This month I’ve created a list of 7 books I hope to get to, but I’m not very good with TBR lists. I like to read what I want, when I want, so it’s difficult for me to keep up with a preset list of books. 7 books is ambitious; we’re already a week into the month and school among other activities have kept me pretty busy. However, even amidst the chaos of life, I still find moments to read a lot (those moments being when I should really be doing homework). So lo and behold my first ever monthly TBR.
This month I tested out a subscription app called Scribd that has a decent selection of books and audio books. Because I’m only subscribed for a month, I’m trying to read as many books on the platform as possible to get my money’s worth. These next four books are ones I plan on reading through the app.
Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han
This is the third book in the Lara Jean trilogy that I plan on completing even though I disliked the sequel. To be honest, I haven’t even read the synopsis so I don’t know what I’m getting myself into, but I’m interested to see how Jenny wraps it all up.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
The Shatter Me series never interested me a great deal until I discovered that Tahereh was releasing another novel, A Very Large Expanse of Sea, that intrigued me. I figured I might as well dig into some of her other popular works before diving into something new.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
I feel like every YA reader has already read this book, and honestly I just want to join in. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, and I might as well read it while it’s at my disposal on Scribd. If you’ve read this one let me know in the comments!
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Audio book)
I’ve heard great things about the style of this novel and the audio book itself. It is read by the author and man does she do a great job not only narrating but representing minorities in America through her powerful writing. I’ve listened to about 25 minutes of the 3 hour long audio so I’ll definitely be able to fly through this one.
Out of the last 3 books left on my TBR two of them are from the library. I don’t know if other readers think this way, but when I spot a book at a library that I was planning on buying, I’ll usually pick it up there as an excuse to save money and room on my shelf (because being a book addict is expensive and my shelves are already exploding). So these next two books are ones that I was planning on buying but picked up at the library instead.
The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
This unique sci-fi read stands out from others in the distinct way the story is told. Kaufman and Kristoff assembled the narrative using fictional interviews, emails, and documents among other unique ways to tell the story. I’ve heard many people say how intriguing this read was because it completely envelops you in its format. This is the first book in a trilogy that stands out among other typical ya novels.
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
I first noticed this novel at a little bookshop in Seaside Florida. Immediately I added it to my want to read list. In my English class last year we dug into some texts focusing around the holocaust and I loved learning more about it. This book is based off of the real-life experiences of Auschwitz prisoner, Dita Kraus. It overjoys me that this powerful novel is a part of the young adult community for younger readers’ education on such a heavy topic.
We have reached the final book on my TBR! (The only book I plan on reading my own copy of this month.) So without further ado, here is my grand finale.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
I’m so excited to read this book! The film adaptation for this novel was released in theaters recently and the audience is loving it! I’m stoked that a film with minorities is getting so much attention. There is definitely a problem with diversity in the media and hopefully this novel/movie will inspire more diversity in the public eye. I’m thrilled to read this drama-filled, romance-packed novel.
There you have it folks! My first ever TBR for September. Are any of these books on your tbr for the month? If so let me know in the comments!