I am not always the best at posting my TBR piles – I always end up posting them late, or including books I’ve already read… whatever. That being said, I really enjoy putting them together! They give my month a bit of direction and help me avoid the OMG-what-to-read-next panic. So this month I am trying something new: a two-month TBR! Since my books usually run into each other anyway, I might as well embrace it!
Add in my Kindle TBR – which includes Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne and White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout – and you’ll notice that most of these books are for review! While I love my review books, I have to make sure to include some non-review books into the pile in order to keep my sanity… hence the Patricia Briggs! She is my bookish life saver… 🙂
Well, after two months of insanely large TBRs (which, alas, did not get me through my 2013 goodreads challenge) I am toning it down for January/February. These are books I’m reading purely for pleasure and – of course – that fit into my new 2014 challenges!
- Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott – I love starting the year with a Scott book. Cannot wait to get to this one!
- Goblin Secrets by William Alexander – This one is for my Monthly Key Words Challenge.
- Horde by Ann Aguirre – Had planned to read this finale in December, but figured saving it until January would get me a step closer in my Series Challenge!
- Shadows by Paula Weston – To be honest, I wasn’t that enthused about this title when I picked it up at BEA. But seeing it on Jenny’s (Wondrous Reads) Best of 2013 list has me intrigued!
- Antigoddess by Kendare Blake – Can you believe this will be my first Blake novel? Me neither!
I also plan on tackling a few of my Kindle titles and a few hardbacks I have in, er, another country. Namely:
- Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell – I was to finish this already!
- Endurance by Ann Aguirre
- Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter – I am in SUCH a Gallagher mood right now. I need MOAR.
This month I am also planning to start something a wee bit crazy… I am going to sort my books according to colour on Pinterest! I just really, really want to see what my titles will look like and – since they are spread across three countries – I will never be able to do this in real life. Should be awesome and time consuming!
Last month, I committed to completing by goodreads challenge before the end of the year. This meant reading a staggering 28 books before the year’s end – a number which I have since cut down to 18. Not bad for a single month, right? Still, it means I’ve got to get through 18 books this month! Gah!
- Bite Club by Rachel Caine – This is a carry-over from my November TBR. I’m almost finished with it and am happy to report I liked it!
- Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
- The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett
- Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott – This is out in January so I FINALLY have an excuse to read it! Have wanted to since picking it up at BEA, but other books seemed more important… sigh.
- The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason – This one is about a female Stoker and Holmes: LOVE the concept!
- The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
- Endgame by Ann Aguirre – As God is my witness, I will not go one more year without reading this book!
- Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead – This is another carry-over from last month’s TBR… I really need to finish this series before I forget everything!
- Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston – Yup, I’m one of the weirdos who hasn’t read this series. No idea what happened there….
- Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins – As above :0
- Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell – I’ll admit, I’m kinda choosing this one because of the length. Hopefully 192 pages won’t take me too long to get through!
- I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter – Having already ready Ally’s Heist Society series, I KNOW I am going to love this one!
- Horde by Ann Aguirre – The last in the trilogy. *sniffles*
- Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan – This one is part of my Christmas Books challenge. It is supposed to be the perfect Christmas read!
- Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas – This one is also for my Xmas challenge 🙂
Yup, I DO realise the total here is only 15. I still need to pick out 3 more books… I am thinking maybe something else Christmassy? Let me know if you have any recs!
I had a really tough summer and because of it I am super behind on my reading. But, in order to spite my illness, I really want finish my Goodreads challenge! I have never finished a Goodreads challenge – alas. But this year I am determined to catch up! Because, dammit, my eyes are not going to control my life! BUT, in order to get this done, I am going to have to read 28 books before the year’s end. I know. Really, Kay? 28 books in 2 months? What are you on? *inserts appropriate gif*
Eli Gold expresses his disbelief.
But I have to try. For some reason, it is really important for me to make it to 52 books this year… and it’s not like reading isn’t a joy, so I am going to indulge.
Anyhow, here’s what I have lined up on my TBR pile. I am going to have to add a few additional books, but I am leaving a few blank spots in case I change my mind or in case I buy something before the end of the month that I have to read!
- The Big Time by Fritz Leiber and Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
- These two I chose purely for length: they are short! Hopefully that will mean easy to read, though it doesn’t always.
- Charming by Elliott James
- World After by Susan Ee
- Fade by Lisa McMann
- Yup, I’ve never finished the Wake trilogy! Finally I can find out why everyone complained about the third book!
- Bite Club by Rachel Caine
- With the final Morganville book coming out this month, I want to catch up on this series I once adored.
- Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead
- It’s been over a year since I read the third Succubus book: long enough for me to get past the emotional fall-out! (Though, no, I haven’t forgiven Seth.)
- Gone by Lisa McMann
- Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher
- These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
- Outpost by Ann Aguirre
- The final book in the trilogy, Horde, came out this month. So, next month it will be on my TBR pile!
I also have a feeling that Katie McGarry will be featuring very heavily this month. I am just completely addicted to her Pushing the Limits series. It is really, really, really good.
Anyhow, wish me luck people!
One of my resolutions for 2013 was to “read my favourites” – the books from series I loved that I hoarded away for a “rainy day”. What’s the point in keeping those books if I am not going to read them, you ask? … Fair point.
So this month, I am going to read the final books from the trilogies and series that I’ve loved. A lot of these books are going to elicit the reaction “OMG YOU HAVEN’T READ THAT YET?!” but… don’t judge me! As I mentioned in my resolutions post: I kinda have a problem.
The ones that have been on the shelves… a while:
- Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead – This is one of those series I loved so much I physically couldn’t pick it up. Instead, I checked out spoilers when it came out because the Rose/Dmitri/Adrian thing was too painful to sit through. I should really know better by now!
- Forever by Maggie Stiefvater – Again, stop it with the judging.
- Endgame by Ann Aguirre – I don’t want it to end!!!!
- Blue-Blooded Vamp by Jaye Wells – As above!
The new releases:
- With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent – Why no spin-off? Why??
- The Rising by Kelley Armstrong (not pictured) – I don’t know what my life is going to be like without a Darkest Powers/Darkness Rising release every year. No, really. I am rather at a loss.
Just putting this list together has made me rather emotional. Why must things end?? Why can’t writers just keep going and going and going? Why can’t my book series just continue on forever like Eastenders?? Why??
Michael Fassbender knows my pain.
To be honest, these aren’t even all my last-in-a-series books… I have more that I haven’t gotten to that I’ve left out out of fear of this post becoming a “confessions of book blogger”. On a happier note, if you are looking for a series/trilogy that I whole-heartedly recommend, check out any of these. They are all 5 star reads that deserve all the love they can get!
So, my last monthly TBR pile turned into a two-month pile. That’s my life: lots of books, way too little time! Although I know I can’t read all of these books, I’m glad I have monthly pile. It gives me a bit more focus, rather than just staring at my TBR Mount Doom in terror.
I’ve got a few newbies on this month’s TBR pile: books I’ve received for review that I might not have found out about otherwise.
Also, I’ve got a few on the pile that I kinda “need” to read – namely, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (ebook). I am desperate to listen to the BBC radio version of this classic UF novel, so I need to finish off the real thing first! To be honest, I’m finding it a bit hard going at the moment – great but a bit confusing. I also really really really want to get to Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor and The Killables series by Gemma Malley.
I’ve also got a few newbies off of Netgalley (Ink by Amanda Sun and The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau) though the likelihood of me getting to those this month is very, very, very low. But I will! Any day now…