September 8, 2016 • Cee • Discussion

too much tbr september

August was not my month for reading. I did worst than July. Because of urgent family stuff, I couldn’t focus on 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!


In August, I had ten books I wanted to read. I only read two on my priority list, and four graphic novels. I’m very bummed that I wasn’t on top of my reading, but alas, there was nothing I could do about it.

The two books I read (that were on my priority list) were:

  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon – I LOVED THIS MIDDLE GRADE. You need this wonderful magical adventure. You’ll fall in love with these characters like I did. I promise.
  • It Looks Like This – This was not a great book. It uses tired tropes that you’d find five years ago. This is not a LGBTQIA+ book readers want or need.

Not my priority list were these graphic novels:

  • Snow White: A Graphic Novel – Good Snow White retelling set in Depression-era Manhattan. Fabulous artwork of watercolors, pencil, and ink.
  • Mighty Jack – Cute graphic novel that reimagines Jack and the Beanstalk. Magic seeds, dangerous garden, & more. The garden’s a dangerous place with plants with hands and snapping mouths, and there’s also an all-knowing dragon! You gotta arm yourself for the fight in the garden. (Better safe than sorry.)
  • Secret Coders – A graphic novel about coding! It got me nostalgic about the coding portion I had during a computer class in junior high school.

I started Ghostly Echoes and The Smaller Evil, but haven’t gotten around to finishing them. (Soon!) I DNFed The Graces because I couldn’t get into the writing or the characterizations.


Already finished: Spontaneous (weird book) and Sometimes We Tell the Truth (not pictured, fabulous retelling of The Canterbury Tales).

Leftover August TBR I need to get to: 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!),  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.)! 

The other books I really want to get to: Human Body Theater (Learning about the body in graphic novel form!), Heroine Complex (this was something I didn’t receive until recently. Asian American superheroes!), The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart (I expect a lot of darkness), and Enter A Glossy Web (orphaned boys, talking maps, magical worlds!).

These are the books I want to get to, but it’s not certain if I will (not pictured at all): CrosstalkGertie’s Leap to Greatness, Rebel Genius, This Adventure Ends, Foxheart, Wonder Women, Demon Vol 1.

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


5 Responses to “TOO MUCH TBR • September 2016”

  1. I read 13 books in August but so far this month I think I’ve read 1? I’m falling behind and I blame it on Gilmore Girls. I started a re-watch and it’s taken up ALL my free time. Gah!

  2. I didn’t do as well as I would have liked in August and I’d love to say I’m doing better this month but I’d be lying! I’m sort of taking a break from non-stop reading this month so I probably won’t read much more than my priority books.
    I’m glad to see that you loved The Girl Who Drank the Moon though! I absolutely loved it! :)

  3. Steph says:

    I read about 10 but only 2 were actual books, the rest were childrens or comics/ graphic novels… I did horrible reading in August too- I was going through some things and reading wasn’t high up in the things I wanted to be doing. I am hoping Sept. is more productive. :) Have a great month!

  4. Kyra Morris says:

    I didn’t read much in August as I started A levels and it’s a lot of school work! I’ve only read 1 book so far this month, sadly :(

  5. Alexa S. says:

    I did alright in August reading-wise, though the first half of the month was decidedly stronger than the last half! But still, I managed to get a good bit of reading done, which is always a good thing :)

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