My October TBR: Awesome or just plain terrifying??

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Hey guys, I’m back as promised! This is my first ever OFFICIAL monthly TBR. I’ve been wanting to do one of these for AGES, but I’ve never gotten around to it. I think that if I make one, though, I’ll stick to it. Otherwise I think I’d just, ah, ignore some of these. Oops? Alrighty then…

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The Raven BoysI have actually previously read the first book in this series (The Raven Boys), so theoretically I can move on to The Dream Thieves, but it’s been a good year and a half since that happened, so I’ve forgotten… A LOT of things. However, I totally loved it and I know the last book in the series came out last year, so I am definitely ready to finally pick this up. And, with any luck, hopefully binge the whole series.


state-of-the-arc-345x225The Graces Oh dear. This is where it gets interesting. The thing is, when I first discovered Netgalley (if you don’t know what that is, it’s a website where you can request online advanced reader copies), I didn’t understand at ALL how to use it. So I requested a couple of books and was actually approved for them… But never downloaded them. So they count towards my failing percentage, but I don’t actually get a copy. This would be one of those books. Sigh. I have to get it from my library, but it counts as an ARC due to said issue. Anyhoo, I’m joining Evelina’s State of the ARC meme in the hopes that it will inspire me to read said ARCs. Which is fabulous! I have quite a few ARCs from Netgalley and quite a few review requests that have gotten rather dusty, so it will be very good for me to put a dent in those.

Girl Out of Water This is another ARC I’ve received from Netgalley, and I believe I’ve heard it compared to… The Unexpected Everything? I don’t honestly know that much about this book, which is totally fine with me. I’m excited.

Nothing Stays the SameThis was a review request from QUITE a while ago. I think the cover is rather gorgeous, I have zero idea of what this book is about anymore, I’m doing it.

Siege and Storm This is the sequel to Shadow and Bone. Now, it’s been a while since I read Shadow and Bone (probably a year or so), but I did enjoy it and I know there is a site that recaps books with this one on there. Somehow I became super confused by this series for a while there, but I have managed to UN-confuse myself, and I definitely want to give it another go. I’ve heard so many fantastic things about Six of Crows, which I don’t really want to read until I’ve read the first trilogy, and of course I know the Language of Thorns book (novella possibly?) is coming out soon and will be in the October Fairyloot box, so I’d love to catch up on all of that.

Mockingjay I have now, FINALLY, reread both of the first two books in this series in preparation to read Mockingjay. For the first time. It just hasn’t happened yet. I’ve been meaning to for ages, and now’s the time. HUZZAH!

Under Rose-Tainted SkiesI’ve heard so many good things about this book. I know it has #ownvoices mental illness representation, and I just keep seeing it recommended basically everywhere. Thanks to Emma (from emmmabooks), I am aware that this week is Mental Illness Awareness Week, so I thought, what better time to read this (hopefully) gem than now?

Al-righty then!

That is my seven book TBR. I have no idea if this is plausible or likely, but I am really hoping that I will be able to keep up with all of these. Besides these seven, I do currently have 3 others checked out from the library (which I’m not about to send back unread) as well as the last 300 pages of A Conjuring of Light. I definitely plan on participating in Spookathon and Alphabethon as well, so I should have TBRs for each of those…. We’ll see how this goes. It could be fabulous, it could be a total flop. Let’s hope for fabulous, shall we?

What do you think of my TBR? How many of these do you predict I’ll actually get to? Have you read/plan to read any? What’s your TBR for the month? Let me know in the comments down below; I always respond and I’d love to hear from you!

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47 thoughts on “My October TBR: Awesome or just plain terrifying??

  1. I’m in the same situation as you are when it comes to The Raven Boys, I really hope I’ll get to the second book at some point, but it’s been so long… I’ve heard only good things about Girl Out of Water, so I really hope you enjoy it. Happy reading! πŸ™‚

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  2. I’ve been hearing about great mental health books from Emma’s channel as well, so pretty much all her recommendations have been added to my TBR. My current plan for October is to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, finish The Mortal Instruments series finally by getting to City of Heavenly Fire and read The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien. Good luck with your TBR goals! πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m glad! Agreed, same here.
      Ooo, nice! The Gentleman’s Guide was absolutely fantastic (especially the audiobook), TMI is so amazing (have you read The Infernal Devices yet?), and is that one of the Lord of the Rings books? Haha, I have no idea! I’ve read the Hobbit and I’m going to try to read TLOTR because it’s a “classic” and everyone loves it so much, but the pacing is so slow that I have a hard time getting through it.
      Thanks, good luck to you as well!

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        1. Nice! I can understand that. I know a lot of people liked TID more than TMI. The TID events don’t come into play until book 4 of TMI anyways.
          I’m thinking I’m going to try to read a chapter of TLOTR a day starting in the new year so that I can definitely get through it! The Hobbit was really slow for me and I’ve heard the regular series is even more so, so I’m hoping that will work.

