August Wrap Up & September TBR (But Not)

This year is all about knocking books off that ever-growing TBR pile. At least, in theory. It does, however, seem that I’m still NOT doing a very good job because I keep acquiring more books and reading shiny new ones.

  September Book Haul

Oh my gosh! What is going on here?! This month I bought only 1 book; which I got from one of my favorite used bookstores. And the best part about it it only cost $2.12 (including sales tax).

And that bargain book is: The Arabian Nights (translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton). It has been on my bucket list of reads for a long time and one of my books clubs is reading it as the 4th Quarter Long Read (Oct. 1st – Dec. 31st). So really it was kind of a no-brainer. Right?

My September TBR was pretty ambitious and I knew deep down that I probably wouldn’t get all of them read. And, well, I didn’t. But I did finish one book on said TBR, and that’s okay because I read a bunch of other books that I really enjoyed. Woot! Woot!

Read in September

  1. Pride by Ibi Zoboi
  2. The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
  3. George by Alex Gino
  4. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  5. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

The last three I read for banned books week (Sept. 23rd-29th).

Challenge Update

Definitely not where I want to be with my reading challenges. I have come to a final decision or conclusion or revelation (whatever you want to call it). Reading challenges don’t work for me if I have to choose ahead of time what I’ll read.

Every year for the last few years, I participate in reading challenges; which I love. And every year I come up with a list of books I’m going to read for said challenges and every year I fail miserably. Then, I feel guilty because I ‘failed’.

So, from this day forth I’ll still participate in challenges, but I am so going to wing it. No more TBRs. Just pick up a book that speaks to me for that category. A kind of shoot from the hip thing.

I’m a free spirit and I’m gonna let that spirit be free and read whatever the heck I want when I want.

By the Numbers

Books Read in September: 5
Pages Read in September: 1125

Books Read YTD: 21
Pages Read YTD: 5440

October TBR

Having disavowed TBRs for the foreseeable future there will not be an October TBR per se.

I’ve been waiting ever so impatiently for this month to arrive, so I can join some awesome readathons and get my reading scare on. It makes me sooo happy!!😱👻🎃 Is that weird?

So, I’m joining in a few spooktacular readathons. All but one runs the month of October.

One book I’m definitely reading is Frankenstein by Mary Shelly. Why? Because of the Frankenfest readathon and it’s a book club read, so no excuses.

I will say this I want to read The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson before it comes out on Netflix, Oct. 12. And by the way it looks uh-mazing! Other than that whatever spooky book I pull off the shelf and that floats my boat is what I’ll read.

HAPPY READING!!

3 thoughts on “August Wrap Up & September TBR (But Not)

🗣Confab Here!🗣

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.