August TBR

Maybe this time I won’t sabotage myself.  But I am going to dump the TBRs I failed so miserably at.  I mean, they’ll be there, since I have my giant list with only like 1/3 crossed off.  But my new TBR is an independent thing.  Striking out on its own, shaking off the weight of the past.

And here it is, we’ll start with the obvious:

Cuckoo’s Calling.  Have you heard?  It’s by J.K. Rowling under a pen name.  I’ll be reading it the moment it arrives.  I know lots of people didn’t care for The Casual Vacancy, but I just thought it was horrifically mis-sold.  And there’s no question it was well-done.  I’d have read Cuckoo by now, but my copy hasn’t come yet, darn it!


And for the audios:

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Read it before, but not since middle school.

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen.  By a long shot, this is my LEAST favorite Austen.  But it’s for Austen in August from the Book Rat, and I heart her reviews, so this should be fun.

Therese Raquin by Emile Zola.  It’s a classic.  And I own it.  But I don’t know what it’s about.  I guess we’ll see.

The New World by Patrick Ness.  This one’s a short that chronologically goes before The Knife of Never Letting Go.  Which was a great read.

The Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum.  Book 2 of the Wizard of Oz series.


The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Book 2 of the Tarzan series.

For the print books:

All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin.  Dystopian where chocolate is illegal.

Under the Black Flag.  Non-fiction.  Not a norm for me.

Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer.  Middle reader pirate book.  Arrg!


Linger by Maggie Stiefvater.  Book 2 after Shiver.

Macrieve by Kresley Cole.

2k to 10k.  A book about writing. I’m mostly finished already.

Outside the Spotlight by Sophie Weeks.  A novella I’m already almost finished with.

Wanted.  Manga!

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff.


The Book of Mormon.  Trying to maintain that balance in my life.  What with writing, kids, work, dogs, etc.

The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye.  This book I’m reading to SmileyPants.  I know she’s too little to follow plots.  Or care.  But I enjoy reading to her, and she enjoys hearing my voice while she gobbles up her nighttime bottle.

But you guys should read this one:


*Evil Grin*



2 thoughts on “August TBR”

  1. I can’t wait to read The Cuckoo’s Calling. As terrible as it is that she had her confidence broken like that, I’m selfishly glad because I’m sure I wouldn’t have heard about the book otherwise.

    1. I agree completely. It makes me sad for her. It was probably great that she could write with the freedom and the joy of it and none of the pressure of being JK ROWLING!!!! But yay for us.

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