State of the TBR Pile: September 2014

I have no excuses for the state of my TBR pile. There’s just too many books I want to read this time of year. PLUS, I’ve been nominating two books for each Kid’s IndieNext list (the Fall one’s out; I don’t know why they don’t have the link to that), so I need to read a couple of books that are coming out December/January. Too much to read, not enough time. But isn’t that always the story?

(As an upshot, I’ve got a plane flight to Sacramento for KidlitCon coming up… 6 blissful reading hours with NO INTERRUPTIONS.) (Are coming too? You should! It’s going to be a GREAT con!)

I probably won’t get to all of these this month, but here’s what I’d LIKE to read.

The Iron Trial, by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (Because the authors are awesome.
He Laughed With His Other Mouths, by M. T. Anderson (Same reason as above.)
A Beautiful Blue Death, by Charles Finch (A coworker has told me I need to read this on a number of occasions.)
Drama, by Raina Telgemeier (Should have read this ages ago.)
The Cure for Dreaming, by Cat Winters (Looks interesting.)
The Paperboy, by Kristin Levine (This was going to be one of my Indie Next pics, but they pushed up the pub date. Still: love the author.)
The Secret Sky, by Atia Abawi (Looks interesting.)
Anatomy of a Misfit, by Andrea Portes (It’s an adult writer doing YA stuff. I’m wary, but want to check it out.)
Jackaby, by William Ritter (Looks interesting.)
The Burning Sky, by Sherry Thomas (I’ve been meaning to check this out since it was recommended LAST KidLitCon.)
Minion, by John David Anderson (Because I really liked Sidekicked.)
Bitterblue, by Kristin Cashore (I’ve been putting it off because it’s so emotionally difficult. I will get to this. I will.)

What’s on your TBR list?


2 thoughts on “State of the TBR Pile: September 2014

  1. I have Hook's Revenge by Heidi Schulz, The Book's of Elsewhere: Still Life by Jacqueline West and The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy #3) by Jennifer Nielsen. I've just been holding off on the last two because it's the last in the series. There's a few odds and ends, but those are the three that I really want to get to this month.


  2. If you really can immerse yourself in a book during a flight (with all the interruptions), take BITTERBLUE. It is the BEST book for losing oneself in for hours! And, yes, I'm going to KidLitCon–see you there.


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