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APRIL TBR [2019]

Now I know that my OWL’s TBR is basically what my TBR for the month will be, but I still wanted to prioritise the books I’m reading because I’m just that bit extra! Conveniently, my priority list consists of 12 books, and there are 12 books I’m trying to read for the OWL’s! But if I don’t get to everything, I have to prioritise the one’s I really want to complete in order to do certain careers in the NEWT’s exams. For more information see my OWL’s TBR where I also have links to the original posts!

 

Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate

Oryx & Crake – Margaret Atwood

Shadow & Bone – Leigh Bardugo

Circe – Madeline Miller

Good Omens – Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Siege & Storm – Leigh Bardugo

Ruin & Rising – Leigh Bardugo

The Giver – Lois Lowry

The Star-Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi

 

  • Kindle/Audible pick: The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Classics pick: Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  • Non-Fiction pick: The Library Book – Susan Orlean

 

So what are you planning to read this month? Are you participating in the OWL’s readathon? How’s your reading challenges going? What have been your highlights for the first quarter? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!!

Abbie xxxx

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MARCH TBR [2019]

So this was the first month of the year where I let a TBR wheel decide what I’m reading, and it was really fun and helped my choices. There’s only one readathon which I am participating in which is the Buzzword Readathon, and I already have my TBR decided which I’m really excited about and will post closer to the start date! I suspect that I’ll be completing less books this month, mainly because of the GIANT I’m attempting to read, but I am really excited to get to as many of these as possible! Here are the books I really want to get to in February, listed by priority, I’m also including my classics and non-fiction pick for the month. Enjoy!

 

 

The Winter of The Witch – Katherine Arden

The Priory of The Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

In An Absent Dream – Seanan McGuire

All The Bright Places – Jennifer Niven

When The Moon Was Ours – Anna-Marie McLemore

How Do You Like Me Now? – Holly Bourne

Cress – Marissa Meyer

Persuasion – Jane Austen

Five Feet Apart – Rachael Lippincott

 

  • Kindle/Audible pick: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire – J. K. Rowling *re-read*
  • Classics pick: The Color Purple¬† – Alice Walker
  • Non-Fiction pick: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark – Michelle McNamara

 

So what are you planning to read this month? As we’re nearly at the end of the first quarter of the year, how’s your reading challenges going? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!!

Abbie xxxx

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FEBRUARY TBR [2019]

Hey readers! I hope you’re doing well! I aim to continue February with the same pace as January… I am in such a great reading mood and I honestly want to read all the books! February is a mix of romance/contemporary books (because, Valentine’s Day) and also some wintery, cosy books, because it had been snowing in my town in the UK and I now want to read loads of wintery books… perfect for the Polarthon planned in the beginning! Following from that, I am participating in two readathons this month, again. The Polarthon and Contemporary-athon Round 4, of which I will post my TBR closer to their start dates. I guess it turned into a positive reading experience in January so I want to do it again! Anyways, didn’t mean to ramble on, here are the books I really want to get to in February, listed by priority! I’m also including my classics and non-fiction pick for the month. Enjoy!

 

The Girl in the Tower – Katherine Arden

In An Absent Dream – Seanan McGuire

Vicious – V. E. Schwab

Bad Romance – Heather Demetrios

Hunted – Meagan Spooner

Beartown – Fredrik Backman

Northern Lights – Philip Pullman *re-read*

I Believe in a Thing Called Love – Maureen Goo

Girl Made of Stars – Ashley Herring Blake

 

  • Book Club read
  • Classics pick: Emma – Jane Austen
  • Non-Fiction pick: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – Caitlin Doughty

 

So what are you guys planning on reading for February? Are you in a romance mood, or a cosy reading mood? Have you read any of these? And if so, what did you think of them? Any recommendations? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!

 

Abbie xxxx

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JANUARY TBR [2019]

Here’s the first TBR of the year! I have already been planning out the books I want to start the year off with, so this selection was quite easy to make. I decided to stick with my usual TBR set-up which was to have books organised in priority, but this year I’ve decided to put down 3 books for each sets of priority to give myself a bit more of a choice. It’s always interesting to see which of those books I ended up reading at the end of the month!

