Happy September you guys! This summer went by WAY TOO FAST. But I am looking forward to wearing corduroys and drinking pumpkin lattes again, so there’s that.
August was a decent reading month, but I’m not even going to bother posting the picture of that TBR – I only read three of them. I read ten books total in August, but two of those were audiobooks (one a re-read), and some of them were carried over from July. Oh well. I’m trying not to focus so much on the stats anymore – I’m not going to meet my usual goal of 100 books a year. It just ain’t happening, with work and then trying to get back into running and going to the gym more. I’ll fit more audiobooks and Oyster reads in where I can, but I’m not going to sweat it.
Also, I’ve been reading a LOT more comics and I have not figured out how to work that into my stats yet… I might do a post on that later…
Anyways, let’s look at my pile for September!
On the Kindle:
- The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke – This is the second book in Clarke’s Strange Chemistry series. I flew through the first one last month – they’re good, entertaining reads that I don’t have to use too much brain power to read, really.
- The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku – Okay so this has been on my lists since it came out in February and I WILL read it, because I love Kaku’s books. And now I have it on my Kindle, so I can read it in bed if I want. And if I don’t fall immediately asleep.
- Ayiti by Roxane Gay – You guys, Gay’s book Bad Feminist was my favorite read last month. Ayiti by her was on sale for $1.99, so I scooped it up. Plus, it will count towards Diversiverse if I read it in the second half of the month.
- Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach – Alright so in the picture, this is just the sample, but I read the sample and really liked it so I want to get my hands on it this month. It’s about a female space pilot. It’s sounds very space opera, which I’m really in the mood for right now.
- Dawn by Octavia Butler – I’ve had this on my Kindle for AGES now, and I like Butler, and it will also count towards Diversiverse if I read it later in the month.
- Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn – Last time I visited my dad he RAVED about this book, and I promised I’d try to read it soon. So.
In the book stack:
- Misery by Stephen King – I’ve been wanting to read more King ever since the AWESOME Epic Rap Battle of History in which he beat Poe’s ass, so I picked this up at the library used book store. I also put the first Dark Tower book on hold on Overdrive.
- Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor – This would also could towards Diversiverse, but I think I might start it today. I’ve been itching to read it for ages.
- Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb – This is the second book in the Farseer trilogy, and I really enjoyed the first one, so I want to continue on with it. Can you tell I’m in the mood for fantasy reads this month?
- The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – Oh look, another fantasy read! This has been getting a lot of praise over at BookRiot, and I usually trust their recs. This is actually due at the library in a couple days and I can’t renew it online, so this is a maybe read.
- (also in the pic above) East of West volume 1 by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta, Frank Martin, and Rus Wooten – I bought this last month and can’t wait to start it!
- Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone #2 by Mikey Neumann and Augustin Padilla – So my awesome local comic book shop got their hands on issue #1 of this, and it was pretty fantastic. Issue #2 just came out, and I hope they have it in so I can grab it next weekend.
- Y: The Last Man volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra – Part of me isn’t sure I want to continue on with this series… I don’t know if it’s because it’s not super entertaining or if the newspaper-style art isn’t for me, but I DO really love the concept and I like that the honeyman is reading these too, so for now I’ll keep on with em I guess.
- Rat Queens #8 by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch – Issue #8 comes out on September 17th and I cannot wait. Rat Queens is quickly becoming one of my favorite comics. Maybe not quite on the same level as Chew, but close.
- An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield – I picked this with my most recent Audible credit, and I’m enjoying it a lot. I really love it when authors narrate their own books, especially when it comes to non-fic, and Chris’s story of how be came an astronaut is really inspiring and insightful.
- The Pluto Files by Neil deGrasse Tyson – I have this on Audible as well, since it came up on sale for only $2. And look, another Diversiverse pick! I wish Tyson was the narrator, but it should be a good listen anyways.
Soooo… yeah, that seems like a lot. It’s not, really, but it seems like it. We’ll see how it goes.
What are you looking forward to this month? Tell me! Clearly I don’t have enough to read.