State of the TBR Pile: August 2013

One final summer book club report. The 3-5th grade club did well. Sure, it was mostly just A and another girl, but I’m hopeful that it can grow. We’re going to keep going during the school year, and I’m going to get some flyers made up and talk to elementary school librarians to see if we can grow it. The 6-8th grade club is a bust. Complete. I couldn’t even convince C to come yesterday. But I want to have something for that age group, so I’m thinking something along the lines of Book People’s Teen Press Corps. I’m not quite sure what I’m doing with this — other than letting them read ARCs and blogging/reviewing them — so I’m open to suggestions as to getting them involved and interested and ideas for running the program. Also: if you have any suggestions for cool names, I’m up for it as well. I had a friend do some brainstorming (I’ve got nothing. I can’t name things. I don’t even think I came up with the name of my blog!) and she came up with Book Refs, or Book Wreckers, or Brainstains, or Waterlogged… but any other suggestions would be INCREDIBLY helpful. Thank you in advance.

My pile this month has more ARCs than library books — mostly because I need to clear out some of my piles.

The Spectacular Now, by Tim Tharp (partially because of Sara Zarr’s tumblr piece, and partially because our accountant knows Tharp and she doesn’t think I’ll like it. I want to prove her wrong.)
Clockwork Prince, by Cassandra Clare (because I’ve read all the rest of them…)
The Madman’s Daughter, by Megan Shephard (I’ve wanted to read this for a while.)
Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare (and yes, Clockwork Princess is in the house; M is currently reading it.)
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, by Laurie Viera Regler (I will get to this. I will get to this.)
Untold, by Sarah Rees Brennan (Need I say why? *squee*)
The Beginning of Everything, by Robin Schneider (one of my managers said, “It’s the most like John Green that I’ve ever read.)
The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud (because it’s Jonathan Stroud.)
Shadows, by Robin McKinley (I have to keep up with her.

And three from last month, which I really still want to get to:
Winger, by Andrew Smith
Wild Awake, by Hilary T. Smith
The Immortal Von B, by M. Scott Carter

What’s on your TBR pile that you’re really looking forward to?

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4 thoughts on “State of the TBR Pile: August 2013

  1. I really enjoyed “Winger,” but I didn't love “The Spectacular Now.” Honestly, I expected to like it, and I feel like I must have missed something because it is so well regarded. I can't quite get my feelings straight.

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