October TBR: Getting back to my (TBR) roots!

October 1, 2019

I don’t know if you all have noticed, but for the last several months, my TBRs have been a total flop. I haven’t been sticking to my plans and goals well at all, and I’ve been making brief, lackluster TBR lists that I’m not excited enough about to keep up with! I was thinking about it over the last couple of weeks and realized what’s changed is that I used to love challenging myself with my monthly TBR. I loved coming up with a pretty big list of titles I would try to read, and seeing how many of them I could knock out! It motivated me, I guess. This month, we’re going to give it a try and see if giving myself a big, “scary” TBR can help give me the push I need to get back into those old reading habits I miss so much!

The themes this month are…

  1. OWNtober — come join us at Devour Your TBR on Goodreads while we focus on books we already own!
  2. ARCs for daaaaaays!

And of course, there’s always the risk of an Unexpected Readathon Time announcement!

You can view a Goodreads shelf of my entire month’s TBR HERE!

Now, on to my TBR!

🤗 = buddy/group reads
🦄 = review copy
🍰 = graphic novels/manga
📜 = poetry
🎧 = audiobook
💻 = kindle unlimited
🔁 = reread

  • 🤗📚 Capturing the Devil — Kerri Maniscalco
    • I sadly didn’t pick up CtD in September like I planned to, but luckily for me, I know many other #StalkAlong participants didn’t either, so I don’t feel TOO bad! 😅
  • 🦄 The Ten Thousand Doors of January — Alix E. Harrow
  • 🦄 Get a Life, Chloe Brown — Talia Hibbert
  • 🍰 Pumpkinheads — Rainbow Rowell
  • 🦄 On the Night Border — James Chambers
  • 🦄📜 The Apocalyptic Mannequin — Stephanie M. Wytovich
  • 🦄 Remains — Andrew Cull
  • 🦄 Permanent Record — Mary H.K. Choi
  • 🦄 Monster, She Wrote — Lisa Kroger
  • 🦄 Rosemary and Rue — Seanan McGuire
  • 🦄 Hex Life — Christopher Golden (anthology editor)
  • 🦄 Library of the Unwritten — A.J. Hackwith
  • 🦄 Salvaged — Madeleine Roux
  • 🦄 The Fearing #2 & #3 — John F.D. Taff
  • 🦄 The Beautiful — Renee Ahdieh
  • 🦄 Ghoster — Jason Arnopp
  • 🦄 Full Disclosure — Camryn Garrett
  • 🦄 In Darkness, Delight: Creatures of the Night — Josh Malerman (anthology editor)

Leftover from September:

  • 🦄 The Work of Art — Mimi Matthews
  • 🦄 Rules for Vanishing — Kate Alice Marshall
  • 🎧🔁 A Court of Mist and Fury — Sarah J. Maas
  • 🦄 Growing Things and Other Stories — Paul Tremblay
  • 🍰 Fence, Vol. 3 — C.S. Pacat
  • Rolling in the Deep — Mira Grant
  • 🦄 Darkdawn — Jay Kristoff
  • 🦄 The Magick of Food — Gwion Raven

Current Library Loans:

(Not including Kindle Unlimited titles, since those don’t have a return date, but I thought this would be a nice place to tell you guys what unread things I currently have checked out, too!)

Monthly Goals:

  • previous month’s goals:
    • draft 2 weeks’ worth of posts before returning from hiatus ❌
    • stick to my ARC ban ✅✅✅✅
    • resume shelf tour series ❌ (this one got held up because I got new shelves and am rearranging my entire library… eep)
  1. Complete at least 75% of my October TBR
  2. Read at least 3 Fall TBR Jar picks
  3. Watch at least 10 horror movies 😍😍😍

What book on your TBR are you most excited to read this month?


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1 Comment

  • Reply Evelyn October 1, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    OWNtober, such a good idea!
    I hope you can read many of this list! And enjoy them all!


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