Hello everyone! I think I’m going insane. Like medically crazy. Okay, maybe not, but I do have 24 books on my TBR this month, which is more than a little bit demented. I wonder how many words I can find to mean insane… Anyway, before I become even more deranged (see, there is another synonym) and add more books to this list, here is my TBR for September.
The Ones I Need to Read
- Initiate by Laura L. Fox. I received this YA Sci-Fi ARC from the publisher (OfTomes Publishing) in exchange for an honest review. This book will be released on the 15th of November and my review should be going up on the 19th of October. From the very little I know, there is something about the Antarctic and ice and Research Facilities.
- The Duchess Quest by C. K. Brooke. I received a review copy of this book through YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This is not a blog tour and you can expect my review for this book on the 10th of October. From what I gather, there is a lost Duchess of Jordinia who has been long-assumed assassinated and a competition to find her in which the prize is her hand in marriage.This is the first book in the Jordinia series.
- Fates Divided by Jules Barnard. I am participating in the book tour for this book hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You should expect a review of this book coming out on the 26th of September, unless I do not deign to give it three stars, in which case there will only be an excerpt. However, there are Fae and hot guys and chemistry classes gone wrong, so I’m hoping this might become one of my new guilty-pleasure type reads!
- The Ugly by Alexander Boldizar. This is one of the book club books of the month that I am hosting. It comes out on September 7th, so that is when the read will start. Jackie and I are actually working with the publisher (Brooklyn Arts Press) for this one and if you read it with us and pre-order it using our pre-order links you actually get it for cheaper! So do join us here. This is about a boulder-throwing man from Siberia who’s tribal land land is taken from him and his family. He then travels all over the world learning the words of law rather than the weight of stones in order to get his land back for his people. As I’m writing this I have yet to pre-order it, so I really need to get on with it and do that.
- Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi. As I am writing this I am waiting for my pre-order to come in the post. This is the other book club book of the month that I am hosting (join us through the link in the previous book description). It’s Tahereh Mafi’s first foray into Middle Grade and I am very excited. All I know about it is that it is a world where colour equals magic and one girl is born colourless. And that there is some kind of journey to find her father. You may be able to tell that I like going into books knowing only the bare minimum.
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. This is the fiction book of the month that the wonderful Jackie is hosting (we co-moderate the book club). She also has a blog so you should check her out here. We read one of Fredrik Backman’s books awhile back and both absolutely loved it, so we are really excited about this one. This time, we meet Ove, a neighbour known to be grumpy until someone melts his heart (or well, the tough exterior that covers his heart, anyway).
The Ones I Want to Read
- The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas. I need to reread this before the 6th of August because EOS is coming out and I cannot remember any details about the events in these novellas, but I’m really excited to reread it! If you didn’t know, this is the bind-up of the Throne of Glass novellas.
- Defy by Raine Thomas. Continuing with my reread of the Estilorians series, I am going to reread the Firstborn trilogy this month (books 4-6 in the Estilorians series), beginning with this one! This is my favourite book out of all 7, so I’m looking forward to it.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling. Oh look! Another reread. Continuing with my reread of the series, I will be reading the 5th Harry Potter book this month. I actually started it at the end of August, but only got to page 210.
- Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. This comes out on September 6th and I know what I’ll be doing that night! This is the 5th book in the Throne of Glass series and I cannot wait. My only regret is having to go to school on that day.
- Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. This is the third and final book in the Graceling Realm companion series and finishing a series is always exciting! I’m ready to delve back into this world where some people have special powers and cool eyes.
- Der Teezauberer von Ewald Arenz. All I know is that the main character loves books and tea and that there is magic involved. I’m excited. Ich weiße nur dass die Hauptfigur Tee und Buchen mag und dass es Magie gibt. Ich bin dafür aufgeregt.
- Twelve Kings by Bradley Beaulieu. I saw this book on Pièra Forde’s channel on YouTube and instantly bought it. She compared to a more description heavy Throne of Glass, so I’m really excited! This is the first book in the Song of the Shattered Sands series.
- Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield. I read Seed by Lisa Heathfield earlier this year and so I am really excited to read this one containing the classic evil stepmother. I’m hoping that, like Seed, this will be a very original and unique contemporary.
- The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh. I haven’t read a lot of historical fiction yet, but I think this one set in South Africa in 1880 should do!
- Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs. This is the final book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, a sort of horror-fantasy type YA series! I’m excited to finally finish it!
- The Black Prism by Brent Weeks. I found this book on PeruseProject (YouTube channel) and it seems really interesting with the different types of colours and magics. I can’t wait to start this series.
- The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester. This will be a reread for me and one that, I’m sure, will make me feel quite nostalgic. This is one of my favourite childhood books and I look forward to revisiting some early sci-fi with flying and genetic manipulation all thrown into the bundle.
- The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards. This seems like it could either be heart-warming or heart-breaking with a story of a child abandoned by her father without her mother’s knowledge.
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. This was on my list of books that I wanted to start this year, so with that and the upcoming release of its sequel next month, this is a perfect opportunity for me to start it!
- The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton. Continuing on with the Thessaly series, I am ready to revisit a slightly more unsettled Republic.
- This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab. This will be my first V. E. Schwab book (even though I have owned A Darker Shade of Magic for ages), so I really hope I love it!
The Ones I Want to Make Progress With
- The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (t.e.) by Jack Zipes & (i.) Andrea Dezsö
- The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri
- Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari & Eric Klinenberg
You know what makes the size of this TBR even more ridiculous? I might get more review copies and I’m starting up at school again and I have no idea what I’ll need to read or when. Great! Also, I am obsessed with the song Heathens by Twenty One Pilot. Anyway, HAPPY READING, Keira x.