August 2019 TBR
I did pretty well last month sticking to my TBR, so I’m getting the hang of this whole TBR thing now! As a mood reader, it’s hard to stick to books that I pick out at the beginning of the month because I end up wanting to read completely different books by halfway through the month. I do have high hopes that I’ll be able to stick to this particular TBR though because I am SOOOOO excited for each of these books!
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
First off, that cover is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. Quite a few people whose reviews I trust have loved this book, so clearly I was meant to read it. I’ve actually had it on my TBR for quite a while, but it wasn’t until I started seeing reviews before it’s release date that I started getting really excited. I mean, come on. Dragons in a world described as an African version of Game of Thrones???? Sign. Me. Up! This is one I don’t know much about because I’m purposely staying vague on the synopsis, but I know it’s going to be brutal.
The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
I couldn’t help myself and I’ve actually already started this book a few days before the end of July. Yet again, the cover is gorgeous and I haven’t read or heard of any books with magical crows that you can ride on. So far, it’s been living up to my expectations and I’m enjoying both the magic system and the characters, and I always enjoy some good old political intrigue. What I’ve learned so far is that the kingdom of Rhodaire is dependent on the crows for pretty much their entire way of life – they help farm and defend and there are some that have fire magic, and water magic, and storm magic, and….you get it.
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
I may be shooting myself in the foot by reading two crow related books in the same month, but I don’t think I can hold off on reading this one, although it don’t think there are literal crows in this from what I’ve seen. This one I’ve been seeing a lot of hype around recently, and I had it preordered for MONTHS. All I really know is that it’s got these castes named after birds, and the crow caste helps plague victims but ends up helping the crown prince to -I’m assuming – get revenge and claim the throne?
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
It’s high time that I read this book! I read and loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and I’ve heard that Strange the Dreamer is even better. I’m not sure how that is possible, but I mean to find out! Also, this was one of the books that I wanted to read for 2019 and I guess since we are halfway through the year I should probably get started on my reading goals….oops. Again, all I really know is that it follows Lazlo Strange who is trying to find the city of Weep, which sounds kinda Atlantian to me? Maybe I’m way off but I’m excited to find out! If you haven’t noticed by this point, I like to go into my books with vague ideas of what happens because sometimes the synopsis of a book can spoil what happens.
Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
I really really really need to get moving on my read of The Witcher before the TV show comes out! I’ve only read the first set of short stories, and this is the second set before I can start the actual novels which is what I’m most excited for. I’ve played The Witcher video game before so I’m familiar with the world and the characters, but I just want more!
The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
Finally, I want to at least start The Dragon Reborn, which is the third book in The Wheel of Time. I’ve been doing pretty good with reading one book a month so far, granted, thats only two books in two months. I want to make sure that I have enough time to really invest in this world so I’m taking my time, so I don’t expect to have this finished by the end of August. Although, it appears to be the shortest of the series so who knows?
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
This is one of the books that I predicted would be a five star read for me, so clearly I need to read it ASAP. This book has been BLOWING UP all over the internet since it released and the hype is making me excited (and nervous) to read it. I know this has a magical library and evil sorcerers, and maybe a little romance? Sounds to me like it will be a good addition to my August TBR!
What are you reading in August? Have you read any of these, and if so, what were your thoughts?