Friday, September 1, 2017

August Wrap Up and September TBR

Read in August: Superheroes

YES! This was a great month. Best month I've had in ages. July was pretty but August was amazing. In August I read a total of 17 books. Granted, three of them were audiobook rereads and two were comics, but still. An amazing reading month. And it's good to have a really good month because September is going to be super busy for me. I have a big work thing in the middle of the month and then I love at the end of the month. And this is no small move. But, more on that later. Anyway, as far as the books go it was very hit or miss for me. I really enjoyed a lot of the books I read but I also did not like some. There were some almost 10 star reads and also some 6 star reads. Hit or miss.

For challenges, I am doing okay but not as well as I would hope on some of the individual challenges. I decided to go for a Goodreads goal of 100 books for the year and that was a really good decision because I am totally on track for that. In fact I almost finished with it. I am four books away from that and I'm definitely feeling like 120 is totally doable for the year. But I like being ahead of that challenge and I feel much better about meeting my goals. I am also on track for the Debut Author Challenge of 25 debuts. This month I did great and read 4 debuts, making my total for the year 18. I wanted one really good month for this one and I got that. Now if I just read two a month for the rest of the year I should be good. For the Netgalley/Edelweiss Challenge, I read 3 books this months which makes my total 26 for the year. I'm thinking the 36 target is still doable as all I'll have to do is read 3 a month until the end of the year. For the Rock My TBR Challenge I read 2 book for that this month towards my goal of 25 for the year bringing my totally up to 11 for the year. I'm definitely behind on this one but I might be able to meet the actual challenge goal of 15. And finally, I did 1 post for the Discussion Challenge, making my total 9 for the year which is on track for my goal of 12.

The Books
1.) I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [My Review]
2.) Jackaby by William Ritter Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [My Review]
 3.) The Rattled Bones by S.M. Parker Rating 7.5 out of 10 [My Review]
4.) Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older Rating: 9 out of 10 [My Review]
5.) League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis 
Rating: 8 out of 10 [My Review]
6.) Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhn Rating: 8 out of 10 [My Review]
7.) Wonder Woman, Vol 2: Year One by Greg Rucka
Rating: 8 out of 10 stars [My Review]
8.) Beastly Bones by William Ritter Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [Original Review]
9.) Gotham Academy, Vol. 3: Yearbook by Brenden 
Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, and Karl Kerschl Rating: 8 out of 10 [My Review]
10.) The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee Rating: 8.5 out of 10 [My Review]
11.) Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter Rating: 9.5 out of 10 stars [My Review]
12.) The Dire King by Chelsea Caine Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [My Review]
13.) Sleeper by Mackenzie Cadenhead Rating: 6.5 out of 10 [My Review]
14.) Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo 
Rating: 9 out of 10 [My Review]
15.) Girls Made of Snow of Glass by Melissa Bardashout 
Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [My Review]
16.) Halloween Party by R.L. Stine Rating: 7.5 out of 10 [Podcast Review to Come]
17.) Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Oneybuchi Rating: 6.5 out of 10 [Review in October]

Other Posts

To Be Read in September: Historical Mystery

I am so excited for this month's theme. As some of you may know historical mystery is one of my absolute favorite subgenres. It combines my favorite things, historical fiction and mysteries. Often it also involves some fantasy elements which is even better. I am some books this month that I am super excited about. Some highly anticipated reads by favorite authors and some that I have heard really good things about. I hope it's going to be another good month.

Books for Review

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by  Alexandra Bracken - Add to Goodreads
I'm reading this right now and I'm really excited about it. I'm a big fan of Alex's work and any time she has a new book out I am all for it. Plus this sounds like an interesting dark historical fantasy.

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff Add to Goodreads
I was hoping to read this last month but I didn't get the chance. I am definitely hoping to get to it this month though. I may try the audiobook. We'll see.

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller  - Add to Goodreads
Again, wanted to read this last month but didn't get the chance. It's about an assassin and a thief and I really want to read it. Why did I read books I didn't like over this one? Bad call, Cassi.

Warcross by Marie - Add to Goodreads
I love Marie Lu. I love all her books and I am super excited about this one as well. It totally sounds up my alley and I have heard good things from bloggers who have already read it. I'm thinking about starting it soon in fact.

Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George - Add to Goodreads
I cannot wait for this book. It's a Much Ado About Nothing retelling set during the Roaring 20's. It's everything I never knew I needed.

Odd and True by Cat Winters - Add to Goodreads
Despite my desire to read her books ages ago, I didn't read my first Cat Winters book until last year. But I really want to read more and this one sounds amazing. Moster-hunting kickass sisters in the Victorian era. All for it!

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco  Add to Goodreads
Speaking of kickass female monster hunters! I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper and I am super excited about the sequel. On top of more Audrey Rose and Thomas we also get Romania and Dracula. Little known fact: I love all books that involve Dracula.

Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel Jose Older - Add to Goodreads
I read the first book in this series last month and I really loved it. But I listened to the audiobook (which was great) and I'm considering listening to the audio again.

House of Ash by Hope Cook Add to Goodreads
This definitely sounds interesting to me. Like totally a book that I would like and a good book for the fall. I'm hoping to read it as one of my e-books.

Invictus by Ryan Graudin- Add to Goodreads
Another author that I really enjoy. Although I have not read many of her books. This one is completely up my alley. I mean it's about time traveling pirates. Sign me up!

The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook - Add to Goodreads
I really enjoyed With Malice so I am super excited for more from this author. Not to mention this seems like my kind of read anyway.

I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Alison Raskin - Add to Goodreads
I like these two's YouTube channel. I think they are super funny and they have great banter. I expect the same thing from their book. 

Backlist Books

Custard Protocol by Gail Carriger - Add to Goodreads
This series is the last of the big Gail Carriger books for me. I really like this world and the characters she writes to inhabit them. I'm excited for the next phase of the series. I've heard good things about it too.

There you have it. Some of the books I hope to read in September. As always, these are subject to change. I may read all of these or I may only read a few and then read a bunch of different ones. But honestly I think this list I can stick to. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. I’m glad you had a good reading month. Good luck with work and the move. Happy September!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. Congrats on almost meeting your Goodreads goal! I made my goal 100 this year also after doing really well with it last year, but things have been quite a bit more hectic this year and I don't know if I'm going to meet it... I'm reading Prosper Redding right now too and I really like it so far!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

  3. Sounds like you had a great month and read a lot of amazing books! Invictus sounds like the best thing ever, right? :D

  4. That kind of cool that you read by theme, and you read a lot of great books too. I have been wanting to start the Custard Protocol, as I have loved Carriger's other two series. Can't wait to see what you think.

  5. Glad you had such a fantastic reading month! And it looks like you have some amazing books lined up for review too! I'm especially excited for Warcross and Invictus.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction