What I Read in August & September TBR

What I Read in August & September TBR
August was a busy month for me, and took a lot of my time. I wasn’t able to keep up with the blog really all month, even though I really wanted to. I do hope that this month I’ll be able to post twice a week like I normally do, but we’ll just have to wait and see. Real life is very bust at the moment, so my blog posting may become more sporadic than I wish for it to be. But, I’ll always make the effort to try to post a few times a month. My instagram will always be updated, so follow me on there if you want to see book and lifestyle posts more often. This month turned out to be a good month of reading, but I still wish I read more.

Here is what I read in August:
1. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss: 4.5/5
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: 5/5
3. Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: 5/5
4. The Bear by Claire Cameron: 3/5

For September, I’m planning to read 4 books, but I do hope to read more. I am seriously behind on my reading goal for the year, and I really don’t want to fail it. However, I know I’ll be busy so I don’t want to make a TBR that’s unrealistic for me.

Here is what I want to read in September:
1. The Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang
2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. Beloved by Toni Morrison

What did you read in August? What are you planning on reading in September?

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BookTubeAThon 2018 TBR

BOOKTUBEATHON 2018 TBR
Finally the BookTubeAThon is here again! I’ve been anticipating this all year, and I’m very excited to try out these new challenges. I had a pretty successful challenge last year, and I hope that this year I’ll actually be able to finish 7 books in 7 days. It seems like a crazy goal, but I think I’m up for the challenge. I am going to be sensible though. If I only have 7 days to finish 7 books, I’m not going to pick an 800 page book to read. The smaller the better is what I’m aiming for.

Here are the 7 books I want to read:
1. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf (Let a coin toss decide your first read).
2. Nostalgia by M. G. Vassanji (Let a coin toss decide your first read).
3. In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje (Read seven books).
4. Ariel by Sylvia Plath (Read a book with green on the cover/read a book while wearing the same hat the whole time).
5. This I Know by Terry O’Reilly (Read a book about something you want to do).
6. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky (Read and watch a book to movie adaptation).
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Read a book with a beautiful spine).

I love the challenges for this readathon. I like how there’s nothing I’ve seen before in a reading challenge. One thing I know for sure is that I can’t read a book with a hat on the whole time without looking like a complete fool. I decided to pair that challenge with a smaller book so I can read outside and not look strange to my friends and family. I chose to do a mix of books I have read, and haven’t read, because I wanted a bit of variety in my reading for the week. Additionally, some of these books I haven’t read since I was 16 or 17, and I want to see if they are still as good as I remember.

Are you planning on participating in the readathon? If you are, what are you planning on reading?

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July TBR 2018

July 2018 TBR
After a somewhat successful reading month in June, I wanted to continue that into July. I decided I wanted to revisit one of my favourite novels, like Pride and Prejudice, and of course, read some books I haven’t yet. I think my goal for this month is to read as many books as I can. If I’m not mistaken, the BookTubeAthon is in July, and I know there will be a week of nonstop reading for me coming up ahead. So, I’m definitely keeping this in mind with my reading pile for the month. Whatever the prompts are for the readathon, I may have to change, or add, the books I’ll read, but we’ll see what happens! Continue reading

May 2018 TBR

MAY_2018_TBR
I can’t believe it’s already May! I felt like winter lasted so long that it can’t possibly be May. However, after the longest winter it’s finally here, and with it comes a new TBR pile for me to conquer. April was a good month of reading for me, so I want to continue that into May. But, instead of having just a traditional TBR, I am including a little twist.

Here is what I want to read in May:
Mexico by Josh Barkan
The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
– A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

It may seem like I have an incredibly small TBR for May, but I have a very good reason. I’ll be doing the Read a Chapter tag, and will be picking 2-3 of my favourite books from the tag to include within the TBR. I’ll be posting the Read a Chapter tag sometime next week. It will include how the tag went, and my first impressions of the books I read. So this small TBR might grow to double it’s size by next week. Hopefully the tag turns out well!

What are you planning to read this month? Let me know in the comments.

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April TBR 2018

April TBR 2018
It’s April, so I have another TBR pile to share. March was a good month for reading, but I definitely didn’t finish all the books I wanted to read. March was also a month where I found myself reading less than I usually do. There were a few days where I didn’t read at all. I’m not sure why, but I just didn’t feel like reading some days. So, this is why there are a few repeats on my TBR from previous months.
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February TBR and January Wrap-Up

February TBR 2018

I’m really happy with my reading habits so far this year. At this point last year, I felt overwhelmed by my reading goals, that I didn’t know if I was going to actually complete them. However, now I feel very accomplished in my reading, and I feel satisfied. I’m giving the books I’m reading the time they deserve. Since I’ve been reading like this, I was able to read 3 really large books this month. I’m so happy about that.
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