Hello, my lovelies!
I am a few days late with announcing my TBR list for September, I know. But I made some changes on how I will choose my monthly reads and I wanted to share this with you.
In the past few months, I have been contacted by many authors, publishers, booksellers and book blogs – all asking me to review their books and all sending me copies at my door.
And having received so many books – it is hard for me to prioritise, as a lot of those are being published in a certain date, and I also want to read all of them, without making people wait.
Therefore – I decided it is time for me to have a full list of all books that I need to reveiw ASAP, and start reading them one way or the other. And without anyone being angry – I will use not one, but two SPINNING WHEELS to decide my monthly TBR.
I will be choosing at least 8 books each month, as that is the number of books I read on average. Books that are sent to me by publishers and are coming out in a certain month will always take the first few places.
All the books that are currently on my TBR can be found HERE.
As for the rest – I have my spinning wheels to help me decide.
This will be my first spin – which captures all the places where I might get my books from. Sent By Publisher, Sent By Author, LoveReading UK, NetGalley/Edelweiss+, ReadersFirst, Gift, Borrowed, Purchased and Giveaway.
This will be my first filter, which would shortlist my books to a certain number. Then, I spin again…
Once I have a shortlist, it is time for me to choose a specific prompt. I get to choose from a variety of prompts, such as: Graphic Novel, Instagram Pick, Classic, Series, New Author, 5 Star Prediction, TBR Jar, Short Read, Stand Alone, Boyfriend Pick, One Word Title, Highest/Lowest Rated, etc…
I am very excited to do this, because it helps me lessen up my stress each month, when I worry if I haven’t picked the right books. And it involves a fun game-based theme, which I really enjoy!
If you like the prompt on the wheels – feel free to use them as well. The links are in their titles 😉
My TBR for September
With the above being said, let’s see how my TBR list for September looks like!
1. The Swords of Silence (The Swords of Fire #1) by Shaun Curry
The Swords of Silence is being published on 19th September 2019, and it was sent to me by both the publisher and LoveReading UK. I love books that reflect the Japanese culture, especially the ones with Shoguns, so I am very excited to read this!
2. Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman
I am doing a Buddy Read on Scythe on the 5th September in the Challenge Corner group on Goodreads. I have been wanting to read this one for so long, but never picked it up – now it’s time!
3. One in a Million by Lindsey Kelk
Spin: Purchased; Romance
I chose One in a Million because I already had the audiobook ready. It has also been on my TBR for a very long time, and it is time to pick it up.
4. The Tether (The ELI Chronicles #2) by Julia Ash
Spin: Sent By Author, Series
I loved the first book from Julia’s series – The One and Only. It is time to pick the second book from the series too, and continue Ruby’s adventure!
5. Reverie by Ryan La Sala
Spin: NetGalley, Boyfriend Pick
I had only a few books on my Netgalley list, and my boyfriend picked Reverie instantly. He read the synopsis, and he was like – you love magic and fantasy – you’ll probably love this. So, I am reading it this month. And I hope he is right!
6. Blood Shadow (Blood Never Lies #1) by Dianna Hardy
Spin: Giveaway. Highest Rated
This book has a 5.00 rating on Goodreads – and is therefore, the highest rated book on my TBR currently. It is a story about werewolves and romance, and I don’t truly know much, but I am excited to read it!
7. The Die of Death (The Great Devil War #2) by Kenneth B. Andersen
Spin: Sent by Author, My Pick
I loved the first book in this series, The Devil’s Apprentice! It is a story about a young boy who is being good, but then dies and has to become an apprentice of the devil, but he’s very bad at being evil. It was a very joyful read and I can’t wait to read the second book, as more books are coming out as we speak 🙂
8. All Wrapped Up (Geek Girl #1.5) by Holly Smale
Spin: Borrowed, Highest Rated
My sister has borrowed me the complete Geek Girl series, and I have to read them all! I really enjoyed the first Geek Girl book and I also enjoyed Holly’s newest book Happy Girl Lucky! I am so excited for this one, as it’s a short one, and with Christmas vibe!
And that’s my September TBR! I hope I will manage to read all of these books, and I hope that maybe I can squeeze in one or two more, as I am already a bit ahead of schedule and have read a couple 😉
What are you planning to read this month? Let me know in the comments!
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19 thoughts on “TBR Update – September TBR”
I know just how overwhelming this can be – good luck!
That is a brilliant way of deciding. I may do the same with NetGalley
Hope you enjoy spinning 🙂
I think that you have a great system. I may use it for my NetGalley books.
Sorry, I commented twice, It’s just gone 4 here and my brain is fried. 🙂
Great post and great idea for your tbr I hope you enjoy each and every book on your September tbr list. Good Luck! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.
Thank you Kati! x
That’s such a great way of deciding! Hope you enjoy your September reads!
Thank you Amanda!
Hope you have a good month of reading.
What a great way to pick your TBR!
Thank you Allie!
You’re TBR list looks great. Hope you enjoy them all.
Thank you! x
There’s no way I could keep up with the books I’m sent and it breaks my heart to not be able to read as many as I want to! So I feel your pain. Happy reading!
Thanks Karla x
Great idea on sorting it out. I get contacted several times a day as well, along with NetGalley and Edelweiss. I use Google Sheets and schedule a couple of months in advance, shooting for a dozen or so books a week.
Exactly, same here. Many places where I receive the books from, spreadsheets and calendars, but I still can’t keep up. I try to prioritise every month, but I think this way is fair for everyone.