Wednesday, August 31, 2016

#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks - August Edition

Once again, I find myself lamenting the end of summer. Z starts back to school today (seventh grade!!! how did that happen?!?) and the warmest days of the year are now behind us here in Seattle. The only thing that is soothing my wounded heart is that the RIP season begins tomorrow. Stay tuned for that post shortly. Today, let's look back at August!


Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (reread)
S by Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams
The Invisible Code by Christopher Fowler
The Foundling by Georgette Heyer
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (reread)
The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home by Catherynne M. Valente
Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon

Monthly Total: 7
Yearly Total: 53

I'm so glad I finally got to S! It did take me longer than normal to read but my mind stayed in that world for days afterward and I kept forgetting that I had finished the book.

I decided to choose something from my TBR that was the complete opposite of an RIP read so I went with The Foundling, a Heyer regency romance. However, it turned out to be ridiculously perilous! It was also quite funny and sweet though so it turned out to be a perfect summer read.

I anticipate a LOT of TBR reads in September and October as I always save some books just for this season. My first will be Ghostly Echoes, the third Jackaby story, which just came out. I am also doing another TBR cull at the moment. As I get closer to having all of my unread books fit in one small bookcase (and a nightstand), I also have been a bit more honest with myself about which books I keep skipping over when I look for a new read.

Has your TBR pile managed to shrink at all this year?

Preparing for peril,


  1. I still haven't read the first Jackaby. I am terrible. I have it on Kindle.

    So did you try to figure out the clues and weird stuff in S, or did you just enjoy it and not worry? I didn't feel like I wanted to do all that work. ;)

    I'm proud of my less-full TBR shelf, except that there's another pile waiting to go on it...

    1. I just reread the second so I can start the third. They are really quick going!
      And no, I didn't bother figuring out the clues myself. I'm not great at codes. I did try and keep track of all of the author possibilities but even got turned around in all of that too. :)
      And yes, there are always more to go on the TBR. I need to get to a one in-one out point!

  2. S! Isn't S fun? I had it for review a while ago and shamefacedly admit that I didn't get around to posting about it ever. I felt awful about it and I still do and that's why I've never reread it even though it was super fun to read. :p

    1. It was definitely fun. It was weird to care about three different stories at once! I want to do an actual post too but I'm not sure where to start.

  3. Peril is good! I need to get to the other Ransom Riggs books. Really looking forward to the film.

    1. It had been so long since I read the first two that I'm rereading both (listening, actually) and I'm glad I did because I had forgotten the bulk of the plot. Now I'm ready for the film and to get to the third book!