I totally SMASHED my TBR pile last month with 16 BOOKS READ. Along with a new e-reader, I also went to the library and picked up some books I’d been wanting to read FOR-EVER. My favourite read last month, by far, was Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson. I’m reading Vengeance Road at the moment, and it’s so hard to get into after Walk on Earth a Stranger (too similar) and the slang/Old West language is really off-putting. I also finally finished the Waterfire Saga and The Curseworkers Series, which is absolutely fantastic for me because I had wanted to finish these ones for a while. I really enjoyed both immensely.
As for so-so reads, the Maureen Johnson Shades of London series is right up there. It could’ve been so much better – but was still entertaining. The same goes for London Belongs to Us (can you tell I’m on a London kick? I’m going there in October!)
Biggest disappointment this month was Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. Oh, God, I wanted to LOVE this book and it’s been on my ‘must read soon’ list for so eons now. I was so upset that this wasn’t the magical Peter Pan tale/re-telling I’d been waiting for. I was also ridiculously annoyed with how cliche and predictable both Wicked and Torn by Jennifer L. Armentrout were, but honestly I’m not surprised anymore by JLA.
As you can see, most of my TBR this month are Netgalley titles for upcoming months. I’m not sure how much reading I’m going to get done this month if I’m honest (I’ve already started to slip – I think last month burned me out) but I definitley need to get Words in Deep Blue read ASAP for the blog tour. I’m trying so, so hard to finish Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman, but it’s just not working for me.
I have Tithe, Valiant and Ironside by Holly Black to read, too. I’ve read the first two before, years ago, but I’ve never reviewed them for the blog and I’m yet to read the finale. These are library loans, so these will need to be read soon, too. Also found Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill at the local library, which I was super excited about, but then realised it was written entirely in verse – so I won’t be reading that after all, sadly.
If, by some miracle, I really charge out the reading this month, I’ll try and re-read Alienated by Melissa Landers and the following book, in celebration of the latest one, United, coming out this month.