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August TBR

Hello friends!  I am back to tell you all about the books I plan to read in August.

August is definitely the month of NetGalley. I have 3 ARC’s I want to read that release this month, which is super exciting!

I also didn’t finish 5 books in July, which means they’re being moved forward to this month.  Here’s July’s TBR in case you were curious, as I’m not going to say much about them this month!

My new ARC’s that come out this month are pictured below.

Dead Man Running is a book I got from FirsttoRead.com.  #fashionvictim, Sadie, and Smothered are all from NetGalley.  I’m especially excited about Sadie, as a lot of people I follow on GoodReads have been praising it!  Hopefully I’ll read all of them & you can read my reviews on GoodReads or in my August wrap-up!

The only book I got to randomly select this month was Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, which is a book I’ll pick up from the library.

stiff the curious lives of human cadavers

I can’t wait to read all of these books!  I’d better get a move on if I hope to read all of them and not have to transfer another 5 books over to my September TBR.

What are you planning on reading in August?

July 2018 TBR(1)

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My Summer Bucket List

Summer has been here for a little while now, but I still wanted to share with you all the things I wanted to do this summer!  Since I’m done with school, I feel as though I can do all those wild things that I want, which makes no sense because school doesn’t happen during the summer anyway, but go with it!

Summer 2018 Bucket List | amidwestbelle.com

1. Go to the zoo. I love zoos, and the new city I’m in has one, so I wanted to visit it at least once this summer!

2. Go to an amusement park. A summer staple is to go to an amusement park!  I’ve done it almost every summer since I can remember and I would love to keep the tradition going.

3. Visit the neon bridge. There’s a popular bridge in my area that lights up with neon lights during the night, and I thought it sounded so cool to see for myself!

4. Visit a winery. Despite now being 22 and being a fan of wine, I have yet to ever go to a winery!  I’m going to try to make it a point to visit at least one this summer.

5. Attend the State Fair. I’ve been to the state fair before, however I’ve never had the chance to really wander around and enjoy it; there’s always been something specific I needed to do.  This year I want to spend at least one day enjoying the fair!

6. Go to the Farmer’s Market. I would love to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, and this is the best way to do it!

7. Start a scrapbook/photo album. I own a ton of craft supplies, but have yet to do anything with them. I want to make use of it and start to keep track of my life!

8. Visit 3 new restaurants. This won’t be too difficult; I live in a big city!  It’ll be fun to expand my horizons and give a try to new places.

9. Make Jello shots. Jello shots taste great, and I want to make some!

10. Spend a day at the water park. A summer staple – need I say more?

What will you be doing this summer? Do you have any goals or things you want to do?

Books

July TBR

Am I the only person who has a massive TBR pile that only seems to get bigger?  It feels that way sometimes!  This month I wanted to share with you all my TBR, or To-Be-Read, for the month of July.

Since I have so many books (over 900!), I wanted to come up with a fun way to pick the books to read for each month instead of just trying to randomly guess what sounds good at the time.

I chose 10 books that I would try to read this month!  They’re sorted into different categories based on how they were picked for the month and where they come from!

The first books I have on my list are the ARCs I received recently that are going to be published in July or the beginning of August and so need to be read this month!

The first is a NetGalley book called The Tarot Cafe; it’s a manga collection that I thought sounded incredibly interesting and I wanted to check out what I thought of it!  The second book was from FirsttoRead, and it’s called The Boy at the Door.

The next two books are rollovers from June that I haven’t finished and want to complete in July!  The first book is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and the second is Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World.

Those four were the books that I had to add to my July TBR for one reason or another. The next six are all books that I had a lot of fun finding!  I decided to use a random number generator for all the books on my GoodReads to-read shelf, and find the book that corresponded with the number I chose.

Two books I got randomly were both books on my physical TBR shelf in my apartment!  I was definitely excited to see that. The first was Why Not Me? (715) and the second was My Life Starring Mum (504).  I’ve owned both for quite a while so it’ll be nice to read them and hopefully move them out!

Old Yeller

This month I only had one book that I didn’t own & had to get from the library, which was Old Yeller (190).  I’ve watched & read enough dog books and movies to know that I will cry at the end of this, but I don’t remember ever reading this before and I want to do that!

Finally, I had three books randomly selected that were all digital NetGalley books I needed to read and review.  The first is The Safe Word (673), then On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service (741), and finally Eternal Neverland: Steps Before the Fall (446).

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get to every book this month, which means there might be some rollover to next month, but I will try my hardest!

What books are you reading this month?

July 2018 TBR