I’m genuinely so excited for this month of reading. But, and I’m sure you guys can relate, I have an enormous TBR pile and every book sounds good. This is making it incredibly hard to decide what to read this month. Is there a way I can read everything at once? I wish. I truly wish.
I’m also the worst at sticking to what I plan to read. I definitely read based on what I’m in the mood for, so creating and following a monthly TBR doesn’t always work for me. Props to those who do it though! It’s just that I can never been be completely certain of what book I’m going to feel like reading next.
So, instead of creating a definite TBR, I’m just going to tell you what I’ll probably read this month. Let’s have a look:
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
I have been desperately wanting to read this because the concept of it sounds extremely intriguing. It just seems totally epic and unique. Plus, I’ve only been hearing about how excellent this book is. I’m planning on ordering this one soon and I honestly can’t wait to read it.
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
You know how you have those books you still haven’t read and have no idea why? This is one of those for me. I’ve been meaning to read this for ages. The Shadowhunter series are some of my favorites, and Lady Midnight was outstanding, so I’m hoping to get to this as soon as possible.
This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender
I recently got approved for this ARC on Edelweiss. I already read the first few pages (couldn’t resist) and it sounds like it’s going to be the cutest. Apparently it’s childhood friends to lovers? And there’s also a ton of diversity and representation? So many of my favorite things. I’m probably going to read this after my current read and I can’t wait.
A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab
Another series I’ve been hearing so much about and am really looking forward to. If I do get through the first book, I’m more than likely going to read the rest of the series right after. That might change up this August TBR. We’ll just have to see. Either way, I’m super excited about this.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
This ebook was on sale the other day and I was thrilled because I’ve been wanting to read this so badly. Becky Albertalli is one of my favorites and I’ve heard this book is a really cute one. I always love a good contemporary.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet but I really need to. This story has already made such a huge impact. Also, I don’t know where I’ve been, but I had no idea this was going to be a movie. I saw the trailer the other day at the theater and it looks so good. I’m hoping to get to it this month, but I’ll certainly have to read it before the movie is out this fall.
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Every time I see this anywhere, I think about how much I want to read it. It sounds like this is an important one. It’s also a short read (52 pages) so I’ll probably be able to read it this month.
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
The plot sounds like it’ll break my heart a million times, but this story seems like it’ll be incredibly moving. I’ve been hearing about how remarkable this book is so I’m really hoping I’ll get to pick it up soon.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
I’ve talked about how much I love this book before. As in, this is one of my all time favorite books. I’ve been itching to go through it again soon – even if I did just do a reread a few months ago. Still, I’m expecting to read it again this month (because I just can’t help myself), and I couldn’t be happier about it.
That should be about it! I’m currently finishing up Circe by Madeline Miller, but then I’ll start tackling these, and I can’t wait.
Truthfully, though: I have no idea if I’ll read all the books I mentioned, which ones I’ll read, or if I’ll end up changing it up. I’ve found that it’s okay for me to not follow a strict monthly TBR. I think it’s easy to get caught up in trying to stick to what we plan to read, and that can cause unnecessary pressure.
But, of course, if having that set monthly TBR works for you: go for it! Creating a definite plan is perfect for some readers and that’s absolutely great. I do think there’s a lot of benefits of sticking to your TBR, and there’s definitely nothing wrong with doing that either.
However you choose what to read next, however you plan (or don’t plan), is totally up to you. You know what works for you as a reader. Just remember to have fun with reading this month. And every month, for that matter.
I hope you guys have a great month of reading and that you enjoy all your books, planned or not planned!! I know I’m excited to see what I’ll get to in August.