Posted On May 31, 2019
It’s time for another monthly TBR post, my first one in a while. I didn’t do any while I was in France because I didn’t have access to all my books and, well, I just figured I probably wouldn’t get much reading done anyway (which turned out to be right—hello, Goodreads challenge I’m 9 books behind on), so I didn’t want to make that guilt even worse by setting monthly reading goals for myself.
Now that I’m home, though, and I
have a lot more free time, I figured it was time to start setting TBR goals
again. So here are all the books I’m planning/hoping to read this month. This
list is very ambitious and may or may not end up happening, but a girl can
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of
Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
I have already started reading this
book, I’m about halfway through, and I’m definitely planning on finishing it within
the first two days of June. I’m in the middle of a readathon that started in
May but goes until June 2nd, and this is one of the books on my TBR
for that readathon—and the one book that, if I don’t read it, I will have
completely failed the reading challenges, since I’m counting it for 4 different
Echoes of Us by Kat Zhang
This is another book on my TBR for
the Series Crackdown readathon, and so, it’s another book I would really like
to finish within the first two days of June. It’s the third book in a dystopian
trilogy (called the Hybrid Chronicles) set on an alternate version of our world
where every human is born with two souls sharing one body, but by the time they
turn 5, one of the souls, the “recessive” soul, fades away, and they’re left
with just one soul. That’s the way it normally works, but in the first book of
this series, we meet our main character, Eva—she’s the recessive soul, she
should have gone away ages ago, but although she can’t move or speak, she still
hangs on, and only her twin soul, Addie, knows she’s still there. Addie and Eva
are hybrid, and in this world, that’s a dangerous thing to be.
I really liked the other two books
in this series, and I can’t wait to see how it all ends.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini
This is yet another book that I put
onto my Series Crackdown TBR, and it’s at this point where I start to realize
that there’s very little chance I will be able to finish all of these books
before the end of the day on June 2nd, but I’m going to do my best
anyway. I have already started reading this book as well, though I’m not very
far into it, and hopefully I’ll be able to knock it out over the weekend. We’ll
see, I guess.
Thunderhead by Neal
Oh, look, it’s another book from my
Series Crackdown TBR. I realize that I only have 3 days and 3 ½ books—and I
just don’t think I’ll be able to get to this one before the end of the
readathon (check out my reading recap when it goes up on the 4th to
see if I managed it), but even if I don’t end up reading it for the readathon,
I would still like to get to it this month if I can. I need to get to this book
before I forget everything that happened in Scythe.
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi
I started reading this book several
weeks ago, back when I was still in Europe. It was the book I would read on the
metro while I was going back and forth between classes, and by slowly reading
little bits of it at a time, I ended up getting through a little over 70% of
it. Then classes ended, my parents came, my life was crazy busy for a whole
month, and I just didn’t get around to finishing this book. Hopefully, though,
it shouldn’t be too hard to finish off that last 30% before the end of June.
Part of Your World by Liz
This is technically the 5th
book in a series, but I’m pretty sure it’s a series that’s tied by the theme of
fairytale retellings and not characters, so you don’t have to read the other books
to read this one? (Let me know if you’ve read this series and I’m wrong.) This
one is a retelling of The Little Mermaid, so it’s of particular interest to me.
Also, I want to participate in
Booksandlala’s Buzzword Readathon, which starts on June 12th. The
buzzword for this round is “you,” and this is pretty much the only book on my
physical TBR that has a variant of the word “you” in the title, so it’s on my
This is How You Lose the Time War
by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
This is another book that I’m
planning on reading for the Buzzword Readathon—and it’s currently the only
other book on that TBR, so I need to try to find some other books to read with “you”
or one of its variants in the title, since, at least to me, having a TBR of only
2 books for a weeklong readathon is hardly worth calling it a readathon.
I got really lucky with this book,
because originally I only had one book on my TBR for this readathon, and then I
realized that this book, which I was excited to read anyway, is set to be released
right in the middle of the readathon. Needless to say, I have preordered the ebook,
and I plan on reading it almost as soon as I have it.
Again, but Better by
I’ve been meaning to read this book
since it came out a few weeks ago, but I just… haven’t. And I need to fix that.
Hopefully that’ll be this month.
Okay! Those are all the books I’m
currently hoping to read this month. It’s way too many already, but I’m
probably going to end up adding more, so, um, we’ll see how that goes.
Thanks for reading, everyone! I’ll
see you soon.