt
  4. November Rain (Bad Bloods #1) – Shannon A. Thompson
  5. November Snow (Bad Bloods #2) – Shannon A. Thompson
  6. What We’ll Do For Blood (The Almost Human #1) – C. L. Mannarino
  7. Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things #1) – Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
  8. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4) – Rick Riordan

I PROMISE I WILL GET ALL THE REVIEW BOOKS DONE THIS MONTH!

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September Wrapup + October TBR


Read:

  1. Flawed (Flawed #1) – Cecelia Ahern *review*
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) – J. K. Rowling *review*

TBR:

  1. Mercer Street (American Journey #2) – John A. Heldt
  2. Indiana Belle (American Journey #3) – John A. Heldt
  3. Class of ’59 (American Journey #4) – John A. Heldt
  4. November Rain (Bad Bloods #1) – Shannon A. Thompson
  5. November Snow (Bad Bloods #2) – Shannon A. Thompson
  6. What We’ll Do For Blood (The Almost Human #1) – C. L. Mannarino
  7. Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) – Robin LaFevers
  8. Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things #1) – Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
  9. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4) – Rick Riordan
  10. Fire (Graceling Realm #2) – Kristin Cashore

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July Wrapup + August TBR


Read:

  1. September Sky (American Journey #3) – John A. Heldt *review*
  2. Nerve – Jeanne Ryan *review*

TBR:

  1. Mercer Street (American Journey #2) – John A. Heldt
  2. Indiana Belle (American Journey #3) – John A. Heldt
  3. November Rain (Bad Bloods #1) – Shannon A. Thompson
  4. November Snow (Bad Bloods #2) – Shannon A. Thompson

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June Wrapup + July TBR


Read:

  1. Fallout (Crank #3) – Ellen Hopkins *review*
  2. Sword of Deaths (The Scythe Wielder’s Secret #2) – Christopher Mannino *review*
  3. Homecoming (The 100 #3) – Kass Morgan *review*
  4. Never Mind My Thigh Gap – Sarah Newton *review*
  5. Just One Night (Just One Day #2.5) – Gayle Forman *review*
  6. The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) – Rick Riordan *review*

TBR:

  1. September Sky (American Journey #1) – John A. Heldt
  2. Mercer Street (American Journey #2) – John A. Heldt
  3. Indiana Belle (American Journey #3) – John A. Heldt
  4. November Rain (Bad Bloods #1) – Shannon A. Thompson
  5. November Snow (Bad Bloods #2) – Shannon A. Thompson

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Intimidating TBR


TBR.

To Be Read.

The intimidating pile of unread books.

Books, books, and huh. More books.

Now. The problem of having “too many books” isn’t really a big problem. Why would it be a big deal to have a variety to choose from? Hmmmm.

I am currently 7 books behind on my Goodreads goal, but I have about 200 books on my shelves that I’d love to read. How does this happen? I am going to blame my busy life and the school year coming to a close, but I also have a difficult time deciding on a book. The thing with me is that I impulsively start books even if I don’t want to just because I feel obligated to read them because I’ve read the first few in the series.

Shocking, but true. Why would you choose to read something you don’t want to, Aubrey? Idk man.

My TBR pile is extremely large, and it is my goal to read as many of the books on my shelves as I can this year. I’ve read 24 books this year, and I’m pretty proud of that, but I’m still behind on my Goodreads goal. *cough 7 books.* I find that I struggle with having a large TBR pile because I feel overwhelmed and obligated to read and finish books. Problem? Yes and no.

I think my plan for attacking my pile of unread books is to just read them in the order on my shelves. I have all of my books in a beautiful rainbow *with some overflow on the top* and I always look at them and am proud of the books I’ve read. So, I think it would be good for me to read them as they appear on my shelves.

I also think that I should finish the *way too* many series I’ve started. I haven’t read all the Harry Potter books. I know. I know. I’m reading them this summer. Pinky promise. I’ve not finished the Giver Quartet. I haven’t finished Percy Jackson, Vampire Academy, Twilight, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Hundred, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Rebel Belle, The Wrath and the Dawn, Outlander, The Raven Cycle. The list literally just goes on and on and on and on. I think that I NEED to finish some of these series in order to feel better about myself and have some closure.

I have no idea how I’m going to read all my books, but my goal is to have all the books on my shelves read before I leave for college. I have one and a half full years.

I CAN DO IT.

Take down the intimidating TBR pile!

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