Friday, August 31, 2012

My TBR Pile: September

This is a list of books that I plan to read in September. Since it's my birthday month, I kind of wanted to do some different so I decided to go with a theme. September's theme is read whatever I want from my review pile. Usually, I read my review books in the order that I get them. However, I have some books at the end of my pile that I have been dying to read. I figure since September is my birthday month, I would let myself relax from my normal format and read them. However, I have quite a few ARCs to get to as well, and they take top priority. Anything that I don't get read this month, I will finish reading at my yearly wrap-up in December. Here is my reading list, split into two sections: ARCs and Read Whatever I Want. I apologize for the messed up picture formatting. Blogger didn't want to work with more than one picture.

ARCs to review in September

  1.  Hemingway's Girl by Ericka Robuck
    The synopsis of this book sounds really good, so I'm excited to try it. Also, as an added bonus, I have an extra copy for a giveaway after my review is posted.
  2. A Whole Lot of Lucky by Danette Haworth
    A middle grade novel is a nice break from the usual reading every once in a while. This book sounds like it will be funny, with a good moral for middle grade students.
  3. Starting From Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
    A YA lgbt novel? Heck yes, count me in. I know that's not the full story line, but it is mentioned.
  4. Sulan by Camille Picott
    I'm reading this for a blog tour. Make sure to check out my review on September 27th.
  5. Audition and Subtraction by Amy Fellner Dominy
    Once again, another middle grade novel. It should be a fun, easy read.
  6. Something Red by Douglas Nichols
    I'm a little nervous about this one. The synopsis sounds good, but it didn't really win me over. It was something that sounded mildly interesting. Also, I have an advanced bound manuscript of it, and the advanced bound manuscript I'm currently reading isn't working out to well. I hope I like it.
  7. Legacy by Denise Tompkins
    The warning in the synopsis was enough to want to make me read this. It sounds really good, although I'm not to sure about the steamy sex scene.
  8. The Infects by Sean Beaudoin
    All I had to hear was the word zombie. I can't wait to read this.
  9. The Blessed by Tonya Hurley
    Tonya Hurley is easily one of my favorite authors. I loved her Ghost Girl series. So when I heard that she had a new series coming out, I jumped on the chance to be able to read it.
  10. Showtime by Chloe Kayne
    This sounds like something different than what I would usually read. I've been really into the historical fiction lately, so I hope I like it.
  11. After Hello by Lisa Magnum
    It's odd, before I became a book blogger, I wouldn't touch contemporary fiction with a ten foot pole. Now I'm actually starting to like it quite a bit.
  12. Fang Girl by Helen Keeble
    This sounds so funny. I hope it's as good as the last Harper Teen book I read about vampires.
  13. Wilderness by Lance Weller
    This should be interesting. The synopsis is very meh, but the cover makes up for it. I hope it's good.

September's Theme: Read What I Want

  1. Save the Pearls: Revealing Eden by Victoria Foyt
    Wow, I just read a lot of horrible things about this book on Goodreads. I will try not to let that affect my review.
  2. Pink Smog by Fancesca Lia Block
    I have never read the Weetzie Bat series. I won this off of Goodreads, and thought it looked good.
  3. All That Bleeds by Kimberly Frost
    This cover is gorgeous. Also, I can't get enough of vampire books.
  4. A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton
    It seems like I've this book on my to-review pile forever. I'm excited to finally crack it open.
  5. Awaken by Sarah M. Ross
    The author is one of my Facebook friends. I've heard nothing but good things about her books. This book is no exception. I'm pumped to start it.
  6. Death by Cupcake by Melanie Ray
    I couldn't get enough of the first book in the series, Death by Cake. I'm hoping the second book is as good as the first one was.
  7. A Demon Made Me Do It by Penelope King
    This also seems like one of those books that I've had in my pile forever, just waiting to be read. I love the cover, and the synopsis sounds great.
  8. The Mayfair Moon by J.A. Redmerski
    I've heard a lot of good things about this book on Goodreads. Everyone says the series only gets better. I can't wait to read them all and find out.
  9. Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
    I received this book from Book Divas quite a long time ago. The synopsis reminds me of a mix of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, two of my favorite books.
  10. Darkness Falls by Jessica Sorensen
    I love Jessica Sorensen's Fallen Star series. I can't wait to start a new series by her.
  11. Little Orphan Anvil by Joseph Beekman
    The author is a personal friend of mine, and I've heard everyone talk about how good his books are. I'm hoping that I will love the first and second ones, and the third as well when I receive it.
  12. Twisted Reflections by Shay Fabbro
    I loved the first book in the series. It's the reason I started reading historical fiction. I'm hoping the sequel is as good, if not better.
  13. Veiled Rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
    I used to dislike christian fiction. That was before I read Heartless, the first book in Tales of the Goldstone Wood saga. The second book is written from a brand new character's point of view. That makes me a little nervous, but I hope I like it anyways.
  14. Infinite Devotion by L.E. Waters
    Infinite Sacrifice was amazing. It was a fairly long book, and I read it in less than a day. I'm hoping Infinite Devotion tells a lot more about Maya's past lives.
  15. Initiation by Imogen Rose
    Look at this cover. Do I need a better reason to want to read it right away? lol. The synopsis reminds me a little bit of Vampire Academy.
  16. Echo of an Earth Angel by Sarah M. Ross
    Yes, this is the second book of Sarah's on the list. I really need to catch up on her books.
  17. Wilde's Fire by Krystal Wade
    This sounds a little different from most paranormal YA books released today. I have high hopes that it will be good.
  18. Claws by Mike Grinti and Rachel Grinti
    I must admit, what first attracted me to this book was the cat on the cover looked like my cat, Pig. I love books about cats, and wish I had more to read.
  19. Girl Out Loud by Emily Gale
    This sounds like a good YA contemporary. I need to read more contemporary novels.
  20. Undead by Kirsty McKay
    Guts, Gore, and Zombies. Need I say more?
Total TBR September: 34
Has anyone read any of these books? If so, what did you think?


  1. good looking interesting diverse blog..onward

  2. Wow, quite a list!
    September is my birthday month, as well. But I don't have anything special to do. Hahah
    The only thing will be..the brainstorming of my first big event for my blog that'll take up in December.
    Btw, I'm a new follower (congrats, you already achieved more than 500!) from YANR FB group.
    If you find time, here's my blog: Michelle Shouts Random
    Have a great September!