I didn’t have a post planned for today – to be honest – I kind of forgot about it until 10:43 the night before.
I blame the show I’m currently
bingeing watching – HAVEN (it’s on Netflix) and I love it so much. I could go on and on about it, about Nathan, Audrey and Duke and their exploits in trying to solve Troubles (curses) but I won’t. Just go watch the show if you want to know what’s up and fall in love with the characters.
(Here’s a picture of one of my bookshelves before I made my TBR shelf. It’s a mess now.)
I’ll also toss blame at the two books I’m currently reading and the one I finished last night – Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout / Fire Falling by Elise Kova & Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer, and the fantasy story idea that is plaguing me (which I don’t have time to write), but I digress. (The review for CIWYW will come soon! So keep an eye out for that, I loved it.)
Based on the title of this post, you ~might~ be shocked. I’m not one to do TBR’s because most of the time I can’t force myself to stick to a stack of certain books and demand that I read them. A lot of the time I read whatever I’m interested, whether it’s a new release, ARC, or it’s been sitting on my shelf for a million years. Giving myself a set bunch of books usually kills my inspiration to read.
But a few years ago I tried this thing. I took a small section of one of my shelves and put book on it, and told myself that I had to read them in order – shockingly I flew through them. Once I reached the last book, I put them back in their proper places on my shelf, and filled the small section with new books. It worked well for a while.
Somehow January, I was approved for a few books, and had acquired a few others that need to be read before their March releases, so I already had the beginning of a TBR – so, I decided to try this method again, and cleared off a small section of shelf and filled it with some (mostly) new releases + upcoming releases that I want to read before the end of March.
I didn’t want to make it a monthly TBR for three reasons –
1: January was half over when I decided to do this
2: Giving myself a single month usually kills my reading drive, putting me into a slump
3: I’m currently trying to revise and edit my SF WIP and I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself on the reading front
Currently my TBR consists of 17 books, which I’m hoping is relatively easy to do in (now) two months. I think my only problem is that I’m currently rereading The Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout (on book 3/5) and I’m also listening to the audio books for The Air Awakens Series by Elise Kova (on book 2/5) and I didn’t include Jen’s books in the TBR and I only decided to start a reread of Elise’s books because I was feeling optimistic that I could finish the whole series before the new book Vortex Visions comes out next week…also, you know, binge watching a show doesn’t help either.
Anyways, here’s my TBR (in no particular order, since I don’t ~think~ I’ll read them as they are on the shelf):
Stain – AG Howard / The Wicked King – Holly Black / Escaping From Houdini – Kerri Maniscalco / Echo North – Joanna Ruth Meyer / Evermore – Sara Holland / Allied – Amy Tintera / The Traitor Prince – CJ Redwine / Part of Your World – Liz Braswell / The Darkest Star – Jennifer L Armentrout / (insert an Air Awakens book here) – Elise Kova / No Ordinary Star – MC Frank / The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden / Undying – Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner / Sherwood – Meagan Spooner / Through the White Wood – Jessica Leake / Bloodleaf – Crystal Smith / Never Contented Things – Sarah Porter (on my Kindle)
What are some books I should read once I get through these? Let me know in the comments!