Sorry about another TBR post instead of a review. I have some in mostly completed draft form, so stay tuned!
So it is currently 3:30 am here in New York and I found myself pondering my reading for this month. We’re almost half way through August and I’m just having a weird reading month. I did a 24-Hour Read-A-Thon towards the beginning of the month to jump start my reading and had a great experience! I read three books and started a 4th in a span of 24-Hours, which was great. I then finished that 4th book and read a 5th book.
I haven’t picked up anything since that last book (feel free to stalk my GoodReads!) and don’t quite feel like I’m in a slump, but feel like I need to get everything back on track so I don’t not read for the rest of the month. To get my reading back on track, I decided to do ANOTHER 24-Hour Read-A-Thon to help get my reading back on track.
I will be doing this 24-Hour Read-A-Thon on Sunday, August 13th from midnight (EST) to midnight. I’m not going to have this be an official thing, by any means. That being said, if you want to join me, let me know! I will be doing most of the updates on Instagram, so make sure you’re following me to follow my reading. This is going to be a super informal thing, the hashtag will probably be something simple like #24HourReadAThon. I just want to jumpstart my reading for the rest of the month.
Going along with that, I want to try to do the 7 in 7 reading “challenge”. I first say Lala from Booksandlala talk about this challenge. You can watch her original video here:
This challenge was created by saidthestory. You can learn more about the challenge and watch her announcement video here:
Over this 8 days of reading, I’m going to try to knock down my TBR and read these books:
This book is turning into one that I have on too many TBRs and I just want to finally sit down and read it.
This is a book I got from NetGalley and actually forgot that I requested until I got my Kindle and transferred all the books over. This cover is absolutely stunning and the plot sounds super interesting. I’m super excited to try to get to it.
Across the Darkling Sea by K. Ferrin
This is another one I requested on NetGalley because the cover looked pretty and the description sounded interesting. I did a quick skim on Goodreads and saw that the book has been getting some mixed reviews, but I’m super excited to check it out.
Pages: 159 Pages
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
I love the premise for this one and the cover is stunning. This is another one that has been getting some mixed reviews, but I’m hoping it lives up to my expectations.
Again, this cover is stunning, the plot sounds epic, and it’s a thick fantasy book. What else is there?
Pages: 512 (oh boy 😬)
For the last two books, I’m not sure what I’m going to be in the mood for. As you can see, there is nothing but fantasy on the list so far, so to break it up, I’m going to read:
As of checking on GoodReads on August 12th at 3:02 am (EST), this book had one review on GoodReads. One. So I have no clue what to expect from this book. I’m going in completely blind and I’m stoked. I’m not 100% sure on the genre other than YA (my guess is mystery/thriller).
Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:
Prom was supposed to be the biggest night of senior year, but for Jenny Lewis it was the night she almost died. The night someone drugged her, loaded her in a car, and dumped her body in the river.
The next morning, her soaked prom dress was found on the riverbank. Her body was never found. People whispered that she’d killed herself or gotten drunk and stupid. People moved on, went to college, and stopped thinking about her. Months later, her ex-girlfriend and three other classmates received a text from an unknown number accusing them of her murder and claiming to have proof.
The text? It came from Jenny, not dead and ready to figure out who tried to kill her. There’s going to be an impromptu reunion and no one is leaving until the would-be murderer steps forward.
This book has been out for a while. Also a YA Mystery Thriller, this book follows a girl who was dead for 13 minutes. She doesn’t know why and suspects her friends are behind it.
Here’s the full Goodreads synopsis:
I was dead for 13 minutes.
I don’t remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this – it wasn’t an accident and I wasn’t suicidal.
They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you’re a teenage girl, it’s hard to tell them apart. My friends love me, I’m sure of it. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t try to kill me. Does it?
These two books are two new ones I got from NetGalley for review and sound like interesting books that will break up my fantasy binge.
I’m not 100% sure what books are going to get read when. My tentative TBR for the 24-Hour Read-A-Thon is:
Pages: 1261 + TGWWD
Realistically, I think I get can through 3 or 4 of these books and will bump the others onto my TBR for the 7 in 7. If I some how complete all these books before the 7 in 7 is over and am pining for more, I will read some graphic novels for the rest of the week. I have some cool eBooks that are classics retold as manga-styled graphic novels that I want to read/review for NetGalley. I currently have Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Les Miserables, and Great Expectation in this format. I’ve only read P&P, but it was so long ago that I don’t remember most of the plot and I think this will be a fun way to read these classics.
How is your reading going this far into the month? Are you satisfied with your reading?
Let me know down in the comments!
Also, let me know if you’re doing any reading challenges this month or if you want to join in on any of the ones I’ve already talked about!