Welcome Kittens! I hope you’re staying cool and getting ready to enjoy a safe and socially distanced holiday weekend. I’ve been busy planning my reading for the month, with the goal being to create a more realistic reading plan that I actually stick to. The best thing about reading is that even when things don’t go according to plan (*cough* last month *cough*), there’s no real consequence. As long as you’re reading something, you’re winning.
For this month, I’m breaking the TBR into a few categories. Category 1 is read-a-longs that I hope to participate in. Category 2 is ARCs that I need to get done before they publish. Category 3 is books that I would really like to get to this month, most likely because I borrowed them from the library and they need to go back soon.
(links are to the book’s Goodreads page)
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. I got really behind on this read-a-long from last month, but I am determined to finish this fantastic book this month. This was a read-a-long over on oliviareadsalatte’s (one of my favorite booktubers) discord server. Technically it finishes this week and I definitely won’t make that deadline, but I’m going to read it nonetheless.
Malice by John Gwynne. This one is for the Shelf Space Book Club run by Jessie Mae over on Instagram. I really enjoyed the last pick, Kings of the Wyld.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown. This one was chosen by a Facebook Book club that I participate in.
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin. This title is the July book club book for The Page Turners book club on Facebook. (Yes, I’m in more than one Facebook book club. Sue me)
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron. Pub date is 7/7
The Shadows by Alex North. Pub date is 7/7. I just started this one today and it is definitely twisted.
True Story by Kate Reed Petty. Pub Date is 8/4
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. Already in progress on this one and liking it so far.
Exit Strategy by Martha Wells. Also already in progress. This was my most recent Bookopoly roll for my book club and it’s pretty short.
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. Library book.
A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney. Library book and Alice in Wonderland re-telling.
That’s a total of 11 books that I’m committed to reading this month. Hopefully there will be more, but those are the top choices. I still have a few days of Bookopoly left, so that may throw a few curveballs in there, but the fun kind of curveballs. I will probably continue to let the Bookopoly board choose some titles for me even after that challenge is over. It’s fun!