Ok, after going absolutely crazy with my August TBR, I’m keeping it a bit more reasonable this month and staying focused on the arcs I got at Book Expo!
I did make it through a lot of the September releases in August and have already posted reviews about them. Those releases include: Meet the Sky by McCall Hoyle (September 5), Intercepted by Alexa Martin (September 11), Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness (September 18), and A Notorious Vow by Joanna Shupe (September 25). I’ve also read Pride by Ibi Zoboi and will be getting a post about that up soon.
I know I’ve had them for several months and still haven’t read them, but I’m very excited for both of these books. The Storm Runner is a middle grade book inspired by Mayan mythology that I know is going to be a fun read because it’s part of the Rick Riordan Presents imprint, while The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle sounds like a really good mystery that I’m going to really enjoy. Both of these books will be released on September 18.
I thought I had more arcs for October, but the only one is actually Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (October 16). This is another middle grade book set in the same world as Ella Enchanted, which is one of my favorite books ever, so of course I have to read this! I think it’s going to be a really cute, fun read.
While I’m at it, I should probably read the last arc I have from 2018: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. I don’t know much about this book other than it’s a dark, own voices YA fantasy, but I honestly don’t need to know much more to be excited about this book. It’s not out until November 6, but it’d be great to get to it sometime in September. Than I can spend the rest of the year focusing on my handful of 2019 arcs I was lucky enough to get.
The only non-arc I want to make sure and put on my TBR is The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin. I’ve been meaning to read this book for ages (it’s even on my 18 to read in 2018 list) but just haven’t gotten around to it for some reason. I attended an event celebrating the trilogy and her third Hugo in August, though, and bought a copy of the book there. I’m trying to read books as soon as I purchase them but wanted to make it through a few other books first, though, so this is definitely happening in September!
Other than those books, I don’t really have any specific plans. I didn’t quite make it to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in August and I don’t want to wait too long to finish my reread of the series, so I think I’d like to pick that up in September. I’m also considering starting a reread of the Throne of Glass books in anticipation of the release of Kingdom of Ash at the end of October. It’s been so long since I first read them all that I don’t remember a lot anymore! But that’s also a really big reading commitment that I’m not sure I’m up for right now, so we’ll see.
What are your reading plans now that fall is almost upon us? Let me know in the comments!