We’re now in the final quarter of the year, so I think it’s time for another TBR. Autumn and Christmas are my favourite times of year so I’m so excited for what that brings: fluffy jumpers, mint hot chocolate, cosy evenings, spooky Halloween nights, a visit from Santa… And of course, books. This feels like the perfect time for me to sit down and make some reading goals. We all know I’m not your typical book blogger who reads dozens of books a month, so this may seem like a small list (and an out of reach one probably!). Either way, these are the physical books and eARCS I’ve got lying around, so let’s see how many I can read before the new year!
Trapped in Silver by Emily Sowden – I was kindly gifted this book by Oftomes after being chosen as a new reviewer. This is September’s read-a-long book, which I’m already racing through despite the month only just beginning! Stay up to date by searching #TrappedinSilver on Twitter, or keeping up to date with my personal account. Hopefully I’ll be bringing you an exciting review soon.
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus – This book is constantly floating around the blogosphere. Normally I seem to hate books which are hugely hyped so I started to avoid it. However, I read the blurb recently and was so intrigued! I wanted to read it this month as this is the first time I won’t be returning to school, sixth form, or university, so it’s slightly reminiscent for me. Hopefully I’ll get to it this month and love it, too.
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal – I have two Netgally proofs to read now, which I’m pretty excited about. The first is Erotic Stories for Punjabi Women. I got an email about this and just knew I had to read it immediately. I’m trying to diversify my reading more, and I loved The Kite Runner as a young teen, so I’m kind of hoping it will immerse me in a different culture whist carrying an important message again.
The Emerald Circus by Kane Yolen – I’m really excited to read The Emerald Circus. This is an amalgamation of famous book characters, like Dorothy, Edgar Allen Poe, and Wendy Darling and The Lost Boys. It sounds like such an interesting concept full of characters I already love. I can’t wait to see how it works.
Poor Unfortunate Soul by Serena Valentino – I’ve had this book for so long now, getting it last Christmas. I couldn’t take it to university with me but now I’m home so I’m adding it to my TBR (I was also supposed to read it last month, oops!). This is part of a Disney retelling series. As we all probably know, I’m hugely obsessed with Disney so I really can’t wait to read this.
The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher – I got this book for Christmas last year and decided it would be perfect to read this December to get my in the Christmas spirit. I’m always hugely busy around this time as Christmas is my favourite holiday, so reading moves to the back of my mind I’m afraid. I’ve never actually read a festive book so it will be nice to immerse myself into the festivities even more. I’m also interested to see what Tom Fletcher’s writing is like.
This may seem like a really tiny TBR, probably even smaller than what most people aim for in one month. I’m just a slow reader with a particular schedule. I also enter a huge blank void after finishing a book, which can take me weeks to get out of. I’ve caught the reading bug recently though so I’m hoping that means I can cram in loads of wonderful books this autumn and Christmas! I also have Bridget Jones’s Baby by Helen Fielding and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory By Roald Dahl to hand if I speed through them, but I’m not quite optimistic enough to add them to my official TBR!
What’s on your TBR this season? Do you have any recommendations to add?