Tackling My TBR: September 2023

Friday, September 01, 2023

 Tackling My TBR is a monthly post, where I share my reading plans for the upcoming month. September is going to go by so quickly, I just know it. Instead of having a grand summer vacation, I decided to move my plans to September - since it's my birthday month - and I will be traveling for 9 days this month. I am so excited for the trip! However, my reading may suffer because of it so I won't be picking books out of my TBR jar this month. Instead, I decided to focus on some books that have been on my TBR the oldest and see if I can prioritize them this month. Also, I hope to continue in the two yearly readathons I am participating in. September is going to be a great month!

I have had these books on my TBR mountain for way too long and hopefully, this is the month to finally change that! I would love to hear about some of your oldest books on your TBR too, drop them in the comments below.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare: So, I am quite behind in the Shadowhunter world. I have managed to remain spoiler-free on the more recent series and I am excited to dive back into Clare's books. This book is the oldest (in terms of adding it to my TBR shelf) book of my shelves so it's time to finally pick it up!

The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead: I knew my TBR was a bit too ambitious last month. I wasn't able to finish this book, the conclusion to Mead's Bloodlines series. Since I am in the middle of it now and enjoying it, I hope to finish it in a few days!

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge: I adored Cruel Beauty! Honestly, I have been waiting for more books from Hodge because I know if I finally read this duology, I won't have any more Hodge books to devour. A new release from her was recently announced for next year, 2024, so I can pick this one up and then won't have to wait long for her next book.

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld: It has been a long time since I have read anything by Westerfeld. I have heard that this one plays with structure as it tells two stories - one of a teen author writing a book and the other of the actual book she has written. It sounds cool so I am excited to start it!

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers: Isn't this a throwback to YA fantasy? These books have different covers now but the cover above is the one that I have on my shelves. This is the sequel to His Fair Assassin trilogy.

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye: I remember I found this series in a used book store and it sounded like a really fun fantasy series. However, I haven't heard many people mention this series even when it was first published, so I am excited to give it a go and see how amazing it is.

I have decided to follow these two reading challenges throughout the year. The two reading challenges are BookandLala’s Buzzwordathon and the Year in Aeldia reading challenge from Book Roast. Here are the two books I found that fit the prompts of each of the challenges:

Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey (Buzzwordathon: game words): This prompt took some thinking because I couldn't find any books that I would consider game words except the word "game." However, after scouring my shelves, I finally came across "chance" and thought that the perfect word for this prompt!

Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon (Aeldia: a book with romance): I have adored Rachel Lynn Solomon's books, but I have only read her YA books so I am excited to try out her adult romances, starting with this one. 

What are you reading this month?

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  1. I started going through my bookshelf and by Goodreads TBR list. I've been removing books from the list I know I'll never read. Lots of them I added almost 10 years ago, and my reading tastes have changed. I created a new TBR list, of sorts, from my bookshelf. I listed the unread books that I want to read so that I can remember to read them amidst all the other books I've been reading. Like you, I've also found some books I truly have been meaning to read for forever.