Thanks to a conversation with Ashley from Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing, Misty from The Book Rat, and Allison from The Allure of Books the other night on Twitter, I decided to post a list of the books I’m hoping to read in September. Will I get to them all? …Realistically? Probably not. There are always books that I wind up picking up that I never planned on. But we’ll see!
(As you can see, there are more books in that picture than what I even listed...^^;; Also, sorry for the poor lighting. It's a rainy day and I must make do with what I have! If you think that's a lot, you should see the other side of my headboard...)
So what will I be reading? Let's break it down!
THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern/ALL THESE THINGS I’VE DONE by Gabrielle Zevin/BREADCRUMBS by Anne Ursu/AUDITION by Stasia Ward Kehoe/SWEET VENOM by Tera Lynn Childs/WITCH SONG by Amber Argyle
These are the books I’m currently planning to read this week. I’m actively reading two of these at the moment and have to prep upcoming events with two of the other titles on this list.
LEGEND by Marie Lu/EVE by Anna Carey/GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan/WILDWOOD by Colin Meloy/WISDOM’S KISS by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
These are some ARCs I’d like to get to this month. While LEGEND is the only one I can really put off since it doesn’t come out until the end of November, it’s also the one I want to read the most!
LOLA & THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins/SHADOWS ON THE MOON by Zoë Marriott/THE UNWANTEDS by Lisa McMann/HUNTRESS by Malinda Lo/LEVIATHAN by Scott Westerfeld
These are books I’m really looking forward to. LOLA is finally coming out! OMG, yay! (Did you ever think I’d freak over a teen contemporary novel? No, neither did I. Stephanie Perkins, what do you do to me?) I imported Zoë Marriott’s novel in July and planned to read it on my birthday, but STILL haven’t had a chance to. That’s a big goal for September. I’ve really been looking forward to THE UNWANTEDS, and am so glad it’s finally out! And HUNTRESS…ahh, I should have read that this past spring! I still have to give you a GIVEAWAY. But I have yet to r&r! With the release of GOLIATH this month, I can finally read LEVIATHAN & BEHEMOTH (only first book in series pictured).
HOUNDED by Kevin Hearne/THESE THINGS HIDDEN by Heather Gudenkauf/A RACE TO SPLENDOR by Ciji Ware/THE BLACK PRISM by Brent Weeks
Even I can’t read all YA all the time. I need some adult novels in my life, too. I’m reading one right now (THE NIGHT CIRCUS…fab, fab, fab!) and hope to add these four to my September tally. Will I finally get around to reading HOUNDED (and the two sequels) this month? I sure hope so! I’ve also been dying to read THESE THINGS HIDDEN since it came out last spring. I’ve been sitting on an ARC of A RACE TO SPLENDOR for a while, and after all the recent chatter over earthquakes again, I’m in the mood to read this now! I saw THE BLACK PRISM at work today, then saw an ad for it on Goodreads and it sounds interesting, so I might check it out!
Are any of these on your list to read? How about this month? There are so many other books coming out in September that I want to read (it’s like a book explosion!), but I have to TRY to narrow it down. I don’t by any means hold myself to this list. For example, during Bout of Books, I only wanted to read contemporary fiction, even though my list mostly consisted of fantasy titles. (Four of the unread titles from Bout made their way into my September pile, and I’ve since finished three of the books I didn’t get to during that week, leaving only two books that haven’t carried over (but still might get read)….
Ugh, that’s the one bad thing about being an avid reader AND book blogger. You wind up with WAY too much to read!!! It doesn’t matter how fast a reader you are.