TBR & Goals

August TBR, Maybe

What do you do when you’re not reading? Write a list of books to read, of course.

I know this is possibly the most nonsensical time to write a TBR, but I’m trying to see this less as a chore and more like a helpful list of books I might want to prioritize without needing to open my goodreads and scroll to the intimidating full TBR list.

Also, the TBR worked for June? I ended up not reading for half the month and all of July, but when I read, I read so much. (Enough that I ended up ignoring only one book out of nine!)


Priorities

These are the two books I’m currently reading and would like to finish. The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood is a fantasy novel with somewhat sci-fi-like aspects I’m mostly enjoying (but struggling with the pacing of); I also started the audiobook of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown but I know I won’t have a lot of chances to listen to it in the current situation, so that might have to wait until the second half of August (I really like it so far, though!). We’ll see.


Physical Books

The only physical book I brought with me when I left is The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson, and the tablet I read my ebooks on is kind of falling apart and definitely laggy. Yes this is an attempt at convincing myself to read it. Will I end up not reading anything at all? Stay tuned for the answer you already know! (More seriously, I am at least going to try.)


eARCs

One of the main priorities has to be When Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles, which I’m reading for a blog tour I was invited in back before the book’s release date got pushed to August. This is the last blog tour I’m ever going to take part in – I may or may not write a post about that when I have more time – but while I’m not excited about the event at all, I’m still really interested in the book: I read an excerpt a while ago and I remember being really into the aesthetic, and “Phantom of the Opera retelling” sounds fun.

Another is Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse. The fact that I have an eARC of it, even though it’s of a November 2019 edition, says a lot? I haven’t been great at keeping up with them, which is why I’m requesting a lot less. I started this one back in November, then went on a very unplanned hiatus during which I considered leaving blogging completely, and this book just got caught in the middle of that and I haven’t picked it up since. I need to change that.

Over the Woodward Wall by Deborah A. Baker is another I have an ARC of, and it’s tied to one of my favorite books of last year, so I definitely have the motivation to read it! Deborah A. Baker is yet another pseudonym of Seanan McGuire, and Over the Woodward Wall is the book-within-the-book that was featured inside Middlegame.


Have you read or want to read any of these?

5 thoughts on “August TBR, Maybe

  1. I wasn’t a huge fan of The Unspoken Name – I didn’t hate it, but I also didn’t love it. I actually skimmed most of the last 100 pages. Trail of Lightning is sitting in my review pile as well, last of a package of books her editor sent me last year. I need to catch up.

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  2. I’m a simple girl, I see Baru and I pounce – I hope you like it!!!! I have no idea how it’ll fare during a slump, but fingers crossed for you! And I’ve been meaning to get to A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, but I’ve also been kind of leery of it due to the trigger warnings. Glad to hear you’re enjoying it though. Also, maybe posting up a focused TBR list will help with my own slump lol. I just want to read again, why is that so hard of an ask for my brain?

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    1. I’m finally out of exam season, so the main reason behind my slump is hopefully gone? …if I don’t manage to procrastinate on Baru until September, at least. And same, in the last few weeks my brain often just couldn’t even with the idea of reading. I think writing this post did help me a bit, but maybe it’s too soon to tell.

      I hope you like A Song of Wraiths and Ruin if/when you end up trying it!

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