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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 🙂
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!