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April TBR- New Format

BrandieNoel

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Hi Everyone! 💦

I have been meaning to make a blog about how I have been doing my TBR lately.

I really wanted to get away from doing a monthly TBR. So what I have had for the past few months is just a list. I try to keep it about 20-25 books long. I do have group reads that take priority but the list just kind of revolves to the next month and each time I remove a book, I add another carrying over what I didn't get to.

I am liking this so much better. It gives me a chance to have multiple genres on the list and I can have that flexibility to read something that I am in the mood for.

My plan is to post my list here and next month I will update it. I'll let you know what I read and what new books have been added.

Here is THE LIST as of April 9th:

The Carrero Contract #9 Finding Freedom- L.T. Marshall (romance)- CURRENTLY READING- I have been reading this for about a month and I am not loving it. I'm actually close to DNFing it. I'm trying to hang in there. But it is book 9 and I just really want to finish out this series. I loved the first 6 books, but these last 3 have been rough. The author repeats herself so much, and I feel like these 3 books could have just been done in one. I'll keep you posted.

The Book of Cold Cases- Simone St. James (thriller)- CURRENTLY READING

The Dark Tower- Stephen King (fantasy?)- CURRENTLY READING

The Grey Bastards- Jonathan French (grimdark fantasy)

The True Bastards- Jonathan French (grimdark fantasy)

Kushiels Dart- Jaqueline Carey (fantasy romance)

Kushiels Chosen- Jaqueline Carey (fantasy romance)

Priest of Bones- Peter Mclean (grimdark?)

Well Met- Jen DeLuca (romance)

Little Women- Louisa May Alcott (classic)

Fortuna Sworn- K.J. Sutton (fantasy romance)

Under Locke- Mariana Zapata (romance)

The Dead Inside- Laurel Hightower (horror)

A Court of Frost and Starlight- Sarah J. Maas (fantasy romance)

A Court of Silver Flames- Sarah J. Maas (fantasy romance)

What He Never Knew- Kandi Steiner (romance)

Bad Liar- Lauren Rowe (romance)

Lover Awakened- J.R. Ward (paranormal romance)

The Wreckage of Us- Britainy C. Cherry (romance)

Child of the Prophecy- Juliet Marillier (fantasy romance)

Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz Zafon (fantasy?)

Fools Errand- Robin Hobb (fantasy)

Lady of the Lake- Adrej Sapkowski (grimdark fantasy)

The Only Good Indians- Stephen Graham Jones (horror)

Shadow of Night- Deborah Harkness (paranormal romance)

Ok whew! That is a long list, and no, I am not going to read them all in April. But I will let you all know what gets checked off the list for sure. I am pretty excited about this list. They are all books I really want to get to!

What are you all planning to read?

Hugs! 🤗

 



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Now that you are caught up to me in The Realm of the Elderlings, we can buddy read Fool's Errand!! No show, no pressure. We can start whenever and chat about it offline. I've been struggling to get back to Fitz. You might be the kick in the arse I need😜

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Also, I love this idea and I think I will steal it. I started shortening my TBR to "must reads" in order to leave room for my mood reading. I think a second rotating TBR of 20 books I want to read soon will help keep me from slumping. I'm going to start putting it together in my bullet journal. Maybe it's time to go shopping for new washi tape. 😁😁

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On 4/9/2022 at 4:52 PM, Stacyejaye said:

Now that you are caught up to me in The Realm of the Elderlings, we can buddy read Fool's Errand!! No show, no pressure. We can start whenever and chat about it offline. I've been struggling to get back to Fitz. You might be the kick in the arse I need😜

Yes!! Let’s do it! I may have to start it I. May though. I still need to buy the books and get through a few group reads, but I am pumped to continue my Hobb journey!! Evan better to read with you!

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On 4/9/2022 at 4:56 PM, Stacyejaye said:

Also, I love this idea and I think I will steal it. I started shortening my TBR to "must reads" in order to leave room for my mood reading. I think a second rotating TBR of 20 books I want to read soon will help keep me from slumping. I'm going to start putting it together in my bullet journal. Maybe it's time to go shopping for new washi tape. 😁😁

Steal away! I do need to catch up on my journal, I have been a slacker! Always need more washi tape!

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On 4/11/2022 at 11:55 PM, BrandieNoel said:

Yes!! Let’s do it! I may have to start it I. May though. I still need to buy the books and get through a few group reads, but I am pumped to continue my Hobb journey!! Evan better to read with you!

If you guys are heading into Tawny Man, it's a good time to read the teeny novella that Hobb wrote - The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince. It was written much later than Tawny Man, but does fit best just before it.
It's set in the history of The Six Duchies, and has ZERO direct links to the main saga - but gives excellent context to the big themes in Tawny Man. 

THE NOVELLA IS NOT ESSENTIAL READING. Please feel no pressure to read it. It is really good, it is really short, and you won't regret reading it - but you can move straight into Tawny Man without it.

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17 hours ago, Derri said:

If you guys are heading into Tawny Man, it's a good time to read the teeny novella that Hobb wrote - The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince. It was written much later than Tawny Man, but does fit best just before it.
It's set in the history of The Six Duchies, and has ZERO direct links to the main saga - but gives excellent context to the big themes in Tawny Man. 

THE NOVELLA IS NOT ESSENTIAL READING. Please feel no pressure to read it. It is really good, it is really short, and you won't regret reading it - but you can move straight into Tawny Man without it.

We are going to do it! Novella in May and start Tawny Man in June! So excited!!

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On 4/19/2022 at 12:19 PM, Jolien Reads said:

I think you're reading Kushiel's Dart Brandie??? How are you liking it? 😀 It's my favorite book I've picked up this year.

I liked it! There was so much! The premise was interesting, I really liked the political intrigue, the culture and religious themes, and great world building. Some of the action dragged on for me, but that's nit-picking. I am going to start Kushiel's chosen in May.

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