August 2017 TBR

Here’s by TBR list for August! I’m aiming for 8 books, to keep on track with my goal of reading 100 books before the year is out. I’m keeping a couple of slots open for random books that might strike my fancy, or for sequels I have to read immediately.

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Plot Perfect by Paula Munier

My writer friend lent this book to me. I’ve only read a couple of books about writing, but they all turned out to be pretty awesome. Hopefully this one is no exception.


False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen

This was on last month’s TBR, and this time I *promise* I’ll get to it this month. 😄 This book has been recommended to me so many times, and it sounds quite intriguing, so I really should pick it up.

V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram

I’ve loved all of Kelly Oram’s books so far, so I’m excited to start this new series by her. I already have the ebook sitting on my phone, so it shouldn’t be to hard to pick up. It follows a girl who has vowed to remain a virgin, and a rockstar who disagrees.

Re Designed by Denise Swank

This is the second book in a series I read quite a while ago. It’s a romance with college students as the main characters. I believe in this one the main character is studying design, hence the title.

Forgotten Honeymoon by Beverly Farr

I’m sort of ashamed to admit I read these types of books. But sometimes you just need a good, predictable romance book. I enjoyed Beverly Farr’s “Love and Chocolate” series, so I’m hoping this one will be great as well.


Soldier by Kagawa

I read the first two books in this series last month and loved them. Dragons? Dragon slayers? Fast-packed action? Hints of romance? Count me in!

 

Have you read any of these books? How were they? Any books I need to add?

❤️ Annette

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July 2017 TBR

Hello! Here is my TBR (to be read) list for July. I’m not sure if I’ll get to all of these, but I’m certainly going to try! Some of these are sequels to books I’ve previously read. Expect to see reviews for those books in the coming months.

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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

I first heard about this book through an incredibly well done Ted Talk (which you can find on YouTube here). After reading one of his other books So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed (review coming soon!) and enjoying it, I definitely want to check this one out as well. In it he studies the “madness industry” and how it has evolved over time. Is there really a such thing as a psychopath? Do you look at people differently if you’re expecting them to be a psychopath?

Heaven’s Queen
by Rachel Bach

This is book three in the Paradox series. Rachel Bach does an amazing job of developing incredibly unique characters and the cultures surrounding them. Not only is the main character absoultely kick-butt, but the other characters are not even human – they come from distinct alien species. This series is probably the first adult science-fiction series I’ve read, and I’m super excited to see what this book brings.

Sugar and Spice by Lisa Papademetiou

I’m not sure if I’ve shared this yet, but I love cupcake/sweet themed books. This is book three in the Confectionately Yours series, an adorable middle-grade collection that follows Haley as she navigates the perils of junior high. She turns all of her problems into cupcakes at her grandmother’s tea shops. And the books actually include her recipes!

Scooby Doo y el Barco Hundido by James Gelsey

I’m always trying to improve my Spanish, so I try to read books to increase my vocabulary. While I can (and have) read more complex novels in Spanish, I’m more comfortable at a children’s chapter book level. This book, which in English is Scooby Doo and the Sunken Ship follows Scooby Doo’s adventures at the beach.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

I first heard about this book via YouTuber Thoughts on Tomes. Then, my friend read it and recommended it. And since this particular friend has excellent taste in books, that means I have to read it! It is about an “audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters” according to Goodreads. I can’t wait to read it. (Also, the cover of the book I’ve borrowed is much prettier than the one pictured here.)

The False Prince by Jennifer Neilson

This is one that I probably should have read years ago. It’s the first book in a young-adult fantasy trilogy, and it’s another one lent to me by my friend (the one with impeccable book taste). It follows an orphan named Sage who is recruited to be a “puppet prince” for the king, presumably to do a nobleman’s bidding. It sounds enthralling and I hope it lives up to its potential.


The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

This book follows a boy-magician and a powerful genie he has summoned. I don’t know much beyond that – but do I really need too? I also get the impression that the genie is somewhat snarky – I’ll have to read the book to find out!


Redwall by Brian Jacques

I’ve been obsessed with reading about mice since at least first grade, and my friends were flabbergasted to find out that I’ve never read this book. So after it’s long-standing place on my to-read list, it will (hopefully) finally be read! I can’t wait to read what happens in this kingdom of animals.

So that’s my TBR list for July! Which one should I start with? Have you read any of these? What did you think? I’d love to hear from you!

❤️ Annette