Stand Alone August, or My-God-I-Have-A-Lot-Of-Books!

I glanced over at my bookshelf the other night (and the two piles of books beside it), and realized that I have a ton of books that I have yet to read. There are literally two and half shelves dedicated to just my TBR, and if I count up the books individually, the total is 57! 57 books, people!!! And that’s not including the 3 that I just ordered from B&N, which would then bring my total toΒ sixty. Sixty books that I have yet to read but spent money on. Now, that’s my fault, I won’t deny it. I just spent the first half of this summer in a reading slump which has put me behind a bit.

Now, I have another dilemma with my TBR shelves -they’re actually pretty full of series. Not even the entire series, but just one or two books from them. I’ve actually started quite a few series this year but I haven’t been able to get back to them. I’m one of those people who like to binge read series, and unfortunately, I haven’t been able to do that recently because I have just way too many books to get through. So, to combat this problem, I have decided to do Stand-Alone August followed by Smashing SeriesΒ September. This month I will focus on reading as many stand-alone TBR books as possible, so that next month I can focus on binge-reading the series that I have. By reading my stand alone novels first, I will then be able to turn my focus (and money) to completing some pretty amazing series. This won’t make sense to some of you, but trust me, this will make my TBR so much easier to handle. Well, I hope that it does anyways!

Feel free to join in on the fun if you want to – the more, the merrier! You may use my graphic or create your own. Please leave a link to your post in the comments so others may see your awesome book choices, as well!

Stand-Alone August TBR

Jesus, that’s a very ambitious TBR… What have I done?!

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34 thoughts on “Stand Alone August, or My-God-I-Have-A-Lot-Of-Books!”

  1. Forbidden is such and emotional sob-fest but I kind of loved it back when I read it a couple of years ago !
    And some of the books you have here I’ve been eyeing for the longest time like Song if Achilles (which I have, I have a crushing TBR too haha) My Lady Jane and The Darkest Part of the Forest. I hope all the books you want to read turn out to be good πŸ˜€

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  2. A few of these are books that I have but haven’t read either. πŸ˜› I’ve accumulated soooo many books over the summer and have read none of them because I’ve been just reading library books since once I go back to college next month, I won’t have access to a library. At least then I’ll be able to get through the dozens of books I’ve bought haha

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    1. That’s what happened to me! I’ve bought sooooo many books in the last 6 months that I can never make a dent in them. For every one I read, I end up buying 4 more. Hopefully my book buying ban during August will help alleviate the problem haha! πŸ˜‚

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      1. I’ll probably be putting myself on a book buying ban for September & October, but I usually do not do well with not buying books, no matter how hard I try hahaha

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  3. I read The Darkest Part of the Forest last year and actually really enjoyed it! It’s definitely different from anything I’ve ever read before! I didn’t know that The Serpent King is a standalone! Need to add that to my tbr

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  4. I’m curently reading My Lady Jane and I’m really enjoying it so I hope you love it as well, and I have Uprooted on my to-read list as well. I’ve seen so many amazing reviews for it and I can’t wait to get started on it myself, same with The Songs of Achilles as well.
    I think this is a great idea for a feature as well, I have about an equal amount of series and stand alones on my to-read list but I think if I had more of one of the other I’d definitely need to do something like this too! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yay, I’m glad to hear that your enjoying My Lady Jane!.. Thanks! I just want to focus on thing at a time haha. I’ve been starting series and then stopping after one book to start something else, and this is my attempt to fix that problem. We will see if it works lol!

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      1. Yeah it’s great so far, definitely living up to all the postive reviews I’ve seen for it so hopefully it will do the same for you! πŸ™‚
        Ohh in that case I hope it does work, normally when I start a series I do go on to whatever other books have been released in it so far, ainly because I loved the book so much I binge read anything else I can get my hands on! πŸ™‚

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  5. Gah! There are so many books on your list that I want to read too! Ink and Shadow, My Lady Jane, Paris Bookshop. I’m impressed by your goal. Good luck!

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  6. I like this idea! ☺️

    I too have way too many unread books in my possession, and most are also apart of a series πŸ™ˆ if it wasn’t for school I doubt I’d be this deep into the never ending TBR.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I’m trying to get most of my stand alones out of the way this month so I can finish a lot of my series next month. I prefer to binge read and this was the best way for me to be able to focus on that! TBRs only get bigger, I swear haha. πŸ˜‚

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