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My TBR Pile: August 2017

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

ravenSo 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

inheritance-coversI 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

71Vwvp8-XfLI’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

ready-player-one-book-cover.jpgWow 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 

11 thoughts on “My TBR Pile: August 2017

  1. I feel your pain about being busy next month bc of college, sighh. But anyway, good luck! I hope you get to start and read the “Eragon” books! I’ve only read the first one (and it was YEARS ago), but it was amazing! I really hope you enjoy them!
    ~L. @ Reviews by Leeve 🖤

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    1. I’m not ready to suffer through another semester quite yet 😦 And thank you!, I’ll need the luck considering the Eragon series alone is over 2800 pages!! But knowing someone else liked it gives me hope 🙂


      1. Believe me, I’m not ready either! But thank God this year my schedule ain’t that bad! And yes, those books are very long and detailed but I guess that once you get into them there’s no going out? My, my, now I really want to re-read Eragon and see if I can continue the series. I NEED DRAGONS AND FANTASY WORLDS IN MY LIFE! *sends more luck and magic so you can actually read and finish them*

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      2. Mine too! I’m sooo happy I’m not taking Chemistry 2 this semester because Chem 1 killed me last year. & Haha do it!! There’s a Goodreads buddy read on August 6th if you’d like to join! I seriously need to be reading at least one fantasy book at all time because the normal world is boring

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  2. Great post. My mum bought me the book 4 of the inheritance cycle. I tried reading but I couldn’t since I haven’t read the previous book. Then I just saw the book 1 Eragon lying on the floor of an empty room in the hostel yesterday. I wanted so badly to take it but then I didn’t.


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