This month I’m trying the first of three themed reading months.
Do I have a buttload of ARCs piled high onto my Kindle? Yes. Do I have no time to read and a lot of things on my plate? Uh-huh. Am I still going through with this because I want all the books? Fuck yeah.
So this month is Sci Fi September, where I’m going to try to knock out the science fiction (and fantasy) books on my TBR.
First up is definitely going to be Gideon the Ninth, because it’s an ARC and because queer sapphic necromancers and swords and space opera and snark. Um, these are all things I love and enjoy???
After that, I dunno.
Maybe I’ll try to knock out the longer novellas (The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday, Ormeshadow or Sisters of the Vast Black), or maybe I’ll wrap up my August ARCs (Cry Pilot and Do You Dream of Terra-Two?), or perhaps it’ll be a library book (Blackfish City or Ancestral Night) or a long-time TBR lingerer (Fray, Jade City, The Tethered Mage, The Traitor Baru Cormorant, The Stone Sky, Sorcerer to the Crown, etc., etc., ad nauseam).
I probably won’t get through all of these this month, but I’m going to try my best. Not featured are the audiobooks I’m planning on listening to, minus Good Omens.
I’m currently listening to Undercity by Catherine Asaro, and will try to follow it up with Good Omens and Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri, which are both library holds (thank you, Overdrive) that I’m planning to come in sometime this month. If not, Downbelow Station by CJ Cherryh is on the list—a book that has been on my TBR for um, like sixteen years.
However, I have a bunch of things checked out from the library, some of which are interlibrary loans and decidedly not on theme.
Next month will be Owned Books October, which will cover all of those ARCs (and since I have the library books checked out they count????) and probably some of the September TBR I didn’t get to (sigh, here’s looking at you, The Stone Sky and Jade City).
November will be looser, but will be military themed—specifically, women in the military—because Veteran’s Day and the Marine Corps birthday. More on that later.
What are you looking forward to reading in September?