I had a very successful September. I wished I got through all of them since I read through most, but alas. It’s better than nothing!
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 aimed to get ten books read, and guess what! I read 7 of those books! I call that pretty successful!
- Sourdough by Robin Sloan: Loved this book. It’s such a weird book. It’s about a woman in the tech industry who is gifted a sourdough starter, and when she bakes it, she learns its coming to life (of sorts.)
- Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust: Lovely fairytale that doesn’t follow traditional fairytale. These ladies—the stepmother and stepdaughter—love each other!
- Spinning by Tillie Walden: Graphic memoir about Tillie Walden + figure skating. Gorgeous art + colors + paneling.
- The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas: Wonderful Middle Grade about grief.
- Smoot by Michelle Cuevas: Excellent picture book of breaking free and doing new things you’re scared to do. Gorgeous art.
- When I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter: Total DNF.
- Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu: Moxie made me so angry and proud.
- Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore: A very weird and disorienting book, but I really enjoyed how expected it was!
I started these books, but didn’t finish:
- The Dire King by William Ritter (The conclusion to the Jackaby series! Eep!)
- Frankenstein Dreams by Michael Sims (Lots of Victorian science fiction short stories! Yes!!!)
- There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (Scary movie-esque!)
|PRIORITY OCTOBER READS|
- Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore (Magical realism + “if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish”? Tell me more.)
- That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston (A different kind of British Empire. I don’t know what to expect.)
- 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough (YA psychological thriller about a girl who almost died at the hands of her best friends? Maybe?)
- Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis (This is told through “a series of letters, emails, journal entries and various ephemera,” and I love books like that.)
- 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!)
- The Dragon Tea Society by Katie O’Neill (Tea dragons!! Gorgeous art!)
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 September!