May 1, 2024

May 2024 TBR

May 2024 TBR

I'm a little late with this TBR, but my schedule has been mass chaos recently, as is usual for this time of year. Still, it's only the first, so I'm not obnoxiously late. Without further ado, here is what I am thinking about reading this month.

Empire of the Damned by Jay Kristoff - Sadly, I didn't finish this in April. But I am just about 2/3 through it. I feel relatively certain I can finish it in May.

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin - I started this for the Magical Readathon and didn't finish it in April. I will carry on with it, because it is a book from my shelves so when I finish it, I can mark that as one of the 50 books I planned to read this year.

How to Take Smart Notes by Sonke Ahrens - I joined an online book club in April. When I joined I got an email with a list of 20 books the book club host recommends. This book was on it. I figured I could use some note-taking help. It would be great for my book reviews. So far, I am not sold. The technique he recommends seems really haphazard and confusing. That being said, I'm only 20% into it. I'll give it a bit longer to redeem itself.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - This week, the book club mentioned above started The Idiot. The whole point of the book club is to read slowly, so the host has divvied the reading up in 14 page chunks. It's a pretty easy read so far, so that's not a difficult assignment. I love the Russians. I will not finish this book this month, because of the 14-page-a-day limit, but I'll get about half way.

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan - I had this on my April TBR, but I didn't get to it. So, I've moved it on to the May TBR. This is from my 10 oldest books on my TBR challenge list, so there are a couple of spare months if I don't finish a book one month. This also counts as a book from my shelves.

A History of the World in Twelve Shipwrecks by David Gibbins - I should be getting this one from the library this month. I am pretty excited for it.

I really need to focus on reading books from my shelves, so anything past these books will be from that selection. I haven't decided what they are yet. I'm going to let myself be a mood reader a little bit. I'll keep you posted.