Hey y’all! It’s about a week into the month, so of course my TBR is now becoming my ABR (already been read? no?) as I finish books early. Still, here’s the plan I came in to the month with… even though some of these are already checked off. 😂 I do have a habit of this after all…
Those ARCs I said I wouldn’t request
Look. I usually have very good self control with ARCs and am always sure to only request ones I genuinely think I’ll enjoy and can commit to reading and reviewing before the publish date if it’s not out yet. This time… well, I’ll still do all those things, but I was trying to clear out my shelf books that haven’t been read yet. 😂
Of these, I’ve, uh, actually already finished A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin (FABULOUS, pub Jul 12 2022) and A Hundred Silent Ways by Mari Jojie (also FABULOUS). Luckily for you, A Hundred Silent Ways is actually already published, so you can go get a copy yourself which you totally should. I’m in progress with The Olympus Trinity!
The books I said I’d finish
And this is my batch of books that I’ve been in the middle of reading — some for a bafflingly long time — that I planned to finish and… didn’t.
Hey look, I’m finally reading a book by Hanna Alkaf! In a recent Top Ten Tuesday post I mentioned how I had several books by her on my tbr, for YEARS, but had never actually read one. Well here I am, reading one: Queen of the Tiles! 😀
Around the World in 80 Plants by Jonathan Drori is a wonderful book that I was enjoying dipping into for a few chapters at a time wayyyy the heck back in February (of this year, though!). I had to return it to the library though. When I went to check it back out, it had a status of “lost in transit” soooo that was unfortunate. xD I guess I’ll finish it eventually; I might just purchase my own copy, because it was a beautiful physical book.
And, oh, of course, Dune. Frank Herbert and I… we have history. Over a year of it, in fact, as I read some pages of Dune on May 8th 2021, then did not resume it until very recently. So today, on the one year anniversary of the day I put down Dune, I say: I WILL FINISH IT! Because there’s no real reason besides my excitement over other books that put this off. It’s a little slow in that grandiose kind of way, but I’m able to sink back into that now.
4 thoughts on “May TBR: MAYbe I’ll read these! 😁”
dune really is intimidating to me, lol. i’ve tried more than a few times, but it’s always defeated me. after recently watching the new movie adaptation, i want to give it another go, the world is really interesting and compelling to me, but it’s a dense read.
Looks like some great reading behind and ahead, Jennifer. I loved Dune, but read it long long ago. That cover is soooo beautiful. Have a great month of reading!
These sound like some good picks! I’m not sure I will ever decide to actually read Dune. It might stay on my TBR forever. What I really want to do in May, though, is check out some of the urban fantasy series that I recently added to my TBR. I want to see if they’re series that I want to get into, or if one book (or a DNF) is enough. Alternately, I have other series that I should really finish up…