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
- Pride by Ibi Zoboi
- The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
- George by Alex Gino
- And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
- I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
The last three I read for banned books week (Sept. 23rd-29th).
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
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.
- R.I.P. XIII and I think I’m going to strive for Peril the First, which is to read 4 books
- Spookathon (Oct. 15-21)
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.