 

 

The Bear and The Nightingale – Katherine Arden

Vicious – V. E. Schwab

Empress of All Seasons – Emiko Jean

Prisoner of Azkaban – J. K. Rowling

Eliza and Her Monsters – Francesca Zappia

Dumplin’ – Julie Murphy

The Last Time I Lied – Riley Sagar

Daisy Miller & The Turning of the Shrew – Henry James

The Lie Tree – Frances Hodgsen

 


~~EXTRAS~~

Girl Made of Stars – Ashley Herring Blake

Northern Lights – Phillip Pullman

The Lover’s Dictionary – David Levithan

 


 

 

So what are you guys planning to read to kick-start the new year? Have you read any of these books, and if so, any you would recommend? Any thoughts on them? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!

 

AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Abbie xxxx

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DECEMBER TBR [2018]

Here it is, the final month of 2018! Time to get as much read as possible to boost our reading challenges… or maybe that’s just me? This months TBR is going to be different, mainly because I am challenging myself by reading for 3 back-to-back readathons which will take up the majority of the month. Soooo, I thought it’ll be easier to link my posts for my readathon TBR’s for the month. There are collectively 9 books which is pretty much as many as I usually include in a TBR anyway, and a lot of the books I really want to read I have pushed back to the New Year!

 

TisTheSeasonAthon

3rd – 9th December

Official Announcement by Bookables

My TBR

 

 

 

A Very Merry Readathon

10th -16th December

Official Announcement by Paper Faerie

My TBR

 

 

 

Magical Readathon: Christmas at Hogwarts

17th – 26th December

Official Announcement by BookRoast

My TBR

 

So what are you guys hoping to read in December? Anyone else participating in some of/all these readathons? Have you also starting planning your reading goals for next year? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!!

Abbie xxxx

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NOVEMBER TBR/PRIORITY READS [2018]

It’s nearly the end of the year and I’m slightly panicking… only two more TBR’s for 2018, how is that possible?! I haven’t read half the books I was planning to read this year, and keeping track of those books went out the window around August/September time anyway. But I’m still gonna try and read some of the book still on that list (and I’ll stick a ‘*’ beside those books for reference (something I’m gonna try and implement next year to keep on top of my yearly TBR books!

This month sees no readathons I’m participating in, which makes me breathe a sigh of relief to be honest! I’m only casually taking part in Non-Fiction November and Lalathon by not setting a TBR or using the prompts. I need to go easy on myself this month I feel! So here is my ‘easy-going’ TBR for November!

Main Priority

The Rattled Bones – S. M. Parker

Uprooted – Naomi Novik*

If We Were Villains – M. L. Rio

Average Priority

The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story – Christie Watson

The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson*

Low Priority

In Order to Live – Yeonmi Park*

Her Body and Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado

City of Ghosts – V. E. Schwab

 

~ADDITIONAL~

The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman*

Dread Nation – Justina Ireland

You – Caroline Kepnes

 

So what are you guys planning to read this month? Have you read any of these and if so, what did you think of them? Any new recommendations/favourites of yours? Have you started thinking about reading plans for 2019 yet? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!!

Abbie xxxx

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SEPTEMBER TBR/PRIORITY READS [2018]

Hello readers! I am fully back into the swing of things and I’m ready to set and follow a monthly TBR (yaay!). I’m also trialling another way of setting out these Priority Reads/TBR posts and try and make them look more aesthetic I suppose. There are two readathons this month which I’m looking to participate in; the Emoji-a-Thon from 1st – 30th September, and the Contemporary-a-Thon from 17th – 23rd September. I will be posting their separate TBR’s once they are finalised/closer to the day!

How I do my TBRs is slightly different, I instead have a ‘Priority’ list of books; 3 as my ‘main priority, 2 as an ‘average priority‘, and 3 as my ‘lowest priority. I’m also setting out at least one audiobook and/or ebook, and one classic and/or non-fiction book every month to try and push myself to use more formats and expand my reading.

 

Main Priority

Radio Silence – Alice Oseman

I Am Still Alive – Kate Alice Marshall

The Female of The Species – Mindy McGinnis

Average Priority

City of Ghosts – Victoria Schwab

The Loneliest Girl in The Universe – Lauren James

Lowest Priority

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings – Various

You’re Welcome, Universe – Whitney Gardner

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

 

EXTRAS:

Letters to the Lost – Brigid Kemmerer

I Believe in a Thing Called Love – Maureen Goo

Magonia – Maria Dahvana Headley

Cress – Marissa Meyer

 

Have any of you guys read these? If so, what did you think of them? Also, what are you guys’ reading plans for the month? I’d love to know!

THANKS FOR READING!!

Abbie xxxx