It’s the first of September and that means two things – I’ll have to start wearing a jacket to work and it’s time for this month’s reading strategy! I really love doing these post because they help remind me of what’s been hiding in my TBR pile and gives me a little nudge of motivation.
I had planned in my August strategy post to read ten books, but only managed to read eight. Participating in ARC August was a great way of reading down a portion of my towering digital TBR pile, so I’m going to keep the momentum going and pick an ARC list, complete with publication dates, and a physical book list.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (09 February)
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (04 May)
Dare to Fall by Estelle Maskame (27 July)
STAGS by M. A. Bennett (10 August)
The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee (07 September)
Invictus by Ryan Graudin (21 September)
Satellite by Nick Lake (05 October)
My goal with ARC’s this month is to keep up to date with new stuff releasing, but also to dig back into the pile and work through some older ones — it’s pretty clear that I’ve fallen behind a bit. I obviously won’t get to all of these this month, but I’d really like to read 4-5 of them.
I think I’m most excited for A Gentleman in Moscow, which will be a welcomed change of pace, and Invictus. I haven’t read anything by Ryan Graudin before, but I know she’s a very popular author. It’s about time I get on board.
Physical book list
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Shadows of Self/Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
Gilded Cage by Vic James
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
I’ve pulled these straight from the TBR pile next to my bed. Again – I’m not going to read all of them, but I’d be thrilled to get through five this month. Gilded Cage and Nevernight are both priorities because I have ARC copies of both their sequels – yikes. I finished Shadow and Bone last night, so I pulled Siege and Storm out as my next read.
You may have noted quite a lot of Sanderson/Mistborn here. My lovely book club is reading Mistborn for our October meetup! I’ve read the original trilogy and the first book in the following trilogy – The Alloy of Law. In preparation for getting overly excited about these books again, I’m planning to finish off the second trilogy with Shadows of Self and Bands of Mourning. It’s about time I finish these up.
So there’s the plan for this month. Is it ambitious? Probably. Will I stick to it? Probably not. But I do refer back to these posts throughout the month, so that’s something at least.