Since I had so many prescribed books to read last month and my Read Harder challenge is in good shape (only four tasks to go!), I think I’m going to take it a little easier this month and leave my TBR pretty open, which means I only have three books that I want to make sure and read this month.
The first is The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra. This is the second book my mother-in-law lent me last Thanksgiving that I still haven’t gotten to, so I need to make sure and read it before this Thanksgiving so I can give it back to her! The blurb doesn’t make this sound like a book I would normally pick up, but we’ll see how it goes.
I also have to finish reading the books I borrowed from my dad, which means I have to read OPM: Other People’s Money by Michael Lechter. I think this will be an informative and fast read, it’s just not the most exciting to pick up. But I should have no problem getting through it once I start.
The last book I want to make a point to read this month is Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I actually haven’t read any Gaiman books and bought this last year because I heard it’s a good place to start. It’s been sitting on my shelf ever since, though, so I want to finally get around to reading it. Plus I’m trying to work my way through the physical books that have been on my TBR shelf the longest and this is one of them.
Actually, if I finish all three of these books, I’ll only have two books left on my shelves that I owned at the beginning of 2016 and still haven’t read! Well, plus a stack of romance novels, but I’m not worried about getting through those relatively quickly. I probably won’t pick up those last two books anymore this year, but we’ll see…
Anyways, those are the three books I definitely want to read this month! My only other reading goal for October is to exclusively read books from my physical TBR shelves (with an exception for any Read Harder books if I decide to tackle another task). If I can start shrinking the number of owned books on my shelves that I haven’t read yet, that would be great. I’d like to focus more on the ones that have been on my shelves the longest, but I might cave and pick up a few new releases, like the last Magnus Chase book.
And I might decide to reread another Harry Potter book or something else from my list of books I need to reread. I’ve also already read Dangerous Books for Girls by Maya Rodale, which is my book club’s November pick, but it’s been a while so I might decide to reread that, too. I have no idea, so I guess we’ll just have to see how the month goes!