December TBR

As the year comes to a close, I figured I’d try to get as many of the books I’ve previously had on my TBRs completed. This means that my December TBR is going to be longer than normal. However, I’m not going to put as much pressure on myself to complete this list. Instead, my monthly goal will be to read as many of these titles as I can.

Of course, I’ll be planning my reading around work and the holiday season, so I don’t think I’ll be able to get all of these read. My prediction is I’ll get maybe 8 or 9 books from this list read (if I’m lucky). After all, the holidays mean family time – and I’m willing to sacrifice some reading for that. And, of course, I added a couple new books to the list – I couldn’t help myself!

Once again, I’ve placed a nice mix of Physical Books, AudioBooks, and eBooks.

So, how crazy long is this TBR?

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November TBR

What’s a TBR if not meant to be broken? (Cue awkward laugh) In all seriousness, I know I’m not the best at keeping true to the TBRs I post, but I still find them helpful when I’m not sure what I want to read. Besides that, I feel a sense of accomplishment when I finish a book that I actually planned on reading.

After having such a successful reading month in October, I’m hoping to follow along the same path – have a small TBR so as to not stress over reads and give myself lots of freedom to pick up anything. With easy goals to reach, I know I can get at least most of the way there – and I won’t finish the month off feeling like I didn’t do enough. Reading isn’t that fun when you’re forcing yourself to do it. Instead, I plan to cuddle up with little miss Yzma and a good book and enjoy every world I have the pleasure of being in – if only for a little while.

For simplicity’s sake – and to help me remember when I check back on my TBR when I want to pick up a book – I’ve colour coded what format the book is in. There’s a mix of physical books, AudioBooks, and eBooks – just to keep things interesting (for myself, of course).

Enough of my blathering on, here are the books I plan to read in November:

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September TBR

While I haven’t posted a TBR in a couple of months, I’m ready to start this back up again. I know I don’t stay 100% true to these lists when I post them, but at least they give me some guidance as to what I want to get read. I also find that TBRs help reduce my indecisiveness when faced with 400+ books to choose from. It’s nice to switch things up every once in a while, but it’s also nice to have a place to look should I want to grab a book without having too think too hard about it.

As I’ve just gotten a new fur baby (pictured below), I plan on having a lot more downtime at home where I can chill out with my girl Yzma as get some quality reading done. What’s better than sitting with a good book, a warm cup of tea, and a cuddly puppy?

Yzma

Total books: 5

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May TBR

Now that my undergraduate career is over, I’ve got more time to read for pleasure. That being said, I don’t want to set goals that are too lofty. Here is the list of books that I hope to read throughout the month, minus a select few that I will get into at a later time.

Total books: 4

Replica by Jenna Black (Book 1): as a book I borrowed from the library, I was very interested in the synopsis. However, I am partway through this story right now and am still struggling to finish it. I’ve given myself the first week of the month to finish this book before DNFing it for real.

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (Book 1): Another library book I hauled in March, I’m still interested in getting to it. I’m hoping that I enjoy this read more than Replica even though I got them both from the library on a whim.

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger (Book 1): This is a series I picked up after watching Regan (PeruseProject) on BookTube. She’s had nothing but good things to say about the book and most of the books she’s reviewed that I’ve read I’ve had similar opinions on. I’m excited to begin the series.

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (Book 1): While I’ve already read the Women of the Underworld Series, I tend to reread them about once a year. This is my favourite series of all time, and has been for about 8 years now since I first picked it up. I’m looking forward to going through the world again as Armstrong remains one of my favourite authors of all time and I have yet to read something of hers that I haven’t liked.

April TBR

As the final term of my undergraduate degree comes to an end, my focus this month will heavily be on finishing assignments and getting ready for my final exams. While I do plan on finishing the books I borrowed from the library, I don’t expect much leisurely reading to be completed before the second half of the month. That being said, here are the books I plan to get to this month.

Total books: 4

Replica by Jenna Black (Book 1): as a book I borrowed from the library, I was very interested in the synopsis. However, I am partway through this story right now and am struggling to finish it. However, this is the first book I hope to finish this month.

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (Book 1): Another library book I hauled last month, I’m still interested in getting to it. As a fan of fantastical stories mixed with royalty, I’m hoping this book will be more my speed than Replica seems to be.

Heart of Thorns by Free Barton (Book 1): While I originally borrowed this book from the library, I returned that copy and got one of my own. Either way, this is definitely a book I want to get to this month.

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Mesenger (Book 1): Back in January I acquired the first 5 books in this series. As I’ve heard nothing but good things about it from multiple sources, I’m looking forward to getting time to pick this series up. Since these books are on the longer side I was waiting for exams to be done to pick them up. This will definitely be the first book I pick up after my final exam.

March TBR

  1. On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
  2. Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto (Book 1)
  3. Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong (Book 4)

 

This month, I plan to focus mostly on my school work. I know I said that about February, but March is midterm season which means I can’t slack off the way I did in February. School is more important than my love of books so I don’t expect to do much reading this month. I have to sacrifice my reading for fun this month since I didn’t properly space out my reading in February, but that was the decision I made so I will have to deal with the consequences now. Don’t feel like every month you need to read a lot. Sometimes you need to slow down your reading and take care of the other stuff in your life. And that’s okay.

As well, I’m going postpone my planned reading of Skyward because I’m not in the right head space for it right now. Sometimes you don’t accurately follow your TBR, and that’s okay. I’ll get to this book when I’m ready for it and I’m sure I’ll enjoy the read.