I got a cute little notebook in my package from Bookishly recently and I wanted to put it to a ‘bookish’ purpose. I decided to transform it into a ‘TBR Booklet’.
So I penned down a rough TBR for October in my newly appointed ‘TBR booklet’ a couple of days ago. Honestly, I am way more excited about having a this (almost) pointless little notebook than I should be. I am a bit silly and ridiculous sometimes, but these little things make me happy.
I promised myself to take it easy this month and not pressure myself to read lots of books. I finished last month quite slowed down and I felt I would probably not read that much in October. But… low and behold… I flew through the last pages of both Martin Luther and The Cuckoo’s Calling yesterday and I have just started two new ones (Oh dear), so I have high hopes.
I have just started The Grace of Kings, by Ken Liu. I am only a chapter in, but so far, so good. Now, this book is 600+ pages and the print is quite small, so I may find it will take me a couple of weeks to read the book, but I hope not!
The other books I have put on my October TBR are A Tiny Bit Marvellous (Dawn French), which I figured would be a bit of light relief after The Grace of Kings. Another option I have included is Chocolat (Joanna Harris) which I feel is a proper autumn book, but may easily be moved to next month’s TBR. The Pegasus Secret by Gregg Loomis (my copy is in Dutch) is on my list as well. From the blurp it sounds like a bit of a Da Vinci Code re-hash. I don’t mind that.
Finally I have Thornhill (Pam Smy) on my physical October TBR. It is sort of a like a graphic novel, but has some bits of text as well. It looks really interesting and dark, so I am looking forward to reading that.
I have three books I got from NetGalley on my Kindle app I want to read this month. I have started Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser and it’s such an easy read I am about halfway already. It is sort of a cute story so far. Quite enjoyable. As I said, easy!
The others are Queens of Georgian Britain, a non-fiction book by Catherine Curzon, and Fools and Mortals (Bernard Cornwell), both of which I am looking forward to.
Finally, I would love to read Dracula (Bram Stoker) towards the end of the month as a Halloween read.
Is this a fixed TBR?
Nooooo! Not at all – just a wish list of what I would like to get through, but it does not matter if I only manage to get through half. Plus, I might change my mind completely in terms of what I want to read!
Do you keep a TBR list anywhere? Do nice little notebooks make you happy? Let me know!