Every month I always commit to way too many books yet next month is…no different. I can’t help it! If I see a book that’s mildly interesting and I haven’t read it I’m like, “Okay just plop it on my TBR shelf”. Yeah…that’s why there are almost 200 books on my To-Be-Read shelf. And that’s the story for the self-sustaining TBR shelf that will never die.
But for next month, I’m going to be reading eight books. Seven of which are buddy reads. One of which is just me finishing the masterpiece that is The Raven Cycle.
#1) The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
So this is the book that I’m actually currently reading, but seeing as how July will be over in 2 short days I figure I’ll be continuing this over in August.
I’m really excited but also really nervous to finish this series. The final book in a series is always the most intimidating because you have no idea how the author will end the book; it could be really good or really bad. MAGGIE PLEASE DONT KILL ANYONE OFF
#2-#5) The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini — Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance
I remember seeing my classmates reading this series when I was in fourth grade. Fourth grade. And now I’m 400 years old and I still have never read this series. But next month will be the month. I will be buddy reading these all next month and be transported back to elementary school (Gross).
Also, I really have no idea what these books are about. That’s usually how I read all my books, to be honest. But what I do know is that there are dragons. And dragons are fucking awesome.
#6) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
I’ve actually never read a Neil Gaiman book despite their popularity. But I’ve seen the movie Coraline…does that count?
I’m excited to buddy read this because…it has an award. That means it’s a good book, right? I’m just kidding. This book is a horror-mystery-paranormal about a child whose entire family is murdered, so he just stumbles into a graveyard and becomes friends with the ghosts.
Yup, sign me up.
#7) These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Outerspace. Planets. Romance.
That description is pretty much the only reason I’m reading this. Yeah I know, I’m really good at picking my books.
I feel like this book can go either way. These characters crash on an uninhabited planet and are the only two survivors. The plot is “their journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help”. That sounds like a lot of talking, instant romance, and walking.
But hey, maybe I’ll be surprised. Let’s go with that!
#8) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Wow you’re reading a book that’s currently hyped because a movie is coming out next year, what a surprise
SHUT UP. I’ll have you know I’m reading this for the plot, thank you very much.
It’s the year 2044 and Wade Watts spends his time in the virtual world of OASIS, where creators make elaborate puzzles and offer cash rewards to people who can solve them. Except, this particular puzzle that Wade delves into is very competitive, and suddenly his life is on the line.
So that’s my TBR for August!
I hope I will be able to get to all of these, especially since next month will be busy because I’m going back to college ☹