My Overambitious September TBR [Ft. Bookoplathon]

Hi lovelies! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day. Can you believe it’s already the end of August? This year is just disappearing before our very eyes 😩 It’s kind of ridiculous. Anyway, I’m here today to share with you my September TBR! This month, things will be a little different thanks to Bookoplathon – a month long readathon, hosted by the amazing Becca! If you want to know more about the readathon, be sure to check out her announcement video 😙

For the last couple of months, I’ve been feeling a little slumpy, so I’ve been mood reading to my heart’s content. However, in August I managed to finish a total of 14 books, so I’m thinking hoping that maybe the slump is over? I guess we’ll find out soon enough 😅 Anyway, I decided to be super ambitious and aim for ten rolls, but I kind of forgot to account for doubles. I’m an actual idiot 😂 Fortunately, the Bookopoly gods were kinder than they could have been, but I’d still grab a snack because this is going to be a long one 😬

Anyway, that’s enough rambling. On with the TBR!

A BOOK WITH A FOILED COVER

King Of Scars by Leigh Bardugo // So for my first roll, I landed on a book with a foiled cover. Earlier this year, I decided to re-read both the Shadow & Bone trilogy, and the Six Of Crows duology, but for some reason, I still haven’t read King Of Scars 🤔 There’s literally no reason for me not to have read this book, so I’m finally going to get around to it this month. Nikolai is one of my favourite characters of all time, and even though I don’t have super high hopes for it thanks to the reviews it’s gotten, I’m hoping I’ll still enjoy it regardless 🤭

 

POLL PICK

Uprooted by Naomi Novik // My second roll ended up being a poll pick, so I popped a quick poll up on Twitter. The choices were between The Smoke Thieves, A Throne Of Swans, Uprooted, and Vox. Out of those options, Uprooted won with a massive 56% 😯 I found this book super cheap in a charity shop earlier this year, but I haven’t had a chance to actually read it yet. I genuinely don’t know what it’s about, but I think it’s a fairytale retelling of some kind? I could be wrong, but I guess I’ll find out this month 😂

 

FIRST BOOK IN A SERIES

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff // For my third roll, I had to choose the first book in a series. I’ve been thinking about Nevernight a lot lately, and I figured it was time for me to re-read this book. When I first read it late last year, I was left feeling pretty underwhelmed and a little annoyed, in all honesty 😩 But I was also slumpy, and I don’t know if that had something to do with it. I’m willing to give this book a second chance, however, and what better time to read it than during a readathon whose host absolutely adores this series 🤭

 

A BOOK WITH FIRE ON THE COVER

Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco // Roll number four was to read a book with fire on the cover. I’ve heard some absolutely amazing things about this book, but I’ve also heard some… not so great things 🙉 I’m certainly intrigued by it, regardless. Again, I have very little clue what it’s actually about, but it’s blurbed “for fans of fairy tales, myths, and legends” so I’m willing to give it a shot, and hopefully fall in love with it 🤞

 

A BOOK SET IN THE PAST

Blood Queen by Joanna Courtney // My fifth roll landed on a book set in the past. In all honesty, I could have picked any number of fantasy books for this prompt, but I decided to branch out a little and read something that I’m extremely tentative about. Historical fiction is something I tend to stay away from (though I don’t really know why), but the synopsis of this book sounds quite fascinating. Who knows, maybe historical fiction will end up being my jam after all 🤭

 

a book with 500+ pages

Eragon by Christopher Paolini // Roll number six landed me on a book with more than 500 pages. For this prompt, I’ve decided to finally read Eragon by Christopher Paolini 😱 I’ve had this entire series sitting on my shelves for 9 years. Nine. Freaking. Years. That’s just embarrassing 😅 I’m hoping that it’ll be pretty easy to read, despite being just over 500 pages, but hopefully I love it regardless. It’s been a long time coming 🙈

 

THE LOWEST RATED BOOK ON YOUR TBR

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige // Well, it finally happened. Not only was roll number seven my first double, but it was also the one prompt I was seriously hoping to avoid. When I checked my shelf however, I was actually surprised that Stealing Snow was my lowest rated 😯 This book has 5,876 ratings, and a 3.17 average. That’s not terrible, but it doesn’t necessarily raise my hopes. Nevertheless, I’m still quite looking forward to reading this Snow White retelling 🤭

 

A BOOK WITH A DARK COVER

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer // My eighth roll landed on a book with a dark cover, and I was kind of spoiled for choice here 😂 However, with the recent release of Midnight Sun, I’ve been thinking about Twilight an awful lot lately. I haven’t read this series in like, a decade, but these books hold so much nostalgia for me. I still don’t know if I’m going to buy Midnight Sun or not, but I can at least try re-reading one of my old favourites 😘

 

A BOOK WITH A LIGHT COVER

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian // My ninth roll landed on the opposite end of the spectrum: a book with a light cover. For this prompt, I decided to re-read Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian. I first read this book a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it, but I didn’t continue when the other books were released 🤔 I’ve since hauled the rest of the books in the trilogy, and I think it’s about time I cracked on and continued reading it. Hopefully I love it just as much the second time around 🤭

 

READ AN ADULT BOOK

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson // So. Not only should this have been my final roll, but I got another double?! Just rub salt in the wound, why don’t you 😂 Roll number ten landed me on an adult book, and I’ve decided to go with another re-read for this prompt. I’m actually going to continue reading the Cosmere books next year, so I figured I might as well re-read the few that I’ve already read in preparation! I can’t wait to dive back into Sanderson’s fantastic world 😍

 

A BOOK WITH WATER ON THE COVER

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty // Roll number eleven landed me on a book with water on the cover. For this prompt, I decided to go with Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. I don’t generally read thrillers, but this one really sounded intriguing to me 🤯 Since we’re getting into spoopy season soon, I figured it was as good a time as any to explore the genre. Fingers crossed it isn’t a huge disaster for me 😂

 

A FIVE-STAR PREDICTION

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb // Phew, we made it! My twelfth and final roll ended up being to read a 5-star prediction. I decided to go with Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb. I’ve heard so many amazing things about this author’s writing, and I’m excited to explore another adult fantasy series. I genuinely think I’m going to adore it 😍

I suppose I should be glad that I only rolled a couple of doubles, but for some reason twelve books just seems like so much more of a challenge than ten 😂 Hopefully I can manage to squeeze them all in! Are you taking part in Bookoplathon this month? If so, how many books ended up on your TBR? Until next time, happy reading 😘

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