Friday, August 31, 2018

August Wrap Up and September TBR

Read in August:

I had another good month of reading in August. It started off really slow thanks to a work trip I had to make but I finished super strong and I am really glad that I did. I have been trying t get back to consistently reading in the double digits and two months in a row feels good. Oh, I should probably tell you how many books I read. I read a total of 12 books this month. Managing to read this many books in a month when I had so much going on is a pretty big accomplishment and puts me back on track for my Goodreads goals.

For challenges, this year I'm low key doing challenges. I set a Goodreads goal of reading 120 books in a year. I am back on track for that goal having read 83 books total for the year and if I can maintain 10 a month then I will meet this. For the rest of the challenges I only low key set them. I want to read 20 debuts this year. I read 2 this month so I'm at 10 total for the year which is behind schedule but I guess it's possible that I make that up in the fall. I want to read 36 books from Netgalley and Edelweiss and I read 3 this month which brings my total up to 16 for the year. I haven't really been reading e-books lately so I am very behind on this one so I'll probably need to lower it to 24 and still probably make this one. I mean I haven't even requested anything in months. Most of the ones I did read were fr blog tours. I also want to read 20 backlist books. This month I read 2 which brings my total to 16 for the year so I'm doing well on that.

The Books

1.) Cheerleaders: The Second Evil by R.L. Stine 
Rating: 7 out of 10 [Podcast Website]
2.) Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [My Review]
3.)  These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch Rating: 7.5 out of 10 [My Review]
4.) The Magicians by Lev Grossman Rating: 9 out of 10 [Reread]
5.) #Murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil Rating: 8 out of 10 stars [My Review]
6.) Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Rating: 9 out of 10 [My Review]
7.) Mirage by Julie Murphy  Rating: 7.5 out of 10 [My Review]
8.) Girl at the Grace by Teri Bailey Black Rating: 7.5 out of 10  [My Review
9.) DC's Bombshells Vol. 2: Allies by Marguerite Bennett, Marguerite Sauvage, 
and Laura Braga Rating: 8.5 out of 10
10.) Seafire by Nathalie C. Parker Rating: 9 out of 10 stars [My Review]
11.) Replica by Lauren Oliver Rating: 8.5 out of 10 stars [Review to Come]
 12.) Saga Vol 2 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples Rating: 9.5 out of 10

To Be Read in September: 

And we are getting into fall book season which means a crazy amount of books are about to come out. That means I have a crazy list of books I am hoping to read this month. There is no way I can read all of these but let's see how many I can actually get through.

Books for Review

Campfire by Shawn Serles - Add to Goodreads
I keep putting this book off but I really need to read it this month because we will be recording our podcast episode so I need to get to it.

A Room Away from the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma - Add to Goodreads
I wanted to read this book last month but I didn't get to it. But I love Nova's books and I am super excited to read her newest one. I got a copy at ALA and I am excited to read it.

Sadie by Courtney Summers - Add to Goodreads
My friend Michelle is super excited about this book, which makes me excited. I mean also it's a mystery and the main character is a podcaster so I'm pretty pumped.

Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer - Add to Goodreads
I learned about this book at ALA and it sounds completely awesome. I don't know exactgly what it is about but there is a mystery, serial killers, and apparently a superatural spin. Count me in

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton - Add to Goodreads
This book sounds really cool and interesting. I haven't read anything from Tess Gratton but she's been on my list for awhile so I figure this is a good place to start.

The Agony House by Cherie Priest - Add to Goodreads
I really enjoyed I Am Princess X and when I saw this one I thought it was a sequel. It is not but it sounds like a cool MG/YA horror and it has the same format as I Am Princess X so I am down.

Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis - Add to Goodreads
Beth Revis is another author I have not read but have wanted to for awhile. SO when I saw there were copies of her dark fantasy at ALA you know I had to get one.

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White - Add to Goodreads
I am a sucker for Frankenstein retellings and for books by Kiersten White. This book combines them both so I obviously need to read it immediately.

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzie Lee - Add to Goodreads
I loved Gentleman's Guide so much and I am super pumped for the companion novel about Felicity. I have the ARC from ALA that I need to read finally.

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor - Add to Goodreads
I cannot wait for the sequel to Strange the Dreamer. I loved that book so much and I know this one will be just as amazing. I'll probably listen to the audiobook because Steve West.

New Releases

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab - Add to Goodreads
I was hoping to read this one last month but because it only came out on Tuesday I didn't really have time but I started it yesterday and I will probably breeze through it because I love Victoria.

Vengeful by V.E Schwab - Add to Goodreads
That's right friends, another Victoria Schwab book. But the sequel to Vicious comes out this month and I am super excited to read it.

Backlist Books

Not sure yet. I'll see what I can get on audiobook from the library.

There you have it. Some of the books I hope to read in July. 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 liked Between Shades of Gray. I loved that one, too. I need a new copy of it because I donated mine to a teacher who needed it for her classroom. Good luck with your September reading! I need to read those VE Schwab books, too.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I've already heard so many great things about The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein. I'm really excited about it! It's supposed to be pretty dark.

  3. Sadie was really good. Dark, but so good. The format was brilliant, and I love that there is a real companion podcast for the book.