It’s 1st September and we all know what that means! Yes, yes, we all have to choke down sobs at the realisation that not only are we once again not boarding the Hogwarts Express for another year of fun and friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but we are also very much past the age of admission for said hallowed school. Sorry to have to break it to you like this guys, keep on dreaming your letter just got lost in the post if you wish, I sadly must move on.
To bigger (ha) and better (unlikely) things, namely constructing some kind of TBR for this month.
The strategy of compiling a TBR went… okay-ish last month. I didn’t finish all the books on my list but I did read some more that weren’t on there so I don’t feel too guilty about the whole thing. I intended to read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Anna Karenina, The Remains of the Day, and Notes from an Exhibition, coming it at 2364 pages. What I actually read was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Remains of the Day, The Shock of the Fall, Fangirl, and Anna and the French Kiss (along with 260 pages of Notes from an Exhibition, 214 pages from Anna Karenina, and 90 pages of A Short History of Nearly Everything), bringing in my total page count to 2779 pages for anyone who likes numbers (i.e. not me). Which is, you know, not what I intended but clearly better than I intended, right? Right?
I don’t actually know what that says about TBRs or read-a-thons (a lot of my deviation was to do with the wonderful Bout of Books 11) but hey ho I decided to compile a tentative TBR for September. This one includes some exciting reads for university since, now I’ve done my pre-registration stuff online, is looming wonderfully on the horizon and I’m getting ridiculously exciting for it to just be move-in day. But, without further ado…
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline(x) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs(x) The Complete Maus – Art Spiegelman(x)
- [Changing Places – David Lodge] (x)
- [Shades of Grey – Jasper Fforde] (x)
The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells(x) Brave New World – Aldous Huxley (x)
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick (x)
Crash – J.G. Ballard(x)
- The Faerie Queene – Edmund Spenser (x)
That’s quite a lot, isn’t it? I’m not going to calculate the number of pages for fear of freaking myself out. Books 6-10 are all things I need to read for the two classes I’ll be taking in Michelmas term so I really do need to read those as a matter of priority. I’m not expecting to get onto Fforde or Lodge to be honest, but we’ll see, maybe I’ll finish the outstanding books from August (hahahahahahaha)?
How are your September TBRs shaping up you lovely people? Any keen amongst you already made progress?