October 2018 TBR!

Hey guys! I can’t believe it’s October already! I’m so excited for Halloween and also because we are that little bit closer to Christmas! But I am really excited for Halloween because I love it so much. I’ve tried to pick what I hope are some creepy books to get me in the mood for this spooky month! Here’s what I’d like to read:

Strange Ink by Gary Kemble: As soon as I saw this book I just knew I had to read it. It looks and sounds amazing, and it has black sprayed edges! It just screams horror at me and I really hope it doesn’t disappoint! It looks like a book that is going to be really creepy and shocking… I’m so excited I can finally start reading it!

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco: I have been saving this book especially for October because it just screams Halloween! Everyone has been telling me to read this so I have really high hopes for it! I think it also includes photographs and I really liked that when I was reading Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children.

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September TBR!

Hey guys! I am so excited because by the time you’re reading this I’ll be on holiday! I am going on holiday for 2 weeks and I plan on taking 6 books with me. I’ve been wanting to read them for a long time but just never picked them up, so I thought it’d be perfect to fly them across the world with me and read them by the pool!

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

I am taking The Raven Cycle on holiday with me, yay! It’s about time I actually finished this series (I’ve only read the first book) and I think my holiday is the perfect time to do this. This series has been incredibly hyped compared to Maggie’s other books so I think I’ll really like it! It’s got better reviews and everyone says it’s one of their favourites. I did actually like the first book, I’m not sure why I never read the second one. So hopefully I’ll finish this series pretty fast when I’m lazing by the pool!

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August TBR!

Hey guys! Here’s my late August TBR, oops! I really should start posting my TBRs earlier because I’ve already finished one book this month and I’m nearly halfway through another. I plan on reading 6 books this month and so far so good! I actually extended my reading challenge to 50 books but I’ve already read 40 so I may need to extend it again, ahh!! Anyway, here is my August TBR:

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Dust by James Lovegrove: This is the one I am nearly halfway through! I actually was a bit hesitant to read this because the last Sherlock Holmes book I read by James Lovegrove bored me to tears, I didn’t like it at all. But this one is actually pretty good, which I was really surprised by! I love the plot and I love how well he seems to have captured Sherlock and Watson. There’s a lot of sarcastic comments which are making me smile and laugh and I love that! The mystery is only just beginning so I can’t wait to read more and see Sherlock start to unravel everything!

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil and the Four by Sam Siciliano: Two Sherlock Holmes books in one month! Good job I am a fan of his! This one looks very interesting, it seems different to other ones I have read and there’s no mention of John in the synopsis. It doesn’t look like he is in this and instead there’s a cousin. That’s intriguing! I’ll be picking this up as soon as I finish The Devil’s Dust so I hope it’s good!

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July TBR!

Hello! I kind of crashed and burned in June as I only managed to read three books. I didn’t manage to read every book on my TBR, so I’ll be carrying those over for this month. I’ve also picked some extra ones, hopefully I’ll be able to read them all! Here’s what I plan on reading:

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu: I’m glad I didn’t call it quits on this trilogy because the second book was a lot better than the first. Adelina is almost a completely different person and her actions are a lot darker and more disturbing. I’ve really loved the turn this series has taken and I can’t wait to see how it all ends!

The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw: This was very kindly sent to me by the author and I’ll be reading it as soon as I finish The Midnight Star. It sounds like it will be a really refreshing and interesting read!

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June TBR!

Hey guys! Even though I have been completely smashing my TBR the past two months, I am still going to set a low one this month as I like only having a small TBR. Having a small one each month is definitely more manageable and I feel it’s less pressure on myself. If I set a massive TBR I’d feel so stressed all month and rush to complete it. So I’ll be setting myself 6 books and if I manage to read them all before the end of the month, then I’ll just pick up another book at random. So without further ado, here is what I want to read this month:

The Rose Society The Midnight Star by Marie Lu: This series is a trilogy and I’ve already read the first book The Young Elites, so I’m going to now read the other two. The first one was OK, not great to be honest. I wasn’t sure if it was worth continuing but apparently the second book is a lot better so I’ve decided to get them both read. I’ve heard Marie Lu is a fantastic writer, maybe this isn’t one of her best series? I probably should have started with Legend but oh well.

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May TBR!

Hey guys! I was thrilled with what I managed to read in April and I’m hoping to read the same amount this month! I’m going on holiday for a week soon and I don’t plan on doing anything but lounging by the pool all day, so this gives me the perfect opportunity to get lots of reading done! Here’s what I plan on reading this month:

Friend Request by Laura Marshall: I have been wanting to read this for so long and I’ve heard great things about it! I’ve already started it but I’m not very far in, only fifty pages or so. So far it’s good, I am intrigued but it is very slow and not a lot is happening. I’m hoping it has a slow build up but then it’s unputdownable.

The Vinyl Detective: Victory Disc by Andrew Cartmel: This is the third book in The Vinyl Detective series. I read the first two last year and I absolutely loved them! They were very different to crime thrillers that I normally read and it felt very refreshing to read a series all about rare vinyls! I’ve literally been counting down to the third book and I can’t wait to dive in now!

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April TBR (Chosen by my friend!)

Hey guys! I’ve been struggling with my monthly TBRs recently because I haven’t been able to decide what I want to read and when I did decide I didn’t really stick to it. So for April I enlisted the help of my friend. I asked her if she’d like to pick my TBR and obviously she said yes since I am writing this post. She just looked through my ‘Want to Read’ books on Goodreads and picked five out for me. One of the books she picked for me was A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir and I actually finished that one yesterday so it will not be included in this list for that reason. Here are the remaining four that she picked:

The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware: I was really wanting to read this after I was approved for it on NetGalley, so I was really happy when I saw she had picked this out for me. I loved The Lying Game and The Woman in Cabin 10 so I am stoked to see what masterpiece Ruth has delivered this time! It comes out in June!

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski: I bought this a really long time ago because it sounded interesting but I just shelved it and forgot about it. My friend picked it out for me because she thought the blurb sounded really good also. Unfortunately, it hasn’t got great reviews so I’m not going to go into it with high hopes. I’m hoping that I can finish it, but we will see!

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