Usually, I don't work with a TBR since I'm a huge mood reader and because it tends to make my anxiety worse and invade my reading experience. However, I thought it might work if I tried it for a season instead of a month. It provides a lot more space, and hopefully, that means also less stress. I'm curious to see if it will work!
When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
I've started this book at the end of August and didn't even make it 15% in. It's been on my "Currently Reading" the whole time, and I really want to finish it. A diverse hate-to-love story with a smart girl who codes. What's not to love, right? Definitely going to try this again.
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
One of my most anticipated releases of the second half of the year! Along the lines of Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give and Jason Reynolds' All American Boys, another incredibly important book tackling race and racism in the US. I pre-ordered this and it's supposed to arrive around the end of October.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
The book I'm planning to read now! I bought this over summer because it was on sale, the cover is gorgeous, and I've heard many great things about it. Apparently, it's sci-fi but diverse? That would be awesome, but I'm trying to go in blind, so I'm not going to fact check that 😊
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Here she is again, but with her first book instead! I know everyone has already read these, but I haven't, even though I've owned this book for a while now. I decided I had to read it at some point because I'm actually pretty excited about this since I liked her others so much. So this season's the one, I feel it!
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
Another book I started over the summer, and I'm already two thirds in! It was recommended to me by a friend and so far, it was really interesting, but I put it aside for some reason. I'm hoping to finish it soon.
In the Woods by Tana French
This is a used book I picked up, once, because it was free. Which means that I will either read it this season or pass it on further. Or maybe read it and then pass it on, who knows. I think it's a murder mystery, which is way out of my usual genres but it seems to be the month for thrillers, so why not? I might tag along for the Spookathon, not to actually have a large readathon experience, but just to have a set date in which I'll read this book.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Ah. This book has been on my "Currently Reading" shelf since forever. I mean really, I started reading this in February. For some reason, it just took me a long time to get through it? Not that it's boring, but so far it was pretty slow and confusing if I recall correctly. Either way, I haven't touched it since March. I also don't know if I should just start over or not. I got one fourth in, originally. I've forgotten a lot, but if I re-start, maybe it'll feel even slower? I guess we'll see.
So those are the nine books I want to read (or finish) over the next three months! I read five books in September, so I really hope this is a good amount to have a healthy mix between my plans and my moods. I'll mention this in my wrap-ups, if I have read any books 😊
Do you work with TBRs?