December TBR

I’ve got big plans for December! I want to finish this year strong as I gear up for a GREAT reading year next year. There are 3 readathons going on in the month of December, so that will push me to read more than I’ve been reading lately (adulting is lame).

These are a few of the books that I’m planning on reading in December:

Golden Son by Pierce Brown – I just finished Red Rising last week and gave it 5 stars! I’m currently reading Golden Son and loving it. Can’t wait for Morning Star in February!

Deadline by Mira Grant – I finished Feed last month and really really liked it, so I’ll be continuing the series in December.

Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – Uhh.. hello! Of course I’m going to read this as soon as I get to the front of the hold line at the library. This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2015. Can’t wait for more of Tarver.

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine – This is a series that I’ve been wanting to start for a while. I got my copy not too long ago in a #booksfortrade and it’s been a LONG time since I started a series and had to wait for the next books, so I’m excited to jump on a fan bandwagon again.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – I know, I know, I should have read this by now. I haven’t though and I want to read the series before the show comes out, so December is a great month to start!

Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken – In anticipation for Passenger (out next year), I’m participating in a Darkest Minds readalong. I haven’t read the series yet, though I have the first 2, and can’t wait to jump into the series. I’ve heard great things.

Saga, Volume Five by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Just waiting for the hold to come into the library… *taps foot and twiddles thumbs* any day now…

Runaways: The Complete Collection Volumes 2, 3, and 4 by Brian Vaughan (vol. 2 and 3), Adrian Alphona (vol. 2 and 3), Takeshi Miyazawa (vol. 2), Mike Norton (vol. 3), Marvel Comics (vol. 4) – I already have these collections and plan on reading them in December!

Rat Queens, Volumes 1 and 2 by Kurtis J. Weibe, Roc Upchurch, Stjepan Sejic – I’m searching for other graphic novels that hook me and Rat Queens is a title I keep hearing, so let’s give it a shot!

The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple – Stand-alone graphic novels have been kind of a let down for me, so we’ll see if Wrenchies can turn it around.


What are you planning on reading to close out the year?

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Non-Fiction November TBR

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I will be participating in Non-Fiction November! 

I have some books from my shelf and the library that I plan to tackle this November. I’m really interested in Psychology and Mental Health, so I will primarily be reading those topics. I may also pick up some others depending on recommendations and reviews that I see from other #nonficnov participants. 

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In no particular order, my November TBR:

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Asylum by William Seabrook

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Switching Time: A Doctor’s Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities by Richard Baer

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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

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Gracefully Insane: Life and Death Inside America’s Premier Mental Hospital by Alex Beam

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Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals by Christopher Payne

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Sounds Like Me: My Life (so far) in Song by Sara Bareilles

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Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon by Kim Zetter (for review)

I’ve also got some random books that looked interesting on standby in case my mood changes:

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I am SO excited to get started! I’ll be posting some reviews and letting you know my progress throughout the month!


What are you most excited to read about this month? 

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October TBR

Operation finish-all-the-series is still a go!

Here are the series I hope to complete in the month of October.

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Ender’s Game/Ender’s Shadow series (on audiobook)

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Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series

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Shopaholic series

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Rot and Ruin series

I also hope to read the following stand-alones.

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The Martian – a re-read before I see the movie!

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Illuminae! I will be reading and reviewing this before the release!


What are you planning on reading in the month of October?

August Wrap Up & September TBR – Unfinished Series

When I first started really getting into reading in 2012, I was very into reading all of the newly released books. Unfortunately, at least 50% of them were the first book in a series. I didn’t do much reading in 2013 and 2014 and as a result, all of the continuation books that were released during that time were never picked up. Alas, boatloads of unfinished series.

I recently counted all of the unfinished series on my Goodreads and I had over 25! That number was a bit overwhelming, considering most of those series had more than one book to be read. But I like to finish what I started, so here we are.

AUGUST WRAP UP

In the month of August, I managed to finish 4 series by reading the following:

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (complete!)

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Chronicles of Narnia series (complete!)

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Fire & Flood series (complete!)

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The Giver Quartet series (complete!)

I also read the following stand-alones:

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SEPTEMBER TBR

In the month of September, I will be participating in a couple of readathons happening in the BookTube community. The first that I will be participating in (though it isn’t a formal “readathon”) is Seriesathon hosted by Shannon at leaninglights. The second is Slay That Series (also here) hosted by Sara from sarahwithoutanH and Chami at ReadLikeWildFire. The focus of both is to finish unfinished series, so hurrah! I will not be alone in my mission!

My plan for this month:

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Slated series (complete as of 9/6!)

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Dark Elements series (finished Stone Cold Touch as of 9/6)

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Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series

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Breathe series

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Shades of London series

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The Hybrid Chronicles series

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The Program series

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The Harry Potter series (re-reading… of course I’ve read them before!)

Many Booktubers have a goal of #0by16, meaning 0 books in their TBR pile by 2016. I will never adopt that philosophy, but I would love to have 0 unfinished (completely published) series by 2016. If we’re still waiting for a book, that’s okay, but I would like to complete those series that have been published in their entirety.

That is my over-ambitious TBR for the month. What are you planning on reading? Have you read any of these series? What did you think?

Happy reading!