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  3. Amyyy!!! runs over to give you a bear hug Oh, I’ve missed you guys so much!!
    This TBR is amazing, definitely read the Grisha trilogy and read SIX OF CROWS BECAUSE IT IS AMAZING. I just finished Crooked Kingdom and my heart hasn’t been able to get over the fact that it JUST. ENDED. THERE. goes into a sobfest
    returns after an hour
    Also, I’m excited for you to finish the THG trilogy, but I’ll be honest: I have conflicted feelings about The Mockingjay. For most of my friends, it’s their favourite out of the three and it’s quite GOOD, it just… could’ve been better. But that’s just my opinion. I hope you love it, and I’m so excited to know what you think! πŸ˜€

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    1. Ahhhh I missed you too!!
      YAY I CAN’T WAIT TO DIVE IN. I shall order it next. Pinky swear.
      OH DEAR OKAY. I know the Language of Thorns thing is coming out soon/has just come out? Do you know anything about that? I’m not exactly sure what it is but I know people are mutely excited about it
      Oh really? To be honest, I’ve just heard a lot of angry/meh things about the ending. I hope I enjoy it in any case! Thanks, hopefully I can get to it very shortly!

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      1. Of course, you MUST. I will MAKE you if you don’t. evil smile
        OHMIGOSH I just checked out Language of Thorns and it just came out and it’s by Leigh Bardugo and sounds super-exciting and THANK YOU for letting me know coz I knew nothing about it!!! Need to add it to the read-NOW TBR. Gosh, god only knows HOW many books like these I haven’t heard about… 😒
        Really? Coz my friends have all loved Mockingjay… I thought I was the only one here. Although I was neither angry nor meh at it, mind you, just thought it could have been better.

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        1. I DID!!! Siege and Storm was pretty fabulous. I was rather detached at the beginning (I mean, I had a 2 year lapse) but I got into it and hopefully I can finish the trilogy next month and move on to the duology.
          YAY I’m so glad I could help!!! XD
          I ended up enjoying Mockingly but I’d have to agree with you. I gave it 4 stars (as opposed to 4.5 on the first and 5 on the second), but I’ve heard the movie does it better than the book, too, so I’ll check that out.

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          1. Yessss good!!! Quickly onwards now, keep moving and tell me all about it πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

            Yaayy Catching Fire ended up being your favourite too!! Just like me does a happy dance across the room FINALLY I have someone who agrees with me πŸ’–πŸ’–

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                  1. Lol, I can relate! I was planning to get started on the Raven trilogy this October, but I got gifted a few books unexpectedly, so I ended up deciding on them. I’m also reading ACoWaR right now, actually, but college is being so damn harsh it’s hard to scrape out time. My progress on each of them is painfully slow (you know how I tend to multi-read books simultaneously)… 😦

                    I try πŸ˜‰

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                    1. I totally understand. I think it’s four books now though? I believe the last one came out last year.
                      Ah, that’s rough! It took me a solid two weeks to read that one. Apparently there’s a continuation series happening but with different main characters? I’m not sure how I feel about that.
                      Hahaha well at least you’re progressing! Any progress is good. πŸ˜‰

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                    2. Yes, it’s a proper series now I guess, my bad. But what is this you say about a continuation series but with different main characters? πŸ€” Something like the Grisha books?
                      Yes, that’s what I keep telling myself πŸ˜…

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                    3. Tbh I don’t really even like Feyre’s narration that much. It’s the story (and a certain delicious male character πŸ˜‰) that has me hooked here…

                      ToG has a much better narration style, at least for me.

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  4. Oh, and the Raven trilogy is on my TBR too. I’ve only read the first book, just like you, but it’s been so long, I’m planning to binge-read the whole series, just like you! high-five Let’s see if we can do it! πŸ˜‰

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  5. Oh I’m sorry to hear about your NG mishap! That has to be one of the most frustrating things ever but I’ve heard a lot of bloggers complaining about it too 😦
    Anyway, awesome TBR Amy! Best of luck with knocking them off your list and also for Spookathon/Alphabethon! ❀ I might join in Spookathon ^^

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    1. Yeah… It only happened just the once and thankfully only with 2 books. It’s irritating, but I totally understand why they have to do that. It was mostly past Amy’s confused self causing problems. πŸ˜‰
      Thank you!! I’m doing pretty well so far; I only have one book left to read and Spookathon is coming along as well. I hope you do! πŸ™‚


  6. I’m glad I’m not the only person β€œlate” to the Leigh Bardugo train! Wonder Woman: Warbringer was the first novel I’ve read of hers and I absolutely loved it. I’m so excited to read her previous works but also a little embarrassed that it took me so long to!

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    1. You’re definitely not! I’m so glad you enjoyed WW, it’s at the top of my list to read so hopefully I can get to it next month. I’ve finished Siege and Storm a few days ago and enjoyed it (although it took me a while to get invested), so hopefully I can finish the trilogy and start the duology next month!

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