I’ve never done a TBR post before, I always thought it would make me feel like I was restricted to reading just those books or I wouldn’t have selected enough, or I wouldn’t finish them all. But, since this is just a goal TBR for September, that’s how I’m going to treat it, completely stress-free and all for the fun.
I really want to focus this month on actually writing my reviews! I read so many books, far more than I’ve reviewed on this blog, and I have the chronic case of finishing a book, fangirling over it all by myself and then moving on to the next one only to repeat the process over and over again, never sharing my love for that book (out of pure laziness, tbh) and then I never get a chance to interact with the phenomenal book blogging community that I diligently follow and who are responsible for expanding my TBR into the limitless beyond (this is both a good and bad thing, thank you fellow book nerds for this but I’ll never get through them all!).
On a side note: I’ve always been a huge reader, but there are so many books that I haven’t read yet, so I am very late to the game with many of these and very “behind” in the book blogging community. Most of my reviews focus on books that I can get from my library and galleys if I can get them 🙂
So without further adieu, my September 2015 TBR:
1. Goliath by Scott Westerfeld (#3 of the Leviathan Series)
Alek and Deryn are aboard the Leviathan when the ship is ordered to pick up an unusual passenger. This brilliant/maniacal inventor claims to have a weapon called Goliath that can end the war. But whose side is he really on?
While on their top-secret mission, Alek finally discovers Deryn’s deeply kept secret. The destruction of a great city, his future as the heir to the Austrian throne and his relationship with Deryn will all hang on Alek’s next move.
2. Prodigy by Marie Lu (#2 of the Legend Series)
Injured and on the run, it has been seven days since June and Day barely escaped Los Angeles and the Republic with their lives. Day is believed dead and June is now the Republic’s most wanted traitor. Desperate for help, they turn to the Patriots – a vigilante rebel group sworn to bring down the Republic. But can they trust them or have they unwittingly become pawns in the most terrifying of political games?
3. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (#2 of the Shatter Me Series)
Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.
She’s finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.
Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.
In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right.
4. The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone
Meet Dahlia Moss, the reigning queen of unfortunate decision-making in the St. Louis area. Unemployed broke, and on her last bowl of ramen, she’s not living her best life. But that’s all about to change.
Before Dahlia can make her life any messier on her own she’s offered a job. A job that she’s woefully under-qualified for. A job that will lead her to a murder, an MMORPG, and possibly a fella (or two?).
Turns out unfortunate decisions abound, and she’s just the girl to deal with them.
5. The Secret Fire by CJ Daugherty
French teen Sacha Winters can’t die. He can throw himself off a roof, be stabbed, even shot, and he will always survive. Until the day when history and ancient enmities dictate that he must die. Worse still, his death will trigger something awful. Something deadly. And that day is closing in.
Taylor Montclair is a normal English girl, hanging out with her friends and studying for exams, until she starts shorting out the lights with her brain. She’s also the only person on earth who can save Sacha.
There’s only one problem: the two of them have never met. They live hundreds of miles apart and powerful forces will stop at nothing to keep them apart. And they have eight weeks to find each other. Will they survive long enough to save the world?
6. One of the Few by Jason B. Ladd
Unsatisfied with his secular worldview Jason B. Ladd shares the struggles he faced during his search for truth and a reasonable defense of the Christian faith.
His mission began with a realization: though ready to defend his country, he was unprepared for his most important missions as a husband and father. Drawing from his military experience, Ladd warns seekers about spiritual apathy and teaches Christians tactics for withstanding spiritual attacks.
Birthed from a legacy of service, One of the Few speaks from the spirit of a man reborn—with the soul of a Marine, the mind of a fighter, the heart of a father, and a commitment to the Son. Join him as he uses fighter pilot fundamentals to embark on the greatest mission of all: the pursuit of truth.
7. Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (#2 of the His Fair Assassin Series)
When Sybella arrived at the doorstep of St Mortain half mad with grief and despair the convent were only too happy to offer her refuge – but at a price. The sisters of this convent serve Death, and with Sybella naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, she could become one of their most dangerous weapons.
But her assassin’s skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to the life that nearly drove her mad. Her father’s rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother’s love is equally monstrous. But when Sybella discovers an unexpected ally she discovers that a daughter of Death may find something other than vengeance to live for…
8. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. The Reds are humanity’s last hope.
Or so it appears, until the day Darrow discovers it’s all a lie. That Mars has been habitable – and inhabited – for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down on Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.
Until the day that Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school, intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside. But the command school is a battlefield – and Darrow isn’t the only student with an agenda.
9. Last Light Falling: The Covenant by J.E. Plemons
If your fate has already been chosen for you, would you change it? Fifteen-year-old Arena Power blindly accepts her destiny in a world filled with tragedy, chaos, and a lingering wickedness that will tempt every man’s soul until the last days on Earth. Set in the United States in the year 2053, America, like most of the world, has undergone catastrophic earthquakes, famine, and an economic collapse, which has rendered the nation hopeless. Unfortunately, the new America has grossly caused civil unrest that will eventually be the precursor to a much bigger war of biblical proportions.
Last Light Falling weaves righteousness with evil, treachery with truth, and shows just how far the will of man can survive on faith alone. Arena and her twin brother, Gabriel, fates will determine that course of history for which has already been written. They were not born to save the world; they were chosen to prepare it for the final days.
So that’s my September 2015 TBR! Be on the look out for my reviews of these coming this month, lets hope I get to them all!
Does any of these books catch your eye? Or have you already read some of them? Let me know and let’s talk about it! 🙂