I don’t usually talk about books very much on the YouTube channel, but I thought I’d do something a little fun and different and share my Halloween To Be Read list! I love reading scary stories throughout the month of October, so I made a video talking about what I’m planning to read this year, including some Goosebumps I’m going to read with my daughter. What are you guys planning to read through October this year? Let me know in the comments!
It’s a list of one!
“That’s not a list!” you say.
Shoo! I don’t need your negativity!
I mentioned last month that I wasn’t really doing a “TBR” because I already had too much left to catch up on that I’d failed to read in previous months’ TBR’s. Well, I continued my failing streak by reading exactly none of the books I was behind on during May! Look at me go!
With that said, May was a horrible month for me for a number of reasons, and all that’s to be done is to move forward. So I’m giving myself a really small, simple goal this month. I’m going to finish reading Stephen King’s On Writing. It really shouldn’t be difficult, because I’m halfway through it already. And if I manage that, I’ll move on to the next thing, but for the sake of just saying I have a TBR for June, there it is: that one book. Wish me luck.
This is less a TBR for May, and more of a confession. Do you recall at the beginning of April when I said that I wasn’t going to create a TBR because I was behind on a few books already and didn’t want to just keep adding to the pile? Well, I followed that up by completely failing to read anything at all throughout April.
Okay, that’s a tiny bit of an exaggeration because I did read a bit more A Clockwork Orange, and the little one and I finally finished up The Brothers Lionheart, but all things considered I read very, very little.
Therefore May is going to be a bit of a repeat of April (hopefully not literally, since I actually want to get some reading done this time). My intention is to finish the three books I still have in progress, which are the previously mentioned A Clockwork Orange, plus Stephen King’s On Writing, and the final book in the Lunar Chronicles series, Winter. They’re all partway done, so if I can set aside the mobile games for a little while I should have no trouble actually, you know…finishing them.
If there’s time to be had, I’d like to also delve into a few comics, as they’ve been creating quite the pile in our downstairs hallway. 😛
Reviews will also come for everything, of course.
So with that said, I’ll head off to grab a book, because there’s no sense in just talking about reading, right? Right. 🙂
Do you have a “To Be Read” list for May? What’s on it? Feel free to share in the comments below!
Prepare yourselves! I’m about to lay down a totally logical and mildly adult decision!
As I mentioned in my first “To Be Read” post back in January, I really like the idea of a TBR list because it gives that sense of accountability and it is definitely helping to remind me to actually read some of the giant pile of books and comics that I’ve been amassing over the years. That said, I’ve been having a bit of trouble finding the time of late, give a laundry list of reasons which I won’t get into because I mention them often enough in my weekly update posts.
For March’s list I didn’t finish either of the books I had intended to, although I did get about halfway through Stephen King’s On Writing and am enjoying it. I did manage to get through the Buffy the Vampire Season 8 volume that I had left over from February’s list, and I’m getting close to finishing A Clockwork Orange, which was actually from January’s list, but that still leaves me behind by one full book (The Lunar Chronicles: Winter) and two halves of books. In addition to that I’ve actually also been reading The Brothers Lionheart with the little one, and I give that one precedence since reading with my daughter is more important to me than reading just for myself. 🙂
So, to cut to the chase, I’m currently reading three different books at once, and have another full one remaining from last month’s TBR list, so I’ve decided to just leave it at that for the month of April, because I don’t want to get further behind. If I do manage to complete the books that I’ve yet to catch up on, I’ll try to sneak in an extra one just to say that I read something extra for April, but I’m not terribly concerned. The official listing will return in May.
In the meantime, look forward to getting reviews for all the books I’m currently working through, including The Brothers Lionheart, which I’m enjoying just as much as the little one!
Whoops! I seem to have gotten a little behind with my TBRs! Fancy that…who would have thought that I would ever get behind on any goals? *cough cough*
I’m not exactly deep in an inescapable hole or anything, but I definitely feel I should preface this post with the fact that I still haven’t finished A Clockwork Orange (not because I’m not enjoying it, but simply because I haven’t had a good chunk of time to sit down and read a novel lately), and I never actually got a chance to even start the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comics yet, so in addition to the following to-be-reads, note that I’ll be trying to get through these two during March as well. Please also note that my review of the Tomie deluxe edition from last month’s TBR will be coming soon.
So what’s on the “official” TBR list for March? Well, since I went so crazy on comics for February, I thought I’d move into a few actual novels for March (wish me luck). Starting out, since I’ve been experiencing a lovely bout of writer’s block, I thought I’d finally get around to checking out Stephen King’s “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft“. As one of my all-time favorite authors, and the man who inspired me to write and publish a horror novel, I expect that he may have a few things to say that will be helpful to me in my forward journey toward continual writing. Maybe he’ll even help to teach me not to write ridiculous-sounding sentences like that last one! We can only hope!
Once I’ve picked Mr King’s brain and (hopefully) chiseled my way through that writer’s block, I thought I’d finally get around to reading “Winter“, the fourth and final chapter in Marissa Meyer’s “The Lunar Chronicles” series (excluding the standalone, “Fairest“). I fell in love with the series when I picked up “Cinder” on a whim and found out that it was practically nothing like what I was imagining, and I blew through the first three books in record time. Right around that time, however, I got hung up with a number of things and never managed to find the time to finish up the series with “Winter“. I think it’s about time I rectify that situation!
I will, of course, write reviews of both books, as well as the ones I have yet to catch up on, so look forward to those in the near-ish future. So look forward to those! For now, however, I must cut this post short and leave you because, well…I’ve got to READ! ‘Later, book-lovers!
So those are my upcoming reads for March! Do you have a TBR list? Have you read any of the books on my list? Feel free to share in the comments!