Happy Monday, y’all! I hope all is well and you had a great weekend. Today I thought I would talk a bit about my August reading plans, because I’ve made some tentative plans. This is not a TBR because I don’t like TBRs because I’m stubborn and don’t like being told what to do, even by myself. But it’s rather just a guideline for what I want to read this month.
First thing’s first
(I’m the realest): I need to stop getting ebooks from my library. Listen, I love my library. It has a great selection of ebooks and audiobooks, and it has so many of the books on my TBR. Which is great. HOWEVER. I will always put ebooks on hold at the library and then get a bunch of them and read exclusively ebooks for weeks, ignoring the looming pile of physical books I own.
Luckily, my library has this great feature (which most others probably do as well) where if a book you had on hold is released, you can choose to have it delivered later. So I can have a book delivered to me in a week, two weeks, three months, etc. And then if I change my mind, I can be put back at the top of the waitlist and get it as soon as the next person is finished. So I can put off books without losing my hold.
So for the month of August: I am going to be pushing off all library ebooks until after August, unless they were already pushed back. So any books that are newly released will be pushed until September. I can accept books I had previously pushed back, if I want to read them and can see myself reading them that week.
This library rule will hopefully force me to read some of the physical and ebooks I own. Importantly, I want to read a couple of categories of books.
Sequels: I have several sequels that I really want to read soon.
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
- Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
- Check, Please! Volume 2: Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu
- Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim
All of the first books of these series were 4.5 or 5 stars, and I’m really excited for the sequels. So I want to prioritize reading some of them this month. I’m hoping to read at least one of these sequels.
Owned, unread ebooks: I’ve never been the type of person to just buy Kindle ebooks because they’re on sale unless they’re books I absolutely want to read. I usually just buy the books when I want to read them. I don’t want to buy a bunch of ebooks and forget about them. But I have at least three ebooks that I haven’t read yet, and it’s kind of stressing me out lmao.
- Felix Ever After by Kacen Callendar
- The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
- Heated Rivalry by Rachel Reid (which was gifted to me by my friend Maia, thanks Maia!!!!!)
Again, I’m really excited for all of these books and really want to read them soon. So I’m hoping to read at least one of these this month as well!
2020 TBR books: I have four books left on my 2020 TBR.
- The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
- Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? by Lorie Moore
- Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
- Self-Portrait with Boy by Rachel Lyon
I think I might safe Rebecca until the fall, but I want to read these ASAP! Luckily I own all of them, which makes life easier. So I also want to read at least one of these this month!
So those are my reading plans for this month! Overall, I’m hoping to read at least two physical books that I own and one ebook that I own. Hopefully I’ll read more, but this is the plan so far!
But anyway, but are your reading plans? Do you have any sequels you need to read soon? Have you read any of these? Which should I read first? Let me know!