August 4, 2016 • Cee • Discussion

too much tbr august

My desire to read in July was non-existent. I was just…stuck. I’ve been super busy with my sister visiting and a whole bunch of other things. I just hope my reading will be different (better) in August. I need it to be!

For those who do not know, Too Much TBR is a way to help me see which books I really need to read and tackle them. It helps a lot seeing a visual of the books on my TBR pile.

Let’s discuss what I read last month, and what I’m reading this month!


In July, I had eight books I wanted to read. I only read four and a half. Not my best month. I spent majority of July in a major reading slump, and my sister was visiting so she

The four books I read were:

  • Learning to Swear in America – It took me forever to read this book, not because it was boring, but because it made me think about Anton Yelchin.
  • Arabella of Mars – Very disappointing book. It was so disjointed, and lacked worldbuilding and character development. Sometimes things came out of left field because the book spends a lot of time talking about ship life instead of other important things.
  • The Trouble with Twins – So cute! This is a sweet Middle Grade story about a pair of twins. The parents are awful, but very ridiculous. It was fun and disturbing, just the way I like my Middle Grades. ;)
  • Supergirl at Super Hero High – Wonder Woman, move over! It’s Supergirl’s time! I could relate to all of Supergirl’s insecurities and worries.

I DNFed When We Was Fierce because it was offensive (in terms of how inaccurate the vernacular is).


I already finished The Girl Who Drank the Moon (fairytale-esque, a witch, magic, and a young girl wanting to protect her family), and I love this Middle Grade book. Love. Love. Loveeeee.

Books I gotta read: Ghostly Echoes (the third in the Jackaby series! I can’t wait to learn more about Jenny Cavanaugh!), The Unbelievable FIB: The Trickster’s Tale (Norse mytholoy inspired! + Middle Grade!), and DC Comics Secret Hero Society: Study Hall of Justice (kid Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne, & Diana Prince!)

August is also ARC August, which means I have arcs I want to tackle! Those arcs are: The Smaller Evil (yay Stephanie Kuehn!), It Looks Like This (I haven’t heard to much about this LGBTQ+ book so I hope I enjoy it), Sometimes We Tell the Truth (yes to a modernization of The Canterbury Tales), The Graces (I’m excited about witches, but I haven’t been hearing good things about this book :\), The Courage Test (a boy + his father+ the wilderness + Lewis and Clark)and Vassa in the Night (Inspired by the Russian folktale Vasilissa the Beautiful. Enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn. High society.)! 

Note: All these books here do not account for other books that may slip into my TBR list (because mood reading will probably happen) nor of the comics I will be reading. I’m sure I missed other books I want to read this month too, but since I can’t remember, it must not be priority, right? Let’s hope I make a dent in my TBR books for June!

How was your July? Tell me what’s on your August TBR list. Have you read any of the books on my lists? Or are you planning to read them? 


4 Responses to “TOO MUCH TBR • August 2016”

  1. I hope August is a better reading month for you! Slumps are the worst. Study Hall of Justice is a very adorable and fun graphic novel! The Graces sounds really good. Enjoy!

  2. Tasya says:

    I also have The Girl Who Drank The Moon, but I haven’t read it yet. July was a really productive reading month, but not the best one. I think I’m going to slow down my reading in August and focused more in reading some ARCs :)

  3. Resh Susan says:

    Great list. I am very curious about The Girl who drank the moon. Interesting title right? And oh my! Te cover of Graces is so stunning

  4. Alexa S. says:

    Another month, another TBR! It sounds like you’ve got your work cut out for you this August. Here’s to hoping you totally read a ton of books! I’m not officially joining in on ARC August, sadly, but I definitely plan to unofficially be reading a bunch of ARCs this month too ;)

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