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TBR – August 2017

Hi everyone!

I am really trying to get my TBR under control, with very little success, so I thought I would try something different. I have never really succeeded with planning my TBR before; I tend to be an emotional reader so my book selections are driven by my mood and my reaction to my most recent reads.Β I am going to try something a bit different (different for me anyway!)

Instead of creating a list of, say, five books that I will commit to reading (and then fail miserably), I will create a bookshelf of possible reads. I think there will be between 15 – 20 books on the TBR shelf which should give me enough room to make my emotional choices.

Currently Reading…


I do not normally read so many books at once, but I have got myself into a bit of a pickle recently. I started reading Rebel Rising a while ago, but it started to feel like a bit of a slog, so I put to the side. I am hoping to finish this month, otherwise I will mark as DNF and try again another time.

I have been reading Sherlock Holmes since the beginning of the year, with the aim of finishing before the end of the year. I am massively behind on this, as the last time I read any was in January, so I need to pick up the pace if I have any hope of finishing πŸ˜‚

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k is a little bit different for me. I do not normally read self-help type books, but I was drawn to this one in the bookshop. I am a worrier, and I worry that I spend too much time worrying and not getting on with things. So I thought I would give this one a try. I am not very far into the book yet, but it has been enjoyable so far.

I started reading The Gunslinger because of the Dark Tower film. I am enjoying it, but not as much as I thought I would. I love Stephen King books, so I will persevere and hopefully it will capture me more as the story continues.

TBR Shelf

I have tried to pick a variety of genres here, in the hope that there is something for every mood 😊 There are 2 books that I am pretty much guaranteed to read:

The Eye of the World – a friend leant me a copy of this book. Although there are an eye-watering number of pages (803!!) I want to read soon so that I can give back.

The Wind in the Willows – I intend to read this with my son, so even if we start reading in August, there is little chance that we will finish this month.

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Have you read any of these books? How do you decide what books to read next? Let me know in the comments below.

See you soon

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11 thoughts on “TBR – August 2017

  1. Your TBR pile looks so exciting!! Strange the Dreamer is so incredible, and I really liked the To All the Boys I’ve Loved before trilogy as well so I hope you enjoy them! I’ve also read Wintersong but wasn’t a massive fan of it, but hopefully you’ll like it more than I did 😜 I’m planning on reading Nevernight this month too πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Thank you – I know I am super late to reading To All the Boys I’ve loved before, but it feels right for a summer read. I must admit I bought Wintersong because of all of the hype, so am not sure what to expect – when will I learn not to do that 😊. Let me know how you get on with Nevernight.

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  2. The Wind in the Willows is adorable πŸ™‚ hope you and your son enjoy it. I love re-reading it in the Autumn because it’s one of those books which makes me feel really cosy. Also, please pick up Nemesis soon! I just finished reading it and it was so, so addictive!

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