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TBR Update – September TBR

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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.

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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…

Spinning Wheel Number Two

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!

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   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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January TBR 2019

Hello, lovely people!

As soon as the year started, I realised I have to get on reading quickly, as most of the ARCs I have are out in February. I also have a few books sent to me by authors and publishers that I need to get to, and there’s also the library trip, where I always return two books and come back with three. I am hopeless. And this month, I will probably be busy reading and hiding in my imaginary cave.

Here is the list of books I am hoping to read in January:

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Sent by Authors:


Pleasure Reads:


Extras – I might not get to them this month:

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What are your planned books for January?

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October Wrap Up and November TBR

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This October I  read quite a few books:


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(click on the title to read my reviews)

I also managed to clear some of the old books I had in my TBR list (#2) and (#3), share the Postcard Haul I got and nominate you all for my Mystery Blogger Award.

It was a great month, but I am glad it is over, because November is coming! And November is my Birthday month! I am so excited for the 18th to come along!

Books I plan to read for my Birthday Month:

Firstly, I want to mention that I have loads of things planned around, so I might not get to all of these, but I want to spend this month catching up on ARCs that come out at the beginning of 2019. I am very excited for some of those!

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What did you manage to read this month? What are you planning on reading in November? If you have a Book Wrap as well, share your links in the comments below!

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Down The TBR Hole #3

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Hi Lovelies!

The third edition of the Down the TBR Hole is here! I am always excited when I am doing this, I can’t wait to see how it goes!

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.

  • Order on ascending date added.

  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.

  • Read the synopsis of the books.

  • Decide: keep it or should it go

Here’s the next patch:

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Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1) by Sara Shepard

I have made this list a long time ago, and this is one of the books I should have read when I was 14. Right now, I can’t find the time to do this.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

A classic, and I have only read Inferno by Dante. I remember adding this book because I wanted to read the other two parts too. This one stays!

Verdict: KEEP  ☑

Clay by David Almond

I have left this book back in my home country. If I ever go back and get it, I will read it. But for now, it can go.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

Bad Behaviour by Sheila O’Flanagan

Again, the same story. It is sad that I have left so many books behind. I even checked if the library had this one here, but unfortunately, they didn’t. Right now, it goes.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

French Kissing by Catherine Sanderson

And again – ahhh. I am becoming sad now. I am removing this lovely book too, but I have noted these to bring back with me when I can.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

I Am David by Anne Holm

I won this book on a giveaway, but don’t have it with me anymore. I never got the chance to read it, as I always kept finding other things that seemed more interesting at the time. I am letting this one go.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo

A classic that I have wanted to read since I was a little kid. I have to find time for this in the early 2019. People keep telling me how good it is.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

A long and big one this time. A famous classic, and all my Literature Teachers were talking about during high school. I never had the chance to read it, but this one stays, as I truly believe a person needs to read this one before they die.

Verdict: KEEP  ☑

Holly’s Inbox (Holly’s Inbox #1) by Holly Denham

I actually don’t know why this book is here. I am not too excited after reading the synopsis and I am letting this one go.

Verdict: REMOVE ✖

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

I don’t remember adding this one as well, and after reading some reviews, I think I am going to pass. I have a lot of Christmas reads happening this year, so I don’t think I would have the time anyways…

Verdict: REMOVE ✖


This time I only kept 3 and removed 7. I am getting efficient. My TBR already looks smaller (who are we kidding? :D).

Let me know if you have read any of these, and if you want me to keep or remove any of these books from my list! I look forward to see what you think!

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