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!
|BACK IN AUGUST|
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.
|PRIORITY SEPTEMBER READS|
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): Crosstalk, Gertie’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!