Awesome August TBR!

Here’s where I suck it up and take the long lonely walk of shame. I’m admitting defeat twice within 7 days. This time, it has to do with my TBR Thursday feature. I loved that feature but it posed two problems. The first problem is that I had too many in one genre and not enough of another. The other problem was that I would mention a list of books and then have so many recommendations that I would want to read them all. It was just confusing. I wanted to read so many books all at once – I couldn’t do it anymore. SO – I’m going back to the monthly TBR and we will have to see how that goes. If there’s one thing in blogging (and my reading life in general) that really messes me up – it’s TBR’s! I’m a mood reader so setting aside certain books doesn’t always work. But I found that when I skipped over the monthly TBR I was still setting certain books aside to read that month

The long winded intro is over – on with the books!



I chose these two because I really wanted to finish off a series or two before starting a new one. I’ve finished quite a few this year and wanted to keep the momentum going!. First off I have STARFALL by Melissa Landers – This is one that I’ve been dying to get to since I finished Starflight a few months ago but kept getting side tracked. The first book was such an entertaining adventure and I’ve been itching to continue! Then I plan on finishing the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by reading DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS by Laini Taylor. This is quite a hefty book, and the second one in the series wasn’t really the best in my opinion. I kept getting bored and was sad to see the character arc that Karou was falling in, so I’m not going into this one with very high hopes unfortunately. Seriously though – it’s over 600 pages!! GAH!


Next I plan to get to NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff. I don’t think it’s possible for me to be more excited for this book!!! I’ve heard people raving about it – and these are people that have very similar reading tastes as me. I flipped through the pages and there is some seriously vulgar language which makes me even more excited!!!! I follow Jay Kristoff on Twitter and his account is possibly the funniest thing ever! I love his humour and I LOVE the Illuminae series, so – YAY!!!! I jumped the gun and pre-ordered Godsgrave (which is being released in early September) so I need to have this one done so I can jump right in!



Lastly I have these two ARC’s that are being released in September. FIREBLOOD by Elly Blake is being released on September 12th and I’m going to the book launch party on the 16th so I will need to have this one read for sure in August or the beginning of September. And if I have time this month (and don’t get distracted with shiny new books) I plan on getting to INVICTUS by Ryan Graudin. This is the number one most anticipated book for the last half of 2017 so I can’t wait to dive right in! I literally cried when I held this ARC in my hands. Time travel, a heist on the titanic, and so much more….. my stomach has butterflies!! This one isn’t being released until the end of September so I still have quite a bit of time.


That’s what I plan/hope to get to in the month of August. I’m not committing to the monthly TBR but for the next few months this is the format that will work out the best for me. Expect me to flip and flop with TBR’s as they will be the death of me. How a TBR can literally kill me you ask? Probably by falling on my head or overloading my heart with stress, anxiety, and sadness.

Until next time, happy reading!

24 Comments Add yours

  1. I have been wanting to read Nevernight so I am so excited to see what you think about it! 😀

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    1. I tried to read it before but I didn’t understand the italics VS regular font. It seemed to be two story lines and it confused me. Turns out the past is italics and the present is normal font. I think it may take a while to get used to it


  2. MiRakelBooks says:

    Invicious sounds interesting. 🙂

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  3. Egg Reader says:

    I totally understand the TBR Thursday thing! Every time I’ve thought of posting it, I’ve decided there too much pressure for me to have to read those books when really it’s just about what I’m in the mood for 😂😂😂

    I need to read Nevernight!! I’ve read Amie Kaufman’s other books but not Jay Kristoff’s!

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    1. I’ve only ever read illuminae that they co-authored but never anything else by either of them. I picked up These Broken Stars for 2$ at a library sale so that needs to happen soon too!

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  4. Blood fore looks awesome 💖💖

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  5. Em says:

    I hear so many people raving about Nevernight!!! I really want to read that too!! Also, I need to finally read a Laini Taylor book. I swear that I’ve been seeing them everywhere I turn. It’s a sign!

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    1. Laini Taylor’s writing is just glorious! She’s really one of a kind. Strange the Dreamer is one of my top faves of this year!

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      1. Em says:

        SO many people have said that!!! I have no idea what I am waiting for!! I need to just read her books already!

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  6. I’m stalling on picking up Days of Blood and Starlight because people keep saying it’s not as a good as the first 😦 Hopefully the third one is a better and makes up for it!

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    1. I hope so too. There was a lot of word building and character definition after the end of book one. A lot changed. I hope they can use a lot of their “after” personalities to change the “before” if you know what I mean. 😂


  7. kyera says:

    Sounds like some great books on your list!

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  8. Celeste says:

    So many great books you have on this TBR! I love the daughter of smoke and bone series so much 😭 and omg you have an arc of Invictus, that is so cool!! I can’t wait till it’s out bc it sounds really good!

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    1. I can’t wait to read Invictus. I’m trying to wait until closer to the release date but it’s so far away!! 😂

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  9. LairOfBooks says:

    Haha! I really enjoyed & can relate to this post on so many levels! my TBR can be the stuff of nightmares!!!! but I think finishing series is really admirable considering I cannot stop getting distracted by new shiny books. Nevernight is one that I have been DYINNNNNG to read but don’t want to rush through it so I’m holding off till I catch up with my arcs. BTW that last book in The Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy makes up for the mehhh 2nd book! hang in there it is SOOOOOO worth it 😉

    Happy reading! 🙂

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    1. Book 3 is better?!???! Yay!!!! Thanks so much for telling me. Now I’m not dreading it so much! This makes me so happy!!
      When I was deciding what to read next I kept grabbing books that are first in a series and I want like NO! You are NOT allowed! 😂


  10. thebrunettebookwormblog says:

    I’ve been wanting to read Nevernight for ages – so I can’t wait to hear what you think about it!

    And I definitely understand your hesitation on Dreams of Gods and Monsters. I actually temporarily DNF’d the second book because I kept getting so bored with the story. I loved the first book, but the second one was so ‘meh.’ Hopefully you love the third book so I can get excited about it again!

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    1. I was SO bored throughout Book 2! It was so repetitive! I’ve heard from a few people that the story redeems itself in book 3. I hope so!

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      1. thebrunettebookwormblog says:

        Oh, good! I really want to see how she wraps everything up, but I just can’t make my self pick it back up again.

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  11. I feel you on this. I’m a huge mood reader too and every time I make up a potential TBR list (even if it’s for a challenge), I still find myself flipping through the books looking for one that suits my mood at that moment. Your August TBR looks pretty fabulous though. Those are all books I really want to read so can’t wait to see what you think of them!

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    1. Doing good so far with sticking with it actually! I’ve finished one and started another. So yay for goal realization! 😂


  12. Angela JC says:

    Oooo you’ve got some great books on this list and I can’t wait to read your reviews!! 🙂

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