I wished I was successful at reading in October like September, but unfortunately, I wasn’t having that. I haven’t been in a “read from your priority TBR list” mood all month, which sucks. All I wanted to read were non-priority, which was a lot of nonfiction books. At least I was still reading.
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!
|BACK IN SEPTEMBER|
In September, I read half of the books I needed to read.
- That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston: Kind of a yawn-fest.
- 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough: Thriller with unexpected twists I hadn’t foreseen coming. Very riveting.
- Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis: Love how the story is told, and enjoyed seeing the MC grow to embrace her school.
- The Dragon Tea Society by Katie O’Neill: Tea dragons!! Gorgeous art! I have my own tea dragon!!
- There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins: This was September’s read that I finally got to finish. It wasn’t the ode to campy 90s scary movies that I wanted.
I started these books, but didn’t finish (only because of mood):
- Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore (Magical realism + “if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish”? Tell me more.)
- Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (Graphic novel about an Indian-American girl trying to fit in at high school + family history.)
- All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry (Don’t know what to expect from this book, but I was promised magic.)
- A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo (Psychological thriller with queer main characters!
|PRIORITY OCTOBER READS|
For November, my TBR is vastly smaller than previous months.
- Artemis by Andy Weir (Space pirates!!!)
- City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (Set in a future Middle Eastern Kingdom with djinns and such + con artists!! Already started this, and I’m in love with the writing and the story!!!)
- A World Without “Whom”: The Essential Guide to Language in the Buzzfeed Age by Emmy J. Favilla (Interesting look at how language and words have changed in the digital age of the Internet)
- Ready to Fall by Marcella Pixley (About grief + boy who believes his mother’s tumor has taken up residence in his own brain)
Let’s see if I can get a 100% read?
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 November!