Summer Wrap-up and September TBR

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Hello all! This post is going to be exactly what the title says. I’m going to very briefly go over what I read this summer then pick some books out of my TBR jar (I will explain this when I get there) to read for September. So firstly, the summer wrap-up (all ratings are out of 10)

Books I read and made Book Rants on:

  1. Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein ————————- 10
  2. Graceling by Kristin Cashore ———————————— 10
  3. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor —————– 10
  4. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor ——————– 10
  5. Angelfall by Susan Ee ———————————————– 9.5
  6. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan ————— 9.5
  7. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan ————————— 9.5
  8. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ———————- 9.5
  9. Fire by Kristin Cashore ——————————————- 9
  10. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi ———————————– 9
  11. Fury by Elizabeth Miles ——————————————- 9 (or 5.5)
  12. Envy by Elizabeth Miles ——————————————- 8.5 (or 5)
  13. Across the Universe by Beth Revis ————————— 8.5
  14. Requiem by Lauren Oliver ————————————– 8.5
  15. Destined by Aprilynne Pike—————————————- 8.5
  16. Entwined by Heather Dixion ————————————- 8.5
  17. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole ——————————– 8
  18. Illusions by Aprilynne Pike —————————————- 8
  19. Ash by Malinda Lo ————————————————- 8
  20. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis ——————————— 8
  21. Heart of Glass by Sasha Gould ——————————– 8
  22. The Elite by Kiera Cass ——————————————— 8
  23. Spells by Aprilynne Pike——————————————– 7.5
  24. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo ——— 7.5
  25. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore ———————————- 7
  26. Steel by Carrie Vaughn —————————————— 6.5
  27. The Summer I turned Pretty by Jenny Han —————- 4
  28. Strands of Bronze and Gold ———————————– 2

And then books I read/ re- read, but didn’t talk about:

29. Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould —————————————- 9
30. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald —————————– 9
31. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown —————————————– 8.5
32. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce ———————————————— 8.5
33. The Orphan King by Sigmund Brouwer —————————— 8
34. Stardust by Neil Gaiman ————————————————— 8 ( I have to admit I liked the movie better. The characters were just so much better developed)
35. The Espressologist by Kristina Springer —————————— 7
36. Reincarnation by Susanne Weyn—————————————-Re-read
37. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare ——————————— Re-read
38. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare ——————————– Re-read
39. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare ————————————- Re-read
40. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare ————————————- Re-read
41. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare ————————————– Re-read
42. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine ——————————————– Re-read

Ok that was a lot of books now that I see them all written out! Now what typically happens is that I will read like crazy during the summer but then when September rolls around there are just too many other things with school and dance and work and after-school activities and everything so normally I don’t start to read again until just before Christmas. I know, it’s terrible. I don’t mean I don’t read at all, but it’s more like a book every month or 6 weeks. Which for me isn’t a lot. So I’m going to try and remedy that this year by making a TBR for every month and I hope that telling you guys about it will encourage me to actually do it.  So I have this TBR jar that I made and essentially its a bunch of titles written on pieces of paper that I then folded up and put into a jar. When I need some new books to read, I draw however many out of the jar and that’s what I read. Because other wise I would never get around to these books because new ones are always coming out. So, I’m going to try and read 4 books a month, one per week sounds pretty reasonable even with everything and right now I’m going to draw out 2 titles and then the last two I get to pick what it is. So yay! Lets do it!

  1. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  2. Invisibility by Andrea Cremer

So those are the two fate has picked and for my choices I have A Million Suns  by Beth Revis and Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi


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