Yes, I know, August isn’t even over yet, but I have a TBR figured out for September already! In September, Becca is organising the first month-long round of Becca’s Bookopolathon and I couldn’t let this one pass me by. I printed off the board, grabbed my dice and played my very first round of Bookopoly. In this post, I’ll share the books I ended up getting for this round + two Futhark picks.
If you’re curious what bookopoly or Becca’s Bookopolathon is, here is Becca’s latest bookopoly video, and her September readathon announcement is the video I’ve embedded above! She also shared a board she especially made for the readathon and some other handy files which you can find in the description. I ended up remaking the board in photoshop because I wanted to print it a bit bigger and I added the text and images in myself later. So let’s get into the rolls, shall we?
1) My first roll was a double 4 (meaning I had to add an extra roll) and I landed on the ‘foiled cover’ prompt. For this prompt I picked The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan, a reread for me (I want to reread all of Rick’s books and then finally read the last two Trials of Apollo books in December).
2) Roll number two got me a 2 and a 6 and landed me on middle grade. I picked A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison because I’ve heard so many amazing things about this book and I really want to read more middle-grade books this year!
3) My third roll was a 3 and a 4 and brought me to the standalone prompt, for which I picked Catalyst by James Luceno. I already had this book on my September TBR for another readathon, so I’m happy I could fit it into this readathon as well.
4) Roll number 4 gave me a 4 and a 5 and got me on the Set in the present prompt, for which I picked Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus. At least I am assuming it takes place in present-day, or at least in the year the book was released (which is 2019 so close enough).
5) Then I rolled a 3 and a 6 which not only brought me past Go, meaning I had to randomise my TBR and pick a book – I ended up with Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee, which I’ve had for such a long time, I’m happy to be finally reading it this year! (Honestly, I couldn’t remember if I had to add an extra book to my TBR after going past Go, but I ended up doing it anyway).
6) And then the actual roll landed me on Lowest Rated for which I picked a Dutch book, Polderglamour by Daan Boom and Stijn van Vliet. I’ve had this book for a while as well, but never really picked it up partly because it’s Dutch and because I’m not sure I’ll like this book at all. Still, it might surprise me.
7) And then I ruined it again, by rolling a double 2. It brought me to the ‘translated’ prompt, for which I picked another Dutch book – Het Schaduwjaar by Kim Liggett (aka The Grace Year).
8) The last roll I did was a 3 and a 4 and brought me to the eBook or Audiobook prompt, for which I picked my reread of An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. Again, I want to reread the first two books, finally read the third and hopefully pick up the fourth book in December!
The Bookopoly board gave me eight books, so I decided to pick two runes to complete my TBR to ten books for September. I can easily read ten books in September, so I have all the faith I can read all these books (*knocks on wood*).
My magical hand ended up picking Uruz and Othala. Uruz had me picking either a book with an animal companion or a book where the title or author’s name starts with U. I picked The Shadow of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee because if I remember correctly there is a flying bison in the first book (and I assume it appears in this book as well). For Othala I could pick either the oldest book on my TBR or a book where the title or author’s name starts with an O. So for this one I picked Odessa by Jonathan Hill, a graphic novel I got from NetGalley.
Also, since I’ve made this post; Ashleigh, Beth and Lauren announced the Tolkienalong, where they’re going to read the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings books from September until December. So I am adding The Hobbit to my TBR of September as well!
So this is my TBR for September, I am very excited to read these books! Have you read any of these books? Let me know which book I should prioritise!